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Podcast: Coding Illini Wins Parallel Universe Computing Challenge

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In this Chip Chat podcast, Mike Bernhardt, the Community Evangelist for HPC and Technical Computing at Intel, discusses the importance of code modernization as we move into multi- and many-core systems. Markets as diverse as oil and gas, financial services, and health and life sciences can see a dramatic performance improvement in their code through parallelization.

New IPCC at CERN Pushes Code Modernization

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“The work covered by this IPCC within the GeantV project aims at providing, in the first year, the first GEANT-V version that is vectorisable and thread wise scalable on Intel Architectures demonstrating a speedup of a factor between 5x and 10x over the scalar version on a simplified example.”

Europe Gets Why Big Data Needs Networks

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In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Tom Wilkie writes that the way Europe has joined up its networks not only supports supercomputing on the continent, but also offers a model for international cooperation that might have lessons for the development of next-generation technology.

The Russians are Coming: RSC in TOP10 of TOP500 Vendors

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This week Russian supercomputing vendor RSC Group announced that the company is now a TOP10 supercomputing vendor according to the current edition of the Top500 list. In fact, RSC is the only Russian developer and manufacturer of HPC systems in the leading group of the rating by the number of deployed supercomputers.

Video: Accelerating ORNL’s Applications to the Exascale

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In this video from the Nvidia booth theater at SC14, Buddy Bland from Oak Ridge National Laboratory presents: Accelerating ORNL’s Applications to the Exascale. “The Titan computer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is delivering exceptional results for our scientific users in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, Applied Energy programs, academia, and industry. Mr. Bland will describe the Titan system, how this system fits within the roadmap to exascale machines, and describe successes we have had with our applications using GPU accelerators.”

Supercomputing Santa’s Intractable Task

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Over at the Adaptive Computing Blog, Trev Harmon takes a computational look at the Santa mythology and how a parallel machine would go about servicing the estimated 1,333,316,210 households on Planet Earth.

DOD HPC Mod Program Beefs Up Supercomputing Capacity

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This week the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) announced a new supercomputing investment for use by its engineering and research teams.

Mellanox: Paving the Road to Exascale

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In this video from SC14, Eyal Waldman from Mellanox announces that the company can now deliver end-to-end 100 Gigabit/sec InfiniBand. “The demand for more computing power, efficiency and scalability is constantly accelerating in the HPC, enterprise, cloud computing and Web 2.0 markets. To address these demands Mellanox provides complete end-to-end solutions (silicon, adapter cards, switch systems, cables and software) supporting InfiniBand and Ethernet networking technologies.”

Why Storage Matters to HPC

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Robert Roe writes that the era of data-centric HPC is upon us. He then investigates how data storage companies are rising to the challenge. In August 2014, a ‘Task Force on High Performance Computing’ reported to the US Department of Energy that data-centric computing will be […]

University of Hawaii Says Aloha to New Cray CS Supercomputer

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Today Cray announced that the Unhawaiiiversity of Hawaii has installed a new Cray CS supercomputer.