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New Approach to Computationally Designing Drugs for GPCRs

Sep 8, 2016 |

Modeling protein interactions with drugs has long been computationally challenging. One obstacle is these interactions often take relatively long to occur and conventional molecular dynamics simulation is insufficient. This week a group of researchers, using several EXSEDE supercomputers, report a hybrid in silico-experimental approach that shows promise as a drug design tool for use with G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs)

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…

Japan’s Post-K Computer Hits 1-2 Year Speed Bump

Sep 8, 2016 |

At the HPC User Forum in Austin, Texas, Dr. Yutaka Ishikawa, project lead for RIKEN AICS, confirmed that Japan’s next-generation supercomputer, the Post-K computer, has been delayed by one-to-two years, slipping from its original 2020 target to either 2021 or 2022. The additional time is needed to ensure sufficient processor volume, sources report. With the adjusted Read more…

OSS Announces Availability of NVIDIA Tesla P100 for PCIe With GPUs for Demanding Datacenters

Sep 8, 2016 |

ESCONDIDO, Calif., Sept. 8 — One Stop Systems (OSS), a leading provider of high performance computing appliances for HPC applications, today announced that its High Density Compute Accelerator (HDCA) and its Express Box 3600 (EB3600) are now available for purchase with the NVIDIA Tesla P100 for PCIe GPU. These high-density platforms deliver teraflop performance with greatly Read more…

IBM Unveils Series of New Servers

Sep 8, 2016 |

ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 8 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today revealed a series of new servers designed to help propel cognitive workloads and to drive greater data center efficiency. Featuring a new chip, the Linux-based lineup incorporates innovations from the OpenPOWER community that deliver higher levels of performance and greater computing efficiency than available on any x86-based server. Collaboratively developed Read more…

IBM Debuts Power8 Chip with NVLink and 3 New Systems

Sep 8, 2016 |

Not long after revealing more details about its next-gen Power9 chip due in 2017, IBM today rolled out three new Power8-based Linux servers and a new version of its Power8 chip featuring on-chip NVLink interconnect. One of the servers – Power S822LC for High Performance Computing – uses the new chip (Power8 with NVLink) to Read more…

Merged Dell-EMC Targets Hybrid Cloud

Sep 7, 2016 |

If bigger is better, the new IT behemoth Dell Technologies Inc. that combines the holdings of Dell and storage leader EMC Corp. fits the bill with the completion a $60 billion merger of cloud, storage, virtualization and hardware components that will seek to be all things to all enterprise IT customers.

Juniper Networks to Provide Networking Infrastructure for New NCAR Supercomputer

Sep 7, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 7 — Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced it has been selected by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to provide the networking infrastructure for a new supercomputer that will be used by researchers to predict climate patterns and assess the effects of global Read more…

Early Science Teams Prepare for Theta at Hands-on Workshop

Sep 7, 2016 |

Sept. 7 — From Aug. 16-19, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, hosted researchers from its Theta Early Science Program (ESP) for a hands-on workshop to help them port, benchmark, and optimize their applications on the facility’s next-generation Intel-Cray system. “This workshop gives ESP Read more…

Fujitsu to Supply University of Tokyo With New System

Sep 7, 2016 |

TOKYO, Japan, Sept. 7 — Fujitsu has received an order for an experiment-analysis system from Kamioka Observatory, part of the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR) at the University of Tokyo. The system is destined for Kamioka Observatory’s Super-Kamiokande facility, which is helping to shed light on the workings of the universe through the observation of Read more…

Huawei Releases Intel Rack Scale Design-Based Servers

Sep 7, 2016 |

Sept. 7 — Huawei released new servers based on Intel Rack Scale Design (Intel RSD) architecture at HUAWEI CONNECT 2016 . The introduction of the Huawei FusionServer E9000 Converged Architecture Blade Server and FusionServer X6800 High-Density Server highlights how Huawei’s is striving to forge a new hyper-scale data center ecosystem. In the face of ever-growing Read more…

SAVE Project to Improve HSA Energy Use Wraps Up

Sep 6, 2016 |

The three-year European SAVE project, which wraps up this week, has produced tools and technologies that can help reduce heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) energy costs by 20 percent say its organizers. SAVE is the somewhat abbreviated acronym for Self-Adaptive Virtualization-Aware High-Performance/Low-Energy Heterogeneous System Architectures, a EU collaborative research project, funded by the EU’s Seventh Framework Read more…

NREL Supercomputing Model Assists With Wind and Solar Generation Study

Sep 2, 2016 |

Sept. 2 — A new study from the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) used high-performance computing capabilities and innovative visualization tools to model, in unprecedented detail, how the power grid of the eastern United States could operationally accommodate higher levels of wind and solar photovoltaic generation. The analysis considered Read more…

Blue Waters Supercomputer Used to Create 3D Elevation Models for White House Arctic Initiative

Sep 1, 2016 |

URBANA, Ill., Sept. 1 — The high-resolution topographic maps of Alaska released today—part of a White House Arctic initiative to inform better decision-making in the Arctic—were made possible by the Blue Waterssupercomputer at the University of Illinois’ National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Blue Waters is the world’s largest computing and data analysis resource on an academic campus. Paul Morin, Read more…

Bridges Supercomputer Enters Production

Sep 1, 2016 |

Sept. 1 — The Bridges system at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) entered production operations last month, in support of advances in science, research, engineering, and education. Following approval by the National Science Foundation (NSF), this status change marks the transition to completing integration with other Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) compute resources, Read more…

DOE’s Year-old HPC4Mfg Program Announces 13 New Projects

Aug 31, 2016 |

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program, roughly a year old, continues to gather momentum with the recent award of $3.8M for 13 new industry projects. More effective collaboration with and transfer of HPC knowledge to industry is a growing imperative at DOE and aligned with the National Strategic Computing Read more…

IU Celebrates Launch of Three New HPC Systems

Aug 31, 2016 |

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Aug. 31 — Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, cancer—all three are deadly diseases, all three are part of genomic research happening at Indiana University through the Precision Health Initiative—and all three will soon benefit from newly available computing systems at IU. With the launch of three new high performance computing (HPC) resources at Indiana University, researchers could Read more…

IBM Advances Against x86 with Power9

Aug 30, 2016 |

After offering OpenPower Summit attendees a limited preview in April, IBM is unveiling further details of its next-gen CPU, Power9, which the tech mainstay is counting on to regain market share ceded to rival Intel. Built on GlobalFoundries 14nm finFET process technology, Power9 will be the centerpiece in Power-based servers starting in the second half of Read more…

Supermicro Introduces Latest Virtualization Optimized Server and Storage Systems at VMworld 2016

Aug 29, 2016 |

Aug. 29 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in compute, storage, and networking technologies and green computing is introducing the very latest virtualization optimized server and storage systems at VMworld 2016 in booth 2170, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center. The new all-NVMe flash VSAN solution is based on the 1U Read more…

UTA Physicists Get $1 Million to Upgrade Titan Software

Aug 25, 2016 |

Aug. 25 — Physicists at The University of Texas at Arlington have been awarded a new $1.06 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to upgrade the software that runs on the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility in Tennessee to support extremely data-heavy scientific applications such as advanced biology and materials Read more…