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Weekly Twitter Roundup

May 5, 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. Phenomenal evening with @hms_rc @fasrc and @MichaelDell We truly appreciate our amazing partnership!#HPC #storage pic.twitter.com/Reg5ERvdmk — James Read more…

Keynote Speakers Announced for Leverage Big Data 2016 Summit on “Establishing ROI in the Big Data Frontier”

May 5, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 5 — The Leverage Big Data 2016 summit, the market-leading, live hosted summit aimed at exploring the panoply of Big Data phenomena and how businesses are leveraging these technologies to establish ROI, today announced the final lineup of end-user speakers for its summit program aimed at arming senior technology business executives in Read more…

Bright Computing Appoints New CFO

May 5, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 5 — Bright Computing, the leading independent provider of management software for high performance computing (HPC) clusters, big data clusters, and OpenStack clouds, announced today that Bill Griffin has been appointed as its Chief Financial Officer. The appointment of a seasoned Silicon Valley financial leader with more than 25 years of Read more…

ACM Honors Ron Perrott with Distinguished Service Award

May 4, 2016 |

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) announced today that Ron Perrott, a long-time advocate of international HPC collaboration and an important figure in defining the United Kingdom’s and Europe’s HPC strategy was awarded the ACM Distinguished Service Award. While much of Perrott’s career was spent behind the scenes in coordinating roles, he was also present Read more…

DOE Office of Science Selects 49 Scientists to Receive Early Career Research Funding

May 4, 2016 |

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 4 — The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science has selected 49 scientists from across the nation — including 22 from DOE’s national laboratories and 27 from U.S. universities — to receive significant funding for research as part of DOE’s Early Career Research Program. The effort, now in its seventh year, Read more…

SDSC Researchers Publish Book on Using GPU Accelerators for Nanosciences

May 3, 2016 |

May 3 — Two researchers with the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego are editors of a just-published book that explores the latest developments in electronic structure calculations on modern computer hardware and explains how graphics processing units (GPUs) can be efficiently exploited to perform such calculations more rapidly Read more…

Computing Community Consortium Announces New Leadership

May 3, 2016 |

May 3 — Today we are happy to announce the new CCC leadership. Elizabeth Mynatt and Mark Hill will assume their roles as Chair and Vice Chair respectively for two-year terms beginning July 1, while Greg Hager is stepping down after two years as Chair. Elizabeth D. Mynatt, Professor of Interactive Computing and the Executive Director Read more…

PRACE Announces Winner of First Ada Lovelace Award for HPC

May 2, 2016 |

May 2 — PRACE is proud to announce that Dr. Zoe Cournia, a Computational Chemist, Investigator – Assistant Professor level at the Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens (BRFAA), Greece has been selected as the recipient of the 1st PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC. The Award will be bestowed at PRACEdays16, to be held 10-12 May 2016 Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Apr 28, 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. Never thought I would get to see one of these in person! @spurlockmuseum @cray_inc @NCSAatIllinois pic.twitter.com/7tGZctb3vX — Read more…

CHPC Student Cluster Challenge Team Readies for ISC 2016

Apr 28, 2016 |

One hundred students attended the South African Center for High Performance Computing’s (SA-CHPC) Ninth Annual National Meeting, November 30 through December 4, 2015, at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) International Convention Center in Pretoria, SA. They were there to exhibit posters or to compete in the student cluster competition (SCC). Since the Read more…

Intel Promotes Diane Bryant to Executive Vice President

Apr 28, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 28 — Intel Corporation today announced that Diane Bryant has been promoted to executive vice president. Bryant has been leading Intel’s Data Center Group (DCG) as general manager and senior vice president since 2012. The appointment reflects Bryant’s record of leadership and results throughout her tenure at Intel, and the elevated role of Read more…

OpenMP ARB Appoints Michael Klemm as New CEO

Apr 22, 2016 |

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., April 22 — The Board of Directors of the OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Klemm as the new CEO of the OpenMP organization, a group of vendors and research organizations creating the standard for one of the most popular shared-memory and embedded parallel programming models Read more…

Nine University of Illinois Researchers Selected for NCSA Fellowships

Apr 22, 2016 |

April 22 — Nine faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been selected to receive one-year fellowships that will enable their research teams to pursue collaborative projects with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Fellows work in one of the center’s six thematic areas of research: Bioinformatics and Health Sciences, Computing and Data Sciences, Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Apr 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. Did you know? @usnistgov uses #supercomputers to study performance of concrete, an $80-100 billion US industry | Read more…

Ohio Supercomputer Center Names New System After Jesse Owens

Apr 21, 2016 |

April 21 — Having set collegiate athletics afire a year earlier with four world records set or tied in a single day, Jesse Owens sprinted to four gold medals and two Olympic records at the 1936 Berlin Games and refuted the Nazi notion of Aryan racial superiority. Because of his legacy as a renowned Olympic Read more…

Cray Appoints Brian Turner to Board of Directors

Apr 21, 2016 |

SEATTLE, Wash., April 21 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Brian V. Turner as a member of the Board and as a member of its Audit and Compensation Committees, effective April 18, 2016. Turner previously served as the chief financial officer of Coinstar, Inc., a publicly-traded provider of automated retail solutions Read more…

Ten PhD Students Selected as Blue Waters Graduate Fellows

Apr 20, 2016 |

April 20 — Ten outstanding computational science PhD students from across the country have been selected to receive Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships for 2016-2017. The fellowship program, now in its third year, provides substantial support and the opportunity to leverage the petascale power of National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois’s Blue Waters supercomputer to Read more…

Ohio Supercomputer Center Selected as an Intel Parallel Computing Center

Apr 18, 2016 |

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 18 — A research team of high performance computer experts is beginning the task of modernizing a computer software package that leverages large-scale, 3-D modeling to research fatigue and fracture analyses, primarily in metals. The research is a result of the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) being selected as an Intel Parallel Computing Center (Intel PCC). The Intel PCC Read more…

Purdue Professor Receives Funding to Establish Station Q Purdue

Apr 18, 2016 |

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 18 — A Purdue University professor has been selected to lead Station Q Purdue, part of an elite team assembled by Microsoft’s Station Q to pursue a path to quantum computing. Google, IBM, Intel and Microsoft have put resources into research teams striving to discover a path to quantum computing. At Microsoft the Read more…

ASC16 Kicks Off in Wuhan, China: 16 Teams, $40k in Prizes

Apr 18, 2016 |

The fifth annual Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC16) got off to an exciting start this morning at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, China.