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IDC Details Further HPC Market Momentum

Apr 10, 2014 |

This week we traveled to Santa Fe for the IDC User Forum to get a better grasp on upcoming trends for the high performance computing market in 2014 and beyond. While the emphasis at this particular meeting was on the value of industrial partnerships, there were a number of talks around scientific computing initiatives, developments 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…

Dell Conjures Startup Energy, Outlines Future Direction

Dec 12, 2013 |

“If you can get a group of really talented people together and unite them around a challenge and have them work together to the best of their abilities, then a company will achieve great things,” said Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk this morning during the Dell World 2013 kickoff while sitting next to Read more…

SC13 in Review: The Week’s Top Newsmakers

Nov 28, 2013 |

This year at SC13 we counted over 100 HPC-specific announcements that hit the wires over the course of the week, many of which were from vendors, organizations and users that we were within a short walk across the show floor in Denver. We wanted to point to some of the key newsmakers during the show, Read more…

SC13 Wrapup: Supercomputing’s Top Themes

Nov 24, 2013 |

For those of us who traveled to Denver for SC13, it’s now back to “normal” as the year in high performance computing begins its slow descent into relative silence before a fresh start in 2014. Sitting down to plow through the plethora of new items to pluck for a top announcements article seemed impossible without Read more…

Short Takes

Report from the HPC Advisory Council Exascale Workshop

Feb 3, 2014 |

The HPC Advisory Council, in conjunction with Stanford University, is hosting their conference and exascale workshop event this week. On the agenda are several themes that are tied to the next level of computing—from best practices to exploration of novel architectural features that will land us in the exascale era. We spoke with a couple Read more…

SC13 Spotlights Three Main Trends

Dec 18, 2013 |

Collecting my thoughts after a thrilling and enlightening Supercomputing Conference in Denver, I want to discuss some of the key trends and highlights observed. The annual conference is always a hotbed of product announcements and this year, the 25th running, was no exception. There are many articles covering the key announcements, so I instead want Read more…

SC13 Student Cluster Competition Results Are In

Nov 25, 2013 |

This year’s Student Cluster Competition (SCC) at SC13 in Denver, Colorado, brought together student teams from the around the world for a grueling two-day face-off. The winning teams were revealed during an SC13 Awards Ceremony luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 21., where Team Longhorn from the University of Texas at Austin was declared the overall winner Read more…

TACC Presents Highlights from SC13

Nov 21, 2013 |

During SC13 in Denver, Colorado, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has been presenting “live” commentary from the show floor with on-the-spot demonstrations and interviews with TACC representatives and their University of Texas partners. This third edition of TACC’s SC13 roundup provides an overview of the center’s Ultimate Science Environment for researchers and an introduction Read more…

AMD Developer Summit Spotlights Heterogeneous Computing

Nov 18, 2013 |

Last week, the annual AMD Developer Conference (APU 13) was held in the San Jose Convention Center. The two and a half day conference brought together technical computing researchers and enthusiasts from around the world. The tagline of the event was “Epicenter of Heterogeneous Computing.” AMD is uniquely positioned in the market with a world Read more…

Off the Wire

Registration Open for NCSA PSP Meeting

Apr 17, 2014 |

April 17 — There is no fee required to attend, but we do wish for you to register. The meeting will take place at the University of Illinois, NCSA Building, 1205 W. Clark Street, Urbana, Illinois, on Tuesday, May 13. The full agenda is available at http://www.ncsa.illinois.edu/Conferences/2014Meeting/. High-level agenda topics include Performance Matters, Digital Manufacturing, Big Data, and the Read more…

LANL to Host Supercomputing Challenge Expo

Apr 17, 2014 |

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., April 16 — More than 250 New Mexico students and their teachers will be at Los Alamos National Laboratory April 21-22 for the 24th annual New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge expo and awards ceremony. “The goal of the year-long competition is to increase knowledge of science and computing, expose students and teachers to Read more…

SC14 Submissions for Panels Due April 25

Apr 16, 2014 |

April 16 — Submit your panel proposals by Friday, April 25. As one of the most important and heavily attended events of SC, your panel should include lively and rapid-fire content with challenging questions related to high performance computing, networking, storage and associated analysis technologies for the foreseeable future. Panels offer a rare opportunity for Read more…

Cluster 2014 Set for September

Apr 15, 2014 |

April 15 — Clusters have become the workhorse for computational science and engineering research, powering innovation and discovery that advance science and society. They are the base for building today’s rapidly evolving cloud and HPC infrastructures, and are used to solve some of the most complex problems. The challenge to make them scalable, efficient, and Read more…

NCSA Presents Blue Waters Symposium for Petascale Science and Beyond

Apr 10, 2014 |

April 10 — The second annual NCSA Blue Waters Symposium for Petascale Science and Beyond will be held May 12-15, 2014, in Champaign, Illinois. Science teams from across the nation use Blue Waters to simulate the evolution of the cosmos, delve into fine-scale processes in molecular dynamics and quantum physics, and solve many research challenges Read more…