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Supercomputing Frontiers 2016 Issues Call for Papers

Jan 25, 2016 |

Jan. 25 — You are cordially invited to contribute as both an author and participant in the upcoming Supercomputing Frontiers Conference 2016 (March 15-18). Organised by A*CRC, this second edition aims to provide a platform for thought leaders from both academia and industry to interact and discuss substantial innovations and global trends in supercomputing. It will Read more…

PNNL Awarded $3M for New Projects

Jan 25, 2016 |

Jan. 25 — Say you have a great new theory or technology to improve the nation’s energy backbone — the electric grid. Wouldn’t it be great to test it against a model complete with details that would tell you how your ideas would work? But it’s a challenge, because existing sets of data are too Read more…

SDSC’s Health CI Division to Create Cancer Research Infrastructure

Jan 22, 2016 |

Jan. 22 — The Health Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Division of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, is participating in a multi-million dollar project with City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, CA, and other universities and health organizations to create a research Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jan 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. Lonestar 5 full production launched this wk, a 30k core, 1.2 PF @cray_inc XC40 customized @TACC for Read more…

MSU Computer Simulations May Help States Predict Flooding

Jan 21, 2016 |

STARKVILLE, Miss., Jan. 21 — As southern states experience record rainfall during the winter season, spillways and levee systems in southern Mississippi and Louisiana are acting as defense systems to prevent the Mississippi river from overflowing its banks. When the Mississippi Valley rains propel the river to its peak levels, the question remains, “How much Read more…

NCSA CyberSecurity Team Awarded NSF Grants

Jan 21, 2016 |

Jan. 21 — In a span of 24 hours, The CyberSecurity team at the NCSA received news on four grants—two for continuing work, and two for starting new projects. At the beginning of September, Alex Withers, senior security engineer for the CyberSecurity team, was awarded a $499,136 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to build a Read more…

AliCloud Partners With NVIDIA to Expand HPC and Deep Learning Market

Jan 21, 2016 |

SHANGHAI, China, Jan. 21 — AliCloud, the cloud computing business of Alibaba Group, today signed a strategic partnership with NVIDIA, the world leader in visual computing, at its Computing Conference – 2016 Shanghai Summit attended by 3,000 industry representatives. The two companies will collaborate closely around AliCloud HPC (High Performance Computing) to provide the first GPU-based cloud HPC platform in China. The Read more…

Intel, Tsinghua University, and Montage Collaborate to Bring Indigenous Datacenter Solutions to China

Jan 21, 2016 |

Jan. 21 — In 2015, Intel celebrated its 30th year operating in China. Over the last 30 years, Intel has invested more than $7.5 billion USD in China and we continue to see tremendous opportunity in this important market. Some of our more recent investments include innovative engagements with companies like Rockchip and Spreadtrum Communications targeting mobility markets with Read more…

Compute Canada Partners With SSHRC to Launch Human Dimensions Open Data Challenge

Jan 21, 2016 |

Jan. 21 — Compute Canada is partnering with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to launch the first ever Human Dimensions Open Data Challenge. This challenge, led by social sciences and humanities researchers, will see research teams compete against one another using open-data sets to develop systems, processes, or fully-functional technology applications that address the human Read more…

Brain Research Heads Into Next-Level AI Territory

Jan 20, 2016 |

One of the stranger objectives of President Obama’s Brain Initiative Project came to light this week with the announcement of a new DARPA program that is funding the creation of an implantable neural interface that would bridge the brain-machine divide. But it’s not like in the movies, right? Yeah, it’s pretty much like that.

China Mobilizes HPC in Pursuit of Drug Discovery Says New Paper

Jan 20, 2016 |

Drug discovery and development is notoriously difficult despite the plethora of advanced experimental and computational technologies being put to task. Surging dataset sizes, poorly understood biological mechanisms of action, computational workflows bedeviled by mixes of large and small files are all part of the challenge. Increasingly HPC is playing an important role to relieve the Read more…

Slots Still Available in Blue Waters and XSEDE-sponsored HPC Programs

Jan 20, 2016 |

The Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship Program at the National Center For Supercomputer Applications (NCSA) and the International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences sponsored by Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) still have openings for their respective programs although the deadlines are approaching. The Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship Program lets graduate students Read more…

TACC’s Lonestar 5 Supercomputer Now in Full Production

Jan 20, 2016 |

Jan. 20 — The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) today announced that the Lonestar 5 supercomputer is in full production and is ready to contribute to advancing science across the state of Texas. Managed by TACC, the center’s second petaflop system is primed to be a Read more…

Supercomputing Frontiers to Coincide With Grand Opening of New Singapore National Supercomputing Centre

Jan 20, 2016 |

Jan. 20 — You are cordially invited to contribute as an author or participant in “Supercomputing Frontiers 2016” in Singapore on March 15-18. The conference will also host the inaugural event of grand opening of the new Singapore National Supercomputing Centre. During the event you will learn more about the new 1 Petaflop supercomputer and Read more…

ACTnowHPC On Demand HPC Cloud Cluster Joins UberCloud Marketplace

Jan 19, 2016 |

KANSAS CITY, Jan. 15 – The ACTnowHPC on demand cloud cluster this week joined the UberCloud online marketplace, where engineers, scientists and their service providers discover, try, and buy computing power and software in the cloud as a service. ACTnowHPC enables users to harness the power of high performance computing resources on a pay-as-you-go basis Read more…

Handicapping IBM/OpenPOWER’s Odds for Success

Jan 19, 2016 |

2016 promises to be pivotal in the IBM/OpenPOWER effort to claim a non-trivial chunk of the Intel-dominated high-end server landscape. Big Blue’s stated goal of 20-to-30 percent market share is huge. Intel currently enjoys 90-plus percent share and has seemed virtually unassailable. In an ironic twist of the old mantra ‘no one ever got fired Read more…

Berkeley Lab Launches New Projects for Grid Modernization

Jan 15, 2016 |

Jan. 15 — The nation’s electric power system is central to the U.S. economy and our growing need for clean, reliable, and secure electric power. Yet today’s electric grid is under increasing pressure to change and modernize in the face of emerging challenges and technological opportunities. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announced the awards today Read more…

Edison Supercomputer Assists Members of SNfactory

Jan 15, 2016 |

Jan. 15 — Less than 20 years ago the world learned that the universe is expanding ever faster, propelled by dark energy. The discovery was made possible by Type Ia supernovae; extraordinarily bright and remarkably similar in brightness, they serve as “standard candles” essential for probing the universe’s history. In fact, Type Ia supernovae are Read more…

IARPA Introduces New Deputy Director

Jan 15, 2016 |

Jan. 15 — IARPA announced the selection of Dr. Stacey Dixon as IARPA’s Deputy Director, effective January 25th. Dr. Dixon most recently served as the NGA Deputy Director of InnoVision, where she oversaw research and development for geospatial intelligence. Prior to InnoVision, she served as NGA’s Chief of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs. From 2007 to 2010 she worked on the HPSCI staff, serving as Program Monitor Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jan 14, 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. First time seeing NERSC's Cori Phase I (12 cabinets of XC40) in person. She's looking good! pic.twitter.com/z5urBdOX8C Read more…