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Video: DEEP-ER Project Moves Europe Closer to Exascale

In this video from ISC 2016, Estela Suarez from the Jülich Supercomputing Centre provides an update on the DEEP-ER project, which is paving the way towards Exascale computing. “In the predecessor DEEP project, an innovative architecture for heterogeneous HPC systems has been developed based on the combination of a standard HPC Cluster and a tightly connected HPC Booster built of many- core processors. DEEP-ER now evolves this architecture to address two significant Exascale computing challenges: highly scalable and efficient parallel I/O and system resiliency. Co-Design is key to tackle these challenges – through thoroughly integrated development of new hardware and software components, fine-tuned with actual HPC applications in mind.”

Video: Megware Direct Liquid Cooling at ISC 2016

In this video from ISC 2016, Thomas Blum from Germany’s Megware describes the company’s innovative hot water cooling system. The Slide SX-LC system is cooled by 50 degree celsius water on the input side with an output water temperature of 80 degrees celsius.

Supercomputing and the Search for Dark Matter

Over at CSCS, Simone Ulmer writes that Particle physicists using the Piz Daint supercomputer have determined what is known as the scalar quark content of the proton. The research will help efforts to detect and research dark matter.

Video: Discovering the Origin of Stars Through 3D Visualization

This visualization from David Ellsworth and Tim Sandstrom at NASA/AMES shows the evolution of a giant molecular cloud over 700,000 years. It ran on the Pleiades supercomputer using the ORION2 code developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It depicts how gravitational collapse leads to the formation of an infrared dark cloud (IRDC) filament in which protostars begin to develop, shown by the bright orange luminosity along the main and surrounding filaments.

Job of the Week: Client Service Specialist at Ohio State

Ohio State University is seeking a Client Service Specialist in our Job of the Week. “The Ohio Supercomputer Center provides high-performance computing (HPC) services for Ohio’s university researchers and industrial clients. The HPC Client Services Group delivers the client experience at OSC through client engagement and administration. As a Client Service Specialist, this person supports the overall mission of the group and in particular acts as the primary level 2 (L2) incident coordinator, interfacing with Service Desk (L1), and is responsible for client incident triage, resolution of L2 incidents, and assignment to L2 and L3 analysts as appropriate. This person also informs clients of service issues through OSC web and social media outlets, analyzes incident records to identify deficiencies in incident processes, OSC services, client training, and analysis tools, and assists in improvements where appropriate.”

LLNL Dedicates New Supercomputer Facility

Today officials from the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration and government representatives today dedicated a new supercomputing facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The $9.8 million modular and sustainable facility provides the Laboratory flexibility to accommodate future advances in computer technology and meet a rapidly growing demand for unclassified high-performance computing.

Funding Cut for Bull Supercomputer Fighting Zika in Brazil

Rodrigo Viga Gaier writes that scientists in Brazil will have to do without an ally in the race to combat the Zika virus. The Santos Dumont supercomputer has been partially switched off in Rio de Janeiro due to government spending cuts. Ranked at #364 on the latest TOP500, the Bull Atos machine was tasked for genetically mapping the […]

NCAR Awards 42 Million Core Hours on Yellowstone Supercomputer

The Wyoming-NCAR Allocations Panel evaluated a record-high nine requests,” says Bryan Shader, UW’s special assistant to the vice president for research and economic development, and professor of mathematics. “The projects were granted allocations totaling 42.6 million core hours of computing time on Yellowstone and will enable some incredible science on issues of importance to Wyoming, the U.S. and the world. Given that Wyoming’s share of the NWSC is 75 million core hours, these allocations and the more than 40 million (core hours) allocated in February show more than full utilization of the resource.”

RSC Tornado with Intel Xeon Phi Sports 528 Teraflops Per Cabinet

Today the RSC Group out of Russia announced a new generation of high-performance scalable and energy-efficient RSC Tornado solution with direct liquid cooling based on the newest multi-core Intel Xeon Phi processor (previously code named as Knights Landing) on the day of global launch of this product. The new RSC solution has improved physical and computing density, high energy efficiency and provides stable operation in “hot water” mode with +63 °С cooling agent temperature.

Nor-Tech HPC Clusters Power Groundbreaking Projects

Today system integrator Nor-Tech disclosed that the company is working closely with some of the world’s top researchers and innovators to develop, build, deploy and support simulation clusters. “This has been an extremely exciting year for us that has allowed us to collaborate on innovations that promise to be groundbreaking and also discoveries that are changing the way we look at the universe,” said Nor-Tech President and CEO David Bollig.