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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

The Evolution of HPC in Manufacturing

Jul 22, 2014 |

HPC has reached a tipping point where industry use has expanded dramatically. So what role do supercomputers have in manufacturing? Speaking on this topic is Greg Clifford, manufacturing segment manager at Cray. Manufacturing here refers to any company that’s producing a product, be that automotive and aerospace, consumer products, tire manufacturing, and so on. What Read more…

Parallel Computing Trends

Jul 22, 2014 |

One of the most pressing issues faced by the HPC community is how to go about attracting and training the next generation of HPC users. The staff at Argonne National Laboratory is tackling this challenge head on by holding an intensive summer school in extreme-scale computing. One of the highlights of the 2013 summer program was a Read more…

BAE Systems Hones HPC Strategy

Jul 16, 2014 |

High-performance computing is vitally important to the mission of BAE Systems, one of the largest defense, aerospace, and security contractors in the world. As a high-tech manufacturer, BAE Systems relies on simulation and modeling software to design and build its products. The group responsible for identifying and developing this technology inside BAE Systems is called Read more…

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…

Off the Wire

Mellanox Introduces HPC-X Scalable Software Toolkit for HPC Platforms and Applications

Jun 23, 2014 |

LEIPZIG, Germany, June 23 – Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the availability of HPC-X Scalable Software Toolkit, a comprehensive software suite for high-performance computing environments, which provides enhancements to significantly increase the scalability and performance of message communications in the network. HPC-X provides Read more…

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…