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A Slice of Green with Accelerators On Top

Jul 1, 2014 |

On the heels of a successful ISC14 in Leipzig, Germany, last week, the latest Green500 list was just published, and once again the TSUBAME-KFC is the world’s greenest supercomputer with an energy efficiency of 4.4 gigaflops per watt. This system from Tokyo Institute of Technology broke the 4.0 gigaflops per watt mark last November, and it’s still Read more…

Student Supercomputing Competition Embraces GPU-Power

Jun 26, 2014 |

The third and final day of ISC14 concluded with a ceremony honoring one of the week’s most popular events, the Student Cluster Challenge. Taking home first prize for the second straight year was the team from the Centre for HPC (CHPC) in South Africa. Jointly sponsored by Dell, NVIDIA and Mellanox, the undergraduate team relied on Read more…

Thursday’s Top ISC14 Twitter Roundup

Jun 26, 2014 |

As ISC14 comes to a close, we’re excited, and a little sad, to present some of the final tweets from the event. However, since our readers have expressed great interest in these posts, we will continue to gather the top HPC-related tweets every week. Check back in on Thursdays for an updated list. To view the top Read more…

ISC14 Video Highlights

Jun 25, 2014 |

It’s the third and final day of ISC14, but there is still much to unwrap in the way of news, content and insight. To highlight some of the most memorable moments from the event, the ISC support team has put together a series of daily video packages. In the first day’s video, Anna Schorr from Read more…

Wednesday’s Top ISC14 Twitter Roundup

Jun 25, 2014 |

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 day at ISC14 in beautiful Leipzig, Germany. The tweets that caught our eye today are listed below. Check back in tomorrow for an entirely updated list. To view the Read more…

Short Takes

Team EPCC Reveals Secret Weapon Behind Winning Linpack Score

Jul 3, 2014 |

When Team EPCC first announced that they had earned “Highest Linpack” at ISC’14 Student Cluster Competition with a score of 10.14 teraflops, they said to stay tuned for details on their strategy. In a recent blog, the four students, all in the HPC masters program, describe how they achieved the highest-ever Linpack score in the Student Cluster Competition, Read more…

Monday’s Top ISC14 Twitter Roundup

Jun 23, 2014 |

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 day at ISC14 in beautiful Leipzig, Germany. The tweets that caught our eye today are listed below. Check back in tomorrow for an entirely updated list. To view the Read more…

Sunday’s Top ISC14 Twitter Roundup

Jun 22, 2014 |

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 tweeted throughout the day at ISC14. The tweets that caught our eye today are listed below. Check back in tomorrow and every day of the ISC event for more live coverage.  

Planning for Post Moore’s Law

May 28, 2014 |

In this video from Hot Chips 25, Dr. Robert Colwell of DARPA delivers an insightful overview on the “looming issue” that is the death of Moore’s law. Colwell starts out with the humorous point that “physics doesn’t care what we believe.” Believing that Moore’s law – Gordon Moore’s 1965 observation that a chip’s transistor count doubles Read more…

Instrument Science Preps for Exascale Era

Apr 3, 2014 |

The Big Data and Extreme-scale Computing (BDEC) workshop that took place in February in Fukuoka, Japan, brought together luminaries from industry, academia and government to discuss today’s big data challenges in the context of extreme-scale computing. Attendees to this invitation-only event include some of the world’s foremost experts on algorithms, computer system architecture, operating systems, Read more…

Off the Wire

OSC to Host Second Annual MUG Meeting

Aug 14, 2014 |

Aug. 14 — The 2nd annual MVAPICH User Group (MUG) meeting will be held this year from August 25-27. The MUG meeting provides an open forum for all attendees (users, system administrators, researchers, engineers, and students) to discuss and share their knowledge on using MVAPICH2, MVAPICH2-X, and MVAPICH2-GDR on large-scale systems and for a diverse Read more…

HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference to Take Place This September

Aug 13, 2014 |

Aug. 13 — The HPC Advisory Council along with the University of Cantabria will host the HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference 2014 at the Aula Magna de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Universidad de Cantabria in Santander, Spain on September 24, 2014. This year’s workshop will focus on High-Performance Computing essentials, new developments, emerging technologies, best practices Read more…

TACC to Host Workshop on Leveraging HPC Resources for Managing Large Datasets

Aug 12, 2014 |

Aug. 12 — The possibilities of making unprecedented discoveries through data-driven and data-intensive research are based on the existence of reusable, sustainable, accessible, organized and documented Big Data collections. For this reason, data management has taken a center stage in research practices across diverse domains. Even though it is clear that scalable resources and data Read more…

Supermicro to Showcase Platforms at Siggraph

Aug 12, 2014 |

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 12 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing exhibits its latest solutions for the 3D, CG, VFX and Interactive Media Industry this week at Siggraph 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The convergence of art, science and physics in blockbuster cinema and Read more…

Dot Hill to Sponsor Rocky Mountain HPC Symposium

Aug 11, 2014 |

LONGMONT, Colo., Aug. 11 – Dot Hill Systems Corp., a trusted supplier of innovative enterprise-class storage systems, is sponsoring the fourth annual Rocky Mountain High Performance Computing Symposium, taking place at the University of Colorado in Boulder Aug. 12-13. Bill Carter, president and CEO of R. Associates Inc. (RAI), a Dot Hill partner focused on delivering high performance Read more…