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Clustered Systems Leads with Innovative Cooling


In this video, Bob Lipp from Clustered Systems describes the company’s innovative cooling technology for high-density blade systems. “We integrate components, systems and software from leading suppliers with our patented two phase cooling infrastructure to deliver the greenest high performance compute systems. These whisper quiet systems drive down infrastructure and operational costs.”

Apply Now for SC14 Student Cluster Competition


Team applications are now being accepted for the SC14 Student Cluster Competition. “The energy and dedication that the student teams bring to the Student Cluster Competition is inspiring, especially as they work around the clock to overcome obstacles and get their systems up and running,” said Student Cluster Competition Chair Dustin Leverman of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. “Though they are competing all out against one another, the teams also share a camaraderie as they race to the end.”

Beagle Supercomputer is a Genome Smasher


The Beagle Supercomputer at the University of Chicago can analyze 240 whole genomes in two days.

Harvard Supercomputer Highjacked to Mine Cryptocurrency


An unidentified user managed to commandeer Harvard’s Odyssey supercomputer last week for the purpose of mining Dogecoin, an open source peer-to-peer cryptocurrency.

This Week in HPC: Intel Goes Big Memory and Lucera Brings High Frequency Trading to the Cloud


In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman from Intersect360 Research and Rich Brueckner from insideHPC discuss Intel’s new Xeon E7 V2 processors designed for in-memory analytics. Following that, they take a look a the secret sauce behind Lucera’s new cloud for High Frequency Trading.

Leveraging National Computing Resources for Simulation-based Discovery


Frank Ham from Cascade Technologies presented this talk at the 2014 HPCAC Stanford HPC & Exascale Conference. “On an annual basis, the US government awards 10′s of billions of HPC core-hours to projects seeking to answer questions in science and engineering through large-scale simulations. In this talk, I will share several examples of insights into flow physics phenomena achieved through these programs.”

Slidecast: Preview of vSMP Foundation 5.5 Virtualization Software


In this slidecast, Shai Fultheim from ScaleMP provides an update on the company’s recent announcements and previews vSMP 5.5 Foundation software. With the rise of in-memory analytics, the company is seeing rapid deployment growth for its server aggregation software.

ScaleMP Teams with Boston Ltd for Largest-Memory Opteron System


As an integrated solution, the Boston xScaler-vSMP products deliver up to 8.5 TB RAM – the largest memory footprint available for an AMD Opteron system.

The Time is Now for In-Memory Analytics


“In-memory database and analytics solutions enable significant performance gains in analyzing complex and diverse datasets. We’re talking about analysis in seconds or minutes rather than hours or days. This is how you get to real-time insight.”

Slidecast: New PGI 2014 Release Adds OpenACC 2.0 Features and x64 Performance Gains

Doug Miles

In this slidecast, Doug Miles from Nvidia describes the new features and performance gains in the PGI 2014 release. “The use of accelerators in high performance computing is now mainstream,” said Douglas Miles, director of PGI Software at Nvidia. “With PGI 2014, we are taking another big step toward our goal of providing platform-independent, multi-core and accelerator programming tools that deliver outstanding performance on multiple platforms without the need for extensive, device-specific tuning.”