supercomputers

brontoflopsNon-von Neumann zettaFLOPS supercomputers, yottaFLOPS cryogenic supercomputers and beyond with molecular nanotechnology

Thomas Sterling has retracted his prediction that we will never reach ZettaFLOP computers. He now predicts zettaFLOPS can be achieved in less than 10 years if innovations in non-von Neumann architecture can be scaled. With a change to cryogenic technologies, …

computersNew silicon photonics will cut data center power by up to 50% and increase supercomputer speed

New optical modulators (the device that encodes digital information onto a light signal) use 100 times less energy than commercial modulators and the research modulators are only 5% of the size of the commercial devices. The new on chip photonic …

exaflopGerman university getting multi-petaflop Cray CS500 supercomputer

Paderborn University (Germany) has selected a Cray CS500 cluster accelerated by FPGAs as the first phase of its Noctua multi-petaflop supercomputer. The new supercomputer will be comprised of 272 compute nodes, connected by Intel’s 100 Gbps Omni-Path fabric. Each node …

exaflopUpgraded Swiss Supercomputer is world number 3

The Piz Daint supercomputer is a Cray XC50. It was upgraded for about $42 million with almost 5000 Nvidia processors late in 2016. With a peak performance of seven petaflops, “Piz Daint” has been Europe’s fastest supercomputer since its debut …

exaflop4 petaflop Cray computer will be used for nuclear fusion research in Japan

Japan has selected a Cray XC50 supercomputer to support its mission to advance nuclear fusion research and development. It will be a 4 petaflop computer that will replace a 1.5-petaflop Bullx cluster known as Helios that was shutdown already. It …

europeEU $1.2 billion supercomputer project to several 10-100 PetaFLOP computers by 2020 and exaFLOP by 2022

The European Union will spend one billion euros ($1.2 billion) to try to catch up to China, the U.S. and Japan in supercomputing. The goal of the project is for Europe to acquire two “world-class” supercomputers, capable of at least …

chinaChina’s 240 petaflop supercomputer and 200+ petaflop US supercomputer will be competing in a few months

China will be launching one of three pre-exaFlop supercomputers later this year. The new supercomputer will be 200 times faster and have 100 times more storage capacity than the Tianhe-1 supercomputer, China’s first petaflop supercomputer launched in 2010, Zhang said. …

europeEU proposes 1 billion euro investment in world class supercomputers over the next 3-5 years

The European Commission contribution in EuroHPC will be around EUR 486 million under the current Multiannual Financial Framework, matched by a similar amount from Member States and associated countries. Overall, around EUR 1 billion of public funding would be invested …

exaflopNew supercomputers and the exaFLOP race

China has an exaflop supercomputer budget of $150 million to $300 million. The exaflop supercomputer could be built as early as 2019. It is to be built in Shandong province coast as soon as 2019 to support ocean research in …

dwaveHigh quality graphene made from soybean oil in a single step

Until now, the high cost of graphene production has been the major roadblock in its commercialiZation. Previously, graphene was grown in a highly-controlled environment with explosive compressed gases, requiring long hours of operation at high temperatures and extensive vacuum processing. …