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ISC 2017 Seeking Contributors for Conference Program

Oct 20, 2016 |

Oct. 20 — ISC High Performance 2017 is now open to a number of new submission opportunities. Whether your interest lies in birds-of-a-feather (BoF) sessions, PhD forum, research posters or project posters, proposals from all members of the high performance computing (HPC) community are welcome.

ISC 2017 also calls on regional and international STEM undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in HPC to apply to volunteer at the five-day conference. Read more…

GCS Supports Two German Teams for SC16 Student Cluster Competition

Oct 20, 2016 |

Oct. 20 — The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) announces today that it is repeating its role as co-sponsor of undergraduate students participating in the 2016 Student Cluster Competition (SCC). This year, GCS provides financial support for two German teams which were accepted for the multi-disciplinary HPC challenge integrated within the Supercomputing Conference 2016 (SC16) in Salt Lake City (Utah, USA): Read more…

Kitware Prepares SC16 Presentation on In Situ Simulation Run

Oct 20, 2016 |

Oct. 20 — Kitware has scheduled two times, during which it will deliver a presentation that provides exclusive insight on the largest-known in situ simulation run at its booth (3437) at The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC16). The presentation times will begin on Monday, November 14, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. Read more…

NCSA Collaboration Helps Discover New Dwarf Planet

Oct 20, 2016 |

Oct. 20 — While cataloguing dark energy in space, scientists made a startling discovery with help from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) supercomputer Blue Waters. The discovery: A new dwarf planet, temporarily named DeeDee.

The Chilean telescope at the center of the Dark Energy Survey (DES) discovered the icy planet over the summer. Read more…

U.S. EPA Announced as Newest Member of National Consortium for Data Science

Oct 20, 2016 |

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 20 — The United States Environmental Protection Agency is the latest organization to join the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), a public-private partnership to capitalize on the opportunities of big data and advance data science.

The U.S. EPA, which works with massive amounts of environmental data in its efforts to protect human health and the environment, joins Deloitte, Drexel University, EMC, GE, IBM, MCNC, North Carolina State University, RENCI, RTI International, UNC Charlotte, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC Greensboro, and UNC General Administration as NCDS members. Read more…

NSF Awards $5.9M to Broaden Participation in Academic Workforce

Oct 20, 2016 |

Oct. 20 — The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced $5.9 million in funding for three new alliances consisting of 14 partner universities as part of NSF’s Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program. Each award is for five years and will support the alliances as they develop, reproduce, implement and study models that can transform pathways for historically underrepresented minorities to careers as professors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Read more…

UK Met Office Installs New HPC System With Help From Bright Computing, SGI and DDN

Oct 19, 2016 |

MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 19 — Today, SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics, and data management, together with Bright Computing and DataDirect Networks (DDN) announced that the Met Office, the United Kingdom’s national weather service, selected the three HPC vendors to provide high performance computing capabilities for its new Scientific Processing and Intensive Compute Environment (SPICE) system. Read more…

Cirrascale Expands Multi-GPU Cloud Service Offerings

Oct 19, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 19 — Cirrascale Corporation, a premier developer of server and cloud solutions enabling GPU-driven deep learning infrastructure, has announced the future availability of the IBM Power Systems S822LC for HPC in multiple configurations for its GPU-as-a-Service cloud platform. The configurations will support both the 8-core and 10-core POWER8 CPU and up to four Pascal architecture-based NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU accelerators using NVIDIA NVLink, a high-speed, energy-efficient bidirectional interconnect. Read more…

Seagate Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Oct 19, 2016 |

CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 19 — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) (the “Company” or “Seagate”) today reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017 ended September 30, 2016. For the first quarter, the Company reported revenue of $2.8 billion, gross margin of 28.6%, net income of $167 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.55. Read more…

New Initiative Uses Supercomputing, AI to Advance Cancer Treatments

Oct 19, 2016 |

Oct. 19 — Data is pouring into the hands of cancer researchers, thanks to improvements in imaging, models and understanding of genetics. Today the data from a single patient’s tumor in a clinical trial can add up to one terabyte—the equivalent of 130,000 books.

But we don’t yet have the tools to efficiently process the mountain of genetic data to make more precise predictions for therapy. Read more…