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Video: Introduction to Bridges Supercomputer at PSC


Bridges is a uniquely capable supercomputer designed to help researchers facing challenges in Big Data to work more intuitively. Called Bridges, the new system will consist of tiered, large-shared-memory resources with nodes having 12TB, 3TB, and 128GB each, dedicated nodes for database, web, and data transfer, high-performance shared and distributed data storage, Hadoop acceleration, powerful new CPUs and GPUs, and a new, uniquely powerful interconnection network.

Optalysys to Power Genomics with Optical Computing


Today the TGAC Genome Analysis Centre and Optalysys announced a collaboration to develop and implement an energy-efficient optical processing device for large-scale DNA sequence searches.

ARCHER Scales 118K Cores with Allinea MAP


Today the ARCHER national supercomputing service in the U.K. announced that it has deployed the Allinea MAP profiling tool to enable computational scientists and developers to tackle scalability and performance in key scientific applications that run on their 2.5 Petaflop Cray XC30 system.

Video: SGI UV Finds the Needle in the Big Data Haystack


According to IDC, SGI has shipped approximately 8 percent of of all the Hadoop servers in production today. In fact, did you know that SGI introduced the word “Big Data” to supercomputing in 1996? Jorge Titinger, SGI President and CEO, shares SGI’s history in helping to design, develop, and deploy Hadoop clusters. (NOTE: Straw was substituted for actual hay to avoid any potential allergic reactions.)

The Energy Challenge for Datacenters and HPC

Fabio Gallo, VP and GM, Eurotech

“As long as setting up an energy inefficient datacentre is an economically viable option for IT equipment owners, it is unlikely that substantial progress will be made towards reversing a dangerous trend. While the issue is a planetary one, now is a good time for Europe to take it in its own hands and show the planet the way towards a more responsible and energy conscious future for the IT industry and High Performance Computing.”

CHPC Propels Supercomputing in South Africa

Noxolo Moyake, CHPC

CHPC Communications Manager Noxolo Moyake describes how the South African Center for High Performance Computing is fostering the use of supercomputing in the region. “CHPC will be a critical resource for tackling the big scientific challenges of the continent, such as the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), climate research, and data-intensive applications in the big data regime.”

Satisfying Safety Standards Through Simulation


Because the requirements in terms of energy, emissions, and fuel efficiency have not been globally standardized, vehicle manufacturers are making use of increasingly sophisticated simulation to get new vehicles developed as quickly and cheaply as possible while making sure their newest models meet these standards.

Hartree Centre Collaborates with Lenovo on ARM-based HPC


Today Lenovo announced that the company is collaborating with the STFC Hartree Centre in the U.K. on improving the energy-efficiency of HPC systems.

Podcast: XSEDE Spurs on HPC at University of South Dakota


In this podcast, Computer scientist Doug Jennewein discusses how the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) has enhanced his work as USD’s research computing manager.

Driving NVH Simulation at Volvo

Pressure distribution around a car body due to a sound source at the exhaust orifice is pictured. Image courtesy of Volvo.

Volvo is pushing the boundaries of NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) simulation in order to improve the quality of new automobiles.