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David Keyes and Jen Frechet on how Shaheen II Supercomputer will Drive Research

David Keyes, KAUST

In this video, Professors Jean Frechet and David Keyes describe their vision for KAUST’s new Shaheen II Cray XC40 supercomputer. “​The initial configuration of Shaheen II will feature nearly 200,000 x86 processor cores. At initial delivery, anticipated in March 2015, Shaheen II will deliver over 5 petaflops of peak performance, with 17.6 petabytes of Sonexion Lustre storage and greater than 790 terabytes of memory.”

Making HPC Simple for Small Companies

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In the third report from the PRACEdays15 meeting in Dublin, Tom Wilkie from Scientific Computing World discusses how supercomputing can be made simpler for smaller companies.

Bringing ARM to the Student Cluster Competition

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Over at the ISC Blog, Luna Backes writes that her Mont-Blanc Climbers Team is looking forward to building the first ARM-based cluster ever at the upcoming ISC Student Cluster Competition.

South Africa’s CHPC Builds a Better Infrastructure with Altair PBS Works

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At the Centre for High-Performance Computing (CHPC) in South Africa, the mission is to enable cutting-edge research by supporting the highest levels of HPC available. That means ensuring researchers – who often are not experienced with computers let alone HPC systems – to get their work done with the HPC getting in the way.

Trends in HPC Leading to Exascale

Bill Nitzburg, Altair

Over at the Altair Blog, Bill Nitzberg has started a series of posts looking at the road to Exascale. He starts by looking back at the trends that have lead us to this point, concluding that Exascale infrastructure will require advances in four areas: scale, speed, resilience, and power management.

Time to Unite Exascale and Big Data

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In this video, Dan Reed from the University of Iowa describes the era of Exascale Computing and Big Data. In a recent paper co-authored with Jack Dongarra, Reed makes an impassioned plea for hardware and software integration and cultural convergence.

New HP Apollo 4000 Systems Fulfill Booming Big Data Analytics & Object Storage Requirements

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High Performance Computing and Big Data analytics touch us every day. We each rely on daily weather forecasts, banking and financial information, scientific and health analyses, and thousands of other activities that involve HPC and Big Data analysis.

Video: Satoshi Matsuoka on HPC Trends from PASC15

Dr. Satoshi Matsuoka, University of Tokyo

In this video from PASC15, Torsten Hoefler from ETH Zurich discusses HPC trends with Satoshi Matsuoka from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Along the way, Matsuoka describes lessons learned during this multi-disciplinary conference about application requirements on the road to exascale.

Interview: How Univa Short Jobs Brings Low Latency to Financial Services

Gary Tyreman, CEO, Univa

With the launch of Univa Small Jobs add-on for Univa Grid Engine, the company, the company offers “the world’s most efficient processing and lowest latency available for important tasks like real-time trading, transactions, and other critical applications.” To learn more, we caught up with Univa President & CEO Gary Tyreman.

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.