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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…

Tuesday’s Top ISC14 Twitter Roundup

Jun 24, 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

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…

Report from the HPC Advisory Council Exascale Workshop

Feb 3, 2014 |

The HPC Advisory Council, in conjunction with Stanford University, is hosting their conference and exascale workshop event this week. On the agenda are several themes that are tied to the next level of computing—from best practices to exploration of novel architectural features that will land us in the exascale era. We spoke with a couple Read more…

SC13 Spotlights Three Main Trends

Dec 18, 2013 |

Collecting my thoughts after a thrilling and enlightening Supercomputing Conference in Denver, I want to discuss some of the key trends and highlights observed. The annual conference is always a hotbed of product announcements and this year, the 25th running, was no exception. There are many articles covering the key announcements, so I instead want Read more…

Off the Wire

Dot Harris to Address SC14 BE Workshop Attendees

Sep 4, 2014 |

Sept. 4 — LaDoris “Dot” Harris, director of the Department of Energy’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, will address participants and guests of the SC14 Broader Engagement (BE) program on Sunday, Nov. 16. Harris’ talk is open to all SC14 attendees who have registered to attend workshops at the conference. She will speak as part Read more…

HUBbub Conference to Explore HUBzero

Sep 3, 2014 |

Sept. 3 — A leader in the field of reproducibility in computational science and disseminating the code and data behind published results, two big issues in today’s data-driven research, will be among the featured speakers at HUBbub 2014. HUBbub is the annual conference for users and would-be users of HUBzero, an open source ready-made cyberinfrastructure Read more…

CREST to Host 20 Years of Beowulf Workshop

Sep 3, 2014 |

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Sept. 3 — The Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies (CREST) is hosting the workshop 20 Years of Beowulf in Annapolis, MD. on October 13-14. The workshop marks the anniversary of the introduction of commodity, or “Beowulf,” clusters, an architectural approach to creating parallel computers using commodity components and open source system Read more…

ISC Cloud’14 Issues Call for Posters

Sep 2, 2014 |

Sept. 2 — To meet the growing interest in using high performance computing (HPC) as a service, ISC Cloud will bring together 200 researchers, engineers, consultants as well as hardware and software providers to discuss the most timely HPC cloud topics and trends. Adding even greater depth to the event this year, we’ve selected expert speakers with firsthand Read more…

PyHPC 2014 Issues Call for Papers

Aug 29, 2014 |

Aug. 29 — Python is an established, general-purpose, high-level programming language with a large following in research and industry for applications in fields including computational fluid dynamics, finance, biomolecular simulation, artificial intelligence, statistics, data analysis, scientific visualization, and systems management. The use of Python in scientific, high performance parallel, big data, and distributed computing roles Read more…