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Aurora – Nation’s Most Powerful Supercomputer coming to Argonne

AuroraAurora, a 180 Petaflops system based on Intel’s HPC scalable system framework, is designed to advance scientific research and accelerate the path to exascale.

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NERSC Invites Haswell-Based Cray XC40 Into Cori Fold

Nearly one year after the Department of Energy inked a $70 million contract for the exascale-relevant Cori system, news of a second, smaller system has come to light. In an interesting turn of events, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) revealed today that it will be acquiring a "Cori Phase 1” system, a 10-cabinet Cray XC40 machine Read more…
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Application Readiness at the DOE, Part III: Argonne Ramps Up Early Science Program

In our third and final video from the HPC User Forum panel (The Who-What-When of Getting Applications Ready to Run On, And Across, Office of Science Next-Gen Leadership Computing Systems), Tim Williams dives into the Early Science Program (ESP) being ramped up at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF). Williams, the Read more…
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Alan El Faye, Tabor Communications Inc. President, Passes Away

The Tabor Communications family lost a dear member and the world lost a true gentleman yesterday when Alan El Faye, our President, passed away having fought cancer vigorously and with the unyieldingly positive attitude only someone like Alan brings to such a struggle. All of Tabor Communications extends deep condolences to Alan’s family and to his wife Jone, their Read more…
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Application Readiness at the DOE, Part II: NERSC Preps for Cori

In our second video feature from the HPC User Forum panel, "The Who-What-When of Getting Applications Ready to Run On, And Across, Office of Science Next-Gen Leadership Computing Systems," we learn more about the goals and challenges associated with getting science applications ready for the coming crop of Department of Energy (DOE) supercomputers, which in addition Read more…
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Application Readiness at the DOE, Part I: Oak Ridge Advances Toward Summit

At the 56th HPC User Forum, hosted by IDC in Norfolk, Va., this week, three panelists from major government labs discussed how they are getting science applications ready for the coming crop of Department of Energy (DOE) supercomputers, which in addition to being five-to-seven times faster than today's fastest big iron machines, constitute significant architectural Read more…
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ISC 2015 Keynoter Thomas Sterling on Memory in HPC

The Wednesday keynote at this year’s ISC High Performance conference by HPC veteran Dr. Thomas Sterling promises to be an enlightening and lively presentation of the HPC year in review. And if previous years are a guide, Dr. Sterling will deliver it with the unique humor and style that has become his trademark. The late Hans Meuer created this concept of a Read more…
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HPC Comes Alive in Southern Africa

South Africa’s Kruger National Park was the perfect setting for the conservation-themed, Ninth Annual Center for High Performance Computing’s (CHPC) National Meeting titled “Towards an Energy-Efficient HPC System.” Additional meetings were co-located Dec. 1-5, 2014, including the Southern African Development Community (SADC) HPC Forum, HPC Advisory Council, and the Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

4/23/15 |  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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25th New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge Winners Announced

4/23/15 |  This week more than 200 New Mexico students and their teachers gathered together at Los Alamos National Laboratory for the 25th annual New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge expo and awards Read more…
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Merle Giles’ Book Dives into Global Best Practices for Industrial HPC

4/20/15 |  Nothing teaches like experience. A new book from co-editors Merle Giles and Dr. Anwar Osseyran, Industrial Applications of High-Performance Computing: Best Global Practices, takes Read more…
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Weekly Twitter Roundup

4/16/15 |  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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Summit Puts 13 Code Projects Into Readiness Program

4/15/15 |  When the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Summit supercomputer powers up in 2018, it will provide the Department of Energy (DOE) research community with 150 to 300 peak petaflops of computational Read more…
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Automotive Supercomputing Pioneer Myron Ginsberg Dies at 71

4/14/15 |  The staff at HPCwire sends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Myron Ginsberg, who died on April 10, 2015, at the age of 71. A long-time researcher and independent Read more…
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Supercomputing Impacts Deep Water Oil Rig Safety

4/13/15 |  As even a casual newswatcher knows, offshore drilling can be a dangerous enterprise. Among the safety hazards is the ocean itself with its unpredictable and sometimes intense currents exerting Read more…
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Weekly Twitter Roundup

4/9/15 |  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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Supercomputing Sheds Light on Party Polarization

4/7/15 |  What can supercomputers tell us about the way that government operates, or in some cases doesn't operate? Quite a bit, actually. In a new feature piece on the Texas Advanced Computing Center Read more…
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Simulating the First Hybrid Neuromorphic Supercomputer

4/7/15 |  In order for brain-inspired computing to become a reality, the underlying hardware must become sufficiently powerful to do in-silicon what the brain does naturally. One of the important advances Read more…

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Leveraging Flash Storage to Accelerate Oracle Real Application Clusters

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