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Army Research Lab Lays Out HPC Strategy

Feb 19, 2015 |

The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is counting on supercomputing and large-scale analytics to provide the competitive edge it needs to maintain its position as the nation’s premier laboratory for land forces. As laid out in the recently-released Technical Implementation Plan for 2015-2019, the ARL sees advanced computing as fundamental to its mission to “discover, Read more…

BSC, Intel Extend Exascale Research Effort

Feb 17, 2015 |

Intel’s efforts to advance exascale computing concepts received a boost with the extension of the company’s research collaboration with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) – one of four Intel exascale labs in Europe. Begun in 2011 and now extended to September 2017, the Intel-BSC work focuses on scalability issues with parallel applications. “[A major goal] Read more…

Horst Simon on the HPC Slowdown

Feb 13, 2015 |

At an HPC meetup event in San Francisco on Feb 10, Berkeley Lab Deputy Director Horst Simon makes the case that Moore’s law and parallelism can no longer be counted on to provide the exponential growth that has been driving high-performance computing for six decades. If indeed Moore’s law is coming to an end, there Read more…

Co-designing for Big Data in Barcelona

Feb 12, 2015 |

The third annual Big Data and Extreme Computing conference gathered in Barcelona last month, bringing more than 100 experts from around the world together to report on ground-breaking research at the intersection of big compute and big data. As with last year, the event played host to a wide-range of relevant and timely presentations, including Read more…

Practical Advice for Knights Landing Coders

Feb 5, 2015 |

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is on track to get its next supercomputer system, Cori, by mid-2016. While that’s more than a year away, it’s not too soon to start preparing for the new 30+ petaflops Cray machine, which will feature Intel’s next-generation Knights Landing architecture. So says Richard Gerber, Senior Science Read more…

Short Takes

Mira Supercomputer Propels High-Intensity Beam Science

Mar 6, 2015 |

As CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) prepares to restart this March, a team of Fermilab physicists are using powerful Department of Energy supercomputing resources to reduce the risks and costs associated with producing these high intensity particle beams. Led by Fermilab physicist James Amundson, the team is working with the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 5, 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.   #TBT SC88: 1988 Gordon Bell Prize Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Feb 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.   Team South Africa Preps for "Three-peat" Read more…

NERSC Realigns for Enhanced Data Focus

Feb 26, 2015 |

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), one of the nation’s primary HPC facilities for scientific research, has implemented several organizational changes, which it says will help its 6,000 users “more productively manage their data-intensive research.” NERSC’s Storage Systems Group will move under the Services Department, in order to foster greater synergy with the Read more…

Gordon Supercomputer Advances Fight Against Deadly Brain Cancer

Feb 23, 2015 |

A collaboration between San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), Moores Cancer Center, and Department of Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego, is shedding light on the underlying genetic mechanisms responsible for glioblastomas (GBM), highly aggressive and infiltrative brain tumors. Using SDSC’s data-intensive Gordon supercomputer, the partners were able to identify a pyramid hierarchical network of “coherent Read more…

Off the Wire

Ohio Supercomputer Center Unveils Ruby Cluster

Apr 10, 2015 |

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 10 — Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor John Carey and other dignitaries visited Ohio State’s west campus today to help unveil the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s newest supercomputer platform – the HP/Intel Xeon Phi Ruby Cluster. “This new cluster is a boon for Ohio for many reasons – it promotes continued collaboration and Read more…

U.S. DOE Awards $200M for Supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory

Apr 9, 2015 |

ARGONNE, Ill., April 9 — Today, U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science and Energy Lynn Orr announced two new High Performance Computing (HPC) awards that continue to advance U.S. leadership in developing exascale computing. The announcement was made alongside leaders from Argonne National Laboratory and industry partners at Chicago’s tech start-up hub, 1871. Read more…

IBM and Barcelona Supercomputing Center Celebrate a Decade of Collaboration

Apr 9, 2015 |

April 9 — IBM and Barcelona Supercomputing Center- Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) celebrate a decade of collaboration since the prestigious Center of Supercomputing was established in April 2005.  Through this collaboration, IBM has invested more than 10 million Euros in joint research, technology transfer and training programs. IBM’s cooperation with the BSC-CNS dates back to 2000 Read more…

SDSC Researchers Awarded NVIDIA 2015 Global Impact Award

Apr 9, 2015 |

April 9 — A team of researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), led by computational scientist Yifeng Cui, was awarded NVIDIA’s 2015 Global Impact Award for its work developing a GPU-accelerated code that simulates high-frequency earthquakes. The simulations, which were conducted in part on the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Read more…

NCSA’s Blue Waters to Help Researchers Tackle Ebola

Apr 8, 2015 |

Aptil 8 — NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer will be used by three research teams to gain new understanding of the deadly Ebola virus, thanks to allocations provided through the National Science Foundation’s Rapid Response Research program. “As the nation’s most powerful and productive supercomputer for open science, Blue Waters plays a vital role in a Read more…