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Matthew Tirrell Named Deputy Laboratory Director for Science at Argonne

Aug 25, 2015 |

Aug. 25 — Matthew Tirrell, the Founding Pritzker Director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME) at the University of Chicago, has been appointed to an additional scientific leadership role at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, in a move that will strengthen the two institutions’ combined efforts. Tirrell, a pioneering researcher in the fields Read more…

Science Advocate and Emmy Award Winning Actor Alan Alda to Open SC15

Aug 25, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Aug. 25 — SC15 announces that noted science communicator and award-winning actor Alan Alda will discuss the role of science in our society and the intersection of science and computing as he delivers the keynote address November 17, 2015 in Austin, TX (USA). “High performance computing has a transformational impact on science in Read more…

KTH Royal Institute of Technology Selects Mellanox InfiniBand Solutions

Aug 25, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, Aug. 25 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced its EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solutions have been selected by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology for use in their PDC Center for High Performance Computing (PDC Center). Mellanox’s Read more…

Nor-Tech Partners With ANSYS

Aug 25, 2015 |

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Aug. 25 — Nor-Tech (Northern Computer Technologies), the leading provider of high-performance, people-friendly computer solutions, completed a rigorous approval process to partner with CAE simulation software giant ANSYS. This is the latest milestone in Nor-Tech’s commitment to make their clients’ transitions from workstations to HPCs effortless. As a partner with all leading HPC for CAE integration software providers, Read more…

IBTA Publishes Results From First Plugfest for RDMA Over Converged Ethernet

Aug 25, 2015 |

BEAVERTON, Ore., Aug. 25 — The InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) today announced the completion of the first Plugfest for RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) solutions and the publication of the RoCE Interoperability List on the IBTA website. Fifteen member companies participated, bringing their RoCE adapters, cables and switches for testing to the event. Products that successfully passed the testing have Read more…

COSMOS Team Achieves 100x Speedup on Cosmology Code

Aug 24, 2015 |

One of the most popular sessions at the Intel Developer Forum last week in San Francisco, and certainly one of the most exciting from an HPC perspective, brought together two of the world’s foremost experts in parallel programming to discuss current state-of-the-art methods for leveraging parallelism on processors and coprocessors. The speakers, Intel’s Jim Jeffers and Read more…

Ten Students Named to XSEDE Scholars Program

Aug 24, 2015 |

Aug. 24 — Ten STEM students have been named to the XSEDE Scholars program, an outreach and educational effort that reveals the full reach and potential of XSEDE’s resources and services to undergraduates and graduates. This 2015-16 cohort is the fifth generation of this program, which aims to engage with underrepresented groups in computational science. As part Read more…

Blue Waters Internship Program Seeks Mentors and Applicants

Aug 24, 2015 |

Aug. 24 — To help prepare the next generation of supercomputing researchers, the Blue Waters project offers paid internships to undergraduate students across the country. Interns participate in a two-week hands-on workshop, introducing them to the basics of high-performance computing. After the workshop, each intern works with a mentor and pursues a computational research R&D Read more…

Bright Computing Highlights Growing European Network of Resellers, Integrators, and OEMs

Aug 21, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 21 — Bright Computing, the leading provider of vendor-independent cluster and cloud management software, announces that it is significantly expanding its global network of channel partners, local resellers, local system integrators, as well as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The relationships are leading to collaborations resulting in increased business opportunities in its core Read more…

Finalists Compete for ACM Gordon Bell Prize in HPC

Aug 21, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Aug. 21 — Five outstanding research efforts in high performance technical computing have been selected as finalists in supercomputing’s prestigious competition, the ACM Gordon Bell Prize in High Performance Computing. The $10,000 prize will be presented to a single winner during SC15 in Austin, TX (USA). The Gordon Bell Prize recognizes the extraordinary progress made each Read more…

HP Reports 2015 Third Quarter Financial Results

Aug 21, 2015 |

Aug. 21 — HP has announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 third quarter ended July 31, 2015. Third quarter net revenue of $25.3 billion was down 8% from the prior-year period and down 2% on a constant currency basis. Third quarter GAAP diluted net earnings per share (EPS) was $0.47, down from $0.52 in the Read more…

XSEDE Resources Fuel Investigation of Model Human Origins

Aug 20, 2015 |

A mix of data- and computation-intensive XSEDE resources are enabling researchers to scale up their climate, vegetation and agent-based human behavior models to tackle fundamental questions of how Homo sapiens came to dominate the planet, according to archeologist Colin Wren of Arizona State University (ASU). The international collaboration, led by Curtis Marean of ASU, will Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Aug 20, 2015 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. #Supercomputers are changing history. pic.twitter.com/ESVGNVYUzk Read more…

MGHPCC to Host Intel Xeon Phi Training Workshop

Aug 20, 2015 |

Aug. 20 — The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center together with Clemson University Cyberinfrastructure Technology Integration (CITI) Group and Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) is organizing an Intel Xeon Phi Training Workshop on Stampede supercomputer. The workshop will be hosted at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center on Monday, September 21 and Tuesday Read more…

Q&A With SC15 Exhibits Chair Trey Breckenridge

Aug 20, 2015 |

Aug. 20 — The following is a brief Q&A with SC15 Exhibits Chair Trey Breckenridge, Director of High Performance Computing at the Mississippi State University (MSU), High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC2).  He has over 22 years of professional experience in high performance computing and computer support. His hobbies include aviation, hunting, and golf. He is a former Read more…

TACC Supercomputers Assist With Heart Valve Research

Aug 20, 2015 |

Aug. 20 — New supercomputer models have come closer than ever to capturing the behavior of normal human heart valves and their replacements, according to recent studies by groups including scientists at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at The University of Texas at Austin and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University.The studies focused on Read more…

D-Wave Systems Announces General Availability of the 2X Quantum Computer

Aug 20, 2015 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 20 —  D-Wave Systems Inc., the world’s first quantum computing company, today announced the general availability of the D-Wave 2X quantum computing system. The D-Wave 2X features a 1000+ qubit quantum processor and numerous design improvements that result in faster performance, higher precision and the ability to solve much larger problems. At 1000+ qubits, the Read more…

Ace Computers and Ace Technology Partners Announce Server-Related Advances

Aug 20, 2015 |

CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 20 — Ace Computers, one of the leading custom server builders in the U.S., and affiliate Ace Technology Partners are both announcing server-related advances. Ace Technology Partners just received a major order for custom servers from the U.S. Air Force through the company’s NETCENTS 2 contract. This builds on a year of outstanding Read more…

NIH Awards $1.26M to Kitware and Collaborators for Cancer Treatment Research

Aug 20, 2015 |

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., Aug. 20 — In cancer drug research, existing imaging technologies used to assess treatment response are expensive, time consuming, and difficult to operate. To overcome these challenges, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded a $1.26 million small-business research project, led by Kitware, to develop a low-cost and widely applicable system for Read more…

Moving Down the Path Toward Code Modernization

Aug 19, 2015 |

“Code modernization” is a hot topic. While it is widely understood that applications need to evolve with hardware, there is lot of attention to evaluating how to do that well. Savvy customers ask about both portability and performance portability. Because the time and expertise to do the work is scarce and the willingness to do Read more…

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