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New Supercomputing Record Set

Scientists at the Stanford University-based Center for Turbulence Research, which is operated by both the school and NASA, set a new supercomputing record by using a million processing cores to model supersonic jet noise. They used the US Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s IBM Sequoia Blue Gene/Q system to solve the complex fluid-dynamics problem. Their work could not only help develop quieter aircraft engines, but also proves that million-core simulations are possible. (EurekAlert)(Stanford University) 

US Agencies Award $62.5 Million for Exascale Computing

The US Department of Energy, Office of Science, and National Nuclear Security Administration has awarded $62.5 million in R&D contracts for exascale-computing projects that can be deployed in national defense, scientific research, and energy security applications. The recipients of the FastForward initiative contracts were AMD, IBM, Intel, Nvidia, and Whamcloud. They now will work on the critical technologies behind energy-efficient computing systems that perform quintillions of floating-point operations per second. Their two-year contracts are for development of processors, memory, storage, and  communication systems between computers and outside networks. (Government Security News)(Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

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