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Users Accelerate their Own Code at EuroHack

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“Despite what the name “EuroHack” may lead people to believe, no external systems were hacked during the EuroHack workshop in Lugano. In actual fact, the aim of the event was for experts to design computer codes that would exploit computer architectures more efficiently.”

Video: AMD Firepro S9170 GPU Speeds HPC Applications

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“The AMD FirePro S9170 server GPU can accelerate complex workloads in scientific computing, data analytics, or seismic processing, wielding an industry-leading 32GB of memory. We designed the new offering for supercomputers to achieve massive compute performance while maximizing available power budgets.”

High Performance Computing in Defense Intelligence

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Technological advancements in hardware and software products allow analysts to process larger amounts of data rapidly, allowing them time to apply human judgment and experience to intelligence problems. This article examines a couple of the hardware advancements in HPC.

Dr. Eng Lim Goh on Important HPC Trends at ISC 2015

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Dr. Eng Lim Goh from SGI discusses important trends in HPC including pending changes coming to processors/accelerators, memory hierarchy, and interconnects. “SGI, the trusted leader in high performance computing, is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding business and technology challenges by delivering technical computing, Big Data analytics, cloud computing, and petascale storage solutions that accelerate time to discovery, innovation, and profitability.”

Notre Dame Accelerates Cancer Research with GPUs

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Notre Dame scientists are working to develop personalized cancer vaccine therapies with the help of computational modeling.

One Stop Systems HDCA Sports 16 Firepro GPUs

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Today One Stop Systems announced its High Density Compute Accelerator (HDCA) with AMD’s newly released S9170 GPUs. The 3U High Density Compute Accelerator (CA16003) provides up to 84 Tflops of peak single precision (SP), 42 Tflops of peak dual precision (DP) and 512GB of GPU memory using AMD FIREPRO S9170 GPU accelerators.

Penguin Computing Announces Extreme Density 1U GPU Server

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Today Penguin Computing announced the Relion 1904GT server, which packs four GPU accelerators in a 1U form factor. As the company’s densest 1U GPU server, Relion is an exceptional platform for running scientific and engineering applications that support GPU technology.

IBM and NVIDIA Launch Centers of Excellence at ORNL and LLNL

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Today IBM along with Nvidia and two U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories today announced a pair of Centers of Excellence for supercomputing – one at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the other at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The collaborations are in support of IBM’s supercomputing contract with the U.S. Department of Energy. They will enable advanced, large-scale scientific and engineering applications both for supporting DOE missions, and for the Summit and Sierra supercomputer systems to be delivered respectively to Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore in 2017 and to be operational in 2018.

OpenACC Toolkit is now Free for Academia

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Over at the Nvidia Blog, Paresh Kharya writes that the company is releasing its OpenACC Toolkit as a free download for Academia.

E4 Computer Engineering Accelerates ARM with GPUs

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Today E4 Computer Engineering announced their first orders for Cavium ThunderX-based ARKA servers.