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Engility Awarded Prime Position on $25M Multiple Award Contract by NOAA

Sep 4, 2015 |

CHANTILLY, Va., Sept. 4 — Engility Holdings, Inc., today announced it has been awarded a prime position on a $25 million multiple award contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide broad spectrum IT support to include high performance computing (HPC) initiatives for the agency’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL). The laboratory’s mission is to advance scientific understanding Read more…

XSEDE Issues Call for Submissions for National Computational Infrastructure Workshop

Sep 4, 2015 |

Sept. 4 — Funding agencies like the National Science Foundation (NSF) have made significant investments in the national computational infrastructure to help campus-level researchers answer challenging scientific questions. A diverse set of organizations has emerged to support access to this infrastructure. Nonetheless, gaps remain. NSF has funded a team, including XSEDE leader John Towns, to Read more…

ALCF Summer Program Offers Unique Experience

Sep 3, 2015 |

Comprising one half of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Leadership Computing Facility, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) operates a supercomputer 10 to 100 times more powerful than the typical research computing system and puts it to work solving the world’s largest and most complex problems. But ALCF is also an institution of learning that has Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Sep 3, 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. "20MW is the target for Read more…

The Era of Personalized Medicine: An Interview with Peter Coveney

Sep 3, 2015 |

What opportunities and challenges come with personalized medicine? What amount of computing is necessary to get meaningful results? Are we able to handle substantial quantities of patient data and to use them to perform predictive, mechanistic modelling and simulation? Based on this, will we be able to deliver therapies and to enhance clinical decision making. Read more…

Intel Invests $50M to Advance Quantum Computing

Sep 3, 2015 |

DELFT, Netherlands, Sept. 3 — Today Intel Corporation announced a 10-year collaborative relationship with the Delft University of Technology and TNO, the Dutch Organisation for Applied Research, to accelerate advancements in quantum computing. To achieve this goal, Intel will invest US$50 million and will provide significant engineering resources both on-site and at Intel, as well Read more…

Blue Waters, XSEDE to Support Arctic Mapping Project

Sep 3, 2015 |

Sept. 3 — The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), is supporting development of high-resolution topographic maps of the Arctic that for the first time will provide consistent coverage of the entire globally significant region, including Alaska. The Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), supported by a recent NSF award, will Read more…

XSEDE and UC Berkeley Partner to Offer Online Course

Sep 3, 2015 |

Sept. 3 — The XSEDE project and the University of California, Berkeley are offering an online course on parallel computing for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Additionally, they are seeking other university partners that are interested in offering the course for credit to their students. The course includes online video lectures, and autograded quizzes and Read more…

NSCI Preview at European HPC User Forum Meetings

Sep 2, 2015 |

HPC is such an interesting arena at once swept up in national campaigns and yet pushed forward by broad international collaboration. The balance between the two is constantly shifting. With that in mind, both HPC User Forum meetings being held in Europe in the middle of October will take early stock of the U.S. National Read more…

Rebooting the IT Revolution Report Now Available

Sep 2, 2015 |

Sept. 2 — A report released yesterday identifies fundamental research needs for advancing the burgeoning Internet of Things and catalyzing cutting-edge innovations that will support future U.S. technology leadership and economic competitiveness. The report is based on a March 2015 workshop supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and sponsored by the Semiconductor Industry Association and Semiconductor Research Corporation: Rebooting the IT Revolution. Read more…

Research Paper Submissions Now Being Accepted for ISC 2016

Sep 2, 2015 |

Plans are taking shape for ISC 2016 to be held June 19-23 in Frankfurt, Germany, for the second straight year. The call for research papers went out this week and while specific topic areas have been identified (noted below), Research Paper Committee Chair Jack Dongarra emphasizes other novel HPC-related proposals are also welcome. Proposals in Read more…

Intel Haswell-EX Server Sets STAC-A2 Performance Record

Sep 2, 2015 |

Intel has reasserted its prominence on a subset of financial benchmarks designed to evaluate platforms for the pricing and market risk analytics. More powerful Xeons — “Haswell-EX” E7-8890 v3 processors — combined with changes to the software stack enabled Intel to set a new speed record on the STAC-A2 benchmark for both warm and cold Read more…

Diversity Will Be a Focus at 2015 Motion Pictures Technical Conference

Sep 2, 2015 |

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 2 — The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Oct. 27–29 in Hollywood, California, and related events will focus on fostering the presence and engagement of diversity Read more…

SC Perennials Offer Reflections on the Annual Migration

Sep 2, 2015 |

Sept. 2 — How many of you can say you’ve attended any type of annual event 27 years in a row?  When it comes to the SC conferences, that claim to fame would only apply to 18 very hardy souls we like to refer to as the SC Perennials.  SC15 in Austin, Texas, will be Read more…

IEEE Rebooting Computing Supports National Strategic Computing Initiative

Sep 2, 2015 |

PISCATAWAY, N.J., Sept. 2 — IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced that the IEEE Rebooting Computing (RC) initiative is enthusiastically welcoming and supporting the Obama Administration’s National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI)—a Federal investment strategy in high-performance computing (HPC). “The IEEE RC initiative was created in 2012 to restore computer Read more…

Supermicro Introduces New Software-Defined Storage Solution

Sep 2, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 2 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, in collaboration with Nexenta and HGST, has developed a turnkey scale-up high performance unified block and file storage solution optimized for high performance data-centric environments. Supermicro’s 2U Ultra SuperServer integrates NexentaStor, Nexenta’s flagship Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) Read more…

Mellanox Now Shipping Spectrum

Sep 2, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Sept. 2 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced it is now shipping Spectrum, the industry’s first 10, 25, 40, 50 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet, Open Ethernet-based switch, to multiple cloud, Web 2.0 and enterprise data center customers Read more…

Supermicro Debuts System Solutions Supporting New Intel Core Processor Family

Sep 2, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 2 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing announces immediate availability of embedded motherboard and system solutions supporting the new 6th Gen Intel Core processor family (codename Skylake). New compact motherboards and system solutions targeting embedded applications in commercial, industrial, medical and Read more…

Details Unveiled for SC15 Workshops

Sep 1, 2015 |

Sept. 1 — The SC15 Workshops program has broken the record for the largest number of workshops since its inception, and will be as vibrant as ever. The Workshop program includes 22 full-day and 20 half-day workshops distributed across Sunday November 15, Monday November 16, and Friday morning of November 20. The high-value workshops selected this Read more…

Seagate Delivers Broad Portfolio of 8TB Hard Drives

Sep 1, 2015 |

CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 1 — Seagate Technology, a world leader in storage solutions, today unveiled its new portfolio of 8TB high capacity drives – the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD, Seagate Enterprise NAS HDD and Seagate Kinetic HDD. The new drives provide small- and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises with the world’s highest capacity, most reliable, Read more…

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