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PRACE Scientific and Industrial Conference Announces Keynotes

PRACE has announced the keynote speakers for its 2014 Scientific and Industrial Conference. Organized around a theme of HPC for Innovation – when Science meets Industry, the event will take place in Barcelona May 20-22.

Leadership Computing Challenge issues Call for Proposals

The ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge has issued its Call for Proposals for 2014. Open to scientists from the research community in industry, academia, and national laboratories, the ALCC program allocates up to 30% of the computational resources at ASCR’s supercomputing facilities.

Mellanox Interconnects come to SYNNEX GSA Schedule


Federal buyers of high performance networks got a boost this week with the announcement that Mellanox end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions are now available through SYNNEX Corporation’s General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule.

Yellowstone High Performance Architecture for Atmospheric Sciences


“Yellowstone is a 1.5-petaflops high-performance computing system with 72,288 processor cores, 144.6 TB of memory, and 29 times the workload throughput of NCAR’s Bluefire supercomputer, which was decommissioned January 31, 2013.”

Video: Supercomputing – A Ground Based Instrument for Exploration


In this video from the Mellanox event at SC13, Bob Ciotti, Supercomputing Systems Lead Systems Architect at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division presents: Supercomputing: A Ground Based Instrument for Exploration.

ETP4HPC Forms Public-Private Partnership to Foster European HPC


The ETP4HPC has formed a Public-Private Partnership with the EC for the development of a European HPC eco-system.

Virtualized InfiniBand: Enabling HPC in the Cloud


In this video from the Mellanox booth at SC13, Hoot Thompson from the NASA Center for Climate Simulation presents: Virtualized InfiniBand: Enabling HPC in the Cloud.

Pending Legislation to Foster Exascale

Congress is directing the Energy Department to take the next decade to develop Exascale computing, according to language in the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act passed by the House last week, with a Senate vote expected this week.

NASA’s Rupak Biswas Investigates the Weird World of Quantum Computing


In this special feature, John Kirkley talks with Dr. Biswas to learn more about NASA’s fledgling involvement in the weird world of quantum computing.

DOE Awards $25.4 Million for Exascale Interconnect Design


The DOE has awarded $25.4 million in research and development contracts to five leading HPC companies to accelerate the development of next-generation supercomputers.