How high performance computing works in the Maritimes

Universities across Canada rely on high performance computing (HPC) to support research activities.  With the speed of developments in cloud computing and big data, the need for HPC in post-secondary research is greater

Published on: March 10th, 2014 Dave O'Leary

NASA lab gets B.C. company’s quantum computer

(A D-Wave  processor) For out of this world problems researchers at the U.S. space agency are turning to an out of this world computer from a Canadian company. D-Wave Systems Inc. of Burnaby,

Published on: May 17th, 2013 Howard Solomon

HPC in the cloud

When organizations have some critical, mega data crunching tasks on their laps, high-performance computers are typically their weapon of choice.Supercomputers are well known for turning over computing intensive assignments on very tight schedules,

Published on: January 30th, 2013

Hydro-Quebec joins IBM ‘Smarter Energy’ group

Utility companies reverse a popular business equation: they innovate so they can keep the lights on.Given the scarcity of some forms of energy and the unpredictable nature of others, it’s natural that companies

Published on: October 26th, 2012 brian bloom

Supercomputer with ARM processors being built in Spain

With an eye to bringing power efficiency to high-performance systems, a prototype supercomputer with quad-core ARM processors is being built at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center in Spain. The prototype server is designed to

Published on: November 14th, 2011 Agam Shah

Euro HPC chipmakers to create technology platform

Major European suppliers of high performance computing (HPC) technologies are to combine forces to create a European technology platform (ETP). Those taking part in the initiative are Allinea, ARM, Bull, Caps Entreprise, Eurotech,

Published on: November 14th, 2011 anthony savvas

SAS expands risk management with HPC in-memory analytics

Recentadvancements in high performance computing technologies from SAS Institute Inc.,including an in-memory analytics solution that uses Hewlett-Packard Co.hardware, are expanding possibilities for risk management.  HPC is changingrisk management, according to Michael Stefanick, head of

Published on: October 15th, 2010 Jennifer Kavur

Tracking tornadoes, botnets and the solar system

TORONTO—Exascale computing, or one million trillion calculations per second, is the next barrier to beat in the realm of high-performance computing (HPC). But one expert said this target is of little good if

Published on: June 9th, 2010 Kathleen Lau

Q&A: A chat with Intel

Gordon Graylish, vice-president of sales a marketing and general manager for enterprise solutions sales with Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel Corp., was recently in Toronto where he spoke with ComputerWorld Canada about data centre sustainability,

Published on: May 26th, 2010 Kathleen Lau