HPC

NOAA Targets Hurricanes With Computer Power

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A new NOAA supercomputing facility in West Virginia could help improve weather forecasters’ ability to predict the power of huge hurricanes, which could eventually help public officials make better decisions about evacuations. Read More

Turbo-Charging Digital Render Farms

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The visual effects in summer blockbuster sequels Kung Fu Panda 2 and Cars 2 were generated with powerful workstations and render farms. Here’s a closer look at some of the technology driving those projects. Read More

Los Alamos Takes Supercomputers Offline

The two supercomputers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have been taken offline as a precaution as emergency teams seek to protect the lab from a wildfire that has consumed more than 60,000 acres of land on two sides of the property. Read More

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