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High Performance Computing in Defense Intelligence

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Technological advancements in hardware and software products allow analysts to process larger amounts of data rapidly, allowing them time to apply human judgment and experience to intelligence problems. This article examines a couple of the hardware advancements in HPC.

Why Purdue Has Been with Student Cluster Competitions from the Start

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In this video, Purdue’s Dr. Gerry McCartney talks with Dan Olds about the University’s participation in the Student Cluster Competitions. “We want to make this commitment to our students. They enjoy it. We enjoy having them represent us. The departments feel good about it, and we get a little help from the vendors as well. Between all of those contributions, this turns out to be a great experience for us.”

HPC Gives Oil & Gas Companies a Competitive Edge

Bert Beals is the Global Head of Energy at Cray Inc.

As worldwide demand for energy continues to rise, the oil industry is working to satisfy demand for the hydrocarbon part of that equation. High performance computing is becoming critical to companies that are seeking new sources of hydrocarbons and trying to maximize existing reserves.

Invest in Supercomputers, Not Chillers

Mississippi State

By using Direct-to-Chip liquid cooling, Mississippi State University was able to purchase more servers by minimizing the capital spent to cool the data center. The success of the initial cluster at MSU led to the installation of second cluster.

Offload vs Onload: How Mellanox Champions Flexibility and Scalability

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In this video, Gilad Shainer from Mellanox discusses how the company’s off-load model of InfiniBand reduces overhead on the CPU and provides maximum application performance.

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.