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Announcing the Cray XC40 Supercomputer with DataWarp Technology

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Burst Buffers are here! Today Cray announced the launch of the Cray XC40 supercomputer and the Cray CS 400 cluster supercomputer – the next-generation models of the Company’s high-end supercomputing systems and cluster solutions. Based on the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family, formerly code named “Haswell,” the new systems deliver a 2x improvement in performance over previous Cray XC and Cray CS systems.

This Week in HPC: New Research from the U.S. Council on Competitiveness

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The SOLVE Report is here! The Council on Competitiveness, with support from the US Department of Energy, engaged Intersect360 Research to interview 100+ companies whose use of HPC increases their competitiveness in industries such as manufacturing, finance, pharmaceuticals, and chemical engineering. These findings were published in Solve, a publication exploring how U.S. investment in HPC benefits America’s industrial and economic competitiveness.

Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program to Acquire $26 Million Cray XC Supercomputer

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Today Cray announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) has awarded Cray a $26 million supercomputer contract for a next-generation Cray XC supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion storage system.

Informatics Hub to Accelerate Cancer Research and Discovery

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The National Cancer Informatics Program at NIH is building a virtual cancer informatics research community. Built on the HUBzero platform, NCIPHub.org is a ready-made open source cyberinfrastructure for research and education developed at Purdue, which, among other things, simplifies access to HPC systems and HPC workflows.

Interview: Steve Scott Returns to Cray as CTO

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“I’m really excited about the fusion of traditional high performance computing and data analytics. As I look at what’s going on now, we’ve got this tremendous influx of data, no surprise everyone’s talking about it. All that data needs to be processed, and it’s getting up to the scale now where you really start needing high-end HPC systems that have traditionally been designed for processing scientific data and simulations, to process all that data.”

Magnus Supercomputer Powers Petascale Pioneers Down Under

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HPC matters in Australia, where the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre’s Petascale Pioneers program is attracting the world’s best researchers with the Magnus supercomputer. As the most advanced scientific supercomputer in the Southern Hemisphere, Magnus is a Petascale Cray XC30 machine with over 35,000 cores using Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors and 95 TB of memory.

ZIH in Dresden is the Latest Intel Parallel Computing Center

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The Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH) in Dresden has been established as an Intel Parallel Computing Center (IPCC).

New Object Storage Alliance to Foster Business Insight

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A group of leading technology vendors today announced the launch of the Object Storage Alliance. With a goal to promote advanced technologies that allow organizations to drive informed decisions, the Object Storage Alliance hopes to help users glean insights and maximize the business value of their information.

MVAPICH at Petascale: Experiences in Production on Stampede

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Dan Stanzione from TACC presented this keynote at the recent MVAPICH User Group. “The Stampede system began production operations in January 2013. The system was one of the largest ever deployments of MVAPICH, with a 6,400 node FDR Infiniband fabric connecting more than 2PF of Intel Xeon processors. The system also was the first large scale installation of the Intel many core Xeon Phi Co-Processors, which also used MVAPICH for communications. This talk will discuss the experiences over the first 1.5 years of production with MVAPICH and Stampede.”

Univa Rolls Out New Version of Grid Engine

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Today Univa released version 8.2.0 of Univa Grid Engine, the popular distributed resource management software platform