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ORNL Developing Hybrid Microscope

Aug 10, 2015 |

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 10 — A microscope being developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will allow scientists studying biological and synthetic materials to simultaneously observe chemical and physical properties on and beneath the surface. The Hybrid Photonic Mode-Synthesizing Atomic Force Microscope is unique, according to principal investigator Ali Passian of ORNL’s Quantum Read more…

Submission Deadline for SC15 Doctoral Showcase Extended to August 21

Aug 10, 2015 |

Aug. 10 — As part of the Technical Program, the Doctoral Showcase provides an important opportunity for students near the end of their Ph.D. to present a summary of their dissertation research in the form of short talks and posters.  Unlike technical paper and poster presentations, Doctoral Showcase highlights the entire contents of each dissertation, Read more…

XSEDE Panel Highlights Diversity of NSF Computing Resources

Aug 10, 2015 |

Aug. 10 — A plenary panel at the XSEDE15 conference, which took place this week in St. Louis, Mo., highlighted the broad spectrum of computing resources provided by the National Science Foundation, including several new and testbed projects and an effort to help more people use cyberinfrastructure to advance their research. “I don’t think there Read more…

Historical Perspective: Getting to Know the SC Perennials

Aug 7, 2015 |

Aug. 7 — The SC Perennials is a name affectionately given to the 18 hardy individuals who have demonstrated an unswerving commitment to the HPC community, having attended all 27 of the SC conferences, starting with SC88.  The Perennials just keep coming back – year after year after. Just as a point of reference, we Read more…

ALCF Selects Projects for Theta Early Science Program

Aug 7, 2015 |

Aug. 7 — The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility, has selected six projects for its Theta Early Science Program (ESP), a collaborative effort designed to help prepare scientific applications for the architecture and scale of the new supercomputer. Theta, an early production system based on Intel’s second-generation Xeon Read more…

NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter 2016

Aug 7, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 7 — NVIDIA has reported revenue for the second quarter ended July 26, 2015, of $1.153 billion, up 5 percent from $1.103 billion a year earlier, and up marginally from $1.151 billion the previous quarter. GAAP earnings per diluted share for the quarter were $0.05. This includes a charge of $0.19 per diluted share Read more…

NERSC’s ‘Shifter’ Makes Container-based HPC a Breeze

Aug 7, 2015 |

The explosive growth in data coming out of experiments in cosmology, particle physics, bioinformatics and nuclear physics is pushing computational scientists to design novel software tools that will help users better access, manage and analyze that data on current and next-generation HPC architectures. One increasingly popular approach is container-based computing, designed to support flexible, scalable Read more…

The Importance of Team Science at XSEDE15

Aug 7, 2015 |

“I’m continuously inspired by her passion, her commitment and her innovative approaches for advancing research, education and the recruitment and retention for a larger and more diverse community of practitioners,” said Scott Lathrop, XSEDE director of Education and Outreach, as he introduced Dr. Ann Quiroz Gates to the podium at the 4th annual XSEDE15 conference. Read more…

Reading List: Fault Tolerance Techniques for HPC

Aug 6, 2015 |

Among the chief challenges of deploying useful exascale machines, resilience looms large. Today’s error rates combined with tomorrow’s node counts cannot sustain a productive workflow without intervention. The significance of this issue has not gone unnoticed. A comprehensive collection of fault tolerance techniques are presented in one volume, called “Fault Tolerance Techniques for High-Performance Computing,” by editors Thomas Herault and Yves Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Aug 6, 2015 |

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 week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. I work with Supercomputers #ILookLikeAnEngineer Read more…

New National HPC Strategy Is Bold, Important and More Daunting than US Moonshot

Aug 6, 2015 |

“In order to maximize the benefits of HPC for economic competitiveness and scientific discovery, the United States Government must create a coordinated Federal strategy in HPC research, development, and deployment.” With these words, the President of the United States established the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) through Executive Order to implement this whole-of-government strategy in Read more…

Nominations for Openings on SC Steering Committee Are Now Being Accepted

Aug 6, 2015 |

Aug. 6 — Nominations for two openings on the SC Steering committee are now open and will close on September 8, 2015. To nominate someone, or to nominate yourself, for a position on the Steering Committee, send an email giving the candidate’s name, a short paragraph describing how the candidate meets the following criteria, and Read more…

SIGHPC Travel Grants Now Open

Aug 6, 2015 |

Aug. 6 — The SIGHPC Grant application process is now open for applications, and offers full-time students the chance to fund a portion of their travel to SC15 in Austin, Texas. In addition to a maximum of $600 to travel from within North America, or $1200 to travel from outside of North America, grant awardees Read more…

Call for Abstracts Deadline Extended for WHPC Workshop

Aug 6, 2015 |

Aug. 6 — In collaboration with Supercomputing 2015, the WHPC network are running a half day workshop on Friday, November 20, 2015, in Austin, Texas, USA. Call for Abstracts As part of the workshop we will be inviting submissions from female early career researchers (papers or posters) to present their work in a supportive environment that promotes the Read more…

SGI Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results

Aug 5, 2015 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 5 — SGI, a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 26, 2015. The data in this release is presented on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis and a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures Read more…

Meet the SC15 Student Cluster Competition Chair: Hai Ah Nam

Aug 5, 2015 |

Aug. 5 — In 1999, the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Hai Ah Nam left graduate school for a summer hiatus to take care of her ailing father and save a marriage that was cracking under the grad school pressure. The summer hiatus ended up lasting five years. “I had a master’s degree in physics at Read more…

Supermicro Announces Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Aug 5, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 5 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, has announced fourth quarter and full-year financial results for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015. Fiscal 4th Quarter Highlights Quarterly net sales of $573.6 million, up 21.7% from the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 Read more…

Research and Markets Adds New HPC Market Report to Offering

Aug 5, 2015 |

DUBLIN, Ireland, Aug. 5 — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the  “Global HPC Storage, Networking & Computing Market, Size, Share, Estimate & Forecast, 2015-2024” report to their offering. With associated advantages of multiple parallel processing for high end computations, reduced time-to-market for new product discoveries, advanced research findings, the global HPC technology market value is expected to Read more…

Japan Takes Top Three Spots on Green500 List

Aug 4, 2015 |

Japan, the island nation renowned for its energy and space-saving design prowess, just nabbed the top three spots on the latest Green500 list and claimed eight of the 20 top spots. The Shoubu supercomputer from RIKEN took top honors on the 17th edition of the twice-yearly listing, becoming the first TOP500-level supercomputer to surpass the Read more…

NSF Gives Green Light to Pacific Research Platform

Aug 4, 2015 |

BERKELEY and LA MIRADA, Calif., Aug. 4 — For the last three years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has made a series of competitive grants to over 100 U.S. universities to aggressively upgrade their campus network capacity for greatly enhanced science data access. NSF is now building on that distributed investment by funding a $5 million, Read more…

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