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NSF Awards $15M to Create Science Gateways Community Institute

Jul 29, 2016 |

July 29 — The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a five-year $15 million grant to establish a Science Gateways Community Institute to accelerate the development and application of highly functional, sustainable science gateways that address the needs of researchers across the full spectrum of NSF directorates.

The Institute’s goal is to increase the number, ease of use, and effective application of gateways for the greater research and engineering community, resulting in broader gateway use and more widespread engagement in science by professionals, citizen scientists, students, and more. Read more…

2016 ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowship Winners Announced

Jul 29, 2016 |

July 29 — ACM’s Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (SIGHPC), in collaboration with Intel, today announced the 14 first-ever recipients of the ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowship. The fellowship is funded by Intel and was announced at the high performance computing community’s SC conference in November of last year. Read more…

Fujitsu Reports Fiscal 2016 First Quarter Financial Results

Jul 29, 2016 |

TOKYO, Japan, July 29 — Fujitsu has reported a loss for the first quarter attributable to owners of the parent of 14.0 billion yen, representing an improvement of 4.8 billion yen compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

Consolidated revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 was 986.5 billion yen, down 78.5 billion yen over the last year. Read more…

XSEDE Helps Researchers Scale Up Simulations to Better Understand Effects of Cancer Drugs

Jul 29, 2016 |

July 29 — There are myriad examples throughout history where an error led to a discovery, a new invention, or a cure. Even on a biological level, errors are important — take DNA for example.

DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) contains all of the genetic information for a living organization and is involved in many fundamental biological processes. Read more…

FlyElephant 2.0 Is Now Available

Jul 28, 2016 |

July 28 — The FlyElephant team is happy to announce the release of the platform FlyElephant 2.0, with following updates: internal expert community, collaboration on projects, public tasks, Docker and Jupyter support, a new file storage system and work with HPC clusters.

FlyElephant is a platform for data scientists, engineers and scientists, which provides a ready-computing infrastructure for high-performance computing and rendering. Read more…

Seventh International HPC Summer School Concludes

Jul 28, 2016 |

July 28 — A total of 79 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from 18 countries from institutions in Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States gathered in the European Green Capital 2016, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in the last week of June 2016. These students were selected from among the best in theirs fields through a rigorous review process from several hundred applications, to participate in the Seventh Annual International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences. Read more…

SC16 Exhibitor Forum Deadline September 15

Jul 28, 2016 |

July 28 — Each year, the Exhibitor Forum provides manufacturers, vendors and HPC service providers with a venue to deliver a technical presentation that is open to both Exhibit and Technical Program attendees. This year’s forum will focus on forefront issues such as data, HPC services, usability, and networking. Topic areas include: Read more…

Supermicro Shipping Latest Intel Xeon Phi Processor Server Solutions With Omni-Path Fabric

Jul 27, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif.July 27 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in compute, storage, and networking technologies and green computing has announced volume shipments of SuperServer solutions based on the new Intel Xeon Phi processor (formerly code named Knights Landing) with integrated or external Intel Omni-Path Architecture (Intel OPA) next generation fabric as options. Read more…

Medallia Deploys Mellanox Ethernet Solutions

Jul 27, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, July 27 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that Medallia, the leading Customer Experience Management (CEM) provider, has chosen Mellanox Open Composable Network (OCN) Ethernet devices for its next generation of 100GbE end-to-end solution. Read more…

Atos Reports Financial Results for First Half of 2016

Jul 27, 2016 |

July 27 — Atos, a global leader in digital services, today announces its financial results for the first half of 2016.

Revenue was € 5,697 million, up +17.9% at constant exchange rates and +1.7% at constant scope and exchange rates. Organic growth at +1.8% during the second quarter of 2016 reflected the sustainability of the revenue momentum. Read more…