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HZDR Researchers Use Titan to Simulate Tumor Targeting

Jan 26, 2016 |

Efforts to attack tumors with a wide variety of particles – protons and various ions, for example – has a long history. The benefit is these particles typically damage only the target tissue and not surrounding tissue. Unfortunately, these beams come from bulky particle accelerators, which make the treatment cost prohibitive for many patients. An Read more…

Nagaoka University of Technology Selects SGI to Deliver Advanced Information Processing for Students and Researchers

Jan 26, 2016 |

MILPITAS, Calif. and TOKYO, Japan, Jan. 26 — SGI Japan, Ltd. part of Silicon Graphics International Corp., SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced that the Administrative Organization of the National University Corporation, Nagaoka University of Technology in Nagaoka, Japan has selected the SGI UV 300, SGI UV 30EX and SGI Rackable servers Read more…

SGI’s HPC GM Gabriel Broner on 2016 Trends

Jan 25, 2016 |

Roughly six months ago SGI reorganized into three business units – traditional HPC; high performance data analytics (HPDA); and SGI services – each with a general manager at the head. Gabriel Broner, then vice president of software innovation, became general manager for the HPC unit. Broner is a familiar voice in the HPC community. He Read more…

Cray Signs $36M Contract to Upgrade Systems at ECMWF

Jan 25, 2016 |

SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 25 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced the Company has signed a $36 million contract to upgrade and expand the Cray XC supercomputers and Cray Sonexion storage system at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). When the project is completed, the enhanced systems will allow the world-class numerical weather prediction and research Read more…

SDSC’s Comet Aids in Discovery of New Organometallic Compounds

Jan 25, 2016 |

Jan. 25 — Selective oxidation plays a key role in the production of compounds widely used throughout the chemical industry.  Now, according to a new study using advanced computational resources including the Cometsupercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego, these materials and other compounds, such as those used to make polyester resins, Read more…

AppliedMicro Selected as Server Provider for UniServer Project

Jan 25, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 25 — Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq: AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, today announced that the company’s innovative X-Gene Server-on-a-Chip solution is the exclusive server platform that will be used to develop UniServer, a universal system architecture and software ecosystem for servers. The UniServer technology will be ported on Read more…

Adaptive Computing Achieves Record High Throughput in Collaboration With Supermicro

Jan 22, 2016 |

PROVO, Utah., Jan. 22 — Adaptive Computing, provider of award-winning workload and resource orchestration software, announces it has set a new record in High Throughput Computing (HTC) in collaboration with Supermicro, a leader in high-performance green computing solutions. Supermicro SuperServers, custom optimized for Nitro, the new high throughput resource manager from Adaptive Computing, were able to Read more…

Bright Computing Releases Version 7.2 of Bright Cluster Manager Software Solutions

Jan 22, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 22 — Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, announces the release of Version 7.2 of its industry-leading Bright Cluster Manager software solutions, including Bright Cluster Manager for HPC, Bright Cluster Manager for Big Data, and Bright OpenStack. The updates incorporate a wide range of new features, improvements to existing features, Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jan 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. Lonestar 5 full production launched this wk, a 30k core, 1.2 PF @cray_inc XC40 customized @TACC for Read more…

MSU Computer Simulations May Help States Predict Flooding

Jan 21, 2016 |

STARKVILLE, Miss., Jan. 21 — As southern states experience record rainfall during the winter season, spillways and levee systems in southern Mississippi and Louisiana are acting as defense systems to prevent the Mississippi river from overflowing its banks. When the Mississippi Valley rains propel the river to its peak levels, the question remains, “How much Read more…

Digital Dinosaurs Put Bite-Sized Supercomputer Through its Paces

Jan 21, 2016 |

Jan. 21 — A mini supercomputer that powers virtual dinosaur races has been developed to show how the world’s most powerful computers work. The compact machine – called Wee ARCHIE – takes its name from the £43m ARCHER supercomputer at the University of Edinburgh’s Advanced Computing Facility. Wee ARCHIE replicates in miniature high performance computing techniques to Read more…

China Mobilizes HPC in Pursuit of Drug Discovery Says New Paper

Jan 20, 2016 |

Drug discovery and development is notoriously difficult despite the plethora of advanced experimental and computational technologies being put to task. Surging dataset sizes, poorly understood biological mechanisms of action, computational workflows bedeviled by mixes of large and small files are all part of the challenge. Increasingly HPC is playing an important role to relieve the Read more…

Slots Still Available in Blue Waters and XSEDE-sponsored HPC Programs

Jan 20, 2016 |

The Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship Program at the National Center For Supercomputer Applications (NCSA) and the International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences sponsored by Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) still have openings for their respective programs although the deadlines are approaching. The Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship Program lets graduate students Read more…

Bright Computing and Do IT Systems Announce Partnership

Jan 20, 2016 |

Jan. 20 — Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, today announced that Italy-based Do IT Systems has signed up to the Bright Partner Programme. Do IT Systems draws on many years of experience in the industrial high performance computing market, collaborating with hardware vendors, resellers and end users to provide innovative HPC Read more…

TACC’s Lonestar 5 Supercomputer Now in Full Production

Jan 20, 2016 |

Jan. 20 — The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) today announced that the Lonestar 5 supercomputer is in full production and is ready to contribute to advancing science across the state of Texas. Managed by TACC, the center’s second petaflop system is primed to be a Read more…

Supercomputing Frontiers to Coincide With Grand Opening of New Singapore National Supercomputing Centre

Jan 20, 2016 |

Jan. 20 — You are cordially invited to contribute as an author or participant in “Supercomputing Frontiers 2016” in Singapore on March 15-18. The conference will also host the inaugural event of grand opening of the new Singapore National Supercomputing Centre. During the event you will learn more about the new 1 Petaflop supercomputer and Read more…

Handicapping IBM/OpenPOWER’s Odds for Success

Jan 19, 2016 |

2016 promises to be pivotal in the IBM/OpenPOWER effort to claim a non-trivial chunk of the Intel-dominated high-end server landscape. Big Blue’s stated goal of 20-to-30 percent market share is huge. Intel currently enjoys 90-plus percent share and has seemed virtually unassailable. In an ironic twist of the old mantra ‘no one ever got fired Read more…

ORNL Utilizing Allinea MAP

Jan 19, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 19 — Allinea Software today announced that Oak Ridge National Laboratory has deployed its code performance profiler Allinea MAP in strength on the Titan supercomputer. The tool adds to their existing adoption of the scalable debugger, Allinea DDT. The Titan system is the world’s fastest supercomputer for open science – with a peak performance of 27-PetaFLOPS Read more…

Edison Supercomputer Assists Members of SNfactory

Jan 15, 2016 |

Jan. 15 — Less than 20 years ago the world learned that the universe is expanding ever faster, propelled by dark energy. The discovery was made possible by Type Ia supernovae; extraordinarily bright and remarkably similar in brightness, they serve as “standard candles” essential for probing the universe’s history. In fact, Type Ia supernovae are Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jan 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. First time seeing NERSC's Cori Phase I (12 cabinets of XC40) in person. She's looking good! pic.twitter.com/z5urBdOX8C Read more…