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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Apr 28, 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. Never thought I would get to see one of these in person! @spurlockmuseum @cray_inc @NCSAatIllinois pic.twitter.com/7tGZctb3vX — Read more…

Five Facts You Should Know About Alzheimer’s Research on the Blue Waters Supercomputer

Apr 28, 2016 |

April 28 — Mariet Allen is an assistant professor of neuroscience at Mayo Clinic in Florida, and is conducting ongoing research using the Blue Waters supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois to understand the role that genetics plays in Alzheimer’s disease. Here are five fast facts about her research. 1. This Read more…

SDSC Supercomputers, CIPRES Gateway Help Define New “Tree of Life”

Apr 27, 2016 |

April 27 — An outline for a new tree of life, depicting the evolution of life on this planet that included more than 1,000 new types of bacteria and Archaea lurking in the Earth’s nooks and crannies, was made possible with the help of supercomputing resources and a phylogenetics “gateway” created at the San Diego Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Apr 21, 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. Did you know? @usnistgov uses #supercomputers to study performance of concrete, an $80-100 billion US industry | Read more…

Ohio Supercomputer Center Names New System After Jesse Owens

Apr 21, 2016 |

April 21 — Having set collegiate athletics afire a year earlier with four world records set or tied in a single day, Jesse Owens sprinted to four gold medals and two Olympic records at the 1936 Berlin Games and refuted the Nazi notion of Aryan racial superiority. Because of his legacy as a renowned Olympic Read more…

Zhejiang University Sets New Student Cluster LINPACK Record: 12 Teraflops

Apr 20, 2016 |

At 11:30 am local time on Wednesday in Wuhan, China, Zhejiang University was declared the winner of the High Performance LINPACK (HPL) benchmark portion of the Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC16). The Zhejiang University team achieved a record-setting 12.03 teraflops without going over the competition’s 3000 watt power limit, beating the previous record of 11.92 Read more…

NSCI Discussion at HPC User Forum Shows Hunger for Details

Apr 20, 2016 |

Is the National Strategic Computing Initiative in trouble? Launched by Presidential Executive Order last July, there are still few public details of the draft implementation plan, which was delivered to the NSCI Executive Council back in October. Last week on the final day of the HPC User Forum being held in Tucson, Saul Gonzalez Martirena Read more…

Ten PhD Students Selected as Blue Waters Graduate Fellows

Apr 20, 2016 |

April 20 — Ten outstanding computational science PhD students from across the country have been selected to receive Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships for 2016-2017. The fellowship program, now in its third year, provides substantial support and the opportunity to leverage the petascale power of National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois’s Blue Waters supercomputer to Read more…

AMAX Chosen as NVIDIA DGX-1 Authorized Reseller

Apr 19, 2016 |

FREMONT, Calif., April 19 — AMAX, a leading provider of award-winning deep learning solutions, has been named one of only six NVIDIA authorized DGX-1 resellers, the world’s first purpose-built Deep Learning supercomputer in a box. The NVIDIA DGX-1 is the first system built with groundbreaking NVIDIA Pascal powered Tesla P100 GPU accelerators, interconnected with NVIDIA NVLink. The DGX-1 Read more…

Microway to Offer the NVIDIA DGX-1 Deep Learning System

Apr 19, 2016 |

April 19 — Microway is proud to announce that it is accepting orders for the new NVIDIA DGX-1, the world’s first deep learning supercomputer designed to meet the unlimited computing demands of artificial intelligence. Microway, an innovator in High Performance Computing since 1982, has extensive experience supporting deep learning and artificial intelligence solutions. The NVIDIA Read more…

Exxact Named Official Launch Partner of NVIDIA’s New DGX-1 Deep Learning Supercomputer

Apr 18, 2016 |

April 18 — Exxact Corporation, a leading provider of high performance computing solutions for GPU-accelerated deep learning research, today announced that it will offer the new NVIDIA DGX-1 deep learning system, further expanding its extensive portfolio of deep learning hardware solutions. “We are thrilled to be at the forefront of this exciting chapter in NVIDIA history,” said Jason Chen, Vice Read more…

ASC16 Kicks Off in Wuhan, China: 16 Teams, $40k in Prizes

Apr 18, 2016 |

The fifth annual Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC16) got off to an exciting start this morning at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, China.

Is Chinese 100-Petaflopper Around the Corner?

Apr 14, 2016 |

A little over one year ago, export blocks put in place by the US government threatened to derail China’s plans to upgrade its Tianhe-2 supercomputer, the world’s fastest since June 2013, to its originally planned capacity of 100 petaflops. At the time, many in the industry anticipated that the efforts to block China’s supercomputing capability by Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Apr 14, 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. Arvind Ramanathan (ORNL) on life sciences #HPC User Forum, e.g. simulation still costly on cloud. #hpc @HPCwire Read more…

Blue Waters Helps University of Illinois Researchers Discover “Dark Gaxalxy”

Apr 14, 2016 |

April 14 — Researchers have uncovered the existence of a dwarf “dark galaxy” lurking nearly 4 billion light-years away from Earth. The discovery was made when a team of researchers, including astronomers at the University of Illinois, using the Blue Waters supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), noticed subtle distortions in the Read more…

Intel Names Silicon Mechanics ISS Channel Cares Partner of the Year

Apr 14, 2016 |

BOTHELL, Wash., April 14 — Silicon Mechanics, a leading provider of servers, storage and high-performance computing solutions to the world’s most innovative organizations today announced that it was recently named one of the Intel Corporation’s 2015 ISS Partner’s of the Year, specifically with Intel’s Channel Cares program. The ISS Partner of the Year award is given out each year at Read more…

LANL Powers Trinity and MarFS With Scality RING Storage

Apr 13, 2016 |

April 13 — Scality, the storage that powers digital business, today announced the production deployment of the Scality RING to power Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) Trinity supercomputer, projected to be one of the world’s fastest. Trinity, part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Program, is expected to be the Read more…

Promise Technology Debuts New Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Solution

Apr 13, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 13 — Today at the Open Server Summit, Promise Technology Inc., announced its new range of innovative hyper-converged systems for flexible, streamlined data center and IT operations: VSkyCube. Emerging in recent years as an extension of integrated infrastructure systems, as well as a unit of scaling for hyperscale data centers, hyper-converged infrastructures Read more…

Atos to Reveal Bull Sequana

Apr 12, 2016 |

PARIS, France, April 12 — Speaking before industry executives and researchers, in the presence of French Minister of Economy, Emmanuel Macron, Atos Chairman and CEO, Thierry Breton, will reveal today Bull sequana, the first exascale-class supercomputer offering a thousand times more performance than current petaflops-scale systems. Taking the compute performance to a whole new level, Read more…

Genomic Sequencing Aided by SDSC’s Comet Supercomputer

Apr 12, 2016 |

April 12 — The types of gene mutations that contribute to autism are more diverse than previously thought, report researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in the current issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics. The findings, created with the aid of the Comet supercomputer based at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) Read more…