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This Week in HPC: New Research from the U.S. Council on Competitiveness

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The Council on Competitiveness, with support from the US Department of Energy, engaged Intersect360 Research to interview 100+ companies whose use of HPC increases their competitiveness in industries such as manufacturing, finance, pharmaceuticals, and chemical engineering. These findings were published in Solve, a publication exploring how U.S. investment in HPC benefits America’s industrial and economic competitiveness.

Accelerators at ORNL – Application Readiness, Early Science, and Industry Impact


In this video from the 2014 HPC User Forum in Seattle, John A. Turner from Oak Ridge National Laboratory presents: Accelerators at ORNL – Application Readiness, Early Science, and Industry Impact.

The Past, Present and Future of Engineering Simulation

Bill Clark, EVP at CD-adapco

“Whereas previous generations of engineers could take some comfort in the ‘safety net’ of extensive physical testing to rescue them from the occasional poor prediction, CAE is increasingly the victim of its own success as simulation continues to displace hardware testing as industry’s verification method of choice. Although this increased confidence in simulation is well-deserved (and has been hard-earned through many years of successful prediction), it brings with it a great deal of pressure to ‘get the answer right’ every time.”

HPC Resources & Training in the BSC, the RES, and PRACE


“The BSC (Barcelona Supercomputing Center) is the national supercomputing center in Spain. The presentation will outline the most important services that the BSC, the RES (Spanish Supercomputing Network) and PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) provides for scientific and industrial research, as well of some of the results already obtained.”

Memory-Driven Near-Data Acceleration and its Application to DOME/SKA


In this video from the 2014 HPC User Forum in Seattle, Jan van Lunteren from IBM Research Labs in Zurich presents: Memory-Driven Near-Data Acceleration.

10 Ways IBM Platform Computing Can Save You Money

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IBM Platform Computing products can save an organizations money by reducing a variety of direct costs associated with grid and cluster computing. Your organization can slow the rate of infrastructure growth and reduce the costs of management, support, personnel and training—while also avoiding hidden or unexpected costs.

Informatics Hub to Accelerate Cancer Research and Discovery

Ishwar Chandramouliswaran

The National Cancer Informatics Program at NIH is building a virtual cancer informatics research community. Built on the HUBzero platform, is a ready-made open source cyberinfrastructure for research and education developed at Purdue, which, among other things, simplifies access to HPC systems and HPC workflows.

Wolfgang Gentzsch on Linux Containers for Cloud HPC


“One important recent technological development might have the power to change the world of HPC cloud: UberCloud Containers. The UberCloud started in mid-2013 using an open platform, called Docker, that can package an application and its dependencies in a virtual container that runs on any modern Linux server. The UberCloud enhanced Docker to suit it for technical computing applications in science and engineering.”

Virtualization in the Cloud

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One of the best ways to realize the full performance benefits of virtualization is to make it available through a private cloud. The VMware vCloud Suite realizes operational efficiency through policy-driven operations. By providing simplified operations management, the cloud solution drives greater resource utilization and staff productivity.

UK Met to Deploy ENDGame Model to Improve Forecasts


The UK Met Office is using a new supercomputer-powered model called ENDGame to forecast England’s notoriously unpredictable weather.