Video: Scalable HPC Communication Capabilities

In this video from the 2014 HPC Advisory Council Europe Conference, Rich Graham from Mellanox presents: Scalable HPC Communication Capabilities.

How the NREL Peregrine Supercomputer Sets the Bar for Energy Efficiency

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In this video from ISC’14, Steve Hammond from NREL and Nic Dube from HP describe the energy efficient Peregrine supercomputer at the National Renewable Energy Lab. As a prototype for the HP Apollo 8000 system, Peregrine has achieved a remarkable 1.05 PUE rating for energy efficiency.

Xyratex/Seagate Update from ISC’14

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In this video from ISC’14, Torben Kling-Petersen describes the latest technology news from Xyratex. The company’s ClusterStor technology for Lustre storage has just landed a major win with Bull at DKRZ.

Satoshi Matsuoka Presents: A Look at Big Data in HPC

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In this video from the DDN User Group at ISC’14, Satoshi Matsuoka from the Tokyo Institute of Technology presents: A Look at Big Data in HPC. “HPC has been dealing with big data for all of its existence. But it turns out that the recent commercial emphasis on big data, has coincided with a fundamental change in the sciences as well. As scientific instruments and facilities produce large amounts of data in an unprecedented rate, the HPC community is reacting to this, with revisiting architecture, tools, and services to address this growth in data.”

International Exascale Workshop Culminates with US-Japan Collaboration Agreement

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On June 22, the US Department of Energy (DOE) and Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) signed an agreement to collaborate on exascale supercomputing technologies for the scientific community. In a nutshell, the plan is to build a common OS kernel that can be used by all post-petascale systems, regardless of hardware eccentricities.

Sugon Unveils Liquid-cooled Prototype at ISC’14

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In this video from ISC’14, Shen Weidong from Sugon describes the company’s liquid-cooled “personal supercomputer” prototype designed to run in office environments. “The PHPC300 has 12 blades. Each blade is a sealed box with (3M Novec) liquid in it with a boiling point of about 50 degrees Celsius. So the liquid near the CPU will evaporate and then be circulated to a condenser where it is turned back into a liquid. We can use this technology in China to achieve a PUE of 1.05.”

Allinea Tools Boost HPC Productivity at KAUST

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In this video from ISC’14, Sabre Feki from KAUST University describes how Allinea’s unified programing environment enables greater HPC productivity for users and developers.

French Announce HPC Plans at Teratec Forum

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A new supercomputing plan for France was announced at Forum Teratec in Paris this week. “A major goal of the plan is to ensure that digital simulation is available to small and medium companies, and not just larger ones. This means not just access to HPC hardware, but also training in the use of the associated software so these companies can get the best from the tools.”

Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre Software at ISC’14

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“The Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software unleashes the performance and scalability of the Lustre parallel file system for HPC workloads, including technical ‘big data’ applications common within today’s enterprises. It allows end-users that need the benefits of large–scale, high bandwidth storage to tap the power and scalability of Lustre, with the simplified installation, configuration, and management features provided by Intel Manager for Lustre software, a management solution purpose-built by the Lustre experts at Intel for the Lustre file system.”

PRACE-ISC Award Goes to SuperMUC Users for Sustained Petascale Science

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The Gauss Supercomputing Center in Germany reports that users of the SuperMUC at LRZ have once again been awarded the PRACE-ISC Award.