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BSC and Integrating Persistent Data and Parallel Programming Models


Toni Cortés from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center presented this talk at the HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference. “BSC is the National Supercomputing Facility in Spain and was officially constituted in April 2005. BSC-CNS manages MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, located at the Torre Girona chapel. The mission of BSC-CNS is to investigate, develop and manage information technology in order to facilitate scientific progress.”

Spectra Logic to Offer LTO-7 Technology


Today Spectra Logic announced it is now taking orders for Spectra tape libraries configured with Linear Tape-Open Generation 7 (LTO-7) technology. The combination of LTO-7, the industry-standard for tape technology, and Spectra tape libraries will result in the best storage density available per dollar.

Podcast: Dell Workshop on Large Genomic Data sets Coming to La Jolla Sept. 15

David Bump, Dell

In this podcast, David Bump from Dell describes an upcoming Workshop on large genomic data sets coming to La Jolla, California on Sept. 15, 2015. “Please join us for this one day workshop featuring presentations from Dell, Appistry, UNC Chapel Hill, Arizona State University, and TGen who all will share their cutting-edge results and best practices for helping labs process, manage, and analyze large genomic data sets. You will also hear from Intel and Nvidia on their latest HPC/Big Data technology innovations.”

DDNtool Streamlines File System Monitoring at Oak Ridge


Over at Oak Ridge, Eric Gedenk writes that monitoring the status of complex supercomputer systems is an ongoing challenge. Now, Ross Miller from OLCF has developed DDNtool, which provides a single interface to 72 controllers in near real time.

Video: A Rare Look Inside Cray Manufacturing in Chippewa Falls


“For more than 40 years now, we have enjoyed a proud and storied history with Chippewa Falls, and the opening of our new manufacturing facility affirms our commitment to building our supercomputers in a town that is synonymous with Cray,” said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. “Maintaining direct control of our manufacturing process ensures our systems are built with the highest level of quality that customers expect in a Cray product. “

Dell Posts Agenda for La Jolla Genomics Data Workshop


Dell has posted the Agenda for their upcoming Genomics Data Workshop. Entitled “Enabling discovery and product innovation with Dell HPC and Big Data Solutions,” the event will take place Sept. 15 in La Jolla, CA.

Job of the Week: HPC Systems Engineer for Oil & Gas at DDN


DDN is seeking an HPC Systems Engineer for Oil & Gas in our Job of the Week.

Video: High Performance Computing for the LHC


In this video, Fermilab’s Dr. Don Lincoln gives us a sense of just how much data is involved and the incredible computer resources that make the LHC possible. “The LHC is the world’s highest energy particle accelerator and scientists use it to record an unprecedented amount of data. This data is recorded in electronic format and it requires an enormous computational infrastructure to convert the raw data into conclusions about the fundamental rules that govern matter.”

Research Demands More Compute Power and Faster Storage for Complex Computational Applications


Many Universities, private research labs and government research agencies have begun using High Performance Computing (HPC) servers, compute accelerators and flash storage arrays to accelerate a wide array of research among disciplines in math, science and engineering. These labs utilize GPUs for parallel processing and flash memory for storing large datasets. Many universities have HPC labs that are available for students and researchers to share resources in order to analyze and store vast amounts of data more quickly.

Video: First Look at Intel Optane Non-volatile Memory


“At IDF, Intel introduced Intel Optane technology, which is based on the revolutionary 3D XPoint non-volatile memory media and combined with the company’s advanced system memory controller, interface hardware and software IP, to unleash vast performance potential in a range of forthcoming products. Intel Optane technology will first come to market in a new line of high-endurance, high-performance Intel SSDs beginning in 2016. The new class of memory technology will also power a new line of Intel DIMMs designed for Intel’s next-generation data center platforms.”