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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

NVIDIA GPUs Unfold Secrets of the Human Genome

Jan 16, 2015 |

With 3 billion base pairs of DNA on hand, it’s no wonder that genes are able to program nearly ever detail of our physical makeup, from constructing organs to fighting off disease. But how can a system so vast find the right operating manual for one body part, and ignore all the data meant for Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jan 15, 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. .@uksciencechief w/ @NASAAmes #supercomputing team 2 discuss Read more…

Wind Farm Simulation Reveals Important Design Clues

Jan 14, 2015 |

With renewable energy sources like solar and wind power set to become much more cost-effective over the next ten years according to recent studies out of Finland and the EU, interest in the space is building. As experts and pundits address the respective merits of the renewables, scientists continue to study and advance the enabling Read more…

NIH Proposes Cloud Commons for Biomedical Research

Jan 12, 2015 |

While data has the power to transform our business practices, research efforts and even our everyday lives, that potential is only met when data is turned into knowledge. In keeping with that spirit, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced its intention to launch an electronic “Commons” as both a shared computing resource and Read more…

‘Virtual Lab’ Cuts Guesswork from Materials Science

Jan 9, 2015 |

Paving the way for a new era in materials science, a supercomputing-enabled “virtual laboratory” at University College London (UCL) promises to revolutionize the industry convention of trial-and-error testing for novel high performance materials known as nanocomposities. In the past, creating a new nanocomposite with specific physical properties meant dedicating incredible time and resources to making a sample and hoping Read more…

Off the Wire

UC San Diego Physicist Frank Würthwein Joins SDSC

Jan 22, 2015 |

Jan. 22 — University of California, San Diego Professor Frank Würthwein, an expert in high-energy particle physics and advanced computation, has joined the university’s San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) to help implement a high-capacity data cyberinfrastructure across all UC campuses. Würthwein, who joined UC San Diego as a physics professor in 2003, was recently named Read more…

ARCC Workshop Issues Call for Participation

Jan 22, 2015 |

Jan. 22 — This workshop is presented in partnership with Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Research and Education Facilitators (ACI-REF) and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Professionals involved in operating and supporting campus shared research computing infrastructure are invited to participate in this sharing of experience and expertise. Proposed topics include: Best practices in advanced computing resources The condo model Read more…

TOP500 Sites Relying on DDN Storage

Jan 21, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 21 — For the sixth consecutive year, DataDirect Networks (DDN) continues its proven leadership of the global supercomputer rankings with more than two-thirds of identifiable sites among the world’s 500 fastest computers relying on DDN storage infrastructure solutions, according to the most recent TOP500 rankings list. As the premier global list Read more…

SDSC Supercomputers to Assist UC San Diego Center

Jan 20, 2015 |

Jan. 20 — A new center at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, focused on developing new ways to protect buildings and infrastructure as well as the human body from extreme events such as blasts from terrorist attacks or high-impact collisions, is joining forces with the university’s San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), to Read more…

Applications Being Accepted for Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences

Jan 20, 2015 |

Jan. 20 — Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from institutions in Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States are invited to apply for the sixth International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, to be held from June 21-26, 2015, in Toronto, Canada. Applications are due March 11, 2015. The summer school is sponsored by Compute/Calcul Read more…

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