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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…

Grid Engine Pistons Pump Past HPC

May 28, 2013 |

Since its early days, Grid Engine has enjoyed a special spot in high performance computing, especially in the realms of scientific and research computing. However, with changes in Platform Computing’s operations and a new era of high performance (but not HPC) business apps, Univa’s Grid Engine is almost all enterprise-based. We recently chatted with Univa CEO, Gary Tyreman and…

Short Takes

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…

Japan’s Manufacturers Cozy Up to Supercomputing

Jan 27, 2014 |

Beyond a pure passion for technology and the thrill of turning ideas into reality, there is a hugely practical basis for investment in advanced computing. Supercomputers and other computational technologies bolster economic competitiveness, a notion that nearly all academic, industry and government leaders have embraced. As supercomputers become more powerful, manufacturers can run bigger and Read more…

Scientist Conducts First CUDA-Powered Flight

Jan 24, 2014 |

Georgia Tech professor Jon Rogers recently completed what may be the world’s first GPU-enabled flight of an unmanned aircraft. Rogers and his team used a CUDA-on-ARM development board to guide the flight of a parafoil, as part of a successful mission, which took place on January 10, 2014. Parafoils are a type of parachute commonly Read more…

Off the Wire

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…

Renewable Energy Project Plugs Into HPC Wales

Dec 20, 2013 |

Dec. 20 — The UK’s largest distributed supercomputing network, HPC Wales, has secured a lucrative contract to provide its services to an international research project, seeking to expand the lifetime of batteries powered by renewable energy. The contract, worth £100,000 and creating two new jobs, will see HPC Wales supporting a research project examining stationary batteries, Read more…

DataCAD Announces Availability of DXFCALCS Suite 2014

Dec 10, 2013 |

Dec. 10 — DataCAD Software & Services GmbH has announced the availability of DXFCALCS Suite 2014, a collection of three robust applications that enable CAD users to solve a wide range of engineering and design challenges with unprecedented ease, speed, and accuracy. GrafiCalc Elements 7.0 enables users to conceptualize, analyze, and solve day-to-day engineering design challenges Read more…