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Interview: OpenMP’s Michael Wong on High-Level Parallelism and ISC’14

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“Jointly defined by a group of major computer hardware and software vendors, the OpenMP API is a portable, scalable model that gives shared memory parallel programmers a simple and flexible interface for developing parallel applications on platforms ranging from embedded systems and accelerator devices to multicore systems and shared memory systems.”

Interview: Altair Joins Forces with Intel to Deliver Hyper-Fast CAE

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Altair has teamed up with Intel to take on this challenge and provide a suite of solutions for CAE in HPC. “For many companies it is simply too hard and/or costly to get started with HPC in the first place. Altair addresses this through an easy to use web interface that is application aware (Compute Manager).”

Interview: Xcelerit Partners with Intel to Accelerate Code in Supercomputing

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“Our core product is the Xcelerit SDK, a Software Development Kit that makes it easy for domain specialists (i.e. mathematicians in banks or geophysicists in energy exploration firms) to convert their existing code to take advantage of multi-core, GPU and other hardware accelerators.”

Interview: EXTOLL Talks Mountain Climbing, Interconnects, and ISC’14

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“EXTOLL offers high-performance interconnect technology to the HPC-world. EXTOLL has developed a network ASIC called “TOURMALET”. TOURMALET is a single chip network solution for the HPC world, which has been completely architected and designed by EXTOLL. The result is a 270 million transistor chip running at 750MHz as a heavily optimized solution to the HPC network space with its unique low-latency, high message rate and high bandwidth architecture.”

Interview: Addison Snell of Intersect360 Talks HPC, Cloud and Big Data

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“Our annual ‘Budget Map’ report series looks at the relative spending between all of the products, components, and services that make up the HPC market. With six years of end user data, we get a strong grip on where the money is flowing, whether it’s on big items like clusters and storage, or on topical things like power consumption, programming, or compute cycles in public cloud. We also get a sense of future budget outlook and how the market is likely to evolve.”

Interview: Irish Centre for High-End Computing Plans for ISC’14

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“We have developed an active programme of industry engagement, typically consulting in niche areas and helping those partners exploit advanced computing within their organisations. This may be improving fraud detection algorithms, large-scale data management, tailored training courses or oil & gas related work. In fact it is very rarely about computer time! We also work with public sector bodies to support computing centric projects by the state and provide so-called platform technology support for research communities that need more than just raw cycles.”

Interview: Transtec Solutions for HPC and Big Data Workflows

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“One of the hottest topics we see is remote visualization for post-processing simulation results. One big issue in traditional workflows in technical and scientific computing is the transfer of large amounts of data from where these have been created to where they are analyzed. Streamlining this workflow by processing where the data have been created in the first place is tantamount to shorten the wall-clock time it takes end users to get final results. At the same time, hardware utilization is greatly enhanced by using innovative technology for remote 3D visualization. For this, we have long since entered into a strategic partnership with NICE.”

10th Annual OpenFabrics Workshop Brings Together HPC Interconnect Community

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“Over the years the OpenFabrics Alliance has developed a record of technology leadership, and you only get that kind of leadership thinking through the sort of face-to-face collaboration that occurs at the annual workshops. These workshops are where I/O technologists from all branches of the computing world can gather in an environment that fosters creative solutions to problems such as those posed by emerging Exascale computing. The outcome of these workshops ends up being a key driver in focusing the OFA’s efforts in continuing to push I/O technology forward.”

Interview: Terascala and High Performance Data Movement

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“Terascala’s intelligent operating system, TeraOS, simplifies managing Lustre®-based storage and optimizes workflows, providing the high throughput storage HPC users need to solve bigger problems faster. For the HPC folks, this means that Terascala-powered storage appliances can reduce run times to hours instead of days or weeks.”

Interview: NSU to Boost Research with “Megalodon” IBM Supercomputer

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“The team at the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences wanted to give the computer a nickname – a name that would not only convey the super computer’s enormity in terms of size; but a name that would definitively link the super computer to NSU. Our mascot is the “shark” and the Megalodon, is the largest prehistoric shark known to man.”