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George Michael HPC Fellowship Recipients Announced for SC14

Harshitha Menon, UIUC

Today ACM and the IEEE Computer Society named Harshitha Menon of the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign (UIUC) and Alexander Breuer of Technische Universität München (TUM) as recipients of 2014 George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships.

Bits, Bytes and BTUs: Warm Water Liquid Cooling at NREL


“NREL’s HPC center is home to the largest HPC system in the world dedicated to advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. In addition, the HPC data center is one of the most energy efficient data centers in the world, featuring warm-water liquid cooling, and waste heat capture and re-use to reduce energy use and lower costs.”

Video: ZFS Improvements for HPC


In this video from the LAD’14 Conference in Reims, Johann Lombardi from Intel presents: ZFS Improvements for HPC.

HPCAC to Host South Africa High-Performance Computing Conference


The HPC Advisory Council will host the South Africa High-Performance Computing Conference at the Kruger National Park in South Africa on Dec. 3, 2013.

Update on Trinity System Procurement and Plans


“Trinity is the first of ASC’s advanced technology systems. According to NNSA/ASC Program Office’s recently published ASC Computing Strategy document, advanced technology systems are “the vanguards of high performance computing platform market and incorporate features that, if successful, will become future commodity technologies. These large, first-of-a-kind systems will require application software modifications in order to take full advantage of exceptional capabilities offered by new technology.”

Latin America Steps Up to the Parallel Universe Computing Challenge

(Left to Right) Pedro Velho, Carlos Barrios, Robinson Rivas, Gilberto Díaz

Latin America is stepping up to compete in the Intel Parallel Universe Computing Challenge (PUCC) at SC14. “HPC is a fundamental tool to face some challenging problems and solving them will represent a significant advance for humanity, for example, new drug development for disease treatment, high tech components for cars, planes, etc., weather simulations to understand how we are affecting the climate of the world.”

Multiphase Flow Modeling and Simulation: HPC-Enabled Capabilities Today and Tomorrow


“The required technological and safety standards for future Gen-IV Reactors can only be achieved if advanced simulation capabilities become available, which combine high performance computing with the necessary level of modeling detail and high accuracy of predictions. Interaction between different numerical codes working on various scales (DNS, RaNS, solid/structure interaction) on different parts of multiphase three-dimensional transient problem (such as nuclear reactor accident scenario) gives the ability to develop new multiscale multi-field models and simulations in various areas of nuclear engineering.”

Using a Widely Distributed Federated Cloud System to Support Multiple Disparate User Communities


“The EGI federated cloud, which has been in development for the past 3 years has now entered production. Building on the tried and trusted EGI core services we have added federated IaS compute and storage services, utilising open standards to support more than 10 pilot communities. We will discuss the model of federation, and the different application design models that the users use and why cloud will be a success when compared with grid due to this inherent flexibility.”

Agenda Posted: StartupHPC Meetup at SC14


The StartupHPC Meetup at SC14 has published their agenda. Entrepreneurs interested in high performance computing are encouraged to attend the event, which will take place at the Royal Sonesta in the French Quarter in New Orleans on Monday, Nov. 17 from 9:00am-3:30pm.

Video: Lustre HSM at NCI in Australia


In this video from the LAD’14 Conference in Reims, Daniel Rodwell from the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) in Australia presents: Lustre HSM.