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Site-wide Storage Use Case and Early User Experience with Infinite Memory Engine

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“IME unleashes a new I/O provisioning paradigm. This breakthrough, software defined storage application introduces a whole new new tier of transparent, extendable, non-volatile memory (NVM), that provides game-changing latency reduction and greater bandwidth and IOPS performance for the next generation of performance hungry scientific, analytic and big data applications – all while offering significantly greater economic and operational efficiency than today’s traditional disk-based and all flash array storage approaches that are currently used to scale performance.”

Altair Architects for Exascale with PBS Professional 13.0

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At Supercomputing 2014 in New Orleans, Altair announced key features for PBS Professional 13.0, scheduled to launch in Q1 2015. The new version will take scalability to the next level, with massive jumps in supported system size, job dispatch speed and throughput; users will also benefit from key resilience, flexibility and scheduling improvements.

Video: Introducing the SGI ICE XA Supercomputer

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“The ICE X is in production now. It is a compute-focused platform. At this show, we’re introducing the ICE XA. It adds several degrees of flexibility. With the ICE XA, we’ll still maintain the compute-only-density that we have in our ICE. But we have another blade available for that, which will enable accelerators, both GPU and Xeon Phi cards. We have an even third blade, will allow people to add hard drives and other IO devices. So, the flexibility of the ICE XA is what we’re talking about today at the show.”

Video: Announcing the HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2015

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In this video, Hussein Harake (CSCS) and Brian Sparks (HPC Advisory Council) announce the HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2015. The event will take place March 23-26, 2015 in Lugano, Switzeralnd.

Is the US Back on the Road to Exascale?

Tom Wilkie, Scientific Computing World

“The significance of the Coral announcement goes far beyond the specialism of high-performance computing (HPC) into enterprise computing, where the technologies being developed for HPC could transform this much wider and financially more important sector of the economy, according to the members of the winning partnership of IBM, Nvidia, and Mellanox. ‘There are game-changing elements to what we are doing,’ Ken King, general manger of OpenPower Alliances at IBM, told Scientific Computing World.”

Rex Computing Startup to Open Source Parallel CPU

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Over at EE Times, Rick Merritt writes that a startup founded by two teenagers is designing a parallel processor that it hopes delivers a 10x leap in performance per watt for high-end systems.

Dr. Eng Lim Goh on Why HPC Matters

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In this video from SC14, SGI CTO Dr. Eng Lim Goh discusses why HPC Matters with Rich Brueckner from insideHPC. They then move on to the topic of Exascale and how SGI plans to get there.

Video: Bill Harrod Accepts HPC Vanguard Award at SC14

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In this video, Bill Harrod from the Department of Energy accepts the HPC Vanguard Award from Rich Brueckner and Thomas Sterling at SC14. “Launched by The Exascale Report in 2013, the HPC Vanguard Award recognizes critical leaders in the HPC community’s strategic push to achieve exascale levels of supercomputing performance.”

DOE Awards $425MM for Next-Gen Supercomputing Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy announced two new High Performance Computing (HPC) awards that puts the nation on a fast-track to next-generation exascale computing,helping to advance U.S. leadership in scientific research and promote America’s economic and national security.

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.