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InfiniBand Principles Every HPC Expert MUST Know

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In this video from the HPC Advisory Council Swiss Conference 2014, Oded Paz from Mellanox Global Education Services presents: InfiniBand Principles Every HPC Expert MUST Know.

Slidecast: Turn Your Expertise into Cash with the qwikLABS Software Learning Platform

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“With qwikLABS, users can create, manage and run labs anytime. Labs are delivered via the public cloud to classrooms, events or online; anywhere there is access to the Internet. qwikLABS is used by lab creators, instructors/trainers, administrators, coordinators and students around the world. The qwikLABS platform users are able to create, manage, deploy and run lab environments around the clock and around the world, and do so in a way complementary to the business or education institution’s flow of assignments, modules, classes, courses.”

10th Annual OpenFabrics Workshop Brings Together HPC Interconnect Community

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“Over the years the OpenFabrics Alliance has developed a record of technology leadership, and you only get that kind of leadership thinking through the sort of face-to-face collaboration that occurs at the annual workshops. These workshops are where I/O technologists from all branches of the computing world can gather in an environment that fosters creative solutions to problems such as those posed by emerging Exascale computing. The outcome of these workshops ends up being a key driver in focusing the OFA’s efforts in continuing to push I/O technology forward.”

Interview: NSU to Boost Research with “Megalodon” IBM Supercomputer

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“The team at the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences wanted to give the computer a nickname – a name that would not only convey the super computer’s enormity in terms of size; but a name that would definitively link the super computer to NSU. Our mascot is the “shark” and the Megalodon, is the largest prehistoric shark known to man.”

Interview: Argonne Announces Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing

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“Systems like Argonne’s Mira, an IBM Blue Gene/Q system with nearly a million cores, can enable breakthroughs in science, but to use them productively requires expertise in computer architectures, parallel programming, mathematical software, data management and analysis, performance analysis tools, software engineering, and so on. Our training program exposes the participants to all those topics and provides hands-on exercises for experimenting with most of them.”

Video: The Cardioid Project – Simulating the Human Heart

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Here’s one to get your kids into supercomputing. In this video, David Richards from LLNL and Tracy High School Teacher Erin McKay discuss how researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are using supercomputers to simulate how the heart reacts to drugs.

Apply Now for SC14 Student Cluster Competition

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Team applications are now being accepted for the SC14 Student Cluster Competition. “The energy and dedication that the student teams bring to the Student Cluster Competition is inspiring, especially as they work around the clock to overcome obstacles and get their systems up and running,” said Student Cluster Competition Chair Dustin Leverman of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. “Though they are competing all out against one another, the teams also share a camaraderie as they race to the end.”

Blue Waters Student Internships Available

The Blue Waters Student Internship Program is now accepting applications. Applications are due March 21, 2014.

Univa Offering Grid Engine Administration Training

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Univa is offering a series of Grid Engine Administration Training Sessions this year in the USA, Germany, and the UK.

A System View of Productive Exascale Systems

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Barry Bolding from Cray presented this talk at the 2014 HPCAC Stanford HPC & Exascale Conference. “Productive Exascale is not simply about achieving a set of technologies and performance metrics, it is about providing systems that fit into the production scientific workflow environments that will exist at the end of this decade.”