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Interview: Erich Strohmaier & Jack Dongarra on Latest TOP500

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In this video from the ISC 2015 conference, Erich Strohmaier from NERSC and Jack Dongarra from University of Tennessee discuss the latest HPC trends reflected in the 45th TOP500 list. “Nine systems in the top 10 were installed in 2011 or 2012, and this low level of turnover among the top supercomputers reflects a slowing trend that began in 2008.”

Interview: Asetek Rides Rapid Adoption of Liquid Cooling for HPC

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The HPC industry’s expanded use of liquid cooling was evident at the recent ISC 2015 conference in Frankfurt. To learn more, we caught up with Steve Branton from Asetek.

Deadline Extended for SC15 Doctoral Showcase

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The deadline for the SC15 Doctoral Showcase submissions has been extended to Aug. 21.

“HPC in a Box” from the Docker Workshop at ISC 2015

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In this video from the Docker Workshop at ISC 2015, Christian Kniep from QNIB Solutions shows how he uses Docker in his efforts to provide a HPC software stack in a box, encapsulating each layer in the HPC stack within a Linux Container.

Video: Next-Gen Hurricane Prediction

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“Since Hurricane Katrina made landfall in 20015, storm prediction technology has seen dramatic forward movement, from improved software to better use of observations and increased computing power – all aimed at giving emergency decision makers more time and specifics to help protect lives and property. The expert panelists in this Congressional Briefing outline research advances that have led to better forecasting of hurricane and tropical storm weather and impacts. And they spotlight research directions that hold promise for future improvements.”

HPC User Forum to Spotlight High Performance Computing ROI

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IDC will present a report on ROI for HPC at their next HPC User Forum. The event will take place Sept. 8-10 in Broomfield, CO.

A Tribute to the Very First SC Attendees

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We should all be thankful for the Perennials that keep coming back, year after year. That’s the sentiment over at the SC15 Blog, which pays tribute to 18 hearty souls that have attended all 27 of the Supercomputing conferences since they began in 1988.

Video: HP Moves Forward with New Business Unit for HPC & Big Data

Bill Mannel, VP & GM of HPC & Big Data Business Unit at HP

“As a result of a new alliance with Intel, HP is offering its HPC Solutions Framework based on HP Apollo servers, which are specialized for HPC and now optimized to support industry- specific software applications from leading independent software vendors. These solutions will dramatically simplify the deployment of HPC for customers in industries such as oil and gas, life sciences and financial services. The HP Apollo product line integrates Intel’s technology innovation from its HPC scalable system framework, which helps to extend the resilience, reliability, power efficiency and price/performance of the HP Apollo solutions.”

Agenda Posted for HPCAC Brazil Conference, Aug. 26

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The HPC Advisory Council has posted their agenda for the 2nd Annual HPCAC Brazil Conference 2015. The event will take place Aug. 26 at Laboratório Nacional de Computação in Rio de Janeiro.

Agenda Posted for LAD’15 in Paris, Sept. 22-23

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EOFS and OpenSFS have published their Agenda for the LAD’15 Lustre Administrator & Developer event, which takes place Sept. 22-23 in Paris, France.