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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…

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…

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…

Kitware to Exhibit Advancements in HPC at SC13

Nov 14, 2013 |

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., Nov. 14 — Kitware will exhibit recent work in HPC, data analysis and visualization, and modeling & simulation at Supercomputing 2013 (SC13) in Denver, CO. Through advancements in high-performance computing, distributed visualization and data processing, Kitware is helping researchers to overcome challenges of managing, analyzing, and visualizing data in a meaningful way. Kitware will 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.

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…

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.

The Week in HPC Research

Feb 14, 2013 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”” 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=”” 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.

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?

NASA Builds Supercomputing Lab for Earth Scientists

Jul 25, 2012 |

<a href=”” target=”_blank”><img style=”float: left;” src=”” 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.

Supercomputer Learns How to Recognize Cats

Jun 28, 2012 |

Google scientists build neural network with visual smarts.

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.

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.