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Big Data Needs Big Funding: NSF’s Jahanian Makes The Case

Jul 23, 2014 |

There’s no doubt that advanced computing and cyberinfrastructure are accelerating the pace of discovery and innovation in almost every field of inquiry. For Farnam Jahanian, this point was driven home in a recent meeting with senior members of the US Department of Agriculture. Yes, even farmers are getting in on the data/computation revolution. “At the Read more…

XSEDE14 Spotlights Recent Work, Future Plans

Jul 23, 2014 |

The XSEDE14 Conference, held in Atlanta from July 13-18, brought nearly 650 registrants (161 students), from over 200 organizations, 45 states (plus Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) and 10 countries. XSEDE14 chairperson Scott Lathrop and XSEDE Project Director John Towns opened the conference on Tuesday morning, offering updates on the conference and project as Read more…

A Slice of Green with Accelerators On Top

Jul 1, 2014 |

On the heels of a successful ISC14 in Leipzig, Germany, last week, the latest Green500 list was just published, and once again the TSUBAME-KFC is the world’s greenest supercomputer with an energy efficiency of 4.4 gigaflops per watt. This system from Tokyo Institute of Technology broke the 4.0 gigaflops per watt mark last November, and it’s still 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…

Thursday’s Top ISC14 Twitter Roundup

Jun 26, 2014 |

As ISC14 comes to a close, we’re excited, and a little sad, to present some of the final tweets from the event. However, since our readers have expressed great interest in these posts, we will continue to gather the top HPC-related tweets every week. Check back in on Thursdays for an updated list. To view the top Read more…

Short Takes

SC14 Technical Program Preview

Jul 29, 2014 |

July has been rather quiet in the HPC space, but what better time to start looking ahead and preparing for the busy fall ahead, including the preeminent annual HPC event: SC14. Attendees won’t flock to this event until November 16, but SC planners are busy getting everything into place, including the core event offering: the Read more…

The Portability Mandate

Jul 24, 2014 |

Argonne National Laboratory recently published several sessions from its Summer 2013 Extreme-Scale Computing program to YouTube. One of these is a lesson on combining performance and portability presented by Argonne Assistant Computational Scientist Jeff Hammond. For some reason the video image does not match the lecture, but you will find a link to Hammond’s slide deck here. Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 24, 2014 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Click here to check out the top Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 17, 2014 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Click here to check out the top 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

Deadlines Extended for SC14 Technical Program Submissions

Jul 30, 2014 |

July 30 — The SC14 Technical Program Committee has extended several submission deadlines. The Doctoral Showcase Program, Research and Educational Posters, Graduate and Undergraduate ACM Student Research Competition Posters, and Birds-of-a-feather Sessions (BoFs) submissions have been extended by one week to August 7th. The Visualization and Data Analytics Showcase Program and Emerging Technologies submissions have been extended by two weeks to August 15th. Questions: techprogram@info.supercomputing.org Web Submissions: https://submissions.supercomputing.org/ For more Read more…

Mellanox to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences

Jul 30, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, July 30 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced that it will present at the following investor conferences during the third quarter of 2014: Oppenheimer 17th Annual Technology, Internet & Communications Conference in Boston on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, Read more…

IM 2015 Issues Call for Experience Session Papers

Jul 25, 2014 |

July 25 — The 14th IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management (IM 2015) will be held 11-15 May 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada at the Ottawa Convention Centre. Held in odd-numbered years since 1989, IM 2015 follows the 27 years tradition of NOMS and IM as the primary IEEE Communications Society’s forum for technical exchange Read more…

SC14 Registration Opens

Jul 23, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., July 23 – Online registration for the 2014 International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, better known as SC14, is now open on the SC14 website. SC14’s highly competitive and renowned Technical Program is also now live on the website listing opportunities to see how #HPCmatters through panels, research papers, tutorials, and workshops. Read more…

IEEE Cluster 2014 PhD Student Mentoring Program Issues Call for Applications

Jul 23, 2014 |

July 23 — The Cluster conference has decided to launch a specific Mentoring Program for PhD students, as a service to the whole scientific community. The goal of this Program is to help the PhD students attending the Cluster conference to build a better scientific career. A group of events specifically targeted to this Program will Read more…