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Top HPC Centers Meet in Barcelona at JLESC

JLESC 2015: 3rd Joint Laboratory for Extreme-Scale Computing

Top researchers from six of the largest supercomputing centers got together in Barcelona at the beginning of this month for the Joint Laboratory for Extreme‐Scale Computing (JLESC) to discuss the challenges for future supercomputers.

insideBIGDATA Guide to Scientific Research

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Daniel Gutierrez, Managing Editor, of insideBIGDATA has put together a terrific Guide to Scientific Research. The goal of this paper is to provide a road map for scientific researchers wishing to capitalize on the rapid growth of big data technology for collecting, transforming, analyzing, and visualizing large scientific data sets.

Ed Seidel Presents: Supercomputing in an Era of Big Data and Big Collaboration

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“Supercomputing has reached a level of maturity and capability where many areas of science and engineering are not only advancing rapidly due to computing power, they cannot progress without it. I will illustrate examples from NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer, and from major data-intensive projects including the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, and give thoughts on what will be needed going forward.”

Interview: Workshop on Euro/Latin American HPC Collaboration Coming to ISC 2015

Dr. Carlos Jaime Barrios Hernández

The ISC 2015 conference will feature a day-long workshop on European/Latin American HPC Collaboration. To learn more, we caught up with workshop organizer Dr. Carlos Jaime Barrios Hernández from the Universidad Industrial de Santander.

PRACE Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

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Today the PRACE Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe celebrated its fifth anniversary. In the past five years, PRACE has come a long way, growing from a project-based consortium into a fully-fledged international association of 25 countries.

Success Stories in Personalized Medicine

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Universities and hospitals like TGen and NMTRC are seeing an entirely new reality in patient care leveraging HPC clusters. Here are some success stories on on advances in personalized medicine.

Open Compute Solutions

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The Open Compute Project partners with leading CPU vendors such as Intel, AMD and ARM-based vendors to create reference designs that may be used by board and system vendors. These designs are bare-bones systems, with expansion options designed in for other types of I/O and storage. The reference design from Intel (REF) is 6.5 inches wide and 20 inches deep. These dimensions allow for three servers to be placed side by side in a newly designed Open Compute rack, increasing density.

Lenovo Opens HPC Innovation Center in Stuttgart, Readies SuperMUC Phase 2

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Today Lenovo announced the opening of the company’s first global HPC innovation center, offering a permanent R&D and application benchmarking site as well as a new ecosystem of partners that will collaborate on projects to bring the commercial benefits of HPC to a broader spectrum of clients and workloads.

ClusterStor Solution for HPC and Big Data

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The ClusterStor SDA is built on Seagate’s successful ClusterStor family of high performance storage solutions for HPC and Big Data, providing unmatched file system performance, optimized productivity and the HPC industry’s highest levels of efficiency, reliability, availability and serviceability. Taking full advantage of the Lustre file system, Seagate ClusterStor is designed for massive scale-out performance and capacity, with the ability to support from hundreds to tens-of-thousands of client compute nodes delivering data intensive workload throughput from several GB/sec to over 1TB/sec.

Seagate ClusterStor Secure Data Appliance

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The Seagate ClusterStor Secure Data Appliance (SDA) is the HPC industry’s first scale-out secure storage system officially ICD-503 certified to consolidate multiple previously isolated systems, maintain data security, enforce security access controls, segregate data at different security levels, and provide audit trails, all in a single scale-out file system with proven linear performance and storage scalability.