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Apply Now for Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing

Computational scientists now have the opportunity to apply for the upcoming Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC), to take place from July 31-August 12, 2016. “With the challenges posed by the architecture and software environments of today’s most powerful supercomputers, and even greater complexity on the horizon from next-generation and exascale systems, there is a critical need for specialized, in-depth training for the computational scientists poised to facilitate breakthrough science and engineering using these amazing resources. This program provides intensive hands-on training on the key skills, approaches and tools to design, implement, and execute computational science and engineering applications on current supercomputers and the HPC systems of the future. As a bridge to that future, this two-week program to be held at the Pheasant Run Resort in suburban Chicago fills many gaps that exist in the training computational scientists typically receive through formal education or shorter courses.”

Siemens to Acquire CD-adapco

siemensToday Siemens AG in Germany announced plans Monday to acquire HPC software maker CD-adapco in a stock purchase agreement valued at $970 million. “As part of its Vision 2020, Siemens is acquiring CD-adapco and sharpening its focus on growth in digital business and expanding its portfolio in the area of industry software,” said Siemens managing board member Klaus Helmrich.

Bright Computing & BitNet Manage Simulation Infrastructure at FNSS in Turkey

Today Bright Computing announced that it has collaborated with BitNet in Turkey to provide an infrastructure management solution to FNSS. As is a leading manufacturer and supplier of tracked and wheeled armored combat vehicles, FNSS provides weapon systems for the Turkish and Allied Armed Forces.

175 Teams to Compete in ASC16 Student Supercomputer Challenge

The ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC16) Training kicked off in Beijing on January 26. First initiated and organized in China, ASC16 has gained support from experts and technology organizations in US, Europe, and Asia. With a goal to inspire more innovative applications in various fields, it has attracted more and more talent to supercomputing and has greatly promoted communications in the supercomputing community throughout the world. Within 5 years, the ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge has become the world’s largest supercomputing hackathon.

SGI to Deliver Advanced Data Processing for Nagaoka University of Technology

Today SGI Japan announced that the Nagaoka University of Technology has selected the SGI UV 300, SGI UV 30EX and SGI Rackable servers and SGI InfiniteStorage 5600 for its next education and research integrated high-performance computing system. With a tenfold performance increase over the previous system, the new supercomputer will will start operation on March 1, 2016.

C-DAC Deploys 25 Param Shavak Desktop Supercomputers Across India

India’s Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) has developed an affordable supercomputer for universities conducting high-end research. Already deployed at 25 institutions, the Param Shavak is a GPU-accelerated desktop machine that sports over 2 Teraflops of performance.

Call for Submissions: EuroMPI in Edinburgh

EuroMPI has issued its Call for Submissions. The aim of this conference is to bring together all of the stakeholders involved in developments and applications related to the Message Passing Interface (MPI). As the preeminent meeting for users, developers and researchers to interact and discuss new developments and applications of message-passing parallel computing, the meeting takes place Sept. 25-28 in Edinburgh.

ECMWF to Upgrade Cray XC Supercomputers for Weather Forecasting

Today Cray announced a $36 million contract to upgrade and expand the Cray XC supercomputers and Cray Sonexion storage system at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). When the project is completed, the enhanced systems will allow the world-class numerical weather prediction and research center to continue to drive improvements in its highly-complex models to provide more accurate weather forecasts.

How Containers will Enable Ubiquitous CAE as a Common Tool for Every Engineer

Over at the UberCloud, Wolfgang Gentzsch writes that, despite the ever increasing complexity of CAE tools, hardware, and system components engineers have never been this close to ubiquitous CAE as a common tool for every engineer.

Video: Using Google Compute Engine Pre-Emptible VMs for Cancer Research

In this video from the HPC in the Cloud Educational Series, Marco Novaes, Solutions Engineer with the Google Cloud Platform team explains how the Broad Institute was able to use Google Pre-Emptible VMs to leverage over 50,000 cores to advance cancer research. “Cancer researchers saw value in a highly-complex genome analysis, but even though they already had powerful processing systems in-house, running the analysis would take months or more. We thought this would be a perfect opportunity to utilize Google Compute Engine’s Preemptible VMs to further their cancer research, which was a natural part of our mission. And now that Preemptible VMs are generally available, we’re excited to tell you about this work.”