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Free eBook: Optimizing HPC Applications with Intel Cluster Tools

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“Optimizing HPC Applications with Intel Cluster Tools takes the reader on a tour of the fast-growing area of high performance computing and the optimization of hybrid programs. These programs typically combine distributed memory and shared memory programming models and use the Message Passing Interface (MPI) and OpenMP for multi-threading to achieve the ultimate goal of high performance at low power consumption on enterprise-class workstations and compute clusters. The book focuses on optimization for clusters consisting of the Intel Xeon processor, but the optimization methodologies also apply to the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor and heterogeneous clusters mixing both architectures.”

John Barr on the Power and the Processor

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In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, John Barr surveys the technologies that will underpin the next generation of HPC processors and finds that software, not hardware, holds the key.

Slidecast: Cycle Computing Powers 70,000-core AWS Cluster for HGST

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Has Cloud HPC finally made it’s way to the Missing Middle? In this slidecast, Jason Stowe from Cycle Computing describes how the company enabled HGST to spin up a 70,000-core cluster from AWS and then return it 8 hours later. “One of HGST’s engineering workloads seeks to find an optimal advanced drive head design, taking 30 days to complete on an in-house cluster. In layman terms, this workload runs 1 million simulations for designs based upon 22 different design parameters running on 3 drive media Running these simulations using an in-house, specially built simulator, the workload takes approximately 30 days to complete on an internal cluster.”

Announcing the 6th HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2015

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Today the HPC Advisory Council announced that the organization will host the 6th HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2015 in Lugano, from March 23rd to 25th, 2015.

Alex Bouzari Presents: DDN Vision

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“By developing technology which solves the 21st century challenges of massive data creation and complex information analytics — what many are calling the “Big Data Era,” and leveraging an extensive network of go-to-market partners which includes IBM, HP, Dell, and Sony, DDN has successfully deployed thousands of systems in enterprises, universities and government agencies worldwide.”

Why Innovation Shouldn’t be a Dirty Secret

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In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Richard Holland from the Pistoia Alliance considers how even competitors can work together to lower the barriers to innovation, without giving away their commercial secrets.

PGI Steps up with Support for Jetson TK1 and Power8

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At SC14, Nvidia announced that it is developing an enhanced version of the widely used PGI optimizing compilers which will allow developers to quickly develop new applications or run Linux x86-based GPU-accelerated applications on IBM POWER CPU systems with minimal effort.

Site-wide Storage Use Case and Early User Experience with Infinite Memory Engine

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“IME unleashes a new I/O provisioning paradigm. This breakthrough, software defined storage application introduces a whole new new tier of transparent, extendable, non-volatile memory (NVM), that provides game-changing latency reduction and greater bandwidth and IOPS performance for the next generation of performance hungry scientific, analytic and big data applications – all while offering significantly greater economic and operational efficiency than today’s traditional disk-based and all flash array storage approaches that are currently used to scale performance.”

Job of the Week: Director of HPC at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York city is seeking an HPC Director in our Job of the Week. HPC Matters!

Remarkable NASA Simulations Show C02 Migration

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NASA Goddard has posted some remarkable simulations that offer a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.