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Exxact GPU Cluster Ranked in the TOP500 List of World’s Most Powerful Supercomputers

Dec 17, 2015 |

Dec. 17 — At the 2015 Supercomputing Conference in Austin, Texas, leading HPC and visualization provider Exxact Corporation announced its first ever ranking in the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Codenamed the Yoda, the Exxact developed supercomputer placed No. 227 on the list featuring 7,920 cores, a Rmax value of 417.0 teraflops, Read more…

PRACE Announces Summer of HPC 2015 Award Winners

Dec 16, 2015 |

Dec. 16 — On December 15, 2015, the SoHPC awards ceremony took place at the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC), Spain where Dr. Oriol Pineda, PRACE Member of the Board of Directors,  presented awards to Alberto García García from Spain and to Simos Kazantzidis from Greece. PRACE HPC Ambassador Award Alberto excelled in composing well-written blog posts that achieved a huge reach on a variety of Read more…

Call for Participation Issued for XSEDE16

Dec 15, 2015 |

Dec. 15 — XSEDE16, the 5th annual conference, will showcase the discoveries, innovations, challenges and achievements of those who use and support XSEDE resources and services, as well as other digital resources and services throughout the world. This year’s theme is DIVERSITY, BIG DATA, & SCIENCE AT SCALE: Enabling the Next-Generation of Science and Technology. The XSEDE16 conference Read more…

PRACE Congratulates ACM Gordon Bell Prize Winners

Dec 15, 2015 |

Dec. 15 — The distinguished Gordon Bell prize was presented to a 10-member team for their submission entitled: An Extreme-Scale Implicit Solver for Complex PDEs: Highly Heterogeneous Flow in Earth’s Mantle. The winning team was announced during SC15 in Austin, Texas, USA. PRACE congratulates the 10 recipients of the Gordon Bell Prize 2015. We would like to highlight that Read more…

SC15 Releases Awards Ceremony Recap: Part Two

Dec 14, 2015 |

Dec. 14 — The first awards segment to highlight is the robust posters competition, which includes the ACM Student Research Competition.  Research posters showcase some of the most cutting-edge research in high performance computing (HPC), storage, networking and data analytics. This year, SC received 254 detailed submissions that went through a rigorous review process. In Read more…

CUG 2016 Issues Call for Papers

Dec 11, 2015 |

Dec. 11 — Now in its 38th year, the Cray User Group (CUG) facilitates collaboration and information exchange across the high-performance computing (HPC) community. You and your colleagues from CUG sites around the world hold the key to sustaining this conference as a valuable source of information and technical interchange. Please consider presenting at the Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Dec 10, 2015 |

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. Happy Birthday to Ada Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer! #hpc #supercomputing #BCSWomenAda pic.twitter.com/5FUplTUGcu — STFC Hartree Read more…

SC16 Issues Call for Student Cluster Competition Application Proposals

Dec 10, 2015 |

Dec. 10 — Replication and reproducibility of experimental computer science results in peer-reviewed paper is gaining relevance in the HPC community. SC, the leading conference in the field, wants to promote and support replication and reproducibility through a new initiative that aims to integrate aspects of past technical papers into the Student Cluster Competition (SCC). Read more…

ORNL Celebrates Women at Grace Hopper Conference

Dec 8, 2015 |

Twelve women from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) joined thousands of colleagues at the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (GHC), presented by the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology and the Association for Computing Machinery. GHC, the world’s largest gathering of women technologists, is designed for recruiting and connecting with Read more…

First Indian Student Supercomputing Challenge Coming this June

Dec 7, 2015 |

During June 1-4, 2016, the first ever Indian Student Supercomputing Challenge (ISSC) will take place in Mumbai, India, in tandem with the inaugural distributed & embedded-High Performance Computing (de-HPC) symposium. ISSC is being organized by the academic partners Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay and industry partners Syncthreads Computing with the official support of the Read more…

Sequoia Supercomputer Enables Gordon Bell Prize-Winning Simulation on Earth’s Mantle

Dec 7, 2015 |

Dec. 7 — The full power of Lawrence Llivermore’s Sequoia supercomputer played a key role in the Earth mantle convection simulation by a University of Texas-led team that won the 2015 Gordon Bell Prize, announced at this year’s Supercomputing Conference (SC15). The team’s peak performance results were achieved on the full Sequoia system last summer, and the Read more…

Bright Computing to Co-Exhibit With Partner transtec at French Trade Show

Dec 7, 2015 |

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Dec. 7 — Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, today announced that the company will co-exhibit with its partner transtec, at Journées Réseaux de L’Enseignement et de la Recherche (JRES), a trade show in Montpellier France, December 8th to 11th 2015. JRES is a conference held every Read more…

AMAX to Present Solutions for the Modern Datacenter at Gartner Conference

Dec 7, 2015 |

Dec. 7 — AMAX, a leading provider of data center and cloud computing solutions, announced today that they will be exhibiting at the Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas from December 7-9. As a turnkey solution provider with key technology partnerships, AMAX will be demonstrating their unique ability to cut costs and streamline IT operations via Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Dec 3, 2015 |

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. Our Edison #HPC being dismantled & packed 4 its big move from Oakland 2 @BerkeleyLab Wang Hall! Read more…

SC15 Awards Recap: Part 1

Dec 2, 2015 |

Dec. 2 — Once again, the SC Awards Ceremony was an entertaining event and one of the many highlights of conference week. This year, the SC15 Award Co-Chairs were Padma Raghavan and Franck Cappello who helped open the SC15 Awards Ceremony. According to Cappello, “The awards are very important for the SC conference series. They Read more…

OpenPOWER Foundation Announces 2016 OpenPOWER Summit

Dec 2, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 2 — The OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community dedicated to accelerating datacenter innovation by taking advantage of open interfaces, reference designs, and collaboration opportunities on the POWER processor architecture, today announced its 2016 OpenPOWER Summit: Revolutionizing the Datacenter. The industry conference, open to the public at large, will be held April 5-7 at the San Read more…

ISC 2016 Introduces PhD Forum and Extends Deadline for Research Papers

Dec 1, 2015 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, Dec. 1 — The ISC High Performance conference is excited to introduce the PhD Forum, which allows PhD students to present their research results in a setting that sparks the exchange of scientific knowledge and lively discussions. The call is now open and interested students are encouraged to submit their proposals by February 15, 2016. The PhD Read more…

HPC Advisory Council and ISC High Performance Announce Teams for HPCAC-ISC 2016 Student Cluster Competition

Dec 1, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 1 — The HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC), a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, and ISC High Performance, Europe’s premier HPC conference, today announced the 12 university teams from around the world that are selected to compete in the HPCAC-ISC 2016 Student Cluster Competition at ISC 2016 conference and exhibition, held from Read more…

PRACE User Forum Announces MS502

Dec 1, 2015 |

Dec. 1 — The next general eccomas conference will be held from the June 5-10, 2016, in Crete.  Within this conference, the PRACE user forum organizes minisymposium MS502. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is currently December 31. MS502 focuses on high-end supercomputing for computational mechanics, with a particular focus but not limited to applications Read more…

Women in HPC: Revelations and Reckoning

Nov 30, 2015 |

Most who work in the high performance computing (HPC) industry agree; people problems are far more complicated than technical challenges. Diversity, or the lack thereof, is the HPC industry’s current grand challenge, and how best to encourage the participation of women in HPC was the theme for several SC15 sessions, including birds-of-a-feather, panel discussion, vendor Read more…