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Jülich Researcher Bernd Mohr to Chair SC17

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Today the Jülich Supercomputing Centre announced that Dr. Bernd Mohr has been elected General Chair of the SC17 Supercomputing Conference. This is the first time that somebody outside the USA will chair the most important conference for high performance computing, which has been running for the last 26 years.

Call for Workshop Submissions: ISC High Performance 2015

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Today the ISC High Performance conference announced that it will debut full-day and half-day workshops on Thursday, July 16, 2015, which is the last day of next year’s event.

Radio Free HPC Reviews 2014 – The Year in HPC

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In this podcast, Rich, Dan, and Henry review the year in HPC. It was a wild ride, and here we highlight some of our best shows from the past twelve months and the technology milestones that made 2014 a banner year in high performance computing. And did I mention we have a few laughs along the way?

Tesla K80 GPU Sets New Records on STAC-A2 Financial Benchmark

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Today STAC, the financial industry benchmarking organization, announced record performance results on the new Tesla K80 Dual-GPU Accelerator.

Seagate Prepares 55 Petabyte File System for German Climatology Department

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In this video from SC14, Torben Kling-Petersen from Seagate describes an upcoming deployment of a 55 Petabyte Lustre file system in Hamburg, Germany. The ClusterStor deployment will be the most energy-efficient file system of its kind in the world upon installation.

KAUST to Acquire Cray XC40

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Today Cray announced it has been awarded a contract to provide King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia with multiple Cray systems.

Bright Computing Powers Aircraft Design at University of Stuttgart

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Today Bright Computing announced that the Institute of Aircraft Design at the University of Stuttgart is using the company’s Bright Computing Manager software in its HPC data center.

A New Open Ethernet Switch Abstraction Interface from Mellanox

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Today Mellanox announced the addition of the Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI) to its Open Ethernet switch systems, for open management and control of Ethernet Switches.

NAG Boosts KAUST Petascale Project

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At SC14, the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) and Red Oak Consulting announced a large supercomputer project with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia.

Video: Energy Secretary Moniz Announces 150 Petaflop Coral Supercomputers

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In this video, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announces two new High Performance Computing awards to put the nation on a fast-track to next generation exascale computing, which will help to advance U.S. leadership in scientific research and promote America’s economic and national security.