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SC15 Releases Awards Ceremony Recap: Part Two

Dec 14, 2015 |

Dec. 14 — The first awards segment to highlight is the robust posters competition, which includes the ACM Student Research Competition.  Research posters showcase some of the most cutting-edge research in high performance computing (HPC), storage, networking and data analytics. This year, SC received 254 detailed submissions that went through a rigorous review process. In Read more…

Computer Courses Garner Invitation to Prestigious National Science Summit

Dec 11, 2015 |

Dec. 11 — Five years ago, there were no computer science classes offered by schools within San Diego’s Sweetwater Union High School District, and Arthur Lopez, a teacher at Sweetwater High School in National City, decided to do something about it. Through a joint effort between the school district, the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Dec 10, 2015 |

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. Happy Birthday to Ada Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer! #hpc #supercomputing #BCSWomenAda pic.twitter.com/5FUplTUGcu — STFC Hartree Read more…

ACM Fellows Named for Computing Innovations

Dec 9, 2015 |

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 9 — ACM, the world’s leading computing society, has recognized 42 of its members for their significant contributions to the development and application of computing in areas from data management and spoken-language processing to robotics and cryptography. The achievements of the 2015 ACM Fellows are fueling advances in computing that are Read more…

ORNL Celebrates Women at Grace Hopper Conference

Dec 8, 2015 |

Twelve women from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) joined thousands of colleagues at the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (GHC), presented by the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology and the Association for Computing Machinery. GHC, the world’s largest gathering of women technologists, is designed for recruiting and connecting with Read more…

Mellanox Appoints Shai Cohen to Board of Directors

Dec 8, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Dec. 8 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced Shai Cohen has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors effective December 7, 2015. Before announcing his retirement in April 2015, Shai Cohen, a co-founder Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Dec 3, 2015 |

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. Our Edison #HPC being dismantled & packed 4 its big move from Oakland 2 @BerkeleyLab Wang Hall! Read more…

SC15 Video: Intel’s Saleh on OpenHPC, Rise of Big Data, and More

Dec 3, 2015 |

Intel always has a lot going on at SC. This year, its Scalable System Framework, Omni-Path Architecture, Knights Landing (up & running) and leading role in OpenHPC were all on the docket. Of course, there was the usual Intel-IBM (re: OpenPOWER) rivalry – much of the buzz this year was around whose approach to delivering Read more…

SC15 Awards Recap: Part 1

Dec 2, 2015 |

Dec. 2 — Once again, the SC Awards Ceremony was an entertaining event and one of the many highlights of conference week. This year, the SC15 Award Co-Chairs were Padma Raghavan and Franck Cappello who helped open the SC15 Awards Ceremony. According to Cappello, “The awards are very important for the SC conference series. They Read more…

Jack Dongarra Honored for Leadership in HPC

Dec 1, 2015 |

Dec. 1 — UT Professor Jack Dongarra plays a major role in the world of supercomputing, and those efforts recently earned him national recognition. Dongarra, who serves as director of the Innovative Computing Laboratory at UT, was chosen by readers of HPCwire as one of its two recipients of the award for Outstanding Leadership in High Performance Computing (HPC). Read more…

Mellanox Promotes Freddy Gabbay to Vice President of Software

Dec 1, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Dec. 1 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the promotion of Freddy Gabbay to vice president of software. Mr. Gabbay will report to Amit Krig, Mellanox’s vice president of software. “I am pleased to announce the promotion of Freddy to vice president Read more…

AMD Promotes Renowned Graphics Architect Michael Mantor to Corporate Fellow

Dec 1, 2015 |

Dec. 1 — AMD announced the appointment of graphics and parallel compute architect Michael Mantor to AMD Corporate Fellow for his demonstrated leadership in graphics engineering. At AMD, Corporate Fellow is the highest possible level of technical recognition with only four employees currently holding the title. Mantor has made key contributions to a diverse set of AMD graphics Read more…

Women in HPC: Revelations and Reckoning

Nov 30, 2015 |

Most who work in the high performance computing (HPC) industry agree; people problems are far more complicated than technical challenges. Diversity, or the lack thereof, is the HPC industry’s current grand challenge, and how best to encourage the participation of women in HPC was the theme for several SC15 sessions, including birds-of-a-feather, panel discussion, vendor Read more…

Team TUMuch Phun Wins High Performance Linpack Award at Student Cluster Competition

Nov 30, 2015 |

Nov. 30 — Team TUMuch Phun is the winner of the Student Cluster Competition’s (SCC) High Performance Linpack (HPL) award of the Supercomputing Conference 2015, which took place in Austin, Texas last week. The team of six bachelor students from the Technische Universität München (TUM), which was the only European representative amongst the 9 qualifying Read more…

TACC Talks with Gordon Bell Prize Winners Johann Rudi and Omar Ghattas

Nov 25, 2015 |

One of the undisputed highlights of SC each November is the acclaimed ACM Gordon Bell Prize in High Performance Computing, which since 1987 has recognized the most innovative applications of parallel computing to challenges in science, engineering, and large-scale data analytics. This year, five outstanding research efforts competed for the honor, which comes with a $10,000 prize, Read more…

SC15 Recap and the Top 11 Reasons Why We Love HPC and the SC Conference

Nov 24, 2015 |

We are all home from Austin, likely catching up on our sleep, but also still have a lingering of that happy glow from a good week. Below are the top 11 things I liked best about the SC15 conference. Take a read and let me know what your top 11 (or 1 or 2) things Read more…

ORNL’s Zacharia and Paranthaman Named AAAS fellows

Nov 23, 2015 |

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 23 — The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named Thomas Zacharia and Mariappan Parans Paranthaman of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory as new AAAS fellows. The two are honored for their achievements in science administration and materials chemistry, respectively. Zacharia, ORNL’s deputy for science and technology, Read more…

Australian Teens Pick Up Supercomputing Knowledge, Souvenirs on Trip to SC15

Nov 20, 2015 |

Eight students from three specialized science schools in eastern Australia spent a week at the SC15 conference in Austin, Texas, with the goal of bringing home more than the usual conference swag — they came looking for information that will help them with computing projects at their schools and experiences that will spur their classmates’ Read more…

SC15 Breaks Exhibits and Attendance Records While in Austin

Nov 20, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 20 — SC15, the 27th anniversary conference of high performance computing (HPC), networking, storage and analysis, celebrated the contributions of researchers and scientists – from those just starting their careers to those whose contributions have made lasting impacts. The conference drew a record-breaking 12,903+ registered attendees (number as of 12pm on 11/19) and Read more…

Thursday’s SC15 Twitter Roundup

Nov 19, 2015 |

As SC15 winds down, we present our final Twitter Roundup for the event. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves in Austin and gets home safely. Be sure to check in each Thursday for our regular HPC Twitter Roundup and we look forward to seeing you next year in Salt Lake City! we're proud of our #HPCwireAward Read more…