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HPC People on the Move: March Edition

Dr. Lewey Anton

Adaptive Computing has a new CEO. Get the scoop on who else is jumping ship and moving on up in high performance computing.

Radio Free HPC Polarizes Over Net Neutrality

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In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team splits on the topic of Net Neutrality. The FCC will soon publish its new rules for ensuring an even playing field for Internet Bandwidth. “Dan doesn’t like the idea one bit. Henry disagrees and thinks we need Net Neutrality to keep the Comcasts of the world from running amok. As for Rich, he just finds the whole argument rather amusing since it’s pretty much a done deal.”

Predictions for HPC in 2015 from Intersect360 Research

Chris Willard, Intersect360 Research

Intersect360 Research has published their Top Six Predictions for HPC in 2015.

ARM Joins OpenMP ARB

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ARM has joined the OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB), a group of leading hardware and software vendors and research organizations creating the standard for the most popular shared-memory parallel programming model in use today.

HPC News Roundup for February 27, 2015

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As we head into the busy event season we like to call HPC March Madness, the past week has had its share of notable news items that didn’t make it to the Features page.

ISC High Performance Announces Hans Meuer Award

Hans Meuer, 1936 - 2014

“We are pleased to announce that ISC is introducing the Hans Meuer Award to honor the most outstanding research paper submitted to the conference’s research paper committee. This award has been introduced in the memory of the late Dr. Hans Meuer, general chair of the ISC conference from 1986 through 2014, and co-founder of the TOP500 project.”

Spanish Meteorological Procures 168 Teraflop Bull Supercomputer

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A new supercomputer, provided by the French company Bull, will be predicting accurately whether or not the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.

DownUnder GeoSolutions Dives Into Liquid Submersion Cooling

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Today Green Revolution Cooling announced the latest installation of its CarnotJet System at the Australian geosciences company DownUnder GeoSolutions.

HP Sports AMD FirePro GPUs in ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Servers

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“Featuring the first AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture specifically with compute workloads in mind, the AMD FirePro S9150 server GPU supports enhanced double precision floating point computation and breaks the 2.0 TFLOPS double precision barrier. With 16GB of GDDR5 memory and maximum power consumption of 235 watts, AMD FirePro S9150 server GPUs provide massive compute performance while helping maximize available power budgets.”

Mellanox Shows Record Performance with ConnectX-4 100Gb/s Interconnect Adapters

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Today Mellanox announced world-record performance on its ConnectX-4 EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand adapters.