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.

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


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


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

USPS Leverages Big Data To Fight Fraud


As it processes more than 528 million pieces of mail each day, the USPS has become an active participant in the big data revolution, and operates one of the most powerful non-classified supercomputing databases in the world. Read More

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