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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

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.

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Wild New Design: Data Center in A Silo

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The CLUMEQ supercomputing center in Quebec has transformed a 65-foot tall cement silo into a data center. Rings of cabinets within the silo (which previously housed a Van de Graaf particle accelerator) are cooled via an exterior cold air plenum, with a “hot core” in the center of the silo. Read More

Bull Debuts Mobull Container for HPC

The Moobull container (left) is a new modular offering for high performance computing from Bull, featuring its water-cooled Cool Cabinet Door.

There’s a new entry in the market for data center containers from Bull, the French IT conglomerate. The Mobull container is designed to house up to 1,620 servers and support power loads nearing 40kW per rack. Read More

SC09 Wrap: Aurora, Gore, Fusion i/o, Green 500

A look at the Aurora supercomputer from Eurotech, which uses liquid cooling and SSD memory.

A roundup of headlines from last week’s SC09 conference, includins items on the Aurora supercomputer, NVIDIa’s Fermi GPU, Al Gore’s keynote speech, the Green 500 rankings, and federal agencies embracing SSD storage from Fusion-io. Read More

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