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TOP500 and Green500 Merge

May 6, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, BERKELEY, Calif., and BLACKSBURG, Va., May 6 — The ISC Group, promoter of the TOP500 list, is pleased to announce that the Green500 will be integrated with the TOP500 project as of today, hence streamlining all future submissions to be based on joint power submission rules. The integration follows nearly a decade of collaboration and several Read more…

Blue Waters Supercomputer Assists With Bacteria Research

May 6, 2016 |

May 6 — There are many ways that bacteria can develop antibiotic resistance—through acquiring resistance from another bacterium, or through the function of protein complexes known as efflux pump that expel antibiotics out of the bacterial cell. These protein structures are extremely small—if the period at the end of this sentence is one millimeter, then Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

May 5, 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. Phenomenal evening with @hms_rc @fasrc and @MichaelDell We truly appreciate our amazing partnership!#HPC #storage pic.twitter.com/Reg5ERvdmk — James Read more…

Intel Weighs In on NSCI

May 5, 2016 |

For the last 60 years, high-performance computing (HPC) has been instrumental in chipping away at the world’s toughest challenges such as disease control, climate research, and energy efficiency. Organizations in many industries, including oil and gas, financial services, pharmaceutical, and life sciences, as well as in academia and government, have drawn on this technology to Read more…

Chameleon: Why Computer Scientists Need a Cloud of Their Own

May 5, 2016 |

Chameleon, the NSF-funded cloud testbed co-located at the University of Chicago and the Texas Advanced Computing Center, has been operating less than one year, but has already contributed to innovative research in the areas of HPC containerization, exascale operating systems and cybersecurity to name a few. To get perspective on this purpose-built testbed and the research it Read more…

ACM Honors Ron Perrott with Distinguished Service Award

May 4, 2016 |

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) announced today that Ron Perrott, a long-time advocate of international HPC collaboration and an important figure in defining the United Kingdom’s and Europe’s HPC strategy was awarded the ACM Distinguished Service Award. While much of Perrott’s career was spent behind the scenes in coordinating roles, he was also present Read more…

New Supercomputing Cluster at UC Merced to Expand Campus Capabilities

May 3, 2016 |

May 3 — A proposal to conduct high-performance computing across science and engineering disciplines has won UC Merced and Professor Christine Isborn a research computing cluster that will be used for a variety of projects across campus. Each year, Silicon Mechanics, a Washington-based provider of servers, storage and high-performance computing technologies, gives two such grants to campuses, nonprofits Read more…

China Sets Ambitious Goal to Reach Exascale by 2020

May 2, 2016 |

At the 12th HPC Connections Workshop in Wuhan, China, Beihang University Professor Depei Qian disclosed new information regarding HPC development in China and exascale plans that are shaping up under China’s 13th five-year plan (2016-2020). Since 1996 Professor Professor Qian has served on the expert committee for the National High-tech Research & Development Program (the 863 Read more…

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.