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Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 7, 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. Peering @NERSC underground (home to cables, cooling & Read more…

Top 10 Things I Liked About ISC

Jul 6, 2016 |

From the moment I walked onto the show floor, I could feel the energy, the excitement – ISC16 was here! The booths were filled with enthusiastic people ready to share all of their new technologies with the inquisitive attendees making their way through the aisles.

Reminder: SC16 Poster & ACM Student Research Submissions Due July 15

Jul 6, 2016 |

July 6 — July is now here and before you know it, so will be the SC16 Poster & ACM Student Research Competition deadline of Friday, July 15th.  Posters should display cutting-edge research and work in progress in high performance computing, storage, networking and analysis. Posters provide an excellent opportunity for short presentations and informal Read more…

Two-Time Winners Take Top Honors at ISC-HPCAC Student Cluster Competition

Jul 6, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & FRANKFURT, Germany, July 6 — Following the success of the 2016 Student Cluster Competition (SCC), which took place at the ISC High Performance conference last month in Frankfurt, Germany, the HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC), together with the ISC Group, today announced the final results of the competition and the opening of 2017 team Read more…

Dr. Helen Turner Named XSEDE16 Plenary Speaker

Jul 5, 2016 |

July 5 — A leading STEM advocate, Dr. Helen Turner has been named a plenary speaker for the XSEDE16 conference taking place July 17-21, 2016, in Miami. Turner is Chaminade University‘s Dean of Natural Sciences and a tenured Professor of Biology. In this dynamic keynote address, Turner will discuss gaps in the Pacific educational ecosystem for science and technology, Read more…

ISC 2016 Breaks Record With Attendance and Program in Frankfurt

Jul 1, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, July 1 — ISC Group, the organizers of ISC High Performance held a very successful conference last week, drawing 3,092 attendees from 53 countries to the annual high performance computing forum, exceeding all previous attendance records. The conference and exhibition were held in Frankfurt, Germany from June 19 – 23. The ISC exhibition hall Read more…

Third Annual JuliaCon Concludes

Jul 1, 2016 |

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 1 — “Julia is a great tool.” That’s what Nobel Laureate Thomas J. Sargent told 250 engineers, computer scientists, programmers, and data scientists during the third annual JuliaCon held at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Labs. This year’s JuliaCon was the biggest yet, and featured presentations describing how Julia is being used Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jun 30, 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. Get your first look at Summit racks being configured. They will arrive on site soon! #CU_RC #Summit Read more…

Campus Champions, Champion Fellows Taking Talents to XSEDE16

Jun 30, 2016 |

June 30 — Campus Champions, numbering over 275 in the XSEDE project, are spread across the nation, in centers, institutes and universities in all 50 states. They dilligently spread the word about not just XSEDE, but high performance computing generally, and offer up expertise to those new to the field. In a couple of weeks, more than 100 Read more…

XSEDE16 Program Emphasizes Inclusion, Says Chair Kelly Gaither

Jun 29, 2016 |

Ahead of XSEDE16, which takes place in Miami from July 17-21, HPCwire reached out to conference chair Dr. Kelly Gaither to get the inside track on this year’s program, her work in scientific visualization and her commitment to increasing diversity in HPC. Gaither serves as the director of Visualization at the Texas Advanced Computing Center at The University of Texas at Austin. She has over 30 refereed publications in fields ranging from computational mechanics to supercomputing applications to scientific visualization. Over the past ten years, she has actively participated in conferences related to her field and has given numerous invited talks.

SC Steering Committee Seeking Nominations for SC19

Jun 28, 2016 |

June 28 — The SC Conference Steering Committee is now taking nominations for the SC19 General Chair and two Steering Committee positions. They encourage people to nominate well-qualified colleagues.  Individuals may also nominate themselves for these roles. To nominate a person (or yourself) for the position, send an email providing the candidate’s name, a short paragraph describing how Read more…

FCIA Announces Completion of First Plugfest

Jun 27, 2016 |

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., June 27 — Demonstrating the continued innovation of the Fibre Channel (FC) standard and reinforcing its status as the industry’s most reliable and robust storage networking protocol, the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) today announced the completion of the first Plugfest to ensure both interoperability and configurability of Gen 6 32GB FC products. The event also featured Read more…

Bright Computing Unveils Plans for TERATEC Forum

Jun 24, 2016 |

June 24 — Today, Bright Computing, provider of management software for high performance computing (HPC) clusters, big data clusters, and OpenStack clouds, announced that the company will be exhibiting and presenting at the TERATEC Forum, taking place in France, June 28 and 29, 2016. This is the 11th edition of the TERATEC Forum, which is a major event Read more…

ISC 2016 Twitter Roundup

Jun 22, 2016 |

To celebrate ISC 2016, we’ve brought back our ISC-themed Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto some of the excitement that’s occurring. The tweets that grabbed our attention today are provided below. We hope everyone enjoyed the event and wish you all a safe Read more…

SC16’s Impact Showcase Seeking Real-World Applications of HPC

Jun 22, 2016 |

June 22 — Organizations who are currently employing high performance computing (HPC) to advance their competitiveness and innovation in the global marketplace can highlight their compelling/interesting/novel real-world applications at SC16’s HPC Impact Showcase. The deadline to apply for this program is July 31. The Showcase is designed to introduce attendees to the many ways that HPC Read more…

NSF Leader and Texas Educator to Keynote RMACC’s HPC Symposium

Jun 22, 2016 |

BOULDER, Colo., June 22 — The future of the Jetstream in Cloud Computing, and NSF strategies for support of Cyberinfrastructure to help advance research and education will be the focus of keynote addresses at the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium’s (RMACC) 6th annual High Performance Computing Symposium. This year’s event is set for Aug. 9-11 at Read more…

Jack Dongarra Shares His Assessment of World’s Newest No. 1 Supercomputer

Jun 21, 2016 |

June 21 — The release of the 47th TOP500 list of the world’s top supercomputers on June 20 at the International Supercomputing Conference in Germany showed a new No. 1 system – the Sunway TaihuLight machine in China that is nearly three times as fast and three times as efficient as system it displaces in Read more…

ISC 2016 Twitter Roundup

Jun 20, 2016 |

To celebrate ISC 2016, we’ve brought back our ISC-themed Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto some of the excitement that’s occurring. The tweets that grabbed our attention today are provided below and check back in on Wednesday for our final ISC 2016 Twitter Read more…

SC16 to Help Young HPC Professionals Via the Early Career Program

Jun 20, 2016 |

June 20 — Once again the SC conference will provide young high-performance-computing (HPC) professionals with a tremendous opportunity to jump-start their careers in the community via the Early Career Program. This program is designed to equip participants to make significant contributions in their new careers by building skills related to obtaining funds, identifying publishing venues, establishing Read more…

XSEDE16 Early Registration Ends Today

Jun 17, 2016 |

June 17 — You may have experienced an error when trying to book your hotel room on Wednesday. However, the room block has been extended and rooms are still available. We encourage you to try again! XSEDE16 takes place July 17-21 at the Intercontinental Hotel & Resort Miami—the hotel rises 34 stories with views of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Read more…