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Job of the Week: Executive Director at Brown University Center for Computation and Visualization

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Brown University in Rhode Island is seeking an Executive Director for their Center for Computation and Visualization in our Job of the Week.

Computational Thinking is Computational Learning

Lorena Barba

In this video from the Scientific Python Conference Prof. Lorena Barba gives the opening keynote, addressing the pedagogical value of interactive computing in engineering education.

Darter Supercomputer Simulates Biophysics of Red Blood Cells

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Researchers are using the Darter supercomputer to model the biophysics of Red Blood Cells (RBCs) to understand their behavior in the spleen, with the aim of finding cures to diseases.

Carnegie Mellon Salvages Roadrunner to Build Narwhal Supercomputer

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Carnegie Mellon University reports that parts of a decommissioned LANL supercomputer have found a new home at CMU.

Applications for the DEEP and DEEP-ER Projects

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“To evaluate the DEEP concept and to prove its programmability, selected applications are ported to the DEEP system. They serve to test the system, to compare its performance with respect to standard architectures, and even to propose improvements to the system’s hardware and software.”

Announcing the AppliedMicro X-Gene ARM 64b

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In this video from ISC’14, Steve Conway from IDC introduces the Exhibitor Innovation Forum and it’s first speaker, Gaurav Singh from Applied Micro.

Video: Industrial Supercomputing, Why Do We Care?

Merle Giles

“NCSA has worked with more than one-third of the Fortune50, in sectors including manufacturing, oil and gas, finance, retail/wholesale, bio/medical, life sciences, astronomy, agriculture, technology, and more. NCSA’s Private Sector Program currently boasts 26 partners. PSP’s core mission is to help its partner community gain a competitive edge through expert use of modern, high-performance digital and human resources.”

Interview: Designing DNA Sequences in Synthetic Biology with HPC

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In a quest to design synthetic microorganisms for alternate fuel sources, Howard Salis from Penn State leveraged AWS to bring supercomputing resources to scientists. “The DNA Compiler has fundamentally changed the way that genetic engineering takes place by providing a way to quantitatively control and optimize the expression of many proteins working together, instead of performing trial-and-error DNA mutagenesis.”

Satoshi Matsuoka Presents: A Look at Big Data in HPC

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In this video from the DDN User Group at ISC’14, Satoshi Matsuoka from the Tokyo Institute of Technology presents: A Look at Big Data in HPC. “HPC has been dealing with big data for all of its existence. But it turns out that the recent commercial emphasis on big data, has coincided with a fundamental change in the sciences as well. As scientific instruments and facilities produce large amounts of data in an unprecedented rate, the HPC community is reacting to this, with revisiting architecture, tools, and services to address this growth in data.”

International Exascale Workshop Culminates with US-Japan Collaboration Agreement

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On June 22, the US Department of Energy (DOE) and Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) signed an agreement to collaborate on exascale supercomputing technologies for the scientific community. In a nutshell, the plan is to build a common OS kernel that can be used by all post-petascale systems, regardless of hardware eccentricities.