MailChimp Developer

Sign up for our newsletter and get the latest HPC news and analysis.
Send me information from insideHPC:


Rambus Collaborates with Intel on R+ DDR4 Server Memory

rb26

After a long absence, Rambus is back in the news with their announcement of the RB26 DDR4 server memory chipset. Developed in cooperation with Intel, the RB26 is an enhanced, JEDEC-compliant memory module chipset designed to accelerate data-intensive applications, including real-time analytics, virtualization and in-memory computing, with increased speed, reliability and power-efficiency.

ZFS Powers Spectra Verde DPE for 9 Cents per Gigabyte

Spectra Verde DPE

Today Spectra Logic announced Spectra Verde DPE, a new Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR)-based NAS disk platform designed to provide high-density bulk storage for reliable, high-capacity digital preservation, at costs as low as 9 cents per gigabyte raw.

Video: OpenFOAM Software Development at the ISC 2015 Docker Workshop

docker-100275159-orig

In this video from the Docker Workshop at ISC 2015, Nishant Agrawal from TCS Innovation Labs presents: Docker for Software Development. Agrawal provides insight in his experience using Docker as a containment of different libraries and software versions.

PSC Retires Blacklight Supercomputer to Make Way for Bridges

Bridges_4c_stacked

The big memory “Blacklight” system at the Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center will be retired on Aug 15 to make way for the new “Bridges” supercomputer. “Built by HP, Bridges will feature multiple nodes with as much as 12 terabytes each of shared memory, equivalent to unifying the RAM in 1,536 high-end notebook computers. This will enable it to handle the largest memory-intensive problems in important research areas such as genome sequence assembly, machine learning and cybersecurity.”

Tianhe-1A Supercomputer Shuts Down After Catastrophic Blast in China

Photo taken on Aug. 13, 2015 shows broken glass and damaged windows at the National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin after a huge warehouse explosion.

A warehouse explosion in the city of Tianjin has killed 17 people, resulting in a shutdown of the nearby Tianhe-1A supercomputer. Not to be confused with the Tianhe-2 system (currently ranked at #1), the 2.57 Petaflop Tianhe-1A system is currently #24 on the June 2015 TOP500 list.

New BeeGFS Release Targets High-Availability Storage

beegfs

Today Fraunhofer ITWM and ThinkParQ announced a new major release of the BeeGFS parallel file system. Now available as a free download, BeeGFS version 2015.03-r1 comes with enterprise features including built-in storage server high-availability based on replication with self-healing, support for access control lists (ACLs), and adds a number of performance and usability improvements.

Colfax to Offer Free Online Training for Intel Code Modernization

how

Today Colfax International announced free online workshops on parallel programming and optimization for Intel architecture, including Intel Xeon processors and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. “The Hands-on Workshop (HOW) series will introduce best practices to researchers and developers to efficiently extract maximum performance out of modern parallel processors, achieving shorter time to solution, higher research productivity, and future-proof design.”

Video: Summer of HPC Warms up Supercomputing Students in Barcelona

Summer-Of-HPC-logo-300x253

This video summarizes the recent Summer of HPC training week in Barcelona. Summer of HPC is a PRACE program that offers summer placements at HPC centers across Europe to late stage undergraduates and early stage postgraduate students. Participants worked on projects related to PRACE scientific or industrial work and ideally produce a visualization or video of their results.

Materials Imaging and Data Sciences Converge at Oak Ridge Workshop

workshop

Oak Ridge National Lab recently hosted a Materials Imaging Workshop. Entitled “Big, Deep and Smart Data Analytics in Materials Imaging,” the workshop explored research opportunities and challenges arising as imaging and data sciences merge.

NEDO in Japan Funds Solar Research at TACC

At the signing ceremony, partners on the next-generation energy efficient data center give the "Hook 'em, Horns" hand sign. From left to right: NTTF Senior Executive Vice President Atsushi Ichihoshi, UT Austin President Gregory L. Fenves, Texas Secretary of State Carlos Casco, NEDO Executive Director Fumio Ueda. Photo by Marsha Miller.

Thanks to $13 Million in research funding from NEDO in Japan, the University of Texas at Austin will begin using alternative energy sources to power some of its HPC Clusters.