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Wednesday’s Top ISC14 Twitter Roundup

Jun 25, 2014 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the day at ISC14 in beautiful Leipzig, Germany. The tweets that caught our eye today are listed below. Check back in tomorrow for an entirely updated list. To view the Read more…

Tuesday’s Top ISC14 Twitter Roundup

Jun 24, 2014 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the day at ISC14 in beautiful Leipzig, Germany. The tweets that caught our eye today are listed below. Check back in tomorrow for an entirely updated list. To view the Read more…

Climate Modeling Pioneer on Higher Resolution, Higher Impact Change

Jun 2, 2014 |

“If you burn one molecule of fossil fuel and put that carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, it will remain there for around 100 years on average,” explained NCAR Senior Scientist, Dr. Warren Washington. “Some remain closer to 500 years. The reason for concern is that if we don’t do something now and we’ve already built Read more…

New Intel HPC Lead Tracks Phi Momentum

Mar 13, 2014 |

While there may not be a distinct, publicly available roadmap laying out the exact course for the next generation of Xeon Phi, conversations are brewing about how smooth the highway to Knight’s Landing will be, what the destination will look like, and of course, exactly how long it will take to arrive. The unofficial landing Read more…

ISC General Chair Hans Werner Meuer Passes Away at 77

Jan 21, 2014 |

ISC General Chair Hans Werner Meuer passed away yesterday at the age of 77. A treasured member of the international supercomputing community, Meuer died peacefully at his home in Daisbach, Southern Germany, after a brief battle with cancer. Meuer is survived by his wife, Ursula, his sons, Andreas, Martin and Thomas, daughter-in-laws, his grandchildren, his Read more…

Short Takes

Carver Mead on Quantum Computing and Neuromorphic Design

Nov 25, 2013 |

Computer scientist, inventor and university physicist Carver Mead is perhaps best known for coining the phrase “Moore’s law,” helping to popularize Gordon Moore’s 1965 observation that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles about every 24 months. Mead was also instrumental in the prediction’s tremendous staying power. One of Mead’s most significant contributions Read more…

Steve Oberlin to Lead NVIDIA’s HPC Unit

Nov 20, 2013 |

HPC veteran and former Cray Research alum Steve Oberlin has joined NVIDIA to help lead the graphic chipmakers’s high-performance computing initiative. Oberlin’s new role as chief technology officer for NVIDIA’s Tesla business unit puts him in charge of NVIDIA’s Tesla roadmap and architecture. “Steve has decades of experience in high performance computing, going back to Read more…

SC Flashback: Seymour Cray on Gallium Arsenide

Nov 4, 2013 |

In advance of this year’s Supercomputing Conference in Denver, Colorado, and in celebration of the event’s 25th anniversary, we’ll be doing some looking back on the great history of supercomputing. We can’t think of a better way to do this than with a speech from the father of supercomputing himself: Seymour Cray. In 1972, Seymour Read more…

Dongarra Honored with Ken Kennedy Award for Contributions to Supercomputing

Oct 8, 2013 |

HPC luminary Jack Dongarra has been selected to receive an ACM-IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award for “his leadership in designing and promoting standards for mathematical software used to solve numerical problems common to high performance computing (HPC).” Dongarra is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Tennessee, where he is the founder and Read more…

Theoretical Physicist Talks Quantum Computing Future

Sep 30, 2013 |

Theoretical physicist Dr. John Preskill, who is one of the leading researchers in the areas of quantum information, quantum computing and quantum error correction, presented some of his ideas in a recent Google Tech Talk.

Off the Wire

Cycle Computing Adds Tim Carroll and Rob Futrick to Management Team

Jul 16, 2014 |

NEW YORK, N.Y., July 16 — Celebrating a year of record-growth, Cycle Computing has added HPC executive and startup veteran Tim Carroll as Vice President of Business Development and Ecosystem; and has also promoted Rob Futrick to Chief Technical Officer (CTO). The buildout of the management team will leverage and accelerate rapid growth of revenue, Read more…

National Computing Leaders to Keynote HPC Symposium

Jul 15, 2014 |

BOULDER, Colo., July 15 — Two of the nation’s leaders in state-of-the-art cyberstructure research and development will be the keynote speakers at the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium’s 4th annual High Performance Computing Symposium in August. Registration is open to the general public. Irene M. Qualters, Division Director of Advanced Cyberinfrastrucre (ACI) at the National Read more…

Mellanox Promotes Chris Shea to VP of Business Development

Jul 15, 2014 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 15 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced the promotion of Chris Shea to vice president of business development. Mr. Shea will continue to report to Amir Prescher, Mellanox’s senior vice president of business development. “I am very pleased to promote Read more…

Cray Appoints MongoDB CEO to Board of Directors

Jul 14, 2014 |

SEATTLE, Wash., July 14 – Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Max Schireson as a member of the Board, and as a member of the Strategic Technology Assessment and Compensation Committees, effective July 8, 2014. Schireson is the CEO of MongoDB, Inc., the database for modern applications, based Read more…

Terascala Expands Executive Team

Jul 10, 2014 |

BOSTON, Mass., July 10 — Terascala, the industry leader in HPC management software, today announced that Alan Swahn, a former vice president of product management for Flexera Software, has joined Terascala’s executive team as vice president of marketing. Terascala’s software when combined with leading compute and storage systems from Dell and NetApp create the highest performance Read more…