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ISC14 Video Highlights

Jun 25, 2014 |

It’s the third and final day of ISC14, but there is still much to unwrap in the way of news, content and insight. To highlight some of the most memorable moments from the event, the ISC support team has put together a series of daily video packages. In the first day’s video, Anna Schorr from Read more…

Secrets of the Supercomputers

Jun 17, 2014 |

The man pacing the edge of the meeting room was increasingly convinced that at least one, and possibly most, of his colleagues were borderline idiots. He tried again to bring perspective to their latest argument: “So, just to summarize, we’ve spent two hours arguing about only the first page of each bid, have spent less Read more…

This Week in HPC News

Jun 12, 2014 |

If middleware was the theme from last week, then this week is all about hardware, from networking/interconnects (Arista) to systems (HP) to storage (Panasas). Let’s look at little closer at this week’s top stories, starting with HP. HP’s rebooting of the Apollo brand this week was well received. This new family of high performance computing systems Read more…

Climate Modeling Pioneer on Higher Resolution, Higher Impact Change

Jun 2, 2014 |

“If you burn one molecule of fossil fuel and put that carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, it will remain there for around 100 years on average,” explained NCAR Senior Scientist, Dr. Warren Washington. “Some remain closer to 500 years. The reason for concern is that if we don’t do something now and we’ve already built Read more…

Intel Gives Code Modernization Fresh Push

May 28, 2014 |

In the conversations leading up to exascale, one of the most frequently cited pain points is the need for massive software optimization and code modernization. But this isn’t just a relevant topic for the largest system operators at the supercomputing pinnacle. According to Intel’s General Manager of the Technical Computing Group, Charlie Wuischpard, there are Read more…

Short Takes

Team EPCC Reveals Secret Weapon Behind Winning Linpack Score

Jul 3, 2014 |

When Team EPCC first announced that they had earned “Highest Linpack” at ISC’14 Student Cluster Competition with a score of 10.14 teraflops, they said to stay tuned for details on their strategy. In a recent blog, the four students, all in the HPC masters program, describe how they achieved the highest-ever Linpack score in the Student Cluster Competition, Read more…

3D Simulations Raise Bar for Astrophysics

Jul 3, 2014 |

For those outside the HPC/science realm who question why there need to be ever-more powerful supercomputers, one need only look at the amazing breakthroughs that the petascale age has facilitated. Astrophysics research out of Caltech is the latest example. Because of leadership-class systems like Stampede and Blue Waters and their experienced support staff, researchers from Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 3, 2014 |

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.  

Sunday’s Top ISC14 Twitter Roundup

Jun 22, 2014 |

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 tweeted throughout the day at ISC14. The tweets that caught our eye today are listed below. Check back in tomorrow and every day of the ISC event for more live coverage.  

Stampede Foreshadows Heterogenous Supercomputing

Jun 19, 2014 |

Supercomputers, and the people who run them, are the rock stars of the science and engineering world, enabling discoveries and facilitating crucial insights on some of the most challenging problems facing humanity. One of the world’s most powerful computing systems is Stampede, a key resource of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) that was funded Read more…

Off the Wire

New Computing Cluster at Carnegie Mellon Traces Lineage to LANL Supercomputer

Jul 14, 2014 |

PITTSBURGH, Penn., July 14 — Parts of a decommissioned Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) supercomputer have found a new home at Carnegie Mellon University, where the components are being reconfigured into a new computing cluster for use in education and research related to large-scale computer systems. The new computing cluster, called Narwhal, is being built at CMU Read more…

ORNL Wins Eight R&D 100 Awards

Jul 11, 2014 |

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., July 11 – Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have received eight R&D 100 awards, presented by R&D Magazine in recognition of the year’s top technological innovations. “These awards recognize the tremendous value of our National Labs,” said Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. “Research and development at the National Labs Read more…

IU Tech Experts to Shine at XSEDE

Jul 10, 2014 |

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., July 10 — Indiana University research technology experts will have a strong showing at the 2014 Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) Conference, taking place July 13-18 in Atlanta. Staff from the Research Technologies (RT) division of University Information Technology Services (UITS) and students and faculty from the IU School of Informatics and Computing Read more…

Second Test of Time Award Winners Announced

Jul 10, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., July 10 — The Supercomputing Conference (SC14) awards committee has announced that “A Multi-level Algorithm for Partitioning Graphs,” co-authored by Bruce Hendrickson and Rob Leland of Sandia National Laboratories, has won the prestigious Test of Time Award. The award recognizes the most transformative and inspiring research published at the SC conference and Read more…

Supercomputer to Accelerate Health Research Across Northern England

Jul 9, 2014 |

July 9 — The Health eResearch Centre (HeRC), a research partnership led by The University of Manchester, has advanced Northern England’s computing power by financing a new computer system that can analyse bigger and more complex sets of information than was previously possible. With one thousand times more memory and over a hundred times more Read more…