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Bull to Install Supercomputer at GENCI as Company Enters Reseller Agreement with Xyratex

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Today Bull Information Systems announced two major new international agreements that reflect the company’s momentum in the HPC market.

Video: Industrial Supercomputing, Why Do We Care?

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“NCSA has worked with more than one-third of the Fortune50, in sectors including manufacturing, oil and gas, finance, retail/wholesale, bio/medical, life sciences, astronomy, agriculture, technology, and more. NCSA’s Private Sector Program currently boasts 26 partners. PSP’s core mission is to help its partner community gain a competitive edge through expert use of modern, high-performance digital and human resources.”

Interview: Michigan Tech Uses “Superior” Supercomputer for Advanced Research

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Michigan Technological University is one of the fortunate ones to have a super-fast machine accessible by the entire research community on campus. “Our in-house algorithm rewards productive researchers by assigning a higher priority for their subsequent simulations.”

NAG and Red Oak Partner to Deliver HPC Expertise

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Today the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) and Red Oak Consulting have announced a strategic partnership to deliver comprehensive results-focused HPC services.

OpenPOWER to Deliver Innovation through Collaboration

Sumit Gupta

“With the marriage of POWER8 and NVIDIA GPUs connected via NVLink, these systems are going to be simply unbeatable when it comes to handling some of the most demanding computing tasks for enterprises and popular consumer Web services. One example: harvesting insights in real time from massive amounts of medical data. Also, IBM is working to accelerate a range of its enterprise data analytics applications with GPUs, allowing customers to take advantage of these high-performance POWER-GPU systems.”

10th Annual OpenFabrics Workshop Brings Together HPC Interconnect Community

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“Over the years the OpenFabrics Alliance has developed a record of technology leadership, and you only get that kind of leadership thinking through the sort of face-to-face collaboration that occurs at the annual workshops. These workshops are where I/O technologists from all branches of the computing world can gather in an environment that fosters creative solutions to problems such as those posed by emerging Exascale computing. The outcome of these workshops ends up being a key driver in focusing the OFA’s efforts in continuing to push I/O technology forward.”

Seac02 Brings Augmented Reality to Altair Alliance

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Seac02, the developer of the real-time rendering and augmented reality software LinceoVR, has joined the Altair Partner Alliance (APA). As the APA’s first rendering tool, LinceoVR expands the program’s simulation offering.

Using TACC Supercomputers to Design Safer Offshore Oil Platforms

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Researchers are using TACC supercomputers to design next-generation of offshore floating platforms. “Technip has one of the largest computer clusters among engineering companies, but the simulations would take weeks to complete, said Jang Kim, Chief Technical Advisor at Technip. “Stampede has allowed us to run simulations in one day or even overnight. We are then able to get these safer designs out into use faster.”

Interview: NSU to Boost Research with “Megalodon” IBM Supercomputer

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“The team at the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences wanted to give the computer a nickname – a name that would not only convey the super computer’s enormity in terms of size; but a name that would definitively link the super computer to NSU. Our mascot is the “shark” and the Megalodon, is the largest prehistoric shark known to man.”

PRACE Scientific and Industrial Conference Announces Keynotes

PRACE has announced the keynote speakers for its 2014 Scientific and Industrial Conference. Organized around a theme of HPC for Innovation – when Science meets Industry, the event will take place in Barcelona May 20-22.