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Video: Introduction to XSEDE 2.0 and Beyond

John Towns, NCSA

This presentation will briefly review XSEDE, its past mission and accomplishments, and give insight into the direction and vision for the second round of XSEDE.

Interview: Trends in HPC & Cloud in Financial Services

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While not every industry is making the move to the Cloud at quite the same rate, the high performance side of the Financial Services industry seems to be ahead of the curve. This year, the ISC 2015 conference will feature a session on HPC & Cloud Computing in Financial Services. To learn more about the latest trends in this area, we caught up with Prof. Juho Kanniainen from Tampere University of Technology and Tuomas Eerola from Techila Technologies.

LAD’15 Issues Call for Participation

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EOFS and OpenSFS have issued their Call for Participation for the LAD’15 event, which takes place Sept. 22-23 in Paris, France.

Ed Seidel Presents: Supercomputing in an Era of Big Data and Big Collaboration

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“Supercomputing has reached a level of maturity and capability where many areas of science and engineering are not only advancing rapidly due to computing power, they cannot progress without it. I will illustrate examples from NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer, and from major data-intensive projects including the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, and give thoughts on what will be needed going forward.”

Video: The Great Leap (Computing the Uncomputable Climate System)

Bjorn Stevens from the Max-Planck-Institute

“Increasing computational power and advances in algorithms have made it possible to resolve an ever increasing fraction of the scales of atmospheric motion. While it remains inconceivable to resolve all the relevant scales of motion we are currently in the midst of a great leap across a range of scales that have posed some of the greatest challenges to climate science over the past sixty years. This leap is bringing wholly new insights into the structure of the climate system on both ends of the spectrum of atmospheric motions.”

IDC Breakfast Briefing Coming to ISC 2015

Steve Conway and Earl Joseph of IDC

The annual IDC Breakfast Briefing is returning to the ISC 2015 conference next month. The meeting takes place at 8:30am on July 14 in the Panorama 3 room at the Frankfurt Messe.

Industrial Computational Breakthroughs on Blue Waters

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“Blue Waters can tackle a very wide range of challenging tasks, not only from science, but also from engineering demonstrating the feasibility of efficiently solving extreme size real world multi-physics problems on the peta-scale and potentially exa-scale level, and thus adding tremendous value to future engineering simulation and research.”

Contrasting how Japan and Europe Promote the Use of HPC

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Europe and Japan have come to the same conclusion; HPC resources must be shared and not monopolized by the individual owners of the computer systems themselves. And both have set up bodies to coordinate that process of sharing which bear remarkable resemblances to each other.

Satoshi Matsuoka to Chair ISC 2016 Conference Program

Dr. Satoshi Matsuoka, University of Tokyo

Today ISC Events announced that Prof. Dr. Satoshi Matsuoka of Tokyo Institute of Technology will be the program chairman for ISC 2016. “As the program chair, Dr. Matsuoka will be actively involved in leading the ISC program team to define the ISC 2016 program, especially the focus topics, whilst also working with the steering committee in a multi-year effort to further elevate the value of ISC for the HPC community.”

ISC 2015 Interview: Programming Models on the Road to Exascale

Dr. Michèle Weiland, EPCC

ISC 2015 will host a number of sessions on Exascale computing next month in Frankfurt. In what looks to be one of the highlights of the conference, Bill Gropp, Georg Hager, and Paul Kelly will discuss Programming Models on the Road to Exascale. To learn more, we caught up with the Session Chair, Dr Michèle Weiland, who serves as a Project Manager at the EPCC supercomputing center at the University of Edinburgh.