GDT::Grid::Utilitarian::Archive::Year 2013

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TACC Has Fun At SC'13

[24 November 2013, top]

Via HPC Boosts Medical Physics

[06 September 2013, top]

Japan-based Railway Research Organization Does Supercomputing

[05 September 2013, top]

The DOE is a Major User of HPC

[05 September 2013, top]

About My Stampede T-Shirt
This posting is an embedded Facebook posting.

[27 August 2013, top]

American Super Computing Leadership Act
Politician Hultgren is from Illinois and Illinois is home to the NCSA (National Center for Supercomputing Applications) and the Argonne National Laborary; therefore, it comes as no surprise that Illinois is an advocate of U.S.A. reaching exascale computing sooner rather than later.

Argonne National Laboratory had the 5th faster supercomputer in the world based upon the June 2013 TOP500 List. The supercomputer is named Mira and it was benchmarked at 8.5866 petaflops.

   "Last week, China surpassed the United States with the world's 
    fastest super computer; this is a stark indicator of a long-term 
    trend marking declining investment in computing leadership in the 
    United States," said Rep. Hultgren. "Long an area where the United 
    States has led, we now risk falling behind in this critical area 
    of science and engineering."

China's National University of Defense Technology's Tianhe-2 (MilkyWay-2) was ranked number on at 33.8627 petaflops.

   "Supercomputing has direct implications for our national security; 
    our nuclear stockpile, vital to strategic deterrence, is aging rapidly. 
    As the stockpile ages, more and more powerful machines are required to 
    do ongoing tests to ensure the systems function properly and reliably."

The following quote from politician Hultgren is a "Duh!" quote.

   "But exascale computing goes beyond national security. The massive 
    gains in computing power necessary to meet our national security 
    needs will also have spillover benefits in science, engineering 
    and healthcare." Introduces American Super Computing Leadership Act

[29 June 2013, top]

June 2013 TOP500 Supercomputer Sites Published
China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer ranked number one at 33.86 petaflops.

ORNL's Titan supercomputer ranked number two at 17.59 petaflops. Six months ago Titam was ranked number one at 17.59 petaflops.

LLNL's Sequoia supercomputer ranked number three at 17.17 petaflops.

TACC's Stampede supercomputer ranked number six at 5.168 petaflops. 2013

[17 June 2013, top]

Supercomputers Help Make Smart Drugs?
Cray Inc.'s Facebook posting on 10 May 2013.
   Supercomputers used for pharmaceutical innovation

[10 May 2013, top]

Imaging Brain Tumors at the TACC
Supercomputing includes high-performance visualization.
   "Just looking at a single MRI scan is not enough. We need to combine 
    images acquired using several imaging modalities, apply pattern 
    recognition and statistical inference tools and integrate them 
    with sophisticate biophysical models to be able to quantitatively 
    interpret the images. A machine like Stampede makes this possible."
    -- George Biros professor of mechanical engineering and computer 
       science at The University of Texas at Austin Brain Tumor Imaging

[08 April 2013, top]

NCSA at 11.6 Petaflops
   "Researchers and scientists throughout the country can now use 
    the $350 million Blue Waters supercomputer. Some businesses also 
    can use the 5,500-square-foot machine run by the university's 
    National Center for Supercomputing Applications." -- of I supercomputer debuts at 11.6 quadrillion calculations per second

[28 March 2013, top]

Exascale Computing By the End of the Decade?
"There will certainly be real world applications on exascale systems in this decade." -- Stephen Pawlowski, Intel Senior Fellow

Hmm... "this decade" implies 02020 at the the latest. the Other Side of Moore's Law

[25 March 2013, top]

TACC is the Texas Advanced Computing Center. TACC has a great motto: "Powering Discoveries That Change The World". Origins of Evolutionary Innovation

[08 March 2013, top]

Using HPC To Do Black Hole Simulations
From the TACC (Texas Advanced Computing Center) posting.
   "Over its lifetime, a black hole can release more energy than all 
    the stars in a galaxy combined," said Roger Blandford, director 
    of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology 
    and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Science. "Black holes 
    have a major impact on the formation of galaxies and the environmental 
    growth and evolution of those galaxies." to the Limits of Spacetime

[21 February 2013, top]

Some of the Superstars of Supercomputing
This list of supercomputing gurus is impressive. to Watch in 2013

[26 January 2013, top]

About the Grid Utilitarian
The Grid Utilitarian is a blog devoted to high-performance computing. This includes grid-based utility computing and 21st century Informatics. This blog was created on 3 October 2004 and it started 2013 with 256 postings.

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