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New Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015 Includes Support for OpenMP 4.0


Today Intel launched Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015, the latest release of its developer toolkit for HPC and technical computing applications.

Cray Rolls Out CS-Storm – High Density GPU Supercomputer


Today Cray rolled out the new Cray CS-Storm high-density accelerator compute system. Based on the Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer line acquired from Appro in 2012, the Cray CS-Storm features up to eight Nvidia Tesla GPU accelerators and a peak performance of more than 11 teraflops per node.

Supercomputing 101: A History of Platform Evolution and Future Trends

Rob Neely

This talk gives a history of the various eras of High Performance Computing as defined by the dominant platforms, starting with mainframes and continuing through vector architectures, massively parallel architectures, and the current emerging trends that will define the upcoming exascale era.

Supercomputing 102: The Toolbox of a Successful Computational Scientist

Judith Hill

“Successful computational scientists are experts in both a scientific field, such as chemistry, physics, or astrophysics, knowledgeable about both mathematical representations and algorithmic implementations, and also specialize in developing and optimizing scientific application codes to run on computers, both large and small. A truly successful computational science investigation requires the “three A’s”: a compelling Application, the appropriate Algorithm, and the underlying Architecture.”

With ACME, National Labs Collaborate on Climate Change


In an unprecedented collaboration, eight national laboratories will apply supercomputing resources to a new climate study with the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The project, called Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy, or ACME, is designed to accelerate the development and application of fully coupled, state-of-the-science Earth system models for scientific and energy applications.

This Week in HPC: DOE Labs Come Together on Climate and Latest Cuda Escalates ARMs Race

this week in hpc

In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the ACME collaboration for climate research. In Part 2, they look at the latest Cuda release with with support for 64-bit ARM processors.

TACC & ANSYS Power Firefly Space Systems


This week Firefly Space Systems announced a collaboration with ANSYS and TACC to help design next-generation rockets.

Move Over Jaguar, Titan Supercomputer Tops in Energy Efficiency


When the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) replaced its Jaguar supercomputer with Titan, not only did it expand its computing speed tenfold, it also saved on the electric bill.

LBNL Researchers Work on New Materials to Shrink Computer Chips


Are we approaching the end of Moore’s Law? In this video, Berkeley Lab Staff Scientist Deirdre Olynick describes how the Lab is working to develop new new photoresist materials that will enable computer chips to get smaller and faster.

OpenACC Events in Houston and Oak Ridge Issue Calls for Participation


Fans of OpenACC will have the opportunity to participate in a pair of events in October.