Off The Wire

IU Receives NSF Grant to Develop Tool to Measure Impact of Campus-Based Cyberinfrastructure

May 26, 2016 |

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., May 26 — Have you ever wondered about the exact impact of the resources universities devote to cyberinfrastructure? Now, decision-makers in higher education will be able to easily find out.

Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, Indiana University is developing an online service that will make it easier for university administrators to understand the importance of funding related to IT systems based at their institutions. Read more…

UMass Dartmouth Hosts Massachusetts-Wide HPC Day

May 26, 2016 |

May 26 — Today, major advances in nearly all types of science and engineering are aided by computation. Indeed, high-performance computing (HPC) or supercomputing is now considered as the third pillar of scientific discovery alongside experiment and theory. Massachusetts universities (both public and private) excel in this emerging area and have a strong and diverse group of computational scientists and engineers across each campus. Read more…

Details Announced for Teratec Forum Workshop

May 26, 2016 |

May 26 — Big Data and HPC applications never cease to amaze! For this Teratec Forum 2016 “technology” workshop, we turn the spotlight on HPC, Connected Objects, and IIoT Infrastructures“.

This workshop will focus on the new high performance infrastructure and simulation technologies integrated into the IIoT infrastructures that will increasingly be used in the complex systems of tomorrow Read more…

Theoretical Computer Scientist Maria Zuber Elected Chair of National Science Board

May 26, 2016 |

May 26 — For the first time in National Science Foundation (NSF) history, women hold the positions of director and National Science Board (NSB) chair, and vice chair. During its May meeting, the board, which serves as the governing body for NSF, elected Maria Zuber, vice president for research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as chair and Diane Souvaine, vice provost for research at Tufts University, as vice chair. Read more…

Argonne’s New Tech Incubator Includes Access to Mira Supercomputer

May 25, 2016 |

May 25 — Developing transformative energy technologies and cleaner manufacturing processes and new materials requires more than a great idea and some committed people. It takes an innovation ecosystem.

To meet this challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and Argonne National Laboratory announced today a new innovation accelerator program for science and energy entrepreneurs called Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI). Read more…

Bioinformatics Institute Sees Advancement in Research With Help of TACC

May 25, 2016 |

May 25 — Many of the Texas Advanced Computing Center’s (TACC) feature stories highlight the impact of advanced computing for a specific research project. But for one of TACC’s users, the introduction of advanced computing and computational expertise resulted in a fundamental shift in the direction of the institute.

For over five years, the Center for Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (CBSB) at Wake Forest School of Medicine, has worked with TACC to advance numerous projects and found inspiration to design and build their own supercomputing cluster. Read more…

Sri Sathya Sai Institute in India Chooses Bright Technology

May 25, 2016 |

May 25 — Today, Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, announced that Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (SSSIHL) in India has chosen Bright infrastructure management technology to manage its high performance computing (HPC) environment.

SSSIHL  a Deemed University was established in 1981 by Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust which in turn was established by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Read more…

Call for Participation Issued for Women in IT Networking at SC16

May 25, 2016 |

May 25 — The Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program, introduced in November 2015 at the SC15 conference in Austin, Texas, developed as a means for addressing the prevalent gender gap that exists in Information Technology (IT) particularly in the fields of network engineering and high performance computing (HPC). Read more…

AMD Introduces the FirePro S7100X GPU for Blade Servers

May 25, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 25 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced AMD Multiuser GPU (MxGPU) for blade servers, AMD FirePro S7100X GPU. AMD MxGPU is the industry’s first and only hardware-virtualized GPU compliant with the SR-IOV (Single Root I/O Virtualization) PCIe virtualization standard. Read more…

New HPC Market Report Released by ReportBuyer

May 25, 2016 |

LONDON, U.K., May 25 — The HPC market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.45% during 2015-2020. The emergence of big data has increased the demand for systems that can handle data intensive workload. HPC clusters are systems that can easily handle vast amount of data and extensively support high performance data analysis. Read more…