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DDN Discusses Enterprise HPC Momentum

Aug 26, 2014 |

DataDirect Networks (DDN), the leader in large scale Big Data and Cloud storage, recently announced double digit, profitable growth for the first half of the year 2014, fueled by the adoption of its SFA and WOS technologies by increasing numbers of Strategic Enterprise HPC accounts. In advance of his keynote at the upcoming EnterpriseHPC event Read more…

Inspiring the Next Generation of Women to Blaze Trails & Embrace STEM Careers

Aug 18, 2014 |

I recently returned from vacation in Orlando, Fla. where I had the opportunity to visit the Kennedy Space Center for the first time. It was exciting to see our customers and partners’ logos lining the walls as reminders of what HPC has helped create. As I toured the launch sites and walked the halls of the Read more…

Academic HPC and Cloud Services Start to Blur

Aug 6, 2014 |

Stuttgart HPC Center (HLRS) director Michael Resch will present the ISC Cloud keynote on “HPC & Simulation in the Cloud – How Academia & Industry Can Benefit,” at the conference this September. ISC Cloud, the fifth in the series, will take place September 29 and 30 in Heidelberg, Germany. As an HPC cloud skeptic in Read more…

Byrd Emphasizes Value of Visualization at XSEDE14

Jul 31, 2014 |

Visualization expert Dr. Vetria Byrd closed out the XSEDE14 conference in Atlanta with a passionate talk about the value of visualization across all areas of research and scholarship, as well as a snapshot of some of her recent effort to bring more people into the visualization fold. Dr. Byrd, the director of advanced visualization at Read more…

Keeping the Flow in Scientific Computing

Jul 28, 2014 |

Ilkay Altintas, deputy coordinator for research and director of SDSC’s Scientific Workflow Automation Technologies Laboratory, was recently named SDSC’s first ‘Pi Person of the Year.’ Named after the π symbol, the award recognizes researchers who as collaborators and innovators in applied research and development have one ‘leg’ in one or more science domains, and the Read more…

Short Takes

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Sep 11, 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 week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Click here to view the top tweets Read more…

Googler Nabs Top White House Tech Job

Sep 4, 2014 |

The White House announced that Google executive Megan Smith has been named the next US Chief Technology Officer. According to a blog post from White House official John P. Holdren, Smith will “lead Administration-wide efforts to unleash the power of technology, data, and innovation to help meet our nation’s goals and the needs of our Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Sep 4, 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 week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Click here to view the top tweets Read more…

Google Expands Quantum Computing Program

Sep 3, 2014 |

Google and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) are partnering on a super-fast “quantum” computer chip with the potential to dramatically alter the supercomputing landscape with its power and speed. The search giant announced Tuesday that renowned researcher John Martinis and his team at the University of California, Santa Barbara, would become the newest members of Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Aug 28, 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 week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Click here to view the top tweets Read more…

Off the Wire

Projects Headed by UW Researchers Selected for Supercomputer Use

Oct 1, 2014 |

Oct. 1 — Carbon sequestration, planet formation, and two projects that focus on water are the subjects of research University of Wyoming faculty members are conducting with the assistance of the supercomputer in Cheyenne. Four UW research projects were recently awarded computational time and storage space at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC). Each project was critically Read more…

SC14 to Deliver Diverse Lineup of Invited Talks

Sep 30, 2014 |

Sept. 30 — Researchers and managers alike know that conferences and workshops like SC are critical to an innovation culture such as that reflected in the international supercomputing community. Through sessions, workshops, tutorials, and informal interactions, HPC practitioners get feedback on ideas that shape their future work, and the collective result is that the community Read more…

NSF Selects UMass Professor to Head CISE Directorate

Sep 26, 2014 |

Sept. 26 — The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst Professor James F. Kurose to serve as assistant director (AD) for the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE). CISE’s mission is to promote the progress of computer and information science and engineering research and education and advance Read more…

University of Delaware Deploys Second HPC Cluster

Sep 23, 2014 |

Sept. 23 — Building on the success of the Mills High-Performance Computing (HPC) cluster, the University of Delaware’s second community computing cluster is now available. The new cluster has been named Farber in honor of David Farber, UD professor and Distinguished Policy Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Researchers who invested in the Farber Read more…

Dr. Brian Greene to Keynote SC14

Sep 22, 2014 |

NEW ORLEANS, La., Sept. 22 — Physicist, string theorist, and best-selling author Brian Greene will talk about the intersection of science, computing, and society as he delivers the keynote address at SC14 this November 18, 2014 in New Orleans, LA (USA). Held this year from November 16-21, SC is the premier international conference for high Read more…