The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
The National Security Agency's new data center in Utah was built for a 65 megawatt load, making it one of the world's largest. But the $1.53 billion dollar complex has had a rough start.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 17 October, 2013 10:05
The U.S. government shutdown has taken some government Web sites offline, including data.gov. But the nation's most powerful supercomputers continue to operate -- for now, at least.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 04 October, 2013 20:00
At the Argonne National Lab on Monday, a dedication ceremony was held for the Mira supercomputer, where it was duly noted that it is the world's fifth-fastest system. You cannot mention the world's fifth-fastest system without noting the world's number one system, which is in China.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 01 July, 2013 22:53
Unlike China and Europe, the U.S. has yet to adopt and fund an exascale development program, and concerns about what that means to U.S. security are growing darker.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 20 June, 2013 21:53
The European Union is moving to build a high-performance computing industry to challenge U.S. dominance, but it doesn't want to play catch-up. It wants to leapfrog, and it is seeing whether ARM Holdings technology can give it that edge.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 15 November, 2012 11:13
Steve Jobs was right about apps in more ways than perhaps he ever knew. The concept of using apps to make software easily available and affordable to large numbers is arriving in high performance computing.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 14 November, 2012 11:18