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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.

INCITE Releases Greatest Hits Compilation

Aug 4, 2011 |

The Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) has been providing a diverse array of researchers with the ability to run petascale simulations on some of the world’s top systems. The group behind the effort released a report recently that highlighted some of the successes, offering a case for the power of simulation to advance science, industry and social goals like shifting to clean energy.

As Supercomputers Approach Exascale, Experts Wrestle with Big Data

Jul 21, 2011 |

The current generation of petascale supercomputers are generating enormous quantities of data, and creating unprecedented challenges in managing it. The next generation of multi-petaflop, and eventually exaflop supercomputers, will take these challenges to the next level. Galen Shipman, who heads the Technology Integration group at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) talks about the data management technologies being employed at OLCF today and what will be needed to support their future exascale machines.

Short Takes

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?

Supercomputer Learns How to Recognize Cats

Jun 28, 2012 |

Google scientists build neural network with visual smarts.

Off the Wire

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…

Intel Invites Fovia to Present at SC13

Nov 14, 2013 |

Nov. 14 — Fovia, Inc., a world leader in volume rendering technology, today announced that it would be presenting “Diagnosis is Painless” as part of Intel’s exhibit, “Discover Your Parallel Universe. Look Inside.™” at Supercomputing 2013 (SC13), the world’s premier conference on high performance computing (HPC). Fovia will be showcasing High Definition Volume Rendering, an Read more…