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Video: GPUs Power Simulation of the SpaceX Mars Rocket Engine

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“SpaceX is designing a new, methane-fueled engine powerful enough to lift the equipment and personnel needed to colonize Mars. A vital aspect of this effort involves the creation of a multi-physics code to accurately model a running rocket engine. The scale and complexity of turbulent non-premixed combustion has so far made it impractical to simulate, even on today’s largest supercomputers. We present a novel approach using wavelets on GPUs, capable of capturing physics down to the finest turbulent scales.”

Petascale Comet Supercomputer Enters Early Operations

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“Comet is really all about providing high-performance computing to a much larger research community – what we call ‘HPC for the 99 percent’ – and serving as a gateway to discovery,” said SDSC Director Michael Norman, the project’s principal investigator. “Comet has been specifically configured to meet the needs of researchers in domains that have not traditionally relied on supercomputers to solve their problems.”

Multi-GPU Cluster to Power Deep Learning Research at NYU

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Over at the Nvidia Blog, Kimberly Powell writes that New York University has just installed a new computing system for next generation deep learning research. Called “ScaLeNet,” the eight-node Cirrascale cluster is powered by 64 Nvidia Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerators.

SGI Powers Fionn Supercomputer at ICHEC in Ireland

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In this video, Niall Wilson describes how ICHEC delivers top-quality technology services and support to universities and enterprises. “Based on the solution’s superior price performance, ICHEC deployed Fionn, a supercomputer built on SGI ICE X hardware running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. On implementing Fionn, ICHEC was funded by Intel to work on its new many-core technology as an official Intel Parallel Computing Center.”

Steve Oberlin on How NVLink will Power Coral Supercomputers

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NVlink will be the backbone of 150 Petaflop Coral supercomputers coming to ORNL and LLNL. As the world’s first high-speed GPU interconnect, NVLink will let data move between GPUs and CPUs 5-12 times faster than possible today.

Accelerating the Piz Daint Supercomputer with Allinea

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Today Allinea Software released details on partnership that is helping scientists in research and industry to exploit Piz Daint – Europe’s most powerful supercomputer.

OLCF Moves Forward on Application Readiness for Summit Supercomputer

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Today the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) announced a significant step forward in the delivery of Summit, the next-generation supercomputer IBM will deliver in 2017 to greatly advance the nation’s energy and science agenda. Following a formal call for proposals and a review process, ORNL revealed 13 science application readiness projects selected as part of the Center for Accelerated Application Readiness (CAAR) program.

OCF Deploys Lenovo Arcus Cluster at University of Oxford

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Today the University of Oxford unveiled its new Arcus Phase B cluster. Integrated by OCF in the UK, the 5000 core Lenovo cluster will support research across all four Divisions at the University; Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; Social Sciences; and Humanities.

New OSC Supercomputer Named After Civil Rights Activist Ruby Dee

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Today the Ohio Supercomputer Center unveiled their new 144 Teraflop Ruby supercomputer. Powered by Intel Xeon Phi, the 144 Teraflop HP system is named after Cleveland-born activist Ruby Dee.

HPC News Roundup for March 27, 2015

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I’m on my way home from a series of Springtime HPC conferences with boatload of new videos and interviews on the latest in high performance computing. Here are some notable items that may have not made it to the front page.