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Intel Unveils 2016 HPC Developer Conference Details
Supercomputing experts share insights for cutting-edge developers

High Performance Computing enthusiasts should mark their calendars now for the 2016 Intel® HPC Developer Conference, scheduled for November 12-13 in Salt Lake City, Utah—just prior to SC ‘16. Supercomputing architecture experts and developers from around the world will converge at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel to see how to gain the maximum utility and performance from the latest advances in supercomputing. The free event provides the opportunity to gain technical and hands-on knowledge…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup (Sept. 22, 2016)

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Read more…

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CCC Weighs in on Need for Industry-Academic Collaboration

How best to foster academic-industry collaboration is a hot topic. The National Strategic Computing Initiative calls it out as one of five imperatives. The Department of Energy’s HPC4Mfg program has been liberally doling project grants. Read more…

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DOE Invests $16M in Supercomputer Technology to Advance Material Sciences

The Department of Energy (DOE) plans to invest $16 million over the next four years in supercomputer technology that will accelerate the design of new materials by combining “theoretical and experimental efforts to create new validated codes.” The new program will focus on software development that eventually may run on exascale machines. Read more…

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Energy Giant Vestas Harnesses HPC and Analytics for Renewables

The energy industry was an early adopter of supercomputing; in fact, energy companies have the most powerful supercomputers in the commercial world. And although HPC in the energy sector is almost exclusively associated with seismic workloads, it also plays a critical role with renewables as well, reflecting the growing maturity of that vertical. Read more…

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Aquila Debuts Warm Water Cooled OCP Server

New Mexico-based technology firm Aquila is announcing the first OCP-inspired server rack to use fixed cold plate liquid cooling technology. Based on the Facebook-initiated Open Compute Project (OCP) standard, the Aquarius rack integrates patented third-generation cooling technology designed by Clustered Systems. The platform supports up to 108 Xeon servers per rack and will target high density HPC and hyperscale computing applications. Read more…
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Weekly Twitter Roundup (Sept. 15, 2016)

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Read more…

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MIT Programmers Attack Big Data Memory Gap

Among the computing challenges presented by big data is the scattering of unstructured items across huge datasets. Pulling together that data from arbitrary locations in main memory is therefore emerging as a major performance bottleneck in CPUs. Read more…

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In Search of the Next Circuit Building Method – ORNL has Ideas

No one knows what the next, best way to build electronic circuits will be. That said there’s no shortage of efforts to invent something beyond current lithography. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, perhaps not surprisingly, is in the thick of the race and two recent studies from ORNL researchers showcase promising but very different approaches. Read more…

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On-Chip Device Accelerates Core-to-Core Communication

A team of engineers from North Carolina State University and Intel have joined forces to address on-chip communications bottlenecks that hamper performance scaling for workloads that share data frequently. Their paper, “CAF: Core to Core Communication Acceleration Framework,” describes a novel core-to-core Communication Acceleration Framework (CAF). Read more…

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Latest DDN Launch Fills out its WOS Object Storage Line

DataDirect Networks (DDN) today introduced a third member to its WOS object storage product line, the WOS 8460, aimed at active archive and collaboration use cases. Object storage, once mainly restricted to ‘cold’ archives for large quantities of unstructured data – think content delivery networks (CDN) used in conjunction with the web – has been slowly expanding its footprint into other application areas. The new DDN product fills out the company’s object storage portfolio and is positioned between DDN’s WOS 9660 offering, intended more for traditional ‘cold’ archives, and WOS 7000, which is well suited for embedded applications such as use with S3. Read more…
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Nvidia Launches Pascal GPUs for Deep Learning Inferencing

Already entrenched in the deep learning community for neural net training, Nvidia wants to secure its place as the go-to chipmaker for datacenter inferencing. At the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in Beijing Tuesday, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled the latest additions to the Tesla line, Pascal-based P4 and P40 GPU accelerators, as well as new software all aimed at improving performance for inferencing workloads that undergird applications like voice-activated assistants, spam filters, and recommendation engines. Read more…
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New Approach to Computationally Designing Drugs for GPCRs

Modeling protein interactions with drugs has long been computationally challenging. One obstacle is these interactions often take relatively long to occur and conventional molecular dynamics simulation is insufficient. This week a group of researchers, using several EXSEDE supercomputers, report a hybrid in silico-experimental approach that shows promise as a drug design tool for use with G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) Read more…
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Weekly Twitter Roundup (Sept. 8, 2016)

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Read more…

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Storage challenges in the data deluge are nothing new, but as we prepare for unprecedented information overload, the demand innovative storage strategies is at an all-time high. Read more…

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Do-It-Yourself HPC: How the Cloud Democratizes HPC and Public Data for Researchers

Creating the right technology environment is a time-consuming task for researchers who want to focus on science (not servers or long wait times at supercomputing centers). Read more…

Silicon Mechanics and Van Andel Institute partner to deliver an OpenStack HPC solution

The Van Andel Institute (VAI) worked with Silicon Mechanics to not only provide its users a more powerful platform, but a hybrid OpenStack HPC solution with the flexibility to support VAI’s commitment to improve the health and change the lives of current and future generations. Read more…