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insideHPC Founder John West Moves to TACC to Head Strategic Initiatives

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High performance computing veteran and leader, John West has been named director of Strategic Initiatives for the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin.

Asetek to Showcase Liquid Cooling at SC14

Today Asetek announced that the company will showcase its full range of RackCDU liquid cooling systems for HPC data centers at SC14.

Video: Time-Lapse Installation of Cielo Supercomputer at LANL

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In this video, Los Alamos National Labs installs Cielo, the current stalwart of National Nuclear Security Administration capability computing. The system is currently ranked #32 on the TOP500.

AMD Firepro GPUs Power GSI Physics Research

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Today AMD announced that the company’s FirePro GPU accelerators are delivering more than 3 petaFLOPS to the GSI GmbH for physics research.

SGI Japan Delivers Large Scale Visualization System to Nagoya University

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Today SGI Japan announced Nagoya University has deployed a major visualization system based on the SGI UV 2000 in-memory computing system.

ConnectX-4 Adapter Enables End-to-End 100Gb/s Networking

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Today Mellanox announced the ConnectX-4 single/dual-port 100Gb/s Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) adapter.

Ethernet Alliance Has Big Plans for SC14

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Today the Ethernet Alliance unveiled details of its demo and presence at booth #3539 during SC14,

Intel Xeon Phi Takes DownUnder GeoSolutions to New Depths

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Use of the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors has allowed DUG to quickly adapt its existing code and pass this value on to its customers. Overall, the new environment provides DUG with an added compute capacity of roughly six peak petaflops.

Podcast: Dell Plans Exciting Panels for SC14

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In this podcast, Dell Fellow Jimmy Pike describes coming attractions at the Dell booth #1739 at SC14. “Are you ready for what promises to be another successful SC? Join us at the Dell Beignet Theater for two fascinating panels hosted by Rich Brueckner, president, insideHPC.”

Seismic Code Modernization Yields Petascale Performance and Gordon Bell Award Nomination

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The Gordon Bell Prize is one of the highest honors in high performance computing. For 2014, a collaborative research project co-led by Michael Bader from Technische Universität München (TUM) and Christian Pelties from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), both from Germany, and Alexander Heinecke of Intel, has been nominated for their groundbreaking code modernization work with SeisSol, a scientific software package that provides numerical simulation of seismic wave phenomena.