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SGI Cyclone Offers HPC in the Cloud

With its Cyclone cloud computing service, SGI has joined a number of high performance computing (HPC) providers now offering cloud services. The entry of SGI and Penguin into the cloud points to the high level of interest by the scientific and research communities in on-demand computing. Read More

HPC Customers Get a Cloud Computing Option

Six months after launching its Penguin on Demand (POD) cloud computing service, high-performance Linux cluster provider Penguin Computing said up to 200 of its 2,000-strong customer base are using its on-demand offering. Read More

Princeton U. to Build New HPC Data Center

Princeton University will build a new data center to house its high performance computing operations, the university said last week. The 40,000 square foot facility will be built on land the university owns in Plainsboro, N.J. Read More

The Data-Crunching Powerhouse Behind 'Avatar'

It takes a lot of rendering horsepower to create the stunning visual effects behind blockbuster movies like James Cameron’s new Avatar. Here’s a look at the high-density data center in New Zealand where Weta Digital brings the mythical worlds of Middle Earth and Pandora to life. Read More

The Data-Crunching Powerhouse Behind ‘Avatar’

A look at some of the high-density serer and netwokring gear inside the Wwta Digital data center used to render the animation for the new James Cameron movie "Avatar."

It takes a lot of rendering horsepower to create the stunning visual effects behind blockbuster movies like James Cameron’s new Avatar. Here’s a look at the high-density data center in New Zealand where Weta Digital brings the mythical worlds of Middle Earth and Pandora to life. Read More

Blue Waters and the Supercomputing Frontier

A look at progress at the $72 million Petascale Computing Facility at the University of Illinois, which is scheduled to open next year.

As petascale computing becomes a reality, the supercomputing community is already discussing exascale computing. The Blue Waters project is among the supercomputers pushing the boundaries in power and system design. Read More

What Happens to Verari's Technology?

High performance computing specialist Verari Systems is restructuring and may be seeking buyers for its assets, according to numerous reports. What happens to the company’s technology, including its FOREST data center container. Read More

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