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Molecular model of brain yields first
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Molecular model of brain yields first

From the BBC, news of work presented at the European Future Technologies meeting in Prague on “Blue Brain,” a research effort started in 2005 to reverse engineer...

Inside HPC publishing, and the week in
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Inside HPC publishing, and the week in

Latest features are up at HPCwire. In my Q&A with Randi Cohen, the Computer Science Acquisitions editor at CRC Press, I pepper her with questions about what she...

BlueGene to compete on
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BlueGene to compete on

Found at the NY Times, courtesy of the Computing Research Policy TumbleLog, an article about IBM’s research efforts to develop an application for its BlueGene platform...

Cloud computing
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Cloud computing

Joe Landman comments at his blog about one of the problems with cloud computing at the high end: data in motion. He references a news release at HPCwire from a...

Six years of
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Six years of

From Nigel Dessau’s blog at AMD (he’s the chief marketeer), word of AMD’s 6th birthday (that’s 42 in dog years), and its most recently announced processor tweaks...

Al Gore to keynote SC09: an exclusive interview with SC09 chair Wilf
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Al Gore to keynote SC09: an exclusive interview with SC09 chair Wilf

SC09, the HPC community’s largest technical conference, trade show, and annual homecoming, has announced that Al Gore (yes, the Nobel Prize winning, Academy Award...

Spansion packs a whole lotta RAM into your
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Spansion packs a whole lotta RAM into your

Early this week flash memory vendor Spansion announced its EcoRAM solution, a product that lets you cram 512 GB of flash memory that presents as RAM to an Opteron...

InsideTrack: rumors of other bidders for
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InsideTrack: rumors of other bidders for

I’ll show you mine if you show me yours…here’s what I’m hearing about companies sniffing around SGI and looking at the potential of bidding against Rackable. Cisco...

6 core istanbul moves forward to
From insideHPC

6 core istanbul moves forward to

We’re hearing this in several places, but The Register’s Timothy Prickett Morgan has an overview of AMD’s schedule acceleration on the new Opterons AMD is picking...

Computational biology at
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Computational biology at

TACC is reporting on work being done on its system related to computational biology and understanding how the molecules that advanced laboratory techniques have...

Fault tolerance at scale: embrace your inner
From insideHPC

Fault tolerance at scale: embrace your inner

iSTGW is running a feature article this week with an overview of the issues discussed at the Fault Tolerance for Extreme Scalability Workshop sponsored by the NSF...

Matlab announces Argonne, Tesla using their
From insideHPC

Matlab announces Argonne, Tesla using their

The Mathworks announced two customers this week using their tools in science and engineering. The first at Argonne The MathWorks today announced that Argonne National...

ICCS offers free HPC
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ICCS offers free HPC

Found at HPCwire, news that the ICCS, hosted by the LSU Center for Computation & Technology, is offering free HPC education: The ninth annual International Conference...

SC09
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SC09

The latest edition of the SC09 newsletter is out; it’s not up on the website yet, but Rich Brueckner from Sun has linked to it here (thanks, Rich). Technical Panel...

AMD reports Q1 2009, posts
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AMD reports Q1 2009, posts

Two days ago (sorry, I was on the road) AMD reported its first quarter results for 2009. Performance was down over 20% year over year, and they lost money, continuing...

Reg open for accelerators in HPC
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Reg open for accelerators in HPC

A quickie from NCSA Registration is now open for the Symposium on Application Accelerators in High-Performance Computing (SAAHPC’09), which will be held July 27...

SiCortex revises green performance index, intros
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SiCortex revises green performance index, intros

Today HPC vendor SiCortex revised its Green Computing Performance Index (GCPI, which we first covered when it was announced back in November) based on what it referred...

NASA Ames moves from Sun to SpectraLogic, cuts silos by
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NASA Ames moves from Sun to SpectraLogic, cuts silos by

Found at Computerworld.com NASA’s Ames Research Center, announced today that it has consolidated its tape libraries from 10 silos to two, allowing it to reclaim...

NVIDIA releases OpenCL driver for early access
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NVIDIA releases OpenCL driver for early access

Yesterday NVIDIA announced the release of an OpenCL driver and SDK for developers in its early access program (we’ve covered OpenCL before in lots of places; here...

Oracle/Sun deal FAQ: Hardware, MySQL, yes. HPC, Vis, Lustre? Who
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Oracle/Sun deal FAQ: Hardware, MySQL, yes. HPC, Vis, Lustre? Who

The FAQ [PDF] on Oracle’s Sun acquisition page has corporate answers to some of the questions we’ve been debating in email today. I’ll pull out a few; recommend...
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