June/July 2014

FEATURE

Exascale Challenges

The current buzz in the world of high-performance
computing is exascale systems. The next major milestone
is HPC systems that will be capable of executing an exaflop
- a billion billion floating point operations per second,
writes John Barr

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For functionality and security for externalised research, software providers have turned to the cloud, writes Sophia Ktori

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Robert Roe investigates the growth in cloud technology which is being driven by scientific, engineering and HPC workflows through application specific hardware

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Robert Roe learns that the NASA advanced supercomputing division (NAS) is optimising energy efficiency and water usage to maximise the facility’s potential to deliver computing services to its user community

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Robert Roe investigates the use of technologies in HPC that could help shape the design of future supercomputers