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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.

A Dark Matter for Astrophysics Research

May 31, 2011 |

Projects like the Sloan Digital Sky Survey have provided a wealth of cosmological data for scientists to explore in detail. However, making use of those terabytes — and generating far more data in the process of simulating and analyzing new concepts — is highlighting the bottlenecks for scientific computing at massive scale.

The Week in Review

Nov 4, 2010 |

Johns Hopkins University researchers are developing a specialized machine for uncovering hidden patterns in data; and Appro HyperPower Cluster will support data analysis at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.

AccelerEyes Launches GPU Engine for MATLAB

Jan 26, 2009 |

The nascent GPGPU computing world received another boost today with the commercial release of Jacket 1.0, a GPU engine designed to accelerate computing and visualization for MATLAB users.

Short Takes

Supercomputer Learns How to Recognize Cats

Jun 28, 2012 |

Google scientists build neural network with visual smarts.

TACC “Supermodel” Takes on Microwaves

Oct 18, 2011 |

A sophisticated human model called “AustinMan” at TACC is helping scientists understand how microwaves interact with our bodies.

India’s GPU Proving Ground

Oct 17, 2011 |

VSSC in India is demonstrating performance, efficiency and power benefits of heterogeneous systems.

Pleiades Shines Light on Dark Matter

Oct 3, 2011 |

The Pleiades supercomputer at NASA Ames Research center has enabled one of the largest simulations of galaxy formation.

No End in Sight for Discrete GPUs

Sep 12, 2011 |

Analyst Jon Peedie produced a report on the GPU market, noting that reports of the death of dGPUs are greatly exaggerated.

Off the Wire

NVIDIA VCA Now Shipping

Aug 13, 2014 |

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 13 – NVIDIA today announced that its Visual Computing Appliance, known as the NVIDIA VCA, is now shipping. NVIDIA VCA dramatically accelerates ray tracing, enabling users to interact with computer models of such high visual fidelity that it can eliminate the need for 3D physical prototypes. Engineered and built by NVIDIA, the appliance was Read more…

Blue Waters Project to Offer Graduate Course on Visualization

Jul 7, 2014 |

July 7 — The Blue Waters project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will offer a graduate course on High Performance Visualization for Large-Scale Scientific Data Analytics in Spring 2015. This semester-long online course will provide students with free access to Blue Waters, one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Blue Waters performs quadrillions Read more…

SDSC Assists Researchers in Wildlife Tracking Project

Jul 3, 2014 |

July 3 — A team including researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research has developed a novel methodology that for the first time combines 3D and advanced range estimator technologies to provide highly detailed data on the range and movements of terrestrial, aquatic, and avian wildlife Read more…

SysFera to Demonstrate Latest Release of SysFera-DS at TERATEC Forum 2014

Jun 17, 2014 |

VILLEURBANNE, France, June 17 — SysFera, a software innovator that simplifies management and accessibility of high performance computing (HPC) environments, is a Silver Sponsor of TERATEC Forum 2014 scheduled for July 1-2 at the École Polytechnique campus at Palaiseau near Paris. SysFera will host a booth and demonstrate its latest software release of SysFera-DS with new visualisation and infrastructure management Read more…

NCSA Visualizations Featured at Adler Planetarium

May 15, 2014 |

May 15 — Data-driven visualizations created by NCSA’s Advanced Visualization Laboratory (AVL) will be featured in the Adler Planetarium’s new live show “Destination Solar System.” Opening May 16, the show takes visitors on a tour “from sizzling solar flares on the Sun to liquid methane lakes on Saturn’s moon.” “We didn’t just want to visit the planets, we Read more…