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Tsinghua University Wins Gold at ISC Student Cluster Contest

Jul 16, 2015 |

At an awards ceremony held yesterday at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt, Germany, a packed theater cheered on the winners of the fourth HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition and celebrated the victory of China’s Tsinghua University team as the sleep-deprived students took to the stage to collect their fifth student challenge gold cup (and second ISC win). The Read more…

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LINPACK’s ‘Companion Metric’ Gains Traction

Jul 15, 2015 |

The TOP500 organizers published their 45th twice-yearly list this week in tandem with ISC 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. What is becoming increasingly clear, as our analysis piece covered and as many in the community have also pointed out, is that the salad days of “better-than-Moore’s” performance growth hit an inflection point in 2008. We went into the Read more…

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Digital Prototyping a Mercedes

Jul 14, 2015 |

ISC 2015’s emphasis on HPC use in industry was reflected in the choice of Monday’s opening keynote speaker, Jürgen Kohler, senior manager, NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) CAE & Vehicle Concepts, Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. Kohler presented a fascinating overview of the evolution of the auto industry’s use of HPC-based modeling and simulation. (Did you know Read more…

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China Scores Fifth TOP500 Win with Tianhe-2

Jul 14, 2015 |

When China grabbed the TOP500 crown for its Tianhe-2 supercomputer in June 2013 with double the peak FLOPS of the next fastest machine (Titan at Oak Ridge National Laboratory), could anyone have foreseen that the machine would still hold on to the top spot a full two years later? As we can see from the 45th edition Read more…

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HP, Intel Partner to Expand HPC Into the Enterprise

Jul 13, 2015 |

When the going gets tough, the tough join together to innovate. This is the message we are hearing from HPC stakeholders across the government and vendor landscape. It would an oversimplification to say that big data is responsible for driving this deeper partner integration but the technology trend has something to with it. More precisely, the Read more…

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Short Takes

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 30, 2015 |

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. #TBT at #XSEDE15 of the Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 23, 2015 |

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. #TBT SC09 When F.Berman received Read more…

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Tuesday’s ISC15 Twitter Roundup

Jul 14, 2015 |

To celebrate ISC 2015, we’ve decided to bring back our daily ISC Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto some of the excitement that’s occurring. The top tweets from today are provided below. Check back in tomorrow for an entirely updated list. Read more…

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Monday’s ISC15 Twitter Roundup

Jul 13, 2015 |

To celebrate ISC 2015, we’ve decided to bring back our daily ISC Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto some of the excitement that’s occurring. The top tweets from today are provided below. Check back in tomorrow for an entirely updated list. Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 9, 2015 |

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. #TBT SC88: @Boeing & @cray_inc Read more…

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Off the Wire

Mellanox to Present at Oppenheimer Conference

Jul 30, 2015 |

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 conference during the third quarter of 2015: Oppenheimer & Co. 18th Annual Technology, Internet and Communications Conference in Boston, MA, on Tuesday, August 11, Read more…

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Applications for SC15 Doctoral Showcase Close August 7

Jul 29, 2015 |

July 29 — The Doctoral Showcase provides an important opportunity for students near the end of their Ph.D. to present a summary of their dissertation research in the form of short talks and posters. Unlike technical paper and poster presentations, Doctoral Showcase highlights the entire contents of each dissertation, including previously published results, to allow Read more…

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SC15 Announces New NSF-Funded Diversity Program for SCinet

Jul 29, 2015 |

July 29 — SCinet, SC’s dedicated high-performance research network and backbone of information and communication, is running a new “pilot” program that will fund up to five US women candidates in their early to mid-career to join the SCinet volunteer workforce for SC15. “I am very excited to be enabling career women to expand their Read more…

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SC15 Conference Extends Deadlines for Remaining Tech Program Submissions

Jul 27, 2015 |

July 27 — The deadline for remaining SC15 Technical Program submissions has been extended to Friday, Aug. 7. SC15 will be held November 15-20 in Austin, Texas. Programs still accepting submissions are:  Emerging Technologies  Posters  ACM Student Research Competition Posters  Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)  Scientific Visualization and Data Analytics Showcase Program  Doctoral Showcase Visit the Technical Program page Read more…

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ISC Cloud & Big Data Conference Offers Unique Workshops to Attendees

Jul 24, 2015 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, July 24 – ISC Events, the organizers of the ISC Cloud & Big Data conference are looking forward to offering eight engaging workshops as part of the pre-conference program. The workshops will take place at the Marriott Frankfurt on September 28, slightly over two months from now. Following the workshops, the organizers will offer two full days of Read more…

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