Hawking is First User of SGI ‘Big Brain’ Supercomputer

One of the compute blades for the new SGI UV2000 (Photo: SGI)

Calling your product the “Big Brain Computer” is a heady claim. It helps if you have Dr. Stephen Hawking say that the product can help unlock the secrets of the universe. That’s the scenario for SGI’s UV2 computer, which is being unveiled in time for next week’s International Supercomputing Conference. Read More

HPC Roundup: TACC, Blue Waters, Cray

Supercomputing action: Cray cabinets for Blue Waters installed at NCSA , Texas Advanced Computing Center receives $10 million commitment, Cray forms business unit in China for training and sales. Read More

LBNL Plans For the Exascale Data Center


Last week, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) broke ground on a facility that will house its vision for the  supercomputer of the future. The 140,000 square foot data center may provide the first view into exascale – the new frontier for supercomputing. Read More

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