Sign up for our newsletter and get the latest HPC news and analysis.


Kraken Project Gets Kicker to Darter Supercomputer

nics

Today the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) announced a $3 million award from the NSF to continue to provide advanced computing resources for researchers in science and engineering across the country through July 2016.

Pawsey Supercomputer Center Receives $21.6M Funding

pawsey

Today the Pawsey Supercomputing Center announced $21.6 million of funding from the Australian government. The operational funding, which runs until 2020-21, allows the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre to continue providing world-class resources and expertise in supercomputing, data and visualization and recognizes the WA Government’s significant commitment to cementing the State’s place as a scientific computing hub.

PNNL Looks at Undervolting to Meet Exascale Goals

Figure depicting the general constraints at scale for building exascale architectures. The undervolting component (shown in 4) is part of ongoing work that PNNL’s HPC group and their collaborators are conducting in the effort to build highly resilient and energy-efficient HPC systems.

PNNL researchers are using supercomputers to take on two of the main challenges of exascale: energy efficiency and resiliency. Their simulations show that dynamic voltage scaling, also known as undervolting, can reduce power consumption and leverage existing mainstream resilience techniques at scale for improving system failure rates.

Sandia’s Mark Taylor Receives DOE Secretary’s Honor Award

Sandia National Laboratories’ Mark Taylor is the chief computational scientist for the Department of Energy’s Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy executive council team.

Today Sandia National Laboratories announced that researcher Mark Taylor has received the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 2014 Secretary’s Honor Award — the department’s highest non-monetary employee recognition — for his work as chief computational scientist for DOE’s Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) executive council team.

GCS in Germany Awards Close to 1 Billion Core Hours

logo

Today the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) in Germany announced the award of close to 1 billion compute core hours to scientifically outstanding national research projects.

German HPC Leads European Research

logo

The spotlight has fallen on German supercomputing with several announcements about European-wide research which Germany’s Gauss Centre for Supercomputing enables.

Video: A Bioinformatics Pipeline for Analyzing Patient Tumours

westgrid

In this video from WestGrid in Canada, Dr. Yussanne Ma from the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre describes how high performance computing supports her research group’s work, highlighting a recent project where a bioinformatics pipeline was built for the personalized onco-genomics project (POG) at the BC Cancer Agency.

Attacking HIV with Titan and Blue Waters

hiv

“The highly parallel molecular dynamics code NAMD was was one of the first codes to run on a GPU cluster when G80 and CUDA were introduced in 2007, and is now used to perform petascale biomolecular simulations, including a 64-million-atom model of the HIV virus capsid, on the GPU-accelerated Cray XK7 Blue Waters and ORNL Titan machines.”

UK Met Office Selects PBS Pro for Workload Management

Altair Logo Stacked

Today Altair announced that PBS Professional has been selected to manage workloads for the Cray supercomputer being installed by the Met Office, the British government’s national weather service.

HPC Wales to Foster High Performance Computing Competency Network for SMEs

HPCWalesLogo

Today HPC Wales and Bangor University announced joint funding to lead Europe’s Network of HPC Competency Centers for SME’s.