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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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Making Sense of Cyberinfrastructure

Cyberinfrastructure. If there’s one word that’s likely to create confusion both within the scientific research community and among the public at large, this may be it. Yet the concept of cyberinfrastructure is at the very core of the nation’s top scientific research priorities, and the National Science Foundation is firmly committed to continuing to make cyberinfrastructure resources available to researchers across the nation.

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HPC User Forum Panel will Dig into NSCI’s Promise and Peril

What’s next for the National Strategic Computing Initiative? The HPC User Forum will start the process of answering that question by presenting the first public panel of speakers from NSCI lead agencies at its September meeting in Denver. Budgets, technology goals, industry collaboration, governance are all likely to be fair game at this meeting of heavy hitters from 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…
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XSEDE15 Wrapup Emphasizes Strong Student Focus

8/10/15 |  The XSEDE15 Conference was held in St. Louis, Mo., from July 26-30. The fourth annual conference showcased the discoveries, innovations, challenges and achievements of those who use and support Read more…
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Reading List: Fault Tolerance Techniques for HPC

8/6/15 |  Among the chief challenges of deploying useful exascale machines, resilience looms large. Today's error rates combined with tomorrow's node counts cannot sustain a productive workflow without Read more…
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Weekly Twitter Roundup

8/6/15 |  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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Script for Bioinformatics App Nixes HPC File-System Tangle

7/31/15 |  Staff in NSF’s XSEDE network have created a script that avoids file-system tangles seen when scaling some common scientific applications for use on HPC systems, according to Antonio Gomez Read more…

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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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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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