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Study Points to Big Bang of Bird Evolution

An international consortium comprised of hundreds of scientists from around the world has successfully decoded the avian genome. The multi-year project harnessed the power of nine supercomputers and 400 years of computing time to sequence, assemble and compare the full genomes of 48 bird species, shedding light on a wide range of avian Read more…

Integrating Coprocessors Into Univa Grid Engine

Univa, which became the sole purveyor of commercially supported Grid Engine a little over a year ago when the middleware vendor acquired the source code, copyrights, and trademarks associated with the software from Oracle, recently held a webinar to address how coprocessors like NVIDIA GPUs and Intel Xeon Phis are being integrated and used in Read more…

How the US Could Achieve Superconducting Supercomputing in Five Years

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has officially commenced a multi-year research effort to develop a superconducting computer as a long-term solution to the power, cooling and space constraints that afflict modern high-performance computing. First revealed in February 2013, when the agency put out a call for Read more…

Jysoo Lee Rates Progress on Korea’s National Supercomputing Plan

Korea plans to be in the top seven nations of supercomputing by 2017, and Dr. Jysoo Lee, as director general of the recently established National Institute of Supercomputing and Networking (NISN) within KISTI (the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information), is one of the key figures advancing this goal. Dr. Lee also serves as chief Read more…

Roll Your Own Lustre — Are You On Your Own?

Lustre is a popular open source parallel file system with many years of development behind it. People trying to roll their own HPC scratch storage with Lustre may find a number of inherent problems. If there isn’t in-house Lustre expertise to deploy and keep it optimally running, the work may need to be outsourced. But the total cost of Read more…

Short Takes

Stanford Group Creates Four-Layer Stacked Chip

12/18/14 |  With transistor scaling slated to come up against some fundamental limits over the next five to seven years, chip designers are hot on the trail of technologies to extend the exponential advances Read more…

Tulane Accelerates Discovery with Hybrid Supercomputer

12/16/14 |  The rich culture and distinctive charm of the city of New Orleans served as the backdrop for this year's annual Supercomputing Conference (SC14). If you haven't been before, residents of the Big Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

12/12/14 |  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…

Unmasking the Speed Limit of Modern Electronics

12/11/14 |  For the first time, scientists have captured the essence of semiconductor computing on film by taking snapshots of the electron transfer from valence to conduction band states. It is this leap Read more…

‘Piz Dora’ Piggybacks Swiss Supercomputer ‘Piz Daint’

12/11/14 |  Already the world's most energy-efficient petascale supercomputer, "Piz Daint" – the Cray XC30 system installed at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) – is even more powerful, thanks Read more…

IBM, Jülich Explore Brain-Inspired Computing

12/10/14 |  In a recent blog entry, IBM's Thorsten Mühge discusses the emerging field of "brain inspired computing" in the context of its potential to revolutionize the computer industry. The research area Read more…

White House Bolsters Computer Science Education

12/8/14 |  Coinciding with the launch of Computer Science Education Week, the Obama Administration is ramping up support for computer science training initiatives across the country. A public-private Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

12/5/14 |  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…

Volunteers Contribute Spare Cycles to Ebola Research

12/4/14 |  IBM announced that its World Community Grid, now "powered by its SoftLayer cloud," will provide free virtual supercomputing power to The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) to accelerate the Read more…

Complex Wheat Genome Nearly Cracked

12/4/14 |  One of the highlights of SC14 was a focus on how HPC is expanding out of its roots and cropping up in more and more places. One of the more interesting use cases to take center stage at this 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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