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FEA Simulations Bolster Designs Against Wind and Ice

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The oil and gas industry depends on simulation. In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Robert Roe explores how the technique can optimize the integrity of structures in extreme environments.

Radio Free HPC Looks at Modding the Student Cluster Competitions

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“Henry wants to codify rules that span all competitions in order to provide a level playing field and to satisfy his authoritarian nature. Dan isn’t so sure that would work, given that each of the sponsoring organizations have their own ideas about how to best run a competition. However, both of them believe that the competitions need to become more real world when it comes to systems, applications, and how they’re used. One of the first steps along this road, the guys agree, is to add a storage component to the competitions.”

Video: See How HPC Transforms in the SC15 Preview

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“HPC is transforming our everyday lives, as well as our not-so-ordinary ones. From nanomaterials to jet aircrafts, from medical treatments to disaster preparedness, and even the way we wash our clothes; the HPC community has transformed the world in multifaceted ways. For its 27th anniversary, the annual SC Conference will return to Austin, TX, a city that continues to develop new ways of engaging our senses and incubating technology of all types, including supercomputing.”

Video: High Performance Quantum Computing

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In this video, Matthias Troyer speaks at Google on the topic of “High Performance Quantum Computing.” The presentation took place on December 2, 2014.

Dedicated Computing Goes Cluster Ready for Bioinformatics

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This week Dedicated Computing announced its participation in the Intel Cluster Ready program to deliver integrated HPC cluster solutions to the Life Sciences market.

Video: The History of HPC at the DOE – A LANL Perspective

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“The DOE OCIO Technology Summit began with a high-level overview of how HPC came into existence followed by presentations of how HPC is being used in the community, and the challenges facing the technology’s use.”

HPC News with Snark for the Week of Jan. 12, 2015

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The news has started to pile up this post-Holiday Season, so here is the HPC News with Snark for Friday, January 16, 2014. We’ve got podcasts on everything form self-driving cars to Data Breaches resulting from North Korean satire films. There’s even some big financial surprises from Intel.

Video: Deep Learning on GPU Clusters

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“Deep neural networks have recently emerged as an important tool for difficult AI problems, and have found success in many fields ranging from computer vision to speech recognition. Training deep neural networks is computationally intensive, and so practical application of these networks requires careful attention to parallelism. GPUs have been instrumental in the success of deep neural networks, because they significantly reduce the cost of network training, which then has allowed many researchers to train better networks. In this talk, I will discuss how we were able to duplicate results from a 1000 node cluster using only 3 nodes, each with 4 GPUs.”

Register Now for Rice University Oil and Gas HPC Workshop

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Registration is now open for the Rice University Oil and Gas High Performance Computing Workshop.

Video: DDN Service Strategy and Satisfaction Results

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In this video from the DDN User Group at SC14, Mark Canepa presents: DDN Service Strategy and Satisfaction Results.