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Internet2 Announces 2016 Technology Exchange Gender Diversity Award Recipients

Sep 26, 2016 |

MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 26 — Today, Internet2 announced the recipients of four 2016 Technology Exchange gender diversity scholarships. The scholarships recognize talented individuals seeking opportunities to gain hands-on technical experience by attending the event, and spotlights women in the field of IT and their efforts to use technology to serve the faculty, staff and students of Read more…

University of Tokyo and JCAHPC to Deploy DDN’s IME14K for New Systems

Sep 26, 2016 |

Sept. 26 — DataDirect Networks Japan (DDN Japan) today announced that the University of Tokyo and the Joint Center for Advanced High Performance Computing (JCAHPC) decided to deploy DDN’s burst buffer solution “IME14K” for their new systems. New System of the Information Technology Center, The University of Tokyo: “Reedbush” It was decided that “Reedbush”, which is a Read more…

Quantum Provides Petascale Data Storage and Management for Major European Research Institutions

Sep 26, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 26 — Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that two of Europe’s premier research institutions are using the company’s StorNext workflow storage as the foundation for managing their growing data and enabling a range of scientific initiatives. GWDG — the computing center for the University of Göttingen and computing and IT competence center for the Max Planck Society — deployed Read more…

Earlham Institute Partners With Verne Global to Enhance Research

Sep 26, 2016 |

NORWICH, England & KEFLAVIK, Iceland, Sept. 26 — The Earlham Institute (EI) has announced its new partnership with Verne Global, a global developer at the forefront of data centre infrastructure design. EI has selected Verne Global’s data centre campus in Iceland to investigate the efficiencies of distributing large-scale genomics and computational biology data analysis. The research institute Read more…

NCSA Releases Profile on Blue Waters Graduate Fellow Erin Teich

Sep 23, 2016 |

Sept. 23 — The Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship was awarded to ten outstanding Ph.D. students in computational science. In this series we’re featuring brief introductions to who they are and what they’re trying to accomplish. This program serves to prepare the next generation of science researchers to solve the world’s problems. Follow along as we Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup (Sept. 22, 2016)

Sep 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. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. The Tweet of the Week goes to @InspurServer for Read more…

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

Sep 22, 2016 |

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. Luke Shulenburger of Sandia Read more…

New Genomics Pipeline Combines AWS, Local HPC, and Supercomputing

Sep 22, 2016 |

Declining DNA sequencing costs and the rush to do whole genome sequencing (WGS) of large cohort populations – think 5000 subjects now, but many more thousands soon – presents a formidable computational challenge to researchers attempting to make sense of large cohort datasets. No single architecture is best. This month researchers report developing a hybrid Read more…

NASA Career Award Winner Uses Blue Waters Supercomputer to Mine Crop Yield Data

Sep 22, 2016 |

Sept. 22 — A new faculty member at the University of Illinois who received a prestigious NASA Career award is now using the Blue Waters supercomputer on campus to gain new insights into crop yields through satellite data. Assistant professor Kaiyu Guan’s work builds off his previous research with satellite and earth system modeling. Prior to coming to Read more…

SC16 Announces Best Paper Nominees

Sep 21, 2016 |

Sept. 21 — Out of 442 technical papers submitted to SC16, only 81 were accepted and of these, seven have been nominated for the conference’s Best Paper Award. One of the best paper candidates also is a finalist for the ACM Gordon Bell Prize, which will be presented at SC16. Overall, the conference had an Read more…

Larry Smarr Helps NCSA Celebrate 30th Anniversary

Sep 20, 2016 |

Throughout the past year, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications has been celebrating its 30th anniversary. On Friday, Larry Smarr, whose unsolicited 1983 proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) begat NCSA in 1985 and helped spur NSF to create not one but five national centers for supercomputing, gave a celebratory talk at NCSA.

NCSA Releases Profile on Blue Waters Graduate Fellow Iryna Butsky

Sep 20, 2016 |

Sept. 20 — The Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship was awarded to ten outstanding Ph.D. students in computational science. In this series we’re featuring brief introductions to who they are and what they’re trying to accomplish. This program serves to prepare the next generation of science researchers to solve the world’s problems. Follow along as we Read more…

Deep Learning Paves Way for Better Diagnostics

Sep 19, 2016 |

Stanford researchers are leveraging GPU-based machines in the Amazon EC2 cloud to run deep learning workloads with the goal of improving diagnostics for a chronic eye disease, called diabetic retinopathy. The disease is a complication of diabetes that can lead to blindness if blood sugar is poorly controlled. It affects about 45 percent of diabetics and 100 million people worldwide, many in developing nations.

UAB Receives New Supercomputer to Accelerate Research

Sep 19, 2016 |

Sept. 19 — With its new high-performance computing cluster, the fastest supercomputer in Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham can now execute tasks in a couple of hours that took an entire day with the equipment it had in 2015. UAB officials were joined at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday by Dell EMC North America President of Read more…

The Adept Project Concludes

Sep 19, 2016 |

Sept. 19 — Today, the Adept Project concludes with the open-source release of energy measurement tools. Over its 3-year lifespan, Adept has investigated energy consumption in parallel hardware and software. Energy efficiency is becoming a serious consideration for developers of high-performance and high-throughput computing systems. As computers become more powerful, they inevitably consume more energy Read more…

New Hikari Supercomputer Starts Solar HVDC

Sep 19, 2016 |

Sept. 19 — The roar can be deafening. Cooling fans and power supplies whoosh and whine from rows and rows of supercomputers at the main data center of the Texas Advanced Computing Center in Austin. The power bill at TACC can reach over a million dollars a year to keep the machines humming. But there’s Read more…

Loyola Faculty Members Awarded NSF Grant to Build HPC Cluster

Sep 16, 2016 |

Sept. 16 — Four Loyola University Maryland faculty members have been awarded a $280,120 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to build a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster that will exponentially expand research opportunities for faculty and students across disciplines. Once in place, the HPC cluster will make essential computing power immediately available for research Read more…

NCSA and University of Illinois Researchers to Present at GODAN Summit in NYC

Sep 15, 2016 |

Sept. 15 — The first ever Godan summit taking place in New York this week has one major goal—to craft open data-driven solutions in the face of rising world hunger. The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s plant biology department are two of 340 groups involved in the meeting. They are bringing three presenters to Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup (Sept. 15, 2016)

Sep 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. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. The Tweet of the Week goes to @StefanHabel for Read more…

MIT Programmers Attack Big Data Memory Gap

Sep 15, 2016 |

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. Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have proposed a solution to the memory “locality” problem Read more…