Analysis & opinion

08 September 2015

Tilo Wettig describes the unusual design of a supercomputer dedicated to solving some of the most arcane issues in quantum physics

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

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

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

26 July 2015

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

24 July 2015

The challenge of opening up high-performance computing to smaller companies, and some national solutions to the problem were discussed at ISC High-Performance in Frankfurt last week. Tom Wilkie discovered that commercial, cloud-based solutions for small companies were also on display

23 July 2015

To compete, Europe needs to compute. But at last weeks ISC 2015 supercomputing conference, Tom Wilkie heard concerns that smaller companies are falling behind in their use of high-performance computing

23 July 2015

Tom Wilkie reports from last weeks ISC 2015 conference on moves to make it easier for SMEs to access high-performance computing, and on why it matters

23 July 2015

By differentiating their technologies to fit data-intensive workloads in HPC, smaller processor companies are giving IBM and Intel a run for their money. Robert Roe examines some of the technologies on display at the ISC High Performance event in Frankfurt last week

23 July 2015

Germany is opening a window on its national HPC provision, in the hope that academic researchers and industrial users will beat a path to its door, as Tom Wilkie discovered at ISC High Performance in Frankfurt last week

20 July 2015

In the second of her articles on how long-established informatics software can continue to meet the needs of todays users, Gloria Metrick considers changing technology and out of the box software

10 July 2015

Frances nuclear weapon designers are to get a new computer and Europe will get closer to exascale, after Bull wins a procurement contract revealing parallels across the Atlantic, Tom Wilkie reports