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Ciena Builds Advanced Network for NOAA Environmental Research

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Today Ciena announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is building a private optical network powered by the company’s converged packet optical platforms. As part of its ongoing mission to connect researchers to the data and resources needed to advance environmental science, the new 100G network will connect four geographically dispersed facilities in the Washington, D.C. metro area

Video: Towards Exascale Simulation of Turbulent Combustion

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“Exascale computing will enable combustion simulations in parameter regimes relevant to next-generation combustors burning alternative fuels. The first principles direct numerical simulations (DNS) are needed to provide the underlying science base required to develop vastly more accurate predictive combustion models used ultimately to design fuel efficient, clean burning vehicles, planes, and power plants for electricity generation.”

Idaho National Lab Deploys SGI ICE X Supercomputer

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Today Idaho National Laboratory (INL) announced that the lab has deployed an SGI ICE X supercomputer to power nuclear reactor simulations. Supplied through SGI’s partner ComnetCo, the 511 Teraflop SGI ICE X cluster comprises 611 water-cooled nodes using Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors.

Intelligent Light Scales CFD Code to 64,000 Cores

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Today Intelligent Light announced breakthrough CFD scalability running the AVF-Leslie combustion simulation code on up to 64,000 cores on NERSC supercomputers.

HPC News Bytes for Friday, June 5, 2015

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While we’re always on the lookout for HPC news, not everything makes it to the front page. In notable items from this week, MPI 3.1 is out, India launches a new weather forecasting supercomputer, and Baidu is banned from an image recognition contest.

UK Hartree Center Partners with IBM on Big Data

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Today the UK government announced a £313 million partnership with information technology leader IBM to boost Big Data research in the UK.

Reducing Jet Noise with Large Eddy Simulations

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Over at Argonne National Lab, John Spizzirri writes that GE researchers are using the Mira supercomputer to learn how noise propagates from jet propulsion and wind turbine systems. The team, lead by Umesh Paliath and Giridhar Jothiprasad, is studying the complex behavior of air as it passes through jet exhaust nozzles and over wind turbine blades.

Slidecast: UCX – Unified Communication X Framework

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In this slidecast, Pavel Shamis from ORNL and Gilad Shainer from Mellanox announce the UCX Unified Communication X Framework. “UCX is a collaboration between industry, laboratories, and academia to create an open-source production grade communication framework for data centric and HPC applications.”

Kraken Project Gets Kicker to Darter Supercomputer

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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

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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.