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HPC News Bytes for Friday, June 26

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While we’re always on the lookout for HPC news, not everything makes it to the front page. Notable items from this week include new benchmarks for 100GB Ethernet, the Open MPI roadmap, and Docker containers.

Video: Supercomputing Exoplanets

Erika Nesvold, UMBC

Astronomers Erika Nesvold (UMBC) and Marc Kuchner (NASA Goddard) essentially created a virtual Beta Pictoris in the computer and watched it evolve over millions of years. It is the first full 3-D model of a debris disk where scientists can watch the development of asymmetric features formed by planets, like warps and eccentric rings, and also track collisions among the particles at the same time.

Mellanox Benchmarks Ceph on 100Gb Ethernet

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Today Mellanox announced a set of 100Gb/s network storage performance benchmark results for Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage.

HPC People on the Move – Long, Hot Summer Edition

Dr. Lewey Anton

Dr. Lewey reports on who’s jumping ship and moving on up in high performance computing.

Caterpillar & NCSA Expand Collaboration for Realistic Simulations

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Today Caterpillar Inc. announced it will expand its collaboration with NCSA to develop more realistic simulations that can lead to improved product designs.

Supercomputing Flow of Carbon Emissions in Deep Oceans

A three-dimensional spatial structure of mixing in an idealized ocean simulation, computed using Lagrangian particle statistics.

A new computer model developed by scientists at LANL increases global climate simulation accuracy through a better representation of the vast eddies that swirl across hundreds of miles of open ocean.

Ancillary Events Line up for ISC 2015 in Frankfurt

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With ISC 2015 coming up in July, a number of ancillary events have been scheduled in Frankfurt to take advantage of this annual gathering of over 2500 supercomputing professionals. On deck are special events from DDN, HP, IDC, Intel, and Mellanox.

Asetek’s Liquid Cooling to Enable Highest Performance on POWER Based Systems

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Today Asetek announced that the company has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community based on the POWER microprocessor architecture.

GE and Cascade Optimize Gas Turbine Simulation

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Today GE announced a multi-year joint development agreement with Cascade Technologies to improve combustion simulation software. With new visualaztion capabilities, engineers can virtually look inside a gas turbine as it operates and gain a better understanding of the turbulent fluid, chemical and acoustic processes occurring within advanced, low-emissions gas-turbine combustion systems.

Interview: PBS Pro 13 is Biggest Release Ever for Altair

Bill Nitzburg, Altair

“The industry needs to accomplish a lot in the coming years to deliver a working, useful exascale machine. PBS Pro is only one piece of the puzzle… but it’s an important piece. Job scheduling and workload management are core capabilities – a “must have” for every HPC system – ensuring HPC goals are met by enforcing site-specific use policies, enabling users to focus on science and engineering rather than IT, and optimizing utilization (of hardware, licenses, and power) to minimize waste.”