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Intel Preps ‘Knights Landing’ Release, But Are You Ready?

When Intel releases its next-generation Intel Xeon Phi technology, code-named “Knights Landing,” later this year, it will provide developers with significant new enhancements, including faster performance, improved energy efficiency and the ability to perform either as a standalone bootable processor or a co-processor. Knights Landing will also standardize vector instructions …

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Supercomputer Advances Battle Against Brain Cancer

Researchers using the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) have made inroads in better understanding the genes that are responsible for Glioblastoma (GBM), a highly aggressive form of brain cancer. More specifically, the researchers from SDSC and UC San Diego’s Moores Cancer Center and the Department of Neurosciences have pinpointed the …

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Supercomputers Personalize Cancer Treatment

Pediatric researchers and doctors have begun using supercomputers to analyze the genomes of children with genetic diseases and cancer, so they can provide their patients with the most effective treatments for their individual needs. The use of genome-analysis supercomputers — and the ability to quickly analyze terabytes of genetic molecular …

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University Supersizes HPC Capabilities

The University of Houston has purchased a new supercomputer that doubles its computing capacity and allows its researchers who are focusing on health, energy and other areas of research to analyze large data sets much more quickly. The new Opuntia Cluster, purchased by the university’s Center for Advanced Computing and …

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New Hyperscale Cloud Server Rides High on Intel Architecture

The HDS 8000 is a Cloud in a box that’s also a network in a box using Intel’s distributed server architecture. Ericsson and Intel went counterintuitive at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, introducing a massive high-performance Cloud server at a venue crowded with smartphones and wearables. Ericsson …

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Race for 1,000-MPH Car Design Is On

U.K. supercomputing network HPC Wales has challenged students to design rocket-powered cars that are capable of reaching speeds of 1,000 mph — and it’s giving them access to high-performance computing (HPC) resources to do it. HPC Wales, run by six universities, launched the competition in hopes of encouraging school-age children …

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NASA Supercomputer Searches for Exomoons

The NASA Kepler space telescope has discovered more than 1,000 planets, including some that could sustain life. Now, researchers are using data from the telescope to hunt for potentially habitable exomoons, which are moons beyond our solar system. To search for exomoons, a team of Harvard astronomers has developed a …

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Flower Power: Genes Reveal How Plants Survive Harsh Weather

Researchers say they’ve found evidence that genes that are sensitive to cold weather and droughts can help plants adjust to changes in climate and survive. These findings help scientists better understand how plants adapt and could one day be used to improve crops, according to a recent article on the …

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Intel R&D Pact Aims to Speed Up Supercomputer Code

Intel extends its collaboration deal with Barcelona Supercomputing Center aimed at designing software able to run efficiently on tens of thousands of processor cores. Intel has extended its R&D effort with the Barcelona Supercomputer Center (BSC) to fund research into ways hardware and software of supercomputers can be tweaked to …

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Xeon Phi Pumps Up University’s Parallel Processing Prowess

The University of Cambridge plans to upgrade its high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure to support Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, a move that is designed to meet its research community’s growing parallel computing needs. In a partnership announced in late January, Dell and Intel are upgrading the university’s HPC infrastructure to serve …

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