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One Stop Systems Demos High Density Compute Accelerator with Intel Xeon Phi

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Today One Stop Systems, Inc. (OSS) announced a demonstration of the first optical PCIe interface board with MXC connectors at SC14. Now x8 PCIe 3.0, operating at 64Gb/s, can be transmitted over state-of-the-art MXC passive optical cables, offering data centers a huge advantage in cost and performance.

Radio Free HPC Takes a Hard Look at the Two 2017 Coral Supercomputers

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In this video, the Radio Free HPC team meets at SC14 in New Orleans to discuss the recent news that Nvidia & IBM will build two Coral 150+ Petaflop Supercomputers in 2017 for Lawrence Livermore and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. The two machines will feature IBM POWER9 processors coupled with Nvidia’s future Volta GPU technology. NVLink will be a critical piece of the architecture as well, along with a system interconnect powered by Mellanox.

An Open Letter from Intel’s Raj Hazra: Entering the Era of Code Modernization

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In this introduction letter to the Print ‘n Fly Guide to SC14 New Orleans, Intel’s Raj Hazra describes the grand challenge of code modernization that faces the HPC community.

Interview: Celebrating Year One of Intel Parallel Computing Centers

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With ever-increasing parallelism in today’s processors, the need for code modernization is becoming more and more evident to organizations that need to compute to compete. Intel has responded to this dilemma by sponsoring Intel Parallel Computing Centers (Intel PCCs) around the globe. With an emphasis on doing modernization in an open, standard fashion that enables the best ROI, the Intel PCC program has shown remarkable progress in its first year. To learn more, we caught up Bob Burroughs, Director of Technical Computing Ecosystem Enabling at Intel.

Intel Xeon Phi Takes DownUnder GeoSolutions to New Depths

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Use of the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors has allowed DUG to quickly adapt its existing code and pass this value on to its customers. Overall, the new environment provides DUG with an added compute capacity of roughly six peak petaflops.

Seismic Code Modernization Yields Petascale Performance and Gordon Bell Award Nomination

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The Gordon Bell Prize is one of the highest honors in high performance computing. For 2014, a collaborative research project co-led by Michael Bader from Technische Universität München (TUM) and Christian Pelties from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), both from Germany, and Alexander Heinecke of Intel, has been nominated for their groundbreaking code modernization work with SeisSol, a scientific software package that provides numerical simulation of seismic wave phenomena.

It’s Here: The Print ‘n Fly Guide to SC14 New Orleans

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At insideHPC, are very pleased to publish The Print ‘n Fly Guide to SC14 in New Orleans. We designed this 25-page Guide to be an in-flight magazine custom tailored for your journey to the Big Easy at SC14.

5 Reasons to Visit the Intel Booth at SC14

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Over at the Data Stack, Intel HPC Evangelist Mike Bernhardt writes “Five Reasons to Visit the Intel Booth at SC14.”

SGI to Build 2 Petaflop Super for Czech Republic

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Today the IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center in the Czech Republic announced that SGI will build a 2 Petaflop supercomputer for the Technical University of Ostrava.

Phi Developer Kit Now Available from Advanced Clustering Technologies

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This week Advanced Clustering Technologies announced a Phi Developer Kit that comes with Phi pre-installed and pre-configured so that HPC customers can take advantage of a significant discount now being offered on the Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor 31S1P.