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LANL Reduces Water Consumption for Supercomputer Cooling

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Today Los Alamos National Laboratory announced that it decreased its water usage by 26 percent in 2014, with about one-third of the reduction attributable to using reclaimed water to cool its supercomputing center.

Earthquake Researchers at SDSC Win Nvidia Global Impact Award

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Today Nvidia announced that researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center have won the inaugural Global Impact Award and its $150,000 prize. The researchers were honored for their work using high performance computing to understand how earthquakes occur and their impact on the earth’s behavior.

HPC News Roundup for Friday the 13th

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As we pack our bags for a series of Springtime HPC conferences, it’s time to clear the decks and point to some notable news items from this week that didn’t make it to the front page.

OCP Improving Datacenter Design Through Shared IP

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“Facebook had the forethought to create the Open Compute Foundation and share IP from designing a highly efficient computing infrastructure at an extremely low cost. We are now building on that collaborative development model to bring expanded flexibility with regard to form factors, processors and configurations for a broad range of customer requirements.”

Dr. David A. Horner Named Director of DoD Modernization Program

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Today Dr. David A. Horner was named director of the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg.

ANSYS Modernizes Code for Intel Xeon Phi

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Today ANSYS and Intel announced a collaboration to speed structural code on x86 processors.

Geophysicist Marianne Walck named VP of Sandia’s California laboratory

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Today Sandia National Laboratories announced the appointment of Marianne Walck as vice president of Sandia’s California laboratory.

Dr. Steven Ashby Named Director of PNNL

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Today Battelle announced the appointment of Dr. Steven Ashby as Laboratory Director for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).

Penguin Tundra Platform brings Open Compute Project to HPC

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Today Penguin Computing gave customers a peek at the future of increased customization and choice in high performance computing at the Open Compute Project Summit.

Radio Free HPC Looks at Big Data Analytics in the Big Leagues

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In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team takes a look at Big Data Analytics in sports. According to recent reports, at least one team in Major League Baseball is using a Cray Urika system in a bid to gain competitive advantage.