Titan Debuts as 20-Petaflop Supercomputing Behemoth

Dept. of Energy's Titan supercomputer, one of the HPC systems housed at one of the Oak Ridge National Lab's data centers, took second place on the 2012 Top500 list (Photo: DOE)

Jaguar has become Titan, and it’s packing 20 petaflops of computing power. The 200-cabinet Cray supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which as Jaguar once ruled the Top 500, has been overhauled with faster hardware and networking system, and taken on a new name befitting its status. Read More

NCAR Weather Supercomputer Comes Online


The NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NSWC)  opens its doors today, unleashing a powerful supercomputer on an ambitious agenda of experiments that will eventually help improve predictions of earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes.
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Could A Lunar Supercomputer Work?


Over the years, we’ve seen data centers in lots of strange places. Now a researcher has come up with an out-of-this-world computing challenge – building a supercomputer on the moon to manage the massive amounts of data generated by NASA’s deep space missions. John Rath looks at a unique engineering challenge. Read More

Intel Outlines Tech for Mobile, HPC, Big Data

The immense amount of information at the 2012 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) last week was infused with a consummate amount of geekiness, and encompasses a broad spectrum of research, markets and products. Here’s a couple of highlights: Wireless Opportunities Intel CTO Justin Rattner provided the keynote for the last day… Read More

Inside the Future Exascale Data Center

The Department of Energy plans to deploy an Exascale computing system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory by 2018. Our photo feature, Inside the Oak Ridge Supercomputing Facility, provides a look at this unique data center. Read More

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