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20 Great Years of Linux and Supercomputers

Today, Linux rules supercomputing. It wasn't always that way. Here's how Linux moved from being Linus Torvald's hobby operating system to being the OS of choice for high-performance computing.

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Build Your Own Supercomputer: First $99 Parallella Boards Ship

Who says you need millions for a supercomputer? Not Adapteva, which has started shipping its $99 Parallella single-board parallel processing board.

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Have We Lost Our Way in Supercomputing? Readers Weigh in at The Exascale Report

In this special feature from The Exascale Report, readers from the HPC community weigh in on what the new #1 supercomputer in China means to U.S. competitiveness and why the DOE needs a Battlefield Commander to take on the challenge of Exascale Computing. Even if the new DOE leadership gives exascale the evangelism it needs, someone still needs to get OSTP...

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Interview: Intel’s Alan Gara on Pathfinding for Exascale

Over at The Exascale Report, Mike Bernhardt brings us this new interview with Alan Gara, Intel’s Chief Exascale Architect. Formerly chief system architect for the three generations of BlueGene supercomputers at IBM, Gara has been out of the limelight since he left Big Blue in 2011. In this interview, he describes Intel’s vision for co-design and fabric integration. We need to transition our...

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New Quipper Language is Like Java for Quantum Computers

Over at NewScientist, Sophie Hebden writes that a quantum computing now has its first practical, high-level programming language. And while today’s devices are not ready for most practical applications, the new Quipper language could guide the design of future machines and make them easier to program when they do arrive. Now Peter Selinger of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, and colleagues have brought the field up to speed by creating Quipper, the first high-level quantum...

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