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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…

Dr. Maria Klawe to Present “Diversity and Inclusion in Supercomputing” at SC16

Sep 6, 2016 |

Sept. 6 — Like many other computing research areas, women and other minority groups are significantly under-represented in supercomputing.  This talk discusses successful strategies for significantly increasing the number of women and students of color majoring in computer science and explores how these strategies might be applied to supercomputing. Speaker Background: Dr. Maria Klawe began Read more…

HPC Career Notes (Sept. 2016)

Sep 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…

Seven Women in IT Chosen to Help Build and Operate SCinet at SC16

Aug 30, 2016 |

Aug. 30 — Seven women who work in IT departments at research institutions around the country have been chosen to help build and operate SCinet, the very high capacity SC conference network, under the “Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS)” program. Now in its second year, WINS is a collaboration between the University Corporation 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…

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 (Aug. 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…