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Monday Twitter Roundup

Nov 17, 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…

Combustion Simulation in the Exascale Era

Nov 13, 2014 |

One of the many excellent sessions at SC14 will address how the twin technologies of HPC and big data are coalescing to enable major scientific breakthroughs in the field of turbulent combustion. As part of the SC14 Technical Program, Jacqueline H. Chen, a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at the Combustion Research Facility at Sandia National Laboratories, Read more…

CERN Details OpenStack Journey

Nov 4, 2014 |

At the OpenStack Summit in Paris, France, CERN’s Infrastructure Services Manager Tim Bell gave the general session audience an overview of his institution’s experiences moving to OpenStack, which he characterizes as a “cultural and technology transformation.” CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, supports 11,000 physicists from around the world. These scientists use the facilities Read more…

The Exascale Revolution

Oct 23, 2014 |

The post-petascale era is marked by systems with far greater parallelism and architectural complexity. Failing some game-changing innovation, crossing the next 1000x performance barrier will be more challenging than previous efforts. At the 2014 Argonne National Laboratory Training Program on Extreme Scale Computing (ATPESC), held in August, Professor Pete Beckman delivered a talk on “Exascale Architecture Trends” and their impact on the programming and executing of computational Read more…

HPC in Higher Education

Oct 21, 2014 |

Whilst HPC systems form a relatively small part of most organisations’ IT infrastructure, they often demand the most attention. They are like the disruptive child at school who make up 5% – yet demand 30% of the resources. As a result, HPC systems are relatively unique and pose quite a challenge to most organisations who have them. Read more…

Short Takes

DARPA Targets Autocomplete for Programmers

Nov 6, 2014 |

If Rice University computer scientists have their way, writing computer software could become as easy as searching the Internet. Two dozen computer scientists from Rice, the University of Texas-Austin, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the company GrammaTech have joined forces to turn this promise into a reality. With $11 million in DARPA-funding, the group will Read more…

From Quantified Self to Personalized Medicine

Nov 6, 2014 |

The University of Washington Computer Science and Engineering Distinguished Lecture series recently welcomed Calit2 luminary Larry Smarr to speak on a very interesting topic, bringing wellness into the digital age. Smarr is the founding Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), a UC San Diego/UC Irvine partnership. Smarr was also the Read more…

Titan Advances Superconductivity Research

Nov 5, 2014 |

Once again, the Department of Energy’s Titan supercomputer has helped propel a scientific breakthrough with far-ranging implications. Researchers with Rutgers University have used the 27-petaflops supercomputer, a key resource of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), to advance their understanding of the link between spin dynamics and superconductivity. As explained in this feature article from ORNL’s Read more…

Canada’s Fastest Supercomputer Joins Ebola Fight

Nov 5, 2014 |

Canadian researchers have turned the country’s fastest supercomputer into an Ebola-fighting machine. There are no approved vaccines for Ebola yet, but Chematria, a startup supported by the University of Toronto, is hot on the trail of a drug that will put a stop to the deadly epidemic. Through a partnership with the University of Toronto Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Oct 30, 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…

Off the Wire

Quanta Recognized with HPCwire Award

Nov 18, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 18 — Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) has been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2014 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC14), in New Orleans. QCT was recognized with the Editors’ Choice Award: Top 5 Vendors to Watch. The coveted annual HPCwire Readers’ Read more…

IT4Innovations Supercomputing Center Selects SGI Supercomputer to Advance Research

Nov 18, 2014 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Nov. 18 — SGI, a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced that the IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center in the Czech Republic selected an SGI supercomputer to advance research in a variety of fields including nanotechnology, computational chemistry, hydrology, engineering, material science and drug development. The Read more…

MSI Supercomputer to Utilize Mellanox InfiniBand

Nov 18, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 18 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the integration of its Switch-IB EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand switch systems in the HP-deployed, 712-node supercomputer at the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) at the University of Minnesota, making it the first Read more…

Cray Wins Six HPCwire Awards

Nov 18, 2014 |

SEATTLE, Wash. and NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 18 — At the 2014 Supercomputing Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced the Company won six awards from the readers and editors of HPCwire, as part of the publication’s 2014 Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards. This marks the 11th consecutive year Cray has been selected for multiple HPCwire Read more…

New Orleans Becomes Home to Fastest Internet Hub in the World

Nov 18, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 18 — SCinet, the undisputed fastest computer network in the world, is now live! Beginning Sunday, November 16, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center became home to the fastest and most innovative computer network, delivering more than 1.3 trillion bits per second (terabits per second!) of network bandwidth to the Supercomputing Conference Read more…