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SC16 Releases Latest Invited Talk Spotlight: Dr. Thomas Sterling

Sep 27, 2016 |

Sept. 27 — This presentation will provide a comprehensive review of driving challenges, strategies, examples of existing runtime systems, and experiences. One important consideration is the possible future role of advances in computer architecture to accelerate the likely mechanisms embodied within typical runtimes. The talk will conclude with suggestions of future paths and work to Read more…

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…

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…

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 Releases Latest Invited Talk Spotlight: Dr. Thomas Theis

Sep 22, 2016 |

Sept. 22 — Research on new and emerging devices, circuits and architectures for computing, such as that pursued under the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI), can ultimately take high performance computing well beyond Exascale. Investing in exploratory research now can have a big impact beyond 2025. Invited speaker Dr. Thomas Theis is Executive Director of the 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…

SC16 Releases Latest Invited Talk Spotlight: Dr. Sadasivan Shankar

Sep 21, 2016 |

Sept. 21 — Think back to your childhood when you used Lego blocks to build structures. The Lego blocks were re-assembled to different structures for purely learning purposes. Let us take this a couple of steps further. Now imagine that the assembled structures themselves can be used for real functional applications. In addition, what if Read more…

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…

SC16 Releases Latest Invited Talk Spotlight: Author Sharon Bertsch McGrayne

Sep 20, 2016 |

Sept. 20 — Sharon Bertsch McGrayne is the author of several books about the history of science and scientific discoveries. Her last book was a history of Bayesian probability, “The Theory That Would Not Die: How Bayes’ Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines & Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy”. Summary Read more…

Quantum Names Molly Rector Vice President of Marketing

Sep 19, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 19 — Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that Molly Rector has joined the company as vice president, marketing. Rector brings more than 15 years of enterprise storage experience to the role, including 12 years as a chief marketing officer — most recently at DataDirect Networks (DDN), an HPC storage provider, and previously at archive storage vendor Read more…

Mellanox Appoints Alinka Flaminia as Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Sep 19, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, Sept. 19 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the appointment of Alinka Flaminia as its Senior Vice President and General Counsel assuming responsibility for the Company’s global legal affairs, public policy interests and compliance operations. She will report directly to Eyal Read more…

DDN Names Robert Triendl SVP Global Sales, Marketing and Field Services

Sep 16, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 16 — DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced the promotion of Robert Triendl to senior vice president of global sales, marketing and field services. Leveraging his more than eight years of experience successfully leading DDN’s Asia Pacific, European and Japanese markets, Triendl will now focus on accelerating the worldwide adoption of DDN’s end-to-end 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…

SC16 Releases Latest Invited Talk Spotlight: Dr. Masaki Satoh

Sep 15, 2016 |

Sept. 15 — Dr. Masaki Satoh, an internationally recognized expert in atmospheric science and professor at the University of Tokyo’s Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, will be an invited speaker at SC16. Satoh will speak on “A Super High-Resolution Global Atmospheric Simulation by the Non-Hydrostatic Icosahedral Atmospheric Model.” Satoh developed the Non-Hydrostatic Icosahedral Atmospheric Model Read more…

Donna Cox to Give “The Unofficial History of Visualization” Talk on September 15

Sep 14, 2016 |

Sept. 14 — Donna Cox, Director of NCSA‘s Advanced Visualization Laboratory (AVL), at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will give a talk titled, “The Unofficial History of Visualization” at 11:30 a.m. on September 15 at NCSA in the Auditorium. The talk, which will stream live and is open to the public, is part of NCSA’s 30th Anniversary Celebration. A pizza lunch will be Read more…

Larry Smarr’s “50 Years of Supercomputing” Talk to be Live Streamed

Sep 14, 2016 |

Sept. 14 — Larry Smarr, Founding Director of NCSA, will give a talk titled “50 Years of Supercomputing: From Colliding Black Holes to Dynamic Microbiomes to the Exascale” at 10 a.m. in the NCSA Auditorium on September 16. The talk, which will stream live and is open to the public, is part of NCSA’s 30th Anniversary Celebration. Smarr is a Read more…

Seidel Named Interim Vice President for Research for University of Illinois System

Sep 13, 2016 |

Sept. 13 — H. Edward Seidel, director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the Urbana-Champaign campus since 2013, was named interim vice president for research for the University of Illinois system. Seidel, a leading researcher in high-performance computing and relativity and astrophysics, assumed his new role Sept. 1. He succeeds Lawrence B. Schook, Read more…

BSC Researcher to Receive European Research Council Starting Grant

Sep 9, 2016 |

Sept. 9 — BSC researcher Xevi Roca will receive a European Research Council Starting Grant, one of the European Union’s most prestigious research grants, for a project to create new simulation methods to respond to the aviation industry’s most pressing challenges.  Roca, who has been working on geometry for aeronautical simulation since 2004, is proposing Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup (Sept. 8, 2016)

Sep 8, 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 @hpcnotes for Read more…