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Video: Towards an Exascale Operating System


In this video from the PRACE Winter School 2014, Ely Levy from Hebrew University presents: Towards an Exascale Operating System.

GPU Boost for the Tesla K40

GPU Boost is a relatively simple way to increase performance by up to 17.5%.

Piz Daint – Europe’s Most Powerfull Supercomputer Cleared for Users


Today CSCS inaugurated the Piz Daint supercomputer in Lugano, Switzerland. As part of the the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, Piz Daint is currently the most powerful computer in Europe.

Gordon Supercomputer Speeds Whole-Genome Sequencing


Researchers are using the Gordon supercomputer at SDSC to battle rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic disease that affects as many as 52 million Americans.

This Week in HPC: Japan’s Exascale Plans and HPC Conference March Madness


In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss Japan’s Exascale plans from the Big Data and Extreme-scale Computing (BDEC) conference. After that, the topic switches to the coming Springtime Tsunami of HPC conferences.

OpenFabrics Developer Workshop Coming Up March 30 – April 2

The 10th annual OpenFabrics Alliance International Developer Workshop takes place March 30–April 2 at the Monterey Marriott in Monterey, CA. “This isn’t the usual industry conference with one-way presentations. It’s a workshop featuring discussions on the development and improvement of OpenFabrics Software (OFS), the open-source software foundation of all RDMA enabled fabrics, and the strategic opportunities and advancements within the OFA. “

GTC 2014 to Reflect Latest Industry Trends


Marc Hamilton writes that the GTC conference next week will reflect some exciting industry trends in vGPU virtualization, Big Data, and ARM processing. “We have seen an explosion in the use of GPUs for machine learning and pattern recognition. Much of this is going on in Internet data centers.”

Video: CRESTA Takes on the Exascale Challenge


“It is quite clear that the global economies that invest in modelling and simulation are those that will, over time, gain the greatest competitive advantage and reap the largest economic benefits. Hence the current scramble to invest in large-scale leading-edge HPC systems worldwide. There is a clear understanding worldwide that the net economic impact of such systems greatly outweighs the amount of money spent procuring them.”

Intel Xeon Phi Boosts Helios Supercomputer to 2 Petaflops for ITER Fusion Project

CEA-F4E CSC team standing between a section of the “Helios” supercomputer: from left to right, Jacques David, François Robin, Jacques Noé (CEA) and Susana Clement Lorenzo (F4E).

The French CEA is expanding the power of the Helios supercomputer in Japan with additional Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors.

10th Annual OpenFabrics Workshop Brings Together HPC Interconnect Community


“Over the years the OpenFabrics Alliance has developed a record of technology leadership, and you only get that kind of leadership thinking through the sort of face-to-face collaboration that occurs at the annual workshops. These workshops are where I/O technologists from all branches of the computing world can gather in an environment that fosters creative solutions to problems such as those posed by emerging Exascale computing. The outcome of these workshops ends up being a key driver in focusing the OFA’s efforts in continuing to push I/O technology forward.”