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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.

SC15 Announces Test of Time Award Winners

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Today SC15 announced the winners of their annual Test of Time Award. The Award recognizes an outstanding paper that has deeply influenced the HPC discipline.

Rescale Rolls Out Cloud HPC and Simulation Platform

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This week Rescale announced their new cloud HPC and simulation solution called ScaleXTM Enterprise. “ScaleX Enterprise is Rescale’s secure and flexible solution for enterprise companies, combining its award-winning engineering simulation platform with a powerful administrative portal and comprehensive developer toolkit.”

Colfax Receives Intel HPC Partner Of The Year Award

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Today Colfax International announced that the company is the recipient of the HPC Technical Computing Platform Partner Of The Year Award. The award ceremony took place on May 5, 2015 at the Intel Solutions Summit in Dallas.

Announcing AWS Educate: a Free Resource for Cloud Learning

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With more and more enterprises moving to the cloud, there is a growing demand for developers, information technology professionals, and forward-thinking business leaders with demonstrated knowledge of cloud computing. To meet this need, Amazon Web Services has announced AWS Educate, a major initiative designed to fundamentally transform how cloud computing is taught and how best practices are shared in higher education.

Advanced Clustering Builds 32 Teraflop “Buddy” Supercomputer

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Today Advanced Clustering Technologies announced that the University of Central Oklahoma’s Center for Research and Education in Interdisciplinary Computation (CREIC) has selected the company to build their next supercomputer. The 32 Teraflop HPC cluster will be named “Buddy” in honor of the university’s mascot, Buddy Bronco.

Two More Steps Towards Quantum Computing

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Quantum computing has taken a step closer with two recent announcements demonstrating methods for error correction in addition to a new scalable design for quantum circuits based on a lattice structure.

Thinkmate Offers Free Xeon Phis with Your Server

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We don’t normally report on pricing, but a free Intel Xeon Phi from ThinkMate sure sounds like a great deal. “Now through June, Thinkmate is installing Intel Xeon Phi 5110P Coprocessors (a $2,500 value each) for Free with any compatible server.”

Barcelona Team to Build ARM Cluster at ISC Student Cluster Competition

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A team of six undergraduate students from Barcelona School of Informatics involved in the Mont-Blanc project have been selected to take part in the 4th HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition.