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Last But Not Least: Argonne’s $200 Million Supercomputing Award

Apr 9, 2015 |

A supercomputer named Aurora is on track to become the fastest system in the United States and possibly the world. Just a few hours ago, DOE Undersecretary Franklin “Lynn” Orr, announced that Intel Corp. and Cray Inc. had been selected to supply Argonne National Laboratory with a 180 petaflops system, Aurora, and a secondary system of about Read more…

Something for Everyone at GPU Technology Conference

Mar 23, 2015 |

Once relegated to the category of specialized gaming hardware, today’s graphics processors are solving some of the world’s toughest computing problems. During GTC15 last week in San Jose, the full breadth and depth of session topics provided even more evidence of how far graphics processors have come from their gaming roots. And while this year deep Read more…

New Models for Research, Part II

Mar 16, 2015 |

In the second of a four-part series, Jay Etchings, director of operations for research computing, and senior HPC architect at Arizona State University lays out the concept of the campus cloud, a Research as a Service (RaaS) model with elements of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and bare metal IaaS.

Argonne’s Paul Messina on Training for Extreme-Scale

Mar 12, 2015 |

Paul Messina, director of science for the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), discusses the primary objectives, curriculum and importance of the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC), now in its third year. HPCwire: Can you give us an overview of the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC)? Paul Messina: Absolutely, Tiffany. The ATPESC Read more…

New Models for Research Computing, Part I

Mar 9, 2015 |

In the first of a four-part series, Jay Etchings, director of operations for research computing, and senior HPC architect at Arizona State University lays out the concept of the next-generation cyberinfrastructure, a set of integrated technology components working together to support the diverse needs of the research community across disciplines and across scale. Where does high-performance computing go from Read more…

Short Takes

Supercomputing Impacts Deep Water Oil Rig Safety

Apr 13, 2015 |

As even a casual newswatcher knows, offshore drilling can be a dangerous enterprise. Among the safety hazards is the ocean itself with its unpredictable and sometimes intense currents exerting forces on the floating platform. Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory used advanced simulation software to help improve the safety of ultra-deep floating oil rigs by studying how the surrounding currents Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Apr 9, 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. Total of $525 million announced by @Energy Read more…

India Greenlights $730 Million Supercomputing Grid

Mar 26, 2015 |

The Indian government has approved a seven-year supercomputing program worth $730 million (Rs. 4,500-crore) intended to restore the nation’s status as a world-class computing power. The prime mandate of the National Supercomputing Mission, first revealed last October, is the construction of a vast supercomputing grid connecting academic and R&D institutions and select departments and ministries. The Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 26, 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. #GTC15 @cray_inc is by far the #HPC Read more…

Making the Case for HPC Just Got Easier

Mar 24, 2015 |

A new study highlights the importance of locally available supercomputers to university research. Authored by a cross-disciplinary team of experts from Clemson University, the report provides compelling evidence connecting TOP500-level computing power with technical efficiency of research output. HPC users are well aware of the advantages that leadership computing confers in terms of competitiveness, innovation and other societal benefits, but policy makers require Read more…

Off the Wire

PRACE Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Apr 23, 2015 |

April 23 — Today, PRACE – the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe – celebrates its 5th anniversary. In the past five years, PRACE has made an enormous leap from a project-based consortium to a fully-fledged international association of 25 countries with an office in Brussels and multiple projects that it leads or co-operates in. With Read more…

TACC’s Wrangler Opens to Scientists

Apr 22, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., April 22 — The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, Indiana University, and the University of Chicago today announced that Wrangler, a groundbreaking data analysis and management system, is now in early operations for the open science community. The system is supported by a grant from the National Science Read more…

Johns Hopkins Selects Avere to Power Human Language Technology Center

Apr 21, 2015 |

PITTSBURGH, Pa., April 21 — Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, today announced that The Johns Hopkins University, a world leader in education, research and patient care, has increased research productivity at its Human Language Technology Center of Excellence (HLTCOE) by deploying Avere FXT Series Edge filers to help gain cutting-edge Read more…

Applied Micro and E4 Collaborate to Develop New Product Series

Apr 21, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 21 — Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, and E4 Computer Engineering SpA, a leading supplier of customized solutions for high performance computing and enterprise data centers, today announced a collaboration to develop E4’s new product series, the ARKA RK003. The E4 ARKA RK003 solution is part of a low-power, low-energy platform ideal Read more…

Projects Win Access to XSEDE NSF Supercomputing Resources

Apr 20, 2015 |

April 20 — At its March quarterly XSEDE Resource Allocations Committee (XRAC) review, a total of 291 million computing hours, valued at just under $15 million, were awarded to 136 deserving projects throughout the country for access to NSF-sponsored high-performance computing resources and services in the XSEDE environment. These awards for allocation will support fascinating investigations ranging from Read more…