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StartupHPC Community to Host Meetup at SC14 in New Orleans


In this special guest feature, Cydney Ewald writes that the newly formed StartupHPC community will host its first-ever Meetup at SC14 in New Orleans. “We’re delighted to feature Adrian Cockcroft of Battery Ventures, and Thomas Thurston of both WR Hambrecht & Co and Growth Science, as two keynoters. We’ll announce additional speakers over the next few weeks.”

Call for Submissions: HPCAC-ISC 2015 Student Cluster Competition

(Left to Righ) Chenhui Quan, Konstantinos Mouzakitis, Emmanouil Farsarakis (Manos) and Georgios Iniatis.

Today the HPC Advisory Council and ISC High Performance Conference announced the return of the widely successful HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition in next year’s ISC program of events.

Early Bird Rates End Sept. 19 for ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data


Early Bird registration rates are ending Sept. 19 for the ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data events. Just four weeks away, the sister events take place in Heidelberg, Germany.

Overview of the MVAPICH Project: Status and Roadmap

DK Panda

“Dr. Panda and his research group members have been doing extensive research on modern networking technologies including InfiniBand, High-Speed Ethernet and RDMA over Converged Enhanced Ethernet (RoCE). The MVAPICH2 (High Performance MPI over InfiniBand, iWARP and RoCE) and MVAPICH2-X software libraries, developed by his research group, are currently being used by more than 2,150 organizations worldwide (in 72 countries).”

Video: Virtualized HPC as a Service


“The HPC community has had a long-standing interest in creating scale-out environments for running throughput-oriented and parallel distributed workloads. Both large-scale environments (for example, cloud computing facilities) and scale-out workloads (such as Big Data) are becoming more important in the enterprise. In fact, with the rise of Big Data, the advent of affordable, powerful clusters, and strategies that take advantage of commodity systems for scale-out applications, these days the enterprise computing environment is looking a lot like HPC.”

Is ZFS on Linux Ready for Prime Time?


“Sharing a common code base with other Open ZFS platforms has given ZFS on Linux the opportunity to rapidly implement features available on other Open ZFS platforms. At present, Illumos is the reference platform in the Open ZFS community and despite its ZFS driver having hundreds of features, ZoL is only behind on about 18 of them.”

Video: Opening Frontiers – Extreme Capability Computing at LLNL


Fred Streitz presented this talk at the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Review. Streitz leads efforts to develop HPC applications that push the limits of leadership-class computational capability to address forefront scientific problems. His current focus, as Director of the HPC Innovation Center, is broadening the use of high performance computing by U.S. industry to promote global competitiveness.

The Ubercloud: Technical Computing Marketplace


“Ready for Computing as a Service, for your professional simulation projects? Need computing resources, storage capacity and expert consulting? The UberCloud Marketplace is your one-stop-shop to get access to these resources, on-demand, when you need them. To learn more read the UberCloud Marketplace announcement. And if you are ready, tell us about your project today; to receive quotes from our service providers.”

Registration Open for Lustre User Group Beijing, Oct. 15


Registration is now open for the Lustre User Group Beijing meeting. Hosted by the Intel High Performance Data Division, LUG will take place Oct. 14 at the Regent Hotel in Beijing, China.

Registration Open for Univ. of Houston Oil & Gas Workshop


Registration is now open for the University of Houston Oil & Gas Workshop. With a theme of Directives and Tools for Accelerators: A Seismic Programming Shift, the annual event takes place Oct. 19-20 in Houston.