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Charming Exascale Power Problems

Power, energy and reliability present major challenges to HPC researchers in their endeavor to build larger machines. As we approach the exascale era, both hardware and software designers need to account for these challenges while optimizing performance. The Parallel Programming Laboratory (PPL) at the Read more…

Keeping the Flow in Scientific Computing

Ilkay Altintas, deputy coordinator for research and director of SDSC’s Scientific Workflow Automation Technologies Laboratory, was recently named SDSC’s first ‘Pi Person of the Year.’ Named after the π symbol, the award recognizes researchers who as collaborators and innovators in applied research and Read more…

Big Data Needs Big Funding: NSF’s Jahanian Makes The Case

There’s no doubt that advanced computing and cyberinfrastructure are accelerating the pace of discovery and innovation in almost every field of inquiry. For Farnam Jahanian, this point was driven home in a recent meeting with senior members of the US Department of Agriculture. Yes, even farmers are getting in on the data/computation Read more…

XSEDE14 Spotlights Recent Work, Future Plans

The XSEDE14 Conference, held in Atlanta from July 13-18, brought nearly 650 registrants (161 students), from over 200 organizations, 45 states (plus Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) and 10 countries. XSEDE14 chairperson Scott Lathrop and XSEDE Project Director John Towns opened the conference on Tuesday morning, offering updates on the Read more…

XSEDE Allocation System to Receive Makeover

XSEDE is a set of resources and systems that thousands of researchers, scientists and engineers regularly use to do groundbreaking science. But how does an XSEDE user actually request time on supercomputers or ask for time with XSEDE-supported resource experts? As of now, XSEDE users turn to POPS (Partnerships Online Proposal System), a system Read more…

Short Takes

DOE to Fund Exascale Resilience Research

7/30/14 |  As the calendar counts down to the first exascale supercomputer, efforts to resolve the steep technological challenges are increasing in number and urgency. Among the many obstacles inhibiting Read more…

Wave Energy Gains Momentum with HPC

7/30/14 |  You are no doubt familiar with solar parks and wind farms, but what about wave farms? With the disastrous implications of climate change pushing government and industry to pursue greener energy Read more…

Tech Titans Pledge Free Cycles for Climate Change Research

7/29/14 |  Amazon, Microsoft and IBM are promising to provide free virtual supercomputing and cloud resources to support the US government's Climate Action Plan and Climate Data Initiative program. The Read more…

SC14 Technical Program Preview

7/29/14 |  July has been rather quiet in the HPC space, but what better time to start looking ahead and preparing for the busy fall ahead, including the preeminent annual HPC event: SC14. Attendees won't Read more…

Simulations Link Common Brain Disorders

7/28/14 |  When a coalition of leading researchers from the US and the EU wanted to study brain disorders that involve disturbances of dopaminergic signaling, they turned to the powerful supercomputing Read more…

Canada Welcomes Crimebusting Supercomputer

7/28/14 |  Airports, casinos and numerous federal agencies rely on powerful computers to identify and track suspicious actors, but most police departments have to make due with desktop machines and basic Read more…

The Portability Mandate

7/24/14 |  Argonne National Laboratory recently published several sessions from its Summer 2013 Extreme-Scale Computing program to YouTube. One of these is a lesson on combining performance and portability Read more…

Getting to Exascale

7/24/14 |  As the exascale barrier draws ever closer, experts around the world turn their attention to enabling this major advance. Providing a truly deep dive into the subject matter is the Harvard School Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

7/24/14 |  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…

Simulations Reveal More About Oldest Known Star

7/23/14 |  Thanks to the power of supercomputing, scientists from the Universities of Göttingen and Copenhagen now have a better understanding of one of the the oldest stars in the universe. The results of Read more…

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Distributed Computing Using the Digipede Network

6/26/14 |  Digipede |  Distribute and accelerate: How running compute-intensive applications in a distributed computing environment can significantly shorten the time to results without the need for expensive and Read more…

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Webinar: Revolutionizing Innovation: When HPC Meets Cloud

Learn how real end-users are utilizing HPC cloud as a cost-effective way to manage limited resources. From building a faster bicycle to the detection of critical disease, HPC cloud is Read more…

Powering Research with Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining (KDD)

Watch this webinar and learn how to develop “future-proof”  advanced computing/storage technology solutions to easily manage large, shared compute resources and very large volumes of data. Focus Read more…