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US and European HPC Centers to Collaborate for Better Science


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


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


“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


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.

CoolIT Collaborates on Liquid Cooling Research

A collaboration between CoolIT Systems, Canada, and the Schools of Computing and Mechanical Engineering at University of Leeds has been set up to analyze the influence of proximity liquid cooling on cloud-based workload algorithms.

ExaScience Life Lab to Leverage HPC in Life Sciences

One of the initial focuses of the new ExaScience Life Lab will be question of how supercomputers can accelerate the processing of entire genome sequences.

Blue Waters and XSEDE to Collaborate

The Blue Waters petascale computing project at NCSA and the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) have signed a collaborative agreement, bringing together the National Science Foundation’s two largest cyberinfrastructure projects.

CGG Using Allinea DDT for Globally Distributed Software Development

Allinea Software reports that CGG, one of the leading multinational integrated geosciences companies is ramping up its use of the Allinea DDT debugger within its globally distributed software development teams.