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HPC Impact Showcase Applications Due August 31

Aug 26, 2016 |

Aug. 26 — The HPC Impact Showcase highlights real-world applications of high performance computing (HPC) at companies who are currently employing HPC to advance their competitiveness and innovation in the global marketplace. The Showcase is designed to introduce attendees to the many ways that HPC matters in our world, through testimonials from companies large and Read more…

SCinet Inventory: Untangling 89 Miles of Fiber

Aug 26, 2016 |

Aug. 26 — As with almost all aspects of the SC Conference, SCinet transcends the big/bigger/biggest paradigm. The planning of each conference takes multiple years, with the work – for most involved – gradually picking up the pace as the previous year’s conference has yet to conclude. For SCinet, the planning revolves mainly around figuring Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Aug 25, 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. Prof. Keyes, director of @KAUST_ECRC mentoring #KAUST #VSRP students Read more…

ACM Gordon Bell Prize Recognizes Top Accomplishments in Running Science Apps on HPC

Aug 25, 2016 |

Aug. 25 — For the first time, SC conference releases a comprehensive list of all Gordon Bell winners since 1987. Here is that historical perspective. Each year at SC, two key indicators of HPC performance are highlighted. Both were created to provide a more accurate measure of overall performance than the theoretical peak performance levels Read more…

Finalists Compete for Prestigious ACM Gordon Bell Prize in HPC

Aug 23, 2016 |

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah., Aug. 23 — Six outstanding research efforts in high performance technical computing have been selected as finalists in supercomputing’s most prestigious competition, the ACM Gordon Bell Prize in High Performance Computing. The $10,000 prize will be presented to a single winner in November during SC16 in Salt Lake City, UT (USA). The Gordon Read more…

SC16 to Offer Childcare Services

Aug 22, 2016 |

Aug. 22 — For the first time, SC16 is pleased to offer childcare services at reduced costs to registered attendees, exhibitors, and official SC16 guests from November 13th to 18th.  The onsite childcare will be provided by a professional service called KiddieCorp – a national company that provides childcare for groups and conventions.  For SC16, they have Read more…

NCSA Partners With the Pygmalion Festival

Aug 19, 2016 |

Aug. 19 — Now in its 12th year, the Pygmalion Festival is an independently produced, multi-faceted, week-long celebration of culture. Originally a music festival, the Pygmalion Festival now includes a growing Tech component—featuring speakers and panels in all subjects—Food, Literature, and Made Festivals, as well. NCSA is proud to partner with one of the country’s up-and-coming festivals hosted right in our own Read more…

Intel Launches Silicon Photonics Chip, Previews Next-Gen Phi for AI

Aug 18, 2016 |

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.

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Aug 18, 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. Innovative HVDC feeding system of #Hikari for energy saving Read more…

Submissions Deadline for HPC Impact Showcase Coming Up Soon

Aug 18, 2016 |

Aug. 18 — The HPC Impact Showcase highlights real-world applications of high performance computing (HPC) at companies who are currently employing HPC to advance their competitiveness and innovation in the global marketplace. The Showcase is designed to introduce attendees to the many ways that HPC matters in our world, through testimonials from companies large and Read more…

Micron, Intel Prepare to Launch 3D XPoint Memory

Aug 16, 2016 |

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.

OSC to Host Fourth Meeting of the MVAPICH Users Group

Aug 15, 2016 |

Aug. 15 — A broad array of system administrators, researchers, engineers and students who share an interest in the MVAPICH open-source library for high performance computing will gather at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) Aug. 15-17 for the fourth meeting of the MVAPICH Users Group (MUG). The Network-Based Computing Research Group led by Dhabaleswar K. “DK” Panda, Ph.D., a Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Aug 11, 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. President Jean-Lou Chameau with @KAUST_HPC team in front of Read more…

SC16 to Feature 38 High-Quality Workshops

Aug 11, 2016 |

Aug. 11 — This year SC16 will feature 38 high-quality workshops to complement the overall Technical Program events, expand the knowledge base of its subject area, and extend its impact by providing greater depth of focus. “The Workshop Committee after the review process decided to accept 16 full-day and 22 half-day workshops. They include 6 Read more…

SCinet INDIS Proposal Submission Deadline is August 21

Aug 10, 2016 |

Aug. 10 — The 3rd International Workshop on Innovating the Network for Data Intensive Science (INDIS) 2016, in conjunction with SC16, in Salt Lake City, Utah, will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2016, 9am – 5pm. They invite full original papers to be submitted via the FGCS submission system (for more detailed information visit Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Aug 4, 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. A theoretical laboratory – you have supercomputers, equations and Read more…

Marc Lyonnais on How SCinet Changed His Life

Aug 4, 2016 |

Aug. 4 — I first started working on SCinet during SC09 in Portland. I was teamed up with David Boertjes who worked on the Wide-area Network Transport Team–the team responsible for bringing worldwide connectivity to SC. Boertjes introduced me to a collaborative group of engineers with such camaraderie between network engineers and vendors to build Read more…

Deadlines Extended for SC16 Showcases

Aug 4, 2016 |

Aug. 4 — Deadlines for the Emerging Technologies Showcase and the Scientific Visualization & Data Analytics Showcase have been extended to Monday, August 15, and the HPC Impact Showcase deadline has been extended to Wednesday, August 31. SC16 is offering a wide range of showcases this year that provide fun, informal, interactive learning environments where you can engage with the creators Read more…

MPI Is Not Perfect … Yet

Aug 3, 2016 |

The Message Passing Interface (MPI) is the standard definition of a communication API that has underpinned traditional HPC for decades. The message passing programming represents distributed-memory hardware architectures using processes that send messages to each other. When first standardised in 1993-4, MPI was a major step forward from the many proprietary, system-dependent, and semantically different message-passing libraries that came before it.

SC16 Keynote Speaker Katharine Frase to Focus on Cognitive Computing

Aug 3, 2016 |

Aug. 3 — SC16 announced that Katharine Frase has been selected as the SC16 Keynote Speaker and will focus her discussion on “Cognitive Computing: how can we accelerate human decision making, creativity and innovation using techniques from Watson and beyond?” as she delivers the keynote on November 15, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. “We Read more…