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Call for Papers: Supercomputing Frontiers 2015 Singapore

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The Supercomputing Frontiers 2015 Conference has issued its Call for Papers.

Jack Dongarra Presents: Matrix Numerical Library for GPU and Multicore Architectures

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“MAGMA (Matrix Algebra on GPU and Multicore Architectures) is a collection of next generation linear algebra libraries for heterogeneous architectures. MAGMA is designed and implemented by the team that developed LAPACK and ScaLAPACK, incorporating the latest developments in hybrid synchronization- and communication-avoiding algorithms, as well as dynamic runtime systems.”

Video: Data Focused Reorganization GRIDScaler

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In this video from the DDN User Group at SC14, Joel Zysman from Center for Computational Science at the University of Miami presents: Data Focused Reorganization GRIDScaler. “DDN’s GRIDScaler parallel file system is a leading massively scalable parallel file system and NAS solution.”

Video: Early IME Experience with an Oil & Gas Code

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ICHEC is using DDN’s Infinite Memory Engine (IME) to accelerate Read and Write speeds in order to test ICHEC’s codes used by Tullow Oil, Africa’s leading independent oil company. In this talk, Browne shows how IME accelerated current workflows and reduced run time, opening the door to significantly faster resource discovery.

Video: Nvidia’s Path to Exascale

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“The end of Dennard scaling has made all computing power limited, so that performance is determined by energy efficiency. With improvements in process technology offering little increase in efficiency innovations in architecture and circuits are required to maintain the expected performance scaling. The large scale parallelism and deep storage hierarchy of future machines poses programming challenges. Future programming systems must allow the programmer to express their code in a high-level, target-independent manner and optimize the target-dependent decisions of mapping available parallelism in time and space. This talk will discuss these challenges in more detail and introduce some of the technologies being developed to address them.”

Call for Papers: International Workshop on OpenCL at Stanford

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The International Workshop on OpenCL (IWOCL) has issued its Call for Papers.

LUG 2015 Issues Call for Presentations

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The LUG 2015 Lustre User Group conference has issued it’s Call for Presentations. As the primary event for technical presentations and discussions on the Lustre parallel file system, LUG 2015 takes place April 13-15 in Denver.

How CoDesign Helps Shape Successful Hardware and Software Development

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“In working to improve future hardware and software for its simulation requirements, Sandia National Laboratories are engaging in co-design efforts with major hardware vendors. In this talk recent improvements influenced by the collaboration with NVIDIA will be discussed. The presentation will in particular focus on newly available experimental C++11 support in CUDA and how this facilitates both more rapid porting of applications to GPUs as well as better exploitation of GPU architecture characteristics. Furthermore, initial performance studies on NVIDIA’s next generation Tesla product line will be presented as well as first impressions of an IBM POWER-8 based GPU cluster.”

NCSA Boosts Manufacturing Competitiveness with Allinea

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Allinea Software and NCSA are enabling software heavily used in industry to run faster and it is creating competitive advantages for some of the nation’s largest companies.

Interview: Happy Sithole on Workload Management at CHPC

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In the video interview shown below, Sithole describes how CHPC is on the fast track to acquire over a Petaflop of computing power in the next year to meet the demands of its regional scientists and engineers. That represents a daunting task for system management, and CHPC is already using PBS Professional software from Altair to keep their systems systems fully utilized.