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Something for Everyone at GPU Technology Conference

Mar 23, 2015 |

Once relegated to the category of specialized gaming hardware, today’s graphics processors are solving some of the world’s toughest computing problems. During GTC15 last week in San Jose, the full breadth and depth of session topics provided even more evidence of how far graphics processors have come from their gaming roots. And while this year deep Read more…

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Argonne’s Paul Messina on Training for Extreme-Scale

Mar 12, 2015 |

Paul Messina, director of science for the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), discusses the primary objectives, curriculum and importance of the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC), now in its third year. HPCwire: Can you give us an overview of the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC)? Paul Messina: Absolutely, Tiffany. The ATPESC Read more…

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Paving the Way for Accelerated Data Sharing: An Interview with Francine Berman

Feb 27, 2015 |

How can we create more effective treatments for Alzheimer’s? Can we increase food security across the globe? Is there a way to more accurately predict natural disasters? Solutions to these and other critical challenges are being advanced through the sharing and exchange of research data, and the efforts of the Research Data Alliance (RDA). In this Read more…

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Horst Simon on the HPC Slowdown

Feb 13, 2015 |

At an HPC meetup event in San Francisco on Feb 10, Berkeley Lab Deputy Director Horst Simon makes the case that Moore’s law and parallelism can no longer be counted on to provide the exponential growth that has been driving high-performance computing for six decades. If indeed Moore’s law is coming to an end, there Read more…

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Team Wits-A reigned over 2014 CHPC Student Cluster Competition

Jan 28, 2015 |

At the Dec. 1-5, 2014, South African Center for High Performance Computing’s (CHPC) Ninth National Meeting, student-participants of their third annual student cluster challenge worked diligently under the leadership of CHPC Supervisors David Macleod and Nicholas Thorne. South Africa hopes for a three-peat victory in July at the HPC Advisory Council’s International Supercomputing Conference (HPCAC-ISC) Read more…

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Short Takes

25th New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge Winners Announced

Apr 23, 2015 |

This week more than 200 New Mexico students and their teachers gathered together at Los Alamos National Laboratory for the 25th annual New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge expo and awards ceremony. The project-based event, open to high school, middle school and elementary school students in New Mexico, is geared to teaching a wide range of skills, Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Apr 16, 2015 |

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 week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. "Cloud computing will experience steady growth and Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 26, 2015 |

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 week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. #GTC15 @cray_inc is by far the #HPC Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 19, 2015 |

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 week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. RT @KAUST_News After much anticipation KAUST’s @cray_inc Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 12, 2015 |

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 week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list.   #TBT 'Gigabyte Gals': Women played integral Read more…

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Off the Wire

HP and Intel Partner to Expand Accessibility of HPC to Enterprises

Jul 13, 2015 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, July 13 — At the International Supercomputing Conference, HP today announced a High Performance Computing (HPC) alliance with Intel Corporation created to advance customer innovation and help expand accessibility of HPC to enterprises of all sizes. To increase accessibility of HPC, the companies will launch a new Center of Excellence (CoE), which is designed Read more…

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TACC Selects Cray XC40 Supercomputer for Next Lonestar System

Jul 13, 2015 |

July 13 — At the 2015 International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced the Company has been awarded a contract to provide a Cray XC40 supercomputer to the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). This contract marks the first ever Cray supercomputer to be installed at TACC. The Cray XC40 Read more…

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Boston Limited Sponsors JMIU, First Team to Represent India in This Year’s Student Cluster Competition

Jul 13, 2015 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, July 13 — Boston Limited, now in its 22nd year as a global technology partner for Super Micro Computer, is delighted to announce that they will be sponsoring Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMIU) in this year’s Student Cluster Competition. The JMIU team are the first to represent an Indian university and will be Read more…

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Supermicro Exhibits Latest HPC Offerings at ISC

Jul 13, 2015 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, July 13 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing exhibits its latest high performance computing solutions at ISC 2015 this week in Frankfurt Germany. Headlining Supermicro’s latest offerings for the HPC community is its new 1U 4x GPU SuperServer (SYS-1028GQ-TR/-TRT) which maximizes performance and density through pioneering non-preheat GPU architecture and PCIe direct Read more…

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AppliedMicro and E4 Unveil New ARKA Platform Based on X-Gene

Jul 13, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 13 — Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, and E4 Computer Engineering, a leading supplier of customized solutions for high performance computing and enterprise data centers, today announced the newest generation of the ARKA RK003 platform based on AppliedMicro’s X-Gene, the industry’s only production 64-bit ARM server Read more…

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