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OpenACC Events in Houston and Oak Ridge Issue Calls for Participation

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Fans of OpenACC will have the opportunity to participate in a pair of events in October.

Get Started Parallel Programming Using CUDA on OS X

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Over at QuantStart, Valerio Restocchi has written up a quick guide for installing CUDA 6.0 on OS X.

How to Accurately Time Your Parallel Loops in OpenMP

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In this video from GoParallel, Jeff Cogswell from Slashdot Media walks through a quick tutorial on Timing Your Parallel Loops in OpenMP.

Interview: Wolfgang Gentzsch on the Changing Landscape for ISC Cloud’14

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“While today business Clouds are easy to access and use, R&D Clouds have not yet reached this level, with their sophisticated applications and architectures. It’s a similar difference with business applications versus HPC applications; it takes a few hours to start using a CRM application on Salesforce.com’s platform, while it still might take weeks for an engineer to get an application like ANSYS Fluent or Simulia’s Abaqus up and running in the Cloud.”

Online Course Breaks New Ground: Practical Numerical Methods with Python

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George Washington University is launching a groundbreaking example of inter-institutional collaboration in open education through a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled “Practical Numerical Methods with Python.”

Job of the Week: PETTT Senior Technical Lead at Engility

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Engility is seeking a PETTT Senior Technical Lead in our Job of the Week.

Nvidia Salutes Women Who CUDA

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This week Nvidia salutes Women who use CUDA for incredible science and engineering. They’ve compiled 30 profiles so far, and the advice they share from their experiences is quite inspiring. “It’s a good way to remind people that women write code, participate in open-source projects, and invent things,” said Lorena Barba from George Washington University. “It’s important to make the technology world more attractive to female students and show them examples of women who are innovators.”

Argonne HPC Training for the Next Generation of Scientists

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The Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing starts next month. Its organizer, Paul Messina, calls on more institutions to offer such training and influence university curricula.

Farber to Teach All-Day Tutorial At SC14

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Over at TechEnablement, Rob Farber writes that he will be teaching an all-day tutorial “From ‘Hello World’ to Exascale Using x86, GPUs and Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors” (tut106s1) at SC14 in New Orleans. The tutorial takes place on Sunday November 16, 2014.

Interview: Designing DNA Sequences in Synthetic Biology with HPC

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In a quest to design synthetic microorganisms for alternate fuel sources, Howard Salis from Penn State leveraged AWS to bring supercomputing resources to scientists. “The DNA Compiler has fundamentally changed the way that genetic engineering takes place by providing a way to quantitatively control and optimize the expression of many proteins working together, instead of performing trial-and-error DNA mutagenesis.”