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Best Practices Demonstrate Record Performance on LS-DYNA


Over at the Mellanox Blog, Scot Schultz writes that a new HPCAC Best Practices Paper shows record application performance for LS-DYNA Automotive Crash Simulation.

Leadership Computing for Combustion Apps on INCITE and PRACE Systems


“The INCITE and PRACE programs give access to increasing resources allowing these technologies to be applied to industrial scale systems. From past and ongoing research examples performed at CERFACS, this presentation highlights the scientific breakthroughs allowed by HPC on exascale machines for reacting flows for gas turbines and explosions in buildings.”

PRACE Allocates Millions of Core Hours in 44 Awards

The European PRACE initiative has allocated 44 awards totaling millions of hours of supercomputing time in their 8th Regular Call for Proposals.

XSEDE Industry Challenge Bridges the Gap to Manufacturing


Over at the XSEDE blog, Scott Gibson writes that the organization is collaborating with industrial partners to both advance open science and improve companies’ bottom lines. The “Industry Challenge” is a new XSEDE program designed to bring the scientific and industrial communities together in multidisciplinary collaborative teams and connect them with world-class advanced digital services. […]

TERATEC Forum on Simulation and HPC Returns in July


The 9th annual TERATEC Forum will take place in July 1-2 in Palaiseau, France.

Dassault to Acquire Accelrys for $750 Million


Dassault Systèmes has announced plans to acquire Accelrys, which produces software for chemistry, biology, and materials science. With a price-tag of $750 million, the valuation of the company has surprised some industry observers.

Supercomputing as a Trump Card for Finance and Manufacturing

Over at the Connect Blog, Adriana Hamacher writes that the attractions of big data and necessity for increased computing power are pulling HPC out of its academic cloisters and into business. These new developments can open up the world of supercomputers to expanding organisations that want to quickly take on more work and exceed capacity […]

Distance Learning for the Next Generation of Computational Scientists

James Osborne

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Dr. James Osborne from HPC Wales writes that distance learning techniques may help train the next generation of computational scientists. Simulation and modelling are now widely seen as the third pillar of science, alongside theory and experimentation. The ability to harness today’s high performance computers is […]

Why 2014 Could be a Banner Year for Enterprise HPC


“The availability of HPC-on-Demand is opening up the world of supercomputers to expanding organizations that want to quickly take on more work and burst capacity when required. SMEs, that have never previously had access to this kind of power, can now use it on a project basis over a defined period of time and only pay for what they use. They don’t waste investment by having infrastructure running idle.”

Large Datasets Continue to Challenge Aerospace Engineers


“In aerospace, users prefer to have the option to visualize the entire system. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s something routinely done. By definition, system-level visuals involve too much data. If an engineer is trying to troubleshoot something in an analysis program, he or she will most likely analyze only the subcomponents that contribute to the problem. For example, electrical wiring information can safely be omitted when doing an airflow study of the outer surface.”