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HPC Appliance Aims to Boost Engineering Productivity

ANSYS, Lenovo and OCF have joined forces to put a turnkey HPC appliance into the hands of the UK engineering community. The plug-and-play appliance, designed to run computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations, is the result of a unique partnership between engineering simulation software specialist ANSYS, hardware vendor Lenovo and high performance cluster Read more…
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New Models for Research, Part III – Embracing the Big Data Stack

In the third of a four-part installation, Jay Etchings, director of operations for research computing, and senior HPC architect at Arizona State University, explores the brave new world of open big data alternatives to traditional bare metal HPC+MPI+InfiniBand for research computing.

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Seismic Supercomputer Balloons to Five Petaflops — This One’s a Cray

When it comes to oil and gas supercomputers, the ante has been upped once again. In the past couple years, energy giants BP, Total and Eni have rolled out mega supercomputing centers, and now Norwegian oil and gas company Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) has outdone them all with a 5-petaflops Cray XC40 supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion 2000 storage Read more…
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Something for Everyone at GPU Technology Conference

Once relegated to the category of specialized gaming hardware, today’s graphics processors are solving some of the world’s toughest computing problems. During GTC15 last week in San Jose, the full breadth and depth of session topics provided even more evidence of how far graphics processors have come from their gaming roots. And while this year deep learning and Read more…
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IBM’s First OpenPOWER Server Targets HPC Workloads

The first annual OpenPOWER Summit, held this week in San Jose, Calif., in tandem with NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference (GTC), launched a raft of hardware and other announcements intended to cede market share from Intel. On Wednesday, foundation members showed off more than a dozen hardware solutions, an assortment of systems, boards, and cards, and even a new Read more…
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GTC15 Keynote Highlights 10X GPU Computing Growth

Although the focus of this year's GPU Technology Conference keynote wasn’t particularly HPC-centric, references to supercomputing abounded throughout the two-hour presentation delivered by charismatic NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang to a crowd of 4,000 this morning inside the packed San Jose McEnery Convention Center. In addition to the requisite-but-very-cool Read more…
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HSA Spec Lays Out Architecture for Acceleration

The Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation marked what it says will be known as a watershed event in heterogeneous computing with the release of the HSA 1.0 specification. The new spec, nearly three years in the making, brings the foundation closer to its goal of enabling write-once run-anywhere programming for accelerated computing on devices ranging from Read more…

Short Takes

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Market Responds to Intel-Altera Negotiations

3/30/15 |  If Intel Corp. goes ahead with purported plans to purchase programmable logic peddler Altera Corp., it would be the largest-ever acquisition in the x86 chipmaker's 46-year history. Whether or not Read more…
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DARPA Seeks New Computing Paradigms

3/26/15 |  May you live in interesting times, cautions the age-old proverb. As computing chips face the fundamental limitations of miniaturization, it is sure to be interesting times, indeed. One of the Read more…
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India Greenlights $730 Million Supercomputing Grid

3/26/15 |  The Indian government has approved a seven-year supercomputing program worth $730 million (Rs. 4,500-crore) intended to restore the nation's status as a world-class computing power. The prime Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

3/26/15 |  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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Making the Case for HPC Just Got Easier

3/24/15 |  A new study highlights the importance of locally available supercomputers to university research. Authored by a cross-disciplinary team of experts from Clemson University, the report provides Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

3/19/15 |  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…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

3/12/15 |  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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Hybrid Test Clusters Forge Path to ‘Summit’

3/12/15 |  The Department of Energy (DOE) pre-exascale supercomputer Summit is not scheduled to go live until early 2018, yet support staff at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) have been Read more…
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Intel’s James Reinders on Parallel Programming and MIC

3/11/15 |  On January 30, 2015 at the Colfax International headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif., Intel's parallel computing savant James Reinders sat down with Vadim Karpusenko, principal HPC research engineer Read more…
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Mira Supercomputer Propels High-Intensity Beam Science

3/6/15 |  As CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) prepares to restart this March, a team of Fermilab physicists are using powerful Department of Energy supercomputing resources to reduce the risks and costs Read more…

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Women Technologists Count

3/3/15 |  Anita Borg Institute |  Download the new Anita Borg Institute paper highlighting recommendations to retain women in computing. The report examines peer-reviewed academic and industry studies, as well as information and Read more…

Storage Report: Choosing Storage to Fit the Application

2/5/15 |  Cray, DDN, HGST, & Panasas |  Optimizing a storage solution rarely boils down to just size and cost. Questions of accessibility, size and flexibility as they relate to the unique needs of each organization are defining Read more…

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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…