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Cray to Develop ARM-based Isambard Supercomputer for UK Met Office

“This is an exciting time in high performance computing,” said Prof Simon McIntosh-Smith, leader of the project and Professor of High Performance Computing at the University of Bristol. “Scientists have a growing choice of potential computer architectures to choose from, including new 64-bit ARM CPUs, graphics processors, and many-core CPUs from Intel. Choosing the best architecture for an application can be a difficult task, so the new Isambard GW4 Tier 2 HPC service aims to provide access to a wide range of the most promising emerging architectures, all using the same software stack.”

DDN and Inspur Sign Agreement for Joint Sales & Marketing

Today DataDirect Networks announced a joint sales and marketing agreement with Inspur, a leading China-based, cloud-computing and total-solution-and-services provider, in which the companies will leverage their core strengths and powerful computing technologies to offer industry-leading high-performance computing solutions to HPC customers worldwide. “DDN is delighted to expand our work with Inspur globally and to build upon the joint success we have achieved in China,” said Larry Jones, DDN’s partner manager for the Inspur relationship. “DDN’s leadership in massively scalable, high-performance storage solutions, combined with Inspur’s global data center and cloud computing solutions, offer customers extremely efficient, world-class infrastructure options.”

Video: The Materials Project – A Google of Materials

“The Materials Project is harnessing the power of supercomputing together with state-of-the-art quantum mechanical theory to compute the properties of all known inorganic materials and beyond, design novel materials and offer the data for free to the community together with online analysis and design algorithms. The current release contains data derived from quantum mechanical calculations for over 60,000 materials and millions of properties.”

Call for Posters: HPC Saudi Arabia Conference at KAUST

The High Performance Computing Saudi Arabia conference has issued its Call for Posters. The event takes place March 13-15 at KAUST University.

HPC^NY Bringing High Peformance Computing to Industry

In this video, HPCNY staff describe their mission to bring high performance computing to industries in New York. HPCNY provides businesses and research organizations with access to world-class advanced computing expertise through accelerating the engineering and development path of complex, ground-breaking designs to reliable, accurate, innovative product and process performance that can provide competitive advantage.

HPC Advisory Council Announces Global Conference Series for 2017

Today the HPC Advisory Council announced key dates for its 2017 international conference series in the USA and Switzerland. The conferences are designed to attract community-wide participation, industry leading sponsors and subject matter experts. “HPC is constantly evolving and reflects the driving force behind many medical, industrial and scientific breakthroughs using research that harnesses the power of HPC and yet, we’ve only scratched the surface with respect to exploiting the endless opportunities that HPC, modeling, and simulation present,” said Gilad Shainer, chairman of the HPC Advisory Council. “The HPCAC conference series presents a unique opportunity for the global HPC community to come together in an unprecedented fashion to share, collaborate, and innovate our way into the future.”

Call for Sessions and Registration: OpenFabrics Workshop in Austin

The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) has issued its Call for Sessions for its 13th annual OFA Workshop. Registration is now open for the event, which takes place March 27-31, 2017 in Austin, TX.

How Engility Delivers HPC

In this special feature, our own MichaelS reports on his SC16 meeting with Engility, a premier provider of integrated services for the U.S. government. “Complex High Performance Computing environments require careful planning, deep investigation into the technologies available and the ability to bring on-line a large system. Engility is uniquely positioned to work with demanding customers that require close collaboration in order to bring on-line state-of-the-art systems.”

ANSYS Software Now Available on Rescale HPC Cloud

“Customers love the flexibility that our turn-key solution and pay-as-you-go hardware give them, and we are excited to be extending that flexibility to ANSYS software users. Agile resources will help our mutual customers utilize computing and simulation to drive new innovations faster across a broad spectrum of industries,” said Rescale co-founder and CEO Joris Poort. “Additionally, enterprises can leverage Rescale’s built-in administration and collaboration tools to manage resources and improve results across the design portfolio, as well as trust in best-in-class security features such as built-in enterprise-grade encryption, SOC2 compliance, and an ITAR compliant platform.”

ISC 2017 and PASC17 Conferences Scheduled Back-to-Back

Today the ISC 2017 and the PASC17 announced that these two key events in the European HPC ecosystem have been scheduled back to back in June. “ISC 2017, which will be held from June 18 to 22 in Frankfurt, Germany, is expected to attract over 3000 attendees, including top managers, researchers, engineers, architects and sales and marketing staff from business and public institutions. Following ISC 2017, researchers from academia, national labs and industry will gather in Lugano, Switzerland, for PASC17, an interdisciplinary conference in HPC that brings together domain science, applied mathematics and computer science.”