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NCSA Boosts Manufacturing Competitiveness with Allinea

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Allinea Software and NCSA are enabling software heavily used in industry to run faster and it is creating competitive advantages for some of the nation’s largest companies.

Interview: Happy Sithole on Workload Management at CHPC

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In the video interview shown below, Sithole describes how CHPC is on the fast track to acquire over a Petaflop of computing power in the next year to meet the demands of its regional scientists and engineers. That represents a daunting task for system management, and CHPC is already using PBS Professional software from Altair to keep their systems systems fully utilized.

Cray Lands Two Christmas Deals

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In a final seasonal burst of good cheer, Cray has announced two big new orders for its computers following immediately on from the start-up of a newly installed machine at the University of Hawaii, just ahead of Christmas.

Radio Free HPC Takes a Hilarious Look at the Turing Test

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the Turing Test for artificial intelligence. Does the Turing Test need to be retired as discussed on insideHPC, or does it just need an update for modern culture? The discussion quickly degrades into what may be our funniest show ever!

Niall Gaffney on Why #HPC Matters

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In this video from SC14, Niall Gaffney from TACC shares his thoughts on why HPC matters. Gaffney is Director of Data Intensive Computing at the Texas Advanced Computing Center.

NSF Funds Jetstream Cloud for Science and Engineering

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The Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University has received this grant to create NSF’s first science and engineering research cloud, Jetstream.

Video: A Short Introduction to High Performance Computing

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In this video, Dr. Andrew Turner from EPCC in the UK presents: A Short Introduction to High Performance Computing. “I originally joined EPCC in July 2008 as a member of the User Support and Liaison Team. My work is centred around helping researchers get the most from computing facilities hosted by EPCC and elsewhere. I do this through porting and optimizing code to various HPC facilities; providing consultancy to commercial organizations; teaching undergraduates and postgraduates; and collaborating with academics on research proposals.”

Piz Daint and Piz Dora: Productive, Heterogeneous Supercomputing

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“The Cray XC30 system at CSCS, which includes “Piz Daint”, the most energy efficient peta-scale supercomputer in operation today, has been extended with additional multi-core CPU cabinets (aka “Piz Dora”). In this heterogeneous system we unify a variety for high-end computing services – extreme scale compute, data analytics, pre- and post processing, as well as visualization – that are all important parts for the scientific workflow.”

How the Human Brain Project will Push Supercomputing

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Over at TOP500.org, Bernd Mohr writes that Europe’s Human Brain Project will have a main production system located at the Juelich Supercomputing Centre. “The HBP supercomputer will be built in stages, with an intermediate “pre-exascale” system on the order of 50 petaflops planned for the 2016-18 timeframe. Full brain simulations are expected to require exascale capabilities, which, according to most potential suppliers’ roadmaps, are likely to be available in, approximately 2021-22.”

Machine Learning: What Computational Researchers Need to Know

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Nvidia GPUs are powering a revolution in machine learning. With the rise of deep learning algorithms, in particular deep convolutional neural networks, computers are learning to see, hear, and understand the world around us in ways never before possible.