Blue Waters Supercomputer Debuts At 11.6 Petaflops


Pushing into a new frontier in the field of U.S. supercomputing with 11.6 petaflops of power, the $350 million Blue Waters supercomputer was dedicated last week at the University of Illinois’ National Center for Supercomputing Applications. The Cray supercomputer is made up of over 300 cabinets, with 25,000 nodes, over 380,000 cores, aided by more than 3,000 NVIDIA GPU’s, and has over 25 Petabytes of usable storage. Read More

In Texas, A Stampede of Petaflops


In its first days of operation, the new Stampede system at the University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) debuted as the world’s seventh-fastest supercomputer. But there’s plenty more power in the pipeline. Read More

European Supercomputer to Map Human Brain


This video gives an overview of JuQueen, a new supercomputer recently unveiled at a research center in Juelich, Germany, which is the fastest supercomputer in Europe, capable of performing quadrillions of calculations per second. Read More

Eurora Sets Supercomputing Energy Efficiency Record


The new Eurora system has set a new record for supercomputing energy efficiency, reaching 3,150 megaflops per watt of sustained performance – a mark 26 percent higher than the top system on the most recent Green500 list of the world’s most efficient supercomputers. Read More

Sequoia Supercomputer Breaks 1 Million Core Barrier


The Stanford Center for Turbulence Research (CTR) has set a new record in computational science, using the Sequoia supercomputer with more than one million computing cores to solve a complex fluid dynamics problem — he prediction of noise generated by a supersonic jet engine. Read More

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