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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

Utah University Turns to HPC for Safer Explosives Transport

Jan 8, 2015 |

In 2005, a semi-truck caught the nation’s attention when it crashed and caught fire, igniting 35,000 pounds of explosives it was carrying through Utah’s Spanish Fork Canyon. Thanks to a brief delay between the truck’s crash and the subsequent explosion, there were no fatalities. But, as evidenced by a number of injuries and a 30-by-70-foot Read more…

NASA Discovers Eight New Planets in ‘Goldilocks’ Zone

Jan 8, 2015 |

This week, astronomers announced they’ve found eight new planets that could be “just right” for supporting human life. These planets, found in the “Goldilocks” zone of their respective stars, are of so much interest because their orbits put them at a distance where liquid water, the basis of life on Earth, could naturally occur. While Read more…

Champagne Ushers In New Year of Simulations for RIKEN

Jan 7, 2015 |

Today, one week after New Year’s, champagne bottles are still lining many recycling bins as a final reminder of our celebrations that brought in 2015. But for some physicists, champagne (or more specifically, the science behind its bubbly nature) is especially meaningful this year, as it helped to confirm a more than 50-year-old theory of Read more…

Simulated Universe Sheds Light on Dark Matter

Jan 6, 2015 |

While philosophers debate whether our universe, and all of us in it, may exist solely within a giant computer simulation, scientists at Durham University turned the idea of a virtual universe into reality. Hoping to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms that give rise to stars, galaxies and even dark matter, astronomers from Durham Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Dec 19, 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.   HPC for the holidays! We’re installing Read more…

Off the Wire

ANSYS Partners with HLRS

Jan 15, 2015 |

PITTSBURGH, Penn., Jan. 15 — Researchers from academic institutions across Europe will soon be able to perform some of the most sophisticated simulations imaginable thanks to a new partnership between ANSYS and the High Performance Computing Center (HLRS) of the University of Stuttgart/Germany. The partnership offers researchers access to ANSYS’ engineering simulation solutions on HLRS’ supercomputing assets to perform demanding computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations Read more…

Ace Computers Awarded Multi-State PEPPM Contract

Jan 14, 2015 |

CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 14 — Ace Computers, one of the leading custom computer builders and HPC specialists in the U.S., was just awarded a major multi-state PEPPM contract for hardware, software, and other branded products. Ace Computers CEO John Samborski said, “We are pleased to be working with the PEPPM organization, which has a reputation for Read more…

CUNY Selects SGI to Power Major Research Projects

Jan 14, 2015 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 14 — SGI, a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced that the City University of New York (CUNY) has selected SGI to support the university’s interdisciplinary research and educational activities through SGI’s platinum partner Comnetco, Inc. As the third largest university system in the United States, CUNY Read more…

Applications Due February 4 for Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships

Jan 14, 2015 |

Jan. 14 — Applications are due Feb. 4 for the Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship program, which provides graduate students from across the country the opportunity to immerse themselves in a year of focused high-performance computing (HPC) research. Fellows will receive a stipend of $38,000, up to a $12,000 tuition allowance, and up to 50,000 node-hours Read more…

PRACE to Publish Magazines Dedicated to Women in HPC

Jan 14, 2015 |

Jan. 14 — In 2015, PRACE, in collaboration with Women in HPC, will publish 2 magazines entirely dedicated to Women in HPC: the first one in the run-up to PRACEdays15 in May 2015 where a special satellite event with Women in HPC will be organised, and the second one as a special edition of the Read more…

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