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Video: Paul Grun Kicks Off the OpenFabrics Workshop 2014

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In this video from the OpenFabrics International Developer Workshop 2014, Paul Grun from OFA presents: Welcome, Introductions and Workshop Goals. “The 10th Annual OpenFabrics International Developer Workshop held on March 30-April 2 offered a multi-day event dedicated to the development and improvement of OpenFabrics Software (OFS). The Workshop kicked off Sunday, March 30, with a keynote from Dr. Thomas Sterling, Executive Associate Director and Chief Scientist at CREST. Presentations began the following morning covering topics focused on I/O for Exascale systems and Enterprise applications and included interest areas such as distributed computing, storage and data access and data analysis applications.”

#HPC Matters: TACC Enters the SC14 Video Challenge

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“High Performance Computing is fundamental to science and society, allowing scientists and researchers to push the boundaries of human knowledge and tackle the biggest challenges we face today. HPC matters because these challenges affect each and every one of us from where we live, to how we lead healthier lives, to how we protect people in the face of violent weather, changing climate, and unpredictable seismic activity. HPC matters because people matter.”

NCSA 2014 Private Sector Partner Annual Meeting

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NCSA will host its 2014 Private Sector Partner Annual Meeting in Urbana, IL May 13-15.

Cray’s John Lee on How Cluster Competitions Launch Careers

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“We also discuss something I haven’t talked about before with anyone else – how students can best take advantage of this experience after the competition ends. What doors does their participation open? How they should best pursue positions in business, research, academia, or even with HPC vendors? In this interview, John Lee describes what Cray is looking for in new hires, and how SCC experience pays off for prospective job candidates in a wide variety of fields.”

Supercomputing: A Ground-Based Instrument for Exploration

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“Named after the astronomical open star cluster of the same name, Pleiades, one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, represents NASA’s state-of-the-art technology for meeting the agency’s supercomputing requirements, enabling NASA scientists and engineers to conduct modeling and simulation for NASA missions.”

Sean Hefty Presents: Scalable Fabric Interfaces

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In this video from the OpenFabrics International Developer Workshop 2014, Sean Hefty from Intel presents: Scalable Fabric Interfaces. “The OFI Working Group Charter is to develop an extensible, open source framework and interfaces aligned with ULP and application needs for high-performance fabric services.”

New Networking Group: Women in HPC

The launch of the Women in High Performance Computing (WiHPC) network will include talks on the obstacles facing women in HPC and how to broaden participation.

HPC Storage: Current Status and Future Directions

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“Compared to frequent developments in CPUs and accelerators, disk and storage communication technologies as well as parallel file systems are not realizing the same rate of innovation (Moore’s Law). However, this is changing as a number of new new and interesting technologies and developments such as HAMR drives, hybrid disks, intelligent flash, and new communication protocols including 12 Gb/s SAS and PCI-E direct attach are becoming available in the industry. This presentation intends to explain these technological directions and explore what these techniques mean for HPC storage over the coming years.”

Video: CUDA 6 and Beyond

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In this video, Nvidia’s Mark Harris, provides a detailed look at the top new features of CUDA 6, including a deep-dive review of Unified Memory, which makes GPU programming easier by automatically migrating data between the CPU and GPU.

Video: Lustre Releases Presentation from LUG 2014

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“The Lustre community has banded together to work on the development of the Lustre source code. As part of that effort, we regularly discuss the roadmap for major Lustre releases. We have developed a schedule of major releases that occur every six months.”