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HPC and Software Modernization

Dr. Herbert Cornelius, Intel

“As we see Moore’s Law alive and well, more and more parallelism is introduced into all computing platforms and on all levels of integration and programming to achieve higher performance and energy efficiency. We will discuss Multi- and Many-Core solutions for highly parallel workloads with general purpose and energy efficient technologies. We will also touch on the challenges and opportunities for parallel programming models, methodologies and software tools to achieve highly efficient and highly productive parallel applications. At the end we will a brief look towards Exascale computing.”

Lenovo Opens HPC Innovation Center in Stuttgart, Readies SuperMUC Phase 2

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Today Lenovo announced the opening of the company’s first global HPC innovation center, offering a permanent R&D and application benchmarking site as well as a new ecosystem of partners that will collaborate on projects to bring the commercial benefits of HPC to a broader spectrum of clients and workloads.

How Supercomputers Give Universities a Competitive Edge

As one of the fastest supercomputers in Academia, Clemson's Palmetto2 cluster is an HP system with 12,080 compute cores and a peak performance of 739 Teraflops.

In an NSF-funded study, a Clemson University team found that universities with locally available supercomputers were more efficient in producing research in critical fields than universities that lacked supercomputers.

insideHPC Guide to Open Computing

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The Open Compute Project, initiated by Facebook as a way to increase computing power while lowering associated costs with hyper-scale computing, has gained a significant industry following. This guide to Open Computing is design to help organizations optimize their HPC environment to achieve higher performance at a lower operating cost.

UK Atomic Weapons Establishment Signs up for SGI ICE XA Supercomputer

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Today SGI announced that the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) will be one of the first customers to install SGI’s record-breaking SGI ICE XA supercomputers.

Microsoft Update on RDMA

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In this video from the 2015 OFS Developer’s Workshop, Tom Talpey from Microsoft presents: Microsoft Update on RDMA.

Is Europe Leading the Energy Efficiency Race?

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Europe is notorious for its high energy costs. In the first of three articles on energy efficiency in high-performance computing, Tom Wilkie from Scientific Computing World asks if that’s why so much of the initiative appears to be coming from Europe.

Petroleum Geo-Services to Acquire 5 Petaflop Cray XC40

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Today Cray announced a contract to provide Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) with a 5 Petaflop Cray XC40 supercomputer. The system will be one of the largest supercomputers ever deployed in the commercial sector.

Video: Dimensioning Data Centre Resiliency at CSCS

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“The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) offers a range of computing and storage services to Swiss and international research communities. These services are provisioned by an array of solutions including leading edge Cray XC40 and hybrid XC30 systems, commodity clusters, files systems such as Lustre and site-wide GPFS storage as well as centre-wide Ethernet and InfiniBand networks.”

Video: RSC Technologies – Leading Energy Efficient Supercomputing to Exascale

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In this video from the HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference, Alexander Moskovsky from RSC presents: Leading Energy Efficient Supercomputing to Exascale.