Tag Archives: Government

  • IT Pros see a Role for High-Performance Computing in Business

    Four-fifths of UK IT staff link the practical application of high-performance computing (HPC) with maintaining a competitive advantage in the next five years, according to a survey of 903 IT professionals by Censuswide. Although HPC is traditionally linked to scientific research, the majority (87%) of UK IT staff questioned in the survey agreed that HPC systems now hold massive…

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  • New Twists in the Intertwining of HPC and AI

    The alliance between high performance computing and artificial intelligence is proving to be a fruitful one for researchers looking to accelerate scientific discovery in everything from climate prediction and genomics to particle physics and drug discovery. The impetus behind this is to use AI, and machine learning in particular, to augment the predictive capacity of…

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  • 4 Steps to Managing Data During a Cloud Migration

    Despite the innovations and efficiencies that come with cloud migration, only about 20 percent of federal agencies have migrated their applications and data to the cloud. Why such a low adoption rate? One reason is the challenge of securing data. Deciding how to move information from an on-premises data center to the cloud, securing it,…

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  • Exascale Supercomputers Signal a New Era

    Last week Cray and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced Frontier ― an exascale supercomputer being developed for Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Slated for delivery in 2021, Frontier is expected to be the world’s most powerful computer. It will advance science and innovation far beyond anything currently possible. For us at Cray, the announcement of…

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  • Opening Supercomputing to all Agencies

    Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry wrote last May that “the future is in supercomputers,” but until recently, only a handful of agencies have been able to tap into that kind of power. Traditionally, high-performance computing (HPC, or supercomputing) has required significant capital investment — as much as $400 million to $600 million for large-scale supercomputing infrastructures…

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