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Application Readiness at the DOE, Part II: NERSC Preps for Cori

Apr 17, 2015 |

In our second video feature from the HPC User Forum panel, “The Who-What-When of Getting Applications Ready to Run On, And Across, Office of Science Next-Gen Leadership Computing Systems,” we learn more about the goals and challenges associated with getting science applications ready for the coming crop of Department of Energy (DOE) supercomputers, which in addition to being five-to-seven times faster than Read more…

Application Readiness at the DOE, Part I: Oak Ridge Advances Toward Summit

Apr 16, 2015 |

At the 56th HPC User Forum, hosted by IDC in Norfolk, Va., this week, three panelists from major government labs discussed how they are getting science applications ready for the coming crop of Department of Energy (DOE) supercomputers, which in addition to being five-to-seven times faster than today’s fastest big iron machines, constitute significant architectural changes. Titled “The Who-What-When of Getting Applications Ready to Read more…

HPC Comes Alive in Southern Africa

Apr 13, 2015 |

South Africa’s Kruger National Park was the perfect setting for the conservation-themed, Ninth Annual Center for High Performance Computing’s (CHPC) National Meeting titled “Towards an Energy-Efficient HPC System.” Additional meetings were co-located Dec. 1-5, 2014, including the Southern African Development Community (SADC) HPC Forum, HPC Advisory Council, and the Industrial HPC Advisory Forum. CHPC Director Read more…

Last But Not Least: Argonne’s $200 Million Supercomputing Award

Apr 9, 2015 |

A supercomputer named Aurora is on track to become the fastest system in the United States and possibly the world. Just a few hours ago, DOE Undersecretary Franklin “Lynn” Orr, announced that Intel Corp. and Cray Inc. had been selected to supply Argonne National Laboratory with a 180 petaflops system, Aurora, and a secondary system of about Read more…

Four Chinese Supercomputing Orgs Named on US Blacklist

Apr 8, 2015 |

HPCwire has uncovered that four Chinese organizations, including the National University of Defense Technology, which used US-manufactured parts to produce the current fastest supercomputer, Tianhe-2, were placed on the United States’ Entity List on February 18, 2015, meaning that found to be acting contrary to the interests of the US.

Short Takes

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Apr 23, 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. Seminar by Prof. Satoshi Matsuoka at #KAUST Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Apr 16, 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. "Cloud computing will experience steady growth and Read more…

Summit Puts 13 Code Projects Into Readiness Program

Apr 15, 2015 |

When the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Summit supercomputer powers up in 2018, it will provide the Department of Energy (DOE) research community with 150 to 300 peak petaflops of computational performance. To extract the highest benefit from this multi-million dollar machine that will be five to ten times the capability of the current fastest US Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Apr 9, 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. Total of $525 million announced by @Energy Read more…

Supercomputing Sheds Light on Party Polarization

Apr 7, 2015 |

What can supercomputers tell us about the way that government operates, or in some cases doesn’t operate? Quite a bit, actually. In a new feature piece on the Texas Advanced Computing Center website, science writer Makeda Easter shares how one TACC researcher is using the center’s Stampede supercomputer to analyze the link between federal spending priorities Read more…

Off the Wire

SGI Positioned by Gartner in Magic Quadrant for Modular Servers

May 8, 2015 |

May 8 — SGI, a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced today that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Niche Players” quadrant of the May 4, 2015 Magic Quadrant for Modular Servers. According to the inaugural report, “The Niche vendors in this Magic Quadrant are Read more…

Purdue to Build Supercomputer in One Day

May 6, 2015 |

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., May 6 — More than 100 staff members and volunteers will build Purdue University’s latest research supercomputer – expected to be one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers – in a fast and furious race with the clock Friday (May 8) that should have the machine running science computations by afternoon. The Read more…

Fujitsu Unveils New PRIMEQUEST and PRIMERGY Systems

May 6, 2015 |

May 6 — With the needs of modern financial and telecommunications companies, and big data processing in mind, Fujitsu today introduces the new FUJITSU Server PRIMEQUEST 2000 series second generation line up of high-end servers that offer oustanding x86 performance and memory expandability. Mission-critical functionalities help ensure business continuity, with uptime levels equivalent to those Read more…

NEC’s SX-ACE Vector Supercomputer Begins Operating at Osaka and Kyushu University

May 6, 2015 |

TOKYO, Japan, May 6 — NEC Corporation today announced that the SX-ACE vector supercomputers delivered to the Institute of Laser Engineering of Osaka University and the Research Institute for Applied Mechanics of Kyushu University have begun operating. SX-ACE (for a maximum of eight racks) The SX-ACE is highly suitable for scientific computing that requires super-high-speed Read more…

Supermicro Launches New Line of SuperServers

May 6, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 6 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing launches its new line of 4U 4-Way SuperServers powered by the new Intel Xeon processor E7-8800/4800 v3 product families featuring “Haswell-EX” 18-core processor performance. Supermicro’s new 4U quad processor systems support up to 6TB Read more…