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NSF Grant to Expand Indiana University GlobalNOC in Asia-Pacific

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Today the Indiana University Global Research Network Operations Center (GlobalNOC) today announced the award of a major new five-year, $4.8 million grant from the NSF.

Code Modernization – Why it is so Important

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For about 40 years, developers and users could count on an increase in CPU performance that would make applications run faster. However, with the slowdown in constant clock rate increases being replaced by additional core counts and even more new instructions, rethinking algorithms, their use of the latest APIs, and using the latest compilers has become critical for the next generation of application performance enhancements.

Clusters For Dummies

Clusters for Dummies

Clusters FOR DUMMIES is an excellent read for both experienced and novice administrators, users, purchasing departments, and developers who are considering purchasing or specifying a cluster.

DownUnder GeoSolutions Dives Into Liquid Submersion Cooling

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Today Green Revolution Cooling announced the latest installation of its CarnotJet System at the Australian geosciences company DownUnder GeoSolutions.

Mellanox Shows Record Performance with ConnectX-4 100Gb/s Interconnect Adapters

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Today Mellanox announced world-record performance on its ConnectX-4 EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand adapters.

DDN Powers Fight Against Ebola at VBI

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Today DDN announced that the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute is using the company’s GRIScaler storage solutions to perform rapid, accurate Ebola outbreak modeling for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

Cray XC30 Powers LS-DYNA at Stalprodukt

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Today Cray announced that Stalprodukt S.A., a leading global steel processor, purchased a Cray XC30 supercomputer for structural analysis modeling used in the testing of steel designs.

Pearl Hacks Event to Promotes Women Programmers

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RENCI is sponsoring this year’s Pearl Hacks, a two-day event designed to encourage college and high-school age women to develop their interest in technology.

New Algorithm for Real-Time Simulations in Materials Research

Model of ion (Cl) collision with atomically thin semiconductor (MoSe2). Collision region is shown in blue and zoomed in; red points show initial positions of Cl. The simulation calculates the energy loss of the ion based on the incident and emergent velocities of the Cl.

Researchers at LBNL have have developed a new algorithm that opens the door for real-time simulations in atomic-level materials research. “By eliminating higher energy terms, you significantly reduce the dimension of your problem, and you can also use a bigger time step,” explained Wang, describing the key to the algorithm’s success: Solving the equations in bigger time steps reduces the computational cost and increases the speed of the simulations.

OpenPOWER Summit Announces Speaker Lineupfor March Conference

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This week the OpenPOWER Foundation announced their lineup of speakers for the inaugural OpenPOWER Summit at the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, March 17-19.