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.
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.
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.
“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.”
“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.”
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.