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OpenACC Gains Momentum in 2016

The OpenACC standards group today announced several major milestones including the addition of new member, the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, the adoption of OpenACC by several major HPC applications, the addition of support for new target platforms and expanded implementation

iRODS Consortium Plans Busy Week at SC16

Attendees of SC16 who are interested in open source data management will have plenty of opportunities to learn about the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS) and the new iRODS 4.2, which will be released just in time for the conference.

The 2016 Beowulf Bash Interview: The Story Behind “Beosnark”

The Beowulf Bash returns to Salt Lake City on Monday, Nov 14. As the one party you don’t want to miss, the Bash starts at 9pm, right after the SC16 opening gala. “Since its inception the Bash has been consistent about two things: 1) it is held on Monday night after the SC Opening Gala, and 2) most attendees have a darn good time. For almost a decade now the Beowulf Bash invites have come to us with a bit of an edge. We caught up with the two people who create the Beowulf Bash invitations, Lara Kisielewska of Xand McMahon and Doug Eadline of Cluster Monkey, to find out more about these unique invites.”

Ethernet Alliance Maps Out Ethernet’s Future In HPC at SC16

Today the Ethernet Alliance previewed their upcoming SC16 multi-vendor interoperability demo. A premier international conference for high-performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis, SC16 is an ideal backdrop for emphasizing Ethernet’s vital role in enabling supercomputing’s continued advancement and successful future.

OpenPOWER Gains Momentum in Europe

Growing momentum was the watchword at the inaugural OpenPOWER European Summit this week, where the OpenPOWER Foundation made a series of announcements today detailing the rapid growth, adoption and support of OpenPOWER across the continent. ” With today’s announcements by our European members, the OpenPOWER Foundation expands its reach, bringing open source, high performing, flexible and scalable solutions to organizations worldwide.”

BSC Joins OpenPOWER Foundation

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation. The news will be part of a keynote address by BSC Director, Mateo Valero at the OpenPOWER Summit Europe, which takes place this week in Barcelona.

Driving Collaborative Research Partnerships at IBM

Martina Naughton presented this talk at the HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference. “IBM has a strong tradition of research collaboration with academia. We go beyond the boundaries of our IBM labs to work with colleagues in universities around the world to address global grand challenge problems. We also foster collaborative research related to transformation and innovation of businesses and governments, relationships through fellowships, grants, and funding for programs of shared interest.”

Radio Free HPC Looks into the New OpenCAPI Consortium

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the new OpenCAPI interconnect standard. “Released this week by the newly formed OpenCAPI Consortium, OpenCAPI provides an open, high-speed pathway for different types of technology – advanced memory, accelerators, networking and storage – to more tightly integrate their functions within servers. This data-centric approach to server design, which puts the compute power closer to the data, removes inefficiencies in traditional system architectures to help eliminate system bottlenecks and can significantly improve server performance.”

European Scientists Can Access more PRACE Supercomputing Power

European scientists and researchers can now apply for access to PRACE supercomputing resources through the PRACE Call 14.

DDN Collaborates with Lenovo at HPC Innovation Center in Germany

“The Lenovo HPC organization is delighted to welcome DDN into our HPC Innovation and Benchmark center and strengthen our close collaboration,” said Rick Koopman, EMEA Technical Lead HPC DCG HPC at Lenovo. “With DDN’s high-performance storage and Lustre filesystem solution, customers can easily facilitate proof of concept and benchmarking activities at our HPC Innovation center and more quickly determine the best solution for their needs. We are excited to support our HPC customers and partners in this way.”