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ISL Welcomes Paddy Doyle to Advisory Committee

The Irish Supercomputer List extends a warm welcome to Paddy Doyle who is now on the ISL Advisory Committee. Paddy works in the Research IT Support unit (formerly TCHPC) in Trinity College Dublin, where he has contributed to a number of … Continue reading

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ISL’s Dr John Regan advances supermassive black hole research

Dr. John Regan, an astrophysicist and founding member of the Irish Supercomputer List has provided an explanation for how supermassive black holes got so massive, so early in our universe. The existence of such massive black holes so early in … Continue reading

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10 years of Irish supercomputing: What has changed? – SiliconRepublic

Here is an article reflecting on 10 years of ICHEC (The Irish Centre for High-End Computing) from our friends at SiliconRepublic.com: 10 years of Irish supercomputing: What has changed?. Certainly a lot has changed, but the article hits on something that … Continue reading

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List #7 – Three years of the Irish Supercomputer List

The Irish Supercomputer List is celebrating three years this month.  List #7 (November 2016) shows no change since the massive changes last June (List #6) where there were six new machines, with three in the Top500, and a doubling of … Continue reading

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6th Irish Supercomputer List: Irish HPC capacity doubles, new #1, three new Top500-class machines!

In a dramatic shake-up of the Irish High Performance Computing landscape, the 6th Irish Supercomputer List was announced today. The new list features six new machines at positions 1, 2, 3, 8, 20 and 27. The top three machines are … Continue reading

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ISL to present at Dell HPC Summit

Ravi Reddy from The Irish Supercomputer List will be presenting at the Dell HPC Summit at the Dunsink Observatory in Dublin on Thursday March 24. Other presenters include Dell, the Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC), Cluster Vision and … Continue reading

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ISL welcomes Ravi Reddy Manumachu to Advisory Committee

The Irish Supercomputer List is thrilled to welcome Ravi Reddy Manumachu to its Advisory Committee. Ravi brings a wealth of HPC knowledge, from both academic and industry perspectives. He is currently a research fellow in the School of Computer Science … Continue reading

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How does Ireland’s top machine compare against other European top machines?

We probably do just about OK. Where do we feature on the Top500 compared to other EEA countries? The base benchmark for measuring a supercomputers relative worth is the Top500 list. As it stands of all the countries listed below … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Supercomputers by Segment and University

Thanks to James Nagle (@maniacalinc) for the below plots showing Irish Supercomputer performance and core counts by segment and university.

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List #5 Announced (Dec ’15)

The fifth Irish Supercomputer List (December 2015) was released today. There are three new installations for the fifth list, bringing the total to 28, with two from Trinity College Dublin (#9 and 10) and one from University College Dublin (#11). … Continue reading

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