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TACC Tapped for NSF’s Next Supercomputer

The Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC) will house the latest leadership-class supercomputer funded by the National Science Foundation, a project that stands as a tribute to the NSF’s continued efforts to push supercomputing projects and the latest indication of the ground the organization is losing to the Department of Energy (DOE) in this effort.

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The End Of Xeon Phi – It’s Xeon And Maybe GPUs From Here

To a certain extent, the “Knights” family of parallel processors, sold under the brand name Xeon Phi, by Intel were exactly what they were supposed to be: A non-mainstream product that tried out a different architecture than its mainstream Xeon family of server processors and that was aimed at the high performance computing jet set that is, by definition, supposed to take risks on new architectures.

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Cray XC50 Accelerates Astrophysics In Japan

Researchers for centuries have relied on observational and theoretical astronomy for studying the stars, using telescopes and mathematical calculations to view planets and other objects, determine how they relate to each other, delve into mysteries like black holes and dark matter, and put into perspective the Earth’s place in the universe.

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Awaiting IBM’s Power Systems Growth Spurt

Given the rollout of the “ZZ” and “Boston” variants of its Power9 systems, which are aimed at customers who are building clusters and at midrange enterprises that use a Power System server as their main back-end system, you might be expecting for the Power Systems line at IBM to have had a big bump in the second quarter of this year.