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3D Supernova Simulations on Jaguar

In an effort to measure the size of the universe, researchers are using the Jaguar supercomputer at ORNL to simulate the explosions of white dwarf star supernova. The physics of supernova explosions is something astrophysicists have been trying to figure out for about 50 years now,” said Stan Woosley, principal investigator of an Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) project and professor of astrophysics at the University of California–Santa Cruz. “It is an...

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Hybrid Computing’s Radical Growth

  Our GTC 2012 coverage continues as Dan Olds examines the growth of the CUDA environment from 150,000 downloads in 2007 to 1.5 million today: More importantly, there are 35 NVIDIA-fueled hybrid supercomputers on the Top500 list today. The NDUT Tianhe-1A system, with 14,300 CPUs and 7,100 NVIDIA GPUs, held...

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The Rise of Object-Based File Systems for HPC

Comparing various aspects of Lustre and PanFS, Anil Patrick R from TechTarget India looks at objects-based file systems as the basis for Exascale supercomputers. PanFS does compete with Lustre in the research and university HPC arenas, but Panasas seems to have its crosshairs on public sector and commercial applications. “Our approach is to take object-storage architecture...

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ANI Testbed a 100-Gigbit Highway for Science

Linda Vu from Lawrence Berkeley Labs writes that the Advanced Networking Initiative (ANI) has created a 100 Gbps national prototype network and a wide-area network testbed that is changing how researchers think about moving Big Data. It took us approximately 30 minutes to move 35 terabytes of climate data over a...

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Bright Computing Brings Cloud Bursting to HPC with New Release

Today Bright Computing announced that is has released Bright Cluster Manager 6.0, a ground-breaking upgrade that Cloud Bursting capabilities that makes it much easier to extend HPC into the cloud. One important barrier to cloud computing adoption in HPC is data movement and data management,” said Steve Conway, IDC research...

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