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Video: Introduction to Docker

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In this video, Docker Founder and CTO Soloman Hykes explains what Docker is and why developers like it. “Docker is an open-source engine that automates the deployment of any application as a lightweight, portable, self-sufficient container that will run virtually anywhere.”

Lustre & Kerberos: In Theory and In Practice

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“Kerberos is the most famous way to allow safe communications over a non-secure network, by providing authentication and encryption. This presentation will show how far Lustre can go in Kerberos security, and what kind of authentication and encryption we can get to work. We will also take an interest in the impact of various Kerberos flavors over performance.”

Video: High Performance Computing with Python

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“This talk will discuss various strategies to make a serial Python code faster, for example using libraries like NumPy, or tools like Cython which compile Python code. The talk will also discuss the available tools for running Python in parallel, focusing on the mpi4py module which implements MPI (Message Passing Interface) in Python.”

Call for Papers: HiPEAC 2016 in Prague

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The HiPEAC 2016 Conference has issued its Call for Papers. HiPEAC is the European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation.

SC15 Announces Test of Time Award Winners

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Today SC15 announced the winners of their annual Test of Time Award. The Award recognizes an outstanding paper that has deeply influenced the HPC discipline.

Rescale Rolls Out Cloud HPC and Simulation Platform

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This week Rescale announced their new cloud HPC and simulation solution called ScaleXTM Enterprise. “ScaleX Enterprise is Rescale’s secure and flexible solution for enterprise companies, combining its award-winning engineering simulation platform with a powerful administrative portal and comprehensive developer toolkit.”

Direct N-Body Simulation

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In some domains, an N-Body simulation is key to solving for the movement and forces of a dynamic system of particles. At each time step, the force that one body exacts on each other, and then the velocity can be computed. The simulation can continue up to a desired number of time steps.

Comparing OpenACC and OpenMP Performance and Programmability

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“OpenACC and OpenMP provide programmers with two good options for portable, high-level parallel programming for GPUs. This talk will discuss similarities and differences between the two specifications in terms of programmability, portability, and performance.”

HPC Appliance Computing Goes Virtual

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Altair’s HyperWorks Unlimited Virtual Appliance goes fully into the cloud with an Amazon-hosted option that lets users get started with HPC in just minutes.

Announcing AWS Educate: a Free Resource for Cloud Learning

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With more and more enterprises moving to the cloud, there is a growing demand for developers, information technology professionals, and forward-thinking business leaders with demonstrated knowledge of cloud computing. To meet this need, Amazon Web Services has announced AWS Educate, a major initiative designed to fundamentally transform how cloud computing is taught and how best practices are shared in higher education.