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Eurora Sets Supercomputing Energy Efficiency Record

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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

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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

HPC News: Cray, NVIDIA Win Supercomputing Contracts

Cray announced it has been awarded a $39 million contract from the North-German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN) to deliver a distributed Cray XC30 supercomputing system. Meanwhile, NVIDIA announced that it has been awarded a contract worth up to $20 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Read More

Big Data For CERN Requires a Big Network

A look at the ATLAS particle detector experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the huge particle accelerator at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo: Image Editor via Flickr)

The CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) generates over 100 hundred petabytes of data every year at its home near Geneva, Switzerland. CERN’s new data center in Budapest is set to be one of the first beneficiaries of a new terabit network created by GÉANT, a European data network for researchers and scientists. Read More

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