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SDSC Gaming Display Encourages HPC for Young Minds at SC14

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In this video, Rick Wagner and Erik Parreira from the San Diego Supercomputing Center describe a gaming competition they ran on a multi-panel display at the SDSC booth at SC14. “Once again, we’re running a Linux cluster on +Raspberry Pi’s to drive our tiled display wall. It’s a 2D platformer about using #hpc to drive multidisciplinary science. Because #hpcmatters!”

AMD & Pathscale Join OpenACC While Nvidia Readies Compilers for IBM Power

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At SC14 last week, AMD and Pathscale announced that they have joined the OpenACC standards group. Meanwhile, Nvidia announced that high-performance computing compilers are coming to IBM Power Systems.

Interview with Maciej Besta & Torsten Hoefler – Authors of Best Student Paper at SC14

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In this video, Maciej Besta and Torsten Hoefler describe their work on Slim Fly: A Cost Effective Low-Diameter Network Topology, which was honored as the Best Student Paper at SC14.

Rex Computing Startup to Open Source Parallel CPU

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Over at EE Times, Rick Merritt writes that a startup founded by two teenagers is designing a parallel processor that it hopes delivers a 10x leap in performance per watt for high-end systems.

New STAC Benchmark: Nvidia Tesla K80 GPU

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Today STAC released audited STAC-A2 Benchmark results for a server using the just-announced Nvidia Tesla K80 dual-GPU Accelerator board.

Gigamon Enables SCinet Threat Detection at 100Gb Rates During SC14

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Last week at SC14, Gigamon announced that it will support visibility into SCinet, one of the fastest, most powerful and advanced networks in the world for the fastest computers in the world.

Slidecast: QNIBTerminal Plus InfiniBand – Containerized MPI Workloads

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In this slidecast, Christian Kniep presents: QNIBTerminal Plus InfiniBand – Containerized MPI Workloads. “QNIB Solutions (early on called ‘QNIB Inc’) derives from the first project Christian did during his B.Sc. report, a InfiniBand monitoring suite. For the sake of the report is was named ‘OpenIBPM: Open Source InfiniBand Performance Monitoring’. Afterwards Christian renamed it to match his last name (Kniep): ‘QNIB: Qualified Networking with InfiniBand’. Since then QNIB becomes a pet project’s theme.”

STEM and HPC Innovators Foster HPC Entrepreneurship at SC14

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At SC14 last week, the first community effort focused on STEM and HPC Entrepreneurship was launched at a conference that brought together prospective entrepreneurs with some of the industry’s most celebrated experts and practitioners.

Henry Newman on Why Tape is Dead

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In this video from the Nov. 17 Seagate User Group at SC14, Henry Newman from Instrumental presents: Tape vs. Disk 2015-2020. Transcript: So, I’m the last speaker between you and the opening gala event so I will talk quickly. Ken heard about a study we did for a government agency looking at long term archival issues […]

Dr. Eng Lim Goh on Why HPC Matters

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In this video from SC14, SGI CTO Dr. Eng Lim Goh discusses why HPC Matters with Rich Brueckner from insideHPC. They then move on to the topic of Exascale and how SGI plans to get there.