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  • CSIRO doubles compute power with $4m HPC

    ​CSIRO has begun using its new $4m Dell EMC supercomputer, which will soon help to bring vision to the blind through the use of multi-layered neural networks.

    Written by George Nott18 July 17 12:40
  • NOAA's next supercomputer will be a Cray-IBM hybrid system

    On Jan. 14, the U.S. upgraded its main weather forecasting model, which subsequently did a very good job in predicting the track of last week's East Coast blizzard. It correctly predicted that heavier snows would be east of New York City, even as the official weather forecast -- based on a mix of computer models -- had the city getting buried in two feet of snow.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau03 Feb. 15 00:02
  • The fate of NASA's supercomputer may depend on Sen. Ted Cruz

    NEW ORLEANS -- Republican control of the Senate means that one the most fanatical climate change deniers in Congress, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), is now in line to head the Senate subcommittee that oversees science funding. This is not good news for supercomputing.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau20 Nov. 14 07:31
  • Coming by 2023, an exascale supercomputer in the U.S.

    NEW ORLEANS -- The U.S. has set 2023 as the target date for producing the next great leap in supercomputing, if its plans aren't thwarted by two presidential and four Congressional elections between now and then.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau20 Nov. 14 03:55
  • U.S. sets sights on 300 petaflop supercomputer

    WASHINGTON -- U.S. officials Friday announced plans to spend $325 million on two new supercomputers, one of which may eventually be built to support 300 petaflops, faster than any supercomputer running today.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau15 Nov. 14 08:19
  • Sydney Uni seeks HPC energy cost reduction with new algorithms

    Newly developed algorithms may be the solution to reducing the increasing energy consumption and cost of high performance computing (HPC) networks, according to University of Sydney director of HPC Professor Albert Zomaya.

    Written by Hamish Barwick25 Feb. 13 13:30
  • Updated: Defence tenders for a $2 million supercomputer

    The Department of Defence plans to deploy a high-performance computer (HPC) cluster to execute computational fluid dynamics simulations that support its Future Submarine program, in a project set to begin in March this year.

    Written by Byron Connolly23 Jan. 13 11:32
  • Victoria's Trifid supercomputer to hit 45.9 TFLOPS

    A new supercomputer being installed by RMIT University, La Trobe University and the Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing (VPAC) will be ready for use on 17 November.

    Written by Stephanie McDonald30 Oct. 12 08:30