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Altair Crash Tests New Xeon E7s

Mar 12, 2014 |

RADIOSS, one of the top structural analysis solvers in the industry, is used by auto companies like Ford and PSA in France to run car crash and other simulations to test safety and viability of a broad array of products. Like similar CAE codes, it is highly parallelized for top performance on large, powerful clusters–and Read more…

How the iForge Cluster is Manufacturing Results for Big Industry

Feb 26, 2014 |

When one thinks of major manufacturing companies, including Boeing, Proctor and Gamble, John Deere, Caterpillar, Dow, GE and others, from a systems and software perspective, there is little doubt that the competitive edge lies in high performance computing. But for many of these companies, it’s not simply a matter of plugging engineering codes into high Read more…

How HPC is Hacking Hadoop

Feb 11, 2014 |

Although the trend may be quiet and distributed across only a relative few supercomputing sites, Hadoop and HPC are hopping hand-in-hand more frequently. These two technology areas aren’t necessarily made for another—there are limitations in what Hadoop can do. But a stretch of recent research has been pushing the possibilities, especially when it comes to Read more…

The Top Supercomputing Led Discoveries of 2013

Jan 2, 2014 |

2013 has been an incredible year for the entire ecosystem around supercomputing; from vendors pushing new technologies to boost performance, capacity, and programmability to researchers turning over new insights with fresh techniques. While exascale has taken more of a backseat than we might have predicted at the year’s end of 2010, there are plenty of Read more…

Adding MUSCLE to Multiscale Simulations

Dec 11, 2013 |

Multiscale models help understand phenomena with a wider scope or an increased level of detail. These models allow us to take the best from multiple worlds, for example by combining models with a fine-grained time or space resolution with models that capture systems over a large baseline. Classical examples of multiscale modeling include coupling atomistic Read more…

Short Takes

Leading Edge Versus Bleeding Edge

Apr 10, 2014 |

Enterprises are always looking for an edge to use against the competition, and information technology was created initially and specifically to be that edge. Decades later, computing in its various forms is the foundation of the modern corporation, and companies are still looking for new ways of gaining an advantage. More times than not, that Read more…

HPC ‘App’ for Industry Stresses Ease of Use

Apr 8, 2014 |

One of the main enterprise uses for high performance computing (HPC) is to bring product designs to market faster via a process known as rapid prototyping. This week three popular companies – Unilever, Syngenta and Infineum – have partnered with the HPC facilities at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC’s) Hartree Centre, drawn by Read more…

Instrument Science Preps for Exascale Era

Apr 3, 2014 |

The Big Data and Extreme-scale Computing (BDEC) workshop that took place in February in Fukuoka, Japan, brought together luminaries from industry, academia and government to discuss today’s big data challenges in the context of extreme-scale computing. Attendees to this invitation-only event include some of the world’s foremost experts on algorithms, computer system architecture, operating systems, Read more…

Adapting Hadoop to HPC Environments

Feb 14, 2014 |

MapReduce is well known for its relative ease of use in today’s ubiquitous world of parallelism. The beauty of the model is in its ability to absolve or abstract away details of parallelism, fault tolerance, synchronization, and input management from the user. A user typically writes her algorithm using two uniform functions — a map Read more…

Unleashing The Potential of OpenMP via Bottleneck Analysis

Feb 13, 2014 |

To capitalize on the computational potential of parallel processors, programmers must identify bottlenecks that limit their application. These bottlenecks typically chain performance preventing an application from reaching its full potential. Performance analysis typically provides the data and insight necessary to identify opportunities for program optimization. Researchers in the Inderprastha Engineering College identify general bottlenecks for Read more…

Off the Wire

Supermicro Exhibits Battery Backup Power for Mission Critical Embedded Applications

Mar 31, 2014 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 31 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing is exhibiting its latest embedded building block solutions at EE|Live!, Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) 2014 in San Jose, California this week. Supermicro will highlight Battery Backup Power (BBP) solutions for mission critical embedded Read more…

AMAX Announces Intel Open Compute Platform for HPC Applications

Mar 25, 2014 |

FREMONT, Calif., March 25 — AMAX, a leading provider of HPC and Data Center solutions, announced today that it will showcase a 19″ OCP-Ready GPU Platform, the Xr-2201Gk4, at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in the San Jose Convention Center. The Xr-2201Gk4 is the first offering from AMAX’s “OCP for HPC” product line. The platform Read more…

Dot Hill Storage Products to Support Oil & Gas Applications

Mar 19, 2014 |

LONGMONT, Colo., March 19 — Dot Hill Systems Corp., a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, today announced it has developed a reference platform, in conjunction with Intel and Mellanox, to better support the industry-specific needs of geologists and geophysicists for exploration and production applications. Combining Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4524 and 4534 storage systems with Read more…

Cardiff University Utilizing Allinea Performance Reports

Mar 18, 2014 |

WARWICK, U.K., March 18 — A new tool from Allinea Software is allowing users and supercomputer owners to see clearly what is happening within their HPC system – and ensure optimum performance from their applications. System owners, developers and users are all interested to see what is going on ‘inside’ after they set a job Read more…

Convergent Science Adopts Allinea DDT

Mar 12, 2014 |

MIDDLETON, Wis., March 12 – Convergent Science, Inc. (CSI) is a world leader in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software. Their development teams focus on speed, precision and simplifying their workflows to get to market before competitors and keep customers happy – Allinea DDT plays a big role in achieving this. “Adopting Allinea Software’s debugging tool, Allinea DDT, has transformed Read more…