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ISC Session Preview: I/O in the Post-Petascale Era

Jun 23, 2015 |

Improving data communication performance in HPC has turned out to be one of the most difficult challenges for system designers. As a result, the topic is getting a lot of attention from academic researchers around the world. Some of that work will be presented at this year’s ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt, Germany, where Read more…

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Japan Preps for HPC-Big Data Convergence

Jun 18, 2015 |

The task of drawing discrete boundaries around the tech spheres known as HPC and big data is getting more complicated with each passing year. Many are anticipating convergence between these camps. One prominent HPCer waving the convergence flag is Satoshi Matsuoka, a professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology’s Global Scientific Information and Computing Center. In his Read more…

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Fixating on Exascale Performance Only Is a Bad Idea

Jun 15, 2015 |

Few in the computing industry dispute that achieving ‘exascale’ performance is worthy on its own merits. But fixating only on the magic milestone (10^18 FLOPS) misses an important point – HPC as currently practiced, even at the exascale level, won’t solve the grand challenges in science and society contends Dr. Sadasivan Shankar, Harvard University visiting Read more…

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HP Launches HPC & Big Data Global Business Unit

Jun 4, 2015 |

When HP finally divides into two pieces – HP Inc. (PCs and printers) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (servers and services) – how will the HPC portfolio fare? Views vary of course. The split is meant to let the ‘new’ companies shed distraction and sharpen focus. HPC will live within HP Enterprise, but perhaps surprisingly not Read more…

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Alan El Faye, Tabor Communications Inc. President, Passes Away

Apr 17, 2015 |

The Tabor Communications family lost a dear member and the world lost a true gentleman yesterday when Alan El Faye, our President, passed away having fought cancer vigorously and with the unyieldingly positive attitude only someone like Alan brings to such a struggle. All of Tabor Communications extends deep condolences to Alan’s family and to his Read more…

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Short Takes

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 30, 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 at #XSEDE15 of the Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 23, 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 SC09 When F.Berman received Read more…

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Tuesday’s ISC15 Twitter Roundup

Jul 14, 2015 |

To celebrate ISC 2015, we’ve decided to bring back our daily ISC Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto some of the excitement that’s occurring. The top tweets from today are provided below. Check back in tomorrow for an entirely updated list. Read more…

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Monday’s ISC15 Twitter Roundup

Jul 13, 2015 |

To celebrate ISC 2015, we’ve decided to bring back our daily ISC Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto some of the excitement that’s occurring. The top tweets from today are provided below. Check back in tomorrow for an entirely updated list. Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 9, 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 SC88: @Boeing & @cray_inc Read more…

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Off the Wire

WHPC and Compute Canada Sign Partnership to Promote Women’s Engagement in Advanced Computing Careers

Jul 16, 2015 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, July 16 — At a showcase hosted by the Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) to celebrate female leaders in advanced research computing, Compute Canada signed a memorandum of understanding with the goal to increase the representation of women in advanced research computing in Canada. Compute Canada is honoured to be the first Read more…

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Argonne Announces 2015 Distinguished Fellows

Jul 14, 2015 |

July 14 — The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has named Barry Smith, Charles Macal and Branko Ruscic as its 2015 Distinguished Fellows. The Argonne Distinguished Fellow title is the highest scientific and engineering rank at the laboratory. Approximately three percent of the research staff holds this distinction. Those who receive this honor Read more…

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OpenMP ARB Announces Line-Up of Keynotes, Speakers, Tutorials and Panel Sessions for OpenMPCon Developer Conference

Jul 13, 2015 |

July 13 — The OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB) today announced the full line-up of world-class keynote speakers, technical presentations, tutorials and panel sessions to be hosted at the inaugural OpenMPCon Developer Conference, which will be held in Aachen, Germany, 28-30 September, 2015.  For full details and registration visit: www.openmpcon.org. “The strength of this year’s program looks set to establish OpenMPCon as the single Read more…

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CoolIT Systems CEO Selected as a Finalist for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

Jul 10, 2015 |

July 10 — CoolIT Systems is proud to announce that the company’s CEO & CTO, Geoff Lyon, has been selected as a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year Award 2015 in the Prairies region. This year, EY is celebrating the achievements of 43 entrepreneurial stars in the Prairies region through the prestigious EY Entrepreneur Of Read more…

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1988 Gordon Bell Prize Creates Foundation for Successful HPC Career

Jul 9, 2015 |

July 9 — In the foyer of the main building at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a panel displaying the 13 Nobel Prize-winning researchers and projects associated with the lab takes pride of place. Just down the hallway, Deputy Lab Director Horst Simon has two awards displayed prominently in his office, Gordon Bell Prize certificates from Read more…

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