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insideHPC Founder John West to Head Strategic Initiatives at TACC

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At SC14, the Texas Advanced Computing Center announced that high performance computing veteran John West has been named director of Strategic Initiatives for The University of Texas at Austin.

Interview: Advancing Computational Chemistry with NWChem

Karol Kowalski, Capability Lead for NWChem Development at PNNL

“The notion of High Performance Computing is evolving over time. So what was deemed a leadership class computer five years ago is a little bit obsolete. We are talking about the evolution not only in the hardware but also in the programming models because there are more and more cores available. Orchestrating the calculations in the way that can effectively take advantage of parallelism takes a lot of thinking and a lot of redesign of the algorithms behind the calculations.”

Bright Computing Powers Aircraft Design at University of Stuttgart

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Today Bright Computing announced that the Institute of Aircraft Design at the University of Stuttgart is using the company’s Bright Computing Manager software in its HPC data center.

Earthquake Prediction Using the Blue Waters Supercomputer

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The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), using the power of the petascale Blue Waters Supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has developed a physics-based model called CyberShake that simulates how an earthquake works rather than approximating the tremors based on observations.

NAG Boosts KAUST Petascale Project

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At SC14, the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) and Red Oak Consulting announced a large supercomputer project with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia.

Video: GPU Acceleration – What’s Next?

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GPU-accelerated computing is the use of a graphics processing unit (GPU) together with a CPU to accelerate scientific, analytics, engineering, consumer, and enterprise applications. Pioneered in 2007 by NVIDIA, GPU accelerators now power energy-efficient datacenters in government labs, universities, enterprises, and small-and-medium businesses around the world. GPUs are accelerating applications in platforms ranging from cars, to mobile phones and tablets, to drones and robots.

Looking at the Future of HPC in Australia

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In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Lindsay Botten and Neil Stringfellow explain how Australia has developed a national HPC strategy to address the country’s unique challenges in science, climate, and economic development.

Announcing the 6th HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2015

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Today the HPC Advisory Council announced that the organization will host the 6th HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2015 in Lugano, from March 23rd to 25th, 2015.

Hornet Supercomputer Installed at HLRS in Germany

Cray XC40 system “Hornet” of HLRS (High Performance Computing Center, Stuttgart/Germany), Peak Performance: 3.8 PetaFlops

Today the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) announced on 13 November 2014 that its member centre High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) successfully completed the installation of HPC system “Hornet”. The new HLRS supercomputer, a CRAY XC40 system which delivers a peak performance of 3.8 PetaFlops, has been declared fully operational and will be available […]

John Biddiscombe (CSCS) Demos In-situ Visualization at SC14

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In this video from SC14, John Biddiscombe describes a ParaView demo of Bonsai running on Cray XC30 “Piz Daint” supercomputer at CSCS. “As a Gordon Bell Award Finalist, the galaxy simulation is rendered live in-situ on the GPUs of “Piz Daint” using the splotch renderer giving photorealistic images.”