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Allocation Proposals for Time on Blue Waters Due April 4

Jan 6, 2016 |

Jan. 6 — At least 80 percent of the capacity of Blue Waters—about 150 million node-hours each year—is available to scientists and engineers across the country through the National Science Foundation’s Petascale Computing Resource Allocation program. The next proposal due date is Apr. 4, 2016. General Information Program Title: Petascale Computing Resource Allocations (PRAC) Synopsis of Program: In Read more…

Gordon Supercomputer Used to Test Compounds for Uncoupler Activities

Jan 5, 2016 |

Jan. 5 — Antibiotic resistance has been called one of the world’s most pressing health problems, with some studies suggesting that, absent major improvements in drug discovery, by 2050 more individuals will die from drug-resistant bacterial infections than cancer. To help stem this nightmare scenario, a team of researchers – with the aid of the Gordon supercomputer at the Read more…

Cray’s Barry Bolding on 2016 Trends Including Big Data and the HPC Productivity Imperative

Jan 4, 2016 |

Cray doesn’t do Top500 press releases says Barry Bolding, Cray SVP and Chief Strategy Officer. Not a bad strategy when you don’t have to: five Crays are in the Top Ten of the latest Top500 list (Nov. 2015) including the two newest machines (Trinity (DOE) and Hazel-Hen (HLRS)). Media coverage and market notice are inevitable. Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Dec 17, 2015 |

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. Coolest booth at #AGU15? Definitely @NASA. @NASA_Supercomp #HPC pic.twitter.com/vZbbDiaSXR — Addison Snell (@addisonsnell) December 16, 2015 Converge Read more…

Exxact GPU Cluster Ranked in the TOP500 List of World’s Most Powerful Supercomputers

Dec 17, 2015 |

Dec. 17 — At the 2015 Supercomputing Conference in Austin, Texas, leading HPC and visualization provider Exxact Corporation announced its first ever ranking in the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Codenamed the Yoda, the Exxact developed supercomputer placed No. 227 on the list featuring 7,920 cores, a Rmax value of 417.0 teraflops, Read more…

SC15 Video: Intersect360 Research’s Addison Snell on TOP500 Trends, Accelerated Computing and Moore’s Law

Dec 15, 2015 |

Among the smorgasbord of BoFs, plenary sessions, benchmarking results and vendor news that came out of SC15 last month, a few topics stand out as being particularly noteworthy, including China’s increased TOP500 share, the rise in accelerated computing and the fledgling OpenHPC project. HPCwire Senior Editor Tiffany Trader sat down with Intersect360 Research CEO Addison Snell Read more…

IDT and CERN Engineer Low-Latency Platform to Speed and Improve Analytics at Large Hadron Collider

Dec 15, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 15 — Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) (NASDAQ: IDTI) announced today that it has developed with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) a low-latency platform to speed and improve the management of analytics at the organization’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and data center. Developed at IDT’s Open HPAC Lab and built upon the company’s Read more…

GPU-Accelerated Deep Neural Nets Look for Cures that Already Exist

Dec 11, 2015 |

Discovering cures for cancer, for Alzheimer’s, for multiple sclerosis, for Parkinson’s, for the halting and reversing of aging itself, may not require the development of new drugs. It may mean discovering properties and therapies in drugs already developed and used for other diseases. That’s the principle driving bioinformatics start-up Insilico Medicine, a Baltimore-based company utilizing Read more…

CUG 2016 Issues Call for Papers

Dec 11, 2015 |

Dec. 11 — Now in its 38th year, the Cray User Group (CUG) facilitates collaboration and information exchange across the high-performance computing (HPC) community. You and your colleagues from CUG sites around the world hold the key to sustaining this conference as a valuable source of information and technical interchange. Please consider presenting at the Read more…

Ace Computers Caps 2015 With Two Major Custom HPC Orders

Dec 11, 2015 |

CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 11 — Ace Computers, acknowledged as a premier build of custom HPC clusters, is capping off a banner year with two major cluster orders—for the U.S. Dept. of Defense, and a world-leading computational physics analysis company. Ace Computers Vice President Marc Fertik coordinated the DOD order for a trailblazing 400-core triple-head node cluster. Each Read more…

Weizmann Institute of Science Selects vSMP Foundation

Dec 10, 2015 |

FORT LEE, N.J., Dec. 10 — ScaleMP, a leading provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, has announced that Weizmann Institute of Science has chosen vSMP Foundation. vSMP Foundation delivers an effective alternative to proprietary, costly symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) systems, aggregating the power of multiple commodity x86 servers into one larger virtual SMP. “I am looking forward Read more…

Computational Hydraulics Lab Acquires New Cluster

Dec 10, 2015 |

Dec. 10 — Just over 10 years ago, the United States experienced one of the most damaging hurricanes in U.S. history, Hurricane Katrina. Katrina claimed 1,833 lives, cost over $100 billion in damages and displaced over 400,000 people living in and around New Orleans and the Mississippi Golf Coast. More recently, Hurricane Sandy tore along Read more…

Micropoint Joins Bright Partner Programme

Dec 9, 2015 |

Dec. 9 — Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, today announced that India-based Micropoint has signed up to its partner programme. With regional offices across India, Micropoint helps organisations implement infrastructure solutions, comprising HPC clusters (both CPU only and hybrid), cloud based solutions, networking products, high speed interconnects for HPC clusters, Read more…

Titan Helps Researchers Explore Explosive Star Scenarios

Dec 8, 2015 |

A team led by Michael Zingale of Stony Brook University is exploring the physics of Type Ia supernovas using the Titan supercomputer at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Titan is the flagship machine of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility located at Read more…

SC15 Video: IBM’s Dave Turek on Big Data, CORAL, and HPC’s Evolution

Dec 8, 2015 |

Accelerated computing certainly dominated the IBM message at SC15 but there were many sub-themes in Austin. Big data, the beneficial impact of software frameworks (think Apache Spark), workflow optimization, and a growing role for cloud in HPC delivery were all in the mix. HPCwire managing editor John Russell sat down with Dave Turek, IBM VP Read more…

GCS Awards 1358 Million Computing Core Hours to National Scientific Large-Scale Projects

Dec 8, 2015 |

Dec. 8 — The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) announced today that with the 14th Call for Large-Scale Projects it achieved new All-Time Highs in various categories: 1358 million awarded core hours of compute time mark the largest amount of compute hours ever assigned within the framework of a GCS Large-Scale Call. The granted computing Read more…

IBM Awarded IARPA Grant to Advance Research Towards a Universal Quantum Computer

Dec 8, 2015 |

Dec. 8 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) program has notified IBM that it will award its scientists a major multi-year research grant to advance the building blocks for a universal quantum computer. A universal quantum computer uses quantum mechanics to process massive amounts of data and Read more…

Research and Markets Adds Global Datacenter Server Market Report to Offering

Dec 8, 2015 |

DUBLIN, Ireland, Dec. 8 — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Data Center Server Market 2015-2019” report to their offering. The global data center server market to grow at a CAGR of 5.73% over the period 2015-2019. Global Data Center Server Market 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from Read more…

First Indian Student Supercomputing Challenge Coming this June

Dec 7, 2015 |

During June 1-4, 2016, the first ever Indian Student Supercomputing Challenge (ISSC) will take place in Mumbai, India, in tandem with the inaugural distributed & embedded-High Performance Computing (de-HPC) symposium. ISSC is being organized by the academic partners Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay and industry partners Syncthreads Computing with the official support of the Read more…

Sequoia Supercomputer Enables Gordon Bell Prize-Winning Simulation on Earth’s Mantle

Dec 7, 2015 |

Dec. 7 — The full power of Lawrence Llivermore’s Sequoia supercomputer played a key role in the Earth mantle convection simulation by a University of Texas-led team that won the 2015 Gordon Bell Prize, announced at this year’s Supercomputing Conference (SC15). The team’s peak performance results were achieved on the full Sequoia system last summer, and the Read more…