Alison Kennedy Named Hartree Centre Director

Today the STFC Hartree Centre in the U.K. announced that Alison Kennedy will be joining the centre as its new Director at the end of March 2016.

The impact of the U.S. supercomputing initiative will be global

By Dona Crawford; Last July, President Obama issued an executive order that created a coordinated federal strategy for HPC research, development, and deployment called the U.S. National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI). This bold, necessary step toward building the next generation of supercomputers has inaugurated a new era for U.S. high performance computing (HPC).

The Dawn of a Next-Generation Supercomputer Approach from Intel

Watching Intel over the years as they have continually integrated more of PC and server resources into their silicon and provided consistent architecture roadmaps, it’s not surprising that they are now taking that approach on a system level to advance high-performance computing (HPC).

K Computer Runs World’s Largest-Scale Magnetic-Reversal Simulator

Today Fujitsu Limited announced it has developed the world’s largest magnetic-reversal simulator. Developed in joint research with the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), the simulator runs on the famous K computer using a mesh covering more than 300 million micro-regions.

5 Predictions: Where Supercomputing is Heading in 2016

From new processor technologies to quantum computing, 2016 promises to be another exciting year for supercomputing. Here are five predictions as to how the industry will push ahead in 2016.

HPC for Economic Growth and Development

By Cynthia R. McIntyre; This is an exciting period as emerging and frontier market economies (as defined by the financial sector) adopt advanced technologies for economic competitiveness, societal benefit, and scientific discovery. Most notably, these economies are evaluating and acquiring advanced information and communication technologies as competitive platforms for socio-economic benefit.

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This Week in HPC

Siemens Makes HPC Buy; Mellanox Posts Record Revenue

This Week In HPC Episode 105 featuring Addison Snell and Michael Feldman.