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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.

Big Data Rains Down on Seattle

Oct 20, 2011 |

At SC11 in Seattle, the stage is set for data-intensive computing to steal the show. This year’s theme correlates directly to the “big data” trend that is reshaping enterprise and scientific computing. We give an insider’s view of some of the top sessions for the big data crowd and a broader sense of how this year’s conference is shaping up overall.

Nautilus Harnessed for Humanities Research, Future Prediction

Sep 9, 2011 |

The power of the large shared memory machine, Nautilus has been captured to aid in a research endeavor that uses deep analytics to develop connections between the tone and location of news and the course of future events. We talked to the project’s lead, Kalev H. Leetaru about big data analytics at the global scale–and how shared memory systems enable new possibilities for researchers.

SGI Folds In CFD Business

Aug 16, 2011 |

If you are a user of computational fluid dynamics and thought the CFD world begins with ANSYS Fluent and ends with CEI EnSight, that could soon change. SGI has acquired OpenCFD Ltd, a UK-based company that offers an open source CFD package with the name of OpenFOAM. The idea is to bring CFD software to a much wider audience while generating extra revenue with value-added products and services.

Short Takes

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.

Releasing the Kraken on Protoplanetary Disks

Apr 2, 2013 |

The large-scale classical physics problems that remain unsolved must for the most part be run in parallel by high-performance machines like the Kraken supercomputer. Literally millions of variables culled from billions of particles combine to make this type of research unreasonable for ordinary computational physics.

Computer Simulations Shed Light on Cancer Prevention

Nov 7, 2012 |

NYU researchers use TACC and XSEDE supercomputers to model the effect of carcinogenic compounds on DNA.

NVIDIA’s Supercomputing Kepler GPU Lands In Workstations

Aug 9, 2012 |

Anyone for a 5-teraflop personal computer?

Off the Wire

NCSA-Led Project Receives $1.5M from NSF

Nov 12, 2014 |

Nov. 12 — The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $1.5 million to an NCSA-led project that will develop and widely distribute a series of science documentaries highlighting visualizations of computational and digitally-enabled science. The project assembles a creative team of producers, technologists, artists, and educators who will collaborate with scientists and researchers across the Read more…

Kitware and TACC Collaborate to Become an IPCC

Nov 11, 2014 |

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., Nov. 11 — Kitware, Inc., a leader in the creation and support of high-performance computing (HPC) open-source software and technology, has recently become an Intel Parallel Computing Center in collaboration with Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). This team will focus its efforts on supporting Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor in the ParaView application for data analysis and visualization, as Read more…

Kitware to Showcase Advances in HPC and Visualization at SC14

Nov 5, 2014 |

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., Nov. 5 — Kitware, a leader in the creation and support of open-source software and state-of-the-art technology, is exhibiting recent work in HPC and visualization at Supercomputing 2014 (SC14) in New Orleans, LA. As part of the ParaView Showcase, Kitware will host presentations from renowned collaborators at its booth throughout the conference, where they will discuss Read more…

SysFera and Kitware Partner to Integrate HPC Technologies

Oct 21, 2014 |

LYON, France, Oct. 21 — SysFera, a software innovator that simplifies management and accessibility of high performance computing (HPC) environments, and Kitware, a leading R&D software provider for scientific data analysis and visualization, announced today that they are integrating their two core products. Kitware’s ParaView application is now offered as part of the SysFera-DS software solution through the remote visualization Read more…

Blue Waters Project to Offer Graduate Visualization Course in Spring 2015

Aug 18, 2014 |

Aug. 18 — NCSA’s Blue Waters project will offer a graduate course on High Performance Visualization for Large-Scale Scientific Data Analytics in Spring 2015 and is seeking university partners who are interested in offering the course for credit to their students. This semester-long online course will include video lectures, quizzes and homework assignments and will provide students Read more…