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Tsinghua University Won the Overall Champion of ASC15

On May 22th, the final round of 2015 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC15), the largest supercomputer contest in the world, ended in Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan city, Shanxi province, China. Tsinghua University won the champion, National University of Defense Technology was Silver Winner, Nanyang Technological University from Singapore gained Highest LINPACK, Sun Yat-sen University obtained e Prize Award. Application Innovation Awards were taken by Tsinghua University, National University of Defense Technology, National Tsinghua University and Shanghai Jiaotong University, and Best Presentation went to Taiyuan University of Technology.

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25 Percent of Life Scientists Will Require HPC in 2015

Life science research has long been compute-intensive but requirements have largely been satisfied with traditional workstations and simple clusters. That’s changing: “Roughly 25 percent of life scientists, and this includes bench-level scientists, will require HPC capabilities in 2015, few of whom have ever used a command line,” said Ari Berman, GM of Government Read more…
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ISC Keynote Preview: Why Mercedes-Benz Uses HPC

World-renowned for automotive quality and safety, Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz cars are also highly innovative. To share the inside story, Dr. Jürgen Kohler, the head of NVH CAE and Vehicle Concepts at Daimler AG, will talk about “High-Performance Computing – Highly Efficient Development – Mercedes-Benz Cars” at the opening keynote at this year’s ISC High Performance conference.

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Tech Giants Battle for Image Recognition Supremacy

The race to exascale isn’t the only rivalry stirring up the advanced computing space. Artificial intelligence sub-fields, like deep learning, are also inspiring heated competition from tech conglomerates around the globe. When it comes to image recognition, computers have already passed the threshold of average human competency, leaving tech titans, like Baidu, Read more…
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Purdue Lights Up Eighth Cluster in Eight Years

At Purdue, installing cluster computers is a tradition that inspires teamwork. The university’s central computing organization, Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP),  just built its eighth cluster in as many years - seven of these are TOP500-level machines - with help from more than 100 staff and volunteers. On Friday morning, the crew got to work unboxing and Read more…
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Cluster Lifecycle Management: Capacity Planning and Reporting

In the previous Cluster Lifecycle Management column, I discussed the best practices for proper care and feeding of your cluster to keep it running smoothly on a daily basis. In this column, we will look into the future and consider options for making sure your HPC Read more…
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AMD Refreshes Roadmap, Transitions Back to HPC

AMD revealed key elements of its multi-year strategy as part of its 2015 Financial Analyst Day event in New York on Wednesday. Out of the gate, CEO Lisa Su acknowledged the company's recent challenges, pointing to a weak PC market and market share losses, before turning her attention to the game plan that AMD is counting on to turn its earnings statement from red to Read more…
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IEEE Group Seeks to Reinvent Computing as Scaling Stalls

Computer scientists worried about the end of computing as we know it have been banging heads for several years looking for ways to return to the historical exponential scaling of computer performance. What is needed, say the proponents of an initiative called "Rebooting Computing," is nothing less than a radical rethinking of how computers are designed in order to Read more…

Short Takes

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Survey Highlights HPC Pain Points

5/20/15 |  HPC consulting company X-ISS has released the results of a survey conducted at SC14 about the challenges of operating and managing HPC systems. Participants were asked to rank ten questions on a Read more…
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SGI ERI Installation Illustrates Multi-use HPC

5/20/15 |  Traditional research and Big Data apps are increasingly run on the same HPC system as lines between their computational requirements blur and demand for dual-use capability grows, said Bob Read more…
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Sumit Gupta Leaves NVIDIA to Join IBM

5/19/15 |  Long-time industry executive Sumit Gupta has left GPU-pioneer NVIDIA, were he was GM, GPU Accelerated Data Center Computing, to join IBM as VP, HPC & OpenPOWER Operations. Executive changes Read more…
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Weekly Twitter Roundup

5/14/15 |  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 our eye Read more…
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IBM Advances Silicon Photonics, Quantum Computing

5/14/15 |  Engineers at IBM have developed a fully integrated wavelength multiplexed silicon photonics chip, which the company says will soon enable manufacturing of 100 Gb/s optical transceivers. The Read more…
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Weekly Twitter Roundup

5/7/15 |  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 our eye Read more…
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Glacier Researchers Apply 3D Models to Helping Nepal

5/5/15 |  US-based glacier researchers are redirecting their usual activities toward the Nepali earthquake relief effort. The research teams – one at The Ohio State University and another at the University Read more…
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HPC for Advanced Analytics at the USPS

5/5/15 |  Today, the United States Postal Service is on its third generation of supercomputers, with each generation more capable than its predecessor. IDC believes the USPS embrace of HPC exemplifies an Read more…
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CMU’s Claudico Goes All-In Against World-Class Poker Pros

5/1/15 |  Last Friday (April 24), the “Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence” competition kicked-off at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Today, exactly halfway through the event, computer Read more…
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Weekly Twitter Roundup

4/30/15 |  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

Disruptive Technologies in Energy & Life Sciences

3/24/15 |  Altiar, Bright Computing, EMC, Numascale, and Platfora |  This 49-page in-depth report takes a look at how two very different industries are scaling familiar advanced computing concepts to new heights, forcing major players to keep pace in order to Read more…

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…

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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…