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DOE Exascale Plan Gets Support with Caveats

Jul 28, 2015 |

The DOE and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) plan to develop and deploy exascale technology by 2023 received strong backing yesterday from an Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC) sub-committee but with caveats in the form of seven recommendations for strengthening management of the Exascale Computing Initiative (ECI). Subcommittee chair, Dan Reed, vice president Read more…

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Cray Comes Back to TACC

Jul 20, 2015 |

Last week, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) revealed that it would be continuing the legacy of the Lonestar supercomputer series and reviving its relationship with Cray, the supercomputer maker behind the very first Lonestar system (circa 1997-2002). The original Lonestar was a 50-gigaflops Cray T3E with 88 processsors. With Lonestar 5, TACC is installing Read more…

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Tsinghua University Wins Gold at ISC Student Cluster Contest

Jul 16, 2015 |

At an awards ceremony held yesterday at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt, Germany, a packed theater cheered on the winners of the fourth HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition and celebrated the victory of China’s Tsinghua University team as the sleep-deprived students took to the stage to collect their fifth student challenge gold cup (and second ISC win). The Read more…

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LINPACK’s ‘Companion Metric’ Gains Traction

Jul 15, 2015 |

The TOP500 organizers published their 45th twice-yearly list this week in tandem with ISC 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. What is becoming increasingly clear, as our analysis piece covered and as many in the community have also pointed out, is that the salad days of “better-than-Moore’s” performance growth hit an inflection point in 2008. We went into the Read more…

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China Scores Fifth TOP500 Win with Tianhe-2

Jul 14, 2015 |

When China grabbed the TOP500 crown for its Tianhe-2 supercomputer in June 2013 with double the peak FLOPS of the next fastest machine (Titan at Oak Ridge National Laboratory), could anyone have foreseen that the machine would still hold on to the top spot a full two years later? As we can see from the 45th edition Read more…

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Short Takes

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 23, 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 SC09 When F.Berman received Read more…

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White House Prioritizes HPC Investment

Jul 22, 2015 |

A memorandum released by the White House earlier this month cites high-performance computing and big data as essential technology areas for 21st century governance. Building on the administration’s past budget priorities, the memo calls for federal agencies to prioritize a set of nine science and technology areas when making coordinated FY 2017 Budget submissions to the Office of Read more…

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Tackling Power and Resilience at Exascale

Jul 21, 2015 |

Although the utility of FLOPS-driven benchmarks can make for interesting debate, the fact remains that major supercomputing milestones, like 1,000X performance advances, are integral to scientific discovery and also serve to drive interest and investment in the HPC ecosystem at large. The boon of accelerators helped propel HPC past the petascale marker in 2008, but fielding an Read more…

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Tuesday’s ISC15 Twitter Roundup

Jul 14, 2015 |

To celebrate ISC 2015, we’ve decided to bring back our daily ISC Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto some of the excitement that’s occurring. The top tweets from today are provided below. Check back in tomorrow for an entirely updated list. Read more…

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Monday’s ISC15 Twitter Roundup

Jul 13, 2015 |

To celebrate ISC 2015, we’ve decided to bring back our daily ISC Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto some of the excitement that’s occurring. The top tweets from today are provided below. Check back in tomorrow for an entirely updated list. Read more…

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Off the Wire

SC15 Conference Extends Deadlines for Remaining Tech Program Submissions

Jul 27, 2015 |

July 27 — The deadline for remaining SC15 Technical Program submissions has been extended to Friday, Aug. 7. SC15 will be held November 15-20 in Austin, Texas. Programs still accepting submissions are:  Emerging Technologies  Posters  ACM Student Research Competition Posters  Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)  Scientific Visualization and Data Analytics Showcase Program  Doctoral Showcase Visit the Technical Program page Read more…

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BlueBEAR Producing Research Simulations in Less Time

Jul 27, 2015 |

July 27 — Researchers across the University of Birmingham using a centrally funded High Performance Computing (HPC) service will now benefit from additional modeling power and a wider range of services following a complete replacement of their previous HPC system, which had been installed in 2007. The University of Birmingham also provides additional compute power Read more…

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Milwaukee Institute Receives WEDC Grant to Expand HPC Offerings to Tech Enterprises

Jul 27, 2015 |

MILWAUKEE, Wis., July 27 — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has awarded a $750,000 grant to the Milwaukee Institute to help the non-profit computational research center greatly expand its high-performance computing offerings for use by area tech enterprises. The grant enables the Institute to expand its computational systems and services, including advanced modeling, simulation, Read more…

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Brocade and CERN openlab Collaborate on SDN Network Evolution

Jul 27, 2015 |

BRACKNELL, U.K. and SAN JOSE, Calif., July 27 — Brocade today announced a partnership with CERN openlab to help the world’s largest and most respected centre for scientific research develop a long-term software-defined networking (SDN) strategy for the New IP. Brocade has been named an official networking contributor member to CERN openlab, building on its previous relationship as a technology supplier Read more…

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GCS Remains a Strong Force in HPC

Jul 24, 2015 |

BERLIN, Germany, July 24 — The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) resumes its status of a global heavyweight in High-Performance Computing (HPC). This is shown in the latest version of the TOP500 (7/2015) listing the fastest supercomputers in the world. Strongest GCS representative in this list remains supercomputer JUQUEEN of GCS member centre Jülich Supercomputing Read more…

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