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Cycle Computing and the HPC Experiment

Jul 15, 2013 |

In a presentation done with Wolfgang Gentzsch and Burak Yenier in association with the HPC Experiment, Stowe went more into detail about the additional use cases in which Cycle Computing has facilitated HPC experimentation in the cloud. Gentzsch and Yenier also went on to update the HPC experiment, the fourth round of which kicks off this week.

A Different Approach to HPC Cloud Servicing

Jul 11, 2013 |

A company called Third Wave Systems (TWS) developed a new algorithm and high performance computing paradigm to solve machining simulation problems. In the same paper in which they introduced that method, they also outlined a plan to make such simulation capability available to those without the access to dedicated HPC resources.

A Toolkit for Materials Scientific Cloud Computing

Jul 5, 2013 |

Researchers from the physics department at the University of Washington at Seattle, through a grant from the National Science Foundation, created what they call a ‘virtual platform’ for scientific cloud computing, or SC2VP, which they simply named “SC2IT” for scientific cloud computing interface tools.

Vulcan’s New Planet of Industrial Exploration

Jun 26, 2013 |

The eighth-ranked Blue Gene/Q Vulcan system at Lawrence Livermore National Lab has opened its doors for business–at least to companies reliant on advanced modeling and simulation. The 5-petaflop super has already been used in a number of incubator projects but now that they are extending the focus of….

China Means Business with Supercomputing Push

Jun 20, 2013 |

China is making significant strides towards its goals to use supercomputing as the next big platform to spur economic growth. The country now makes up 13% of the Top 500 (with 51% from the United States). We talk with Inspur’s Chief Scientist of HPC Applications about how the system will be used to forward the goals of the national…

Short Takes

Supercomputing for Super-Plastics

May 15, 2014 |

IBM scientists have invented a new class of experimental polymers that are exceptionally lightweight, remarkably strong, and even self-healing, which they say could transform manufacturing and fabrication in the transportation, aerospace, and microelectronics industries. IBM’s research division published their findings on the novel polymers in the journal Science on Thursday with collaborators UC Berkeley, Eindhoven University Read more…

XSEDE Program Forges Industry Alliances

Feb 21, 2014 |

The eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is launching a new program – called the Industry Challenge – that connects industry partners with researchers from the open science community in order to enhance product designs and speed time to market. Over at the XSEDE.org website, science writer Scott Gibson details the new program, which Read more…

MGrid Doubles Capacity, Welcomes New Members

Jan 30, 2014 |

Recognizing the competitive value of advanced computing technologies, numerous initiatives from government and industry have been created to broker and promote high-performance computing within their communities. These efforts are helping to bolster the growth of American industry through greater economic opportunity – including job creation and enhanced competitiveness. The Milwaukee Institute is part of this Read more…

Product Design Strengthens HPC Ties

Jan 28, 2014 |

Increasingly, advanced computing technologies are embraced for their ability to bolster economic competitiveness. The advantages owed to a well-thought out and well-funded HPC strategy are embodied in the adage: to outcompute is to outcompete. One realm where the benefits of going digital have been especially prominent is product design. Over the last decade or so, Read more…

Modern Alchemy and the Quest for ‘Cheapium’

Jan 27, 2014 |

In a move reminiscent of medieval times – when alchemists attempted to synthesize noble metals like gold and silver from base metals such as lead and iron – modern engineers are on the hunt for less expensive alternatives to platinum. The search has Duke University engineers using brute force computing to uncover new materials that Read more…

Off the Wire

Cray Opens Supercomputer Manufacturing Facility in Wisconsin

Mar 10, 2014 |

SEATTLE, Wash. and CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis., March 10 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced the opening of the Company’s new supercomputer manufacturing facility in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. With the addition of this second facility and with recent upgrades to its existing primary manufacturing site, Cray has roughly doubled its manufacturing capacity. As a result, Read more…

New Manufacturing Institutes to be Led by DOD

Feb 26, 2014 |

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 26 — President Barack Obama announced two new manufacturing innovation institutes led by the Defense Department and supported by a $140 million federal commitment combined with more than $320 million in private-sector commitments. A consortium of businesses and universities headquartered in the Detroit area will a focus on lightweight and modern metals Read more…

ANSYS and NVIDIA Deliver GPU-Accelerated CFD Solver

Feb 11, 2014 |

PITTSBURGH, Penn., Feb. 11 — ANSYS Inc. users can now leverage NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs) to speed up fluid dynamics simulation and quickly handle large, complex simulation models. Available for the first time with ANSYS Fluent 15.0, the jointly developed GPU-accelerated commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver broadens support for NVIDIA GPUs across the Read more…

Research and Markets Adds HPC Market Report to Offering

Jan 28, 2014 |

DUBLIN, Ireland, Jan. 28 — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “High Performance Computing Market [Server, Storage, Networking, Software (Middleware, Cluster & Fabric Management, Performance Optimization), Professional Services, Deployment Models, Price Bands] – Global Market Forecasts & Analysis (2013 – 2018)” report to their offering. The growth in supercomputing clusters and scaling of complex applications across Read more…

Autodesk 2013 Inventor of Year Voting Now Open

Jan 17, 2014 |

Jan. 17 — It’s been said that the digital era we live in represents a golden age of innovation, and Autodesk recognizes innovative inventors who design and develop standout products with the Autodesk Inventor of the Month (IOM) program. With a New Year is upon us, it’s time for the Autodesk Manufacturing community to select the 2013 Read more…