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The Alan Turing Institute signals progress for HPC

4 September 2015
The UK’s Alan Turing Institute has marked its first few days of operations with the announcement of its new director, the confirmation of £10 million of research funding from Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a research partnership with GCHQ, collaboration with the EPSRC and Cray, and the commencement of its first research activities


XSEDE announces a series of milestones for University and STEM education

3 September 2015
The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), has announced two key milestones in the development of its services for universities. Firstly, its Campus Champions program has reached 200 institutions across the United States and the company also announced that ten STEM students have been named in the XSEDE Scholars programme


IBM and GENCI drive supercomputing closer to exascale

28 August 2015


NERSC supercomputer creates 3D map of adolescent universe

27 August 2015


China: two 100 Petaflop machines within a year

25 August 2015


UK HPC simulates proton CT images

20 August 2015


Transtec lands 7 million Euro contract with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

19 August 2015


Analysis & Opinion

How to get useful work done by a supercomputer

13 August 2015
Robert Roe explores the efforts made by top HPC centres to scale software codes to the extreme levels necessary for exascale computing

Expanding the market for informatics software

28 July 2015
In her final article on the challenges facing long-established informatics software vendors, Gloria Metrick considers their expansion into new markets but concludes that, as ever, the customers’ needs are the driving force

Exascale: expect poor performance

27 July 2015
Supercomputers deliver only a few percent of their theoretical peak performance so people should reset their expectations of exascale, Tom Wilkie heard at ISC High Performance earlier this month