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Inside Major League Baseball’s “Hypothesis Machine”

Apr 3, 2014 |

When it comes to sports statistics, there’s no richer source of historical data than baseball. With over 140 years of detailed information on individual players, teams, and winning trends, the addition of digital data is powering even deeper analytical capability to help fans and team owners make decisions. Baseball data, over 95% of which has Read more…

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NVIDIA Highlights GPU Progress on Titan Supercomputer

Mar 27, 2014 |

The GPU Technology Conference this week in San Jose offered plenty of material for the supercomputing set with a number of presentations focused on specific programming challenges for large-scale scientific and enterprise HPC applications. The Titan system at Oak Ridge National Lab tied together key themes through a number of the talks, which helped put Read more…

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From Rendering LOTR to Animating HPC Clouds

Sep 16, 2013 |

Much has been written about the incredible animation work that went on behind the scenes of the Lord of the Rings series, but without the rendering horsepower of high performance systems, none of that would have been possible. In this audio-based interview feature, we talk with the former CIO behind that rendering effort who spun out Greenbutton, an HPC cloud company that…

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STARnet Alliance Seeks Revolution in Chip Design

Jan 23, 2013 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/STARnet_logo_120x.jpg” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”116″ />The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) have launched a new consortium to advance the pace of semiconductor innovation in the US as the technology approaches the limits of miniaturization. The main thrust of the project is the creation of the Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research Network, aka STARnet.

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Pocket Sized Shots of Techila

Jun 26, 2012 |

Cloud computing offers highly flexible and available compute capacity for a variety of applications. However, the act of provisioning those resources can be rather complicated, requiring a certain level of expertise and consequently reducing cloud adoption. In 2005, Techila was created to simplify the act of using the cloud, developing middleware to bridge applications to external compute resources.

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Short Takes

CMU’s Claudico Goes All-In Against World-Class Poker Pros

May 1, 2015 |

Last Friday (April 24), the “Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence” competition kicked-off at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Today, exactly halfway through the event, computer program “Claudico,” a joint effort between the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and Carnegie Mellon, has played over 40,000 hands of No-Limit Texas Hold’em poker against four of the game’s professionals. The Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 26, 2015 |

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. #GTC15 @cray_inc is by far the #HPC Read more…

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ANSYS Simulations Weigh in on Deflategate

Jan 30, 2015 |

Even if you aren’t among the third of Americans who will sit down to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday, if you follow the news you are undoubtedly familiar with ‘Deflategate,’ the scandal surrounding under-inflated footballs that cast a dark cloud over the New England Patriots’ win over the Indianapolis Colts over a week ago. Read more…

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GPUs Advance Deep Learning

Sep 18, 2014 |

Over the last decade, GPU-acceleration techniques have infiltrated the high-end of supercomputing, but increased adoption of GPUs is occurring in other compute-driven disciplines too, like deep learning, one of the fastest growing segments of the machine learning field. The trend toward accelerated computing reached a new high at last week’s ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge. The event, Read more…

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Making Music with HPC

Dec 9, 2013 |

In this increasingly compute-driven society, high-performance computing has touched nearly every academic discipline and many industry sectors as well – from materials science to medicine to manufacturing. But what about music? Music may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of HPC, but that may soon change. Earlier today, the HPC Advisory Read more…

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Off the Wire

Altair’s PBS Works Recognized in HPCwire Awards

Nov 20, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 20 — Altair‘s PBS Works suite has been recognized as “Best HPC Software or Technology” in the annual HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2014 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC14), in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The list of winners was revealed at the HPCwire booth at SC14 and on Read more…

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SC14 Posts Two of Five #HPCMatters Videos

Nov 12, 2014 |

Nov. 12 — This first video shares the ways supercomputers are helping scientists to understand climate change, and develop solutions to mitigate its effects. The second video reveals how high performance computing (HPC) is helping us to improve our everyday lives to create better, more efficient, more cost effective products and services, from toothpaste to diapers to dish soap. Read more…

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SC14 to Feature Plenary Talks Focused on HPC in Healthcare and Entertainment Industries

Oct 30, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Oct. 30 — From November 16th-21st, New Orleans will host the annual Supercomputing Conference (SC14) and feature two Invited Plenary Talks focused on how high performance computing (HPC) will continue to play a pivotal role in both the healthcare and entertainment industries. Supercomputers are the world’s largest and fastest computers that have 10,000 Read more…

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PRACE Partners Receive HPCwire Awards

Nov 26, 2013 |

Nov. 26 — Every year at SC HPCwire announces the winners of the HPCwire Readers’ Choice and Editor’s Choice Awards. Among this year’s winners were PRACE partner HLRS, Germany (http://www.hlrs.de) and PRACE member GENCI, France (http://www.genci.fr). HLRS together with DataDirect Networks for large scale problem resolution in automotive and physics received the 2013 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Read more…

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SC13 Concludes with Awards for Outstanding Achievements in HPC

Nov 26, 2013 |

DENVER, Colo., Nov. 26 — SC13, the 25th anniversary conference of high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, celebrated the contributions of researchers, from those just starting their careers to those whose contributions have made lasting impacts, in a special awards session on Thursday, November 21. The conference drew 10,613 registered attendees who attended a Read more…

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