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Radio Free HPC Polarizes Over Net Neutrality

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In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team splits on the topic of Net Neutrality. The FCC will soon publish its new rules for ensuring an even playing field for Internet Bandwidth. “Dan doesn’t like the idea one bit. Henry disagrees and thinks we need Net Neutrality to keep the Comcasts of the world from running amok. As for Rich, he just finds the whole argument rather amusing since it’s pretty much a done deal.”

HPC News Roundup for February 27, 2015

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As we head into the busy event season we like to call HPC March Madness, the past week has had its share of notable news items that didn’t make it to the Features page.

Spanish Meteorological Procures 168 Teraflop Bull Supercomputer

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A new supercomputer, provided by the French company Bull, will be predicting accurately whether or not the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.

DDN Powers Fight Against Ebola at VBI

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Today DDN announced that the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute is using the company’s GRIScaler storage solutions to perform rapid, accurate Ebola outbreak modeling for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

NERSC Honors HPC Achievement Award Winners

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This week NERSC announced the winners of its third annual HPC Achievement Awards. The awards recognize NERSC users who have demonstrated an innovative use of HPC resources to solve a scientific problem or whose work has had an exceptional impact on scientific understanding or society.

Video: Assisting User’s Transition to Titan’s Accelerated Architecture

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In this video from the University of Houston CACDS HPC Workshop, Fernanda Foertter from ORNL presents: Leveraging Leadership Computing Facilities: Assisting User’s Transition to Titan’s Accelerated Architecture.

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.

Radio Free HPC on Lenovo’s Slipup with Superfish

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While Lenovo now scrambles into Damage Control mode in the wake of the Superfish scandal, the question for our readers is: how will this affect Lenovo’s ability to sell to the U.S. Federal supercomputing market?

ARCHER Scales 118K Cores with Allinea MAP

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Today the ARCHER national supercomputing service in the U.K. announced that it has deployed the Allinea MAP profiling tool to enable computational scientists and developers to tackle scalability and performance in key scientific applications that run on their 2.5 Petaflop Cray XC30 system.

Developing Multilevel Security (MLS) Framework

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This is the third article in a series designed to address the needs of government and business or collaborative and secure information sharing within a Multilevel Security (MLS) framework. Learn the key elements of a workable Multilevel Security framework.