Europe’s Petascale Dreams

HPC Wire’s Michael Feldman has a story on European plans to jump to the top of the TOP500:
“After taking a back seat to the U.S. and Japan in high end scientific computing for the past couple of decades, the Europeans now seem intent on playing in the deep end of the supercomputing pool. The renewed interested is exemplified by the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE), whose mission is to build a world-class pan-European high performance computing service. The goal is to create three to five supercomputer centers — what they refer to as tier 0 centers — each housing a petascale supercomputer. The plan is to get the first systems online in the 2009/2010 timeframe.” Full Story

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FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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