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Contrasting how Japan and Europe Promote the Use of HPC

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Europe and Japan have come to the same conclusion; HPC resources must be shared and not monopolized by the individual owners of the computer systems themselves. And both have set up bodies to coordinate that process of sharing which bear remarkable resemblances to each other.

Satoshi Matsuoka to Chair ISC 2016 Conference Program

Dr. Satoshi Matsuoka, University of Tokyo

Today ISC Events announced that Prof. Dr. Satoshi Matsuoka of Tokyo Institute of Technology will be the program chairman for ISC 2016. “As the program chair, Dr. Matsuoka will be actively involved in leading the ISC program team to define the ISC 2016 program, especially the focus topics, whilst also working with the steering committee in a multi-year effort to further elevate the value of ISC for the HPC community.”

Supercomputing the Interior Dynamics of Stars and Giant Exoplanets

Night-side view of magnetic field lines in a simulation of a "hot Jupiter" exoplanet. Simulations like these help researchers better understand the interior dynamics of these planets and learn more about how they may have formed. Magenta indicates magnetic fields with positive polarity, and blue indicates fields with negative polarity. Tamara Rogers, Jess Vriesema, University of Arizona

Over at the NASA Ames Research Center, Michelle Moyer writes that the agency is using supercomputer simulations to explore the interior dynamics of stars and giant exoplanets.

SGI Broadens HPC Solutions with Red Hat OEM Agreement

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Today SGI announced the signing of an OEM agreement with Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions. This agreement enables SGI’s world-class service organization to provide support of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) to customers across SGI’s full product line. This means that customers who choose RHEL can call SGI directly for any RHEL support they may require for their platform.

Chelsio Adds Support for GPUDirect RDMA

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Today Chelsio Communications announced that its T5 iWARP RDMA over Ethernet adapters now fully support NVIDIA GPUDirect RDMA technology.

PETRONAS Procures SGI ICE X for Seismic Imaging

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Today SGI announced that PETRONAS in Malaysia has procured an SGI ICE X system to accelerate its research and development in subsurface imaging.

Bright OpenStack Integrates with Ceph

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Today Bright Computing announced that its OpenStack management software integrates with Ceph to provide OpenStack with highly available and self-healing storage backend for volumes and objects.

Ciena Builds Advanced Network for NOAA Environmental Research

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Today Ciena announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is building a private optical network powered by the company’s converged packet optical platforms. As part of its ongoing mission to connect researchers to the data and resources needed to advance environmental science, the new 100G network will connect four geographically dispersed facilities in the Washington, D.C. metro area

Hero Performance is about the Applications

David Lecomber, CEO, Allinea

During last month’s PRACE Days in Dublin – where I enjoyed talks on improvements in codes and methods in areas as diverse as CFD, RTM in geophysics, and in genomics – I saw once again that “hero” performance improvements happen and happen regularly.

SuperVessel Cloud to Boost OpenPOWER Ecosystem

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Today IBM announced SuperVessel, a first-of-its-kind initiative that enables business partners, application developers and university students to conduct innovation, development, and learning for the growing OpenPOWER ecosystem.