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NICE DCV 2014 Does Remote 3D Applications in the Cloud

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Today NICE in Italy released the latest version of their DCV remote visualization technology.

The Past, Present, and Future of OpenACC

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In this video from the University of Houston CACDS HPC Workshop, Jeff Larkin from Nvidia presents: The Past, Present, and Future of OpenACC. “OpenACC is an open specification for programming accelerators with compiler directives. It aims to provide a simple path for accelerating existing applications for a wide range of devices in a performance portable way. This talk with discuss the history and goals of OpenACC, how it is being used today, and what challenges it will address in the future.”

Slidecast: Deep Learning – Unreasonably Effective

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“Deep Learning is a new area of Machine Learning research, which has been introduced with the objective of moving Machine Learning closer to one of its original goals: Artificial Intelligence. At the 2015 GPU Technology Conference, you can join the experts who are making groundbreaking improvements in a variety of deep learning applications, including image classification, video analytics, speech recognition, and natural language processing.”

HPC News Roundup for February 27, 2015

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As we head into the busy event season we like to call HPC March Madness, the past week has had its share of notable news items that didn’t make it to the Features page.

Interview: E4 Computer Engineering Gears Up for ISC High Performance

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The E4 Computer Engineering team has garnered a solid reputation in Europe with high performance computing solutions for customers like CERN. To learn more, we caught up with Simone Tinti, who heads up the E4 HPC Team.

HP Sports AMD FirePro GPUs in ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Servers

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“Featuring the first AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture specifically with compute workloads in mind, the AMD FirePro S9150 server GPU supports enhanced double precision floating point computation and breaks the 2.0 TFLOPS double precision barrier. With 16GB of GDDR5 memory and maximum power consumption of 235 watts, AMD FirePro S9150 server GPUs provide massive compute performance while helping maximize available power budgets.”

Performance Challenges Using OpenACC to Port O&G Apps

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“John Levesque is the Director of the Cray’s Supercomputer Center of Excellence based at Oakridge National Laboratory. He is responsible for the group performing application porting and optimization for break-through science projects. Levesque has been in High Performance computing for 40 years. Recently Levesque was promoted to Cray’s Chief Technology Office, heading the companies efforts in application performance.”

Video: Assisting User’s Transition to Titan’s Accelerated Architecture

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In this video from the University of Houston CACDS HPC Workshop, Fernanda Foertter from ORNL presents: Leveraging Leadership Computing Facilities: Assisting User’s Transition to Titan’s Accelerated Architecture.

Three GPU Hackathons Going Global with OpenACC

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NCSA, ORNL, and CSCS will host a series of GPU Hackathons in 2015.

Video: OpenACC Interoperability with CUDA C and Fortran

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“Developed by PGI, Cray, and NVIDIA, the OpenACC directives are a shared vision of how directives can simplify the programming model for accelerators, where each vendor is committed to support a common programming standard.”