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Tuesday’s Top ISC14 Twitter Roundup

Jun 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 day at ISC14 in beautiful Leipzig, Germany. The tweets that caught our eye today are listed below. Check back in tomorrow for an entirely updated list. To view the Read more…

Climate Modeling Pioneer on Higher Resolution, Higher Impact Change

Jun 2, 2014 |

“If you burn one molecule of fossil fuel and put that carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, it will remain there for around 100 years on average,” explained NCAR Senior Scientist, Dr. Warren Washington. “Some remain closer to 500 years. The reason for concern is that if we don’t do something now and we’ve already built Read more…

New Intel HPC Lead Tracks Phi Momentum

Mar 13, 2014 |

While there may not be a distinct, publicly available roadmap laying out the exact course for the next generation of Xeon Phi, conversations are brewing about how smooth the highway to Knight’s Landing will be, what the destination will look like, and of course, exactly how long it will take to arrive. The unofficial landing Read more…

ISC General Chair Hans Werner Meuer Passes Away at 77

Jan 21, 2014 |

ISC General Chair Hans Werner Meuer passed away yesterday at the age of 77. A treasured member of the international supercomputing community, Meuer died peacefully at his home in Daisbach, Southern Germany, after a brief battle with cancer. Meuer is survived by his wife, Ursula, his sons, Andreas, Martin and Thomas, daughter-in-laws, his grandchildren, his Read more…

Focus Sharpens on New HPC Benchmark

Jan 6, 2014 |

Over the last few years in particular, discussions about the limitations of the current measurement for the Top500, the LINPACK benchmark, have echoed louder. The result of these lines of questioning have led to a new benchmarking possibility–one that takes real world application needs and current architectural and system design trends into greater account. LINPACK Read more…

Short Takes

Internship Program Fosters HPC Talent

May 21, 2014 |

One of the most pressing concerns in HPC circles continues to be a lack of qualified entrants to the field. Not to say there isn’t talent — the popularity and success of the student cluster challenges attest to that — but it’s not enough to span the gap. That’s why efforts to facilitate this unique skill Read more…

Carver Mead on Quantum Computing and Neuromorphic Design

Nov 25, 2013 |

Computer scientist, inventor and university physicist Carver Mead is perhaps best known for coining the phrase “Moore’s law,” helping to popularize Gordon Moore’s 1965 observation that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles about every 24 months. Mead was also instrumental in the prediction’s tremendous staying power. One of Mead’s most significant contributions Read more…

Steve Oberlin to Lead NVIDIA’s HPC Unit

Nov 20, 2013 |

HPC veteran and former Cray Research alum Steve Oberlin has joined NVIDIA to help lead the graphic chipmakers’s high-performance computing initiative. Oberlin’s new role as chief technology officer for NVIDIA’s Tesla business unit puts him in charge of NVIDIA’s Tesla roadmap and architecture. “Steve has decades of experience in high performance computing, going back to Read more…

SC Flashback: Seymour Cray on Gallium Arsenide

Nov 4, 2013 |

In advance of this year’s Supercomputing Conference in Denver, Colorado, and in celebration of the event’s 25th anniversary, we’ll be doing some looking back on the great history of supercomputing. We can’t think of a better way to do this than with a speech from the father of supercomputing himself: Seymour Cray. In 1972, Seymour Read more…

Dongarra Honored with Ken Kennedy Award for Contributions to Supercomputing

Oct 8, 2013 |

HPC luminary Jack Dongarra has been selected to receive an ACM-IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award for “his leadership in designing and promoting standards for mathematical software used to solve numerical problems common to high performance computing (HPC).” Dongarra is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Tennessee, where he is the founder and Read more…

Off the Wire

Terascala Expands Executive Team

Jul 10, 2014 |

BOSTON, Mass., July 10 — Terascala, the industry leader in HPC management software, today announced that Alan Swahn, a former vice president of product management for Flexera Software, has joined Terascala’s executive team as vice president of marketing. Terascala’s software when combined with leading compute and storage systems from Dell and NetApp create the highest performance Read more…

Second Test of Time Award Winners Announced

Jul 10, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., July 10 — The Supercomputing Conference (SC14) awards committee has announced that “A Multi-level Algorithm for Partitioning Graphs,” co-authored by Bruce Hendrickson and Rob Leland of Sandia National Laboratories, has won the prestigious Test of Time Award. The award recognizes the most transformative and inspiring research published at the SC conference and Read more…

TACC Names New Executive Director

Jul 2, 2014 |

AUSTIN, Tex., July 2 — Dan C. Stanzione Jr. has been named executive director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin. A nationally recognized leader in high performance computing, Stanzione has served as deputy director since June 2009 and will assume the new post July 1. “The University Read more…

Imperial College PhD Student Wins ICT Pioneers Competition

Jul 2, 2014 |

July 2 — Nathan Chong, a PhD student in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London, was announced last Thursday as overall winner of the ICT Pioneers competition, as well as winner of the Technology Everywhere category. The competition recognises the most exceptional UK PhD students in ICT-related subjects who are able to communicate Read more…

ORNL Researchers Named Corporate Fellows

Jun 24, 2014 |

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 24 – Michael L. Simpson, Lance L. Snead and Gerald A. Tuskan have been named Corporate Fellows of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Among the lab’s highest honors, the corporate fellow designation recognizes the researchers’ significant accomplishments and continuing leadership in their scientific, engineering and technological fields. With their addition, Read more…