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IU to Develop Data Analysis Tools with NSF Grant

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The NSF has awarded $5 million to a team of Indiana University Bloomington computer scientists working to improve how researchers across the sciences empower big data to solve problems.

Dates Announced for 2015 HPC Advisory Council Stanford Conference

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The 2015 HPC Advisory Council Stanford Conference will take place on Feb. 2-3, 2015, at Stanford in California.

Saving Lives with Supercomputer Storm Simulations

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“Speed is essential for disaster planning, and the new simulations will take advantage of developments in supercomputing to increase the speed of the simulation, so that converting large databases of weather and topographical data into storm surge predictions can be completed within an hour — half the current time. The project will also be a significant exercise in recasting legacy software for future generations of supercomputers.”

Video: Interconnects and Architectural Impacts

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In this video from the 2014 Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing, Torsten Hoefler presents: Interconnects and Architectural Impacts.

BSC Can Now Analyze Tumor Genomes in Just Hours

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A new computational method has made it possible to detect genetic changes responsible for the onset and progression of tumors in a simple, quick and precise way. The SMUFIN (Somatic Mutations Finder) method is capable of analyzing the complete genome of a tumor and identifying its mutations in a few hours. In addition, it is able to identify alterations which had previously not been revealed, even using methods which require the use of supercomputers over several weeks.

Video: Computer Architecture and Structured Parallel Programming

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In this video from the 2014 Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing, James Reinders presents: Computer Architecture and Structured Parallel Programming. “At ATPESC 2014, we captured 67 hours of lectures in 86 videos of presentations by pioneers and elites in the HPC community on topics ranging from programming techniques and numerical algorithms best suited for leading-edge HPC systems to trends in HPC architectures and software most likely to provide performance portability through the next decade and beyond.”

Student Cluster Competition Sparks StartupHPC

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In this special guest feature, Cydney Ewald Stevens previews a talk on the Student Cluster Challenge by Dan Olds coming up at the StartupHPC Meetup at SC14.

ESnet to Channel Big Data Under the Atlantic

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The US Department of Energy (DoE) has boosted its high-speed research communications network by extending 100G connectivity across the Atlantic.

Video: Lustre at Diamond Light Source, Sysadmin Experience

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In this video from the LAD’14 Conference in Reims, Dave Bond from Diamond Light Source Ltd presents: Lustre at DLS, Sysadmin Experience. Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire.

SURF Light-path Data Networks and HPC Cloud in Medical Research

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“SURF allows you to set up a light path: a direct, secure, and fast connection between 2 points, for example between a researcher in the Netherlands and a telescope in China. This offers unique, worldwide possibilities, for example for more efficient research, for sharing facilities or large datasets, or for creating backups.”