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SuperMUC at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre

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Arndt Bode

We all here at LRZ are very excited about our new baby which might become one of the biggest players: “SuperMUC”!

 

Are you an ISC veteran?

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Andrew Jones

ISC’12 in Hamburg is only a few weeks away now. The flood of ISC’12 targeted press releases and marketing emails has started. Talk of the TOP500 – and especially possible new entries in the Top 10 – will become more common. Bloggers with nothing better to write about will preview ISC’12 instead (yes, me too! – my ISC’12 preview blog post is here).

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HPC is Getting Crowded

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Wolfgang Gentzsch

Until the recent years, HPC was a computing ecosystem with specialized (highly parallel) architectures, abundant number of commodity components and high-performance applications running for hours and days. A bunch of tools and experts were able to glue it all together. 

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Accelerating Clean Energy Technologies through HPC

Dona Crawford
Dona Crawford

Global need for energy along with growing concern for the environment has been generating great clean energy ideas, from carbon sequestration and fusion, to flywheels, hydrogen powered vehicles and new ways to tap renewable sources such as wind and solar. The drawback is that it takes a long time to translate a good idea into a widely used technology.

 

The Worldwide Quest for Energy Efficient Supercomputing

Marc Hamilton
Marc Hamilton

Outside Boulder Colorado, construction is finishing up on a new 182,500-ft2 (16,954-m2)  building which this fall will open as the US Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Lab’s Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF). The ESIF will include a state-of-the-art, high-performance computing data center that will improve and expand capabilities in modeling and simulation of renewable energy and energy-efficiency technologies.

 

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