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SC15 Announces Test of Time Award Winners

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Today SC15 announced the winners of their annual Test of Time Award. The Award recognizes an outstanding paper that has deeply influenced the HPC discipline.

HPC Appliance Computing Goes Virtual

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Altair’s HyperWorks Unlimited Virtual Appliance goes fully into the cloud with an Amazon-hosted option that lets users get started with HPC in just minutes.

Announcing AWS Educate: a Free Resource for Cloud Learning

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With more and more enterprises moving to the cloud, there is a growing demand for developers, information technology professionals, and forward-thinking business leaders with demonstrated knowledge of cloud computing. To meet this need, Amazon Web Services has announced AWS Educate, a major initiative designed to fundamentally transform how cloud computing is taught and how best practices are shared in higher education.

Advanced Clustering Builds 32 Teraflop “Buddy” Supercomputer

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Today Advanced Clustering Technologies announced that the University of Central Oklahoma’s Center for Research and Education in Interdisciplinary Computation (CREIC) has selected the company to build their next supercomputer. The 32 Teraflop HPC cluster will be named “Buddy” in honor of the university’s mascot, Buddy Bronco.

Two More Steps Towards Quantum Computing

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Quantum computing has taken a step closer with two recent announcements demonstrating methods for error correction in addition to a new scalable design for quantum circuits based on a lattice structure.

Bright OpenStack Distribution Manages Private Clouds

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Today Bright Computing announced Bright OpenStack, a fully integrated software stack for deployment, management, and maintenance of private clouds.

ISC to Showcase Women in HPC

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With a BoF session and a special workshop on Women in HPC, the issue of gender diversity will be front and center at ISC High Performance in Frankfurt. “Improving diversity in the workforce is generally recognized as essential to meet the needs of a growing industry, improve European competitiveness, and improve productivity.”

Alternatives to x86: Future Processing Technologies

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In the second article in his series on future hardware for HPC, Robert Roe from Scientific Computing World looks at alternatives to the x86, including server on a chip and OpenPower.

Apply Now for SC15 Doctoral Showcase

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SC15 is now accepting applications for their Doctoral Showcase. As part of the Technical Program, the Doctoral Showcase provides an important opportunity for students near the end of their Ph.D. to present a summary of their dissertation research in the form of short talks and posters.

ANSYS Powers Quantum Computing Engineering at D-Wave

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D-Wave Systems reports that the company is designing and building the world’s most advanced quantum computers with help from engineering simulation solutions from ANSYS. This next generation of supercomputers uses quantum mechanics to massively accelerate computation and has the potential to solve some of the most complex computing problems facing organizations today.