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China Sets Ambitious Goal to Reach Exascale by 2020

May 2, 2016 |

At the 12th HPC Connections Workshop in Wuhan, China, Beihang University Professor Depei Qian disclosed new information regarding HPC development in China and exascale plans that are shaping up under China’s 13th five-year plan (2016-2020). Since 1996 Professor Professor Qian has served on the expert committee for the National High-tech Research & Development Program (the 863 Read more…

RMACC’s 6th Annual HPC Symposium Set for August 9-11

May 2, 2016 |

BOULDER, Colo., May 2 — The 6th Annual High Performance Computing Symposium, sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium (RMACC), has been set for Aug. 9-11 in the Lory Student Center on the campus of Colorado State University – Fort Collins. The annual event, open to the public, brings together designers and users of Read more…

ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship Submissions Due May 1

Apr 29, 2016 |

April 29 — The ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship is open for submissions until Sunday, May 1. Applications are sought from exceptional Ph.D. students whose research focus is on high-performance computing applications, networking, storage, or large-scale data analysis using the most powerful computers that are currently available. Recipients receive a $5,000 honorarium, travel and Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Apr 28, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Never thought I would get to see one of these in person! @spurlockmuseum @cray_inc @NCSAatIllinois pic.twitter.com/7tGZctb3vX — Read more…

CHPC Student Cluster Challenge Team Readies for ISC 2016

Apr 28, 2016 |

One hundred students attended the South African Center for High Performance Computing’s (SA-CHPC) Ninth Annual National Meeting, November 30 through December 4, 2015, at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) International Convention Center in Pretoria, SA. They were there to exhibit posters or to compete in the student cluster competition (SCC). Since the Read more…

XSEDE16 Announces Student Program Deadlines

Apr 27, 2016 |

April 27 — XSEDE16 showcases the discoveries, innovations, challenges and achievements of those who use and support XSEDE resources and services, as well as other digital resources and services throughout the world. XSEDE is providing limited funding to undergraduate and graduate students to support student travel, lodging and registration costs. At the conference, you will: Read more…

Berkeley Lab Hosts Fourth X-Stack PI Meeting

Apr 26, 2016 |

April 26 — Berkeley Lab hosted the fourth annual X-Stack PI meeting April 6 and 7, where X-Stack researchers, the facilities teams, application scientists and developers from national laboratories, universities and industry met to share the latest developments in X-Stack application codes and identify further modifications. X-Stack was launched in 2012 by the U.S. Department Read more…

Huazhong University of Science and Technology Crowned ASC16 Champion

Apr 25, 2016 |

WUHAN, China, April 25 — The ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge 2016 (ASC16) concluded in Wuhan on April 22. The event was co-organized by Inspur and Huazhong University of Science and Technology. The co-host Huazhong University of Science and Technology, won the championship and the e Prize with its extraordinary performance. Shanghai Jiaotong University was runner-up, and Zhejiang University won the Highest Computing Award. In addition, Nanyang Read more…

Deadline Approaching for SC16 Panel Submissions

Apr 22, 2016 |

April 22 — Last call for Panels’ submissions at SC16! Panels bring together key thinkers and producers to consider, in a lively and rapid-fire context, some of the key questions challenging the HPC community. Panels explore topics in depth by capturing the opinions of a wide range of people active in the relevant fields. Make Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Apr 21, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Did you know? @usnistgov uses #supercomputers to study performance of concrete, an $80-100 billion US industry | Read more…

Reminder: Team Applications for Student Cluster Competition Due April 22

Apr 21, 2016 |

April 21 — Students interested in demonstrating their high-performance computing skills on a global stage are invited to team up and sign up to compete in the tenth annual Student Cluster Competition (SCC) at the SC16Conference. The deadline for submitting applications has just been extended to Friday, April 22, to help those teams who weren’t Read more…

Zhejiang University Sets New Student Cluster LINPACK Record: 12 Teraflops

Apr 20, 2016 |

At 11:30 am local time on Wednesday in Wuhan, China, Zhejiang University was declared the winner of the High Performance LINPACK (HPL) benchmark portion of the Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC16). The Zhejiang University team achieved a record-setting 12.03 teraflops without going over the competition’s 3000 watt power limit, beating the previous record of 11.92 Read more…

Bright Computing to Showcase Bright OpenStack and HPC CaaS at OpenStack Summit in Austin

Apr 20, 2016 |

April 20 — Bright Computing, the leading independent provider of management software for high performance computing (HPC) clusters, big data clusters, and OpenStack clouds, announced that they will exhibit at OpenStack Summit in Austin, TX, in booth # B13.  Visit Bright Computing anytime during exhibit hours for a personalized demonstration with the company’s technical experts.  Read more…

XSEDE16 Technical Paper Deadline Extended to April 29

Apr 20, 2016 |

April 20 — To accomodate additional submissions, the Technical Paper track deadline is extended to Friday, April 29. We are accepting paper submissions, even if an abstract has not been submitted. Full papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings and submitted to the ACM Digital Library. In addition, selected papers from all the tracks will be Read more…

SC16 General Attendee Housing Now Open

Apr 20, 2016 |

April 20 — While SC16 is still several months away, the early bird truly gets the worm when it comes to securing your desired hotel during conference week.  Hotels near the convention center are always in peak demand and book up early. SC16’s exclusive contractor for booking hotel rooms – Orchid Event Solutions – recently Read more…

Altair’s HPC Cloud Challenge Concludes Successfully

Apr 19, 2016 |

TROY, Mich., April 19 — Altair’s High-Performance Computing (HPC) Cloud Challenge utilizing Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Intel technologies to demonstrate the benefits of leveraging the cloud for large-scale design exploration in the area of computer-aided engineering (CAE) has concluded successfully. Organizations of all sizes from manufacturing and academic fields participated in the Challenge, utilizing Read more…

SC Steering Committee Seeking Future Leaders for SC Conference Series

Apr 18, 2016 |

April 18 — The SC Steering Committee is seeking future leaders for the SC Conference Series. Open positions are as follows: Conference General Chair Nominations for the SC19 General Chair are now open and will close on June 30, 2016. To nominate a person (or yourself) for the position, send an email providing the candidate’s name, a short paragraph Read more…

Nexenta to Showcase SDS Solutions at Dell HPC Community Workshop

Apr 18, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 18 — Nexenta, the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced that it will be showcasing it’s disruptive portfolio of Software-Defined Storage (SDS) solutions at the Dell HPC Community Workshop, April 18 – 20, at The Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas. Nexenta will also be a silver sponsor of the Read more…

ASC16 Kicks Off in Wuhan, China: 16 Teams, $40k in Prizes

Apr 18, 2016 |

The fifth annual Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC16) got off to an exciting start this morning at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, China.

Impetus Technologies Joins Leverage Big Data 2016 as a Sponsor

Apr 15, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 15 — The Leverage Big Data 2016 summit, the market-leading, live hosted summit aimed at exploring the panoply of Big Data phenomena and how businesses are leveraging these technologies to establish ROI, today announced that Impetus Technologies, a leading source of Big Data thought leadership and solutions, has joined the summit as Read more…