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Video: 2015 Argonne State of the Lab Address

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“The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility’s (ALCF) mission is to accelerate major scientific discoveries and engineering breakthroughs for humanity by designing and providing world-leading computing facilities in partnership with the computational science community. We help researchers solve some of the world’s largest and most complex problems with our unique combination of supercomputing resources and expertise.”

Thomas Lippert Elected Chairman of Gauss Supercomputing Centre

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Today GCS announced that Professor Dr. Dr. Thomas Lippert has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing. Professor Lippert also serves as Director of the Institute for Advanced Simulation at the Forschungszentrum Jülich and Head of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre.

Interview: MEGWARE Gears up for ISC High Performance

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MEGWARE in Germany celebrated its 25th anniversary in February. With the company in the midst of a big cluster deployment at CERN, we caught up Jörg Heydemüller from MEGWARE to learn what they have in store for the upcoming ISC High Performance conference in July.

SOSCIP in Canada Announces $20M Research Investment

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Today the Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP) announced a $20 Million investment to add new areas of focus—such as advanced manufacturing and cybersecurity—to its research projects.

NASA Triples Discover Supercomputer Capacity for Earth Science

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The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) is boosting supercomputer capacity to over 3 Petaflops to meet the exploding demands of NASA’s Earth science modeling efforts.

Supercomputing Tidal Models with the STORM Project at LSU

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The Louisiana State University Center for Computation and Technology recently received a large grant from the National Science Foundation to begin updating the coastal modeling system known as Advanced Circulation, or ADCIRC. The project, known as STORM, began in October of 2014 and work on the program will continue for four more years.

INCITE Seeking Proposals for U.S. Leadership Computing

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The Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program is now accepting proposals for high-impact, computationally intensive research campaigns.

NERSC to Install Cori Phase 1 Supercomputer this Summer

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Today NERSC announced that their Cori Phase 1 system will be the first supercomputer installed in the new Computational Research and Theory Facility, which is now in the final stages of construction at LBNL. Expected to be delivered this summer, the Cray XC40 supercomputer will be powered by Intel Haswell processors and Cray’s DataWarp burst buffer technology.

Supercomputing Sudden Firestorms

A scene from the Moore Branch fire in East Texas that occurred in September of 2000.

Over at NICS, Scott Gibson writes that researchers are using supercomputers to model the spread of wildfires.

NCI Boosts Storage to 44 Petabytes with Fujitsu & NetApp

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NCI in Australia has signed a $2M deal with Fujitsu to work with storage and data management company NetApp to supply and install all-flash storage arrays with a raw storage capacity of 11 petabytes, bringing NCI’s total raw storage capacity from 33 petabytes to 44 petabytes.