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XSEDE14 Workshop Wrestles with Reproducibility

Aug 19, 2014 |

Imagine that you are trying to create a new sauce for a special dish, or the perfect adhesive for a new aircraft, or you’re flying a helicopter looking for victims of a natural disaster — and you succeed at each of these. This is wonderful news for your dinner guests, or the company that will Read more…

Inspiring the Next Generation of Women to Blaze Trails & Embrace STEM Careers

Aug 18, 2014 |

I recently returned from vacation in Orlando, Fla. where I had the opportunity to visit the Kennedy Space Center for the first time. It was exciting to see our customers and partners’ logos lining the walls as reminders of what HPC has helped create. As I toured the launch sites and walked the halls of the Read more…

NERSC Launches Exascale Readiness Program with Intel, Cray

Aug 11, 2014 |

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is collaborating with supercomputing vendors Intel and Cray to prepare for Cori, the Cray XC supercomputer scheduled to be deployed at NERSC in 2016. Named in honor of American biochemist Gerty Cori, the next-generation supercomputer will have a sustained performance that is at least ten times that Read more…

Academic HPC and Cloud Services Start to Blur

Aug 6, 2014 |

Stuttgart HPC Center (HLRS) director Michael Resch will present the ISC Cloud keynote on “HPC & Simulation in the Cloud – How Academia & Industry Can Benefit,” at the conference this September. ISC Cloud, the fifth in the series, will take place September 29 and 30 in Heidelberg, Germany. As an HPC cloud skeptic in Read more…

Austrian HPC Consortium Meets Demanding Inter-node Communication Challenge with Intel True Scale Fabric

Aug 6, 2014 |

The Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC) refers to a collaboration of high-performance computing resources designed to support a consortium of multiple institutions in Austria consisting of the University of Vienna (UNVIE), the Vienna University of Technology (TUVIE), the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU), the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), and Read more…

Short Takes

Boosting Competitiveness in the Americas

Oct 13, 2014 |

The eighth Americas Competitiveness Forum (ACF 2014) was held last week in Port-of-Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago. The annual event brings together leaders from government, academia and business to share best practices for enhancing competitiveness, innovation and prosperity in the Caribbean and the Americas. The forum arose from the recognition of the need Read more…

HPC Speeds HIV Drug Discovery

Oct 9, 2014 |

As with a number of potentially deadly diseases, time is of the essence when it comes to fighting HIV, a virus that affects an estimated 35 million people worldwide. Finding new drugs to treat HIV can take many years, but a new computer model is reducing the time it takes to find promising drug compounds down to Read more…

Supercomputing Drives Wind Power Efficiency

Oct 9, 2014 |

Wind power is is on track to achieve cost parity with fossil fuels thanks in part to the open-source software tool Simulator for Wind Farm Applications (SOWFA) being developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. “Wind energy is blowing away skeptics,” according to a recent NREL article. “It’s so close to achieving Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Oct 9, 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. Click here to view the top tweets Read more…

KAUST Tackles Extreme Event Prediction

Oct 8, 2014 |

Five years ago, shortly after the founding of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, on the cost of the Red Sea, over 140 millimeters of rain fell over the region in just eight hours, causing over 100 fatalities and $100 million in damages. “All this rain coming at the Read more…

Off the Wire

Fujitsu M10 Servers Deployed at NCCC Campuses

Oct 14, 2014 |

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 14 — Alphanumeric Systems, Inc., a leading provider of business productivity services, announced that as of today 12 colleges within North Carolina Community Colleges (NCCC), a network of 58 institutions through the state, have deployed the Fujitsu M10 server with Oracle Solaris, modernizing the higher-education system’s IT infrastructure and reducing the server footprint alone Read more…

PRACE, SHAPE, and NSilico Pool HPC Knowledge to Develop Faster Sequencing Methods

Oct 13, 2014 |

Oct. 13 — PRACE, SHAPE, and NSilico teamed up with computational experts from CINES (France) and ICHEC (Ireland) to address the key problem of rapid alignment of short DNA sequences to reference genomes by deploying the Smith-Waterman algorithm on an emerging many-core technology, the Intel Xeon Phi co-processor. The project entitled “High performance computation for Read more…

HPC Advisory Council Announces Annual South Africa HPC Conference

Oct 13, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 13 — The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced that the HPC Advisory Council, in association with the CHPC National Meeting, will hold the HPC Advisory Council South Africa High-Performance Computing Conference 2014 on December 3, 2014 at the Kruger National Park in South Africa. The Read more…

NEC Launches Version 6 of ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite

Oct 13, 2014 |

IRVING, Tex., Oct. 13 — NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading technology integrator providing solutions that improve the way people work and communicate, today announced the launch of Version 6 of its award-winning ProgrammableFlow SDN Networking Suite. The new release includes a new pricing scheme for the ProgrammableFlow Controller that is based on network capacity. With Read more…

Missouri S&T Works to Increase Diversity in Computer Science

Oct 9, 2014 |

ROLLA, Mo., Oct. 9 — Missouri University of Science and Technology is one of 15 schools selected by the Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a nonprofit organization focused on advancing women in computing, and Harvey Mudd College to participate in a new program designed to increase the percentage of undergraduate computer science majors who are female Read more…