High-Performance Computing

Software softens energy demands

Software approaches to energy efficiency in HPC may yield unexpected improvements in the hardware of next-generation mobile phone networks, Tom Wilkie discovers

Parallel programs need new maths

From the PRACEdays15 conference in Dublin, Tom Wilkie and Robert Roe report on the inadequacies of Open Source and commercial software, support for Irish industry, and HPC policies in Europe and Japan

Taking action on big data

Today the US National Consortium for Data Science is an active and growing organisation. Stan Ahalt discusses how and why it came into being

Why scientists should care about storage

As the Large Hadron Collider restarts at Cern, data storage has become as important to scientists as compute power. But, as Tom Wilkie reports, the innovative technologies being developed have much wider applications

Future processing technologies

In the second article in his series on future hardware for HPC, Robert Roe looks at alternatives to the x86, including server on a chip and OpenPower


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