The Alan Turing Institute signals progress for HPC

The UKs 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 Lloyds 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

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

IBM and GENCI, the French national supercomputing agency, have announced a collaboration aimed at speeding up the path to exascale computing - by giving access to some of the most advanced high performance computing technologies stemming from the rapidly expanding OpenPOWER ecosystem

China: two 100 Petaflop machines within a year

Within the next 12 months, China expects to be operating not one but two 100 Petaflop computers, one using a Chinese RISC-based processor and the other using a Chinese accelerator, as reported in the August/September issue of Scientific Computing World

UK HPC simulates proton CT images

A team of researchers based at The University of Birmingham is using HPC to simulate proton Computed Tomography (CT) images that will help to facilitate treatment of cancer patients in the UK


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