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IBTA Launches the RoCE Initiative

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Today the InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) announced the launch of the RoCE Initiative to further the advancement of RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) technology and promote RoCE awareness.

Interview: How Univa Short Jobs Brings Low Latency to Financial Services

Gary Tyreman, CEO, Univa

With the launch of Univa Small Jobs add-on for Univa Grid Engine, the company, the company offers “the world’s most efficient processing and lowest latency available for important tasks like real-time trading, transactions, and other critical applications.” To learn more, we caught up with Univa President & CEO Gary Tyreman.

Video: Introduction to XSEDE 2.0 and Beyond

John Towns, NCSA

This presentation will briefly review XSEDE, its past mission and accomplishments, and give insight into the direction and vision for the second round of XSEDE.

Interview: Trends in HPC & Cloud in Financial Services

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While not every industry is making the move to the Cloud at quite the same rate, the high performance side of the Financial Services industry seems to be ahead of the curve. This year, the ISC 2015 conference will feature a session on HPC & Cloud Computing in Financial Services. To learn more about the latest trends in this area, we caught up with Prof. Juho Kanniainen from Tampere University of Technology and Tuomas Eerola from Techila Technologies.

RCE Podcast Looks at the Fasterdata Knowledge Database

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“Fasterdata provides proven, operationally sound methods for troubleshooting and solving performance issues. Our engineers have identified a common set of issues that hinder performance and we would like to share our experiences and findings in this knowledge base.”

Job of the Week: Senior HPC Grid Engineer at Citigroup

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Citigroup in Irving, Texas is seeking a Senior HPC Grid Engineer in our Job of the Week.

HPC News Bytes for June 19, 2015

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While we’re always on the lookout for HPC news, not everything makes it to the front page. Notable items from this week include big boosts for Apache Spark, Containerization, and Lustre.

CloudFlow & UberCloud to Bring Cloud Services to Engineers

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Today the EU-funded CloudFlow project announced a new collaboration with the UberCloud in the areas of community, technology and joint marketing.

Computing With MPI in Heterogeneous Environments

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Designating the appropriate provider for large MPI applications is critical to taking advantage of all of the compute power available. “A modern HPC system with multiple host cpus and multiple coprocessors such as the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor housed in numerous racks can be optimized for maximum application performance with intelligent thread placement.”

HPC on Windows – Does It Still Make Sense?

Jan Wender, science+computing

Could there still be a place for Windows in HPC environments? To find out, we caught up with Jan Wender from German IT service provider science+computing, who will deliver a talk on this topic at the ISC High Performance conference next month in Frankfurt, Germany.