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NERSC Honors HPC Achievement Award Winners

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This week NERSC announced the winners of its third annual HPC Achievement Awards. The awards recognize NERSC users who have demonstrated an innovative use of HPC resources to solve a scientific problem or whose work has had an exceptional impact on scientific understanding or society.

Penguin Computing Launches Scyld ClusterWare for Hadoop

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Today Penguin Computing announced Scyld ClusterWare for Hadoop, adding greater capability to the company’s existing Scyld ClusterWare high performance computing cluster management solution.

Video: Assisting User’s Transition to Titan’s Accelerated Architecture

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In this video from the University of Houston CACDS HPC Workshop, Fernanda Foertter from ORNL presents: Leveraging Leadership Computing Facilities: Assisting User’s Transition to Titan’s Accelerated Architecture.

Three GPU Hackathons Going Global with OpenACC

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NCSA, ORNL, and CSCS will host a series of GPU Hackathons in 2015.

CoolIT Systems Cites Growing Demand for Liquid Cooling

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Today CoolIT Systems announced 2014 financials and growing demand for the company’s Direct Contact Liquid Cooling technologies.

Open Fabrics Workshop to Focus on Application Performance, NVM, and SoCs

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Today the Open Fabrics Alliance announced that their upcoming International OFS Developers’ Workshop will center around three major themes: Applications Performance, Non-Volatile Memory, and Systems-on-a-Chip (SoCs).

Video: Inside the Raijin Supercomputer Down Under

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In this video, Questacon visits NCI to take a look at Raijin, the southern hemisphere’s first petaflop super computer. “Raijin, named after the Shinto God of thunder, lightning and storms, is a Fujitsu Primergy high-performance, distributed-memory cluster, procured with funding from the Australian Government.”

Video: OpenACC Interoperability with CUDA C and Fortran

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“Developed by PGI, Cray, and NVIDIA, the OpenACC directives are a shared vision of how directives can simplify the programming model for accelerators, where each vendor is committed to support a common programming standard.”

UMBC Powers Climate Research with Dell | Terascala HPC Storage

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Today Terascala announced that the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) HPC Facility is using the company’s software to manage Lustre-based parallel storage.

Radio Free HPC on Lenovo’s Slipup with Superfish

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While Lenovo now scrambles into Damage Control mode in the wake of the Superfish scandal, the question for our readers is: how will this affect Lenovo’s ability to sell to the U.S. Federal supercomputing market?