Latest news


US adopts Soviet-style five year plans for supercomputing

4 August 2015
In a move that echoes past Soviet and current Chinese strategies of pursuing ‘five year plans’ for economic and technology development, President Obama has committed the United States to a five-year National Strategic Computing Initiative to promote high-performance computing


EU open source software project launches

24 July 2015
An open source software project to extend the capacity of computational mathematics and interactive computing environments has received more than 7 million euros in EU funding


Competition hopes to inspire future female programmers

24 July 2015


Tsinghua group makes $23 billion bid for Micron

21 July 2015


China scoops the Top500 again

10 July 2015


Panasas expands focus with new release

10 July 2015


IBM announce centre for HPC in France

3 July 2015


Analysis & Opinion

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

US collaboration on communications and co-design on applications

26 July 2015
Tom Wilkie reports on two US initiatives for future supercomputers, announced at the ISC in Frankfurt earlier this month