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Groundbreaking Welsh research project seeks to substantially cut cyclist deaths

Collaborative project using 3D printing technology to develop next generation bicycle safety helmets – A pioneering collaborative project has been launched in Wales to improve bicycle safety helmet performance using state-of-the-art 3D printing and supercomputing technology.

The slides of the 44th TOP500 list are now available

The presentation slides of the 44th TOP500 list are now available. The 44th TOP500 list was announced November 18th, during the SC14 conference in New Orleans, LI.

China’s Tianhe-2 Supercomputer Retains Top Spot on Fourth Consecutive TOP500 List

MANNHEIM, Germany; BERKELEY, Calif.; and KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—For the fourth consecutive time, Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology, has retained its position as the world’s No. 1 system with a performance of 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the Linpack benchmark, according to the 44th edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.

Why the Top 500 Standstill Won’t Last Forever

Traditionally, one of the most exciting opening elements of the annual SC event is the announcement of the list of the Top 500 supercomputers on the planet. There are often surprises or at the very least, some notable movements as large systems enter the list, offering new ways to track architectural and system design trends.

The Big Iron Game

As the results of the 44th round of the Big Iron game of thrones are about to be announced, let’s put this in context by taking a synoptic look at the historical data from the perspective of competition among nations.

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This Week in HPC

HPC News from the Big Easy: Supercomputing Conference Highlights

This Week In HPC500 Episode 45 featuring Addison Snell and Michael Feldman.

IBM and NVIDIA Pick up Two Pieces of Coral and A Look Ahead to SC14

This Week In HPC500 Episode 44 featuring Addison Snell and Michael Feldman. IBM and NVIDIA Pick up Two Pieces of Coral and A Look Ahead to SC14.

Exascale Bill Faces Uncertain Future in U.S. Senate, and HPC Gets in the Entrepreneurial Spirit

This Week In HPC500 Episode 43 featuring Addison Snell and Michael Feldman. Exascale Bill Faces Uncertain Future in U.S. Senate, and HPC Gets in the Entrepreneurial Spirit.