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NERSC Launches Exascale Readiness Program with Intel, Cray

Aug 11, 2014 |

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is collaborating with supercomputing vendors Intel and Cray to prepare for Cori, the Cray XC supercomputer scheduled to be deployed at NERSC in 2016. Named in honor of American biochemist Gerty Cori, the next-generation supercomputer will have a sustained performance that is at least ten times that Read more…

Cloud Gives DNA Compiler Wings

Aug 5, 2014 |

Imagine being able to turn bacteria into molecular factories, capable of producing everything from earth-friendly biofuels to personalized medicines? This is the promise of synthetic biology, which has made remarkable advances over the last decade, taking tools and concepts from physics, engineering and computer science to design new biological systems. One of the foremost researchers Read more…

Exascale Resilience Turns a Corner

Jul 21, 2014 |

While advancing the field of HPC into the exascale era is beset by many obstacles, resiliency might be the most thorny of all. As the number of cores proliferate so too do the number of incorrect behaviors, threatening not just the operation of the machine, but the validity of the results as well. When you Read more…

Student Supercomputing Competition Embraces GPU-Power

Jun 26, 2014 |

The third and final day of ISC14 concluded with a ceremony honoring one of the week’s most popular events, the Student Cluster Challenge. Taking home first prize for the second straight year was the team from the Centre for HPC (CHPC) in South Africa. Jointly sponsored by Dell, NVIDIA and Mellanox, the undergraduate team relied on Read more…

ISC14 Video Highlights

Jun 25, 2014 |

It’s the third and final day of ISC14, but there is still much to unwrap in the way of news, content and insight. To highlight some of the most memorable moments from the event, the ISC support team has put together a series of daily video packages. In the first day’s video, Anna Schorr from Read more…

Short Takes

NVIDIA Boasts ‘Compelling HPC Solution’

Aug 20, 2014 |

Today marks the official release of the NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit version 6.5, which had previously been only available in its pre-release form. In a company blog post, NVIDIA’s Chief Technologist for GPU Computing Software Mark Harris covers the toolkit’s new features and improvements, including “support for CUDA Fortran in developer tools, user-defined callback functions in Read more…

Supercomputing Makes for Smarter Chinese Cities

Aug 19, 2014 |

Home to some of the world’s fastest supercomputers, China is looking to apply that computing power to solve issues that are important to its populace. On Monday, a Chinese researcher revealed a plan to use China’s Tianhe-1A system toward the construction of new “smart cities.” Taking an interdisciplinary approach to the challenges of urban planning, Read more…

Earthquake Simulation Scales to 8.6 Petaflops

Aug 14, 2014 |

Intel Labs Vision Stategist Divya Kolar explores how supercomputing is helping society prepare for earthquakes. Current earthquake early warning systems are very limited, and basically only sound the alarm after the earthquake has begun. In a typical scenario, the affected population may have tens of seconds of lead time up to a minute or so depending on Read more…

Jellyfish Use Novel Search Strategy

Aug 14, 2014 |

As computers become more human-like, researchers are finding evidence of computing-like behavior in the animal kingdom. A UK scientist discovered that certain species of jellyfish employ a supercomputing algorithm to locate food. According to the new study, published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, the barrel jellyfish demonstrates movement patterns that are consistent with a type of supercomputing Read more…

DOE Highlights Exascale-Focused Research

Aug 7, 2014 |

Every year the Department of Energy Early Career Award provides outstanding scientists who are early in their careers with funding of at least $150,000 per annum over a five-year span. The 2014 funding round, the program’s fifth, awarded research grants to 35 scientists – including 17 from DOE’s national laboratories and 18 from US universities. The program is designed Read more…

Off the Wire

Acceleware Releases Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2014

Aug 21, 2014 |

CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 21 — Acceleware Ltd., a leading developer of high performance computing applications, today announced results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 (all figures are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted). During the second quarter of 2014, the Company achieved a significant increase in software revenue while reducing its Read more…

eInfochips to Develop NVIDIA GPU-Powered Products for HPC

Jul 30, 2014 |

July 30 — eInfochips, a leading engineering R&D services company, today announced professional services offered to clients to develop NVIDIA GPU-powered solutions for aerospace and defense, medical imaging, high-performance computing (HPC), industrial, and visual computing applications. Powered by NVIDIA Tesla, NVIDIA Quadro and NVIDIA Tegra GPUs, the next generation of systems designed by eInfochips will Read more…

Newest Version of SysFera-DS Released

Jul 1, 2014 |

PARIS, France, July 1 – SysFera has introduced a new version of its SysFera-DS software that simplifies management of hybrid high performance computing (HPC) environments. The more lightweight architecture of this latest version, SysFera-DS v4.5, can be fully installed without downtime and ready for production in less than two hours. SysFera-DS v4.5 enables administrators to continue to provide best quality of Read more…

Finisar to Display Optical Interconnect Portfolio for HPC Applications at ISC14

Jun 23, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and LEIPZIG, Germany, June 23 – Finisar Corporation today announced that it will display its market-leading product portfolio of optical interconnects, optimized for demanding High-Performance Computing (HPC) applications, at the International Supercomputing Conference 2014 (ISC’14). These optical interconnects, based on 10G, 14G, and 25G per channel solutions, leverage Finisar’s patented fiber optic technology for the Read more…

AMD Launches FirePro W8100 Professional Graphics Card

Jun 23, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 23 – AMD today launched the AMD FirePro W8100 professional graphics card, enabling new levels of workstation performance delivered by the company’s second generation, industry-leading AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. With nearly 38 times the performance of the closest competing product based on double precision testing, and powered by OpenCL, the AMD FirePro Read more…