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Wednesday Twitter Roundup

Nov 19, 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…

Why HPC Matters

Nov 19, 2014 |

When the SC14 show floor opened in New Orleans Monday night, signage everywhere proclaimed this year’s theme: HPC Matters. The new program, first announced at last year’s show in Denver, is all about broader engagement. It’s about getting the word out to the public – to policymakers, educators and regular people – about the role HPC Read more…

Tuesday Twitter Roundup

Nov 19, 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…

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…

Short Takes

White House Bolsters Computer Science Education

Dec 8, 2014 |

Coinciding with the launch of Computer Science Education Week, the Obama Administration is ramping up support for computer science training initiatives across the country. A public-private partnership between Code.org and the National Science Foundation is expanding K-12 access to computer science and coding. Central to the initiative, the nation’s seven largest school districts plus more Read more…

Volunteers Contribute Spare Cycles to Ebola Research

Dec 4, 2014 |

IBM announced that its World Community Grid, now “powered by its SoftLayer cloud,” will provide free virtual supercomputing power to The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) to accelerate the screening of chemical compounds critical to stopping the deadly Ebola virus. Some treatments have been shown effective against Ebola, but scientists have not yet discovered its ultimate achilles Read more…

Complex Wheat Genome Nearly Cracked

Dec 4, 2014 |

One of the highlights of SC14 was a focus on how HPC is expanding out of its roots and cropping up in more and more places. One of the more interesting use cases to take center stage at this year’s event in New Orleans was the significance of HPC to understanding and decoding the bread Read more…

Japan Concludes Exascale Feasibility Study

Dec 3, 2014 |

One of the leading contenders in the race to establish an exascale supercomputer has published the results of a feasibility study began in 2012, exploring ways to achieve high-bandwidth sufficient for coming memory-intensive applications. Japan’s Feasibility Study of Future HPCI (High Performance Computing Infrastructure) systems, launched by MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), set out with Read more…

Supercomputing Project Floats Higher-Res Climate Model

Dec 2, 2014 |

The ability to predict regional sea level changes over the next few decades takes on greater urgency as global carbon emissions continue to rise. The situation is especially dire in the Netherlands, which has large land masses below sea level. Understanding how regional sea level in the eastern North Atlantic will be affected by changes Read more…

Off the Wire

Terascala Releases TeraOS v5.4

Dec 15, 2014 |

BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 15 — Terascala, the industry leader in High Performance Computing (HPC) storage management software, today announced that it has released a new version of its flagship product, TeraOS v5.4, that manages data, performance, and reliability for Lustre-based storage appliances. TeraOS has integrated hardware monitoring and analytics that are aggregated to a single pane of Read more…

Registration for ASC15 Now Open

Dec 15, 2014 |

BEIJING, China, Dec. 15 — The registration of the 2015 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC15) has been launched worldwide. After SC14, the ASC15 “Road Show” have also held in Melbourne, Australia and Nanjing, China, with a number of local universities attended. Per the announcement from the organizers, include the Asia Supercomputing Community and Inspur group, the ASC15 global “Road Show” will continue to take place in Australia, Russia, South Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, the Middle Read more…

Video Introduces UT-Heart Simulator that Runs on RIKEN’s K Computer

Dec 15, 2014 |

Dec. 15 — The RIKEN HPCI Program for Computational Life Sciences, along with the University of Tokyo and other institutions, has released a new video that graphically introduces the UT-Heart Simulator, a powerful new heart simulation that runs on RIKEN’s K computer. The video can be seen on the website of the Program for Computational Read more…

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider Gears Up for Second Run

Dec 12, 2014 |

Dec. 12 — CERN announced today at the 174th session of the CERN Council that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is gearing up for its second three-year run. The LHC is the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world and the whole 27-kilometre superconducting machine is now almost cooled to its nominal operating temperature Read more…

TACC, Mellanox Pilot Summer High School STEM Program

Dec 11, 2014 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Dec. 11 — As part of Computer Science Education Week (December 8-14), the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) announces CODE @ TACC, a new summer program designed to prepare high school juniors and seniors for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers by teaching the principles of high performance computing through a life sciences lens. Read more…

SC14 Virtual Booth Tours

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