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Cyber Security: IDC Study Shows Wide Range of Corporate Preparedness

“The findings of a recent IDC study on the cybersecurity practices of U.S. businesses reveal a wide spectrum of attitudes and approaches to the growing challenge of keeping corporate data safe. While the minority of cybersecurity “best practitioners” set an admirable example, the study findings indicate that most U.S. companies today are underprepared to deal effectively with potential security breaches from outside or inside their firewalls.”

Comparing FDR and EDR InfiniBand

Over at the Dell HPC Blog, Olumide Olusanya and Munira Hussain have posted an interesting comparison of FDR and EDR InfiniBand. “In the first post, we shared OSU Micro-Benchmarks (latency and bandwidth) and HPL performance between FDR and EDR Infiniband. In this part, we will further compare performance using additional real-world applications such as ANSYS Fluent, WRF, and NAS Parallel Benchmarks. In both blogs, we have shown several micro-benchmark and real-world application results to compare FDR with EDR Infiniband.”

2015 Site Budget Map Reflects HPC Spending

Today Intersect360 Research released its eighth 2015 Site Budget Allocation Map, a look at how HPC sites divide and spend their budgets.

New Paper Surveys Approximate Computing Techniques

A new paper from ORNL’s Sparsh Mittal presents a survey of approximate computing techniques. Recently published in ACM Computing Surveys 2016, A Survey Of Techniques for Approximate Computing reviews nearly 85 papers on this increasingly hot topic.

Deep Learning System Replaces Hand-Engineered Components With Neural Networks

Baidu Research has unveiled new research results from its Silicon Valley AI Lab (SVAIL). Results include the ability to accurately recognize both English and Mandarin with a single learning algorithm. The results are detailed in a paper: Deep Speech 2: End-to-End Speech Recognition in English and Mandarin.

HPC Helps Drive Climate Change Modeling

Because of the complexity involved, the length of the simulation period, and the amounts of data generated, weather prediction and climate modeling on a global basis requires some of the most powerful computers in the world. The models incorporate topography, winds, temperatures, radiation, gas emission, cloud forming, land and sea ice, vegetation, and more. However, although weather prediction and climate modeling make use of a common numerical methods, the items they compute differ.

New ORNL Paper: Survey on Asymmetric Multicore Processors

ORNL researcher Sparsh Mittal has authored a new paper entitled “A Survey Of Techniques for Architecting and Managing Asymmetric Multicore Processors.” Now accepted for ACM Computing Surveys 2015, the document reviews nearly 125 papers.

It’s Here: The Print ‘n Fly Guide to SC15 in Austin

At insideHPC, are very pleased to publish the Print ‘n Fly Guide to SC15 in Austin. We designed this Guide to be an in-flight magazine custom tailored for your journey to SC15 — the world’s largest gathering of high performance computing professionals.

Council on Competitiveness Report: HPC Transforms Manufacturing

Today the Council on Competitiveness published a new report from the National Digital Engineering Manufacturing Consortium (NDEMC). Entitled “Modeling, Simulation and Analysis, and High Performance Computing: Force Multiplier for American Innovation,” the 88 age report explores how HPC transforms manufacturing.

New Paper: Can 3D-Stacking Topple the Memory Wall?

Can 3D-stacking technology topple the long-standing “memory wall” that’s been holding back HPC application performance? A new paper from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center written in collaboration with experts from Chalmers University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory concludes that it will take more than just the simple replacement of conventional DIMMs with 3D-stacked devices.