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#HPC Matters: TACC Enters the SC14 Video Challenge

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“High Performance Computing is fundamental to science and society, allowing scientists and researchers to push the boundaries of human knowledge and tackle the biggest challenges we face today. HPC matters because these challenges affect each and every one of us from where we live, to how we lead healthier lives, to how we protect people in the face of violent weather, changing climate, and unpredictable seismic activity. HPC matters because people matter. At the Texas Advanced Computing Center at The University of Texas at Austin, we build and deploy powerful HPC systems in support of open science, powering discoveries that change the world.”

NCSA 2014 Private Sector Partner Annual Meeting

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NCSA will host its 2014 Private Sector Partner Annual Meeting in Urbana, IL May 13-15.

Cray’s John Lee on How Cluster Competitions Launch Careers

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“We also discuss something I haven’t talked about before with anyone else – how students can best take advantage of this experience after the competition ends. What doors does their participation open? How they should best pursue positions in business, research, academia, or even with HPC vendors? In this interview, John Lee describes what Cray is looking for in new hires, and how SCC experience pays off for prospective job candidates in a wide variety of fields.”

NSF is Seeking Proposals for Improving Software and Data Citation

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NSF is seeking proposals that would explore new norms and practices in the research community for software and data citation and attribution.

5 Billion Core-Hours Up for Grabs: INCITE’s Call for Proposals

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The winning INCITE proposals will receive awards of time on Mira, the 10-petaflops IBM Blue Gene/Q at the Argonne National Laboratory, and Titan, the 27-petaflops Cray XK7 at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Earthquake Simulation Breaks Petaflop Barrier on SuperMUC

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A team of computer scientists, mathematicians and geophysicists have pushed the performance of the SeisSol earthquake simulation software on the SuperMUC computer at the Leibniz Supercomputing Center to beyond one petaflop, a factor of five improvement in speed.

HPC Life Sciences Report

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For decades, HPC systems have accelerated life sciences research, often by helping to identify and eliminate in feasible targets sooner. That is, it’s easier to find needles in haystacks if you can eliminate the hay. A new white paper from Intersect360 Research focuses on speeding up HPC life sciences research.

Supercomputing the Mechanism of Short-term Memory

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In his recent paper, Lester Ingber explores the relationship between large-scale, or “top-down” activities in the brain and short-term memory and consciousness.

Interview: Irish Centre for High-End Computing Plans for ISC’14

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“We have developed an active programme of industry engagement, typically consulting in niche areas and helping those partners exploit advanced computing within their organisations. This may be improving fraud detection algorithms, large-scale data management, tailored training courses or oil & gas related work. In fact it is very rarely about computer time! We also work with public sector bodies to support computing centric projects by the state and provide so-called platform technology support for research communities that need more than just raw cycles.”

NCSA to Host Symposium for Petascale Science and Beyond — May 12-15

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NCSA will host the Symposium for Petascale Science and Beyond May 12-15 in Champaign, Illinois.