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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.

ISC 2016 Offering Distinguished Talks on Emerging Supercomputers and Technologies

Apr 15, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, April 15 — We are pleased to announce that we will be bringing five renowned experts in computational science to this year’s conference as part of our Distinguished Speaker series. Topics will include exascale computing efforts in the US, the next supercomputers in development in Japan and China, cognitive computing advancements at IBM, and quantum Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Apr 14, 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. Arvind Ramanathan (ORNL) on life sciences #HPC User Forum, e.g. simulation still costly on cloud. #hpc @HPCwire Read more…

Are You Ready for ISC 2016? Top 9 Things to Look Forward To

Apr 14, 2016 |

ISC High Performance is right around the corner – it’s just nine weeks before the conference starts! I am in active planning mode, and if you aren’t, you should be too. As an attendee or an exhibitor, there is a lot the ISC 2016 conference has to offer. The first ISC conference was in 1986 Read more…

XSEDE16 Announces Plenary Speaker

Apr 13, 2016 |

April 13 — Dr. Helen Turner, a leading STEM advocate, has agreed to give a plenary presentation at XSEDE16 in Miami. Her talk title is: “Big Data, Small School: Bringing Data Science to Disenfranchised STEM Students in a Minority Serving Institution.” Turner resides as the Dean of Natural Sciences and is a tenured Professor of Read more…

Jamie Curtis Recaps Experience as SCinet Volunteer

Apr 8, 2016 |

April 8 — Jamie Curtis is the Head of Technology Strategy and Architecture at REANNZ. He participated as a SCinet volunteer in 2015. The following is his recap of the experience.  Every year for the past 25 years a group of volunteers gather to build one of the world’s fastest networks, only to then tear Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Apr 7, 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. While here for #GTC16 I made a quick stop to visit colleagues @NERSC. Cori looks great in Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 31, 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. The first ever @XSEDEscience #PSCBridges #HPC workshop is underway & we've got a full house here in Read more…

Gonzalez Martirena of OSTP to Provide NSCI Update at HPC User Forum

Mar 29, 2016 |

With many questions still swirling around the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI), IDC announced yesterday that Saul Gonzalez Martirena of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) will provide an NSCI update at the HPC User Forum being held in two weeks. Launched with great fanfare as a Presidential Executive Order last July, NSCI Read more…

EnterpriseHPC Summit: How and Why HPC Is Burgeoning in the Commercial Sphere

Mar 28, 2016 |

The annual EnterpriseHPC Summit, produced by EnterpriseTech and HPCwire and held in San Diego this week, featured presentations and participation from some of the major thought leaders at the forefront of bringing advanced scale computing into commercial environments. With delegates from leading vendors (Dell, Intel, DDN and EMC, among others) and from end user organizations such Read more…