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WorldQuant Ventures Invests in Cycle Computing

Today Cycle Computing announced that angel investment firm WorldQuant Ventures has invested in Cycle Computing. This is the company’s first outside investment. “We are excited to announce our investment in Cycle Computing,” said Steven Lau, Managing Director at WorldQuant Ventures. “Companies in the financial services industry are increasingly turning to computing resources to help meet business and regulatory needs. We believe Cycle Computing’s innovative cloud computing platform, along with the growing demand for computing services, provides an attractive investment opportunity for WorldQuant Ventures.”

Bright Computing to Showcase System Management Software at ISC 2016

Bright Computing’s recently appointed Silicon Valley-based management team, including CEO Bill Wagner and SVP Worldwide Sales Dan Kuczkowski, will be at the Bright booth, as well as Bright’s leading technical experts, giving booth visitors the opportunity to hear about Bright’s corporate strategy, the company’s latest product developments, and gain insight into the Bright roadmap.

NAG Rolls Out Software Modernization Service

Today the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) has announced the NAG Software Modernization Service. The new service solves the porting and performance challenges faced by customers wishing to use the capabilities of modern computing systems, such as multi-core CPUs, GPUs and Xeon Phi. NAG HPC software engineering experts modernize the code to enable portability to appropriate architectures, optimize for performance and assure robustness.

DDN Launches ES14K Storage Appliance with Intel Lustre for the Enterprise

“With more than a decade of experience in designing, installing and supporting Lustre-based storage, DDN is the most experienced Lustre provider and has worked closely with us over many years to design optimized Lustre-based storage systems. DDN’s latest ES14K offering delivers a high-performing, high density appliance for the HPC market built on Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre,” said Brent Gorda, GM of Intel’s High Performance Data Division.

CoolIT Systems to Showcase Next Generation Liquid Cooling at ISC 2016

Today CoolIT Systems announced that the company will showcase its energy efficient liquid cooling technologies for HPC at ISC 2016 in Frankfurt. “Our comprehensive offering of energy efficient liquid cooling solutions at ISC16 far exceeds anything CoolIT has done in the past,” says CoolIT Systems CEO and CTO Geoff Lyon. “With Europe at the forefront of energy efficient HPC, attendees can discover how rapidly the liquid cooling market is maturing, as evidenced by our growing list of global customers and OEM partners.”

Materials Lab at LBNL Releases Battery and Molecule Data to Public

The Materials Project has enabled some of the most exciting research in my group,” said Morgan, who also serves on the Materials Project’s advisory board. “By providing easy access to a huge database, as well as tools to process that data for thermodynamic predictions, the Materials Project has enabled my group to rapidly take on materials design projects that would have been prohibitive just a few years ago.”

Video: Why We Need More Women in HPC

In this video, Dr. Toni Collis from the Women in HPC community presents: The Importance of Grace and Why We Need More Women in HPC. “The underrepresentation of women is a challenge that the entire supercomputing industry faces. Research shows that diverse teams increase productivity, and yet HPC still struggles to attract and retain female users. “

1998 ATLAS Paper Wins SC16 Test of Time Award

SC16 has announced the winner of their Test of Time Award. This year the winning paper “Automatically Tuned Linear Algebra Software” by Clint Whaley and Jack Dongarra. The paper, which has received hundreds of citations with new citations still appearing, is about ATLAS – an autotuning, optimized implementation of the Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms (BLAS).

ISC to Livestream Student Cluster Awards Ceremony

ISC 2016 is only a week away, and the conference expects to host over 3000 supercomputing professionals from around the world. To bring some of the highlights home, the conference is planning to livestream video from the HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition Awards Session.

OCF Staffs Up Largest HPC Delivery Team in the UK

OCF in the UK reports that the company continues to expand its operations. The high performance computing integrator is recruiting a number of new staff to meet the growing appetite and demand for HPC and data analytics solutions across universities, research institutes and commercial businesses in the UK.