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NICE to Demo Technical Computing Apps in the Cloud at SC15


Today Italy’s NICE Software announced plans to demonstrate their latest remote visualization technologies at SC15 in Austin. Enhanced products include new release of NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV), improvements for ParaView users developed in collaboration with Kitware on NVIDIA GPUs, and the latest release of SGI VizServer powered by NICE software.

Podcast: Dell Panels on NSCI and the Convergence of Big Data Coming to SC15


In this podcast, Stephen Sofhauser from Dell describes what’s coming up at the company’s exhibit at SC15 in Austin. With a 50×50 exhibit and two booth theaters, Dell will showcase how customers are using their technology to solve their toughest computational problems. “Our own Rich Brueckner from insideHPC will host a pair of panel discussions in the Dell booth #1009 on Wednesday, Nov. 18.”

TACC to Speed Lonestar Supercomputer with DDN SFA14K

Lonestar Supercomputer

Today DDN announced that the Texas Advanced Computing Center has selected the company’s new SFA14KTM to deliver the performance, capacity and density needed for TACC’s latest Lonestar supercomputer. With 50 percent more cores and four times the performance of its predecessor, Lonestar 5 required the most advanced storage solution to support an exponential surge in big data resulting from hundreds of diverse research projects in astronomy, computational science, physics, bioinformatics, biomedicine, climate change, life sciences and more.

Seagate SSDs Boost Analytics on Comet Supercomputer


The San Diego Supercomputer Center is adding 800GB Seagate SAS SSDs to significantly boost the data analytics capability of its Comet supercomputer. To expand its node-local storage capacity for data-intensive workloads, device pairs will be added to all 72 compute nodes in one rack of Comet, alongside the existing SSDs. This will bring the flash storage in a single node to almost 2TB, with total rack capacity at more than 138TB.

With APEX, National Labs Collaborate to Develop Next-Gen Supercomputers


Today Los Alamos, Lawrence Berkeley, and Sandia national laboratories announced the Alliance for Application Performance at Extreme Scale (APEX). The new collaboration will focus on the design, acquisition and deployment of future advanced technology high performance computing systems.

CycleCloud V5 Enables Single Dashboard for Major Cloud Service Providers

Today Cycle Computing unveiled the latest version of its flagship product CycleCloud v5. This version contains a number of enhancements including a single dashboard for quickly and securely accessing and managing workloads on each of the world’s leading Cloud Service Providers (CSPs): AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine.

Nvidia Releases Machine Learning Products for Hyperscale Datacenters


“The artificial intelligence race is on,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “Machine learning is unquestionably one of the most important developments in computing today, on the scale of the PC, the internet and cloud computing. Industries ranging from consumer cloud services, automotive and health care are being revolutionized as we speak. Machine learning is the grand computational challenge of our generation. We created the Tesla Hyperscale Accelerator line to give machine learning a 10X boost. The time and cost savings to data centers will be significant.”

insideHPC Special Report on HPC Weather Forecasting and Climate Research


In the pantheon of HPC grand challenges, weather forecasting and long term climate simulation rank right up there with the most complex and computationally demanding problems in astrophysics, aeronautics, fusion power, exotic materials, and earthquake prediction, to name just a few. This special reports looks at how HPC takes on the challenge of global weather forecasting and climate research.

HPC Thought Leaders Headline Intel Community Hub at SC15


“Looking for the HPC community thought leaders at SC15? You will find many of them at the Intel Community Hub where hourly interactive discussions will feature more than 35 community thought leaders over three-days. Speakers from organizations such as CERN, ANL, LANL, LLNL, TACC, and NERSC, along with updates on the U.S. National Strategic Computing Initiative, a talk from Nielsen on ‘Bridging the Worlds of HPC and Big Data’, and community discussion groups addressing topics on diversity in HPC, lessons learned from many code modernization efforts, the changing landscape of HPC storage, the latest HPC initiatives in Europe, and the latest views from the Lustre* community.”

LSU Deploys IBM Power8 Delta Supercomputer


Today LSU announced the deployment of a POWER8-based supercomputer to advance big data research in Louisiana. Named Delta, the new supercomputer’s unique design brings a new way of conducting computational research to LSU. The supercomputer will be housed at the LSU Center for Computation & Technology, or CCT.