Fujitsu designs leaner supercomputer with fewer switches

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By Tim Hornyak, IDG News Service | July 16th, 2014 A new communications algorithm and multilayer full-mesh topology promise power savings. Fujitsu has developed an approach to cluster supercomputers that reduces the number of network switches by 40 percent without sacrificing performance. The approach centers on using a new communications algorithm that efficiently controls data…

US chases supercomputing crown with multipetaflop Trinity system

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | July 10th, 2014 The supercomputer will be deployed within the next two years, but would be the world’s fastest if deployed today, Cray claims. Stepping up its efforts to regain supercomputing dominance from China, the U.S. within the next two years will activate what could be one of…