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Glenn Lockwood on the NSF Future Directions Interim Report

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Glenn K. Lockwood writes that a recent interim report on NSF Advanced Computing raises big concerns about the future of HPC at the National Science Foundation. With NSF funding currently under fire in Congress, I’m thinking concerned taxpayers should give this a good read.

University of New Mexico to Repurpose 3000 LANL Cores

The University of New Mexico’s Center for Advanced Research Computing is renovating its principle machine room in order to install a new supercomputer. The new 3000-core system will be used for bioinformatics and bionomic research, combining computer science, statistics, mathematics and engineering to study and process biological data.

Rachel Maddow on Why the Europeans Have Better Forecasts

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By October 2015, the capacity of each of NOAA’s two operational supercomputers will jump to 2.5 petaflops, for a total of 5 petaflops – a nearly tenfold increase from the current capacity. “NOAA is America’s environmental intelligence agency; we provide the information, data, and services communities need to become resilient to significant and severe weather, water, and climate events,” said Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D., NOAA’s Administrator.

DDN Dominates TOP500 Storage

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Today DDN announced continued growth in the HPC market. For the sixth consecutive year, DataDirect Networks has landed more than two-thirds of identifiable sites among the world’s 500 fastest computers.

Podcast: NOAA Reports that 2014 was Warmest Year on Record

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“December was the hottest month for combined land and ocean temperature. NASA scientists independently analyzed the data and reached the same conclusions. Today’s news comes on the heels of a damning report published yesterday in the journal Science which found that humans may be causing irreversible damage to our oceans and the animals living in it.”

Video: See How HPC Transforms in the SC15 Preview

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“HPC is transforming our everyday lives, as well as our not-so-ordinary ones. From nanomaterials to jet aircrafts, from medical treatments to disaster preparedness, and even the way we wash our clothes; the HPC community has transformed the world in multifaceted ways. For its 27th anniversary, the annual SC Conference will return to Austin, TX, a city that continues to develop new ways of engaging our senses and incubating technology of all types, including supercomputing.”

Video: The History of HPC at the DOE – A LANL Perspective

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“The DOE OCIO Technology Summit began with a high-level overview of how HPC came into existence followed by presentations of how HPC is being used in the community, and the challenges facing the technology’s use.”

HPC News with Snark for the Week of Jan. 12, 2015

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The news has started to pile up this post-Holiday Season, so here is the HPC News with Snark for Friday, January 16, 2014. We’ve got podcasts on everything form self-driving cars to Data Breaches resulting from North Korean satire films. There’s even some big financial surprises from Intel.

Radio Free HPC Looks at Network Security in Light of 2014 Data Breaches

Linda Millis, Senior VP for Business Development, Sol-Pass

In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team looks at Network Security in light of the recent series of breaches at places like Sony, Home Depot, and Target. Our special guest this week is Security Expert Linda Millis, who has a day job as Senior VP of Sol-Pass.

Women in HPC to be Featured in PRACE Digest

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The European PRACE initiative is collaborating with the Women in HPC organization to publish two magazines dedicated to Women in High Performance Computing. The cover of at least one of these magazines will include a mosaic or collage of pictures of women working in HPC in Europe, and they need to collect as many photographs as possible.