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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…

Two Students Named Recipients of 2016 ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships

Aug 25, 2016 |

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., Aug. 25 — IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) announced today that Johann Rudi of The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (The University of Texas at Austin) and Axel Huebl of Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (Technical University of Dresden) are the recipients of the 2016 ACM/IEEE George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships. Rudi is recognized for his work 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…

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…

Bill Gropp Named Acting Director of NCSA

Aug 15, 2016 |

URBANA, Ill., Aug. 15 — Dr. William “Bill” Gropp, has been named acting director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. NCSA Director Ed Seidel will step up to serve as interim vice president for research (VPR) for the University of Illinois System, President Tim Killeen announced Monday. Seidel will retain the title 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…

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…

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…

UK Graduate Student Wins Blue Waters Fellowship

Aug 3, 2016 |

LEXINGTON, Ky., Aug. 3 — University of Kentucky doctoral student Paul Hime has been awarded the Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Hime, a graduate student in Associate Professor David Weisrock’s lab in the Department of Biology, is one of only 10 students across the country who has been selected for the program. The NCSA’s Read more…

HPC Career Notes (August 2016)

Aug 1, 2016 |

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the high performance computing community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Check in each month for an updated list and you may even come across someone you know, or better 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. It was Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 28, 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. All 52 cabinets of @NERSC Cori #HPC (phase-2) arrive Read more…

Women in HPC Extends Deadline for SC16 Submissions

Jul 26, 2016 |

July 26 — As part of the workshop we invite submissions from women to present their HPC work to the HPC community as a poster and lightening talk. There will be the opportunity to meet with leading employers from across the HPC community and discuss your work with them. After submission, presenters will be provided Read more…

Oracle’s Large Tape Users Group Elects OLCF System Administrator as President

Jul 26, 2016 |

July 26 — This past spring Jason Anderson, high-performance computing systems administrator for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), was elected president of the Large Tape Users Group (LTUG), a branch of the Independent Oracle Users Group that serves as the voice for users of Oracle products and technologies. Oracle currently manufactures and sells StorageTek magnetic Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 21, 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. Mendenhall: As a non-#HPC expert, #XSEDE and #ECSS was Read more…

Lengau: Global Grand Challenges Through an African Lens

Jul 19, 2016 |

South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Program Director Kagiso Chikane recently welcomed 100 guests to the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) in Cape Town for the dedication of the fastest computer on the African continent. “Lengau,” which means “Cheetah” in the African Setswana language, ranked 121 on the June TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers.

HPC Pioneers to Speak at ORNL Led OpenSHMEM Workshop

Jul 18, 2016 |

July 18 — OpenSHMEM 2016, the leading workshop on OpenSHMEM research and related technologies, will be held on August 2 – 4, 2016 in Baltimore, MD. Each year of this workshop, we have engaging speakers and constructive discussions, and we expect no less from this year. The 2016 workshop will feature two dynamic keynote talks. Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jul 14, 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. Special delivery from Chippewa Falls! Cori Phase II Read more…