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IDC Announces HPC Innovation Excellence Award Recipients at ISC16

Jun 21, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 21 — International Data Corporation (IDC) today announced the tenth round of recipients of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award at ISC16, a major international supercomputing conference, in Frankfurt, Germany. This year’s winners include The Centre for Computational Medicine, University of Toronto; Walt Disney Animation Studios; DreamWorks Animation; Fortissimo/Ergolines GPUdb; United States Postal Service; Novartis/Amazon Web 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…

New Microchip Designed by Team at UC Davis

Jun 20, 2016 |

June 20 — A microchip containing 1,000 independent programmable processors has been designed by a team at the University of California, Davis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The energy-efficient “KiloCore” chip has a maximum computation rate of 1.78 trillion instructions per second and contains 621 million transistors. The KiloCore was presented at the 2016 Symposium on Read more…

Dongarra Honored with Pair of Prestigious Supercomputing Awards

Jun 16, 2016 |

Jack Dongarra, one of today’s most distinguished HPC leaders, is adding two awards to his long list. The Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) recently honored Dongarra with the High Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing Achievement Award at the annual High Performance and Distributed Computing Conference in Kyoto, Japan, while the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) will bestow him with the Super Computing (SC) 2016 Test of Time Award at its conference in November.

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jun 16, 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. Jim Kurose discussing @NSF_CISE's vision for research #cyberinfrastructure. #bluewaters @XSEDEscience pic.twitter.com/S7msWMPZjO — NCSAatIllinois (@NCSAatIllinois) June 13, 2016 Read more…

Seymour Cray, Sidney Fernbach, Ken Kennedy Awards Nominations Due July 1

Jun 16, 2016 |

June 16 — Each year, SC showcases not only the best and brightest stars of high performance computing, but also its rising stars and those who have made a lasting impression. Some of the most prestigious awards given at SC are the Seymour Cray, Sidney Fernbach, and Ken Kennedy Awards that honor the memory of Read more…

XSEDE Names 2016 Campus Champion Fellows

Jun 16, 2016 |

June 16 — The National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) program has named the fifth cohort of Fellows for its Campus Champions (CC) program, pairing a Champion with a member of XSEDE’s Extended Collaborative Support Services (ECSS) staff to work on real-world science and engineering projects for about one year. Campus Read more…

SC16 Releases Part Two of Q&A With General Chair John West

Jun 15, 2016 |

June 15 — SC16 General Chair John West works at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) as the Director of Strategic Initiatives. At TACC, he is involved in identifying new communities that can benefit from TACC’s advanced computing technologies and in connecting industry partners to TACC’s advanced computing expertise. He has been a volunteer with Read more…

Women in HPC Lead the Change to Improve Diversity at ISC 2016

Jun 10, 2016 |

EDINBURGH, Scotland, June 10 — Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) will be running several activities at ISC High Performance 2016 with the aim of broadening participation in the conference. The range of activities is designed to reach as broad an audience as possible, to prompt discussion and encourage the adoption of best diversity practices Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jun 9, 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. Great scene today as pieces of the Owens Cluster are brought in, meanwhile the retired Glenn Cluster Read more…

ACM Elects First All-Female Leadership Team

Jun 9, 2016 |

June 9 — ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has announced the election of new officers who will lead the organization for a two-year term beginning July 1. Heading the new team will be incoming President Vicki L. Hanson. Hanson is a Distinguished Professor of Computing at Rochester Institute of Technology, and Professor and Chair Read more…

All-Girls NERSC Supercomputing Team Heads to ISC

Jun 8, 2016 |

NERSC receives many high school and college students as interns, which is a great source of talent, especially if one is thinking of building a team for a competition. And that’s exactly what computational scientist Rebecca Hartman-Baker did. She pulled together six capable and accomplished high school and university students and built the NERSC Team Read more…

Work on Blue Waters Earns Illinois Professors Editor’s Choice Pick

Jun 8, 2016 |

June 8 — The blazing fast processing speed of the Blue Waters supercomputer yielded frigid results and a hot honor for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign chemistry professor So Hirata. Selected by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications last year as a Blue Waters Professor, Hirata was able to take advantage of the computing time set aside for these Read more…

NERSC Fields its First Student Cluster Competition Team

Jun 7, 2016 |

June 7 — Five former NERSC interns and one current intern have joined forces to participate in the Student Cluster Competition at ISC16, June 20-22 in Frankfurt, Germany, marking the first time that NERSC has fielded a student cluster competition team. The all-female team comprises two high schoolers and four college undergrads: Kristi Arroyo, a Read more…

Eyal Waldman Awarded Honorary Doctorate by Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Jun 7, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and YOKNEAM, Israel, June 7 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high performance cloud and storage networking solutions, announced today that Eyal Waldman, Mellanox’s Founder, President and CEO, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. The annual ceremony for awarding Honorary Doctorates was held on June 6, 2016, where Mr. Waldman was presented Read more…

SC16 Releases Poster & ACM Student Research Competition Submission Details

Jun 6, 2016 |

June 6 — June is here and before you know it so will the SC16 Poster & ACM Student Research Competition deadline of 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 discussions with Conference Read more…

Great Lakes Consortium Awards Access to Blue Waters to 11 Research Projects

Jun 3, 2016 |

June 3 — How the flu virus enters a cell in the body. Evaluating economic policy impacts of potential future climate change. Understanding the dynamics and physics of atomic matter during galaxy cluster formation. These are just a few of the research projects being pursued by the 11 science and engineering teams from across the Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jun 2, 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. Less than 19 days left for #ISC16. It's going to be worth the wait for some 3,000 Read more…

New HPC SaaS, Alces Flight, Offered on Amazon Web Services

Jun 2, 2016 |

Options for HPC use on Amazon Web Services continue to grow. An AWS post yesterday noted Alces Flight – an HPC cluster provisioning and Software as a Service company (SaaS) with a library of 750 scientific applications – is now available for AWS users. Jeff Barr, AWS’s Chief Evangelist, noted in his related post, “Today Read more…