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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.

Video: DownUnder Geosolutions Speeds Seismic Processing with Intel Xeon Phi

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In this video, Dr. Norm Uren and Dr. Matt Lamont describe how seismic processing with HPC is used to find new oil and gas resources. As reported here on insideHPC, DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) is making great leaps in performance using the Intel Xeon Phi.

SGI and Xeon Phi Power Oil & Gas Discovery Down Under

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Today global geosciences company DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) announced the purchase of HPC hardware from SGI. Powered by Intel Xeon Phi, the new systems are expected to significantly improve the rate of discovery and analysis for oil and gas exploration.

GPUdb: A Distributed Database for Many-Core Devices

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GPUdb is a scalable, distributed database with SQL-style query capability, capable of storing Big Data. Developers using the GPUdb API add data, and query the data with operations like select, group by, and join. GPUdb includes many operations not available in other “cloud database” offerings. GPUdb applies a new (patented) concept in database design that puts emphasis on leveraging the growing trend of many-core devices. By building GPUdb from the ground up around this new concept we are able to provide a system that merges the query needs of the traditional relational database developer with the scalability demands of the modern cloud-centric enterprise.

Free Training Materials: Parallel Programming and Optimization with Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors

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If you’re looking for information on how program Intel coprocessors, Colfax Research has just posted the 280-slide deck from their “Parallel Programming and Optimization with Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors” developer training program.