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Video: Beta Review of Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016

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In this video, Rick Leinecker from Slashdot Media reviews the beta version of Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016. Leinecker describes several of the notable features and updates, including OpenMP enhancements, vastly improved computer vision and image processing, and the Data Analytics Acceleration Library.

ArrayFire Updates GPU Software Library

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Today ArrayFire announced the release of Version 3.0 of their high-speed software library for GPU computing. The new version features major changes to ArrayFire’s visualization library, a new CPU backend, and dense linear algebra for OpenCL devices. It also includes improvements across the board for ArrayFire’s OpenCL backend.

Video: Porting Scientific Apps to GPUs with OpenACC

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In this video from the GPU Technology Conference, Saber Feki from KAUST and Ahmed Al-Jarro from Fujitsu Labs in Europe present: Experiences in Porting Scientific Applications to GPUs Using OpenACC.

Slidecast: SRC Saturn 1 Server Taps FPGAs on HP Moonshot Platform

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In this slidecast, David Eaton and Mark Tellez from SRC Computer describe the company’s new Saturn 1 server, a dynamically reconfigurable modular system for hyperscale data centers and Web operations.

Video: Porting Physics Apps to Titan with OpenACC

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In this video, Aaron Vose from Cray presents: Porting Computational Physics Applications to the Titan Supercomputer with OpenACC and OpenMP.

Video: Introduction to Docker

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In this video, Docker Founder and CTO Soloman Hykes explains what Docker is and why developers like it. “Docker is an open-source engine that automates the deployment of any application as a lightweight, portable, self-sufficient container that will run virtually anywhere.”

Video: High Performance Computing with Python

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“This talk will discuss various strategies to make a serial Python code faster, for example using libraries like NumPy, or tools like Cython which compile Python code. The talk will also discuss the available tools for running Python in parallel, focusing on the mpi4py module which implements MPI (Message Passing Interface) in Python.”

Call for Papers: HiPEAC 2016 in Prague

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The HiPEAC 2016 Conference has issued its Call for Papers. HiPEAC is the European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation.

Direct N-Body Simulation

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In some domains, an N-Body simulation is key to solving for the movement and forces of a dynamic system of particles. At each time step, the force that one body exacts on each other, and then the velocity can be computed. The simulation can continue up to a desired number of time steps.

Comparing OpenACC and OpenMP Performance and Programmability

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“OpenACC and OpenMP provide programmers with two good options for portable, high-level parallel programming for GPUs. This talk will discuss similarities and differences between the two specifications in terms of programmability, portability, and performance.”