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Speeding Up CFD Codes with Allinea Performance Reports

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In this video from ISC 2015, Mark O’Connor demonstrates how the Allinea Performance Reports tool enables coders to speed up hydro, a real-world CFD code. “Allinea Performance Reports are the most effective way to characterize and understand the performance of HPC application runs. One single-page HTML report elegantly answers a range of vital questions for any HPC site.”

Interview: Hot Interconnects Conference Returns to Santa Clara Aug 26-28

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“This year we have a specific focus on the latest advances in different areas of networks, showcasing some of the latest and greatest next generation networking hardware. Our focus on Data Center vs. HPC networks will allow for an exchange that will benefit both communities.”

KTH Presents: Building Virtual Product Modeling for Scania

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Daniel Ahlin from KTH (Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology) presented this talk at the DDN User Group at ISC 2015. “The PDC Center for High Performance Computing at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology provides leading HPC services to Swedish academia as part of the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) as well as internationally via the PRACE infrastructure.”

Panasas Moves Forward with ActiveStor 18 Hybrid Scale-out NAS Appliance

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“By adopting 8 terabyte drive technology, ActiveStor 18 increases scalability to more than 20 petabytes and 200 gigabytes per second. According to Panasas, ActiveStor 18 also offers increased CPU power and twice the storage cache capacity to further accelerate mixed workload performance. ActiveStor offers a true scale-out architecture incorporating hybrid storage hardware, file system and protocols in a fully integrated solution. Its architecture combines high-capacity hard drives and fast flash devices for superior mixed-workload performance with rapid access to small and large files alike.”

Users Accelerate their Own Code at EuroHack

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“Despite what the name “EuroHack” may lead people to believe, no external systems were hacked during the EuroHack workshop in Lugano. In actual fact, the aim of the event was for experts to design computer codes that would exploit computer architectures more efficiently.”

CoolIT Systems Innovates with Liquid Cooling at ISC 2015

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“Power savings, increased rack density and high performance are the three key advantages of using liquid cooling. CoolIT Systems offers options for data centers with or without facility water hook up. Any server in any rack can be liquid cooled with CoolIT’s hardware, and benefit from immediate and measurable CAPEX and OPEX savings.”

MVAPICH User Group Returns to Ohio Aug. 19-21

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The MVAPICH team has posted their agenda for the 3rd annual MVAPICH User Group (MUG) meeting. Sponsored by Mellanox and the Ohio Supercomputer Center, MUG will take place August 19-21 in Columbus, Ohio, USA.

ISC 2015 Breaks Attendance Record

Intel's Raj Hazra addresses the crowd in a special session at ISC 2015.

ISC 2015 concluded its 30th meeting last week in Germany, drawing a record 2,846 attendees from 56 countries. In total 153 organizations took part in the conference exhibition.

Video: Pathscale Compilers Power Cavium ThunderX Processor

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The EKOPath compiler for High Performance Computing supports advanced loop optimizations, SIMD vectorization and many-core support. This release of EKOPath includes optimizations specifically for the ThunderX microarchitecture as well as tuning tailored to typical HPC workloads, including computationally complex and data intensive applications as well as OpenMP.

EXTOLL Rolls Out TOURMALET Network Chip at ISC 2015

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Last week at ISC 2015, EXTOLL from Germany introduced its TOURMALET 100G network chip and PCIe Board.