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Calling Anyone Interested in High-Performance, Low-Latency Networks!

Intel® Omni-Path Architecture – the latest generation of network technology backed by Intel’s pervasive Enterprise and HPC market X86 processor presence – is described in detail in the new technical whitepaper Intel® Omni-Path Architecture: Enabling Scalable, High Performance Fabrics released last week at IEEE Hot Interconnects. The Omni-Path specs mentioned in the white paper are exciting: (a) a 4.6x improvement in small message throughput over the previous generation InfiniBand fabric …

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IBM’s HPC Strategy is to “Connect the Dots” Globally

On Friday IBM announced a formal collaboration with GENCI to prepare scientific codes for the path to exascale. In July IBM announced its second European POWER Acceleration and Design Center (PADC), this one in Montpellier, France. It’s also the locus for the GENCI work. Last November IBM opened the first PADC, this one in Germany (Read more…
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Podcast: Industry Leaders on the Promise & Peril of NSCI

Five senior executives from Cray, HP, IBM, Intel and SGI weigh in on the new National Strategic Computing Initiative’s (NSCI) prospects in this exclusive HPCwire podcast. Discussion ranged widely from the need for long-term funding for leading edge technology, to the software industry’s past slowness to get involved with advancing hardware technology Read more…
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Exploring Large Data for Scientific Discovery

A curse of dealing with mounds of data so massive that they require special tools, said computer scientist Valerio Pascucci, is if you look for something, you will probably find it, thus injecting bias into the analysis.

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Micron Steers Roadmap Around Memory Scaling Obstacles

In a packed session at IDF 2015 in San Francisco last week, Scott Graham, Micron’s general manager of Hybrid Memory, discussed some of the key themes occurring in the memory landscape from Micron's perspective. "It's an exciting time in the industry and there's a lot going on with memory development in system architecture and software architecture and how they Read more…
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COSMOS Team Achieves 100x Speedup on Cosmology Code

One of the most popular sessions at the Intel Developer Forum last week in San Francisco, and certainly one of the most exciting from an HPC perspective, brought together two of the world's foremost experts in parallel programming to discuss current state-of-the-art methods for leveraging parallelism on processors and coprocessors. The speakers, Intel's Jim Jeffers Read more…
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XSEDE Resources Fuel Investigation of Model Human Origins

A mix of data- and computation-intensive XSEDE resources are enabling researchers to scale up their climate, vegetation and agent-based human behavior models to tackle fundamental questions of how Homo sapiens came to dominate the planet, according to archeologist Colin Wren of Arizona State University (ASU). The international collaboration, led by Curtis Read more…
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Moving Down the Path Toward Code Modernization

“Code modernization” is a hot topic. While it is widely understood that applications need to evolve with hardware, there is lot of attention to evaluating how to do that well. Savvy customers ask about both portability and performance portability. Because the time and expertise to do the work is scarce and the willingness to do the work multiple times is even Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

9/3/15 |  Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught Read more…
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The Era of Personalized Medicine: An Interview with Peter Coveney

9/3/15 |  What opportunities and challenges come with personalized medicine? What amount of computing is necessary to get meaningful results? Are we able to handle substantial quantities of patient data Read more…
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NSCI Preview at European HPC User Forum Meetings

9/2/15 |  HPC is such an interesting arena at once swept up in national campaigns and yet pushed forward by broad international collaboration. The balance between the two is constantly shifting. With that Read more…
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Research Paper Submissions Now Being Accepted for ISC 2016

9/2/15 |  Plans are taking shape for ISC 2016 to be held June 19-23 in Frankfurt, Germany, for the second straight year. The call for research papers went out this week and while specific topic areas have Read more…
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Weekly Twitter Roundup

8/27/15 |  Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught Read more…
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Argonne Team Tackles Uncertainties in Engine Simulation

8/27/15 |  As we head deeper into the digital age, computers appropriate an ever greater share of the work of designing and testing physical systems, spanning the gamut from nuclear components to personal Read more…
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Weekly Twitter Roundup

8/20/15 |  Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught Read more…
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Intel Adds HPC Specialty to Technology Partner Program

8/19/15 |  Last week Intel announced a new certification specialty designation for partners targeting high-performance computing. The HPC Data Center Specialty designation is the latest in a line of Read more…
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Tianhe-1A Shuts Down After Deadly Double Blast

8/13/15 |  Citing safety and security concerns following an industrial accident that killed more than 50 people and injured hundreds more in northeast China on Wednesday night, officials have shut down Read more…
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Weekly Twitter Roundup

8/13/15 |  Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught Read more…

Sponsored Whitepapers

How SGI Supports Virtual Product Design in Manufacturing

8/13/15 |  SGI & Intel |  As a primary driver for economic growth, the U.S. manufacturing industry continues to spur progress with the help of computer-aided design (CAE) and virtual prototyping technologies. Take an Read more…

Simplifying HPC to Increase User Productivity

8/12/15 |  IBM |  Is your HPC center maximizing your ROI? Will it adapt to tomorrow’s business demands? Discover a natural interface for meeting goals, capturing insights and maximizing the value of your IT Read more…

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Extending the Data Center to the Cloud

Join NetApp and Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) to learn how your enterprise can start building a solid foundation for hybrid cloud. NetApp’s proven cloud solutions and partnerships Read more…

Leveraging Flash Storage to Accelerate Oracle Real Application Clusters

Many IT organizations are looking to SSD technology to solve performance issues and improve efficiency for their business-critical applications. Watch this short webinar to gain an understanding Read more…

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