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Optimizing the HPCG Benchmark on GPUs

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“Over at the Parallel for All Blog, Everett Phillips and Massimiliano Fatica write that GPUs offer good acceleration on the new HPCG benchmark that has been designed to augment Linpack as a measure of performance for the TOP500. Their GPU porting strategy focused on parallelizing the Symmetric Gauss-Seidel smoother (SYMGS), which accounts for approximately two thirds of the benchmark flops.”

Silicon Mechanics Sponsors Massachusetts Green Team

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Today Silicon Mechanics, Inc. announced that that the company is sponsoring the Massachusetts Green Team in the Student Cluster Competition at the SC14.

SGI and Xeon Phi Power Oil & Gas Discovery Down Under

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Today global geosciences company DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) announced the purchase of HPC hardware from SGI. Powered by Intel Xeon Phi, the new systems are expected to significantly improve the rate of discovery and analysis for oil and gas exploration.

Call for Participation: HPCAC-ISC 2015 Student Cluster Competition

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Today the HPC Advisory Council announced their Call for Participation in the 2015 Student Cluster Competition at the ISC High Performance conference.

Agenda Posted: HPC Advisory Council China Conference

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The HPC Advisory Council has posted the agenda for their upcoming China Conference. The event takes place Nov. 5, 2014 in Guangzhou, China.

Great Speakers Line up for the StartupHPC Meetup at SC14

Cydney Ewald Stevens, Director, StartupHPC

In this special guest feature, Cydney Ewald Stevens writes that the StartupHPC Meetup at SC14 has an incredible lineup of speakers. At roughly six weeks out from SC14 and our first StartupHPC Meetup, if you aren’t registered yet, you should register now! It’s going to sell out and if you’re not there you’re going to […]

Video: Lustre & Cluster – Monitoring the Whole Thing

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In this video from the LAD’14 Conference in Reims, Dr. Erich Focht from NEC HPC Europe presents: Lustre & Cluster – Monitoring the Whole Thing.

Video: Computation, Big Data, and the Future of Cities

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“New data sources are catalyzing new applications and services, changing the way that citizens can interact with the built environment, city government, and one another. Charlie Catlett is a Senior Computer Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and a Senior Fellow at the Computation Institute, a joint initiative of Argonne and the University of Chicago. Within the Computation Institute, he is Director of the Urban Center for Computation and Data. Charlie will talk about how he and his colleagues are using high-performance computing, data analytics, and embedded systems to better understand and design cities.”

GPUdb: A Distributed Database for Many-Core Devices

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GPUdb is a scalable, distributed database with SQL-style query capability, capable of storing Big Data. Developers using the GPUdb API add data, and query the data with operations like select, group by, and join. GPUdb includes many operations not available in other “cloud database” offerings. GPUdb applies a new (patented) concept in database design that puts emphasis on leveraging the growing trend of many-core devices. By building GPUdb from the ground up around this new concept we are able to provide a system that merges the query needs of the traditional relational database developer with the scalability demands of the modern cloud-centric enterprise.

SC14 Announces New Plenary on Why HPC Matters

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SC14 is announcing a new “HPC Matters” plenary that will examine the important roles that high performance computing plays in every aspect of society from simplifying manufacturing to tsunami warning systems and hurricane predictions to improving care for cancer patients.