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Air Force Aims to Build Bureaucracy-Killing Supercomputer

  It’s no secret that doing business with the government, with all its rules and regulations, is an overly complicated process. The Air Force wants to simplify it by building a supercomputer to cut through all the bureaucracy. The Air Force plans to develop a supercomputer that can help contractors …

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Argonne Picks First Theta Supercomputer Projects

  The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) has chosen six projects to help researchers prepare for its next supercomputer, called Theta. Theta, which will run on second-generation Intel Xeon Phi processors and reach 8.5 petaflops speeds, will go live in 2016 at the Argonne National Laboratory. It will serve as …

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DoD Massive Supercomputing Network Gets Speed Boost

  The Department of Defense is increasing the speed of its Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN) to 40 Gbps, an upgrade that will accelerate research at its five supercomputing locations. DREN is a high-speed, fiber-optic network that connects 4,300 scientists in 150 agencies and research sites to five DoD …

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Faster and Easier High-Performance Data Compression with IPP

  Most large software projects deal with data. The source can be databases, disk files, and network connections. Depending on the size of the data, a desire to compress data in order to save storage space and bandwidth might arise. For instance, an application that manages MRI files must deal …

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Debugging with GDB Inside Intel Parallel Studio

  In the Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 Composer edition, the GNU GDB (debugger) has replaced the Intel debugger used in previous releases in non-Windows systems. Written in C, GDB is just short of 30 years old and still going strong with a recent release of version 7.9 in May …

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NSF Paves Road for Vast High-Speed Data ‘Freeway System’

  The National Science Foundation has awarded $5 million to UC San Diego and UC Berkeley to build a new high-speed, high-capacity network for research universities, institutions and supercomputing centers to accelerate their research. The network, called the Pacific Research Platform (PRP), will allow researchers to transfer data about 1,000 …

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Broken ‘Cherry Creek’ Supercomputer Now Better, Stronger, Faster

  Intel made headlines last fall when it announced it was donating its “Cherry Creek” supercomputer to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). But somehow it got damaged during delivery. In February, Intel decided to upgrade the supercomputer, and thanks to a half-million dollar donation from a local technology …

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Breakthrough 3D XPoint Chip Smokes DRAM Speed, SSD Capacity

  Super-high performance 3D Xpoint ships predicted to perform at 10 times the speed of DRAM, with 1,000 times the storage capacity of NAND chips Intel and Micron have developed a new memory chip said to run 1,000 times faster than the NAND chips in a flash drive and hold …

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Purdue Head of the Class in Supercomputing Power

  Purdue University says it provides more supercomputing power for campus research than any other university in the nation. Purdue has three supercomputers listed on the latest Top500 list that deliver a combined performance of 1,570 teraflops per second for its own campus researchers. That’s nearly double the performance of …

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Researchers Roll Their Own Cloud with New NSF Testbed

  The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), the University of Chicago’s Computation Institute (CI) and the Argonne National Laboratory have launched a new Cloud environment for academic researchers across the country to experiment with and take advantage of Cloud infrastructure. The $10 million Cloud testbed, funded by the National Science …

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