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Forschungszentrum Jülich Joins OpenPOWER Foundation

Apr 23, 2014 |

April 23 — Forschungszentrum Jülich has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community based on the POWER microprocessor architecture. Platinum members of the foundation like IBM, NVIDIA, Mellanox and Samsung Electronics are leading providers of key High- Performance Computing (HPC) technologies. By joining the OpenPOWER Foundation, Forschungszentrum Jülich intends to foster the development of Read more…

Tower International to Utilize Altair’s Compute Manager

Apr 23, 2014 |

TROY, Mich., April 23 – Altair, a global provider of computer-aided engineering (CAE) and high-performance computing (HPC) software and services, today announced that Tower International, a leading global automotive manufacturer, has selected Altair’s Compute Manager to simplify and streamline access to distributed resources. Compute Manager is a Web-based application for accessing computing resources from any location. With Compute Manager’s easy Read more…

Cray to Discuss 1st Quarter 2014 Financial Results on April 29

Apr 23, 2014 |

SEATTLE, Wash., April 23 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. plans to host an investor conference call on Tuesday, April 29 at 1:30 p.m. PDT (4:30 p.m. EDT) to discuss its first quarter 2014 financial results. The call will feature a discussion by senior management followed by a question and answer session. Conference Call Information Read more…

NCAR and CU-Boulder to Join Intel Parallel Computing Centers Program

Apr 23, 2014 |

BOULDER, Colo., April 23 — The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) announced today that they will join the Intel Parallel Computing Centers program. Participants in the program will develop methods to increase the performance of applications that use advanced microprocessor technologies and will help train the next Read more…

Altera Brings Floating Point DSP Blocks to FPGAs

Apr 23, 2014 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23 – Altera Corporation changed the game as it relates to floating-point DSP performance in an FPGA. Altera is the first programmable logic company to integrate hardened IEEE 754-compliant, floating-point operators in an FPGA, delivering unparalleled levels of DSP performance, designer productivity and logic efficiency. The hardened floating point DSP blocks are Read more…

Supermicro Announces 3rd Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Apr 23, 2014 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23 – Super Micro Computer, Inc., a leader in application optimized, high performance server solutions, announced third quarter fiscal 2014 financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. Fiscal 3rd Quarter Highlights Quarterly net sales of $373.8 million, up 4.9% from the second quarter of fiscal year 2014 and up 34.4% Read more…

University of Nebraska Utilizes Allinea Software Tools

Apr 22, 2014 |

April 22 — The Holland Computing Center HPC support team at the University of Nebraska have introduced Allinea Software’s unified debugging and profiling tools to help users get their scientific results faster. The HPC support team provides services across four clusters – a total of around 20,000 compute cores – for the University of Nebraska campuses in Read more…

Computational Method Speeds Up Estimates Of Gene Expression

Apr 21, 2014 |

PITTSBURGH, Penn., April 21 — With gene expression analysis growing in importance for both basic researchers and medical practitioners, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Maryland have developed a new computational method that dramatically speeds up estimates of gene activity from RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) data. With the new method, dubbed Sailfish after Read more…

Registration Open for NCSA PSP Meeting

Apr 17, 2014 |

April 17 — There is no fee required to attend, but we do wish for you to register. The meeting will take place at the University of Illinois, NCSA Building, 1205 W. Clark Street, Urbana, Illinois, on Tuesday, May 13. The full agenda is available at http://www.ncsa.illinois.edu/Conferences/2014Meeting/. High-level agenda topics include Performance Matters, Digital Manufacturing, Big Data, and the Read more…

Intel Selects Georgia Tech as Site for Next Parallel Computing Center

Apr 17, 2014 |

April 17 — As modern computer systems become more powerful, utilizing as many as millions of processor cores in parallel, Intel is looking for new ways to efficiently use these high performance computing (HPC) systems to accelerate scientific discovery. As part of this effort, Intel has selected Georgia Tech as the site of one of Read more…