30 November 2016

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) has announced a new supercomputer from IBM, valued at nearly €30 million

28 November 2016

Autoscribe Informatics, developer, and supplier of the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), has moved to larger premises in the UK. As from 21 November 2016, the company’s headquarters are located in Aldermaston, near Reading in the UK

28 November 2016

The Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalised Medicine (SCGPM) has adopted the DNAnexus Platform on the Microsoft Azure cloud in order to bring enterprise-ready genomic analysis, data management, and collaborative research solutions to the centre.

24 November 2016

The new Green500 list of the most energy-efficient supercomputers has demonstrated that the top supercomputers have made large leaps in energy efficiency over the last 12 months.  This is largely due to the presence of new technologies taking advantage of the latest semiconductor technologies in the HPC space, as new manycore processors from Intel and NVIDIA begin to penetrate the top systems and overall performance per watt rises considerably.

24 November 2016

The K computer has taken first place in the HPCG benchmark, a new index of supercomputing performance intended to create a more realistic view of supercomputers than the commonly used LINPACK benchmark

21 November 2016

The US Department of Energy’s Office of Science has announced that new 55 projects have been awarded time on HPC resources at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) programme.

The projects will share 5.78 billion core-hours and support a broad range of large-scale research topics in areas such as sustainable energy technologies and next-generation aerospace designs.

21 November 2016

Digital Science has made an investment in Transcriptic, a robotic cloud laboratory for life sciences

15 November 2016

China and the United States are still battling for supercomputing supremacy, according to the 48th edition of the TOP500 list

10 November 2016

European CFD is taking a step closer to exascale with the announcement that a group of eight organisations from Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom and Switzerland managed to secure 3.3 million euros in funding to research exascale computing performance in CFD codes.

09 November 2016

The Centre for Modelling and Simulation (CFMS) has announced the availability of its new supercomputer at an opening ceremony

08 November 2016

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) has announced that Serge Bogaerts has been appointed as its managing director

02 November 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has completed its acquisition of the HPC veteran, SGI, formerly Silicon Graphics, for $275 million



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