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Beowulf Boot Camp Returns to LSU July 6-10

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Louisiana State University will host the Beowulf Boot Camp, July 6-10, on the LSU campus. The course offers students and teachers a unique opportunity to work with advanced research technology not usually available in a typical classroom setting.



OpenStack Talk coming to Toronto TechKnowFile Event May 6

Ian Lumb, Bright Evangelist

Ian Lumb from Bright Computing will be presenting at the University of Toronto’s annual TechKnowFile event on May 6, 2015.

Cyfronet Launches World’s Largest HP Apollo 8000 Supercomputer

Marek Magryś from Cyfronet describes the new Prometheus system.

Cyfronet recently celebrated the launch of Poland’s fastest supercomputer. As the world’s largest deployment of the HP Apollo 8000 platform, the 1.68 Petaflop Prometheus system is powered by 41,472 Intel Haswell cores and 216 Terabytes of memory.

Podcast: Brendan Gregg on System Performance Methodologies

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In this Software Engineering Radio podcast, Netflix senior performance architect Brendan Gregg discusses systems performance and how the hardware and OS layers affect application behavior.

Interview: Intel’s Alan Gara Discusses the 180 Petaflop Aurora Supercomputer

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In this interview, Intel’s Alan Gara describes the Aurora system, a 180 Petaflop supercomputer coming to Argonne. “The Aurora system is based on our Omni-Path second generation. This is an Intel interconnect that we’ve been developing for some time now, and we’re really excited about the capabilities that we expect and scalability that we expect it to bring to high performance computing.”

Talking Machines Podcast Looks at Machine Learning

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In this Talking Machines podcast, Katherine Gorman hosts Ryan Adams from Harvard to preview their new podcast series on machine learning. “Machine learning is changing the questions we can ask of the world around us, here we explore how to ask the best questions and what to do with the answers.”

Video: 2015 Argonne State of the Lab Address

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“The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility’s (ALCF) mission is to accelerate major scientific discoveries and engineering breakthroughs for humanity by designing and providing world-leading computing facilities in partnership with the computational science community. We help researchers solve some of the world’s largest and most complex problems with our unique combination of supercomputing resources and expertise.”

Seagate Combines Cloud, HPC, and Electronic Solutions Groups

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Today Seagate announced that it is combining its Cloud Storage, High Performance Computing, and Electronic Solutions groups to further align the company’s full breadth of enterprise storage hardware capabilities.

Video: KAUST Prepares for Shaheen II Supercomputer

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In this video, Mootaz Elnozahy from KAUST discusses the arrival of the Shaheen II supercomputer. Some 25 times more powerful than its predecessor, Shaheen II is a Cray XC40 system with DataWarp burst buffer technology, a Cray Sonexion 2000 storage system, and a Cray Tiered Adaptive Storage (TAS) system.