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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…

PSC Staff to Present on Big Data Resources, Education and Technology at XSEDE16

Jul 13, 2016 |

July 13 — Experts from the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and their collaborators will present a number of topics at XSEDE16, the fifth annual conference of the NSF-funded Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). XSEDE16 will take place at the Intercontinental Miami Hotel on July 17 through 21. The theme for XSEDE 16 is Read more…

A Celebration of Women in HPC

Jul 7, 2016 |

Why are there not more women in HPC? This was the simple question that led to the formation of the Women in HPC (WHPC) network nearly three years ago. Under the direction of founder Dr. Toni Collis of the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC), the organization has been gaining momentum and making a name for itself since its inaugural Women in HPC workshop at SC14. At ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, WHPC expanded its program to three events: its fourth international Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) workshop; a BOF on women in HPC; and a networking luncheon. The BOF (June 21) and the workshop (June 23) shared the theme of addressing the gender gap in HPC. Women in HPC has found that women make up between 5 and 17 percent of HPC users, researchers and conference attendees.

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…

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…

HPC Career Notes (July 2016)

Jul 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…

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…

PRACE Council Elects New Leadership

Jun 29, 2016 |

June 29 — At their 21st meeting, the PRACE Council, the highest decision-making body of the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, elected a new Chair and Vice-Chair for the coming 2 years. PRACE – the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe – counts 25 European Members States and Associated Countries as its members. PRACE aims to 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.

Profile of a Data Science Pioneer

Jun 28, 2016 |

As he approaches retirement, Reagan Moore reflects on SRB, iRODS, and the ongoing challenge of helping scientists manage their data. In 1994, Reagan Moore managed the production computing systems at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), a job that entailed running and maintaining huge Cray computing systems as well as networking, archival storage, security, job scheduling, and visualization systems. At the time, research was evolving from analyses done by individuals on single computers into a collaborative activity using distributed, interconnected and heterogeneous resources.

South Africa Team Claims Third ISC Student Cluster Championship

Jun 23, 2016 |

At an awards ceremony held yesterday at ISC 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, a roar of applause filled the auditorium as Team South Africa took to the stage to collect their third HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition championship prize from HPC luminary Thomas Sterling. “I have to say that this is extraordinary,” said Sterling, who was helping to officiate along with Gilad Shainer (of Mellanox).

Spectra Logic CEO Publishes New Book

Jun 23, 2016 |

BOULDER, Colo., June 23 — Spectra Logic, the deep storage experts, today announced that Spectra Logic Chief Executive Officer, Nathan C. Thompson, with colleagues Bob Cone and John Kranz, published a new book, “Society’s Genome: Genetic Diversity’s Role in Digital Preservation.” “Society’s Genome: Genetic Diversity’s Role in Digital Preservation” is a guide to understanding greater trends 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…

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…

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…