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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.

Free Supercomputing Courses – Online Seminars to Resume in the New Year

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Looking for some HPC know-how? The National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) invites you to join a series of free online HPC seminars.

US and European HPC Centers to Collaborate for Better Science

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Researchers in the USA and in Europe have been offered access to some of the world’s most sophisticated supercomputers, as result of three initiatives announced this month.

Dell Teams with Mellanox for 10/40GbE Networking

Today Mellanox announced that its dual port ConnectX-3 10/40GbE Network Interface Cards are now fully compatible with qualified Dell PowerEdge servers.

PRACE and XSEDE Seek Proposals for Interoperable Services

PRACE and XSEDE have jointly opened an Invitation to submit Requests for Support for interoperable services between PRACE and XSEDE resources by collaborating teams.

Call for Proposals: HPC-Cloud App Experiments in Europe

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A call for proposals for HPC cloud-based application experiments has been issued by the Fortissimo Project. Fortissimo is a new initiative launched in Europe specifically designed to assist manufacturers – especially SMEs – that have not yet realized the benefits of modeling and simulation (M&S) to boost their competitiveness.

Nvidia Teams with IBM for Power Supercomputing and Big Data

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“This partnership will bring supercomputer performance to the corporate data center, expanding the use of GPU accelerators well beyond the traditional supercomputing and technical computing markets,” said Ian Buck, vice president of Accelerated Computing at Nvidia. “It will also provide existing supercomputing and high performance computing customers with new choices and technologies to build powerful, energy-efficient systems that drive innovation and scientific discovery.”

HPCAC Looks Ahead to Stanford Workshop and ISC’14 Student Cluster Competition

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In this video, Gilad Shainer from the HPC Advisory Council reviews the organization’s past year of community building efforts. He also discloses plans for the third annual ISC’14 Student Cluster Competition, which takes place in Leipzig in June 2014.