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Primeur weekly 2012-01-02

The Cloud

Hong Kong's Quality HealthCare adopt IBM Cloud and Analytics ...

Improving security in the Cloud ...

EuroFlash

T-Platforms to build 10 PetaFlops supercomputer ...

Award-winning Maximum Performance Computing (MPC) powers trading systems at J.P. Morgan ...

USFlash

Bright Computing and China HPC Technologies power astronomical research at China's Purple Mountain Observatory ...

Bright Computing Selected for HPC cluster at Texas A&M University ...

40-year-old puzzle of superstring theory solved by supercomputer ...

Virginia Tech's Wu Feng unveils HokieSpeed, a new powerful supercomputer for the masses ...

Lawrence Livermore receives $1.75 million to integrate more renewable sources into California's energy grid ...

A new kind of metal in the deep Earth ...

Compact personal supercomputer provides powerful GPU computing in a small package ...

Tokyo Institute of Technology wins Gordon Bell Prize with NVIDIA GPU-accelerated supercomputer ...

New device could bring optical information processing ...

Asiana Airlines improves business efficiency with Oracle Exadata Database Machine ...

Digicel Haiti implements Oracle Exadata Database Machine to help meet business objectives ...

Iowa Network Services improves services uptime and reduces data centre operational costs with Oracle Solaris ...

BNP Paribas CIB speeds information processing with Oracle Exadata Database Machine ...

Quantum computing has applications in magnetic imaging, according to Pitt researchers ...

Better turbine simulation software to yield better engines ...

Optical fiber innovation could make future optical computers a SNAP ...

Tokyo Institute of Technology wins Gordon Bell Prize with NVIDIA GPU-accelerated supercomputer

29 Nov 2011 Santa Clara - The Tokyo Institute of Technology's Global Scientific Information Computing Center (GSIC) has received the coveted Gordon Bell Prize, the supercomputing industry's highest honour, with its NVIDIA Tesla GPU-accelerated supercomputer.

The Gordon Bell Prize, awarded by the Association for Computing Machinery in conjunction with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, recognizes achievements by researchers utilizing parallel computing to achieve scientific breakthroughs. Takayuki Aoki's research group at the GSIC won the Gordon Bell "Special Achievement in Scalability and Time-to Solution" award for its work on the Tsubame 2.0 supercomputer.

The Tokyo Tech research team was recognized for achieving 2.0 petaflops of performance on a practical research application in single precision. The application, which is designed to simulate the behaviour of metal alloy microstructures called dendrites, enables researchers to identify lighter, stronger metal materials necessary for the development of more fuel-efficient automobiles. Previous attempts to simulate these complex dendrite microstructures have been limited by the available performance of even the largest supercomputers.

"This kind of breakthrough performance and research is precisely why we decided to accelerate Tsubame 2.0 with NVIDIA Tesla GPUs", stated Takayuki Aoki, professor of the Tokyo Institute of Technology. "This is one of many research projects we are working on that take advantage of the performance and energy-efficiency of GPUs."

The Gordon Bell Prize carries a $10,000 award provided by Gordon Bell, a pioneer in high performance and parallel computing.

Tesla GPUs are massively parallel accelerators based on the NVIDIA CUDA parallel computing architecture. Application developers can accelerate their applications either by using CUDA C, CUDA C++, CUDA Fortran, or by using the simple, easy-to-use directive-based compilers.

Source: NVIDIA

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-01-02

The Cloud

Hong Kong's Quality HealthCare adopt IBM Cloud and Analytics ...

Improving security in the Cloud ...

EuroFlash

T-Platforms to build 10 PetaFlops supercomputer ...

Award-winning Maximum Performance Computing (MPC) powers trading systems at J.P. Morgan ...

USFlash

Bright Computing and China HPC Technologies power astronomical research at China's Purple Mountain Observatory ...

Bright Computing Selected for HPC cluster at Texas A&M University ...

40-year-old puzzle of superstring theory solved by supercomputer ...

Virginia Tech's Wu Feng unveils HokieSpeed, a new powerful supercomputer for the masses ...

Lawrence Livermore receives $1.75 million to integrate more renewable sources into California's energy grid ...

A new kind of metal in the deep Earth ...

Compact personal supercomputer provides powerful GPU computing in a small package ...

Tokyo Institute of Technology wins Gordon Bell Prize with NVIDIA GPU-accelerated supercomputer ...

New device could bring optical information processing ...

Asiana Airlines improves business efficiency with Oracle Exadata Database Machine ...

Digicel Haiti implements Oracle Exadata Database Machine to help meet business objectives ...

Iowa Network Services improves services uptime and reduces data centre operational costs with Oracle Solaris ...

BNP Paribas CIB speeds information processing with Oracle Exadata Database Machine ...

Quantum computing has applications in magnetic imaging, according to Pitt researchers ...

Better turbine simulation software to yield better engines ...

Optical fiber innovation could make future optical computers a SNAP ...