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Bill Gropp Presents: MPI for Scalable Computing

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In this video from the 2014 Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing, Bill Gropp from NCSA presents: Cost of Unintended Synchronization. “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.”

Radio Free HPC Previews the SC14 Student Cluster Competition

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team previews the SC14 Student Cluster Competition. This year a record 12 teams will face off to build the fastest HPC clusters under a carefully monitored power envelope.

TACC Plans $20 Million HPC Facility for 2016

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TACC will expand its facilities to a new $20 Million building in 2016.

DNA Sequencers Looks to HPC Storage Technologies

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Glenn Lockwood writes that the world of high-throughput sequencing is becoming increasingly dependent on HPC, and many of the problems being solved in genomics and bioinformatics are stressing aspects of system architecture and cyberinfrastructure that haven’t gotten a tremendous amount of exercise from the more traditional scientific domains in computational research.

EPiGRAM to Host Exacale Workshop at SC14

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EPiGRAM is an EC-funded FP7 project on exascale computing. The aim of the EPiGRAM project is to prepare Message Passing and PGAS programming models for exascale systems by fundamentally addressing their main current limitations. The concepts developed will be tested and guided by two applications in the engineering and space weather domains chosen from the suite of codes in current EC exascale projects.

SGI to Build 2 Petaflop Super for Czech Republic

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Today the IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center in the Czech Republic announced that SGI will build a 2 Petaflop supercomputer for the Technical University of Ostrava.

Video: Exascale, Data and Biology

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In this video from the 2014 Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing, Rick Stevens from Argonne presents: Exascale, Data and Biology. “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.”

Quantifying The Dynamics of Your Superorganism Body Using Big Data Supercomputing

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The human body is host to 100 trillion microorganisms, ten times the number of cells in the human body, and these microbes contain 100 times the number of DNA genes that our human DNA does. UC San Diego CSE Professor, Larry Smarr, discusses how data from these trillions of DNA bases are fed into supercomputers, resulting in innovative scalable visualization systems that allow for the examination of patterns that can be used to suggest new hypotheses for clinical application.

So, How Do Supercomputers Get Named?

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Over at LBNL, Katy Antipas writes that the process of naming some of the world’s fastest supercomputers is not what you might expect.

Pete Beckman Presents: Exascale Architecture Trends

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“Over the past thirty thirty years there have been several predictions of the eminant cessation of the rate of improvement in computer performance. Every such prediction was wrong. They were wrong because they hinged on unstated assumptions that were overturned by subsequent events.”