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IBTA Publishes Results From First Plugfest for RDMA Over Converged Ethernet

Aug 25, 2015 |

BEAVERTON, Ore., Aug. 25 — The InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) today announced the completion of the first Plugfest for RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) solutions and the publication of the RoCE Interoperability List on the IBTA website. Fifteen member companies participated, bringing their RoCE adapters, cables and switches for testing to the event. Products that successfully passed the testing have Read more…

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Ten Students Named to XSEDE Scholars Program

Aug 24, 2015 |

Aug. 24 — Ten STEM students have been named to the XSEDE Scholars program, an outreach and educational effort that reveals the full reach and potential of XSEDE’s resources and services to undergraduates and graduates. This 2015-16 cohort is the fifth generation of this program, which aims to engage with underrepresented groups in computational science. As part Read more…

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Blue Waters Internship Program Seeks Mentors and Applicants

Aug 24, 2015 |

Aug. 24 — To help prepare the next generation of supercomputing researchers, the Blue Waters project offers paid internships to undergraduate students across the country. Interns participate in a two-week hands-on workshop, introducing them to the basics of high-performance computing. After the workshop, each intern works with a mentor and pursues a computational research R&D Read more…

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Bright Computing Highlights Growing European Network of Resellers, Integrators, and OEMs

Aug 21, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 21 — Bright Computing, the leading provider of vendor-independent cluster and cloud management software, announces that it is significantly expanding its global network of channel partners, local resellers, local system integrators, as well as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The relationships are leading to collaborations resulting in increased business opportunities in its core Read more…

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Finalists Compete for ACM Gordon Bell Prize in HPC

Aug 21, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Aug. 21 — Five outstanding research efforts in high performance technical computing have been selected as finalists in supercomputing’s prestigious competition, the ACM Gordon Bell Prize in High Performance Computing. The $10,000 prize will be presented to a single winner during SC15 in Austin, TX (USA). The Gordon Bell Prize recognizes the extraordinary progress made each Read more…

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HP Reports 2015 Third Quarter Financial Results

Aug 21, 2015 |

Aug. 21 — HP has announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 third quarter ended July 31, 2015. Third quarter net revenue of $25.3 billion was down 8% from the prior-year period and down 2% on a constant currency basis. Third quarter GAAP diluted net earnings per share (EPS) was $0.47, down from $0.52 in the Read more…

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MGHPCC to Host Intel Xeon Phi Training Workshop

Aug 20, 2015 |

Aug. 20 — The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center together with Clemson University Cyberinfrastructure Technology Integration (CITI) Group and Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) is organizing an Intel Xeon Phi Training Workshop on Stampede supercomputer. The workshop will be hosted at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center on Monday, September 21 and Tuesday Read more…

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Q&A With SC15 Exhibits Chair Trey Breckenridge

Aug 20, 2015 |

Aug. 20 — The following is a brief Q&A with SC15 Exhibits Chair Trey Breckenridge, Director of High Performance Computing at the Mississippi State University (MSU), High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC2).  He has over 22 years of professional experience in high performance computing and computer support. His hobbies include aviation, hunting, and golf. He is a former Read more…

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TACC Supercomputers Assist With Heart Valve Research

Aug 20, 2015 |

Aug. 20 — New supercomputer models have come closer than ever to capturing the behavior of normal human heart valves and their replacements, according to recent studies by groups including scientists at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at The University of Texas at Austin and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University.The studies focused on Read more…

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D-Wave Systems Announces General Availability of the 2X Quantum Computer

Aug 20, 2015 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 20 —  D-Wave Systems Inc., the world’s first quantum computing company, today announced the general availability of the D-Wave 2X quantum computing system. The D-Wave 2X features a 1000+ qubit quantum processor and numerous design improvements that result in faster performance, higher precision and the ability to solve much larger problems. At 1000+ qubits, the Read more…

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