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SC13 Talk Pushes HPC in New Educational Directions

Nov 19, 2013 |

According to Dr. Thom Dunning from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, science and engineering research has been revolutionized by computation but, to date computing has largely been used to organize, prepare for and disseminate courses. Dunning says that “The potential of using these technologies to teach students the fundamental principles of a subject through authentic Read more…

Extreme Computational Biology at SC13: An Interview with Dr. Klaus Schulten

Nov 18, 2013 |

According to Dr. Klaus Schulten from the University of Illinois, the molecular dynamics and visualization programs NAMD and VMD, which serve over 300,000 registered users in many fields of biology and medicine, are pushing the limits of extreme scale computational biology. Schulten says these programs can operate on a wide variety of hardware and offer Read more…

HPC Prospects in Qatar

Nov 11, 2013 |

All countries have some computing capability, but relatively fewer are serious players in HPC.  So far in the Middle East, the only country to place machines on the Top500 list is Saudi Arabia.  Qatar, which is right next door, is a very wealthy and focused country that could easily become a significant HPC power.  Why Read more…

Beowulf Community Comes Together at SC13

Nov 9, 2013 |

A Personal Take on the Big Event… When I first started in HPC I used the classic supercomputers such as the CDC 6600, the Cyber 205, and the ETA-10. Fortunately the university I attended gave me free access to these systems as long as I didn’t abuse the resources. My research needed to use these Read more…

LLNL CTO Emphasizes Value of SC13

Oct 31, 2013 |

Beginning in the middle of next week we’ll be kicking off an exciting series of features from a number of key researchers, implementers, and end users who are playing central roles in the future of high performance computing. For those not in the know, this is all set to culminate in what is arguably one Read more…

Short Takes

The Math-Supercomputing Connection

Sep 17, 2013 |

David Brown, the director of the Computational Research Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, explores the deep connection between mathematics and modern computer science.

India Preps for Ubiquitous HPC

Sep 3, 2013 |

HPC is reaching into new markets to boost competitiveness around the world, and India is gearing up for the shift. Among the top 500 fastest systems in the world, 11 are from India – up from eight systems on the previous list.

Computing the Physics of Bubbles

May 15, 2013 |

Supercomputers at the Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have worked on important computational problems such as collapse of the atomic state, the optimization of chemical catalysts, and now modeling popping bubbles.

New Tome Tells Modern History of Supercomputing

May 6, 2013 |

A new book for the shelves of supercomputing aficionados has emerged, which covers a rather impressive swath of topic areas—from analyses of current top systems like Sequoia and…

Mind the Gap: Bridging the Gender Divide

May 1, 2013 |

What can be done to address gender inequality in computer science?

Off the Wire

Speakers Announced for Upcoming Leverage Big Data 2014 Summit

Mar 24, 2014 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 24 — Tabor Communications Inc. (TCI), Datanami ( and nGage Events today announced the initial program of speakers for Leverage Big Data 2014 ( summit which will be held May 20-22, 2014 at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, CA in North San Diego County. Leverage Big Data 2014 is Read more…

World-Renowned Computational Biophysicist to Deliver ISC’14 Keynote

Mar 20, 2014 |

LEIPZIG, Germany, March 20 — Dr. Klaus Schulten, a leading computational biophysicist and professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will discuss “Large-Scale Computing in Biomedicine and Bioengineering” as the opening keynote address at the 2014 International Supercomputing Conference. ISC’14 will be held June 22-26 in Leipzig, Germany. In his talk on Monday, Read more…

Tabor Communications Appoints Alan El Faye as Company President

Mar 10, 2014 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 10 — Tabor Communications Inc., (TCI) a leading international media, advertising, and communications company, and publisher of a complete advanced computing portfolio that includes HPCwire, Datanami, EnterpriseTech, and HPCwire Japan announced that Alan El Faye has been appointed President of Tabor Communications, Inc. As President, El Faye will execute the company Read more…

Technologists to Receive IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Awards

Mar 5, 2014 |

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., March 5 — Five prominent technologists working in areas ranging from computer security and parallel processing to pattern recognition and information retrieval have been named as recipients of IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Awards. The awardees are: Kevin Bowyer, the Schubmehl-Prein Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Read more…

Silicon Mechanics Appoints New COO

Feb 26, 2014 |

Feb. 26 — Silicon Mechanics, Inc. announces the appointment of Daniel Chow as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Chow is a technology leader with a passion for bringing new ideas, solutions, and products to the marketplace. He will lead Silicon Mechanics’ project management, business integration, architecture/engineering, and production groups. Mr. Chow has more than eleven years Read more…