The Australian National University (ANU) has brought on Fujitsu to help build a petascale-performance supercomputer that will be shared by Australian researchers.
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Region has many top supercomputers but need to build up skills to catch up with United States which is 50 years ahead, says Nvidia exec.
Graphics processing units will become more commonplace in future supercomputers as more vendors and users see the value of heterogeneous computing such as better performance and energy efficiency.
CSIRO is in the process of upgrading its GPU cluster, packing more hardware into the supercomputing facility to further increase its performance.
More computing power still needed for more detailed simulation in new age of computing which looks at solving human issues, says Fujitsu executive, who points out that high-performance computing only beginning in this space.
Microprocessors for desktops and laptops "bread and butter" for chipmaker but server business will play bigger role in determining AMD's future, exec says.
Ability to configure operating system to users' needs and low costs mean more supercomputers powered by open source Linux over other systems, say industry watchers.
China using domestic chips for its latest supercomputer as it relies less on U.S. players such as Intel, Nvidia and AMD and becomes a potential competitor.
Leading countries no longer fixated by only military superiority, but high-performance computing capabilities increasingly seen as critical for industrial competiveness, report notes.
Enterprises utilizing high-performance computing should look at squeezing out more compute power from existing infrastructure and not depend solely on Moore's Law-driven innovations, analysts say.
Parallel processing and integration of processing and memory units some innovations aiming to imitate brain functions but will be "long, long time" before artificial intelligence replaces it entirely, expert says.
Demand for Web-based high-performance computing growing as cloud model gains wider acceptance across market, say industry players.
Japan's K Computer, which can crunch more than eight quadrillion calculations per second, is the world's top supercomputer, according to the latest Top 500 list of high-performance systems.
IBM has announced a family of supercomputing products designed to give companies access to large amounts of processing power within their private cloud.The high-performance computing (HPC) products, announced by IBM on Thursday, include the IBM HPC Management Suite, the HPC cloud implementation service, and the IBM Intelligent Cluster integrated hardware appliances.
Adoption of graphics processing unit in supercomputers hindered by dearth of knowledge in parallel programming and support from software vendors, observes Nvidia exec.
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update Company calls time on developing for Intel's microprocessor, following conversations with chipmaker's management team that reveals Itanium's shelf life is "nearing the end", reports state. Intel, however, has refuted these claims.
The Japanese tech giant will provide hardware, software and consultancy to the £40m effort to build a supercomputing grid for businesses and universities in Wales
In efforts to wean country off foreign processors, government mandates Chinese supercomputer research organizations must use domestically developed CPU chips by end-2011, according to local news report.
Programming challenges will limit use of graphics processors in enterprise servers in near future, say industry players who add that GPUs are finding its niche in high-performance computing.