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Kraken Project Gets Kicker to Darter Supercomputer

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Today the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) announced a $3 million award from the NSF to continue to provide advanced computing resources for researchers in science and engineering across the country through July 2016.

Tsinghua University Wins ASC15 Student Cluster Challenge

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Today the 2015 ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC15) announced the winners of what they’re calling “the largest supercomputer contest in the world.” In total, 16 teams battled it out in the final round of the event, which took place last week at Taiyuan University of Technology in China.

Pawsey Supercomputer Center Receives $21.6M Funding

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Today the Pawsey Supercomputing Center announced $21.6 million of funding from the Australian government. The operational funding, which runs until 2020-21, allows the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre to continue providing world-class resources and expertise in supercomputing, data and visualization and recognizes the WA Government’s significant commitment to cementing the State’s place as a scientific computing hub.

Video: L-CSC Cluster Tops Green500 with AMD Firepro

Dr. Rohr, and the L-CSC cluster,  currently 1st on the Green 500 List

In this video, researchers describes the Lattice-CSC cluster in Darmstadt, Germany. Currently the most energy-efficient supercomputer on the Green500 list, the Lattice-CSC is powered by 640 AMD FirePro S9150 GPUs to achieve 5.27 GFLOPS/Watt.

Radio Free HPC Previews the ISC 2015 Student Cluster Competition

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks ahead to the ISC 2015 Student Cluster Competition. This year, 11 teams from around the globe will face off to build the fastest HPC cluster.

Solving Eight Constraints of Today’s Data Center

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With the growth of big data, cloud and high performance computing, demands on data centers around the world are expanding every year. Unfortunately, these demands are coming up against significant opposition in the form of operating constraints, capital constraints, and sustainability goals. In this article, we look at 8 of these constraints and how direct-to-chip liquid cooling is solving them.

Poznan in Poland Goes Green with CoolIT Systems

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Today CoolIT Systems announced that the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center has successfully deployed Rack DCLC liquid cooling. Through a collaboration with Huawei and Itprojektof, the company described the new installation as the most energy efficient HPC cluster in Poland.

PNNL Looks at Undervolting to Meet Exascale Goals

Figure depicting the general constraints at scale for building exascale architectures. The undervolting component (shown in 4) is part of ongoing work that PNNL’s HPC group and their collaborators are conducting in the effort to build highly resilient and energy-efficient HPC systems.

PNNL researchers are using supercomputers to take on two of the main challenges of exascale: energy efficiency and resiliency. Their simulations show that dynamic voltage scaling, also known as undervolting, can reduce power consumption and leverage existing mainstream resilience techniques at scale for improving system failure rates.

Hunting Supernovas with Supercomputers

Simulation of the expanding debris from a supernova explosion (shown in red) running over and shredding a nearby star (shown in blue).

Caltech researchers are using NERSC supercomputers to search for newly born supernovas. The details of their findings appear May 20 in an advance online issue of Nature.

Video: Accelerated Quantum Chemistry with CP2K

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“Learn how we achieve great GPU performance with an auto-tuned sparse matrix multiplication library, enabling quantum simulation of millions of electrons.”