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Something for Everyone at GPU Technology Conference

Mar 23, 2015 |

Once relegated to the category of specialized gaming hardware, today’s graphics processors are solving some of the world’s toughest computing problems. During GTC15 last week in San Jose, the full breadth and depth of session topics provided even more evidence of how far graphics processors have come from their gaming roots. And while this year deep Read more…

New Models for Research, Part II

Mar 16, 2015 |

In the second of a four-part series, Jay Etchings, director of operations for research computing, and senior HPC architect at Arizona State University lays out the concept of the campus cloud, a Research as a Service (RaaS) model with elements of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and bare metal IaaS.

Argonne’s Paul Messina on Training for Extreme-Scale

Mar 12, 2015 |

Paul Messina, director of science for the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), discusses the primary objectives, curriculum and importance of the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC), now in its third year. HPCwire: Can you give us an overview of the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC)? Paul Messina: Absolutely, Tiffany. The ATPESC Read more…

New Models for Research Computing, Part I

Mar 9, 2015 |

In the first of a four-part series, Jay Etchings, director of operations for research computing, and senior HPC architect at Arizona State University lays out the concept of the next-generation cyberinfrastructure, a set of integrated technology components working together to support the diverse needs of the research community across disciplines and across scale. Where does high-performance computing go from Read more…

SC15 Chair on HPC Transforms, Diversity Outreach, and Austin

Mar 3, 2015 |

SC15 General Chair Jackie Kern is hardly new to the HPC community. A member of the SC planning committee since 2003, Kern led the building of SCINET in 2007. The largest network in the world for a week, it delivered multicast video conferencing, among other things, onsite and around the world. As general chair this Read more…

Short Takes

India Greenlights $730 Million Supercomputing Grid

Mar 26, 2015 |

The Indian government has approved a seven-year supercomputing program worth $730 million (Rs. 4,500-crore) intended to restore the nation’s status as a world-class computing power. The prime mandate of the National Supercomputing Mission, first revealed last October, is the construction of a vast supercomputing grid connecting academic and R&D institutions and select departments and ministries. The Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 26, 2015 |

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. #GTC15 @cray_inc is by far the #HPC Read more…

Making the Case for HPC Just Got Easier

Mar 24, 2015 |

A new study highlights the importance of locally available supercomputers to university research. Authored by a cross-disciplinary team of experts from Clemson University, the report provides compelling evidence connecting TOP500-level computing power with technical efficiency of research output. HPC users are well aware of the advantages that leadership computing confers in terms of competitiveness, innovation and other societal benefits, but policy makers require Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 19, 2015 |

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. RT @KAUST_News After much anticipation KAUST’s @cray_inc Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 12, 2015 |

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.   #TBT 'Gigabyte Gals': Women played integral Read more…

Off the Wire

SC15 Announces Call for Posters

Mar 26, 2015 |

March 26 — SC15 is soliciting submissions for posters that display cutting-edge research and work in progress in high performance computing, storage, networking and analysis. Posters provide an excellent opportunity for short presentations and informal discussions with conference attendees. Posters will be prominently displayed for the duration of the conference, giving presenters a chance to Read more…

DDN Storage Assists TRIUMF

Mar 24, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 24 — TRIUMF, one of the world’s leading subatomic physics laboratories and Canada’s national laboratory, is using DDN Storage SFA high-performance engine in combination with dCache, a global data distribution service, to help 3,000 scientists at 177 institutions across 38 countries collaborate on major scientific discoveries as part of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Read more…

Los Alamos Computer Simulation Improves Offshore Drill Rig Safety

Mar 24, 2015 |

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., March 24 — Los Alamos National Laboratory mechanical and thermal engineering researchers’ efforts to solve the complex problem of how ocean currents affect the infrastructure of floating oilrigs and their computational fluid dynamics (CFD) numerical simulations received recognition from ANSYS Inc., a company that provides computer-based engineering simulation capabilities. “Because energy resources Read more…

ISC 2015 Keynotes to Focus on Latest Innovations and Future Challenges

Mar 18, 2015 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, March 18 — World-renowned for automotive quality and safety, Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz cars are also highly innovative. To share the inside story, Dr. Jürgen Kohler, the head of NVH CAE and Vehicle Concepts at Daimler AG, will talk about “High-Performance Computing – Highly Efficient Development – Mercedes-Benz Cars” at the opening keynote at this Read more…

PRACE Completes First Phase of Pre-Commercial Procurement

Mar 16, 2015 |

March 16 — PRACE is pleased to announce that Phase I of its Pre-commercial Procurement (PCP) was completed on March 9, 2015. PRACE started this pre-commercial procurement (PCP) to obtain R&D services which should result in future PRACE HPC systems to become more energy efficient. The process is highly competitive, and during Phase I the Read more…