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Liquid Cooling Delivering on the Promise

Nov 10, 2014 |

The demand for more efficient HPC liquid cooling in data centers is being driven by a number of factors. While the push to Exascale is a fundamental driver in the most extreme cases where power and cooling loom large as barriers, there is an overall the need to cool server racks of higher power usage Read more…

Empowering Girls to Take Their Rightful Place in STEM

Nov 5, 2014 |

We’ve come a long way as women. We can vote. We can wear pants. We can do pretty much whatever we want. Women in the United States have many freedoms and opportunities that those who came before us were not afforded. Why then, are we falling behind the rest of the world when it comes Read more…

CERN Details OpenStack Journey

Nov 4, 2014 |

At the OpenStack Summit in Paris, France, CERN’s Infrastructure Services Manager Tim Bell gave the general session audience an overview of his institution’s experiences moving to OpenStack, which he characterizes as a “cultural and technology transformation.” CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, supports 11,000 physicists from around the world. These scientists use the facilities Read more…

StartupHPC to Start Up HPC?

Nov 3, 2014 |

There is no doubt that High Performance Computing (HPC) is currently undergoing a renaissance, nurtured by governments, public and private initiatives, schools, and especially by professional journals publishing exciting use cases from engineering and scientific end-users. One of these HPC initiatives standing out is the recently founded StartupHPC, a grass roots community for STEM- and Read more…

Architecting for Exascale: Altair’s PBS Works Suite Featuring PBS Professional 13.0

Nov 3, 2014 |

In Q1 2015 Altair will launch a major new version of PBS Professional, the trusted leader in HPC workload management proven for over 20 years at thousands of sites. “This is our biggest release ever,” says Bill Nitzberg, CTO of PBS Works. “PBS Pro 13 is truly architected for exascale, supporting systems that are 10x Read more…

SC Chair on Why HPC Matters

Oct 30, 2014 |

Funding for research in HPC – particularly in the U.S. – is under constant scrutiny and as a result innovation and discovery suffers. While SC has done an excellent job at promoting some global HPC innovations, SC chair, Trish Damkroger felt it was important to highlight how impactful HPC is to our everyday lives. For Read more…

No Slowdown in Sight for Supercomputer Maker Cray

Oct 29, 2014 |

There are bright skies ahead for supercomputer maker, Cray, which has announced its most recent financial results on the heels of news about a record-breaking international contract for yet another large weather and climate modeling center. The company’s CEO, Pete Ungaro, noted that since their last quarterly statement, Cray has managed to close an additional Read more…

Supercomputing Crowdsourced Against Ebola Fight

Oct 27, 2014 |

IBM is applying big data analytics and citizen engagement technologies to devise culturally appropriate methods for stopping the spread of Ebola in West Africa. The tech giant is working with Sierra Leone’s Open Government Initiative (OGI), as well as Cambridge University’s Africa’s Voices project, telco firm Airtel, and Kenya’s Echo Mobile to battle the deadly outbreak. Read more…

New Architectures for HPC with Amazon Web Services

Oct 27, 2014 |

Hybrid and multi-cloud approaches to high performance computing (HPC) have great potential to reduce costs, increase flexibility, and improve access to cloud-scale compute power. However, concerns about data protection and management continue to inhibit a broader use of these approaches. NetApp Private Storage (NPS) for Cloud, deployed in conjunction with infrastructure partners Amazon, Microsoft, and Read more…

The Exascale Revolution

Oct 23, 2014 |

The post-petascale era is marked by systems with far greater parallelism and architectural complexity. Failing some game-changing innovation, crossing the next 1000x performance barrier will be more challenging than previous efforts. At the 2014 Argonne National Laboratory Training Program on Extreme Scale Computing (ATPESC), held in August, Professor Pete Beckman delivered a talk on “Exascale Architecture Trends” and their impact on the programming and executing of computational Read more…

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