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Video: Intel Vector Advisor Unlocks Code Performance

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In this video, Rick Leinecker from Slashdot Media describes the Vectorization Advisor, one of the new additions to Intel Parallel Studio XE suite. “Vectorization Advisor is an analysis tool that lets you identify if loops utilize modern SIMD instructions or not, what prevents vectorization, what is performance efficiency and how to increase it. Vectorization Advisor shows compiler optimization reports in user-friendly way, and extends them with multiple other metrics, like loop trip counts, CPU time, memory access patterns and recommendations for optimization.”

Slidecast: DDN Strategic Vision for High Performance Storage

Molly Rector, CMO and EVP of Product Management at DDN

“For more than a decade, DDN’s innovative, proven technology has been at the forefront of solving big data storage challenges in the world’s largest and most demanding environments,” said Molly Rector, CMO and EVP of Product Management at DDN. “Today, our vision and roadmap is being increasingly influenced by our enterprise and commercial HPC customers who are demanding new features in addition to the highest availability, reliability, scalability and best price/performance.”

Solar Superstorms Documentary Powered by Blue Waters

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A new high-resolution science documentary about the dynamics of the Sun will feature data-driven supercomputer visualizations produced by NCSA. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbach, Solar Superstorms debuts June 30 at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum in Baton Rouge before heading out to more than a dozen planetariums and science centers around the world.

Addressing Climate Change Uncertainties with Petascale Computing

Donald J. Wuebbles, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“This collaborative research between the University of Illinois, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the University of Maryland is aimed at using the Blue Waters petascale resources to address key uncertainties associated with the numerical modeling of the Earth’s climate system and the ability to accurately analyze past and projected future changes in climate.”

Video: 1.68 Petaflop Prometheus Supercomputer Comes to Cyfronet

Kraków, 27.04.2015. Oficjalna prezentacja najszybszego superkomputera w historii Polski - Prometheusa, 27 bm. w Akademickim Centrum Komputerowym Cyfronet AGH w Krakowie. (mr) PAP/Stanis³aw Rozpêdzik

In this video, officials from Cyfronet describe Prometheus, a new HP Apollo 8000 supercomputer with 1.68 Petaflops of peak performance.

Video: Supercomputing the Human Brain at Jülich

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In this video, Prof. Dr. Dirk Pleiter from the Jülich Supercomputing Centre describes how Jülich is creating a 3D model of the human brain. “Jülich Supercomputing Centre, one of the largest research center in Germany, uses Lenovo Enterprise Systems to support research into a wide range of fields including neuroscience, fundamental physics, life sciences, climate change and energy.”

Video: Supercomputing Exoplanets

Erika Nesvold, UMBC

Astronomers Erika Nesvold (UMBC) and Marc Kuchner (NASA Goddard) essentially created a virtual Beta Pictoris in the computer and watched it evolve over millions of years. It is the first full 3-D model of a debris disk where scientists can watch the development of asymmetric features formed by planets, like warps and eccentric rings, and also track collisions among the particles at the same time.

Materials Discovery by Computation – a Revolution Still in the Making

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“We will describe recent progress and successes obtained in predicting properties of matter by quantum simulations, and discuss algorithmic challenges in connection with the use of evolving high-performance computing architectures. We will also discuss open issues related to the validation of the approximate, first principles theories used in large-scale quantum simulations.”

Caterpillar & NCSA Expand Collaboration for Realistic Simulations

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Today Caterpillar Inc. announced it will expand its collaboration with NCSA to develop more realistic simulations that can lead to improved product designs.

Video: Petascale Supercomputing for Space-Based Earth Science

Reed Patrick

“We have made substantial progress towards three transformative contributions: (1) we are the first team to formally link high-resolution astrodynamics design and coordination of space assets with their Earth science impacts within a Petascale “many-objective” global optimization framework, (2) we have successfully completed the largest Monte Carlo simulation experiment for evaluating the required satellite frequencies and coverage to maintain acceptable global forecasts of terrestrial hydrology (especially in poorer countries), and (3) we have evaluated the limitations and vulnerabilities of the full suite of current satellite precipitation missions including the recently approved Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission. This work illustrates the tradeoffs and consequences of a collapse in the current portfolio of rainfall missions.