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Justin Rattner to Keynote SC15 Energy Efficient HPC Workshop

Today the SC15 Energy Efficient HPC Workshop announced that parallel supercomputing pioneer Justin Rattner will deliver the keynote address at their event in Austin on Monday, November 16th, 2015. Formerly head of Intel Labs, Rattner directed Intel’s global research efforts in microprocessors, systems and communications including the company’s disruptive research activity.

EoCoE Center of Excellence Using HPC to Accelerate Transition to Low Carbon Energy

In HPC news from CEA in France, the EoCoE (Oriented Energy Center of Excellence) project officially launched earlier this month. Pronounced “Echo,” the EoCoE has a mission to create a new, long lasting and sustainable community around computational energy science.

Interview: Penguin Computing Lands Biggest Open Compute Contract Ever for HPC

The Open Compute Project got a major endorsement in the HPC space news of NNSA’s pending deployment of Tundra clusters from Penguin Computing. To learn more, we caught up with Dan Dowling, Penguin’s VP of Engineering Services.

Penguin Computing to Build 7-9 Petaflops of Open Compute Clusters for NNSA

Today the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced a contract with Penguin Computing for a set of large-scale Open Compute HPC clusters. With 7-to-9 Petaflops of aggregate peak performance, the systems will be installed as part of NNSA’s tri-laboratory Commodity Technology Systems program. Scheduled for installation starting next year, the systems will bolster computing for national security at Los Alamos, Sandia and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories.

PNNL Launches CENATE Computing Proving Ground

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has opened the CENATE Center for Advanced Technology Evaluation, a first-of-its-kind computing proving ground. Designed to shape future extreme-scale computing systems, CENATE evaluations will mostly concern processors; memory; networks; storage; input/output; and the physical aspects of certain systems, such as sizing and thermal effects.

PEZY & ExaScaler Step Up on the Green500 List with Immersive Cooling

PEZY Computing from Japan has earned the top three rankings on the Green500 list, using a 3M Fluorinert Electronic Liquid in an immersive cooling system built by ExaScaler Inc. The Green500 is a biannual ranking of the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world. The triple win indicates growing progress and adoption in the field of immersion cooling with engineered dielectric fluids and its potential to transform the high performance computing (HPC) industry with step-change improvements in energy efficiency and compute performance.

E4 Benchmarks EnginSoft CFD on ARM64

Today E4 Computer Engineering announced the results of tests carried out independently on a GPU cluster provided to EnginSoft Italy, a premier global consulting firm in the field of Simulation Based Engineering Science (SBES).

Autotune Code from ORNL Tunes Your Building Energy Efficiency

A team at Oak Ridge has developed a set of automated calibration techniques for tuning residential and commercial building energy efficiency software models to match measured data. Their open source Autotune code is now available on GitHub.

Video: Parallella – The Most Energy Efficient Supercomputer on the Planet

“Supercomputing should be available for everyone who wants it. With that mission in mind, a team of engineers created Parallella, an 18-core supercomputer that’s a little bigger than a credit card. Parallella is open source hardware; the circuit diagrams are on GitHub and the machine runs Linux. Icing on the cake: Parallella is the most energy efficient computer on the planet, and you can buy one for a hundred bucks. Why does parallel computing matter? How can developers use parallel computing to deliver better results for clients? Let’s explore these questions together.”

Phytium Shows off Mars ARMv8 Processor at Hot Chips

In the first of what will likely be a series of announcements from the Hot Chips conference this week, Phytium Technologies revealed details of its Mars 64-core ARMv8 processors.