Magnus supercomputer offered up to ‘Petascale pioneers’ from AU

The operators of one of the fastest supercomputers in the southern hemisphere, iVec’s 35,000 core Magnus, have commemorated its first months in operation by offering a select group of Australian-based researchers an unprecedented level of computing power. The Pawsey Centre has chosen 14 projects, dubbed ‘Petascale Pioneers’, that will each have access to roughly 10 million CPU hours’ worth of Magnus-based processing, rather than the 500,000 CPU hour blocks it usually deals out.,magnus-supercomputer-offered-up-to-petascale-pioneers.aspx

Indian supercomputers among top nine in global list

LEIPZIG, GERMANY: The 2014 worldwide edition of the Top500 Supercomputers list released revealed that nine Supercomputers ranked in the Top500 list are housed in India and powered by Intel processors, as the company shared in a note. From among these, Intel’s prominent HPC implementations are The Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur to name a few. Additionally, Intel’s Xeon processors and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors also powers the top-rated system in the world – the 35 PFLOPS “Milky Way 2″ in China.