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COSMOS Facility is the Latest Intel Parallel Computing Center


Today Cambridge University announced that COSMOS supercomputer facility is now an Intel Parallel Compute Center.

Interview: Michigan Tech Uses “Superior” Supercomputer for Advanced Research


Michigan Technological University is one of the fortunate ones to have a super-fast machine accessible by the entire research community on campus. “Our in-house algorithm rewards productive researchers by assigning a higher priority for their subsequent simulations.”

Berkeley Lab is now an Intel Parallel Computing Center


Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is the latest Intel Parallel Computing Center (IPCC). As a collaboration with Intel centered around code modernization, the IPCC will focus on adapting existing scientific applications to run on future supercomputers built with manycore processors. Such supercomputers will potentially have millions of processor cores, but today’s applications aren’t designed to take advantage of this architecture.

Online Visualization and Graphics Tutorials from CSCS

The Swiss Supercomputing Centre CSCS has published a set of Visualization and Graphics tutorials. Presented by Jean Favre from CSCS, the tutorial is broken up into two segments.

TACC’s STAR Scholars Program Offers Competitive Internships


The STAR Scholars Internship Program at TACC is recruiting its next round of students for the 2014-2015 academic year.

InfiniBand Principles Every HPC Expert MUST Know


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


“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


“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


“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

Paul Messina, Director of Science at Argonne

“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.”