The human touch to HPC

A new initiative at Arizona State University (ASU) is studying the ways in which software tools can be improved to ease the use of high-performance computing.

India and Sweden enter new Top500 list

The new Top500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers was released at the SC07 show in Reno, USA, with a joint effort between IMB and the US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration claiming the top spot.

A parallel universe

Cheaper clusters, multi-core chips, and ever more complex problems to solve mean that the era of desktop supercomputing is upon us. Even Microsoft is getting in on the act, as Tom Wilkie reports

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