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Agenda Posted for HPC User Forum, Sept. 8-10 in Broomfield

IDC has published the agenda for their next HPC User Forum. The event will take place Sept. 8-10 in Broomfield, CO.

Coral and Intel’s Scalable System Framework – The Path to Exascale

“HPC has reached an inflection point with the convergence of traditional high performance computing and the emerging world of Big Data analytics. Intel’s HPC Scalable System Framework enables an unprecedented level of system balance, performance, and scalability necessary to meet the demands of bot compute- and data-intensive workloads, today and well into the future.”

BSC and CEA to Collaborate on HPC Innovation

Today the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) announced plans to collaborate on HPC research and technology innovation. Both organizations have signed an agreement to help promoting “a globally competitive HPC value chain and flagship industry”, echoing the European Union strategy in the domain.

Video: Argonne Presents HPC Plans at ISC 2015

“In April 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a $200 million supercomputing investment coming to Argonne National Laboratory. As the third of three Coral supercomputer procurements, the deal will comprise an 8.5 Petaflop “Theta” system based on Knights Landing in 2016 and a much larger 180 Petaflop “Aurora” supercomputer in 2018. Intel will be the prime contractor on the deal, with sub-contractor Cray building the actual supercomputers.”

Obama Establishes National Strategic Computing Initiative

Today President Obama issued an Executive Order establishing the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) to ensure the United States continues leading high performance computing over the coming decades.

Intel’s Raj Hazra on the Convergence of HPC & Big Data at ISC 2015

In this video from ISC 2015, Intel’s Raj Hazra explores how new innovations and Intel’s Scalable System Framework approach can maximize the potential in the new HPC era. Raj also shares details of upcoming Intel technologies, products and ecosystem collaborations that are powering these breakthroughs and ensuring technical computing continues to fulfill its potential as a scientific and industrial tool for discovery and innovation.

Radio Free HPC Looks at 3D XPoint Non-Volatile Memory

In this video, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the newly announced 3D XPoint technology from Intel and Micron. “3D XPoint ushers in a new class of non-volatile memory that significantly reduces latencies, allowing much more data to be stored close to the processor and accessed at speeds previously impossible for non-volatile storage.”

HP Doubles Down on HPC & Big Data at ISC 2015

In this video from ISC 2015, Scott Misage from HP describes the company’s new strategy for High Performance Computing. With a new business unit centered around HPC and Big Data, the company is poised to grow its market leadership with purpose-built systems like the liquid-cooled Apollo 8000 system.

Radio Free HPC Looks Back at ISC 2015

In this video, Dan Olds and Rich Brueckner from Radio Free HPC discuss the latest news in High Performance Computing from the ISC 2015 conference in Frankfurt, Germany.

Eurotech Delivers Booster to DEEP Project

Today Eurotech announced the installation of the DEEP “Booster”, a tightly coupled cluster of manycore coprocessors, at Jülich Supercomputing Centre.