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University of Minnesota Receives NSF Funding for Dedicated Campus Research Network

Aug 18, 2015 |

Aug. 18 — The University of Minnesota today announced the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded it $500,000 to build a dedicated research and computing network enabling researchers on its Twin Cities campus to more easily collaborate and innovate with research institutions around the world in their pursuit of new knowledge. The new network, called the Gopher Read more…

DMI Selects Cray Supercomputer to Power Weather Forecasts

Aug 18, 2015 |

SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 18 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced the Company has been awarded a $6 million contract to provide the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) with a Cray XC supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion 2000 storage system. DMI and a growing list of the world’s leading meteorological centers continue to run their complex, Read more…

Supermicro to Highlight Offerings at IDF 2015

Aug 18, 2015 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 18 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing highlights its end-to-end infrastructure solutions for Enterprise, Data Center and Cloud environments this week at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2015 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco , California. Supermicro solutions such as Read more…

Brocade Expands OEM Relationship With Lenovo

Aug 18, 2015 |

Aug. 18 — Brocade today announced it has expanded the company’s OEM relationship with Lenovo, one of the world’s largest technology companies that significantly increased its enterprise IT infrastructure offerings following the acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business in October 2014. Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel storage area networking (SAN) switches are now being sold globally Read more…

Making Sense of Cyberinfrastructure

Aug 17, 2015 |

Cyberinfrastructure. If there’s one word that’s likely to create confusion both within the scientific research community and among the public at large, this may be it. Yet the concept of cyberinfrastructure is at the very core of the nation’s top scientific research priorities, and the National Science Foundation is firmly committed to continuing to make cyberinfrastructure resources available to researchers across the nation.

Joseph Sawasky Selected as Merit President and CEO

Aug 17, 2015 |

Aug. 17 — Joseph Sawasky, currently Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President, Computing and Information Technology at Wayne State University, has been selected as the President and CEO of Merit Network, Inc. Prior to joining Wayne State, Mr. Sawasky was the Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Information Technology for the University Read more…

HPC User Forum Panel will Dig into NSCI’s Promise and Peril

Aug 17, 2015 |

What’s next for the National Strategic Computing Initiative? The HPC User Forum will start the process of answering that question by presenting the first public panel of speakers from NSCI lead agencies at its September meeting in Denver. Budgets, technology goals, industry collaboration, governance are all likely to be fair game at this meeting of Read more…

Asetek Receives Order for RackCDU Liquid Cooling System From New OEM Customer

Aug 17, 2015 |

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 17 — Asetek announced today that it has received a purchase order for its RackCDU data center liquid cooling system placed by FORMAT Sp. Ltd, an IT solutions provider located in Poland. Building on the success of previous smaller orders, FORMAT has ordered 6 RackCDU with cooling loops for a total of 471 Read more…

CIARA Reveals Benchmark Results for ORION HF Servers

Aug 17, 2015 |

Aug. 17 — CIARA, a leading provider of enterprise servers and storage, announced today that its ORION HF servers (HF320-G3 and HF620-G3) achieved a remarkable eighteen (18) SPEC CPU 2006 (Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation) benchmark records. This world-renowned industry-standard benchmark suite that was established by actual end-user applications, rigorously stresses the system’s CPU, memory architecture Read more…

SDSC Researcher Awarded $1.4 Million NIH Structural Bioinformatics Grant

Aug 17, 2015 |

Aug. 17 — A bioinformatics researcher at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, has been awarded a three-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant worth almost $1.4 million to make biological structures more widely available to scientists, educators, and students. The NIH award, as part of the agency’s Read more…

SDSC Names Ilkay Altintas Chief Data Science Officer

Aug 14, 2015 |

Aug. 14 — Ilkay Altintas has been appointed Chief Data Science Officer of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, effective immediately. Altintas, who joined SDSC in 2001, will lead the strategic coordination of all computational data science activities at SDSC while overseeing application-based solutions and their related technologies. Read more…

SC15’s Visualization and Data Analytics Showcase Program Deadline Extended

Aug 14, 2015 |

Aug. 14 — SC15’s Visualization and Data Analytics Showcase Program provides a forum for the year’s most instrumental movies in HPC.  Six finalists will compete for the Best Visualization Award, and each finalist will present his or her movie during a dedicated session at SC15 in a 15-minute presentation. Movies are judged based on how Read more…

SGI CEO Discusses National Strategic Computing Initiative

Aug 14, 2015 |

Aug. 14 — I wanted to share with you some extremely exciting news that relates to our industry and our country’s competitiveness. On July 29, President Obama signed an Executive Order creating a new National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI), with the goal of maximizing the benefits of HPC for the United States. This announcement outlines a concerted Read more…

PRACE Issues Call for Proposals for DECI-13

Aug 14, 2015 |

Aug. 14 — DECI provides cross-national access to European Tier-1 HPC resources (national systems). Access will be awarded for a period of 12 months, beginning January 18, 2016. Resources are available on the following architectures: Cray XC30/Cray XC40, IBM Blue Gene/Q, Intel clusters (various processor and memory configurations) and hybrid systems (clusters with GPGPU accelerators or Xeon Phi Co-processors) made available from Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, UK. Applicants need Read more…

Tianhe-1A Shuts Down After Deadly Double Blast

Aug 13, 2015 |

Citing safety and security concerns following an industrial accident that killed more than 50 people and injured hundreds more in northeast China on Wednesday night, officials have shut down Tianhe-1A, the supercomputer that heralded China’s rise into the elite fold of supercomputing in 2010. The machine is housed inside the National Supercomputing Center of Tianjin, on the Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Aug 13, 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. Getting Cray, power supply for Read more…

Colfax Announces Free Online Training in Parallel Programming and Optimization for Intel Architecture

Aug 13, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 13 – Colfax International, a leading provider of High Performance Computing solutions, today announced free online workshops on parallel programming and optimization for Intel architecture, including Intel Xeon processors and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. The Hands-on Workshop (HOW) series will introduce best practices to researchers and developers to efficiently extract maximum performance out of Read more…

Tianhe-1A Shut Down After Nearby Explosion

Aug 13, 2015 |

Editor’s note: Updated coverage is available here. BEIJING, Aug. 13 — China has shut down supercomputer Tianhe-1A due to a deadly explosion that took place in the port city of Tianjin on Wednesday night. Tianhe-1A is housed at the National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin, about 75 miles southeast of Beijing. The building sustained broken windows and collapsed ceilings when a violent Read more…

TACC Software Helps Researchers Visualize Science With Greater Fidelity

Aug 13, 2015 |

Aug. 13 — When scientists run experiments–whether physically smashing atoms at the Large Hadron Collider or virtually simulating future weather–the output is often a huge set of numbers incomprehensible to the ordinary human brain. To tame the data and put it into a form that our minds can understand, researchers use scientific visualization. In its Read more…

Lenovo Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Aug 13, 2015 |

Aug. 13 — Lenovo Group has announced results for its first fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2015. Quarterly revenue was US$10.7 billion, a three percent increase year-over-year. First quarter pre-tax income decreased 80 percent year-over-year to US$52 million. Net income declined 51 percent year-over-year to US$105 million. Lenovo saw severe challenges in its main markets. Read more…

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