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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.

Bright OpenStack Distribution Manages Private Clouds

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Today Bright Computing announced Bright OpenStack, a fully integrated software stack for deployment, management, and maintenance of private clouds.

HPC People on the Move: May Edition

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Dr. Lewey Anton reports on who’s jumping ship and moving on up in HPC. In this edition, Sumit Gupta leaves Nvidia for a new post as VP of HPC & OpenPOWER Operations at IBM.

HPC News Bytes for May 15, 2015

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While we’re always on the lookout for HPC news, not everything makes it to the front page. Here are some notable items from this week.

ANSYS Powers Quantum Computing Engineering at D-Wave

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D-Wave Systems reports that the company is designing and building the world’s most advanced quantum computers with help from engineering simulation solutions from ANSYS. This next generation of supercomputers uses quantum mechanics to massively accelerate computation and has the potential to solve some of the most complex computing problems facing organizations today.

Video: Teaching Machines to Diagnose Cancer

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In this PBS video, Hari Sreenivasan reports on how tech firms are investing in the next generation of intelligent computer programs and in what ways the technology still lags behind humans. The report also takes a closer look at teaching machines to diagnose cancer.

Scaling STAR-CCM+ to 55,000 Cores on Hornet

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Today CD-adapco announced a significant scalability milestone for its STAR-CCM+ CFD software. Optimized over the course of a year in collaboration with HLRS and SICOS BW, STAR-CCM+ was run on the entirety of the 1.045 PetaFlop Hermit cluster, managing to maintain perfect scalability beyond 55,000 cores.

UK Met Office Selects PBS Pro for Workload Management

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Today Altair announced that PBS Professional has been selected to manage workloads for the Cray supercomputer being installed by the Met Office, the British government’s national weather service.

HPC Wales to Foster High Performance Computing Competency Network for SMEs

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Today HPC Wales and Bangor University announced joint funding to lead Europe’s Network of HPC Competency Centers for SME’s.

SERC Installs India’s First Petaflop Supercomputer

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Today Cray announced that the SERC Research Center in Bangalore has installed India’s first Petaflop supercomputer. Called “SahasraT,” the 1.4 Petaflop Cray XC40 supercomputer is a hybrid system with Intel Xeon processors, Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, and Nvidia GPUs.