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88:21, New Ratio for Supercomputer Contest

As the arriving of 2015, we welcome many things, including the 2015 ASC Supercomputer Challenge (ASC15), which have enrolled 150+ teams (new record). The teams come from over 135 universities covering 6 continents, among which the United States shares 21 universities, only after China’s 88.

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Compilers and More: Is Amdahl’s Law Still Relevant?

From time to time, you will read an article or hear a presentation that states that some new architectural feature or some new programming strategy will let you work around the limits imposed by Amdahl's Law. I think it's time to finally shut down the discussion of Amdahl's Law. Here I argue that the premise and elements in the equation simply Read more…

Pathogens Can’t Hide from Novel HPC Approach

In the realm of pathogenic threats, there are the usual suspects – anthrax, botulism, tuberculosis – but in reality there are a whole host of bacterial and viral pathogenic microbes that can be problematic to human and animal health. Protecting the public against these threats falls under the domain of biosecurity. While staying ahead of Read more…

Europe Approves Path to Open Science Commons

A new European-based project seeks to facilitate open access to research infrastructures across borders. On January 15, the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) announced that the EGI-Engage project (full name: Engaging the Research Community towards an Open Science Commons) underwent a successful review by the European Commission with a score Read more…

Spain Grabs Bull by the Horns

Whether you’re involved in the high performance computing or not, almost every one of your days is likely planned around the findings of HPC-enabled advanced modeling and simulations for weather forecasting that tell us whether to carry an umbrella, wear extra sunscreen, or if the roads will be safe to drive on. But as more severe weather Read more…

How to Deploy and Validate Your Cluster

In the previous Cluster Lifecycle Management column, I discussed best practices for choosing the right vendor to build the cluster that meets your needs. Once your team has selected a vendor and finalized the purchase of your new Read more…

Short Takes

Greening the World’s Most Ubiquitous Building Material

1/23/15 |  Concrete is one of the oldest building materials with a history dating back to ancient Egypt. Today, concrete – comprised primarily of water, aggregate and cement – is the most widely used Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

1/22/15 |  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…

NSF Signs $1.4 Million Check to Advance Community Database

1/21/15 |  Thanks to an NSF award worth $1.4 million, bioinformatics researchers at Washington State University and Clemson University and elsewhere will soon have the kind of infrastructure capable of Read more…

Baidu Supercomputer Tops Google in Image Recogition

1/20/15 |  In an effort to oust Google from its the top spot in image recognition, Baidu, Inc. has dedicated a supercomputer to what it claims to be the world’s most accurate computer vision Read more…

Stanford Links Smartphones for Distributed, Disease-fighting Simulations

1/20/15 |  The smartphone has already usurped the role of the computer in a number of ways, whether you use it for navigation, to check the weather, or take and share photos of a night out with friends. Read more…

NVIDIA GPUs Unfold Secrets of the Human Genome

1/16/15 |  With 3 billion base pairs of DNA on hand, it’s no wonder that genes are able to program nearly ever detail of our physical makeup, from constructing organs to fighting off disease. But how can a Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

1/15/15 |  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…

Wind Farm Simulation Reveals Important Design Clues

1/14/15 |  With renewable energy sources like solar and wind power set to become much more cost-effective over the next ten years according to recent studies out of Finland and the EU, interest in the space Read more…

Blue Waters Bolsters Tornado Prediction Efforts

1/13/15 |  Sometimes lifetime careers are spun from childhood events. Such was the case for Leigh Orf, Professor of Atmospheric Science at Central Michigan University, who lived through one of the worst Read more…

AWS Rolls Out Haswell-Backed Instances

1/12/15 |  Blogging for Amazon Web Services, Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr announced the public debut of “Haswell”-powered C4 instances, further boosting the HPC horsepower of the EC2 engine. First revealed at Read more…

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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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