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Informatics Hub to Accelerate Cancer Research and Discovery

The National Cancer Informatics Program at NIH is building a virtual cancer informatics research community. Built on the HUBzero platform, 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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

Cobham Goes Parallel with Electromagentic Design

Opera’s space charge solver (also known as SCALA) uses code that is specifically optimized for the shared-memory architecture of multi-core processors.

Radio Free HPC Looks at the Zennet Initiative

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the Zennet initiative, a “public, distributed, and decentralized Supercomputer.” As the brainchild of Israeli computer scientist Ohad Asor, Zennet is essentially a free-market alternative to AWS that sounds a lot like the marriage of BitCoin and SETI@Home.

DESY Powers Science with Elastic Storage from IBM

Today IBM announced a collaboration with Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) in Germany to speed access to 20 GB of data/second flowing from its PETRA III accelerator, which is used by 2000 global scientists to explore the building blocks of matter. Based on the IBM Elastic Storage that powered Watson in its historic win on Jeopardy!, this Big Data architecture will speed up analysis of massive volumes of x-ray images of atom-sized particles, and can aid variety of research projects ranging from semiconductor designs to cancer therapies.