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Intel-Based 'Milky Way 2' Debuts as 'World's Fastest" Supercomputer

The "surprise" win for the machine also known as Tianhe-2 marks China’s first return to top spot since 2010.

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Processor Whispers: Of Milky Ways and Milkmaids

AMD offers first x86 processors with 5GHz clock speed, but loses its top position among the supercomputers. Intel's Xeon Phi takes over – though not in the USA, but in China...

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nCore HPC Rolls Out BrownDwarf ARM DSP Supercomputer

We don’t get the chance to announce new players in the HPC space very often, especially from our hometown of Portland. Today newcomers nCore HPC announced the BrownDwarf Y-class supercomputer, a heterogeneous ARM- and DSP-based system designed for green high performance computing. With its unique parallel computing architecture and a high performance, low latency interconnect, the BrownDwarf is “Y-Class supercomputer” with extremely low power consumption. In a 144 node configuration, BrownDwarf delivers...

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Chinese Supercomputer Tops the Charts -- Two Years Early

Tianhe-2, with 3.1 million processor cores and a lot of Chinese-build technology, is the new leader of the twice-yearly list of the world's 500 fastest supercomputers. [Read more]    ...

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STFC to Develop Hybrid Supercomputer Applications

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) at Daresbury in the U.K. has entered an agreement with Nvidia to help develop software for next-generation hybrid supercomputers. This agreement combines NVIDIA’s leading-edge GPU accelerator technologies and HPC expertise with STFC’s software development expertise,” said David Corney, acting director of STFC’s Department of Scientific Computing. “This unique combination...

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