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SKA & AWS Seeking Proposals for AstroCompute in the Cloud

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Today the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organization announced that it is teaming up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to use cloud computing to explore ever-increasing amounts of astronomy data. To kick things off, they just issued a Call for Proposals for AstroCompute in the Cloud, a grant program to accelerate the development of innovative tools and techniques for processing, storing and analyzing the global astronomy community’s vast amounts of astronomic data.

Penguin Computing Extends Open Networking with Artica Switches

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Today Penguin Computing announced the Arctica 4804ip switch and a collaboration with Cumulus Networks.

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.

PSC Brings Big Bandwidth to Eight Pennsylvania Schools

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The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is using Comcast Business Ethernet for secure, private network connections to eight associated colleges.

Video: Lustre Network (LNET) Router Configuration and Tuning

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“n this session, Seagate covers configuration guidelines and tuning of LNET Routing from InfiniBand to Ethernet using Lustre 2.1 through 2.6 server/clients as well demonstrating performance results by means of a synthetic benchmark called IOR. In addition, this presentation includes the topic of LNET Router failure and recovery during I/O as well as what environments can expect during these failure events.”

Interview: A*STAR to Spotlight Singapore at ISC High Performance

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The ISC High Performance conference brings out the very best in international supercomputing, and this year will be no exception with a host of content focused on HPC in Asia. Singapore has been a hotbed of HPC activity of late, so we caught up with Marek Michalewicz, who was recently named Chief Executive Officer at A*STAR Computational Resource Centre.

Video: Shared File Performance in Lustre – Challenges and Solutions

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“Large scale HPC IO is usually done either with a file per process or to a single shared file. Single shared file IO does not scale well in Lustre compared to file per process. This presentation from Cray’s Patrick Farrell will give details, examine the reasons for this, and explore existing and potential solutions. Group locks and a new feature, lock ahead, will be discussed in the context of strided IO.”

Video: How Aurora Will Usher in a New Era for HPC

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“The selection of Intel to deliver the Aurora supercomputer is validation of our unique position to lead a new era in HPC,” said Raj Hazra, vice president, Data Center Group and general manager, Technical Computing Group at Intel. “Intel’s HPC scalable system framework enables balanced, scalable and efficient systems while extending the ecosystem’s decades of software investment to future generations. We look forward to the numerous scientific discoveries and the far-reaching impacts on society that Aurora will enable.”

Video: Fabrics – Why We Love Them and Why We Hate Them

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In this video from the 2015 OFS Developer’s Workshop, Dave Dunning from Intel presents: Fabrics – Why We Love Them and Why We Hate Them.

Video: Workload Driven Memory Registration

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In this video from the 2015 OFS Developer’s Workshop, Parav Pandit from Emulex presents: Workload Driven Memory Registration.