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Purdue's eighth supercomputing cluster in eight years not quite 'minute' Rice, but built in a day ...

UT Austin researchers use supercomputing to assess the impact of climate change on the country's growing season ...

IBM Watson Health, Epic and Mayo Clinic to unlock new insights from electronic health records ...

Scientists get ultra-fast and robust network across the Atlantic Ocean ...

Nepal disaster relief efforts to be aided by glacier researchers ...

Clinicians tap Watson to accelerate DNA analysis and inform personalized treatment options for patients ...

New chip architecture may provide foundation for quantum computer ...

The next step in DNA computing: GPS mapping? ...

IBM unveils Power Systems solutions to support SAP HANA ...

Purdue's eighth supercomputing cluster in eight years not quite 'minute' Rice, but built in a day


5 May 2015 West Lafayette - More than 100 staff members and volunteers have built Purdue University's latest research supercomputer - expected to be one of the world's most powerful supercomputers - on May 8, in a fast and furious race with the clock that had the machine running science computations by afternoon.

The "Install Day" event took place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Mathematical Sciences Building on the Purdue campus. President Mitch Daniels and other dignitaries were expected to be on site beginning at approximately 11 a.m. as volunteers unpacked the supercomputer's pieces and assembled the machine in the high-performance computing data centre.

The new supercomputer, named Rice, will have roughly 7,000 times the processing power of an average laptop. More than 150 Purdue research labs and hundreds of faculty and students use supercomputers like Rice to develop new treatments for cancer, improve crop yields to better feed the planet, engineer quieter aircraft, study global climate change and probe the origins of the universe, among many other topics.

Rice should give Purdue three machines on the latest biannual TOP500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers and maintain Purdue's place as offering the best high-performance computing resources in the United States for use by researchers on a single campus. Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP), the university's central computing organisation, and faculty partners have built six TOP500-class supercomputers at Purdue since 2008 - Rice will be the seventh - and a major research data storage system in 2014.

Purdue has a tradition of naming its supercomputers after the many computing pioneers in the university's history. The new supercomputer is named for John R. Rice, the W. Brooks Fortune Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Purdue. Rice, one of the earliest faculty members of Purdue's first-in-the-nation computer science programme, is known for his research on scientific computing.
Source: Purdue University

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Primeur weekly 2015-05-11

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German Tier 2 supercomputer centres should form a collaboration network for High-Performance Computing ...

The Cloud

ANSYS 16.1 delivers enterprise simulation On The Cloud ...

IBM Watson establishes hybrid Cloud capabilities to accelerate new insights for the enterprise ...

HP and SAP accelerate journey to SAP S/4HANA on HP Helion managed Cloud ...

Industrial virtual factory lowers costs and reduces emissions ...

HP makes performance and load testing solutions available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace ...

EuroFlash

High Performance computing element of the European Commission's new Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe ...

Biologists are increasingly becoming data scientists ...

Announcing the Hans Meuer Award winning Research Paper ...

ADVA Optical Networking launches ConnectGuard for ultimate data protection ...

German researchers use IBM Big Data solution to manage world's largest trove of climate data ...

15 million euro boost for European astronomy ...

USFlash

Gartner names CoolIT Systems a Cool Vendor in Data Center Management, Power and Cooling Report ...

University of Arkansas acquires new supercomputer for research support ...

OpenMP 4.0 examples published ...

Cray names Nick Gorga to Vice President of Asia Pacific Sales ...

Cray reports first quarter financial results ...

Cray Urika-XA system wins Best of Show Award at Bio-IT World ...

Purdue's eighth supercomputing cluster in eight years not quite 'minute' Rice, but built in a day ...

UT Austin researchers use supercomputing to assess the impact of climate change on the country's growing season ...

IBM Watson Health, Epic and Mayo Clinic to unlock new insights from electronic health records ...

Scientists get ultra-fast and robust network across the Atlantic Ocean ...

Nepal disaster relief efforts to be aided by glacier researchers ...

Clinicians tap Watson to accelerate DNA analysis and inform personalized treatment options for patients ...

New chip architecture may provide foundation for quantum computer ...

The next step in DNA computing: GPS mapping? ...

IBM unveils Power Systems solutions to support SAP HANA ...