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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

Supercomputing Adds Depth to Animal Conservation Efforts

Jul 14, 2014 |

A collaboration between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research holds new promise for wildlife conservation efforts. The new approach developed by the researchers combines 3D supercomputing and advanced range estimator technologies to track terrestrial, avian, and aquatic wildlife. A paper detailing the project, called Movement-based Estimation and Read more…

Team EPCC Reveals Secret Weapon Behind Winning Linpack Score

Jul 3, 2014 |

When Team EPCC first announced that they had earned “Highest Linpack” at ISC’14 Student Cluster Competition with a score of 10.14 teraflops, they said to stay tuned for details on their strategy. In a recent blog, the four students, all in the HPC masters program, describe how they achieved the highest-ever Linpack score in the Student Cluster Competition, Read more…

Computer Models Advance Flu Research

Jun 17, 2014 |

A team of scientists from the University of Chicago Research Computing Center, the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas at Austin, the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of San Diego, and the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Center in Vicksburg, Miss., are using some of the nation’s most powerful Read more…

US Brain Initiative Seeks $4.5 Billion

Jun 11, 2014 |

Additional details have come to light on the brain research initiative, announced last year by President Obama. A working group of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) published a ten-year plan – Brain 2025: A Scientific Vision – for the agency’s portion of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative. The plan’s recommended budget Read more…

University of Arizona Welcomes ‘El Gato’ Supercomputer

Jun 2, 2014 |

Researchers at the University of Arizona now have a world-class supercomputing system to help them unlock the secrets of the universe. “El Gato” – which is short for the Extremely LarGe AdvancedTechnOlogy system – was acquired via a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The 145-teraflops system achieved a 336 ranking on the Read more…

Off the Wire

Univa Announces Collaboration with CPU 24/7

Jun 23, 2014 |

LEIPZIG, Germany, June 23 – Univa Corporation, the Data Center Automation Company, announced today at the International Supercomputing Conference a collaboration and technical partnership with CPU 24/7, the highly specialized IT service provider with a mechanical engineering focus, headquartered in Germany. The two companies take pride in powering innovations of the future. Univa’s core product, Univa Read more…

GiDEL Introduces OpenCL Compliant FPGA Boards

Jun 3, 2014 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 3 – GiDEL, a market leader in cutting-edge reconfigurable technology utilizing FPGAs, unveils boards that allow customers to combine the OpenCL programming model with Altera’s massively parallel FPGA architecture. This combination enables simplifying and accelerating the development process while taking advantage of the inherent FPGA qualities to accelerate dramatically compute intensive applications Read more…

Towards a HPC-Oriented Parallel Implementation of a Learning Algorithm for Bioinformatics Applications

May 6, 2014 |

May 6 — The huge quantity of data produced in Biomedical research needs sophisticated algorithmic methodologies for its storage, analysis, and processing. High Performance Computing (HPC) appears as a magic bullet in this challenge. However, several hard to solve parallelization and load balancing problems arise in this context. Here we discuss the HPC-oriented implementation of Read more…

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…