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Jetstream, the NSF-funded “Science” Cloud, Launches Tomorrow

Jetstream, the expansive NSF-funded cyberinfrastructure project intended in large measure to serve the long tail of science will officially launch tomorrow (9/1/16). A central idea is to make Jetstream attractive to communities who have not been users of traditional HPC systems, but who would benefit from advanced computational capabilities. Read more…

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NVIDIA Adds ‘Parker’ CPU to ‘Brain of Autonomous Vehicles’

NVIDIA’s autonomous vehicle strategy took a step forward this week with the announcement of a new mobile CPU, called “Parker,” offered to automakers as a single unit or integrated into the company’s DRIVE PX 2 platform, announced at CES earlier this year. Read more…

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Weekly Twitter Roundup

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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XSEDE 2.0 Reorganizes into 5 Goal-Driven Areas

Earlier this week NSF recognized XSEDE’s positive impact on the science community with a new five-year charter and $110 million in NSF funding. Founded in 2011, XSEDE provides advanced cyberinfrastructure resources and services to the nation’s scientists and engineers. Read more…

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NERSC is Busily Using Dungeons to Slay Code Dragons

Work to modernize codes for use on the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) Cori supercomputer and its Intel Xeon Phi Knight’s Landing manycore architecture is making steady progress, says NERSC, which has now held eight Dungeon code development sessions with Intel and Cray. Read more…

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Gazing into Computational Biology’s Crystal Ball

Sorting out computational biology’s future is tricky. It likely won’t be singular. First-principle, mechanistic simulation has so far proven challenging but could eventually become game changing. Meanwhile pattern recognition and matching in massive ‘omics’ datasets have been extremely productive and likely to remain dominant at present. Read more…

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ARM Unveils Scalable Vector Extension for HPC at Hot Chips

ARM and Fujitsu today announced a scalable vector extension (SVE) to the ARMv8-A architecture intended to enhance ARM capabilities in HPC workloads. Fujitsu is the lead silicon partner in the effort (so far) and will use ARM with SVE technology in its post K computer, Japan’s next flagship supercomputer planned for the 2020 timeframe. This is an important incremental step for ARM, which seeks to push more aggressively into mainstream and HPC server markets. Read more…
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Intel Launches Silicon Photonics Chip, Previews Next-Gen Phi for AI

At the Intel Developer Forum, held in San Francisco this week, Intel Senior Vice President and General Manager Diane Bryant announced the launch of Intel's Silicon Photonics product line and teased a brand-new Phi product, codenamed "Knights Mill," aimed at machine learning workloads. Read more…
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Weekly Twitter Roundup

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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Container Testing Reveals ‘Memory Pressure’ on Apps

With early adopters of application container technology completing early testing in multi-tenant settings, potential performance issues are beginning to surface. Among them, according to hyper-scaler LinkedIn, is a Linux kernel feature called “control groups” used with most containers to assign resources. Read more…

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Why Cross-Accelerator Performance Profiling is a Challenge

High performance computing (HPC) systems are comprised of multiple compute nodes interconnected by a network. Previously these nodes were composed solely of multi-core processors, but nowadays they also include many-core processors, which are called accelerators. Read more…

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NOAA Upgrades River Flow Forecasting on New Crays

The flooding now occurring in Louisiana and Mississippi is a stark reminder of how disruptive and potentially dangerous floods can be. Today the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched a new simulation tool – the National Water Model (NMW) – running on NOAA’s new Cray XC40 supercomputers that greatly extends and enhances NOAA’s ability to forecast river flooding. Read more…

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Micron, Intel Prepare to Launch 3D XPoint Memory

Micron Technology used last week’s Flash Memory Summit to roll out its new line of 3D XPoint memory technology jointly developed with Intel while demonstrating the technology in solid-state drives. Micron claimed its Quantx line delivers PCI Express (PCIe) SSD performance with read latencies at less than 10 microseconds and writes at less than 20 microseconds. Read more…

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Advanced Scale Computing – Making the Case

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Today’s leading organizations are dealing with larger data sets, higher volume and disparate data sources, and the need for faster insights. Read more…

The Convergence of HPC and Big Data for Enterprise

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The combined power of clustered servers, advanced networking and massive datasets are merging, and a new Big Data reality is on the rise. 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…