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A Tribute to the Very First SC Attendees

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We should all be thankful for the Perennials that keep coming back, year after year. That’s the sentiment over at the SC15 Blog, which pays tribute to 18 hearty souls that have attended all 27 of the Supercomputing conferences since they began in 1988.

Video: HP Moves Forward with New Business Unit for HPC & Big Data

Bill Mannel, VP & GM of HPC & Big Data Business Unit at HP

“As a result of a new alliance with Intel, HP is offering its HPC Solutions Framework based on HP Apollo servers, which are specialized for HPC and now optimized to support industry- specific software applications from leading independent software vendors. These solutions will dramatically simplify the deployment of HPC for customers in industries such as oil and gas, life sciences and financial services. The HP Apollo product line integrates Intel’s technology innovation from its HPC scalable system framework, which helps to extend the resilience, reliability, power efficiency and price/performance of the HP Apollo solutions.”

Agenda Posted for HPCAC Brazil Conference, Aug. 26

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The HPC Advisory Council has posted their agenda for the 2nd Annual HPCAC Brazil Conference 2015. The event will take place Aug. 26 at Laboratório Nacional de Computação in Rio de Janeiro.

Agenda Posted for LAD’15 in Paris, Sept. 22-23

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EOFS and OpenSFS have published their Agenda for the LAD’15 Lustre Administrator & Developer event, which takes place Sept. 22-23 in Paris, France.

Video: Team Spain Brings ARM to the Student Cluster Competition

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In this video from ISC 2015, Dan Olds from Gabriel Consulting interviews Team Spain, the first team ever to use ARM processors in the Student Cluster Competition.

Video: Brendan Gregg Tutorial on Linux Performance Tools

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In this video from the Velocity 2015 conference, Brendan Gregg from Netflix presents a 90 minute tutorial on Linux performance tools. “There are many performance tools nowadays for Linux, but how do they all fit together, and when do we use them? I’ve spoken on this topic before, but given a 90 minute time slot I was able to include more methodologies, tools, and live demonstrations, making it the most complete tour of the topic I’ve done.”

Video: Docker for HPC in a Nutshell

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“As the newest flavor of Linux Containers, Docker gained a lot of momentum in the last 12 months. With a very convenient and open API-driven architecture Docker is able to help decrease the complexity of operations and increase the productivity of computation.”

Intel Code Modernization Picks Up Steam at ISC 2015

Scott Apeland, Director, Intel Developer Program

“Modernizing your code on Intel architecture can help you achieve breakthrough performance for highly parallel applications. And, you won’t have to recode your entire problem, or master new tools and programming models.”

Amber – The How, What, and Why on Intel Xeon Phi

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In this video from ISC 2015, Ross C. Walker from SDSC presents: Amber – The How, What, and Why on Intel Xeon Phi.

AMBER is a key application in molecular dynamics used to simulate biocatalysis and the interaction between drug candidates and protein receptors. A feature of AMBER is the ability to use Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors to speed up complex molecular simulations and improves research accuracy.”

Video: Penguin Computing Brings ThunderX to OCP Servers

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“By introducing Cavium’s 64-bit ARMv8 CPUs in our Penguin Tundra family of Open Compute servers we again step up our leadership position. Our customers get outstanding value from the efficiency and flexibility enabled by OCP infrastructure combined with workload-optimized performance of Cavium’s ThunderX architecture.”