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NSF is Seeking Proposals for Improving Software and Data Citation

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NSF is seeking proposals that would explore new norms and practices in the research community for software and data citation and attribution.

New Networking Group: Women in HPC

The launch of the Women in High Performance Computing (WiHPC) network will include talks on the obstacles facing women in HPC and how to broaden participation.

Earthquake Simulation Breaks Petaflop Barrier on SuperMUC

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A team of computer scientists, mathematicians and geophysicists have pushed the performance of the SeisSol earthquake simulation software on the SuperMUC computer at the Leibniz Supercomputing Center to beyond one petaflop, a factor of five improvement in speed.

Seeking Nominations for the HPC Innovation Excellence Awards

“While there are multiple benchmarks to measure the performance of technical computers, there currently isn’t an adequate methodology to evaluate the economic and scientific value HPC systems contribute. The HPC Innovation Excellence Award Program is designed to help close that gap.”

Georgia Tech Becomes Latest Intel Parallel Computing Center

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Intel has selected Georgia Tech as the site of one of its newest Parallel Computing Centers. “The IPCC at Georgia Tech will develop new parallel algorithms and software for quantum chemistry and biomolecular simulation. Research will target large-scale computer systems using Intel Xeon Processors and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. The center will also develop new curricular materials to equip future computer scientists with the skills to fully realize the capabilities of parallel computing resources for scientific applications.”

Altair Wins Boeing Performance Excellence Award

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“We have worked with Boeing since 2005 and are honored to receive this award in acknowledgement of our efforts over the last twelve months,” said Mak Gilbert, engineering manager at Altair ProductDesign. “Our specialist teams work alongside Boeing’s engineers to optimise the performance and minimise the weight of their aircraft on a daily basis. We are grateful to receive this award as a sign of the successful and close working relationship between our two companies.”

Podcast: Lustre with Multilevel Security – the New ClusterStor Secure Data Appliance

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“The ClusterStor SDA represents an industry first, combining low level data access enforcement and logging mechanisms, purpose-built within a proven HPC and Big Data single-system solution. Since our customers need to know exactly who is doing what on their systems, as well as access to complete and explicit audit trails, the ClusterStor SDA delivers all the necessary tools and support to collaboratively share information, while strictly complying with security data protection standards.”

The RFP is out for FastForward 2 Extreme Scale Technologies

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The DOE Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration has issued a Request for Proposals to further develop “extreme scale” supercomputer technology.

NCI Powers Research in the Cloud with Mellanox, RDMA, and OpenStack

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Today Mellanox announced that the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) at the Australia National University has selected the company’s interconnect technologies to support the nation’s researchers.

Fujitsu and Tohoku University Develop 3D Tsunami Simulator

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Fujitsu and Tohoku University have developed a 3D Tsunami Simulator that will enable highly-precise tsunami forecasting. The goal of the research is to lead to the drawing up of a disaster mitigation plan modeled for western Japan.