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NASA Debuts Stunning CO2 Visualization

Nov 25, 2014 |

In keeping with the SC spirit of HPC matters, we wanted to share another amazing example of supercomputing in action. Last week, NASA officials released the first ever ultra-high-resolution computer model of global atmospheric carbon dioxide. The simulation, which can be seen below, depicts the puffs and swirls of carbon dioxide as it circumnavigates the globe. While we wrote about Read more…

UT Austin Nabs Third Consecutive Student Cluster Win

Nov 21, 2014 |

Huge cheers broke out in the New Orleans Theater inside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center today when Team Longhorn from the University of Texas at Austin was declared the overall winner of the SC Student Cluster Competition for the third year in a row. Making the remarkable string of victories even more impressive, it was Read more…

Thursday Twitter Roundup

Nov 21, 2014 |

In celebration of SC14, we’ve decided to put together a daily list of some the top tweets from the event. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you a window into the happenings of SC14. Check back in tomorrow to see what’s new and perhaps you’ll even see your own tweets at some Read more…

Wednesday Twitter Roundup

Nov 19, 2014 |

In celebration of SC14, we’ve decided to put together a daily list of some the top tweets from the event. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you a window into the happenings of SC14. Check back in tomorrow to see what’s new and perhaps you’ll even see your own tweets at some Read more…

Why HPC Matters

Nov 19, 2014 |

When the SC14 show floor opened in New Orleans Monday night, signage everywhere proclaimed this year’s theme: HPC Matters. The new program, first announced at last year’s show in Denver, is all about broader engagement. It’s about getting the word out to the public – to policymakers, educators and regular people – about the role HPC Read more…

Short Takes

UChicago Life Science Cluster Gets $2M Makeover

Nov 26, 2014 |

Beagle, the Cray XE6 supercomputer that has served University of Chicago biology and medical researchers for the last three years, is about to get an overhaul thanks to a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. Already an integral high-performance computing resource for UChicago’s biomedical research community, the upgrade will set the stage Read more…

SC14 Hits a High Note in New Orleans

Nov 24, 2014 |

The 26th annual Supercomputing Conference (SC14) was a show to remember. The six day event brought together more than 10,000 attendees to the expansive Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La., last week, breaking a few records and establishing several firsts for the high-profile conference series. If you were one of the 10,198 registered attendees at the Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Nov 13, 2014 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Click here to view the top tweets Read more…

UK Project Tackles Bike Helmet Safety

Nov 13, 2014 |

There are certain HPC projects that stand out for their ability to help humankind in practical ways. One recent example of such a project combines state-of-the-art 3D printing and supercomputing technology to develop next generation bicycle helmets that can reduce the risk of serious brain injury. Cardiff University colleagues Dr. Peter Theobald and Dr. Philip Read more…

LANL Showcases Supercomputing History

Nov 12, 2014 |

Los Alamos National Laboratory is celebrating 100. Not 100 years, but 100 supercomputers. The center that is best known for its role supporting national security for the last seven decades is also widely hailed as a premier supercomputing site. “Computing power for our Laboratory’s national security mission is a huge part of our proud legacy, and Read more…

Off the Wire

Universities Register for ASC15

Nov 26, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 26 — On Nov. 18th (CST), the 2015 ASC student supercomputer challenge (hereafter ASC15, more at asc-events.org) has successfully concluded the orientation at the Supercomputing Conference 14 in New Orleans, LA. 34 international universities have registered for ASC15 on scene. Registered universities include Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Colorado, University of Tennessee, University of California, Los Angeles, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Read more…

Bull Unveils Exascale Program

Nov 25, 2014 |

PARIS, France, Nov. 25 — Bull, an Atos company, has unveiled its exascale program. The main ambition of this program is to design and develop in Europe the next generation of supercomputers that will contribute to producing world-class solutions for both research and industrial purposes. With one of the largest teams dedicated to High-Performance Computing (HPC) Read more…

Two Berkeley Lab Scientists Named AAAS Fellows

Nov 25, 2014 |

Nov. 25 — Two scientists from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for 2014.  William Collins, a climate scientist with Berkeley Lab’s  Earth Sciences Division, and Heinz Frei, a chemist with Berkeley Lab’s Physical Biosciences Division, were among the 401 Read more…

NSF Announces Support for New Supercomputing Acquisitions

Nov 24, 2014 |

Nov. 24 — Tens of thousands of researchers nationwide currently harness the power of massive supercomputers to solve research problems that cannot be answered in the lab. However, studies show this represents only a fraction of the potential users of such resources. As supercomputing–also known as high performance computing or HPC–becomes central to the work Read more…

Terascala TeraOS Software Powering HPC Storage Systems at CAC

Nov 24, 2014 |

BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 24 — Terascala, the industry leader in High Performance Computing (HPC) storage management software, today announced that its TeraOS software is powering two HPC storage systems 24×7 at the Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing (CAC). For these systems, Terascala provides the software stack that has been pre-certified on the Dell | Terascala HPC Storage Solution (HSS). Cornell Read more…