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Nvidia Rolls Tegra X1: Supercomputer on a Chip

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The new Tegra X1 provides more power than a supercomputer the size of a suburban family home from 15 years ago.

Video: Bull Atos Announces Exascale Program at SC14

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“With one of the largest teams dedicated to High-Performance Computing – now able to leverage the international strength of Atos, with its 86,000 employees worldwide – Bull is experiencing a paradigm shift that will give it the critical mass to address vertical market sectors across the entire world. Exascale will increase the competitiveness and innovation capabilities of industries and address the industrial, scientific and societal challenges of the 2020s, from nanoscience and genomics to climatology, aeronautics and energy.”

Video: Penguin Computing Showcases OCP Hardware for HPC

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“Powered by Intel’s Xeon E5-2600 v3 processor, Penguin Computing’s Tundra OpenHPC platform delivers density, performance and serviceability for demanding and extraordinary customers. Built to be compatible with Open Compute Open Rack specifications, the Tundra OpenHPC platform provides customers with a powerful and compact HPC server designed to reduce infrastructure costs when moving to the next generation of technology.”

Slidecast: Introducing Nimbix – Supercomputing Made Superhuman

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Nimbix is a pure high performance computing (HPC) cloud built for volume, speed and simplicity. “We give people the tools and the processing power to solve their biggest, toughest problems. We give you the freedom to imagine new possibilities, to test the limits of reality, and to model the future. We keep you one step ahead of the compounding problems of processing speed and infrastructure costs. And best of all, we do it faster, better, and more economically. We give you instant access and simple interfaces. We give you options and control. It’s supercomputing made super human.”

Niall Gaffney on Why #HPC Matters

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In this video from SC14, Niall Gaffney from TACC shares his thoughts on why HPC matters. Gaffney is Director of Data Intensive Computing at the Texas Advanced Computing Center.

NSF Funds Jetstream Cloud for Science and Engineering

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The Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University has received this grant to create NSF’s first science and engineering research cloud, Jetstream.

Challenges on the Titan Supercomputer: Accelerating the Path to the Exascale

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“I will summarize the benefits, challenges, and lessons learned in deploying Titan and in preparing applications to move from conventional CPU architectures to a hybrid, accelerated architectures. I will emphasize on the challenges we have encountered with emerging programming models and how we are addressing these challenges using directive based-approaches. I also plan to discuss the early science outcomes from Titan in diverse areas such as materials sciences, nuclear energy, and engineering sciences. I will also discuss research outcomes from a growing number of industrial partnerships.”

Video: A Short Introduction to High Performance Computing

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In this video, Dr. Andrew Turner from EPCC in the UK presents: A Short Introduction to High Performance Computing. “I originally joined EPCC in July 2008 as a member of the User Support and Liaison Team. My work is centred around helping researchers get the most from computing facilities hosted by EPCC and elsewhere. I do this through porting and optimizing code to various HPC facilities; providing consultancy to commercial organizations; teaching undergraduates and postgraduates; and collaborating with academics on research proposals.”

Piz Daint and Piz Dora: Productive, Heterogeneous Supercomputing

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“The Cray XC30 system at CSCS, which includes “Piz Daint”, the most energy efficient peta-scale supercomputer in operation today, has been extended with additional multi-core CPU cabinets (aka “Piz Dora”). In this heterogeneous system we unify a variety for high-end computing services – extreme scale compute, data analytics, pre- and post processing, as well as visualization – that are all important parts for the scientific workflow.”

Slidecast: UK HPC in 2015

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In this slidecast, Julian Fielden from OCF describes the outlook for HPC in the UK for 2015.