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Weekly Twitter Roundup

May 26, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. A before and after illustrating the positive influence @NVIDIATesla has had on modern technology #NVIDIA #HPC #GPU Read more…

IU Receives NSF Grant to Develop Tool to Measure Impact of Campus-Based Cyberinfrastructure

May 26, 2016 |

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., May 26 — Have you ever wondered about the exact impact of the resources universities devote to cyberinfrastructure? Now, decision-makers in higher education will be able to easily find out. Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, Indiana University is developing an online service that will make it easier for university administrators to Read more…

UMass Dartmouth Hosts Massachusetts-Wide HPC Day

May 26, 2016 |

May 26 — Today, major advances in nearly all types of science and engineering are aided by computation. Indeed, high-performance computing (HPC) or supercomputing is now considered as the third pillar of scientific discovery alongside experiment and theory. Massachusetts universities (both public and private) excel in this emerging area and have a strong and diverse Read more…

Details Announced for Teratec Forum Workshop

May 26, 2016 |

May 26 — Big Data and HPC applications never cease to amaze! For this Teratec Forum 2016 “technology” workshop, we turn the spotlight on “HPC, Connected Objects, and IIoT Infrastructures“. This workshop will focus on the new high performance infrastructure and simulation technologies integrated into the IIoT infrastructures that will increasingly be used in the complex systems of tomorrow.  Objective: Read more…

Argonne’s New Tech Incubator Includes Access to Mira Supercomputer

May 25, 2016 |

May 25 — Developing transformative energy technologies and cleaner manufacturing processes and new materials requires more than a great idea and some committed people. It takes an innovation ecosystem. To meet this challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and Argonne National Laboratory announced today a new innovation Read more…

Bioinformatics Institute Sees Advancement in Research With Help of TACC

May 25, 2016 |

May 25 — Many of the Texas Advanced Computing Center’s (TACC) feature stories highlight the impact of advanced computing for a specific research project. But for one of TACC’s users, the introduction of advanced computing and computational expertise resulted in a fundamental shift in the direction of the institute. For over five years, the Center for Read more…

Sri Sathya Sai Institute in India Chooses Bright Technology

May 25, 2016 |

May 25 — Today, Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, announced that Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (SSSIHL) in India has chosen Bright infrastructure management technology to manage its high performance computing (HPC) environment. SSSIHL  a Deemed University was established in 1981 by Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust which Read more…

Ron Brachman Joins Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute as New Director

May 25, 2016 |

May 25 — Cornell Tech today announced that Ron Brachman, a computer scientist who is an internationally recognized authority on artificial intelligence, will join the campus as the new Director of the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute. The Jacobs Institute embodies the academic partnership between Cornell University and the Technion Israel-Institute of Technology at Read more…

India Readies First of 70-Plus Supercomputers for 2017

May 24, 2016 |

India is set to stand up an indigenously-built supercomputer next year, according to a Times of India report. The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) will be overseeing the construction of this “PARAM” series system, which will be the first of more than 70 systems slated to be built under India’s National Supercomputing Mission. Read more…

ORNL Researchers Create Framework for Easier, Effective FPGA Programming

May 24, 2016 |

Programmability and portability problems have long inhibited broader use of FPGA technology. FPGAs are already widely and effectively used in many dedicated applications (accelerated packet processing, for example), but generally not in situations that require ‘reconfiguring’ the FPGA to accommodate different applications. A group of researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory is hoping to change that.

ORNL to Open Chattanooga Office

May 24, 2016 |

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 23, 2016 – The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will open an office at EPB headquarters in Chattanooga’s Innovation District that will link local companies to the national laboratory’s resources and expertise. ORNL Director Thom Mason announced the office today at the Southeast Regional Energy Innovation Workshop at The Chattanoogan Read more…

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, 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 Read more…

TACC Wrangler Supports Zika Hackathon

May 19, 2016 |

By now most people have heard of Zika, the mosquito-borne disease that can cause fever and birth defects and that threatens to spread to the United States from Latin and South America. Earlier this week more than 50 data scientists, engineers, and University of Texas students gathered for the “Austin Zika Hackathon” at big data Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

May 19, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. #ISC16 registration numbers are looking good. We might as well reach 3,000 attendees 🙂 Looking forward to 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 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. Accelerating Science, Technology, and Cognition: GPUs Read more…

Machine Learning Advances Fight Against Cancer

May 18, 2016 |

Developing effective tools against cancer has been a long, complicated endeavor with successes and disappointments. Despite all, cancer remains the leading cause of death worldwide. Now, machine learning and data analytics are being recruited as tools in the effort fight the disease and show significant promise according to two recent papers. In one paper – An Analytics Approach to Designing Combination Chemotherapy Regimens for Cancer – researchers from MIT and Stanford “propose models that use machine learning and optimization to suggest regimens to be tested in phase II and phase III trials.”

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 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 Read more…