Supported by $2.7 million from the Department of Homeland Security, a CSU interdisciplinary team (computer science, statistics and computer information systems) is developing a defense service that can sniff out, ward off and protect against large-scale online attacks. Their project is called NetBrane, short for Network Membrane.
The amount of data that flows over the Internet has exploded in the last decade. Whether people are watching cat videos, streaming movies or uploading vacation photos to social media sites, they are demanding ever higher performance from the optical networks that are the physical foundation of the World Wide Web. Yet the path toward an even faster Internet has been hindered by energy consumption and cost per optical component.
A team of Australian engineers has proven — with the highest score ever obtained — that a quantum version of computer code can be written, and manipulated, using two quantum bits in a silicon microchip. The advance removes lingering doubts that such operations can be made reliably enough to allow powerful quantum computers to become a reality.
The DOE Office of Science announced 56 projects aimed at accelerating discovery and innovation to address some of the world’s most challenging scientific questions. The projects will share 5.8 billion core hours on America’s two most powerful supercomputers dedicated to open science. The diverse projects will advance knowledge in critical areas ranging from sustainable energy technologies to next-generation materials.
They've been popularized in movies, television and video games, but giant fighting robots still haven't left the realm of science fiction. That will soon change. Megabots has built a 15-foot mechanical gladiator called Mark II and challenged a Japanese firm to an international battle for robot supremacy. Suidobashi Heavy Industries, maker of the 13-foot Kuratas, accepted the challenge, setting the stage for the first giant robot battle.
Bursts of pink and red, dark lanes of mottled cosmic dust, and a bright scattering of stars — this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows part of a messy barred spiral galaxy known as NGC 428. It lies approximately 48 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster).
IBM and several fellow OpenPOWER Foundation members have revealed new technologies, collaborations and developer resources to enable clients to analyze data more deeply and with incredible speed. The new offerings center on the tight integration of IBM’s open and licensable POWER processors with accelerators, dedicated high performance processors that can be optimized for computationally intensive software code.
Intel announced several advancements to its Intel Scalable System Framework (Intel SSF) that promise to bring high performance computing (HPC) capabilities and benefits to more industries and new workloads. As a foundational element of the Intel SSF, Intel introduced the Intel Omni-Path Architecture (Intel OPA), a new HPC-optimized fabric technology that makes the performance of HPC clusters more accessible to a broader variety of users.
Dell Innovation to Advance and Democratize High Performance Computing, Accelerate Mainstream AdoptionNovember 16, 2015 11:25 am | by Dell | News | Comments
Dell unveiled sweeping advancements to its high performance computing (HPC) portfolio. These advances include innovative new systems designed to simplify mainstream adoption of HPC and data analytics in research, manufacturing and genomics. Dell also unveiled expansions to its HPC Innovation Lab and showcased next-generation technologies including the Intel Omni-Path Fabric. HPC is becoming increasingly critical...
Alfred Wegener Institute Selects Cray CS400 Cluster Supercomputer to Advance Polar and Marine ResearchNovember 16, 2015 10:54 am | by Cray | News | Comments
Global supercomputer company Cray announced the company has been awarded a contract to provide the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) with a CrayÂ CS400Â cluster supercomputer. Headquartered in Bremerhaven, Germany, AWI is one of the country's premier research institutes within the Helmholtz Association, and is an internationally respected center of expertise for polar and marine research.
TACC Selects Mellanox End-to-End EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand to Further Cutting-edge Medical and Science ResearchNovember 16, 2015 10:10 am | by Mellanox | News | Comments
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas in Austin has selected Mellanox’s end-to-end 100Gb/s EDR interconnect solutions to develop North America’s first end-to-end 100Gb/s EDR high-performance computing (HPC) cluster. Mellanox is currently the only company offering end-to-end 100Gb/s interconnect solutions. “Hikari” utilizes Mellanox ConnectX-4 adapters, Switch-IB switch systems, LinkX cables and HPC-X software.
The Internet of Things, IoT, the cloud, big data...buzzwords for the modern age. But, asks Won Kim, Jaehyuk Choi and colleagues in the Department of Software at Gachon University, in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea: Is the IoT actually anything new, and how does it work? Writing in the International Journal of Web and Grid Services, the team offer some answers and a high-level view of the IoT from the perspective of its architecture.
Today’s list of the world’s TOP500 supercomputers shows the extent to which accelerated systems are shaping the future of the industry. For the first time, more than 100 accelerated systems are on the list of the world’s 500 most powerful supercomputers, accounting for 143 petaflops, over one-third of the list’s total FLOPS. Tesla GPU-based supercomputers comprise 70 of these systems — including 23 of the 24 new systems on the list.
For the sixth consecutive time, Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology, has maintained its position as the world’s No. 1 system, according to the 46th edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Overall, change at the top of the list is again minor, with only two new systems in the Top 10: Trinity and Hazel-Hen.
Since the atmosphere is a chaotic system, there is a fundamental limit to predictability beyond which a forecast cannot be extended by any practical means. It is important to recognize this limit and, at the same time, produce the best possible forecast within this limit. This challenge is taken up by the new Transregional Collaborative Research Center "Waves to Weather," which has recently received funding approval by DFG.