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XSEDE14 Workshop Wrestles with Reproducibility

Aug 19, 2014 |

Imagine that you are trying to create a new sauce for a special dish, or the perfect adhesive for a new aircraft, or you’re flying a helicopter looking for victims of a natural disaster — and you succeed at each of these. This is wonderful news for your dinner guests, or the company that will Read more…

Inspiring the Next Generation of Women to Blaze Trails & Embrace STEM Careers

Aug 18, 2014 |

I recently returned from vacation in Orlando, Fla. where I had the opportunity to visit the Kennedy Space Center for the first time. It was exciting to see our customers and partners’ logos lining the walls as reminders of what HPC has helped create. As I toured the launch sites and walked the halls of the Read more…

NERSC Launches Exascale Readiness Program with Intel, Cray

Aug 11, 2014 |

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is collaborating with supercomputing vendors Intel and Cray to prepare for Cori, the Cray XC supercomputer scheduled to be deployed at NERSC in 2016. Named in honor of American biochemist Gerty Cori, the next-generation supercomputer will have a sustained performance that is at least ten times that Read more…

Academic HPC and Cloud Services Start to Blur

Aug 6, 2014 |

Stuttgart HPC Center (HLRS) director Michael Resch will present the ISC Cloud keynote on “HPC & Simulation in the Cloud – How Academia & Industry Can Benefit,” at the conference this September. ISC Cloud, the fifth in the series, will take place September 29 and 30 in Heidelberg, Germany. As an HPC cloud skeptic in Read more…

Austrian HPC Consortium Meets Demanding Inter-node Communication Challenge with Intel True Scale Fabric

Aug 6, 2014 |

The Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC) refers to a collaboration of high-performance computing resources designed to support a consortium of multiple institutions in Austria consisting of the University of Vienna (UNVIE), the Vienna University of Technology (TUVIE), the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU), the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), and Read more…

Short Takes

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Sep 11, 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…

The Nuts and Bolts of Nuclear Stewardship

Sep 10, 2014 |

Sometimes the impetus behind large-scale computing endeavors can be surprising. Take the case of nuts and bolts. Given the right context, these everyday objects become a much bigger deal. Like when the context is nuclear missile design. Every component of a nuclear weapon body must go through a painstaking review process. As an article at Deixis Magazine Read more…

House Bill Takes Aim at Exascale

Sep 10, 2014 |

The House of Representatives passed an exascale computing support bill Monday highlighting once again the link between next-generation HPC and national competitiveness. The American Super Computing Leadership Act of 2014 (H.R. 2495) seeks to “amend the Department of Energy High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004 to improve the high-end computing research and development program of the Department of Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Sep 4, 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…

Deconstructing the Hummingbird’s Hover

Sep 2, 2014 |

Ever wonder how a hummingbird is able to hover in mid-air, appearing for a moment to defy the laws of gravity? You’re not alone. Vanderbilt University mechanical engineer Haoxiang Luo accessed the XSEDE’s Lonestar supercomputer to run 3D simulations of a hummingbird flight in an attempt to deconstruct its mysterious powers. Science Writer Jorge Salazar details Luo’s Read more…

Off the Wire

LANL Teams with HPC Groups for Advanced Climate Change Understanding

Sep 25, 2014 |

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Sept. 25 — With President Obama announcing climate-support initiatives this week at the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit, the US Department of Energy national laboratories are teaming with academia and the private sector to develop the most advanced climate and Earth system computer model yet created.  For Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers, Read more…

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre Introduces Petascale Pioneers Program

Sep 25, 2014 |

Sept. 25 — The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre’s Petascale Pioneers program is bringing the world’s best researchers to Australia, using ‘Magnus’, the most advanced scientific supercomputer in the Southern Hemisphere. The Centre has awarded almost 90 million CPU-hours for pioneering research projects to use the petascale supercomputer Magnus from September to December 2014. These projects are Read more…

ELEKS and NVIDIA Co-Organize Ukraine GPU Meetup

Sep 25, 2014 |

LVIV, Ukraine, Sept. 25 — ELEKS is excited to announce the company’s sponsorship of the inaugural GPU Computing Lviv meetup – the first ever local NVIDIA-supported CUDA community event, held on September 25, 2014 at ELEKS headquarters in Lviv, Ukraine. The event creates an opportunity for local CUDA experts and technology professionals to meet in person, share Read more…

Registration Now Open for 2014 Technology Exchange Conference

Sep 24, 2014 |

Sept. 24 — Registration is now open for the 2014 Technology Exchange, a leading technical event in the global research and education networking community. The annual meeting is co-organized by ESnet, the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network, and Internet2. The conference will be held Oct. 27-30 in Indianapolis. The annual meeting brings together a Read more…

MST Selects SGI UV 2000 to Enhance Research

Sep 24, 2014 |

MILPITAS, Calif. and TOKYO, Japan, Sept. 24 — SGI Japan, Ltd., part of a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics, and data management, SGI, today announced that the Foundation for Promotion of Material Science and Technology of Japan (MST) selected the SGI UV 2000 to enhance its basic research regarding materials, analysis Read more…