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Indian Research Labs Speed Code Development with Allinea

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Scientists at the CSIR Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in India are accelerating their work thanks to profiling and debugging tools from Allinea Software.

Austrians Monitor Flood Waters with Visual Analysis System

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The potential effect of flood waters can now be assessed more quickly, due to a new feature for Visdom, a Visual Analysis System which can be used to make faster decisions regarding flood defenses at times of severe flooding.

Yet Another Mountain: CSCS Readies Piz Dora Cray XC Supercomputer

Piz Dora, the extension of Cray XC system at CSCS

“This is an addition to our existing Cray XC platform, which we have called Piz Dora,” says CSCS media spokesperson Angela Detjen. Piz Dora has a maximum capability of 1.258 petaflops – a petaflop is the equivalent of 1,000,000,000,000,000 (a quadrillion) calculations per second.”

Altair Architects for Exascale with PBS Professional 13.0

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At Supercomputing 2014 in New Orleans, Altair announced key features for PBS Professional 13.0, scheduled to launch in Q1 2015. The new version will take scalability to the next level, with massive jumps in supported system size, job dispatch speed and throughput; users will also benefit from key resilience, flexibility and scheduling improvements.

DDN and Dot Hill Update Storage Tech at SC14

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Storage has been a hot topic once again at SC14 with a number of announcements concerning new technology.

Argonne Researchers Receive IDC’s HPC Innovation Excellence Award

Elia Merzari, Paul Fischer, Shashikant (Shashi) Aithal

A team of researchers from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, in collaboration with scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and three nuclear reactor design centers in the United States and Europe, received the HPC Innovation Excellence Award at SC14.

AMD, Numascale, and Supermicro Deploy Large Shared Memory System

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Numascale, in conjunction with AMD and Supermicro, has announced the successful installation of a large shared memory system at a datacentre in North America.

Is the US Back on the Road to Exascale?

Tom Wilkie, Scientific Computing World

“The significance of the Coral announcement goes far beyond the specialism of high-performance computing (HPC) into enterprise computing, where the technologies being developed for HPC could transform this much wider and financially more important sector of the economy, according to the members of the winning partnership of IBM, Nvidia, and Mellanox. ‘There are game-changing elements to what we are doing,’ Ken King, general manger of OpenPower Alliances at IBM, told Scientific Computing World.”

AMD & Pathscale Join OpenACC While Nvidia Readies Compilers for IBM Power

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At SC14 last week, AMD and Pathscale announced that they have joined the OpenACC standards group. Meanwhile, Nvidia announced that high-performance computing compilers are coming to IBM Power Systems.

Interview with Maciej Besta & Torsten Hoefler – Authors of Best Student Paper at SC14

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In this video, Maciej Besta and Torsten Hoefler describe their work on Slim Fly: A Cost Effective Low-Diameter Network Topology, which was honored as the Best Student Paper at SC14.