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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…

Team TUMuch Phun Wins High Performance Linpack Award at Student Cluster Competition

Nov 30, 2015 |

Nov. 30 — Team TUMuch Phun is the winner of the Student Cluster Competition’s (SCC) High Performance Linpack (HPL) award of the Supercomputing Conference 2015, which took place in Austin, Texas last week. The team of six bachelor students from the Technische Universität München (TUM), which was the only European representative amongst the 9 qualifying Read more…

Leibniz Supercomputing Centre Wins HPCwire Readers’ Choice Award for Best Application in Green Computing

Nov 30, 2015 |

Nov. 30 — The Green IT-efforts of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) in Garching near Munich have received cumulative confirmation by the global HPC community: At the Supercomputing Conference 2015 in Austin, TX, the GCS member centre was awarded with the “2015 HPCwire Readers’ Choice Award for Best Application in Green Computing.” The recognition was Read more…

SC15 Recap and the Top 11 Reasons Why We Love HPC and the SC Conference

Nov 24, 2015 |

We are all home from Austin, likely catching up on our sleep, but also still have a lingering of that happy glow from a good week. Below are the top 11 things I liked best about the SC15 conference. Take a read and let me know what your top 11 (or 1 or 2) things Read more…

SC15 Sheds Light on SCinet

Nov 24, 2015 |

Nov. 24 — With more than 12,000 researchers, students, professionals, and vendors attending the conference on high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis conference, better known as SC, SC’s internet, SCinet, has to be at the forefront of network security research and implementations to stay ahead of the game on viruses, trojans, denial of service Read more…

PRACE Receives Honors in HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards

Nov 24, 2015 |

Nov. 24 — Each year these distinguished awards recognize the most outstanding individuals and organizations in the industry as voted for by the readers of HPCwire. This year the innovative European programme for industrial access to leading-edge HPC resources supported by PRACE – PRACE Open R&D – was awarded. PRACE Open R&D for Industry was awarded Read more…

PSC Recognized in HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

Nov 23, 2015 |

Nov. 23 — The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and its collaborators have once again been recognized for excellence in developing and applying HPC technologies to problems of social importance. HPCwire, the leading trade publication for the high performance computing (HPC) community, cited the center’s work for “Best Use of HPC Applications in Life Sciences” and “Best Use Read more…

Australian Teens Pick Up Supercomputing Knowledge, Souvenirs on Trip to SC15

Nov 20, 2015 |

Eight students from three specialized science schools in eastern Australia spent a week at the SC15 conference in Austin, Texas, with the goal of bringing home more than the usual conference swag — they came looking for information that will help them with computing projects at their schools and experiences that will spur their classmates’ Read more…

SC15 Breaks Exhibits and Attendance Records While in Austin

Nov 20, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 20 — SC15, the 27th anniversary conference of high performance computing (HPC), networking, storage and analysis, celebrated the contributions of researchers and scientists – from those just starting their careers to those whose contributions have made lasting impacts. The conference drew a record-breaking 12,903+ registered attendees (number as of 12pm on 11/19) and Read more…

Gordon Bell Prize Awarded to IBM and Leading University Researchers

Nov 19, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 19 — Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin, IBM Research, New York University and the California Institute of Technology have been awarded the 2015 Gordon Bell Prize for realistically simulating the forces inside the Earth driving plate tectonics. The team’s work could herald a major step toward better understanding of earthquakes Read more…

Thursday’s SC15 Twitter Roundup

Nov 19, 2015 |

As SC15 winds down, we present our final Twitter Roundup for the event. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves in Austin and gets home safely. Be sure to check in each Thursday for our regular HPC Twitter Roundup and we look forward to seeing you next year in Salt Lake City! we're proud of our #HPCwireAward Read more…

China’s Team Diablo Turns Up the Heat to Win SC15 Student Cluster Competition

Nov 18, 2015 |

Team Diablo, a team of undergraduate students from Tsinghua University in China, won the top prize in the Student Cluster Competition at the SC15 conference in Austin, Texas. A team from Germany, Team TUMuch Phun from the Technical University of Munich, won the award for achieving highest performance for the Linpack benchmark. For the Tsinghua Read more…

Wednesday’s SC15 Twitter Roundup

Nov 18, 2015 |

The highly anticipated SC15 Twitter Roundup is finally here! In celebration of the event, we’ve decided to bring you a list of some of the top SC15 tweets that were tweeted throughout the day. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you some insight into the happenings of SC15. Check back in tomorrow Read more…

SDSC Receives HPCwire Editors’ Choice Award for Comet Supercomputer

Nov 18, 2015 |

Nov. 18 — The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, is a recipient of this year’s HPCwire and Editors’ Choice Awards for its new Comet supercomputer that entered production earlier this year as a result of a National Science Foundation grant worth nearly $24 million including hardware and operating funds. The award, Read more…

DDN Wins Six HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

Nov 18, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 18 — DataDirect Networks (DDN), today announced the Company won six awards in the prestigious annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2015 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC15), in Austin, Texas. Leveraging the new DDN 14K hardware platform and IME software technology, the new IME14K Read more…

Alan Alda Gives Inspiring Keynote to Open SC15 in Austin Yesterday

Nov 18, 2015 |

Nov. 18 — Noted science communicator and award-winning actor Alan Alda opened SC15 with keynote speech focusing on the role of science in our society and the intersection of science and computing to a full house of more than 3,000 people in Austin, Texas on Nov. 17. “High performance computing has a transformational impact on Read more…

Cray Wins Six HPCwire Awards

Nov 18, 2015 |

SEATTLE, Wash. and AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 18 — At the 2015 Supercomputing Conference in Austin, Texas, global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced the Company won six awards from the readers and editors of HPCwire, as part of the publication’s 2015 Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards. This marks the 12th consecutive year Cray has been selected for multiple HPCwire awards. Read more…

Sugon VP on Global Market Strategy, the VMware Venture and Robotic Immersive Cooling

Nov 18, 2015 |

One of the dominant themes of the latest TOP500 edition, released Monday in time for the opening of the SC15 show in Austin, was China’s leap in list share by number of systems; and one of the companies that has been pivotal in this push is Sugon (formerly Dawning). Sugon (the name means Super Dragon) and its Read more…

Tuesday’s SC15 Twitter Roundup

Nov 17, 2015 |

The highly anticipated SC15 Twitter Roundup is finally here! In celebration of the event, we’ve decided to bring you a list of some of the top SC15 tweets that were tweeted throughout the day. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you some insight into the happenings of SC15. Check back in tomorrow Read more…