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The Importance of Team Science at XSEDE15

Aug 7, 2015 |

“I’m continuously inspired by her passion, her commitment and her innovative approaches for advancing research, education and the recruitment and retention for a larger and more diverse community of practitioners,” said Scott Lathrop, XSEDE director of Education and Outreach, as he introduced Dr. Ann Quiroz Gates to the podium at the 4th annual XSEDE15 conference. Read more…

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New National HPC Strategy Is Bold, Important and More Daunting than US Moonshot

Aug 6, 2015 |

“In order to maximize the benefits of HPC for economic competitiveness and scientific discovery, the United States Government must create a coordinated Federal strategy in HPC research, development, and deployment.” With these words, the President of the United States established the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) through Executive Order to implement this whole-of-government strategy in Read more…

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Japan Takes Top Three Spots on Green500 List

Aug 4, 2015 |

Japan, the island nation renowned for its energy and space-saving design prowess, just nabbed the top three spots on the latest Green500 list and claimed eight of the 20 top spots. The Shoubu supercomputer from RIKEN took top honors on the 17th edition of the twice-yearly listing, becoming the first TOP500-level supercomputer to surpass the Read more…

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XSEDE Panel Highlights Diversity of NSF Computing Resources

Jul 31, 2015 |

A plenary panel at the XSEDE15 conference, which took place this week in St. Louis, Mo., highlighted the broad spectrum of computing resources provided by the National Science Foundation, including several new and testbed projects and an effort to help more people use cyberinfrastructure to advance their research. “I don’t think there has been a Read more…

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White House Launches National HPC Strategy

Jul 30, 2015 |

Yesterday’s executive order by President Barack Obama creating a National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) is not only powerful acknowledgment of the vital role HPC plays in modern society but is also indicative of government’s mounting worry that failure to coordinate and nourish HPC development on a broader scale would put the nation at risk. Not Read more…

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Short Takes

XSEDE15 Wrapup Emphasizes Strong Student Focus

Aug 10, 2015 |

The XSEDE15 Conference was held in St. Louis, Mo., from July 26-30. The fourth annual conference showcased the discoveries, innovations, challenges and achievements of those who use and support XSEDE resources and services, as well as other digital resources and services throughout the world, like supercomputers and help services. The host hotel, the Renaissance St. Read more…

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Reading List: Fault Tolerance Techniques for HPC

Aug 6, 2015 |

Among the chief challenges of deploying useful exascale machines, resilience looms large. Today’s error rates combined with tomorrow’s node counts cannot sustain a productive workflow without intervention. The significance of this issue has not gone unnoticed. A comprehensive collection of fault tolerance techniques are presented in one volume, called “Fault Tolerance Techniques for High-Performance Computing,” by editors Thomas Herault and Yves Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Aug 6, 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. I work with Supercomputers #ILookLikeAnEngineer Read more…

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Script for Bioinformatics App Nixes HPC File-System Tangle

Jul 31, 2015 |

Staff in NSF’s XSEDE network have created a script that avoids file-system tangles seen when scaling some common scientific applications for use on HPC systems, according to Antonio Gomez Iglesias of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). The fix can be useful to many users employing similar applications, he said Tuesday in a presentation at Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 30, 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. *This list contains tweets from Read more…

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Off the Wire

KTH Royal Institute of Technology Selects Mellanox InfiniBand Solutions

Aug 25, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, Aug. 25 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced its EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solutions have been selected by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology for use in their PDC Center for High Performance Computing (PDC Center). Mellanox’s Read more…

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Ten Students Named to XSEDE Scholars Program

Aug 24, 2015 |

Aug. 24 — Ten STEM students have been named to the XSEDE Scholars program, an outreach and educational effort that reveals the full reach and potential of XSEDE’s resources and services to undergraduates and graduates. This 2015-16 cohort is the fifth generation of this program, which aims to engage with underrepresented groups in computational science. As part Read more…

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Blue Waters Internship Program Seeks Mentors and Applicants

Aug 24, 2015 |

Aug. 24 — To help prepare the next generation of supercomputing researchers, the Blue Waters project offers paid internships to undergraduate students across the country. Interns participate in a two-week hands-on workshop, introducing them to the basics of high-performance computing. After the workshop, each intern works with a mentor and pursues a computational research R&D Read more…

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Finalists Compete for ACM Gordon Bell Prize in HPC

Aug 21, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Aug. 21 — Five outstanding research efforts in high performance technical computing have been selected as finalists in supercomputing’s prestigious competition, the ACM Gordon Bell Prize in High Performance Computing. The $10,000 prize will be presented to a single winner during SC15 in Austin, TX (USA). The Gordon Bell Prize recognizes the extraordinary progress made each Read more…

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MGHPCC to Host Intel Xeon Phi Training Workshop

Aug 20, 2015 |

Aug. 20 — The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center together with Clemson University Cyberinfrastructure Technology Integration (CITI) Group and Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) is organizing an Intel Xeon Phi Training Workshop on Stampede supercomputer. The workshop will be hosted at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center on Monday, September 21 and Tuesday Read more…

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