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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…

Gene Amdahl – A Personal Tribute

Nov 19, 2015 |

Amidst all the other awful news of last week, the fact that we lost an amazing and wonderful man might have gotten pushed off the front page: Gene Amdahl passed away on November 10, at age 92. We have lost one of the greatest computer architects of all time; in fact, it was his design Read more…

ORNL Researchers Elected Fellows of American Physical Society

Nov 19, 2015 |

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 19 — Four researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society (APS), one of the nation’s top professional organizations for scientists. Jaime Fernandez-Baca, Sergei Kalinin, Mark Lumsden and Thomas Maier were selected for the honor by the APS Council of Read more…

China’s Team Diablo Turns Up the Heat to Win SC15 Student Cluster Competition

Nov 18, 2015 |

Team Diablo, a team of undergraduate students from Tsinghua University in China, won the top prize in the Student Cluster Competition at the SC15 conference in Austin, Texas. A team from Germany, Team TUMuch Phun from the Technical University of Munich, won the award for achieving highest performance for the Linpack benchmark. For the Tsinghua Read more…

Wednesday’s SC15 Twitter Roundup

Nov 18, 2015 |

The highly anticipated SC15 Twitter Roundup is finally here! In celebration of the event, we’ve decided to bring you a list of some of the top SC15 tweets that were tweeted throughout the day. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you some insight into the happenings of SC15. Check back in tomorrow Read more…

Alan Alda Gives Inspiring Keynote to Open SC15 in Austin Yesterday

Nov 18, 2015 |

Nov. 18 — Noted science communicator and award-winning actor Alan Alda opened SC15 with keynote speech focusing on the role of science in our society and the intersection of science and computing to a full house of more than 3,000 people in Austin, Texas on Nov. 17. “High performance computing has a transformational impact on Read more…

Tuesday’s SC15 Twitter Roundup

Nov 17, 2015 |

The highly anticipated SC15 Twitter Roundup is finally here! In celebration of the event, we’ve decided to bring you a list of some of the top SC15 tweets that were tweeted throughout the day. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you some insight into the happenings of SC15. Check back in tomorrow Read more…

Intel’s Bryant Outlines Drive to Exascale

Nov 17, 2015 |

It was a celebratory review of the HPC industry’s achievements to date, a look at the industry’s evolution from its roots in scientific research to providing tools for business insight, and a philosophical discussion of “recursion” – innovation in HPC propelled by machine learning – delivered by Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager Read more…

SC15 HPC Matters Plenary Session Available Now Online

Nov 17, 2015 |

Nov. 17 — SC15 just released the full HPC Matters Plenary on YouTube for all to access.  Watch as Jackie Kern, SC15 General Chair from the University of Illinois, introduces Diane Bryant who then discusses how next-generation supercomputers are transforming HPC and presents exciting opportunities to advance scientific research and discovery to deliver far-reaching impacts Read more…

IDC Announces New Winners of HPC Innovation Excellence Awards

Nov 17, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 17 — International Data Corporation (IDC) today announced the ninth round of recipients of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award at the SC15 supercomputer industry conference in Austin, Texas. This year’s winners come from around the globe: US-based Argonne National Laboratory, the Korean Institute of Science and Technology, and a recent start-up, Sardina Systems from Estonia. The first Read more…

Georgia Tech Students Named Finalists for Best Student Research Paper at SC15

Nov 17, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 17 — Four doctoral students comprising two research projects in the School of Computational Science & Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology are finalists for “Best Student Research Paper” at Supercomputing ’15, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis. For the first project, the finalists developed a fast Read more…

HPCwire Reveals Winners of the 2015 Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards at SC15 in Austin

Nov 16, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 16 — HPCwire, the leading publication for news and information for the high performance computing industry, announced the winners of the 2015 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards at the Supercomputing Conference (SC15) taking place this week in Austin, TX. Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications Inc., unveiled the list of winners just Read more…

Monday’s SC15 Twitter Roundup

Nov 16, 2015 |

The highly anticipated SC15 Twitter Roundup is finally here! In celebration of the event, we’ve decided to bring you a list of some of the top SC15 tweets that were tweeted throughout the day. For those unable to attend, we hope this gives you some insight into the happenings of SC15. Check back in tomorrow to see what’s Read more…

HPCwire Debuts Outstanding Leadership Awards at SC15

Nov 16, 2015 |

This year HPCwire has established a new category within its Annual Readers and Editors Choice Awards program to recognize Outstanding Leadership in HPC. We realize there is no single preeminent leader in HPC and that’s a good thing. The diversity of opinion and expertise is a major driver of progress. There are many individuals whose Read more…

improvscience Returns to SC

Nov 16, 2015 |

BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 16 — This year’s SC15 conference in Austin, Texas, includes the perennial presence of improvscience, a consulting firm that develops scientists’ ability to perform and improvise. Scientists learn to creatively and confidently engage the people and research challenges before them, as well as collaborate and communicate in inclusive communities. SC15, the International Read more…

Diane Bryant Comments on Upcoming SC15 HPC Matters Plenary

Nov 13, 2015 |

Back in September, the news broke that Intel’s Senior Vice President Diane Bryant was named the HPC Matters plenary speaker for the SC15 conference taking place in Austin, Texas. The theme for this year’s HPC Matters program is “Fueling the Transformation” and Bryant, along with multiple industry luminaries, will be taking the stage before the Read more…

SC15 Releases Exclusive Podcast With Alan Alda

Nov 13, 2015 |

Nov. 13 — Listen to Alan Alda, SC15 Keynote Speaker and founder of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stonybrook University, as he talks about the urgency for clear, engaging and accurate communication in high performance computing (and the importance of supercomputers in general) in this short, but enlightening conversation with SC’s Jorge Read more…

SC15 General Chair Jackie Kern Previews Conference and Exhibition

Nov 11, 2015 |

Nov. 11 — Following is a brief conversation with Jackie Kern, SC15 General Chair from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Since 2003, she has served as  a member of the SC planning committee and in 2007 she also served as SCinet Chair. At the University of Illinois, she is the Director of IT Shared Read more…