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10 Highlights Celebrating 10 Years of ALCF

Feb 3, 2016 |

This week, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, turns one decade old. ALCF is home to Mira, the world’s fifth-fastest supercomputer, along with teams of experts that help researchers from all over the world perform complex simulations and calculations in almost every branch of Read more…

Nimbix Addresses Enterprise Call for HPC With Executive Hire

Feb 2, 2016 |

DALLAS, Tex., Feb. 2 — Nimbix, a leader in cloud-based, High-Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure and applications, today announced the appointment of Chuck Kelly as Senior Vice President of Sales. Kelly will be responsible for expanding the company’s enterprise sales organization and its channel of application providers, cloud consultants and resellers, through focused HPC marketing and sales initiatives. Read more…

Mellanox Promotes Amit Katz to Vice President of Ethernet Switch Sales

Feb 2, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Feb. 2 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the promotion of Amit Katz to Vice President of Ethernet Switch Sales. “Amit has been key to the growth of our Ethernet business and we are pleased to announce his promotion Read more…

LANL Names Laboratory Fellows for 2015

Feb 1, 2016 |

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Feb. 1 — Four Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have been selected as 2015 Laboratory Fellows. The honorees this year are Michael Bernardin, Avadh Saxena, Carlos Tome and Piotr Zelenay. “The Laboratory Fellows Organization recognizes researchers for innovative scientific and technical advances in their respective fields,” said Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan. “The exciting Read more…

LLNL Lecture Series Highlighting Women in STEM to Return in February

Jan 27, 2016 |

LIVERMORE, Calif., Jan. 27 — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s popular lecture series “Science on Saturday” returns Feb. 6 and runs through Feb. 27. The series will offer four lectures with the theme “Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).” The lectures are free and will be held in the Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First Read more…

Alison Kennedy Appointed as New Hartree Centre Director

Jan 25, 2016 |

Jan. 25 — The STFC Hartree Centre is pleased to announce that Alison Kennedy will be joining the centre as its new Director at the end of March 2016. As Director, Alison will drive the continued growth and development of the Hartree Centre. This follows the UK Government and IBM’s recent five year investment to enable UK Read more…

Supercomputing Frontiers 2016 Issues Call for Papers

Jan 25, 2016 |

Jan. 25 — You are cordially invited to contribute as both an author and participant in the upcoming Supercomputing Frontiers Conference 2016 (March 15-18). Organised by A*CRC, this second edition aims to provide a platform for thought leaders from both academia and industry to interact and discuss substantial innovations and global trends in supercomputing. It will Read more…

Kirsten Wolberg to Join SGI Board of Directors

Jan 22, 2016 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 22 — SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics, and data management, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Kirsten Wolberg a member. Ms. Wolberg currently serves as Vice President, Talent for PayPal, a global technology platform and payments leader, directing the talent acquisition, performance Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jan 21, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Lonestar 5 full production launched this wk, a 30k core, 1.2 PF @cray_inc XC40 customized @TACC for Read more…

Supercomputing Frontiers to Coincide With Grand Opening of New Singapore National Supercomputing Centre

Jan 20, 2016 |

Jan. 20 — You are cordially invited to contribute as an author or participant in “Supercomputing Frontiers 2016” in Singapore on March 15-18. The conference will also host the inaugural event of grand opening of the new Singapore National Supercomputing Centre. During the event you will learn more about the new 1 Petaflop supercomputer and Read more…

IARPA Introduces New Deputy Director

Jan 15, 2016 |

Jan. 15 — IARPA announced the selection of Dr. Stacey Dixon as IARPA’s Deputy Director, effective January 25th. Dr. Dixon most recently served as the NGA Deputy Director of InnoVision, where she oversaw research and development for geospatial intelligence. Prior to InnoVision, she served as NGA’s Chief of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs. From 2007 to 2010 she worked on the HPSCI staff, serving as Program Monitor Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jan 14, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. First time seeing NERSC's Cori Phase I (12 cabinets of XC40) in person. She's looking good! pic.twitter.com/z5urBdOX8C Read more…

SGI Appoints Nina Richardson to Board of Directors

Jan 13, 2016 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 13 — SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics, and data management, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Nina Richardson a member. Most recently, Ms. Richardson served as Chief Operating Officer of GoPro, a wearable electronic photographic equipment and content producer, from February 2013 Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jan 7, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. The FLOPS vs data movement thing was considered by Turing. pic.twitter.com/4KIRWHc2P2 — Karen Pao (@KpDooty) January 3, Read more…

DDN Announces Winners of 2015 Pioneer Awards

Jan 6, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 6 — DataDirect Networks (DDN) has announced the winners of the 2015 Pioneer User Awards. The awards recognize and celebrate visionary individuals, organizations and/or multiple people who are embracing leading-edge high performance computing technologies to shatter long-standing technical limits and to accelerate business results and scientific insights. The recipients of the DDN 2015 Read more…

Micron Announces Resignation of President Mark Adams

Jan 4, 2016 |

BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 4 — Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) today announced that President Mark Adams will resign for personal health reasons. He will remain with the company until February 1, 2016, to support the transition. Adams joined Micron in June 2006 and has served as President since February 2012. “Mark has been a stellar leader and contributor to Micron’s growth and success during his Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Dec 17, 2015 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Coolest booth at #AGU15? Definitely @NASA. @NASA_Supercomp #HPC pic.twitter.com/vZbbDiaSXR — Addison Snell (@addisonsnell) December 16, 2015 Converge Read more…

Keynoters Named for ISC 2016

Dec 17, 2015 |

Dec. 17 — Before we wrap up the year we would like to share that we have successfully lined up our three keynoters for ISC 2016. For the opening keynote, we are proud to present Baidu’s Chief Scientist Dr. Andrew Ng, the driving force behind the company’s R&D efforts. In this role, Dr. Ng leads Read more…

PRACE Announces Summer of HPC 2015 Award Winners

Dec 16, 2015 |

Dec. 16 — On December 15, 2015, the SoHPC awards ceremony took place at the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC), Spain where Dr. Oriol Pineda, PRACE Member of the Board of Directors,  presented awards to Alberto García García from Spain and to Simos Kazantzidis from Greece. PRACE HPC Ambassador Award Alberto excelled in composing well-written blog posts that achieved a huge reach on a variety of Read more…

PRACE Congratulates ACM Gordon Bell Prize Winners

Dec 15, 2015 |

Dec. 15 — The distinguished Gordon Bell prize was presented to a 10-member team for their submission entitled: An Extreme-Scale Implicit Solver for Complex PDEs: Highly Heterogeneous Flow in Earth’s Mantle. The winning team was announced during SC15 in Austin, Texas, USA. PRACE congratulates the 10 recipients of the Gordon Bell Prize 2015. We would like to highlight that Read more…