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EMSL Named an Intel Parallel Computing Center

Jan 28, 2015 |

Jan. 28 — Intel has named EMSL, located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, as an Intel Parallel Computing Center. As an Intel PCC, EMSL’s scientific computing team will work with Intel to modernize the codes of NWChem to take advantage of technological advancements in computers. NWChem is one of the Department of Energy’s premier open-source computational Read more…

SC15 Workshop Proposals Due by February 7

Jan 28, 2015 |

Jan. 28 — The SC15 conference is accepting proposals for independently planned full- or half-day workshops. The deadline for submitting a proposal is Sunday, February 7. SC15 will be held Nov. 15-20 in Austin, Texas. SC15 will include nearly 30 full-day and half-day workshops that complement the overall Technical Program events, expand the knowledge base Read more…

SGI Closes $70M Term Loan Financing to Fund Large Customer Contract Awards

Jan 28, 2015 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 28 — SGI, a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics, and data management, today announced that it has completed a $70 million three and a half year term loan financing. The proceeds will be used to fund working capital for large, recently-awarded customer contracts, to retire the Company’s Read more…

Ace Technology Partners Completes $4.8M Server Order for U.S. Air National Guard

Jan 28, 2015 |

CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 28 — Ace Technology Partners, one of the leading workstation/server resellers in the U.S., just completed and shipped a major order of custom servers to the U.S. Air National Guard. The 370 rack-mount servers were distributed to a total of 92 bases throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Ace Technology Partners CEO John Read more…

Scientists Use Stampede and Lonestar Supercomputers to Study Plants

Jan 27, 2015 |

Jan. 27 — Scientists using supercomputers found genes sensitive to cold and drought in a plant help it survive climate change. These findings increase basic understanding of plant adaptation and can be applied to improve crops. The computational biology study on the flowering mustard weed Arabidopsis thaliana appeared in the journal Molecular Biology Evolution in September 2014. Read more…

ANSYS 16.0 Released

Jan 27, 2015 |

PITTSBURGH, Penn., Jan. 27 — From simulating the interactions between software and hardware that fuel the Internet of Things to better understanding the full spectrum of advanced structural materials, the newly released ANSYS 16.0 offers advanced functionality enabling engineers to rapidly innovate new products. ANSYS 16.0 delivers major advancements across the company’s entire portfolio, including structures, fluids, electronics and Read more…

QLogic and Broadcom to Demonstrate End-to-End Interoperability for 25Gb and 100Gb Ethernet

Jan 27, 2015 |

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 27 — QLogic Corp., a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced the demonstration of the industry’s first end-to-end 25Gb and 100Gb Ethernet solution. Developed in collaboration with Broadcom Corporation, the platform combines Broadcom’s high-performance StrataXGS Tomahawk Switch Series and QLogic’s cLOM8514 next-generation Ethernet controller, marking the industry’s first cross-vendor interoperability of 25Gb and100Gb Read more…

Applications Being Accepted for Postdoctoral Fellowships at NERSC

Jan 27, 2015 |

Jan. 27 — The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center at Berkeley Lab has several openings for Computational Science Postdoctoral Fellows to conduct applied research and development in the area of energy-efficient high-performance scientific computing (HPC). The positions are part of a larger effort to enable new, pathbreaking science with NERSC’s next generation manycore supercomputer. Read more…

EESI2 Conference to Take Place This May

Jan 27, 2015 |

Jan. 27 — The second European Exascale Software Initiative, EESI2, is organizing its final international conference on May 28-29, 2015 in Dublin. The main goals of EESI2 are to elaborate an evolutive European vision and roadmap and to propose recommendations to address the challenges of Extreme Data and Extreme Computing on the new generation of Read more…

University of Houston to Acquire New Supercomputer

Jan 26, 2015 |

Jan. 26 — The University of Houston (UH) is adding a new, state-of-the-art supercomputer to its arsenal of research tools. Used primarily for scientific and engineering work, this powerful, high-performance computing system will have the computing power of more than 450 conventional desktops, which more than doubles the current computing power at UH. Unlike conventional Read more…

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