Energy Department To Put Supercomputer On Its Grid
The agency plans to make the system available to its departments and to research organizations.
The U.S. Department of Energy plans to connect a Linux-based Hewlett-Packard supercomputer to its Science Grid by the end of August. If everything goes as planned, the supercomputer will be capable of 9.2 teraflops by next spring. A teraflop is a measure of a computer's speed and is roughly equal to 1 trillion floating point operations per second.
The department will house the supercomputer at its Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash. The agency plans to make the system available to its departments and to research organizations to conduct large simulations, analyze data, and coordinate experiments in chemistry, high-energy physics, fusion, climate, and life sciences. The national lab will install Globus Project grid-management software on the supercomputer to enable resource management, data movement, and security between research groups.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of September 18, 2016. We'll be talking with the InformationWeek.com editors and correspondents who brought you the top stories of the week to get the "story behind the story."