Georg Hager Interview on the Parallel Universe Computing Challenge


Mike Bernhardt interviews Georg Hager, Captain of last year’s winning Team from Germany in the Intel Parallel Universe Computing Challenge (PUCC) at SC13.

Video: Combining Performance and Portability


“The Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) provides intensive hands-on training on the key skills, approaches, and tools to design, implement, and execute computational science and engineering applications on current high-end computing systems and the leadership-class computing systems of the future. As a bridge to that future, this two-week program fills the gap that exists in the training computational scientists typically receive through formal education or other shorter courses.”

When Students Compete, the Whole HPC Community Wins

Members of the University of Texas, Austin took top honors in the SC13 Student Cluster Competition.

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Jon Bashor from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory describes how the Student Cluster Competitions benefit the HPC community at large.

Radio Free HPC does the ISC’14 Wrapup Show


In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the highlights from ISC’14 including Intel’s new Omni Scale Fabric and the World’s First 100Gb/s EDR InfiniBand Switch from Mellanox.

HPCAC Spain Conference Publishes Agenda for Sept. 24

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The HPC Advisory Council has published the preliminary agenda for the 3rd Annual HPCAC Spain Conference. The event takes place Sept. 24 at the University of Cantabria in Santander, Spain.

Studying the Cosmic Dark Ages with Petascale Supercomputing


“All of these problems require simulations with extremely high dynamic range in space and time, complex physics (including radiation transport and non-equilibrium gas chemistry), and large simulation volumes. We use the Enzo code (, which has been modified to scale to large core counts on Blue Waters, which is the only machine available where the heavy data and communication needs can be satisfied.”

ARM as an Enabler for HPC Co-Design


In this video from ISC’14, Dr. James Ang of Sandia National Laboratories presents: ARM as an Enabler for HPC Co-Design.

PASC14 Visualization Winner Shows Coaxial Jet Flow


This simulation visualizes a coaxial jet flow as it can be found in the exhaust of modern jet engines that are used for aircraft propulsion. The visualization highlights the flow instability process and the transition from laminar to turbulent flow. Intensive mixing between the heated primary jet and the cold bypass flow lead to strong noise radiation.

Video: EULER – Different Levels of Virtualization on an HPC-Cluster


In this video from the Forum on Cloud Computing and Virtualization for HPC, Christian Bolliger from ETH Zurich presents: EULER – Different Levels of Virtualization on an HPC-Cluster.

How Collaboration is Driving Simulation Software at Airbus


“The goal at Airbus is to create a single fully integrated simulation-driven design process. He explained that they are developing simulation to the point where it is implemented from “conceptual design, to detailed design, all the way to the certification of the aircraft and finally to the continued development of the aircraft.”