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Video: Processing 1 Exabyte per Day for the SKA Radio Telescope

Peter Braam

In this video from the Disruptive Technologies Panel at the HPC User Forum, Peter Braam from Cambridge University presents: Processing 1 EB per Day for the SKA Radio Telescope. “The Square Kilometre Array is an international effort to investigate and develop technologies which will enable us to build an enormous radio astronomy telescope with a million square meters of collecting area.”

Intel’s Diane Bryant Describes Pathways to Exascale

Diane Bryant, Intel

Last week, SC15 announced that Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s Data Center Group, has been selected as the HPC Matters plenary speaker. Recently named as one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women, Bryant offers her perspectives on high performance computing, U.S. competitiveness, and the goal of reaching Exascale.

Bob Sorensen from IDC Presents: Best Practices in Private Sector Cyber Security

Bob Sorensen, IDC

IDC developed a set of cybersecurity case studies of US commercial organizations in order to learn: What security problems they have experienced, changes that they have made to address them, and new underlying security procedures that they are exploring.

Presentations Posted from MUG’15 – MVAPICH User Group


Ohio State University has posted presentations from MUG’15 MVAPICH User Group. The event took place Aug. 19-21 in Columbus, Ohio.

Mellanox Shipping Spectrum Open Ethernet 25/50/100 Gigabit Switch


Today Mellanox announced that its Spectrum 10, 25, 40, 50 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet switches are now shipping. According to the company, Mellanox is the first vendor to deliver comprehensive end-to-end 10, 25, 40, 50 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet data center connectivity solutions.

New Intel® Omni-Path White Paper Details Technology Improvements

Rob Farber

The Intel Omni-Path Architecture (Intel® OPA) whitepaper goes through the multitude of improvements that Intel OPA technology provides to the HPC community. In particular, HPC readers will appreciate how collective operations can be optimized based on message size, collective communicator size and topology using the point-to-point send and receive primitives.

Cray XC Series Networking


Creating a large server farm with fast CPUs doesn’t map well to applications that require storage connectivity, as most do, or socket to socket communication within the overall system. Thus, a flexible and high speed networking solution is critical to the overall performance of the computing system.

GENCI to Collaborate with IBM in Race to Exascale


Today GENCI announced a collaboration with IBM aimed at speeding up the path to exascale computing. “The collaboration, planned to run for at least 18 months, focuses on readying complex scientific applications for systems under development expected to achieve more than 100 petaflops, a solid step forward on the path to exascale. Working closely with supercomputing experts from IBM, GENCI will have access to some of the most advanced high performance computing technologies stemming from the rapidly expanding OpenPOWER ecosystem.”

IBTA Publishes RoCE Interoperability List from Plugfest


Today the InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) announced the completion of the first Plugfest for RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) solutions and the publication of the RoCE Interoperability List on the IBTA website. Fifteen member companies participated, bringing their RoCE adapters, cables and switches for testing to the event. Products that successfully passed the testing have been added to the RoCE Interoperability List.

KTH in Sweden Moves to EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand


Today Mellanox announced its EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solutions have been selected by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology for use in their PDC Center for High Performance Computing. Mellanox’s robust and flexible EDR InfiniBand solution offers higher interconnect speed, lower latency and smart accelerations to maximize efficiency and will enable the PDC Center to achieve world-leading data center performance across a variety of applications, including advanced modeling for climate changes, brain functions and protein-drug interactions.