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Pawsey Supercomputer Center Receives $21.6M Funding

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Today the Pawsey Supercomputing Center announced $21.6 million of funding from the Australian government. The operational funding, which runs until 2020-21, allows the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre to continue providing world-class resources and expertise in supercomputing, data and visualization and recognizes the WA Government’s significant commitment to cementing the State’s place as a scientific computing hub.

Seeking Volunteer Parallella Boards for Virtual Supercomputer

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Over at Parallella.org, Adapteva Founder & CEO Andreas Olofsson writes that the organization is seeking help from its user community to “help build the most efficient virtual supercomputer in the world this week.”

Poznan in Poland Goes Green with CoolIT Systems

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Today CoolIT Systems announced that the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center has successfully deployed Rack DCLC liquid cooling. Through a collaboration with Huawei and Itprojektof, the company described the new installation as the most energy efficient HPC cluster in Poland.

Photonics Moves Forward for Future Computing Technology

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The development of photonic technologies to speed up computing has taken two steps forward, following recent announcements demonstrating the use of photonics in both processing and data transfer.

PNNL Looks at Undervolting to Meet Exascale Goals

Figure depicting the general constraints at scale for building exascale architectures. The undervolting component (shown in 4) is part of ongoing work that PNNL’s HPC group and their collaborators are conducting in the effort to build highly resilient and energy-efficient HPC systems.

PNNL researchers are using supercomputers to take on two of the main challenges of exascale: energy efficiency and resiliency. Their simulations show that dynamic voltage scaling, also known as undervolting, can reduce power consumption and leverage existing mainstream resilience techniques at scale for improving system failure rates.

Hunting Supernovas with Supercomputers

Simulation of the expanding debris from a supernova explosion (shown in red) running over and shredding a nearby star (shown in blue).

Caltech researchers are using NERSC supercomputers to search for newly born supernovas. The details of their findings appear May 20 in an advance online issue of Nature.

Sandia’s Mark Taylor Receives DOE Secretary’s Honor Award

Sandia National Laboratories’ Mark Taylor is the chief computational scientist for the Department of Energy’s Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy executive council team.

Today Sandia National Laboratories announced that researcher Mark Taylor has received the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 2014 Secretary’s Honor Award — the department’s highest non-monetary employee recognition — for his work as chief computational scientist for DOE’s Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) executive council team.

New Magazine Celebrates PRACE Women in HPC

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The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe in Europe has published the first edition of PRACE Women in HPC Magazine, a collection of success stories celebrating the contribution women make to HPC and computational science. Designed to put the spotlight on the scientific advances made in the past year, the magazine tells the story of women who help make PRACE a world-leading force in HPC-enabled science and the march towards Exascale computing.

GCS in Germany Awards Close to 1 Billion Core Hours

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Today the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) in Germany announced the award of close to 1 billion compute core hours to scientifically outstanding national research projects.

German HPC Leads European Research

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The spotlight has fallen on German supercomputing with several announcements about European-wide research which Germany’s Gauss Centre for Supercomputing enables.