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The Top Supercomputing Led Discoveries of 2013

Jan 2, 2014 |

2013 has been an incredible year for the entire ecosystem around supercomputing; from vendors pushing new technologies to boost performance, capacity, and programmability to researchers turning over new insights with fresh techniques. While exascale has taken more of a backseat than we might have predicted at the year’s end of 2010, there are plenty of Read more…

Dell Conjures Startup Energy, Outlines Future Direction

Dec 12, 2013 |

“If you can get a group of really talented people together and unite them around a challenge and have them work together to the best of their abilities, then a company will achieve great things,” said Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk this morning during the Dell World 2013 kickoff while sitting next to Read more…

SC13 in Review: The Week’s Top Newsmakers

Nov 28, 2013 |

This year at SC13 we counted over 100 HPC-specific announcements that hit the wires over the course of the week, many of which were from vendors, organizations and users that we were within a short walk across the show floor in Denver. We wanted to point to some of the key newsmakers during the show, Read more…

SC13 Wrapup: Supercomputing’s Top Themes

Nov 24, 2013 |

For those of us who traveled to Denver for SC13, it’s now back to “normal” as the year in high performance computing begins its slow descent into relative silence before a fresh start in 2014. Sitting down to plow through the plethora of new items to pluck for a top announcements article seemed impossible without Read more…

Intel Brings Knights to the Roundtable at SC13

Nov 23, 2013 |

This week during SC13, Intel hosted a roundtable session to discuss the future of its upcoming Knights Landing product, hitting on where the key benefits are expected for technical computing users and how Knight’s Landing might influence the shape of next generation systems and applications. As Intel turns its focus on the Xeon front to Read more…

Short Takes

SC13 Student Cluster Competition Results Are In

Nov 25, 2013 |

This year’s Student Cluster Competition (SCC) at SC13 in Denver, Colorado, brought together student teams from the around the world for a grueling two-day face-off. The winning teams were revealed during an SC13 Awards Ceremony luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 21., where Team Longhorn from the University of Texas at Austin was declared the overall winner Read more…

TACC Presents Highlights from SC13

Nov 21, 2013 |

During SC13 in Denver, Colorado, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has been presenting “live” commentary from the show floor with on-the-spot demonstrations and interviews with TACC representatives and their University of Texas partners. This third edition of TACC’s SC13 roundup provides an overview of the center’s Ultimate Science Environment for researchers and an introduction Read more…

AMD Developer Summit Spotlights Heterogeneous Computing

Nov 18, 2013 |

Last week, the annual AMD Developer Conference (APU 13) was held in the San Jose Convention Center. The two and a half day conference brought together technical computing researchers and enthusiasts from around the world. The tagline of the event was “Epicenter of Heterogeneous Computing.” AMD is uniquely positioned in the market with a world Read more…

SC Flashback: Seymour Cray on Gallium Arsenide

Nov 4, 2013 |

In advance of this year’s Supercomputing Conference in Denver, Colorado, and in celebration of the event’s 25th anniversary, we’ll be doing some looking back on the great history of supercomputing. We can’t think of a better way to do this than with a speech from the father of supercomputing himself: Seymour Cray. In 1972, Seymour Read more…

The Show Goes On…

Oct 10, 2013 |

SC13, the annual Supercomputing Conference, is set to take place next month, November 17-22, in Denver, Colorado. Because the annual event draws much of its attendee base from government agencies and national labs, the show’s organizers want to assure attendees that it will go on as planned regardless of how the government shutdown proceeds. SC13 Read more…

Off the Wire

Second Test of Time Award Winners Announced

Jul 10, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., July 10 — The Supercomputing Conference (SC14) awards committee has announced that “A Multi-level Algorithm for Partitioning Graphs,” co-authored by Bruce Hendrickson and Rob Leland of Sandia National Laboratories, has won the prestigious Test of Time Award. The award recognizes the most transformative and inspiring research published at the SC conference and Read more…

Sponsors to Highlight XSEDE14 Conference

Jul 9, 2014 |

July 9 — XSEDE14 kicks off in Atlanta on July 13 and will include high-quality presentations in four technical tracks, tutorials, a visualization showcase, birds-of-a-feather talks, posters, lightning talks, various sponsor activities, a day-long workshop on reproducibility, a job fair and a variety of opportunities for student involvement. In addition, the conference will feature an array of Read more…

RMACC HPC Symposium to be Held in August

Jul 7, 2014 |

BOULDER, Colo., July 7 — Two of the nation’s leaders in state-of-the-art Cyberinfrastructure research and development will be the keynote speakers at the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium’s 4th annual High Performance Computing Symposium in August. Irene M. Qualters, Division Director of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) at the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Rajeeb Hazra, Vice President of Read more…

Users of SuperMUC Receive Award at ISC14

Jul 3, 2014 |

BERLIN, Germany, July 3 — Users of GCS HPC system SuperMUC of the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre Garching/Munich have been awarded once again at this year’s International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzig. The PRACE-ISC Award 2014 was presented to a team of scientists for their seismic science project “SeisSol”. Using all 147,456 compute cores of HPC system Read more…

HPC Advisory Council Announces 3rd Annual Spain Supercomputing Conference

Jul 1, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & BARCELONA, Spain, July 1 — The HPC Advisory Council, a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, today announced that the HPC Advisory Council, in conjunction with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, will host the 3rd Annual HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference 2014 at the University of Cantabria, Cantabria, Spain, on September 24th, Read more…