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Attacking HIV with Titan and Blue Waters

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“The highly parallel molecular dynamics code NAMD was was one of the first codes to run on a GPU cluster when G80 and CUDA were introduced in 2007, and is now used to perform petascale biomolecular simulations, including a 64-million-atom model of the HIV virus capsid, on the GPU-accelerated Cray XK7 Blue Waters and ORNL Titan machines.”

Interview: Intel Taking Lustre into New Markets

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“It’s been nearly three years since Intel acquired Whamcloud and its Lustre engineering team. With Intel’s recent announcement that Lustre will power the 2018 Aurora supercomputer at Argonne, we took the opportunity to catch up with Brent Gorda, general manager of Intel High Performance Data Division at Intel Corporation.”

UK Met Office Selects PBS Pro for Workload Management

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Today Altair announced that PBS Professional has been selected to manage workloads for the Cray supercomputer being installed by the Met Office, the British government’s national weather service.

Slidecast: Vectorize or Die – Unlocking Performance

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“The free ride of faster performance with increased clock speeds is long gone. Software must be both threaded and vectorized to fully utilize today’s and tomorrow’s hardware. But modernization is not without cost. Not all threading or vectorization designs are worthwhile. How do you choose which designs to implement without disrupting ongoing development? Learn how data driven threading and vectorization design can yield long term performance growth with less risk and more impact.”

Women in HPC Workshop at ISC High Performance 2015

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“Our workshop at ISC will bring together female early career researchers with a focus on European participation, providing them with the opportunity to showcase their work and network with role-models and peers in an environment designed to reduce the stereotype of men dominating the field of HPC. The workshop will open with an introduction on current research by the Women in HPC network, what the current demographics of the HPC community are and the differences experienced by men and women in the field.”

E4-ARKA: ARM64+GPU+IB is Now Here

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“E4 Computer Engineering has introduced ARKA, the first server solution based on ARM 64 bit SoC dedicated to HPC. The compute node is boosted by discrete GPU NVIDIA cards K20 with 10Gb ethernet and FDR InfiniBand networks implemented by default. In this presentation, the hardware configuration of the compute node is described in detail. The unique capabilities of the ARM+GPU+IB combination are described, including many synthetic benchmarks and application tests with particular attention to molecular dynamics software.”

Video: HPC Solution Stack on OpenPOWER

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“This demo will show the capability of IBM OpenPOWER that can be the foundation of the complicated High Performance Computing complete solution. From the HPC cluster deployment, job scheduling, system management, application management to the science computing workloads on top of them, all these components can be well constructed on top of IBM OpenPOWER platform with good usability and performance. Also this demo shows the simplicity of migrating a complete x86 based HPC stack to the OpenPOWER platform.”

SERC Installs India’s First Petaflop Supercomputer

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Today Cray announced that the SERC Research Center in Bangalore has installed India’s first Petaflop supercomputer. Called “SahasraT,” the 1.4 Petaflop Cray XC40 supercomputer is a hybrid system with Intel Xeon processors, Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, and Nvidia GPUs.

JSC and IBM Win the Inaugural Hans Meuer Award

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Today ISC announced that a research paper in the area of in-memory architecture, jointly submitted by a team of seven researchers representing the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), IBM Germany, and the IBM Watson Research Center in the US, has been selected to receive the inaugural Hans Meuer Award.

RCE Podcast Looks at Apache Spark

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In this RCE podcast, Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres speak with Matei Zaharia about Apache Spark, a fast engine for large-scale data processing.