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Univa Grid Engine Adds Preemption Feature to Increase Cluster Efficiency

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Today Univa announced availability of its much anticipated Preemption feature for Univa Grid Engine. Preemption, in combination with Universal Resource Broker, gives users the unprecedented ability to “pause” workload, services, or containers in the system on a moment’s notice in order to run a higher priority application. This is the first time a preemption feature has been able to work with big data applications.

New UCX Network Communication Framework for Next-Gen Programming Models

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UCX is a collaboration between industry, laboratories, and academia to create an open-source production grade communication framework for HPC applications. “The path to Exascale, in addition to many other challenges, requires programming models where communications and computations unfold together, collaborating instead of competing for the underlying resources. In such an environment, providing holistic access to the hardware is a major component of any programming model or communication library. With UCX, we have the opportunity to provide not only a vehicle for production quality software, but also a low-level research infrastructure for more flexible and portable support for the Exascale-ready programming models.”

Speaker Lineup Announced for OpenMPCon Developer Conference

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Today the OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB) announced the full line-up of world-class keynote speakers, technical presentations, tutorials and panel sessions to be hosted at the inaugural OpenMPCon Developer Conference, which will take place Sept. 28-30 in Aachen, Germany.

Latest HPCG Performance List Complements TOP500

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The latest High Performance Conjugate Gradients (HPCG) Benchmark list will be announced in a special session this week at ISC 2015. This is the third list produced for the emerging benchmark designed to complement the traditional High Performance Linpack (HPL) benchmark used as the official metric for ranking the Top 500 systems.

Video: RDMA Container Support

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In this video from the 2015 OFS Workshop, Liran Liss from Mellanox presents: RDMA Container Support.

Asetek to Showcase Liquid Cooling at ISC 2015

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Today Asetek announced plans to showcase its RackCDU warm water liquid cooling solutions at the ISC 2015 conference July 12–16 in Frankfurt.

Call For Papers: Workshop on Accelerator Programming using Directives

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The Second Workshop on Accelerator Programming using Directives (WACCPD) has issued its Call for Papers. Co-located with SC15, the workshop takes place November 16 in Austin.

Video: Effect and Propagation of Silent Data Corruption in HPC Applications

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“Modern HPC systems are complex due to the sheer number of components that comprise them. With this complexity comes the reality of failures. One particular damaging and little understood type of failure is silent data corruption (SDC). SDC occurs when program state changes without intervention of the application or the system. An understanding of how applications handle state perturbations and how these corrupted values propagate through HPC applications is key to mitigating its effects. In this talk, we present our results from fault injection experiments on an Algebraic Multigrid linear solver.”

Panasas Rolls Out ActiveStor 18 Scale-out NAS Appliance

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Today Panasas announced ActiveStor 18, its latest generation hybrid scale-out NAS appliance. By adopting 8 terabyte drive technology, ActiveStor 18 increases scalability to more than 20 petabytes and 200 gigabytes per second. According to Panasas, ActiveStor 18 also offers increased CPU power and twice the storage cache capacity to further accelerate mixed workload performance.

ISC 2015 to Draw 2600 HPC Enthusiasts Next Week

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Today ISC 2015 forecasted that a record 2600 HPC enthusiasts from 53 countries and 153 exhibitors will make their way to Frankfurt for the ISC High Performance conference and exhibition. Registration is still open for the event, which takes place July 12-16 at the Frankfurt Messe in Hall 3.