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Intel® Omni-Path Architecture and a Flat Universe

Our Earth may be round, but the universe appears to be relatively flat. At least that’s the word from the Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge, home of the COSMOS supercomputer.

As you might expect, arriving at these cosmic conclusions requires massive amounts of computing power. The COSMOS supercomputer was the first very large (over 10 terabyte) single-image, shared memory system to incorporate Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. COSMOS has been named an Intel Parallel Computing Center.

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XSEDE Panel Highlights Diversity of NSF Computing Resources

A plenary panel at the XSEDE15 conference, which took place this week in St. Louis, Mo., highlighted the broad spectrum of computing resources provided by the National Science Foundation, including several new and testbed projects and an effort to help more people use cyberinfrastructure to advance their research. “I don’t think there has been a time previously Read more…
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White House Launches National HPC Strategy

Yesterday’s executive order by President Barack Obama creating a National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) is not only powerful acknowledgment of the vital role HPC plays in modern society but is also indicative of government’s mounting worry that failure to coordinate and nourish HPC development on a broader scale would put the nation at risk. Not surprisingly, Read more…
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AMD’s Exascale Strategy Hinges on Heterogeneity

In a recent IEEE Micro article, a team of engineers and computers scientists from chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) detail AMD’s vision for exascale computing, which in its most essential form combines CPU-GPU integration with hardware and software support to facilitate the running of scientific workloads on exascale-class systems.

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Cray Details Its Cluster Supercomputing Strategy

When iconic American supercomputer maker Cray purchased 20-year-old HPC cluster vendor Appro in late 2012, Cray CEO Peter Ungaro referred to Appro's principal IP as “one of the most advanced industry clusters in the world.” At the time HPCwire reported that Cray Read more…
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DOE Exascale Plan Gets Support with Caveats

The DOE and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) plan to develop and deploy exascale technology by 2023 received strong backing yesterday from an Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC) sub-committee but with caveats in the form of seven recommendations for strengthening management of Read more…
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Gearing Up for the Cluster of Tomorrow

While the shifting architectural landscape of elite supercomputing gets a lot of the spotlight especially around TOP500 time, cluster computing has grown to comprise more than three-quarters of the HPC market. At a joint Cray-IDC webinar held earlier today, the partners discussed how clusters, and specifically scale-out "cluster supercomputers," are evolving in ways Read more…
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Cray Comes Back to TACC

Last week, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) revealed that it would be continuing the legacy of the Lonestar supercomputer series and reviving its relationship with Cray, the supercomputer maker behind the very first Lonestar system (circa 1997-2002). The original Lonestar was a 50-gigaflops Cray T3E with 88 processsors. With Lonestar 5, TACC is installing Read more…

Short Takes

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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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Weekly Twitter Roundup

7/30/15 |  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…
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Weekly Twitter Roundup

7/23/15 |  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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White House Prioritizes HPC Investment

7/22/15 |  A memorandum released by the White House earlier this month cites high-performance computing and big data as essential technology areas for 21st century governance. Building on the Read more…
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Tackling Power and Resilience at Exascale

7/21/15 |  Although the utility of FLOPS-driven benchmarks can make for interesting debate, the fact remains that major supercomputing milestones, like 1,000X performance advances, are integral to Read more…
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Thursday’s ISC15 Twitter Roundup

7/16/15 |  To celebrate ISC 2015, we’ve decided to bring back our daily ISC Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto Read more…
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Wednesday’s ISC15 Twitter Roundup

7/15/15 |  To celebrate ISC 2015, we’ve decided to bring back our daily ISC Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto Read more…
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Tuesday’s ISC15 Twitter Roundup

7/14/15 |  To celebrate ISC 2015, we’ve decided to bring back our daily ISC Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto Read more…
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Monday’s ISC15 Twitter Roundup

7/13/15 |  To celebrate ISC 2015, we've decided to bring back our daily ISC Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto Read more…
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Weekly Twitter Roundup

7/9/15 |  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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7/7/15 |  Silicon Mechanics |  With many of today’s HPC workloads struggling to meet their performance and latency targets, organizations are reaching for expensive solutions. What if there’s a better way? Join us as we Read more…

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3/24/15 |  Altair, 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…

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Leveraging Flash Storage to Accelerate Oracle Real Application Clusters

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