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SC16 Releases Poster & ACM Student Research Competition Submission Details

Jun 6, 2016 |

June 6 — June is here and before you know it so will the SC16 Poster & ACM Student Research Competition deadline of July 15th.  Posters should display cutting-edge research and work in progress in high performance computing, storage, networking and analysis. Posters provide an excellent opportunity for short presentations and informal discussions with Conference Read more…

Great Lakes Consortium Awards Access to Blue Waters to 11 Research Projects

Jun 3, 2016 |

June 3 — How the flu virus enters a cell in the body. Evaluating economic policy impacts of potential future climate change. Understanding the dynamics and physics of atomic matter during galaxy cluster formation. These are just a few of the research projects being pursued by the 11 science and engineering teams from across the Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jun 2, 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. Less than 19 days left for #ISC16. It's going to be worth the wait for some 3,000 Read more…

New HPC SaaS, Alces Flight, Offered on Amazon Web Services

Jun 2, 2016 |

Options for HPC use on Amazon Web Services continue to grow. An AWS post yesterday noted Alces Flight – an HPC cluster provisioning and Software as a Service company (SaaS) with a library of 750 scientific applications – is now available for AWS users. Jeff Barr, AWS’s Chief Evangelist, noted in his related post, “Today Read more…

Part One of Q&A with SC16 General Chair John West

Jun 2, 2016 |

June 2 — SC16 General Chair John West works at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) as the Director of Strategic Initiatives. At TACC, he is involved in identifying new communities that can benefit from TACC’s advanced computing technologies and in connecting industry partners to TACC’s advanced computing expertise. He has been a volunteer with Read more…

HPC Career Notes

May 31, 2016 |

In our new monthly feature, we’ll be keeping you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the high performance computing community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Check in each month for an updated list and you may even come across someone you know, Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

May 26, 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. A before and after illustrating the positive influence @NVIDIATesla has had on modern technology #NVIDIA #HPC #GPU Read more…

Theoretical Computer Scientist Maria Zuber Elected Chair of National Science Board

May 26, 2016 |

May 26 — For the first time in National Science Foundation (NSF) history, women hold the positions of director and National Science Board (NSB) chair, and vice chair. During its May meeting, the board, which serves as the governing body for NSF, elected Maria Zuber, vice president for research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as chair Read more…

Call for Participation Issued for Women in IT Networking at SC16

May 25, 2016 |

May 25 — The Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program, introduced in November 2015 at the SC15 conference in Austin, Texas, developed as a means for addressing the prevalent gender gap that exists in Information Technology (IT) particularly in the fields of network engineering and high performance computing (HPC). The 2015 program enabled Read more…

Ron Brachman Joins Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute as New Director

May 25, 2016 |

May 25 — Cornell Tech today announced that Ron Brachman, a computer scientist who is an internationally recognized authority on artificial intelligence, will join the campus as the new Director of the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute. The Jacobs Institute embodies the academic partnership between Cornell University and the Technion Israel-Institute of Technology at Read more…

Jack Dongarra Named ISC Program Chair for 2017

May 23, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, May 23 — The ISC Group, the organizer of ISC High Performance, is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Dr. Jack Dongarra of University of Tennessee, USA, as the program chairman for ISC 2017. This appointment underlines the international dimension of this conference. As the program chair, Dongarra will be actively involved in Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

May 19, 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. #ISC16 registration numbers are looking good. We might as well reach 3,000 attendees 🙂 Looking forward to Read more…

XSEDE16 Announces Plenary Speaker

May 19, 2016 |

May 19 — Dr. Pamela McCauley has been named a plenary speaker for the XSEDE16 conference taking place July 17-21, 2016 in Miami. In this dynamic keynote address, McCauley will discuss the impact of innovation on individuals, nations, and the global society. McCauley will highlight her State Department HIV/AIDS Health Care Service Delivery work as an application Read more…

Supercomputing Leader Steve Oberlin to Give NCSA 30th Anniversary Featured Lectures

May 19, 2016 |

May 19 — Steve Oberlin, chief technology officer for accelerated computing at NVIDIA, will give two NCSA 30th Anniversary Featured Lectures on May 26. The morning talk is tailored for NCSA staff, Computer Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering students and faculty. The second talk is open to the public. Accelerating Science, Technology, and Cognition: GPUs Read more…

PRACEdays16 Concludes

May 18, 2016 |

May 18 — PRACEdays16 was held from Tuesday, May 10, to Thursday, May 12, 2016, in Prague, Czech Republic. More than 220 participants joined the plenary and parallel sessions for keynote presentations and discussions about and between science, industry and HPC. This year for the first time, PRACEdays16 became the center point of the European Read more…

Internet2 Awards Community Members for Outstanding Contributions to Research and Education

May 17, 2016 |

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 17 — Today, Internet2, operator of the nation’s largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education infrastructure, announced the recipients of several awards and scholarships, in recognition of outstanding service and contributions to the community and the Research and Education (R&E) industry at large. The awards were presented at the 2016 Internet2 Global Summit Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

May 12, 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. "Nothing is impossible to a willing heart." Great reminder by Olga Baeva! #HPC #IBM pic.twitter.com/0Ls5GYo5uz — Colleen Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

May 5, 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. Phenomenal evening with @hms_rc @fasrc and @MichaelDell We truly appreciate our amazing partnership!#HPC #storage pic.twitter.com/Reg5ERvdmk — James Read more…

Keynote Speakers Announced for Leverage Big Data 2016 Summit on “Establishing ROI in the Big Data Frontier”

May 5, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 5 — The Leverage Big Data 2016 summit, the market-leading, live hosted summit aimed at exploring the panoply of Big Data phenomena and how businesses are leveraging these technologies to establish ROI, today announced the final lineup of end-user speakers for its summit program aimed at arming senior technology business executives in Read more…

Bright Computing Appoints New CFO

May 5, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 5 — Bright Computing, the leading independent provider of management software for high performance computing (HPC) clusters, big data clusters, and OpenStack clouds, announced today that Bill Griffin has been appointed as its Chief Financial Officer. The appointment of a seasoned Silicon Valley financial leader with more than 25 years of Read more…