Off The Wire

NSF Gives Green Light to Pacific Research Platform

Aug 4, 2015 |

BERKELEY and LA MIRADA, Calif., Aug. 4 — For the last three years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has made a series of competitive grants to over 100 U.S. universities to aggressively upgrade their campus network capacity for greatly enhanced science data access. NSF is now building on that distributed investment by funding a $5 million, Read more…

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Purdue Deploys DDN Storage to Accelerate Research

Aug 4, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 4 — DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced that Purdue University has deployed DDN’s SFA high-performance storage to accelerate the delivery of research results for up to 1,000 researchers working on several hundred concurrent projects. To drive highly innovative, multidisciplinary research, Purdue has developed one of the nation’s largest campus cyberinfrastructures for research. Three of the university’s high-performance computing (HPC) systems are currently Read more…

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Nor-Tech Named HPC System Integrator Partner by HP

Aug 4, 2015 |

Aug. 4 — Nor-Tech (Northern Computer Technologies), an Ansys HPC integrator and leading provider of people friendly HPC solutions for CAE, was recently named an official HPC System Integrator Partner by HP. This gives the company HP’s official stamp of approval for developing and implementing high performance computing solutions for CAE applications worldwide. Nor-Tech President Read more…

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Seventeen Women Honored for Inspiring Young Women to Pursue STEM Fields

Aug 4, 2015 |

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Aug. 4 — Dubbed the New Mexico Women of STEM, 17 women from across the state were honored for their contributions in motivating young women to pursue education and careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. (STEM)  The room at the Pete Domenici Health Center of UNM was packed Saturday, August Read more…

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Micron Unveils New SAS SSD Portfolio

Aug 4, 2015 |

BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 4 — Micron Technology, Inc. today announced a new portfolio of SAS solid state drives (SSDs) that are workload-optimized for customers demanding continuous availability of their enterprise applications, such as data analytics, financial transactions and media streaming. The new Micron S600DC SSD series offer IT managers a compelling solution by incorporating a better Read more…

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New IARPA Director Selected

Aug 3, 2015 |

Editor’s Note: IARPA is one of the foundational research and development agencies (along with NIST) named in the White House’s National Strategic Computing Initiative (see feature coverage here). WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 3 — Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper announced today that he has selected Dr. Jason Matheny to be the next director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Read more…

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Call for Papers Issued for WACCPD 2015

Aug 3, 2015 |

Aug. 3 — Directive based programming models offer scientific applications a path onto HPC platforms without undue loss of portability or programmer productivity. Using directives, application developers can port their codes to the accelerators incrementally while minimizing code changes. Challenges remain because the directives models need to support a rapidly evolving array of hardware with Read more…

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China to Ban Supercomputer Exports

Aug 3, 2015 |

Aug. 3 — China will ban exports of high-performance drones and computers due to national security reasons, trade and customs authorities said on Friday. The ban, which will be effective from mid-August, urges manufacturers not to export drones that are capable of flying in gusty winds, hovering above 15,420 meters and having more than an Read more…

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TACC and the Computation Institute at UChicago Unveil Chameleon

Aug 3, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex. and CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 3 — The full potential of cloud computing to directly impact science, medicine, transportation, and other industries has yet to be realized. To help investigate and develop this promising cloud computing future, the Computation Institute (CI) at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at Read more…

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HUST Submission Deadline Extended

Aug 3, 2015 |

Aug. 3 — Supercomputing centers exist to drive scientific discovery by supporting researchers in computational science fields. To make users more productive in the complex HPC environment, HPC centers employ user support teams. These teams serve many roles, from setting up accounts, to consulting on math libraries and code optimization, to managing HPC software stacks. Read more…

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