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Byrd Emphasizes Value of Visualization at XSEDE14

Jul 31, 2014 |

Visualization expert Dr. Vetria Byrd closed out the XSEDE14 conference in Atlanta with a passionate talk about the value of visualization across all areas of research and scholarship, as well as a snapshot of some of her recent effort to bring more people into the visualization fold. Dr. Byrd, the director of advanced visualization at Read more…

Blue Waters Project to Offer Graduate Course on Visualization

Jul 7, 2014 |

July 7 — The Blue Waters project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will offer a graduate course on High Performance Visualization for Large-Scale Scientific Data Analytics in Spring 2015. This semester-long online course will provide students with free access to Blue Waters, one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Blue Waters performs quadrillions Read more…

SDSC Assists Researchers in Wildlife Tracking Project

Jul 3, 2014 |

July 3 — A team including researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research has developed a novel methodology that for the first time combines 3D and advanced range estimator technologies to provide highly detailed data on the range and movements of terrestrial, aquatic, and avian wildlife Read more…

NICE Launches Remote Viz in the Cloud

Jun 30, 2014 |

For 17 years NICE has been delivering grid- and cloud-based solutions aimed at enhancing user productivity and optimizing computing resources. The company’s NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) product provides remote access 2D/3D interactive applications over a standard network. Now through a partnership with Amazon Web Services, potential users can test drive DCV in the EC2 cloud. AWS Read more…

SysFera to Demonstrate Latest Release of SysFera-DS at TERATEC Forum 2014

Jun 17, 2014 |

VILLEURBANNE, France, June 17 — SysFera, a software innovator that simplifies management and accessibility of high performance computing (HPC) environments, is a Silver Sponsor of TERATEC Forum 2014 scheduled for July 1-2 at the École Polytechnique campus at Palaiseau near Paris. SysFera will host a booth and demonstrate its latest software release of SysFera-DS with new visualisation and infrastructure management Read more…

NCSA Visualizations Featured at Adler Planetarium

May 15, 2014 |

May 15 — Data-driven visualizations created by NCSA’s Advanced Visualization Laboratory (AVL) will be featured in the Adler Planetarium’s new live show “Destination Solar System.” Opening May 16, the show takes visitors on a tour “from sizzling solar flares on the Sun to liquid methane lakes on Saturn’s moon.” “We didn’t just want to visit the planets, we Read more…

ArrayFire v2.0 Released

Dec 17, 2013 |

ATLANTA, Ga. Dec. 17 — Today we announce the release of ArrayFire v2.0, adding full commercial support for OpenCL devices including all AMD APUs and AMD FirePro graphics, Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, CUDA GPUs from NVIDIA, and other OpenCL devices from Imagination, Freescale, ARM, Altera, and Apple. A complete list ArrayFire v2.0 updates and new Read more…

Bull Receives Honors in HPCwire Readers’ and Editor’s Choice Awards

Nov 19, 2013 |

DENVER, Colo., Nov. 19 — Bull announced today that it has received top honors in the 2013 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards. HPCwire announced the winners at the start of the Opening Reception at the 2013 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC13), in Denver, Colorado. A complete list of Read more…

Titan Gets A Little Help

Nov 18, 2013 |

With the announcement of the 42nd TOP500 list at SC13 in Denver today, Titan, the 17.6 petaflop (Rmax) Cray XK7 system installed at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory, held onto its number-two spot for another year, but in this era of big data, even the largest supercomputer in the United States Read more…

TACC to Deploy Maverick for Visualization and Data Analysis

Nov 18, 2013 |

The Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, along with technology partners HP and NVIDIA, today announced that they will deploy Maverick in January 2014, a unique, powerful, high performance visualization and data analytics resource for the open science and engineering community. “Maverick will be deployed for open science research Read more…

Altair Announces Availability of Display Manager

Nov 18, 2013 |

DENVER, Nov. 18 — Altair today announced the general availability of Display Manager, a web-based environment for remote visualization of very big data arising from large high-performance computing (HPC) simulations. This product is designed for extreme performance even in networks with challenging latencies, and enables access to graphically intensive applications through a simple web browser. “Display Manager eliminates the Read more…

SysFera-DS Version 4.0 for HPC Management Released

Nov 18, 2013 |

DENVER, Colo., Nov. 18 — SysFera has announced version 4.0 of its SysFera-DS software solution that further simplifies high performance computing (HPC) infrastructure management and remote application usage. SysFera-DS is an innovative software solution for federating and managing hybrid HPC environments, from clusters to clouds. This latest version adds an improved remote-visualization module and extended support for Read more…

SC13 Research Highlight: Petascale DNS of Turbulent Channel Flow

Nov 15, 2013 |

Whether a car on the highway, a plane flying through the air, or a ship in the ocean, all of these transport systems move through fluids. And in nearly all cases, the fluid flowing around these vehicles will be turbulent. With over 20% of global energy consumption expended on transportation, the large fraction of the Read more…

Intel Invites Fovia to Present at SC13

Nov 14, 2013 |

Nov. 14 — Fovia, Inc., a world leader in volume rendering technology, today announced that it would be presenting “Diagnosis is Painless” as part of Intel’s exhibit, “Discover Your Parallel Universe. Look Inside.™” at Supercomputing 2013 (SC13), the world’s premier conference on high performance computing (HPC). Fovia will be showcasing High Definition Volume Rendering, an Read more…

Kitware to Exhibit Advancements in HPC at SC13

Nov 14, 2013 |

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., Nov. 14 — Kitware will exhibit recent work in HPC, data analysis and visualization, and modeling & simulation at Supercomputing 2013 (SC13) in Denver, CO. Through advancements in high-performance computing, distributed visualization and data processing, Kitware is helping researchers to overcome challenges of managing, analyzing, and visualizing data in a meaningful way. Kitware will Read more…

Why We Remember Some Visualizations and Forget Others

Nov 1, 2013 |

Researchers from Harvard and MIT have teamed up to address an important question: what makes a data visualization memorable? The conventional opinion is that it’s easy to identify “bad” data visualization: tacky renderings with too much text, excessive ornamentation, distracting colors, and kitschy clip art. Top twelve most memorable visualizations from the experiment (Image courtesy Read more…

GPU Database Speeds Big Data Visualization

Oct 21, 2013 |

Creating visualizations of enormous datasets used to be a strictly HPC endeavor, but that’s starting to change. A new massively parallel database, called MapD, developed by MIT researchers Todd Mostak and Samuel Madden, uses off-the-shelf GPUs to crunch complex spatial and GIS data in real time. The approach is significantly faster than conventional CPU-based systems. Read more…

LSU Launches Interactive Supercomputer

Sep 10, 2013 |

Researchers at Louisiana State University’s Center for Computation & Technology have deployed an interaction-oriented compute cluster, named Melete after the Greek muse of practice.

Preparing for Solar Storms

Aug 26, 2013 |

It may not be possible to prevent devastating space-weather events like solar storms from reaching the earth’s surface, but with enough warning, we can prepare for them. Scientists believe that mapping the earth’s magnetosphere – the magnetic shield that stops most but not all of these storms – is the first step.

Saddling Phi for TACC’s Stampede

May 17, 2013 |

The Xeon Phi coprocessor might be the new kid on the high performance block, but out of all first-rate kickers of the Intel tires, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) got the first real jab with its new top ten Stampede system.We talk with the center’s Karl Schultz about the challenges of programming for Phi–but more specifically, the optimization…