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PRACE Announces Summer of HPC 2015 Award Winners

Dec 16, 2015 |

Dec. 16 — On December 15, 2015, the SoHPC awards ceremony took place at the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC), Spain where Dr. Oriol Pineda, PRACE Member of the Board of Directors,  presented awards to Alberto García García from Spain and to Simos Kazantzidis from Greece. PRACE HPC Ambassador Award Alberto excelled in composing well-written blog posts that achieved a huge reach on a variety of Read more…

Inside the Fire: TACC Image of Rapidly Spinning Star

Dec 11, 2015 |

A computer generated image of visualized variables from a star simulation dataset generated with Anelastic Spherical Harmonic code on the Ranger supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the Univeristy of Texas at Austin. This simulated star is similar to our sun in mass and composition but spinning five times faster. Stars like the Read more…

Contrary View: CPUs Sometimes Best for Big Data Visualization

Dec 1, 2015 |

Contrary to conventional thinking, GPUs are often not the best vehicles for big data visualization. In this commentary, I discuss several key technical reasons why a CPU-based “Software Defined Visualization” approach can deliver a more flexible, performant, scalable, cost effective, and power efficient solution to big data visualization than a conventional GPU-based approach. An example Read more…

Big Data Reveals Glorious Animation of Antarctic Bottom Water

Nov 30, 2015 |

A remarkably detailed animation of the movement of the densest and coldest water in the world around Antarctica has been produced using data generated on Australia’s most powerful supercomputer, Raijin. Chief Investigator, Dr. Andy Hogg, from the ANU hub of ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science worked with the National Computational Infrastructure’s VizLab Read more…

NSF-Funded CADENS Project Seeking Data and Visualizations

Nov 24, 2015 |

The NSF-funded Centrality of Advanced Digitally ENabled Science (CADENS) project is looking for scientific data to visualize or existing data visualizations to weave into larger documentary narratives in a series of fulldome digital films and TV programs aimed at broad public audiences. Visualizations of your work could reach millions of people, amplifying its greater societal Read more…

Kitware and Intel Collaborate

Nov 12, 2015 |

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., Nov. 12 — With SC15 rapidly approaching, Kitware is pleased to announce its collaboration with Intel to integrate two open-source rendering libraries into the Visualization Toolkit (VTK) and ParaView: OpenSWR to rasterize images and OSPRay to ray trace images. The integration will make OpenSWR and OSPRay more accessible to VTK and ParaView users, amplifying their capacity to interactively visualize Big Data on Read more…

Mira is First Supercomputer to Simulate Large Hadron Collider Experiments

Nov 4, 2015 |

Argonne physicists are using Mira to perform simulations of Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments with a leadership-class supercomputer for the first time, shedding light on a path forward for interpreting future LHC data. Researchers at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) helped the team optimize their code for the supercomputer, which has enabled them to Read more…

Rogue Wave Software Releases CodeDynamics

Oct 27, 2015 |

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Oct. 27 — Rogue Wave Software today introduced the next generation of dynamic analysis for data-intensive commercial applications with their release of CodeDynamics. CodeDynamics expands the reach of multithreaded debugging from the high performance computing (HPC) environment into the commercial market. Built on the proven, time-tested, and scalable debugger engine in TotalView for HPC, CodeDynamics brings parallel, Read more…

ESnet Releases Software for Building Interactive Network Portals

Oct 5, 2015 |

When ESnet, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Sciences Network, unveiled its online interactive network portal called MyESnet in July of 2011, the reaction was strongly positive – other research and education networks liked it so much, they wanted the code to create their own portals. After four years of development and refinement, they will Read more…

Exploring Large Data for Scientific Discovery

Aug 27, 2015 |

A curse of dealing with mounds of data so massive that they require special tools, said computer scientist Valerio Pascucci, is if you look for something, you will probably find it, thus injecting bias into the analysis.

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…

XSEDE15 to Offer Wide Range of Tutorials

Jun 22, 2015 |

June 22 — The XSEDE15 conference—to be held July 26-30 in St. Louis—will provide a full day of hands-on tutorials, spanning topics from secure coding practices and CUDA programming to scientific visualization and “supercomputing in plain English.” Participation in the tutorials is just $125 when you register by June 25—just $80 for students. Conference registration Read more…

A Road to Practical Extreme Scale CFD?

Jun 5, 2015 |

A CFD code used for combustion simulation just reached a major scalability milestone, thanks to the work of Intelligent Light and partners at Georgia Tech and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The AVF-Leslie combustion simulation code (a derivative of Georgia Tech’s Leslie3D solver code) harnessed 64,000 cores on supercomputers at the Department of Energy’s National Energy Read more…

XSEDE15 to Include Visualization Showcase

May 22, 2015 |

May 22 — XSEDE15 is proud to announce the conference—to be held July 26-30 in St. Louis—will now include a day-long visualization showcase. This will allow attendees to view the visualizations at their convenience, while still giving the presenters an opportunity to interact with attendees during the reception. The deadline for submissions is May 31. The Read more…

EIA Launches Redesigned International Energy Portal

May 18, 2015 |

May 18, 2015 – Today, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) launched a redesigned International Energy Portal to improve access to international energy data and trends in global energy markets. You can view the portal at: http://www.eia.gov/beta/international/ “With most of the future growth in energy consumption expected to occur outside of the United States and Read more…

Penguin Computing Announces Availability of Scyld Cloud Workstation

Mar 18, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, California, March 18 — Penguin Computing, provider of high performance computing, enterprise data center and cloud solutions, today announced availability of a unique remote 3D visualization capability featuring graphics accelerated, client-less remote supercomputing through a standard Wi-Fi connection and browser. “Penguin Computing worked with software developer Colorado Code Craft to create the most compelling Read more…

Visualization Software Makes Leap from Science to Industry

Feb 24, 2015 |

For three years now, CFD software specialist Intelligent Light has been working to bring the open source visualization program VisIt into its family of industrial grade software products. Designed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists to visualize data coming off Department of Energy (DOE) supercomputers, VisIt scales well and is well-suited for in situ processing. Read more…

The Milwaukee Institute Partners with NCSA

Feb 5, 2015 |

MILWAUKEE, Wis., Feb. 5 — The Milwaukee Institute announced today its partnership with NCSA, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications through the NCSA Private Sector Program located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This strategic partnership offers a variety of computational resources to the Milwaukee Institute to better serve scientific and engineering projects for clients Read more…

Baidu Supercomputer Tops Google in Image Recogition

Jan 20, 2015 |

In an effort to oust Google from its the top spot in image recognition, Baidu, Inc. has dedicated a supercomputer to what it claims to be the world’s most accurate computer vision system. Using the ImageNet object classification benchmark, the Chinese search engine company claims that their system managed a 5.98 percent error rate, which Read more…

SURFsara Recognized as NVIDIA CUDA Research Center

Dec 4, 2014 |

Dec. 4 — NVIDIA, the world leader in the field of computer graphics technology, has recognized SURFsara as a CUDA Research Center. SURFsara was recognized for its advanced research and expertise in the field of HPC technology and visualization using Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). SURFsara offers amenities like the ‘Elvis’ cluster for remote visualization, the national ‘LISA’ cluster for Read more…