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Video: RSC Technologies – Leading Energy Efficient Supercomputing to Exascale

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In this video from the HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference, Alexander Moskovsky from RSC presents: Leading Energy Efficient Supercomputing to Exascale.

Video: OFA Update by ORNL

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Watch to get the latest on the Coral supercomputer coming to ORNL. “ORNL’s supercomputing program has grown from humble beginnings to deliver some of the most powerful systems in the world. On the way, it has helped researchers deliver practical breakthroughs and new scientific knowledge in climate, materials, nuclear science, and a wide range of other disciplines.”

Video: Prototyping Byte-Addressable NVM Access

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In this video from the 2015 OFS Developer’s Workshop, Bernard Metzler presents: Prototyping Byte-Addressable NVM Access.

QCT to Develop First x86 Servers with Nvidia’s NVLink Interconnet

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Today Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) announced plans to build the first x86 CPU-based servers with Nvidia’s NVLink high-speed GPU interconnect technology. “NVLink unlocks the full potential of GPU accelerators by enabling CPUs and GPUs to transfer data at unprecedented speeds,” said Sumit Gupta, general manager of the Accelerated Computing business at NVIDIA. “QCT extends the benefits of NVLink to the x86 ecosystem and gives our customers an easy path to higher levels of enterprise and HPC application performance.”

Video: A Taste of OFI OpenFabrics Interfaces

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In this video from the 2015 OFS Developer’s Workshop, Sean Hefty from Intel presents: A Taste of OFI OpenFabrics Interfaces.

Video: Interconnecting Future DoE Leadership Systems

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CORAL (Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne and Lawrence Livermore National Labs) is a project that was launched in 2013 to develop the technology and meet the Department of Energy’s 2017-2018 leadership computing needs with supercomputers. The collaboration between Mellanox, IBM and NVIDIA was selected by the CORAL project team after a comprehensive evaluation of future technologies from a variety of vendors. The development of these supercomputers is well underway with installation expected in 2017.

Slidecast: New IBTA Volume 1 Specification Release

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In this slidecast, Bill Lee and Rupert Dance from the InfiniBand Trade Association describe the new IBTA Volume 1 Specification Release. “The new release defines new capabilities that will enable computer systems to keep up with the requirements for increased scalability and bandwidth, along with high computing efficiency and high availability for both high performance computing and commercial enterprise data centers.”

Mellanox Releases OpenOptics MSA Specifications for Open Compute Project

Today Mellanox and RANOVUS, today announced that the OpenOptics MSA is contributing the developed wavelength specifications to the Open Compute Project (OCP).

Agenda Posted for Open Fabrics Workshop, March 15-18 in Monterey

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Services Department Head, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The OpenFabrics Alliance has published the agenda for their Developers’ Workshop in Monterey, CA. Beginning with a March March 15 keynote by Katie Antipas from NERSC, the agenda will center around three major themes: Applications Performance, Non-Volatile Memory, and Systems-on-a-Chip (SoCs).

Call for Papers: Hot Interconnects 2015

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The Hot Interconnects 2015 Conference has issued its Call for Papers. The event takes place Aug. 26-28 in Santa Clara.