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Archives for November 2013

Argonne Moves Towards Exascale

Argonne National Labs is developing Argo, a prototype exascale operating system.

A Look at the SC13 Emerging Technologies Booth

“We aimed at a good mix between industry, government labs, and academia, both from across the US as well as world-wide. We have several teams from Europe, for example Mont-Blanc, announcing the attack of the killer cellphones, or a team from Cern showing techniques for next-generation traffic engineering on WANs using OpenFlow.”

Creating a Better Infrastructure to Manage Big Data

Over the course of this talk, Trev Harmon looks back to the utility computing vision of Douglas Parkhill and proposes an application-centric workflow for the future that fulfills that vision across many disciplines of computing.

Nvidia Teams with IBM for Power Supercomputing and Big Data

“This partnership will bring supercomputer performance to the corporate data center, expanding the use of GPU accelerators well beyond the traditional supercomputing and technical computing markets,” said Ian Buck, vice president of Accelerated Computing at Nvidia. “It will also provide existing supercomputing and high performance computing customers with new choices and technologies to build powerful, energy-efficient systems that drive innovation and scientific discovery.”

OSC AweSim Program Developing App Store for HPC

The new AweSim project at OSC is developing an “App Store for HPC” to help manufacturers move towards virtual design and testing.

Job of the Week: HPC Middleware Engineer at Shell

Shell in the Netherlands is seeking an HPC Middleware Engineer in our Job of the Week.

How Allinea MAP helps Programmers Speed the Intel Xeon Phi

In this video from SC13, Intel Software Evangelist James Reinders describes how Allinea MAP helps programmers get the highest possible application performance from the Intel Xeon Phi.

Slidecast: Univa Acquires Grid Engine Software Assets

Univa has acquired Oracle Grid Engine assets and intellectual property, making it the sole commercial provider of Grid Engine. This is great news for the user community, as Univa Grid Engine is now moving forward with rapid growth in both technical and enterprise markets.

Video: iVEC Student Cluster Team Tunes Code with Allinea MAP

In this video from SC13, David Lecomber and Dr. Rebecca Hartman-Baker describe how the Student Cluster Team from iVEC in Australia used Allinea MAP to tune their applications for the competition.

Intel Parallel Universe Computing Challenge – Round 1

In this video, supercomputing teams compete in the Intel Parallel Universe Computing Challenge, a game show-style trivia & programming competition recorded live at SC13. Hosted by Mike Bernhardt and James Reinders, this opening battle pits the von Neumann Bottlenecks from LLNL versus Seoul National University.