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Video: Introduction to XSEDE 2.0 and Beyond

John Towns, NCSA

This presentation will briefly review XSEDE, its past mission and accomplishments, and give insight into the direction and vision for the second round of XSEDE.

RCE Podcast Looks at the Fasterdata Knowledge Database

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“Fasterdata provides proven, operationally sound methods for troubleshooting and solving performance issues. Our engineers have identified a common set of issues that hinder performance and we would like to share our experiences and findings in this knowledge base.”

Ed Seidel Presents: Supercomputing in an Era of Big Data and Big Collaboration

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“Supercomputing has reached a level of maturity and capability where many areas of science and engineering are not only advancing rapidly due to computing power, they cannot progress without it. I will illustrate examples from NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer, and from major data-intensive projects including the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, and give thoughts on what will be needed going forward.”

Video: The Great Leap (Computing the Uncomputable Climate System)

Bjorn Stevens from the Max-Planck-Institute

“Increasing computational power and advances in algorithms have made it possible to resolve an ever increasing fraction of the scales of atmospheric motion. While it remains inconceivable to resolve all the relevant scales of motion we are currently in the midst of a great leap across a range of scales that have posed some of the greatest challenges to climate science over the past sixty years. This leap is bringing wholly new insights into the structure of the climate system on both ends of the spectrum of atmospheric motions.”

HPC in Medical Applications

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Medical applications like CT (computed tomography) scanning and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) require quick, accurate results from processing complex algorithms. So reducing the compute time required is a primary challenge to manufacturers of CT and MRI equipment.

Podcast: TACC Supercomputers Power Cancer Discovery

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In this podcast, Karen Vasquez and Albino Bacolla of the University of Texas at Austin describe how TACC supercomputers have helped scientists find a surprising link between cross-shaped pieces of DNA and human cancer.

Industrial Computational Breakthroughs on Blue Waters

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“Blue Waters can tackle a very wide range of challenging tasks, not only from science, but also from engineering demonstrating the feasibility of efficiently solving extreme size real world multi-physics problems on the peta-scale and potentially exa-scale level, and thus adding tremendous value to future engineering simulation and research.”

Tiny Titan Supercomputer Debuts at Oak Ridge Museum

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The “Tiny Titan” parallel computer has become interactive display at the American Museum of Science and Energy at Oak Ridge. Constructed last year at ORNL, Tiny Titan is a nine-node scale-model of Titan designed to make it easier for students to understand how a supercomputer works.

Contrasting how Japan and Europe Promote the Use of HPC

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Europe and Japan have come to the same conclusion; HPC resources must be shared and not monopolized by the individual owners of the computer systems themselves. And both have set up bodies to coordinate that process of sharing which bear remarkable resemblances to each other.

Video: Mont-Blanc Prototype One Step Closer to Exascale

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“Early in February, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) successfully deployed the Mont-Blanc prototype. After three years of intensive research effort, the team installed a two-rack prototype which is now available to the Mont-Blanc consortium partners. This has been a formidable challenge as this is the first time that a large HPC system based on mobile embedded technology has been deployed and made fully operational to a scientific community composed of scientists of six of the most important research centers in Europe.”