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SGI Ships 2.65 Petaflop ICE XA Supercomputer to ISSP in Japan

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Today SGI announced its latest win at the Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP) of the University of Tokyo. Scheduled to start operation on July 1 of this year, the 2.65 Petaflop SGI ICE XA supercomputer will be used by material science researchers across Japan.

GPU Accelerated Quantum Chemistry: A New Method

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“The ability to accurately and efficiently study the absorption spectra of large chemical systems necessitates the development of new algorithms and the use of different architectures. We have developed a highly parallelizable algorithm in order to study excited state properties with ab initio electronic structure theory. This approach has recently been implemented to take advantage of graphical processing units to further improve efficiency.”

Chelsio Adds Support for GPUDirect RDMA

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Today Chelsio Communications announced that its T5 iWARP RDMA over Ethernet adapters now fully support NVIDIA GPUDirect RDMA technology.

PETRONAS Procures SGI ICE X for Seismic Imaging

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Today SGI announced that PETRONAS in Malaysia has procured an SGI ICE X system to accelerate its research and development in subsurface imaging.

Podcast: Geoffrey Hinton on the Rise of Deep Learning

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“In Deep Learning what we do is try to minimize the amount of hand engineering and get the neural nets to learn, more or less, everything. Instead of programing computers to do particular tasks, you program the computer to know how to learn. And then you can give it any old task, and the more data and the more computation you provide, the better it will get.”

Students Win ASC15 Competition with K80 GPUs

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Over at the Nvidia Blog, George Middleton writes that Tesla K80 GPUs powered the winning team from Tsinghua University at the recent ASC15 International Student Cluster Competition.

Video: Three Ways to Debug Parallel CUDA Applications

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“This talk will introduce these three debugging techniques and provide some suggestions on selecting the optimal approach for a variety of debugging scenarios such as hangs, numerical errors, and crashes. Specific examples will be given using the TotalView debugger but the concepts covered may apply to other debugging tools such as GDB and the NVIDIA NSIGHT debugger.”

ArrayFire Updates GPU Software Library

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Today ArrayFire announced the release of Version 3.0 of their high-speed software library for GPU computing. The new version features major changes to ArrayFire’s visualization library, a new CPU backend, and dense linear algebra for OpenCL devices. It also includes improvements across the board for ArrayFire’s OpenCL backend.

Video: Porting Scientific Apps to GPUs with OpenACC

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In this video from the GPU Technology Conference, Saber Feki from KAUST and Ahmed Al-Jarro from Fujitsu Labs in Europe present: Experiences in Porting Scientific Applications to GPUs Using OpenACC.

Video: BitFusion Aims at Supercomputing for the Masses

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In this video from TechCrunch Disrupt 2015, Subbu Rama from Bitfusion describes how the company delivers powerful hardware acceleration technologies to boost application performance.