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Argonne’s Paul Messina on Training for Extreme-Scale

Mar 12, 2015 |

Paul Messina, director of science for the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), discusses the primary objectives, curriculum and importance of the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC), now in its third year. HPCwire: Can you give us an overview of the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC)? Paul Messina: Absolutely, Tiffany. The ATPESC Read more…

Paving the Way for Accelerated Data Sharing: An Interview with Francine Berman

Feb 27, 2015 |

How can we create more effective treatments for Alzheimer’s? Can we increase food security across the globe? Is there a way to more accurately predict natural disasters? Solutions to these and other critical challenges are being advanced through the sharing and exchange of research data, and the efforts of the Research Data Alliance (RDA). In this Read more…

Horst Simon on the HPC Slowdown

Feb 13, 2015 |

At an HPC meetup event in San Francisco on Feb 10, Berkeley Lab Deputy Director Horst Simon makes the case that Moore’s law and parallelism can no longer be counted on to provide the exponential growth that has been driving high-performance computing for six decades. If indeed Moore’s law is coming to an end, there Read more…

Team Wits-A reigned over 2014 CHPC Student Cluster Competition

Jan 28, 2015 |

At the Dec. 1-5, 2014, South African Center for High Performance Computing’s (CHPC) Ninth National Meeting, student-participants of their third annual student cluster challenge worked diligently under the leadership of CHPC Supervisors David Macleod and Nicholas Thorne. South Africa hopes for a three-peat victory in July at the HPC Advisory Council’s International Supercomputing Conference (HPCAC-ISC) Read more…

UT Austin Nabs Third Consecutive Student Cluster Win

Nov 21, 2014 |

Huge cheers broke out in the New Orleans Theater inside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center today when Team Longhorn from the University of Texas at Austin was declared the overall winner of the SC Student Cluster Competition for the third year in a row. Making the remarkable string of victories even more impressive, it was Read more…

Short Takes

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 12, 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 'Gigabyte Gals': Women played integral Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 5, 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: 1988 Gordon Bell Prize Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Feb 26, 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.   Team South Africa Preps for "Three-peat" Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Feb 19, 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.   Quote of the day! "The general problem Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Feb 13, 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.   Next-gen #supercomputing scientists? #OaklandTech students touring Read more…

Off the Wire

Supercomputing Challenge Draws More Than 200 Students to LANL

Apr 17, 2015 |

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., April 17 — More than 200 New Mexico students and their teachers are at Los Alamos National Laboratory April 20-21 for the 25th annual New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge expo and awards ceremony. “One of the goals of the year-long competition is to teach student teams how to use powerful computers to analyze, model Read more…

ISC Student Volunteer Program Deadline Extended

Apr 16, 2015 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, April 16 — We have extended the deadline for applying for the ISC Student Volunteer Program to April 30, as we need more volunteers this year. We will be hosting more sessions this time around and we need more young people help us run the conference as smoothly as possible. Participating as a student Read more…

SC15 Announces Early Career Program

Apr 15, 2015 |

April 15 — A new program for 2015, the Early Career Program provides an opportunity for special sessions of interest to early career researchers, including getting funding, publishing venues, establishing long-term mentor relationships, and time management.  The program is intended for post-docs and people in their first five years of a permanent position (assistant professors and Read more…

CoolIT Systems Selected to Host BoF Session at ISC15

Apr 15, 2015 |

April 15 — CoolIT Systems, the world leader in Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC) solutions for high performance desktops, servers and data centers, has been selected to present a Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) session titled ‘Planning for Liquid Cooling in the Data Center’ at the International Supercomputing Conference 2015 (ISC15) in Frankfurt, Germany on Monday 13th July from 3.30pm – 4.30pm. This Read more…

Early Registration Ends Soon for LCI Workshop

Apr 14, 2015 |

April 14 — Registration is now open for the LCI Workshop, a hands-on workshop that will cover the fundamentals of setting up and administering a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster. Offered by the Linux Clusters Institute, this workshop will be led by some of the world’s leading HPC experts and will be held May 18-22, 2015, Read more…