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Cavium Adds GPU Support to 64-bit ARMv8-A ThunderX Processor Family

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Today Cavium announced support for Nvidia Teslas GPUs in its ThunderX ARM processor family.

E4 Rolls Out ARM-based ARKA Servers for HPC and Big Data

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Today E4 Computer Engineering from Italy announced a new series of ThunderX ARMv8-A enabled ARKA dense computing sever product line.

World’s Most Energy Efficient Supercomputer Powered by AMD FirePro™

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AMD powers the L-CSC cluster at the GSI research facility which achieved the number one position for most energy efficient supercomputers on the latest Green500™ List. The L-CSC cluster is installed at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH research facility in Darmstadt, Germany, and is powered by AMD FirePro™ S9150 server GPUs.

Replay: GTC 2015 Keynote by Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang

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This week insideHPC will be streaming live keynotes from the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose. Today’s opening keynote will feature Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia CEO and Co-Founder and Elon Musk, founder and CEO of the Tesla Motor company.”

LANL Reduces Water Consumption for Supercomputer Cooling

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Today Los Alamos National Laboratory announced that it decreased its water usage by 26 percent in 2014, with about one-third of the reduction attributable to using reclaimed water to cool its supercomputing center.

Interview: Why Software Defined Infrastructure Makes Sense for HPC

Jay Muelhoefer, IBM

“I came to IBM via the acquisition of Platform Computing. There’s also been other IBM assets around HPC, namely GPFS. What’s been the evolution of those items as well and how they really come together under this concept of software-defined infrastructure, and how we’re now taking these capabilities and expanding them into other initiatives that have sort of bled into the HPC space.”

Florida Polytechnic University to Host #TECHTalks on Exascale and IoT

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This week Florida Polytechnic University will host online #TECHTalks, their second virtual event in a three-part series.

Earthquake Researchers at SDSC Win Nvidia Global Impact Award

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Today Nvidia announced that researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center have won the inaugural Global Impact Award and its $150,000 prize. The researchers were honored for their work using high performance computing to understand how earthquakes occur and their impact on the earth’s behavior.

Preparing for Advanced Manycore Architectures – and Implications on the Interconnect

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

In this video from the 2015 OFS Developer’s Workshop, Katie Antypas from LBNL describes preparations for the Cori supercomputer. “We need to emphasize here that the Knights Landing processor is self-hosted, and so that means it’s not an accelerator. It’s not a coprocessor and the particular kernel processor that will be having for NERSC-8, will have more than 60 cores and it will have multiple hardware threads for the core. That’s a lot, right? Having 60 cores per node with multiple hardware threads. That a significant increase from both our Hopper and Edison system, which has 24 cores each.”

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.