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Byrd Emphasizes Value of Visualization at XSEDE14

Jul 31, 2014 |

Visualization expert Dr. Vetria Byrd closed out the XSEDE14 conference in Atlanta with a passionate talk about the value of visualization across all areas of research and scholarship, as well as a snapshot of some of her recent effort to bring more people into the visualization fold. Dr. Byrd, the director of advanced visualization at Read more…

Big Data Needs Big Funding: NSF’s Jahanian Makes The Case

Jul 23, 2014 |

There’s no doubt that advanced computing and cyberinfrastructure are accelerating the pace of discovery and innovation in almost every field of inquiry. For Farnam Jahanian, this point was driven home in a recent meeting with senior members of the US Department of Agriculture. Yes, even farmers are getting in on the data/computation revolution. “At the Read more…

XSEDE14 Spotlights Recent Work, Future Plans

Jul 23, 2014 |

The XSEDE14 Conference, held in Atlanta from July 13-18, brought nearly 650 registrants (161 students), from over 200 organizations, 45 states (plus Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) and 10 countries. XSEDE14 chairperson Scott Lathrop and XSEDE Project Director John Towns opened the conference on Tuesday morning, offering updates on the conference and project as Read more…

A Slice of Green with Accelerators On Top

Jul 1, 2014 |

On the heels of a successful ISC14 in Leipzig, Germany, last week, the latest Green500 list was just published, and once again the TSUBAME-KFC is the world’s greenest supercomputer with an energy efficiency of 4.4 gigaflops per watt. This system from Tokyo Institute of Technology broke the 4.0 gigaflops per watt mark last November, and it’s still Read more…

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…

Short Takes

SC14 Technical Program Preview

Jul 29, 2014 |

July has been rather quiet in the HPC space, but what better time to start looking ahead and preparing for the busy fall ahead, including the preeminent annual HPC event: SC14. Attendees won’t flock to this event until November 16, but SC planners are busy getting everything into place, including the core event offering: the Read more…

The Portability Mandate

Jul 24, 2014 |

Argonne National Laboratory recently published several sessions from its Summer 2013 Extreme-Scale Computing program to YouTube. One of these is a lesson on combining performance and portability presented by Argonne Assistant Computational Scientist Jeff Hammond. For some reason the video image does not match the lecture, but you will find a link to Hammond’s slide deck here. Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 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 week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Click here to check out the top Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 17, 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 week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Click here to check out the top Read more…

Team EPCC Reveals Secret Weapon Behind Winning Linpack Score

Jul 3, 2014 |

When Team EPCC first announced that they had earned “Highest Linpack” at ISC’14 Student Cluster Competition with a score of 10.14 teraflops, they said to stay tuned for details on their strategy. In a recent blog, the four students, all in the HPC masters program, describe how they achieved the highest-ever Linpack score in the Student Cluster Competition, Read more…

Off the Wire

Supermicro Exhibits Range of HPC Optimized Platforms at SC14

Nov 17, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 17 – Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing highlights new HPC optimized high-density 1U/2U/4U SuperServers supporting the new NVIDIA Tesla K80 GPUs (2x memory/up to 2x performance) at Supercomputing 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana this week. These new systems provide industry leading parallel compute performance and Read more…

3M to Display Twin Axial Cable Assemblies at SC14

Nov 17, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 17 – 3M is thinking inside the box to increase efficiencies inside the data center and boost high-performance computing (HPC) power. The low-profile capabilities of 3M’s Twin Axial Cable Assemblies save a substantial amount of internal space and help alleviate congestion inside dense server systems—giving design engineers considerably more room for server architecture options. Read more…

Indiana University to Showcase Advanced Computing Technology at SC14

Nov 14, 2014 |

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Nov. 14 — At Supercomputing 2014, high performance computing (HPC) matters — now more than ever. For Indiana University, HPC has been a top priority for nearly 20 years. IU will showcase its commitment to innovation in advanced computing and networking technologies at the Supercomputing 14 conference (SC14) in New Orleans from November 16 Read more…

Tapia 2015 Registration is Now Open

Nov 14, 2014 |

Nov. 14 — Registration is now open for the 2015 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference, scheduled for February 18-21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. The goal of the Tapia Conferences is to bring together undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from all backgrounds and ethnicities to: Celebrate the diversity that exists in computing; Connect with others with Read more…

Silicon Mechanics to Highlight Research-Centered Technology at SC14

Nov 14, 2014 |

Nov. 14 — Silicon Mechanics, Inc. announces that it will showcase research-centered technology at the Supercomputing 2014 Conference & Exhibition, to be held November 16-21, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Representatives from Silicon Mechanics will be on hand in Booth #2623 to highlight how the company’s experts are focused on integrating solutions to meet the needs of Read more…