December 1, 2016 Timothy Prickett Morgan
When it comes to supercomputing, you don’t only have to strike while the iron is hot, you have to spend while the money is available. And that fact is what often determines the technologies that HPC centers deploy as they expand the processing and storage capacity of their systems.
A good case in point is the MareNostrum 4 hybrid cluster that the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, one of the flagship research and computing institutions in Europe, has just commissioned IBM to build with the help of partners Lenovo and Fujitsu. The system balances the pressing need for more general purpose computing …Read more