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XSEDE15 Registration Now Open

Apr 24, 2015 |

April 24 — Registration for the XSEDE15 Conference is now open. To see price points and register, please visit: https://conferences.xsede.org/xsede15/registration. XSEDE15 takes place July 26-30 at the Marriott Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel in the heart of downtown St. Louis, home of the Gateway Arch, the Mississippi River, many nationally-recognized Universities and more. XSEDE15, the 4th Read more…

PSC Supercomputer Faces Four Poker Pros in No-Limit Texas Hold’Em Competition

Apr 24, 2015 |

PITTSBURGH, Penn., April 24 — In a contest that echoes Deep Blue’s chess victory over Garry Kasparov and Watson beating two Jeopardy! Champions, computer poker software developed at Carnegie Mellon University will challenge four of the world’s best professional poker players in a “Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence” competition beginning April 24 at Rivers Casino. Over the course of two weeks, the CMU computer program, Read more…

Cray to Announce First Quarter 2015 Financial Results on May 5

Apr 24, 2015 |

SEATTLE, Wash., April 24 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. plans to host an investor conference call on Tuesday, May 5 at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET) to discuss its first quarter 2015 financial results. The call will feature a discussion by senior management followed by a question and answer session. Conference Call Information Read more…

CSCS and Allinea Software Partner to Help Scientists Exploit Supercomputer

Apr 23, 2015 |

LUGANO, Switzerland, April 23 — Allinea Software, the leaders in software tools for High Performance Computing and CSCS, the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, revealed insight into a partnership that is helping scientists in research and industry to exploit Piz Daint – Europe’s most powerful supercomputer. Piz Daint is a 5,272-node Cray XC30 supercomputer with Intel Sandybridge Read more…

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Connecting Universities With Comcast

Apr 23, 2015 |

PITTSBURGH, Penn., April 23 — Comcast Business today announced that the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), a nonprofit collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh that offers advanced supercomputing infrastructure for solving large-scale, data-intensive problems in science and engineering, is using Comcast Business Ethernet for secure, private network connections to eight associated colleges and universities. With this agreement, each of these schools can Read more…

SGI Japan to Assist University of Tokyo With Seismological and Volcanological Research

Apr 23, 2015 |

MILPITAS, Calif. and TOKYO, Japan, April 23 — SGI Japan, Ltd. part of SGI, a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced today that the Earthquake and Volcano Information Center of the Earthquake Research Institute (ERI) at the University of Tokyo, has deployed a large-scale parallel computing solution from Read more…

SC15 Tutorials and Panels Due April 24

Apr 23, 2015 |

April 23 — The SC Technical Program is highly competitive and one of the broadest of any HPC conference. Traditionally, the Program includes invited talks, panels, research papers, tutorials, workshops, posters, and Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions.  SC15 will also be launching new initiatives focused on big data and analytics as well as innovative Read more…

PRACE Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Apr 23, 2015 |

April 23 — Today, PRACE – the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe – celebrates its 5th anniversary. In the past five years, PRACE has made an enormous leap from a project-based consortium to a fully-fledged international association of 25 countries with an office in Brussels and multiple projects that it leads or co-operates in. With Read more…

TACC’s Wrangler Opens to Scientists

Apr 22, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., April 22 — The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, Indiana University, and the University of Chicago today announced that Wrangler, a groundbreaking data analysis and management system, is now in early operations for the open science community. The system is supported by a grant from the National Science Read more…

ACM Gordon Bell Applications Due April 24

Apr 22, 2015 |

April 22 — The Gordon Bell Prize is awarded each year to recognize outstanding achievement in high-performance computing. The purpose of the award is to track the progress over time of parallel computing, with particular emphasis on rewarding innovation in applying high-performance computing to applications in science, engineering, and large-scale data analytics. Prizes may be Read more…