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INCITE Seeking Proposals for U.S. Leadership Computing

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The Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program is now accepting proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns.

Call for Papers: Novel Mathematical Methods for Exascale

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The Journal of Computational Science is seeking submissions for a special issue on The Route to Exascale: Novel Mathematical Methods, Scalable Algorithms Skills Training.

Jeff Layton on How 3D Flash is Changing the Market

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“For a period of time, it didn’t look like flash drives were going to decrease in price very much. Flash cell technology is limited to around 20nm because of cost and complexity considerations, but manufacturers have found ways around the limitation. Rather than decrease the features size, they now store more bits per cell (TLC) and have started to create 3D flash chips. This combination, plus the growth in flash storage sales, has driven down the price per gigabyte.”

Video: Monitoring a Heterogeneous Lustre Environment with Splunk

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“Monitoring a large Lustre site, running multiple generations of Lustre filesystems can be a challenge. Some equipment offer vendor specific monitoring interfaces while others, built on open source Lustre, have minimal monitoring capabilities. This talk will report on our operational experience using a homegrown python module to collect data from each filesystem. We will discuss in detail how the data is visualized centrally in Splunk and cross-referenced with users workload to analyze and troubleshoot our environment.”

SGI Powers Fionn Supercomputer at ICHEC in Ireland

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In this video, Niall Wilson describes how ICHEC delivers top-quality technology services and support to universities and enterprises. “Based on the solution’s superior price performance, ICHEC deployed Fionn, a supercomputer built on SGI ICE X hardware running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. On implementing Fionn, ICHEC was funded by Intel to work on its new many-core technology as an official Intel Parallel Computing Center.”

Video: Cray’s Peg Williams on How Supercomputing Propels Science

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In this video, Peg Williams from Cray describes how Supercomputing propels science.

Steve Oberlin on How NVLink will Power Coral Supercomputers

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NVlink will be the backbone of 150 Petaflop Coral supercomputers coming to ORNL and LLNL. As the world’s first high-speed GPU interconnect, NVLink will let data move between GPUs and CPUs 5-12 times faster than possible today.

Deploying Hadoop on Lustre Storage: Lessons Learned and Best Practices

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In this video from LUG 2015 in Denver, J.Mario Gallegos from Dell presents: Deploying Hadoop on Lustre Storage: Lessons Learned and Best Practices. “Merging of strengths of both technologies to solve big data problems permits harvesting the power of HPC clusters on very fast storage.”

PSC Brings Big Bandwidth to Eight Pennsylvania Schools

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The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is using Comcast Business Ethernet for secure, private network connections to eight associated colleges.

SGI Powers Earthquake Research in Japan

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Today SGI announced that the Earthquake and Volcano Information Center of the Earthquake Research Institute (ERI) at the University of Tokyo, has deployed a large-scale parallel computing solution from SGI for leading-edge seismological and volcanological research.