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DDN’s Molly Rector Recognized as 2016 CRN Channel Chief

Feb 23, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 23 — DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Molly Rector, Chief Marketing Officer at DDN, to its list of 2016 Channel Chiefs. Rector was recognized for her leadership in providing new, innovative high performance products and solutions to the channel that drove increased channel sales Read more…

Ethernet Alliance Welcomes 2016 Board of Directors and Officers

Feb 23, 2016 |

BEAVERTON, Ore., Feb. 23 — The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, today announced the installation of its 2016 Board of Directors and officers. With the ongoing expansion into new speeds, markets, and applications, the organization stands ready to continue its essential role as the industry voice of Read more…

Dr. Jacqueline H. Chen to Keynote Tuesday at ISC16

Feb 22, 2016 |

Feb. 22 — Exascale computing will enable combustion simulations in parameter regimes relevant to next-generation combustion devices burning alternative fuels. High fidelity combustion simulations are needed to provide the underlying science base required to develop vastly more accurate predictive combustion models used ultimately to design fuel efficient, clean burning vehicles, and planes, as well as power Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Feb 18, 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. Prof John Morrison and Prof @Toshioendo and the Tsubame 2.5 SuperComputer @tokyotech_jp #hpc #sc pic.twitter.com/jRPrxRL2xG — Theo Read more…

Xiaoye “Sherry” Li to Lead Berkeley Lab’s CRD Scalable Solvers Group

Feb 18, 2016 |

Feb. 18 — Sherry Li has been selected to lead the Scalable Solvers Group in Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division (CRD). Her appointment was effective on February 12, 2016. Li is a senior scientist at Berkeley Lab, and joined the Lab in 1996. She was one of the first hires in the National Energy Research Read more…

ISC High Performance Keynote Proclaims Women’s Excellence in Computational Science

Feb 17, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, Feb. 17 — The ISC High Performance organizers are excited to announce that the conference’s Tuesday keynote session will highlight contributions from female researchers and scientists in advancing the field of computational science. This ongoing commitment to recognize the importance of diversity in the HPC community will provide a platform for women to address computational challenges in HPC, Read more…

Tabor Communications Appoints Tiffany Trader to Managing Editor of HPCwire

Feb 17, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 17 — Tabor Communications Inc., (TCI) an international media and communications company, and publishers of industry-leading online advanced computing publications including HPCwire, EnterpriseTech, and Datanami, today announced that Tiffany Trader has been appointed Managing Editor of HPCwire. An established tech journalist with over a decade’s experience covering high performance computing, Trader has been one of Read more…

New CMU Book on Women “Kicking Butt in Computer Science”

Feb 16, 2016 |

A new book – Kicking Butt in Computer Science: Women in Computing at Carnegie Mellon University – contends changing the culture of computer science departments is the critical element in attracting more women to computer science and helping them succeed. Curriculum changes are not enough. Indeed, a cultural makeover at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Read more…

Bright Computing Names Bill Wagner as Chief Executive Officer

Feb 16, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 16 — 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 Wagner has been appointed as its Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. As Bright Computing’s CEO, Bill succeeds Matthijs van Leeuwen, who founded the company and served as its CEO Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Feb 11, 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. Everyone's pitching in to get #PSCBridges ready for users. Even Mike Levine has been installing cable trays! Read more…

Ali Kutay to Join UberCloud Board of Directors

Feb 11, 2016 |

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Feb. 11 — UberCloud, the online marketplace for engineers and scientists to discover, try, buy computing on demand, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Ali Kutay a member. Mr. Ali R. Kutay currently serves as Chairman and CEO of WebAction, a big data company that offers a real time stream analytics Read more…

Speaker Lineup Announced for OpenPOWER Summit 2016

Feb 9, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 9 — Today, the OpenPOWER Foundation announced the lineup of speakers for the OpenPOWER Summit 2016, taking place April 5-8 at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) at the San Jose Convention Center. The Summit will bring together dozens of technology leaders from the OpenPOWER Foundation to showcase the latest advancements in the OpenPOWER ecosystem, including collaborative hardware, software Read more…

10 Highlights Celebrating 10 Years of ALCF

Feb 3, 2016 |

This week, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, turns one decade old. ALCF is home to Mira, the world’s fifth-fastest supercomputer, along with teams of experts that help researchers from all over the world perform complex simulations and calculations in almost every branch of Read more…

Nimbix Addresses Enterprise Call for HPC With Executive Hire

Feb 2, 2016 |

DALLAS, Tex., Feb. 2 — Nimbix, a leader in cloud-based, High-Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure and applications, today announced the appointment of Chuck Kelly as Senior Vice President of Sales. Kelly will be responsible for expanding the company’s enterprise sales organization and its channel of application providers, cloud consultants and resellers, through focused HPC marketing and sales initiatives. Read more…

Mellanox Promotes Amit Katz to Vice President of Ethernet Switch Sales

Feb 2, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, Feb. 2 — 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 Amit Katz to Vice President of Ethernet Switch Sales. “Amit has been key to the growth of our Ethernet business and we are pleased to announce his promotion Read more…

LANL Names Laboratory Fellows for 2015

Feb 1, 2016 |

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Feb. 1 — Four Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have been selected as 2015 Laboratory Fellows. The honorees this year are Michael Bernardin, Avadh Saxena, Carlos Tome and Piotr Zelenay. “The Laboratory Fellows Organization recognizes researchers for innovative scientific and technical advances in their respective fields,” said Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan. “The exciting Read more…

LLNL Lecture Series Highlighting Women in STEM to Return in February

Jan 27, 2016 |

LIVERMORE, Calif., Jan. 27 — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s popular lecture series “Science on Saturday” returns Feb. 6 and runs through Feb. 27. The series will offer four lectures with the theme “Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).” The lectures are free and will be held in the Bankhead Theater, located at 2400 First Read more…

Alison Kennedy Appointed as New Hartree Centre Director

Jan 25, 2016 |

Jan. 25 — The STFC Hartree Centre is pleased to announce that Alison Kennedy will be joining the centre as its new Director at the end of March 2016. As Director, Alison will drive the continued growth and development of the Hartree Centre. This follows the UK Government and IBM’s recent five year investment to enable UK Read more…

Supercomputing Frontiers 2016 Issues Call for Papers

Jan 25, 2016 |

Jan. 25 — You are cordially invited to contribute as both an author and participant in the upcoming Supercomputing Frontiers Conference 2016 (March 15-18). Organised by A*CRC, this second edition aims to provide a platform for thought leaders from both academia and industry to interact and discuss substantial innovations and global trends in supercomputing. It will Read more…

Kirsten Wolberg to Join SGI Board of Directors

Jan 22, 2016 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 22 — SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics, and data management, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Kirsten Wolberg a member. Ms. Wolberg currently serves as Vice President, Talent for PayPal, a global technology platform and payments leader, directing the talent acquisition, performance Read more…