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Podcast: Dan Olds Reports Live from the Asia Supercomputing Challenge

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In this podcast, Dan Olds from Gabriel Consulting reports live from the ASC 2014 Asia Supercomputer Challenge, where 16 teams are battling it out for cash prizes. The competition wraps up April 25 at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China.

How European HPC Shops Can Unleash True Performance

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Your HPC environment is critical to helping you quantify data and correlate results — now find out how to unleash the true performance capabilities of your environment!

Penguin Ups GPU Density with Relion 2808GT

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“The Relion 2808GT was designed to deliver maximum compute power with a minimal datacenter footprint and maximum efficiency. The system supports eight GPUs or coprocessors in two rack units and provides a higher compute density that any other server on the market. Configured with eight NVidia GPUs or eight Intel Xeon Phi co-processors a single Relion 2808GT can achieve over 8TFLOPs of double precision floating point peak performance.”

Supercomputing: A Ground-Based Instrument for Exploration

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“Named after the astronomical open star cluster of the same name, Pleiades, one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, represents NASA’s state-of-the-art technology for meeting the agency’s supercomputing requirements, enabling NASA scientists and engineers to conduct modeling and simulation for NASA missions.”

5 Billion Core-Hours Up for Grabs: INCITE’s Call for Proposals

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The winning INCITE proposals will receive awards of time on Mira, the 10-petaflops IBM Blue Gene/Q at the Argonne National Laboratory, and Titan, the 27-petaflops Cray XK7 at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Earthquake Simulation Breaks Petaflop Barrier on SuperMUC

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A team of computer scientists, mathematicians and geophysicists have pushed the performance of the SeisSol earthquake simulation software on the SuperMUC computer at the Leibniz Supercomputing Center to beyond one petaflop, a factor of five improvement in speed.

Interview: Addison Snell of Intersect360 Talks HPC, Cloud and Big Data

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“Our annual ‘Budget Map’ report series looks at the relative spending between all of the products, components, and services that make up the HPC market. With six years of end user data, we get a strong grip on where the money is flowing, whether it’s on big items like clusters and storage, or on topical things like power consumption, programming, or compute cycles in public cloud. We also get a sense of future budget outlook and how the market is likely to evolve.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at the 50th Anniversary of the Mainframe

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In this podcast, Dan Olds and Henry Newman wax poetic on the 50th Anniversary of the Mainframe. Dan flew across the country to attend the festivities, and Henry sounds a bit jealous. Rich has no idea why anyone would even cross town for such a thing, so he gets taken to the woodshed on this one.

Interview: Irish Centre for High-End Computing Plans for ISC’14

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“We have developed an active programme of industry engagement, typically consulting in niche areas and helping those partners exploit advanced computing within their organisations. This may be improving fraud detection algorithms, large-scale data management, tailored training courses or oil & gas related work. In fact it is very rarely about computer time! We also work with public sector bodies to support computing centric projects by the state and provide so-called platform technology support for research communities that need more than just raw cycles.”

Fujitsu FX10 Follow-on System at JAXA to Leverage Hybrid Memory Cube Technology

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This week Fujitsu announced that that the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has ordered a 3.4 Petaflop supercomputer.