A demo model combines packet and circuit switching on a 256-core chip to let each core run at different power, making one chip run more like a cluster.
Five vendors get contracts for hyper-scale interconnects linking millions of cores for speed 1,000 faster than the 20 petaflop Sequoia.
The Dept. of Energy built an HPC facility to study alternative fuels, while cramming in as many energy-saving design tweaks as it could.
HPC sales outperformed its prior estimates, claimed research firm IDC.