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Intel Brings Knights to the Roundtable at SC13

Nov 23, 2013 |

This week during SC13, Intel hosted a roundtable session to discuss the future of its upcoming Knights Landing product, hitting on where the key benefits are expected for technical computing users and how Knight’s Landing might influence the shape of next generation systems and applications. As Intel turns its focus on the Xeon front to Read more…

Gordon Bell Prize Bubbles from Sequoia

Nov 22, 2013 |

Each year at SC, the ACM hands out one of the most coveted awards, the Gordon Bell Prize. The award, which became a regular feature of SC, began in 1987 and now carries a $10,000 prize sponsored by parallel computing luminary, Gordon Bell. Winners demonstrate high peak performance figures on real world applications or demonstrate Read more…

NVIDIA Kepler Parts Top Green500

Nov 22, 2013 |

Twice a year, in step with the biannual TOP500 list, the Green500 list ranks the most powerful systems in the world based on energy-efficiency. Published Wednesday evening at SC13, this year’s Green500 list continues a trend from previous years, the rise of heterogenous supercomputing. The latest list shows that the top 10 greenest systems are Read more…

HPC Quiz: How Do Your SC Credentials Stack Up?

Nov 19, 2013 |

How do your SC skills stack up? Take this quiz and share the results with its author, Andrew Jones, aka @HPCnotes on Twitter or (maybe not) with your boss… Q1. Your boss asks you “what is this SC thing then”? Do you: a)       Panic and remain mute, hoping they just approve the trip. b)      Launch Read more…

Extreme Computational Biology at SC13: An Interview with Dr. Klaus Schulten

Nov 18, 2013 |

According to Dr. Klaus Schulten from the University of Illinois, the molecular dynamics and visualization programs NAMD and VMD, which serve over 300,000 registered users in many fields of biology and medicine, are pushing the limits of extreme scale computational biology. Schulten says these programs can operate on a wide variety of hardware and offer Read more…

Short Takes

SC Flashback: Seymour Cray on Gallium Arsenide

Nov 4, 2013 |

In advance of this year’s Supercomputing Conference in Denver, Colorado, and in celebration of the event’s 25th anniversary, we’ll be doing some looking back on the great history of supercomputing. We can’t think of a better way to do this than with a speech from the father of supercomputing himself: Seymour Cray. In 1972, Seymour Read more…

The Show Goes On…

Oct 10, 2013 |

SC13, the annual Supercomputing Conference, is set to take place next month, November 17-22, in Denver, Colorado. Because the annual event draws much of its attendee base from government agencies and national labs, the show’s organizers want to assure attendees that it will go on as planned regardless of how the government shutdown proceeds. SC13 Read more…

Biomedicine Soars on HPC’s Wings

Sep 30, 2013 |

Computing and simulation methods have had a transformative effect on science and research. At a recent conference, prominent experts in biomedicine gathered to discuss HPC’s role in transforming the field.

Theoretical Physicist Talks Quantum Computing Future

Sep 30, 2013 |

Theoretical physicist Dr. John Preskill, who is one of the leading researchers in the areas of quantum information, quantum computing and quantum error correction, presented some of his ideas in a recent Google Tech Talk.

Cray Addresses Academic HPC Needs with Roundtable

Aug 15, 2013 |

Universities have been at the forefront of high performance computing for decades, and many of the world’s largest supercomputers run at academic institutions. But when it comes to HPC and academia, there is no one-size-fits-all solution, representatives from supercomputer maker Cray said at a recent roundtable.

Off the Wire

Supermicro to Showcase Server and Storage Solutions at NAB

Apr 7, 2014 |

LAS VEGAS, Nev., April 7 – Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing brings its latest extreme computing and storage solutions to the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the spotlight will be Supermicro’s latest Visual Computing Appliance, the NVIDIA Read more…

HPC Advisory Council Announces 1st Annual Brazil Conference

Apr 2, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 2 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced that the HPC Advisory Council, in conjunction with the University of São Paulo, will host the 1st Annual HPC Advisory Council Brazil Conference 2014 at the University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil on May 26-27, 2014. The Read more…

HPC Advisory Council Announces European HPC Workshop in Conjunction with ISC’14

Apr 2, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 2 – The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced that the HPC Advisory Council, in conjunction with ISC’14, will host the 5th Annual HPC Advisory Council European Workshop 2014 in the Congress Center Leipzig, Hall 5 (First Floor), Leipzig, Germany on June 22, 2014. The workshop will Read more…

Supermicro Exhibits New SDN Switch Solutions

Apr 1, 2014 |

LAS VEGAS, Nev., April 1  –  Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing highlights its new advanced Software Defined Networking (SDN) SuperSwitch and MicroBlade microserver solutions at Interop, Las Vegas this week. At the show, Supermicro launches its new 1U SDN switch platform developed using the Intel Read more…

PBio 2014 Issues Call for Papers

Mar 31, 2014 |

March 31 — Due to the success of the previous edition of the workshop (see PBio 2013), this year we organize the second edition of this international workshop as part of the prestigious conference IEEE Cluster 2014 (proceedings published by IEEE). In Bioinformatics, we can find a variety of problems which are affected by huge processing times and Read more…