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Sean Hefty Presents: Scalable Fabric Interfaces

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In this video from the OpenFabrics International Developer Workshop 2014, Sean Hefty from Intel presents: Scalable Fabric Interfaces. “The OFI Working Group Charter is to develop an extensible, open source framework and interfaces aligned with ULP and application needs for high-performance fabric services.”

5 Billion Core-Hours Up for Grabs: INCITE’s Call for Proposals

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The winning INCITE proposals will receive awards of time on Mira, the 10-petaflops IBM Blue Gene/Q at the Argonne National Laboratory, and Titan, the 27-petaflops Cray XK7 at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

New Networking Group: Women in HPC

The launch of the Women in High Performance Computing (WiHPC) network will include talks on the obstacles facing women in HPC and how to broaden participation.

Earthquake Simulation Breaks Petaflop Barrier on SuperMUC

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A team of computer scientists, mathematicians and geophysicists have pushed the performance of the SeisSol earthquake simulation software on the SuperMUC computer at the Leibniz Supercomputing Center to beyond one petaflop, a factor of five improvement in speed.

HPC Storage: Current Status and Future Directions

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“Compared to frequent developments in CPUs and accelerators, disk and storage communication technologies as well as parallel file systems are not realizing the same rate of innovation (Moore’s Law). However, this is changing as a number of new new and interesting technologies and developments such as HAMR drives, hybrid disks, intelligent flash, and new communication protocols including 12 Gb/s SAS and PCI-E direct attach are becoming available in the industry. This presentation intends to explain these technological directions and explore what these techniques mean for HPC storage over the coming years.”

Seeking Nominations for the HPC Innovation Excellence Awards

“While there are multiple benchmarks to measure the performance of technical computers, there currently isn’t an adequate methodology to evaluate the economic and scientific value HPC systems contribute. The HPC Innovation Excellence Award Program is designed to help close that gap.”

Georgia Tech Becomes Latest Intel Parallel Computing Center

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Intel has selected Georgia Tech as the site of one of its newest Parallel Computing Centers. “The IPCC at Georgia Tech will develop new parallel algorithms and software for quantum chemistry and biomolecular simulation. Research will target large-scale computer systems using Intel Xeon Processors and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. The center will also develop new curricular materials to equip future computer scientists with the skills to fully realize the capabilities of parallel computing resources for scientific applications.”

Video: CUDA 6 and Beyond

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In this video, Nvidia’s Mark Harris, provides a detailed look at the top new features of CUDA 6, including a deep-dive review of Unified Memory, which makes GPU programming easier by automatically migrating data between the CPU and GPU.

Supercomputing the Mechanism of Short-term Memory

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In his recent paper, Lester Ingber explores the relationship between large-scale, or “top-down” activities in the brain and short-term memory and consciousness.

Altair Wins Boeing Performance Excellence Award

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“We have worked with Boeing since 2005 and are honored to receive this award in acknowledgement of our efforts over the last twelve months,” said Mak Gilbert, engineering manager at Altair ProductDesign. “Our specialist teams work alongside Boeing’s engineers to optimise the performance and minimise the weight of their aircraft on a daily basis. We are grateful to receive this award as a sign of the successful and close working relationship between our two companies.”