Off The Wire

CCR Receives $9M Grant to Improve Tool That Maximizes Supercomputing Performance

May 15, 2015 |

BUFFALO, N.Y., May 15 — Walt Disney World and supercomputing facilities have something in common: waiting lines. Like tourists queuing up to ride Space Mountain and other attractions, researchers who rely on high performance computers to tackle complex scientific problems also must wait their turn because the demand to use these powerful machines outpaces their Read more…

Red Hat to Partner With Discovery Park Center to Fund Doctoral Research Position

May 15, 2015 |

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and RALEIGH, N.C., May 15 — Purdue University and Red Hat Inc., the world’s leading open-source solutions, are collaborating to create a two-year doctoral research position for Discovery Park’s Research Center for Open Digital Innovation. The Red Hat Doctoral Researcher in Open Innovation Communities, made possible through Red Hat’s $100,000 gift to Purdue, is designed Read more…

QLogic Announces Appointment of Jay A. Rossiter to Board of Directors

May 14, 2015 |

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 14 –– QLogic Corp., a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced that Jay A. Rossiter has been appointed to its board of directors. Rossiter has extensive executive experience working with technology companies and currently serves as Senior Vice President of the Cloud Platform Group at Yahoo! Prior to that, Rossiter was the Read more…

Cirrascale and UGI Partner

May 14, 2015 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 14 — Cirrascale Corporation, a premier developer of build-to-order, open architecture blade-based and rackmount computing infrastructure, today announced its partnership with UNICOM Government Incorporated (UGI) to help expand its solutions and capabilities being provided to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) for the Solution for Enterprise-Wide Procurement Read more…

Nominations for SC15 Cray, Fernbach, and Kennedy Awards Due July 1

May 13, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., May 13 — Each year, the global supercomputing community honors a handful of the leading contributors to the field with the presentation of the IEEE Seymour Cray Computer Science and Engineering Award, the IEEE Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award and the ACM-IEEE Ken Kennedy Award. Nominations for these awards to be presented at SC15 Read more…

GCS Supercomputers Assist Research Project Praised by Physics Nobel Prize Winner

May 13, 2015 |

BERLIN, Germany, May 13 — A large-scale research project in computational elementary particle physics, carried out on GCS supercomputers, attracted the attention of scientists from all around the world. The simulations run by a research team of the Bergische Universität Wuppertal under leadership of Professor Zoltán Fodor resulted in finally calculating the small neutron-proton mass Read more…

HLRS and CD-adapco Collaborate

May 13, 2015 |

May 13 — CD-adapco, the largest privately held CFD-focused provider of Computer Aided Engineering software, announced today a new standard in performance and scalability for industrial CFD software. Working in partnership with High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) and SICOS BW, STAR-CCM+ was run on the entirety of the 1.045 PetaFlop Hermit cluster, managing to Read more…

Altair PBS Professional to Manage Workload for Met Office Supercomputer

May 12, 2015 |

TROY, Mich., May 12 — Altair today announced that its industry-leading workload management product for high-performance computing (HPC), PBS Professional, has been selected to manage workload for the Cray supercomputing system being installed by the Met Office, the British government’s national weather service. The selection of PBS Professional occurred as part of a Cray contract to provide the Met Read more…

SC15 Video Highlights Brain Simulations That Help Parkinson’s Patients

May 12, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., May 12 — An enlightening video series launched by the SC (Supercomputing) conference steering committee in 2013 aims to illustrate how high performance computing is impacting everyday life – from manufacturing to storm prediction to the making of Hollywood blockbusters. The latest in the series is a short video highlighting the innovative work being done Read more…

Illinois Researchers Selected for NCSA Fellowships

May 12, 2015 |

May 12 — Thirteen faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been selected to receive one-year fellowships that will enable their research teams to pursue collaborative projects with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. NCSA’s fellowship program aims to catalyze and develop long-term collaborations between the center and campus researchers, particularly in Read more…