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Interview: Advancing Computational Chemistry with NWChem

Karol Kowalski, Capability Lead for NWChem Development at PNNL

“The notion of High Performance Computing is evolving over time. So what was deemed a leadership class computer five years ago is a little bit obsolete. We are talking about the evolution not only in the hardware but also in the programming models because there are more and more cores available. Orchestrating the calculations in the way that can effectively take advantage of parallelism takes a lot of thinking and a lot of redesign of the algorithms behind the calculations.”

Tesla K80 GPU Sets New Records on STAC-A2 Financial Benchmark

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Today STAC, the financial industry benchmarking organization, announced record performance results on the new Tesla K80 Dual-GPU Accelerator.

Managing Cluster Complexity

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If you open the back of today’s HPC cluster you will see lots of cables. There are any number of cables including those for power, Ethernet, InfiniBand , Fibre Channel, KVM, and others. The current situation creates the need for complex configuration and administration.

Seagate Prepares 55 Petabyte File System for German Climatology Department

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In this video from SC14, Torben Kling-Petersen from Seagate describes an upcoming deployment of a 55 Petabyte Lustre file system in Hamburg, Germany. The ClusterStor deployment will be the most energy-efficient file system of its kind in the world upon installation.

Austrians Monitor Flood Waters with Visual Analysis System

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The potential effect of flood waters can now be assessed more quickly, due to a new feature for Visdom, a Visual Analysis System which can be used to make faster decisions regarding flood defenses at times of severe flooding.

Bright Computing Powers Aircraft Design at University of Stuttgart

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Today Bright Computing announced that the Institute of Aircraft Design at the University of Stuttgart is using the company’s Bright Computing Manager software in its HPC data center.

How Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Tops the Agenda

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In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Robert Roe writes that Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software is coming of age, highlighted by a report from market researchers Frost and Sullivan and a conference on the topic to be held in February.

Earthquake Prediction Using the Blue Waters Supercomputer

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The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), using the power of the petascale Blue Waters Supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has developed a physics-based model called CyberShake that simulates how an earthquake works rather than approximating the tremors based on observations.

NAG Boosts KAUST Petascale Project

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At SC14, the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) and Red Oak Consulting announced a large supercomputer project with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia.

Video: GPU Acceleration – What’s Next?

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GPU-accelerated computing is the use of a graphics processing unit (GPU) together with a CPU to accelerate scientific, analytics, engineering, consumer, and enterprise applications. Pioneered in 2007 by NVIDIA, GPU accelerators now power energy-efficient datacenters in government labs, universities, enterprises, and small-and-medium businesses around the world. GPUs are accelerating applications in platforms ranging from cars, to mobile phones and tablets, to drones and robots.