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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…

ISC 2016 Offering Distinguished Talks on Emerging Supercomputers and Technologies

Apr 15, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, April 15 — We are pleased to announce that we will be bringing five renowned experts in computational science to this year’s conference as part of our Distinguished Speaker series. Topics will include exascale computing efforts in the US, the next supercomputers in development in Japan and China, cognitive computing advancements at IBM, and quantum Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Apr 14, 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. Arvind Ramanathan (ORNL) on life sciences #HPC User Forum, e.g. simulation still costly on cloud. #hpc @HPCwire Read more…

Are You Ready for ISC 2016? Top 9 Things to Look Forward To

Apr 14, 2016 |

ISC High Performance is right around the corner – it’s just nine weeks before the conference starts! I am in active planning mode, and if you aren’t, you should be too. As an attendee or an exhibitor, there is a lot the ISC 2016 conference has to offer. The first ISC conference was in 1986 Read more…

XSEDE16 Deadlines Approaching

Apr 14, 2016 |

April 14 — It is highly recommended that full-paper submissions submit their paper abstract by April 15 to help track chairs and reviewers begin sorting assignments. Abstract-only submissions can elect to stand on that abstract, or submit an extended abstract by April 22. Full papers should be submitted by April 22, as deadlines are tight this year and the Read more…

Paxata Joins Leverage Big Data 2016 as a Sponsor

Apr 14, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 14 — 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 Paxata has joined the summit as a sponsor. Leverage Big Data 2016, scheduled for June 5-7, 2016 Read more…

XSEDE16 Announces Plenary Speaker

Apr 13, 2016 |

April 13 — Dr. Helen Turner, a leading STEM advocate, has agreed to give a plenary presentation at XSEDE16 in Miami. Her talk title is: “Big Data, Small School: Bringing Data Science to Disenfranchised STEM Students in a Minority Serving Institution.” Turner resides as the Dean of Natural Sciences and is a tenured Professor of Read more…