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  • Spare cloud capacity creates opportunities for CIOs

    Cloud computing is becoming a mainstream technology. However, cloud providers are beginning to see price pressure to reduce their costs to remain competitive.

  • Intel VP: Parallelism will drive energy efficiency in HPC

    At the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg this week, Intel announced that all future products based on its Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture would become part of its newly-named Xeon Phi product family.

  • High performance computing ? Is HPC now an enterprise proposition?

    High performance computing (HPC) has long been the preserve of academic institutions and highly specialised industries needing to run data hungry applications that carry out advanced analytics and rapid simulations.

  • Supercomputer to connect to 400PB of storage via Ethernet

    The National Center for Supercomputing Applications in the US is rolling out a storage infrastructure that will include 380 petabytes of magnetic tape capacity and 25 petabytes of online disk storage made up by 17,000 SATA drives.

  • Is quantum computing real?

    Researchers have been working on quantum systems for more than a decade, in the hopes of developing super-tiny, super-powerful computers. And while there is still plenty of excitement surrounding quantum computing, significant roadblocks are causing some to question whether quantum computing will ever make it out of the lab.

  • China breaks ground on futuristic supercomputer complex

    China has unveiled a sleek, ultra modern-appearing design for its new supercomputing centre that may be seen as reflecting the country's broader supercomputing ambitions.

  • Turn unused desktop cycles into fast server clusters

    When you consider technologies that make corporate IT more efficient by improving use of computing resources, VMware and its x86 virtualisation software may be what that comes to mind.

  • HPC experts look past petaflop to the exascale

    High-performance computing researchers consider the billion-dollar investment required to usher in the exascale era.

  • IBM makes the mainframe young again

    IBM recently announced its sixth annual Master the Mainframe Contest for high school, college and university students across the United States and Canada. The contest is designed to get the younger set away from their iPhones and Droids and get involved with some serious mainframe applications.

  • China challenges US for supercomputing dominance

    China and other nations are beginning to challenge US supercomputing leadership, something that has implications for every aspect of US leadership in science and product development, say experts.

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