Off The Wire

HPC Advisory Council Kicks Off Fourth Annual RDMA Programming Competition

May 23, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 23 — Focused on supporting STEM student development, the HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC), a leading non-profit organization focused on High Performance Computing (HPC) education and outreach, officially launched its Fourth Annual RDMA Programming Competition in China this week. Designed to support undergraduate curriculum and talent development, this unique hands-on competition furthers students study, experience and mastery. Read more…

SC16 Student Cluster Competition to Mark Tenth Year With 14 Teams Competing

May 20, 2016 |

May 20 — The application reviews have been completed and the SC16 Student Cluster Competition (SCC) committee has invited 14 teams to compete in this year’s event in Salt Lake City. The teams hail from across the U.S., as well at Asia, Europe and South America.

The competition will feature six universities competing for the first time: Read more…

IBM to Offer NVIDIA Tesla M60 GPU Accelerator in the Cloud

May 20, 2016 |

DALLAS, Tex., May 20 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has become the first company to offer the NVIDIA Tesla M60 GPU accelerator in the cloud, giving companies of all sizes easier and more affordable access to the latest virtual desktop applications with no compromise to performance.

IBM continues to be in lock step with NVIDIA in bringing its latest GPU technology to the cloud. Read more…

XSEDE16 Announces Plenary Speaker

May 19, 2016 |

May 19 — Dr. Pamela McCauley has been named a plenary speaker for the XSEDE16 conference taking place July 17-21, 2016 in Miami. In this dynamic keynote address, McCauley will discuss the impact of innovation on individuals, nations, and the global society.

McCauley will highlight her State Department HIV/AIDS Health Care Service Delivery work as an application example of the critical impact of science and technology innovation. Read more…

SC16 Student Volunteer Deadline Quickly Approaching

May 19, 2016 |

May 19 — For those undergraduate and graduate students interested in being a Student Volunteer at SC16 time is quickly running out.

Benefits include making mentor connections, attending workshops, access to world-class technical sessions, and forging relationships that will last your entire career.

Student Volunteers play a key role in supporting the overall conference and conference attendees. Read more…

Supercomputing Leader Steve Oberlin to Give NCSA 30th Anniversary Featured Lectures

May 19, 2016 |

May 19 — Steve Oberlin, chief technology officer for accelerated computing at NVIDIA, will give two NCSA 30th Anniversary Featured Lectures on May 26. The morning talk is tailored for NCSA staff, Computer Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering students and faculty. The second talk is open to the public. Read more…

Tabor Communications Launches New Native Advertising Platform: The Solution Channel

May 18, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 18 — Tabor Communications Inc. (TCI), a leading international media and services company, and publishers of industry leading online advanced-scale computing publications including HPCwire, EnterpriseTech, and Datanami, today announced the release of the new native advertising platform, called “The Solution Channel,” as part of their network of high tech computing publications covering the people and technologies that are ushering in the next generation of computing. Read more…

PRACEdays16 Concludes

May 18, 2016 |

May 18 — PRACEdays16 was held from Tuesday, May 10, to Thursday, May 12, 2016, in Prague, Czech Republic. More than 220 participants joined the plenary and parallel sessions for keynote presentations and discussions about and between science, industry and HPC.

This year for the first time, PRACEdays16 became the center point of the European HPC Summit Week, which started with a workshop organized by EXDCI on Monday May 9, following by a EuroLab4HPC workshop on Tuesday May 10, and ending with an ETP4HPC workshop on Thursday May 11. Read more…

Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Center Established

May 18, 2016 |

May 18 — Lincoln Laboratory has been a world leader in interactive supercomputing since the 1950s. In 1955, TX-0, the first fully transistor-based computer, was built to support a wide range of research at the Laboratory and the MIT campus, and became the basis for the second largest computing company in the world, Digital Equipment Corporation. Read more…

Supercomputing Helping Clean Up Waste From WWII

May 17, 2016 |

May 17 — More than seven decades after the end of WWII, radioactive waste from the Manhattan Project is still awaiting cleanup.

Progress at sites around the country—the largest is Hanford in southeastern Washington—has been slow, costly and plagued with problems.

Cleaning up radioactive waste is incredibly complicated. Read more…