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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 24, 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. Mohamad El-Zein of John Deere discusses how #HPC is used to design their machinery at the @EnterpriseHPC Read more…

NERSC Announces 4th Annual HPC Achievement Award Winners

Mar 23, 2016 |

Earlier this week the Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) announced the five winners of the 2016 High Performance Computing (HPC) Achievement Awards. The awards recognize NERSC users who have demonstrated an innovative use of HPC resources to solve a scientific problem or whose work has had an exceptional impact on Read more…

Bright Computing Names Dan Kuczkowski as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales

Mar 23, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 23 — Bright Computing, the leading independent provider of cluster and cloud management software forhigh performance computing (HPC) clusters, big data clusters, and OpenStack clouds, announced that Dan Kuczkowski has been appointed Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Dan will play a key role in shaping and steering the sales team Read more…

Manuela Veloso Named Head of CMU’s Machine Learning Department

Mar 23, 2016 |

March 23 — Manuela Veloso, a computer scientist renowned for her work in artificial intelligence and robotics, is the new head of Carnegie Mellon University’s Machine Learning Department, Andrew Moore, dean of the School of Computer Science, announced today. She succeeds Tom Mitchell, E. Fredkin University Professor and the founding head of the Machine Learning Read more…

Intel’s Former CEO, Andrew Grove, Passes Away

Mar 22, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif, March 22 — Intel announced that the company’s former CEO and Chairman Andrew S. Grove passed away yesterday at the age of 79. Present at Intel’s 1968 founding with Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, Andy Grove became Intel’s President in 1979 and CEO in 1987. He served as Chairman of the Board from 1997 to Read more…

PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC Nominations Now Open

Mar 21, 2016 |

March 21 — At PRACEdays16 – the PRACE Scientific and Industrial Conference 2016, which will be held from May 10-12 in Prague, Czech Republic, under the motto HPC for Innovation: when Science meets Industry – PRACE will present for the first time the PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC to a woman who is making an outstanding contribution to Read more…

Maxeler Technologies Appoints Two New Board Members

Mar 21, 2016 |

LONDON, England, March 21 — Maxeler Technologies, a leading provider of Dataflow computing platforms, solutions, and appliances, today announced that Andy Bach, Vice President and Chief Architect of Financial Services for Juniper Networks joins as a board of directors observer and Jerry Marcus, Former Director of Metromedia Fiber Networks have been appointed to Maxeler’s board of Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 17, 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. "I think #HPC is the single most important segment of IT, bar none." Jimmy Pike @MoorInsStrat talk Read more…

Jacqueline Chen Inducted Into Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame

Mar 16, 2016 |

LIVERMORE, Calif., March 16 — Jacqueline Chen, a distinguished member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories’ Combustion Research Facility, will be inducted into the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame on March 19 in Oakland, California. Chen is being honored in the area of science and technology for her contributions to using the world’s fastest supercomputers Read more…

SC15 Invited Talks Now Available to Watch

Mar 15, 2016 |

March 15 — When 10,000 high performance computing experts from around the world convene every November at the annual SC conference, the Invited Talks are a popular venue for learning about topics ranging from high-level policy to improved supercomputer performance. Now, for the first time ever, SC is releasing the full-length version of many of Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 10, 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. Here's what a single rack (with a single chassis) of Cray XC-40 looks like pic.twitter.com/m89vKNLu5o — Glenn Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 3, 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. #oghpc Stanzione's view of emerging user requirements for #HPC @TACC pic.twitter.com/LLaqHVBnr3 — Andrew Jones (@hpcnotes) March 3, Read more…

Cryptography Pioneers Diffie and Hellman Win ACM Turing Award

Mar 3, 2016 |

Two distinguished cryptography pioneers, Whitfield Diffie, former Chief Security Officer of Sun Microsystems and Martin E. Hellman, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, were awarded the 2015 ACM A.M. Turing Award for critical contributions to modern cryptography this week. Diffie and Hellman’s invention of public-key cryptography and digital signatures revolutionized computer security and Read more…

South Africa Maps HPC Future as SKA Plans Take Shape

Mar 1, 2016 |

The South African Center for High Performance Computing’s (SA-CHPC) Ninth Annual National Meeting was held Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2015, at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) International Convention Center in Pretoria, SA. The award-winning venue was the perfect location to host what has become a popular industry, regional and educational showcase.

Cray Appoints Fred Kohout as Chief Marketing Officer

Feb 29, 2016 |

SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 29 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced the appointment of Fred Kohout to the position of chief marketing officer. Kohout will be responsible for leading Cray’s marketing efforts globally, and will oversee the development and execution of the Company’s strategic marketing programs, business development initiatives and partnerships. With Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Feb 25, 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. Jack Dongarra at HPC-TS: "My smartphone is faster than the world's fastest computer in the mid 80s" Read more…

Keynote Speakers Announced for EnterpriseHPC’16 Summit on Advanced Scale Computing for the Enterprise

Feb 24, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 24 — The EnterpriseHPC’16 summit, the market-leading live hosted summit dedicated to exploring the emergence of advanced scale computing in commercial settings, today announced the final lineup of end-user speakers for its summit program aimed at arming senior technology business executives in cross-vertical corporate organizations with core knowledge on advanced scale Read more…

NCSA Faculty Affiliate Wins Sloan Fellowship

Feb 24, 2016 |

Feb. 24 — Yue Shen, an assistant professor of astronomy at the University of Illinois and a faculty affiliate at the National Center for Computing Applications (NCSA) has been named a Sloan Research Fellow for 2016. The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are Read more…

Liz King of SGI Recognized as 2016 CRN Channel Chief

Feb 23, 2016 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 23 — SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Liz King, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, to its prestigious list of 2016 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the Read more…

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…