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ASC16 Student Supercomputer Challenge Results Are In

After five days of intense competition in Wuhan, China, the Huazhong University of Science and Technology team was crowned champion of the Asia Supercomputer Community's 2016 Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC16). The awards ceremony took place last Friday (April 22) on the Huazhong University campus. Read more…
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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below.  Read more…

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CHPC Student Cluster Challenge Team Readies for ISC 2016

One hundred students attended the South African Center for High Performance Computing’s (SA-CHPC) Ninth Annual National Meeting, November 30 through December 4, 2015, at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) International Convention Center in Pretoria, SA. Read more…

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IBM Expands All-Flash Storage; Takes Aim at Cognitive Computing and Cloud

Calling it the foundation of its cloud and cognitive computing strategy, IBM has significantly expanded its all-flash storage platform portfolio with the announcement today of three new array products aimed at managing massive amounts of data associated with cloud-based, high-performance workloads. Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below.  Read more…

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Zhejiang University Sets New Student Cluster LINPACK Record: 12 Teraflops

At 11:30 am local time on Wednesday in Wuhan, China, Zhejiang University was declared the winner of the High Performance LINPACK (HPL) benchmark portion of the Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC16). The Zhejiang University team achieved a record-setting 12.03 teraflops without going over the competition’s 3000 watt power limit, beating the previous record of 11.92 teraflops set by Nanyang Technological University at ASC15. Read more…

This numerical simulation of combustion in a helicopter turbo-engine for Turbomeca is an example of the HPC support CCRT offers for industry partners.

France to Boost Industrial Innovation with New Petascale Supercomputer

This summer, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and 13 leading French industrial companies will boost their research capabilities when they take possession of a new shared supercomputer called COBALT, designed... Read more…
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Compilers and More: What Makes Performance Portable?

The term performance portability has appeared many times in the past few years. What does it mean? When did we first start worrying about performance portability? Why is it more relevant now than before? Why are so many discussions about performance portability so depressing? Is there any hope? Michael Wolfe addresses these questions and more in this article. Read more…
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Intel Accelerates Shift Away from PCs; Will Cut 12000 Jobs

Intel took a major step yesterday in its transformation from a PC company to one focused on the data center, Internet of Things (IoT), and the cloud announcing plans to cut approximately 12,000 jobs in a restructuring. Read more…

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ASC16 Kicks Off in Wuhan, China: 16 Teams, $40k in Prizes

The fifth annual Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC16) got off to an exciting start this morning at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, China. Read more…
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IBM Plans Cognitive Computing Research Center with University of Illinois

In keeping with its vision of an era of cognitive computing enabled by acceleration technology, IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans for a multi-year collaboration with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to create the Center for Cognitive Computing Systems Research (C3SR) which will be housed within the College of Engineering on the Urbana campus. Read more…

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Custom App Container Targets HPC Needs

Custom versions of application containers are emerging that meet stringent requirements. Among the first is an HPC specific container platform dubbed Singularity built around what its developers say is the concept of “mobility of compute.” Read more…

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Is Chinese 100-Petaflopper Around the Corner?

A little over one year ago, export blocks put in place by the US government threatened to derail China’s plans to upgrade its Tianhe-2 supercomputer, the world’s fastest since June 2013, to its originally planned capacity of 100 petaflops. Read more…

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Cloud Scaling for Big Compute and Big Results

3/8/16 |  Cycle Computing | 

Whether your organization is involved in exploring new research frontiers or catering to customer demand, cloud solutions play a critical role in scaling out and staying ahead of our toughest compute problems, and Cycle Computing is helping to lead the charge. Read more…

Storage Report: Why Performance and Reliability are Increasingly Driving Storage Decisions

1/21/16 |  Avere, Cray, DDN, Seagate | 

Whether they’re supporting business goals or research efforts, tools such as modeling, simulation and analysis are critical to today’s leading organizations. Read more…

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Silicon Mechanics and Van Andel Institute partner to deliver an OpenStack HPC solution

The Van Andel Institute (VAI) worked with Silicon Mechanics to not only provide its users a more powerful platform, but a hybrid OpenStack HPC solution with the flexibility to support VAI’s commitment to improve the health and change the lives of current and future generations. Read more…

Wall Street Insights: Transforming IT to Meet 21st Century Banking Demands

Tougher regulations, mobile technology and fraud are key factors driving a data explosion and shift to “real time” banking. Learn how leading Wall Street firms like The CME Group are dealing with this challenge. Read more…