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RMACC’s 6th Annual HPC Symposium Set for August 9-11

May 2, 2016 |

BOULDER, Colo., May 2 — The 6th Annual High Performance Computing Symposium, sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium (RMACC), has been set for Aug. 9-11 in the Lory Student Center on the campus of Colorado State University – Fort Collins. The annual event, open to the public, brings together designers and users of Read more…

ARCHER Being Utilized to Help Design Materials Interfaces

Apr 29, 2016 |

April 29 — Designing materials atom-by-atom has long been a science fiction dream. Georg Schusteritsch and Chris Pickard of the University of Cambridge are bringing science fiction one step closer to reality using the UK National Supercomputing Facility, ARCHER (www.archer.ac.uk) to reveal the interfaces forming within and between materials. Designing materials computationally shortens the time Read more…

ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship Submissions Due May 1

Apr 29, 2016 |

April 29 — The ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship is open for submissions until Sunday, May 1. Applications are sought from exceptional Ph.D. students whose research focus is on high-performance computing applications, networking, storage, or large-scale data analysis using the most powerful computers that are currently available. Recipients receive a $5,000 honorarium, travel and Read more…

ITIF Report Aims to Sway Congress, Promote National HPC Agenda

Apr 28, 2016 |

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a Washington D.C. think tank with close ties to the Office of Science and Technology Policy and government broadly, today released an expansive report – The Vital Importance of High- Performance Computing to U.S. Competitiveness – and also held a panel to discuss the report’s recommendation. Noteworthy, many of the panelists are familiar names in the HPC community.

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Apr 28, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Never thought I would get to see one of these in person! @spurlockmuseum @cray_inc @NCSAatIllinois pic.twitter.com/7tGZctb3vX — Read more…

CHPC Student Cluster Challenge Team Readies for ISC 2016

Apr 28, 2016 |

One hundred students attended the South African Center for High Performance Computing’s (SA-CHPC) Ninth Annual National Meeting, November 30 through December 4, 2015, at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) International Convention Center in Pretoria, SA. They were there to exhibit posters or to compete in the student cluster competition (SCC). Since the Read more…

Five Facts You Should Know About Alzheimer’s Research on the Blue Waters Supercomputer

Apr 28, 2016 |

April 28 — Mariet Allen is an assistant professor of neuroscience at Mayo Clinic in Florida, and is conducting ongoing research using the Blue Waters supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois to understand the role that genetics plays in Alzheimer’s disease. Here are five fast facts about her research. 1. This Read more…

Aspen Elementary and Los Alamos Middle Students Take First Place in 26th Annual Supercomputing Challenge

Apr 27, 2016 |

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., April 27 — Andy Corliss of Aspen Elementary, Max Corliss of Los Alamos Middle, Phillip Ionkov of Aspen Elementary, and Ming Lo of Aspen Elementary won first place for their project, “Solving the Rubic’s Cube 2.0,” on Tuesday at the 26th New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge at Los Alamos National Laboratory. They created Read more…

XSEDE16 Announces Student Program Deadlines

Apr 27, 2016 |

April 27 — XSEDE16 showcases the discoveries, innovations, challenges and achievements of those who use and support XSEDE resources and services, as well as other digital resources and services throughout the world. XSEDE is providing limited funding to undergraduate and graduate students to support student travel, lodging and registration costs. At the conference, you will: Read more…

SDSC Supercomputers, CIPRES Gateway Help Define New “Tree of Life”

Apr 27, 2016 |

April 27 — An outline for a new tree of life, depicting the evolution of life on this planet that included more than 1,000 new types of bacteria and Archaea lurking in the Earth’s nooks and crannies, was made possible with the help of supercomputing resources and a phylogenetics “gateway” created at the San Diego Read more…

Panasas Joins the iRODS Consortium

Apr 26, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 26 — Panasas, the leader in performance scale-out network-attached storage (NAS), today announced that it has joined the iRODS Consortium as a contributing member. The iRODS Consortium leads development and support of the Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS), free open source software for data discovery, workflow automation, secure collaboration, and data virtualization. The consortium and Read more…

Omni-Path Steadily Gaining Market Traction Says Intel

Apr 26, 2016 |

Intel’s Omni-Path Architecture (OPA), a centerpiece of its Scalable System Framework (SSF), has been shipping for a full quarter now and according to Barry Davis, general manager, HPC Compute & Networks at Intel, OPA is doing well contrary to suggestions from a competitor.

University of Cambridge Selects Red Hat to Support OpenStack-Based HPC Initiatives

Apr 26, 2016 |

AUSTIN, Tex., April 26 — Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious academic institutions, has selected Red Hat to support its OpenStack-based high performance computing (HPC) initiatives. In addition to deploying Red Hat OpenStack Platform Read more…

Berkeley Lab Hosts Fourth X-Stack PI Meeting

Apr 26, 2016 |

April 26 — Berkeley Lab hosted the fourth annual X-Stack PI meeting April 6 and 7, where X-Stack researchers, the facilities teams, application scientists and developers from national laboratories, universities and industry met to share the latest developments in X-Stack application codes and identify further modifications. X-Stack was launched in 2012 by the U.S. Department Read more…

Huazhong University of Science and Technology Crowned ASC16 Champion

Apr 25, 2016 |

WUHAN, China, April 25 — The ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge 2016 (ASC16) concluded in Wuhan on April 22. The event was co-organized by Inspur and Huazhong University of Science and Technology. The co-host Huazhong University of Science and Technology, won the championship and the e Prize with its extraordinary performance. Shanghai Jiaotong University was runner-up, and Zhejiang University won the Highest Computing Award. In addition, Nanyang Read more…

University of Cambridge Partners With Mellanox to Deliver OpenStack-Based Cloud

Apr 25, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, April 25 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that University of Cambridge (UoC) has selected Mellanox End-to-End Ethernet interconnect solution including Spectrum SN2700 Ethernet switches, ConnectX-4 Lx NICs and LinkX cables for its OpenStack-based scientific research cloud. This new win Read more…

Nine University of Illinois Researchers Selected for NCSA Fellowships

Apr 22, 2016 |

April 22 — Nine faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been selected to receive one-year fellowships that will enable their research teams to pursue collaborative projects with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Fellows work in one of the center’s six thematic areas of research: Bioinformatics and Health Sciences, Computing and Data Sciences, Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Apr 21, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Did you know? @usnistgov uses #supercomputers to study performance of concrete, an $80-100 billion US industry | Read more…

Reminder: Team Applications for Student Cluster Competition Due April 22

Apr 21, 2016 |

April 21 — Students interested in demonstrating their high-performance computing skills on a global stage are invited to team up and sign up to compete in the tenth annual Student Cluster Competition (SCC) at the SC16Conference. The deadline for submitting applications has just been extended to Friday, April 22, to help those teams who weren’t Read more…

Bath University HPC Symposium Abstract Submissions Now Open

Apr 21, 2016 |

April 21 — Abstract submissions for the 5th Annual Bath University HPC Symposium on Thursday, June 9, are now open. We would like to invite submissions for talks and poster presentations on all aspects of HPC-orientated research, including: HPC driven research in all disciplines Code parallelisation and algorithm development Experiences with tools/libraries and the scalability of Read more…