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RCE Podcast: Bringing Modeling & Simulation into the Classroom with the Shodor Foundation


In this RCE podcast, Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres meet with Dr. Robert Panoff to discuss Shodor, a national resource for computational science education.

Video: Computation, Big Data, and the Future of Cities


“New data sources are catalyzing new applications and services, changing the way that citizens can interact with the built environment, city government, and one another. Charlie Catlett is a Senior Computer Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and a Senior Fellow at the Computation Institute, a joint initiative of Argonne and the University of Chicago. Within the Computation Institute, he is Director of the Urban Center for Computation and Data. Charlie will talk about how he and his colleagues are using high-performance computing, data analytics, and embedded systems to better understand and design cities.”

Gordon Bell Award Winner George Biros on the Importance of Code Modernization

ICES Professor George Biros stands with his code

“If you have something that’s not optimal on a single laptop, that’s no big deal, but if you’re on a large national resource [an HPC system], first you’re preventing other researchers from using the machines, and second, you’re wasting taxpayer money,” Biros said. “Efficient computing is about maximizing science per dollar.”

Science at the Theater: 8 Big Ideas for a Better Planet


“At Berkeley Lab, we pride ourselves on great, socially responsible ideas. But can we explain them in a way that non-scientists can understand — and applaud — in only 8 minutes? The answer is yes and we proved it on October 8th at Oakland’s Kaiser Theater as 8 Berkeley Lab scientists took the stage and brought the latest science on everything from solar-powered vaccine refrigerators and cool roof maps to radiation pills and space dust.”

Conducting 264 Years of Research in Just 18 Hours


“Stowe shares an example of a 156,000-core workload run in eight regions of the globe that produced 2.3 million hours of computational chemistry research (264 years’ worth) in just 18 hours. He says this capability will transform both access patterns and the kinds of research that pharmaceutical, life sciences and healthcare companies are able to tackle when it comes to analyzing genomes.”

George Michael HPC Fellowship Recipients Announced for SC14

Harshitha Menon, UIUC

Today ACM and the IEEE Computer Society named Harshitha Menon of the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign (UIUC) and Alexander Breuer of Technische Universität München (TUM) as recipients of 2014 George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships.

Multiphase Flow Modeling and Simulation: HPC-Enabled Capabilities Today and Tomorrow


“The required technological and safety standards for future Gen-IV Reactors can only be achieved if advanced simulation capabilities become available, which combine high performance computing with the necessary level of modeling detail and high accuracy of predictions. Interaction between different numerical codes working on various scales (DNS, RaNS, solid/structure interaction) on different parts of multiphase three-dimensional transient problem (such as nuclear reactor accident scenario) gives the ability to develop new multiscale multi-field models and simulations in various areas of nuclear engineering.”

SDSC to Simplify Data Sharing with SeedMe Project

This image and related research data, one of numerous projects being shared and stored using SeedMe, shows a simple model of geodynamo used for benchmark codes. The view is from center toward one of the poles, and the cones show convective flow toward higher temperature (light green to dark green with increasing velocity) in a spiraling form caused by rotation. The shells of various colors depict temperature, increasing from the outer boundary towards the interior.Courtesy of Amit Chourasia*, Ashley Willis^, Maggie Avery*, Chris Davies*#, Catherine Constable*, David Gubbins#. *UC San Diego, ^University of Sheffield, #University of Leeds, UK.

Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego have received a three-year, $1.3 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a web-based resource that lets scientists seamlessly share and access preliminary results and transient data from research on a variety of platforms, including mobile devices. […]

Video: HPC in Poland


In this video from the 2014 HPC User Forum in Seattle, Marek Niezgódka from ICM, University of Warsaw presents: HPC in Poland.

Video: Development of Intel MIC Codes in NWChem


In this video from the 2014 HPC User Forum in Seattle, Edoardo Apra from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory presents: Development of Intel MIC Codes in NWChem.