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UberCloud Publishes 3rd Compendium of HPC Cloud Case Studies

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The UberCloud has published their 3rd Compendium of HPC Cloud Case Studies. Like its predecessors in 2013 and 2014, this year’s edition draws from a select group of projects undertaken as part of the UberCloud Experiment. “Our efforts are paying off. Based on the experience gained over the past several years, we have now increased the success rate of the individual experiments to almost 100%, as compared to 40% in 2013 and 60% in 2014.”

DDN Sets World Record STAC Performance

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Today DDN announced record performance on the Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) benchmark. Using the company’s EXAScaler storage solution, DDN set new public records for multiple workload types and sizes, including large and small workloads as well as I/O and compute-intensive workloads.

New Whitepaper: Multi-Threading and Parallel Reduction for Xeon Phi

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Colfax Research has published a new whitepaper entitled: Multi-Threading and Parallel Reduction. As part 1 of a 3-part educational series, the paper authored by Ryo Asai and Andrey Vladimirov focuses on optimization of applications for the Intel Xeon processors and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors.

New Report Surveys CPU-GPU Heterogeneous Computing Techniques

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A new paper from ORNL’s Sparsh Mittal and Jeffrey Vetter seeks to change the mindset of researchers using GPUs. Entitled, “A Survey of CPU-GPU Heterogeneous Computing Techniques,” the paper contends that merely offloading computational tasks to GPUs is not optimal, instead, using both CPU and GPU can lead to potentially higher speedup.

Smart Manufacturing with a Digital Thread

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is leading a collaborative project with industrial partners to standardize 3-D models to exchange information across design and manufacturing in one seamless “digital thread.” The Design to Manufacturing and Inspection Project will make use of a new international standard for incorporating computer-readable product and manufacturing information (PMI) into 3D models that do not require human interpretation of graphical depictions and data re-entry.

FEA Simulations Bolster Designs Against Wind and Ice

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The oil and gas industry depends on simulation. In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Robert Roe explores how the technique can optimize the integrity of structures in extreme environments.

Tesla K80 GPU Sets New Records on STAC-A2 Financial Benchmark

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Today STAC, the financial industry benchmarking organization, announced record performance results on the new Tesla K80 Dual-GPU Accelerator.

New STAC Benchmark: Nvidia Tesla K80 GPU

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Today STAC released audited STAC-A2 Benchmark results for a server using the just-announced Nvidia Tesla K80 dual-GPU Accelerator board.

New Report: Scaling Ansys in the Cloud

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A newly published report by Techila Technologies and Cargotec‘s MacGregor looks at reducing the cost of ANSYS HPC system ownership with cloud services integrated to the enterprise IT.

Comparing Haswell Processors for HPC Applications

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Over at the Dell Blog, Garima Kochhar has posted a performance evaluation of four Haswell processor models (Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 Product Family) comparing them for performance and energy efficiency on HPC applications.