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IBM and GENCI Team to Drive Supercomputing Closer to Exascale

Aug 28, 2015 |

PARIS, France, Aug. 28 — IBM and GENCI, the high performance computing agency in France, today announced a collaboration aimed at speeding up the path to exascale computing – the ability of a computing system to perform at least one exaflop, or a billion billion calculations, in one second. Currently the fastest systems in the world perform Read more…

Call for Research Papers Issued for ISC 2016

Aug 28, 2015 |

Aug. 28 — The ISC research paper sessions provide first-class open forums for engineers and scientists in academia, industry and government to present and discuss issues, trends and results that will shape the future of high performance computing. The Research Paper Sessions will be held Monday, June 20, through Wednesday, June 22. Important Dates Full Read more…

Conference Call Taking Place Today to Discuss Opportunity for Women Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Aug 28, 2015 |

Aug. 28 — SBA officials will host a press conference call today to discuss the opportunity for organizations in your community to host a competition that aims to unearth products and services that impact and empower the lives of women and their families. During the InnovateHER Finals, up to 10 Finalists will compete for the Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Aug 27, 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 '10: When Louisiana Gov Read more…

Podcast: Industry Leaders on the Promise & Peril of NSCI

Aug 27, 2015 |

Five senior executives from Cray, HP, IBM, Intel and SGI weigh in on the new National Strategic Computing Initiative’s (NSCI) prospects in this exclusive HPCwire podcast. Discussion ranged widely from the need for long-term funding for leading edge technology, to the software industry’s past slowness to get involved with advancing hardware technology development, to fostering Read more…

Exploring Large Data for Scientific Discovery

Aug 27, 2015 |

A curse of dealing with mounds of data so massive that they require special tools, said computer scientist Valerio Pascucci, is if you look for something, you will probably find it, thus injecting bias into the analysis.

XSEDE Campus Champions Program Hits 200 Institutions

Aug 27, 2015 |

Aug. 27 — The Campus Champions program, a collaborative effort between XSEDE and campus representatives to promote the use of cyberinfrastructure in education and research, has reached two new benchmarks: 200 institutions across the United States now participate in the program, and all 50 states and all EPSCoR jurisdictions (except Guam) are represented with the Read more…

Argonne Team Tackles Uncertainties in Engine Simulation

Aug 27, 2015 |

As we head deeper into the digital age, computers appropriate an ever greater share of the work of designing and testing physical systems, spanning the gamut from nuclear components to personal care products. Engine design is another important, but very complex, application that is benefiting from computational modeling. To optimize the performance of combustion engines, chemical models are incorporated into computer simulations. Read more…

Rescale Announces Launch of Europe Region Cloud HPC Platform

Aug 27, 2015 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 27 – Rescale, the industry-leading simulation and high performance computing (HPC) platform provider, announced today that the Europe region simulation and HPC platforms are now publicly available. Rescale’s Europe region deployment of ScaleX Enterprise, ScaleX Pro, and ScaleX Developer provides European companies with the ability to instantly scale out their computer-aided engineering Read more…

Micron Steers Roadmap Around Memory Scaling Obstacles

Aug 27, 2015 |

In a packed session at IDF 2015 in San Francisco last week, Scott Graham, Micron’s general manager of Hybrid Memory, discussed some of the key themes occurring in the memory landscape from Micron’s perspective. “It’s an exciting time in the industry and there’s a lot going on with memory development in system architecture and software Read more…

Blue Waters and Titan Help SCEC Gain Insights About Earthquakes

Aug 27, 2015 |

Aug. 27 — Earthquakes occur on a massive scale and often originate deep below the surface of the Earth, making them notoriously difficult to predict. The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) and its lead scientist, Thomas Jordan, use massive computing power made possible by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve our understanding of earthquakes. In doing Read more…

SDSC Awarded One-Year Extension for Gordon Supercomputer

Aug 26, 2015 |

Aug. 26 — The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, a one-year extension to continue operating its Gordon supercomputer, providing continued access to the cluster for a wide range of researchers with data-intensive projects. The result of a five-year, $20 million NSF grant awarded Read more…

Acceleware Reports Financial Results for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30

Aug 26, 2015 |

CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 26 — Acceleware Ltd., a leading developer of high performance computing applications, today announced results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 (all figures are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted). The challenging market conditions facing Acceleware continued into the three months ended June 30, 2015, caused by the Read more…

Gartner Says Worldwide Server Shipment Market Grew Eight Percent in Second Quarter of 2015

Aug 26, 2015 |

STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 26 — In the second quarter of 2015, worldwide server shipments grew 8.0 percent year over year, while revenue increased 7.2 percent from the second quarter of 2014, according to Gartner, Inc. “The second quarter year-over-year growth for 2015 slowed compared with the annual growth of the first quarter of the year,” said Jeffrey Hewitt, Read more…

Matthew Tirrell Named Deputy Laboratory Director for Science at Argonne

Aug 25, 2015 |

Aug. 25 — Matthew Tirrell, the Founding Pritzker Director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME) at the University of Chicago, has been appointed to an additional scientific leadership role at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, in a move that will strengthen the two institutions’ combined efforts. Tirrell, a pioneering researcher in the fields Read more…

Science Advocate and Emmy Award Winning Actor Alan Alda to Open SC15

Aug 25, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Aug. 25 — SC15 announces that noted science communicator and award-winning actor Alan Alda will discuss the role of science in our society and the intersection of science and computing as he delivers the keynote address November 17, 2015 in Austin, TX (USA). “High performance computing has a transformational impact on science in Read more…

KTH Royal Institute of Technology Selects Mellanox InfiniBand Solutions

Aug 25, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, Aug. 25 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced its EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solutions have been selected by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology for use in their PDC Center for High Performance Computing (PDC Center). Mellanox’s Read more…

Nor-Tech Partners With ANSYS

Aug 25, 2015 |

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Aug. 25 — Nor-Tech (Northern Computer Technologies), the leading provider of high-performance, people-friendly computer solutions, completed a rigorous approval process to partner with CAE simulation software giant ANSYS. This is the latest milestone in Nor-Tech’s commitment to make their clients’ transitions from workstations to HPCs effortless. As a partner with all leading HPC for CAE integration software providers, Read more…

IBTA Publishes Results From First Plugfest for RDMA Over Converged Ethernet

Aug 25, 2015 |

BEAVERTON, Ore., Aug. 25 — The InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) today announced the completion of the first Plugfest for RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) solutions and the publication of the RoCE Interoperability List on the IBTA website. Fifteen member companies participated, bringing their RoCE adapters, cables and switches for testing to the event. Products that successfully passed the testing have Read more…

COSMOS Team Achieves 100x Speedup on Cosmology Code

Aug 24, 2015 |

One of the most popular sessions at the Intel Developer Forum last week in San Francisco, and certainly one of the most exciting from an HPC perspective, brought together two of the world’s foremost experts in parallel programming to discuss current state-of-the-art methods for leveraging parallelism on processors and coprocessors. The speakers, Intel’s Jim Jeffers and Read more…

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