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Pushing Broader Skills: HPC and Beyond

Dec 19, 2014 |

The old adage “knowledge is power” rings true in the technology sector, where both broad and deep knowledge within any given company translates into the power to most effectively support customers, from design through implementation. Not every employee has all of the knowledge necessary to most effectively serve customers, however, technology companies are faced with Read more…

How the US Could Achieve Superconducting Supercomputing in Five Years

Dec 9, 2014 |

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has officially commenced a multi-year research effort to develop a superconducting computer as a long-term solution to the power, cooling and space constraints that afflict modern high-performance computing. First revealed in February 2013, when the agency put out a call for proposals, the Cryogenic Computer Complexity (C3) program Read more…

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…

Short Takes

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Dec 19, 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.   HPC for the holidays! We’re installing Read more…

Tulane Accelerates Discovery with Hybrid Supercomputer

Dec 16, 2014 |

The rich culture and distinctive charm of the city of New Orleans served as the backdrop for this year’s annual Supercomputing Conference (SC14). If you haven’t been before, residents of the Big Easy will urge you to visit the uptown campus of Tulane University. Renowned for its beautiful trees and landscaping, the university is also a prominent Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Dec 12, 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. Busy year. Stampede, Lonestar, Maverick supercomputers did Read more…

‘Piz Dora’ Piggybacks Swiss Supercomputer ‘Piz Daint’

Dec 11, 2014 |

Already the world’s most energy-efficient petascale supercomputer, “Piz Daint” – the Cray XC30 system installed at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) – is even more powerful, thanks to multicore Cray XC40 extension called “Piz Dora.” Following a local naming convention, the monikers were inspired by mountains of the Swiss Ortler Alps with Piz Daint as the “inner Read more…

IBM, Jülich Explore Brain-Inspired Computing

Dec 10, 2014 |

In a recent blog entry, IBM’s Thorsten Mühge discusses the emerging field of “brain inspired computing” in the context of its potential to revolutionize the computer industry. The research area is taking off as an alternative to the current “Von Neumann” architecture, which extends back to 1945. Writes Mühge: “This design is extremely powerful for Read more…

Off the Wire

UH Puts Cray CS Cluster Supercomputer Into Production

Dec 22, 2014 |

SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 22 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced that the University of Hawaii (UH) has put a Cray CS cluster supercomputer into production. The new Cray system is the University’s first centralized high performance computing system, and will be located on the UH Manoa Campus in a new state-of-the-art 8,000 square Read more…

Paul Langan to Lead ORNL’s Neutron Sciences Directorate

Dec 19, 2014 |

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 19 — Paul Langan, a senior scientist and distinguished research staff member at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named ORNL’s Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Neutron Sciences. Langan will lead the laboratory’s neutron science activities, which include two leading DOE Office of Science user facilities for neutron scattering Read more…

Washington University in St. Louis Receives New HPC Cluster

Dec 17, 2014 |

Dec. 17 — Advanced Clustering Technologies this week installed a new HPC cluster to meet the current and future high performance computing needs at Washington University in St. Louis. The university supports a large, diverse user community including researchers from disciplines not usually associated with HPC such as Economists and Radiologists. “We needed a heterogeneous mix of Read more…

Mark Dean Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Dec 16, 2014 |

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 16 — Mark Dean, a professor in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Engineering and an icon in the world of personal computing, has added another title to his already prestigious career: National Academy of Inventors Fellow for 2014. Dean, the Fisher Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Read more…

University of Stuttgart to Use Bright Cluster Manager for HPC Datacenter

Dec 16, 2014 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 16 — Bright Computing, a leading provider of management solutions for clusters and clouds, today announced that it is providing Bright Cluster Manager software to the Institute of Aircraft Design at the University of Stuttgart for use in its high performance computing (HPC) data center. The university says that Bright’s user-friendly interface was the primary reason Read more…

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