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SC13 Research Highlight: Petascale DNS of Turbulent Channel Flow

Nov 15, 2013 |

Whether a car on the highway, a plane flying through the air, or a ship in the ocean, all of these transport systems move through fluids. And in nearly all cases, the fluid flowing around these vehicles will be turbulent. With over 20% of global energy consumption expended on transportation, the large fraction of the Read more…

Saddling Phi for TACC’s Stampede

May 17, 2013 |

The Xeon Phi coprocessor might be the new kid on the high performance block, but out of all first-rate kickers of the Intel tires, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) got the first real jab with its new top ten Stampede system.We talk with the center’s Karl Schultz about the challenges of programming for Phi–but more specifically, the optimization…

The Week in HPC Research

Feb 14, 2013 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/research_globe_150x.jpg” alt=”" width=”95″ height=”89″ />The top research stories of the week have been hand-selected from major science centers, prominent journals and leading conference proceedings. Here’s another diverse set of items, including whole brain simulation; a look at High Performance Linpack; the coming GPGPU cloud paradigm; heterogenous GPU programming; and a comparison of accelerator-based servers.

AMD Hatches FLOP-Monster GPU Card

Nov 12, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/FirePro_S10000_Angle_black_180.jpg” alt=”" width=”98″ height=”85″ />AMD is launching its most powerful graphics card yet: the dual-GPU FirePro S10000 promises 5.91 teraflops of peak single precision and 1.48 teraflops of peak double precision floating point performance. And with AMD’s “Graphics Core Next” (GCN) architecture under the hood, the S10000 can deliver compute and graphics processing simultaneously.

NASA Builds Supercomputing Lab for Earth Scientists

Jul 25, 2012 |

<a href=”http://www.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/2012-07-25/nasa_builds_supercomputing_lab_for_earth_scientists.html” target=”_blank”><img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/NEX_logo.jpg” alt=”" width=”96″ height=”96″ /></a>This week, NASA announced it would soon be launching a new HPC and data facility that will give Earth scientists access to four decades of satellite imagery and other datasets. Known as the NASA Earth Exchange (NEX), the facility is being promoted as a “virtual laboratory” for researchers interested in applying supercomputing resources to studying areas like climate change, soil and vegetation patterns, and other environmental topics.

Short Takes

Titan Gets A Little Help

Nov 18, 2013 |

With the announcement of the 42nd TOP500 list at SC13 in Denver today, Titan, the 17.6 petaflop (Rmax) Cray XK7 system installed at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory, held onto its number-two spot for another year, but in this era of big data, even the largest supercomputer in the United States Read more…

Why We Remember Some Visualizations and Forget Others

Nov 1, 2013 |

Researchers from Harvard and MIT have teamed up to address an important question: what makes a data visualization memorable? The conventional opinion is that it’s easy to identify “bad” data visualization: tacky renderings with too much text, excessive ornamentation, distracting colors, and kitschy clip art. Top twelve most memorable visualizations from the experiment (Image courtesy Read more…

GPU Database Speeds Big Data Visualization

Oct 21, 2013 |

Creating visualizations of enormous datasets used to be a strictly HPC endeavor, but that’s starting to change. A new massively parallel database, called MapD, developed by MIT researchers Todd Mostak and Samuel Madden, uses off-the-shelf GPUs to crunch complex spatial and GIS data in real time. The approach is significantly faster than conventional CPU-based systems. Read more…

LSU Launches Interactive Supercomputer

Sep 10, 2013 |

Researchers at Louisiana State University’s Center for Computation & Technology have deployed an interaction-oriented compute cluster, named Melete after the Greek muse of practice.

Preparing for Solar Storms

Aug 26, 2013 |

It may not be possible to prevent devastating space-weather events like solar storms from reaching the earth’s surface, but with enough warning, we can prepare for them. Scientists believe that mapping the earth’s magnetosphere – the magnetic shield that stops most but not all of these storms – is the first step.

Off the Wire

ArrayFire v2.0 Released

Dec 17, 2013 |

ATLANTA, Ga. Dec. 17 — Today we announce the release of ArrayFire v2.0, adding full commercial support for OpenCL devices including all AMD APUs and AMD FirePro graphics, Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, CUDA GPUs from NVIDIA, and other OpenCL devices from Imagination, Freescale, ARM, Altera, and Apple. A complete list ArrayFire v2.0 updates and new Read more…

Bull Receives Honors in HPCwire Readers’ and Editor’s Choice Awards

Nov 19, 2013 |

DENVER, Colo., Nov. 19 — Bull announced today that it has received top honors in the 2013 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards. HPCwire announced the winners at the start of the Opening Reception at the 2013 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC13), in Denver, Colorado. A complete list of Read more…

TACC to Deploy Maverick for Visualization and Data Analysis

Nov 18, 2013 |

The Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, along with technology partners HP and NVIDIA, today announced that they will deploy Maverick in January 2014, a unique, powerful, high performance visualization and data analytics resource for the open science and engineering community. “Maverick will be deployed for open science research Read more…

Altair Announces Availability of Display Manager

Nov 18, 2013 |

DENVER, Nov. 18 – Altair today announced the general availability of Display Manager, a web-based environment for remote visualization of very big data arising from large high-performance computing (HPC) simulations. This product is designed for extreme performance even in networks with challenging latencies, and enables access to graphically intensive applications through a simple web browser. “Display Manager eliminates the Read more…

SysFera-DS Version 4.0 for HPC Management Released

Nov 18, 2013 |

DENVER, Colo., Nov. 18 – SysFera has announced version 4.0 of its SysFera-DS software solution that further simplifies high performance computing (HPC) infrastructure management and remote application usage. SysFera-DS is an innovative software solution for federating and managing hybrid HPC environments, from clusters to clouds. This latest version adds an improved remote-visualization module and extended support for Read more…