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OCF Deploys Lenovo Arcus Cluster at University of Oxford

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Today the University of Oxford unveiled its new Arcus Phase B cluster. Integrated by OCF in the UK, the 5000 core Lenovo cluster will support research across all four Divisions at the University; Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; Social Sciences; and Humanities.

Hurry! Enter SC15 Student Cluster Competition by April 17

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The clock is ticking down for teams to submit their applications for the SC15 Student Cluster Competition. The deadline to apply for a spot in this year’s competition is Friday, April 17.

Terascala Powers Bioinformatics at SDSU

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Today Teracala announced that San Diego State University is using a Terascala-powered HPC storage solution to study the DNA of viruses and bacteria.

Job of the Week: HPC Software Engineer at SchedMD

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SchedMD in Livermore, California is seeking an HPC Software Engineer in our Job of the Week.

Podcast: Michael Papka and Susan Coghlan on the 180 Petaflop Aurora Supercomputer

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In this Tech Shift podcast, Michael Papka and Susan Coghlan from Argonne National Laboratory discuss the 180 Petaflop Aurora supercomputer scheduled for deployment in 2018.

Intel to Deliver Nation’s Most Powerful Supercomputer at Argonne

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Today Intel announced that the company will deliver two next-generation supercomputers to Argonne National Laboratory. “The contract is part of the DOE’s multimillion dollar initiative to build state-of-the-art supercomputers at Argonne, Lawrence Livermore and Oak Ridge National Laboratories that will be five to seven times more powerful than today’s top supercomputers.”

SGI Solutions for Next Generation Sequencing

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The SGI UV system allows computational biologists to take a different, far more effective approach to dealing with the huge data sets generated by contemporary Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and analytic applications.

Optimizing Chilled Water Systems at ORNL

Chillers at the OLCF help keep supercomputers running efficiently by cooling water to 42 degrees. Recent findings indicate the OLCF can raise the temperature of water running through Titan to 48 degrees.

Staff members at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are evaluating how supercomputers can be cooled more efficiently.

Celebrating Two Years of Blue Waters Supercomputing at NCSA

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This week NCSA celebrated two years of Blue Waters supercomputing in an event convened by U.S. Senator Mark Kirk. The powerful Cray supercomputer is used by scientists and engineers across the country to tackle challenging research for the benefit of science and society.

Spectra Logic Enhances BlackPearl Deep Storage

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Today Spectra Logic announced updates and enhancements to its BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway that allow data to move seamlessly into deep tape storage in a new and more efficient way.