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Slidecast: Numascale Achieves Record STREAM Benchmark

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In this slidecast, Einar Rustad from Numascale describes how the company achieved a world-record on the McCalpin STREAM benchmark using their innovative scale-out to scale-up architecture. The benchmark measures sustainable memory bandwidth and the corresponding computation rate for simple vector kernels.

ScaleMP Teams with Lenovo on Big Memory Systems

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Today ScaleMP announced it is teaming with leading vendors at the ISC 2015 in Frankfurt to showcase the ability of very large memory systems to handle the most demanding memory-intensive applications.

Rolls-Royce Joins JISC Industrial Supercomputing Initiative

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Today JISC in the U.K. announced that Rolls-Royce is the first company to join its industrial supercomputing initiative. Designed to break down barriers between industry and academia, JISC will provide Rolls-Royce with easy access to supercomputing equipment at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) HPC Midlands.

Podcast: Supercomputing Flood Maps Using the Titan Supercomputer

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In this NPR podcast, Dag Lohmann describes how his startup company called KatRisk is using the Titan supercomputer at ORNL to create detailed flood maps for use by insurance companies.

Researchers Build Memcomputing Prototype

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Over at Scientific Advances, a newly published paper describes a new high-efficiency computing paradigm called memcomputing. Modeled after the human brain, a memprocessor processes and stores information within the same units by means of their mutual interactions. Now, researchers have built a working prototype.

Video: Algorithms for Extreme-Scale Systems

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Bill Gropp from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign presented this talk at the Blue Waters Symposium. “The large number of nodes and cores in extreme scale systems requires rethinking all aspects of algorithms, especially for load balancing and for latency hiding. In this project, I am looking at the use of nonblocking collective routines in Krylov methods, the use of speculation and large memory in graph algorithms, the use of locality-sensitive thread scheduling for better load balancing, and model-guided communication aggregation to reduce overall communication costs. This talk will discuss some current results and future plans, and possibilities for collaboration in evaluating some of these approaches.”

Bringing ARM to the Student Cluster Competition

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Over at the ISC Blog, Luna Backes writes that her Mont-Blanc Climbers Team is looking forward to building the first ARM-based cluster ever at the upcoming ISC Student Cluster Competition.

VSC-3 Cluster Achieves 1.02 mPUE Rating with Green Revolution Cooling

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Today Green Revolution Cooling announced that VSC-3 Vienna Scientific Cluster has achieved a mechanical Power Utilization Effectiveness (mPUE) rating 1.02, making it one of the most efficient data center facilities in the world.

New OpenPOWER Acceleration Center Opens in France

Europe’s second POWER Acceleration and Design Center is located at the IBM Client Center in Montpellier, France where developers can get hands-on, technical assistance for creating OpenPOWER-based high performance computing apps.

Today IBM announced the establishment of a new POWER Acceleration and Design Center in Montpellier, France. Launched in collaboration with Nvidia and Mellanox, the new center will advance the development of data-intensive research, industrial, and commercial applications.

Bright Cluster Manager 7.1 Release Coming to ISC 2015

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Today Bright Computing announced it will be releasing Version 7.1 of Bright Cluster Manager for HPC at the ISC 2015 conference. The event takes place July 12-16 in Frankfurt, Germany.