HPC

A Visual Guide to the Top 10 Supercomputers

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The new Top500 list is out. Many of the world’s Top 10 supercomputers are striking not just for their processing power, but for their design and appearance as well. For a look at the top finishers in the latest list, see our photo feature, The Top 10 Supercomputers, Illustrated. Read More

China’s Milky Way-2 Is World’s Top Supercomputer

Tianhe-2, also known as Milky Way 2, at  Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, is officially the world's fastest supercomputer.

Milkyway-2, a new supercomputer from China has blown the lid off of the semi-annual Top500 list of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. Clocking in at 33.86 petaflop/s the Chinese Milkyway-2 (also known as Tianhe-2) has almost doubled the performance of Titan. Read More

Bionimbus Applies Cloud Power to Genetic Data-Crunching

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An ambitious project at the University of Chicago aims to lead the nation in biomedical computation, by making the region the largest hub in the world for genetic and medical information. At the forefront of the effort is Bionimbus, an open source cloud-based system for managing, analyzing and sharing genomic data. Read More

Cray Offers Air-Cooled Version of its XC30 Supercomputer

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Cray announced a new addition to its XC30 systems, with the XC30-AC (air-cooled) supercomputer. The new model includes all of the advanced high performance computing (HPC) technologies offered in the Cray XC30 system, and features aggressive price points intended to attract a new a class of HPC users — the technical enterprise. Read More

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