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Will Containerization Eat Configuration Management?

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Over at QNIB, Christian Kniep writes that his latest presentation examines intersection of Docker, Containerization, and Configuration Management. “In my humble opinion, Configuration Management might become a niche. As hard as it sounds.”

Podcast: Coding Illini Wins Parallel Universe Computing Challenge

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In this Chip Chat podcast, Mike Bernhardt, the Community Evangelist for HPC and Technical Computing at Intel, discusses the importance of code modernization as we move into multi- and many-core systems. Markets as diverse as oil and gas, financial services, and health and life sciences can see a dramatic performance improvement in their code through parallelization.

New IPCC at CERN Pushes Code Modernization

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“The work covered by this IPCC within the GeantV project aims at providing, in the first year, the first GEANT-V version that is vectorisable and thread wise scalable on Intel Architectures demonstrating a speedup of a factor between 5x and 10x over the scalar version on a simplified example.”

RCE Podcast: A Look at the Libfabric Implementation of Open Fabrics

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In this RCE Podcast, Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres host Sean Hefty from Intel for a discussion about Libfabric, a software implementation of Open Fabrics Interfaces (OFI).

How HPC Cluster Manager Integrates Allinea Performance Reports

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In this video from SC14, Patrick Wohlschlegel from Allinea Software demonstrates how the company’s Performance Reports took has been integrated into HP’s cluster management system for system administrators.

Indian Research Labs Speed Code Development with Allinea

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Scientists at the CSIR Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in India are accelerating their work thanks to profiling and debugging tools from Allinea Software.

Interview: Advancing Computational Chemistry with NWChem

Karol Kowalski, Capability Lead for NWChem Development at PNNL

“The notion of High Performance Computing is evolving over time. So what was deemed a leadership class computer five years ago is a little bit obsolete. We are talking about the evolution not only in the hardware but also in the programming models because there are more and more cores available. Orchestrating the calculations in the way that can effectively take advantage of parallelism takes a lot of thinking and a lot of redesign of the algorithms behind the calculations.”

Managing Cluster Complexity

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If you open the back of today’s HPC cluster you will see lots of cables. There are any number of cables including those for power, Ethernet, InfiniBand , Fibre Channel, KVM, and others. The current situation creates the need for complex configuration and administration.

NAG Boosts KAUST Petascale Project

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At SC14, the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) and Red Oak Consulting announced a large supercomputer project with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia.

Free eBook: Optimizing HPC Applications with Intel Cluster Tools

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“Optimizing HPC Applications with Intel Cluster Tools takes the reader on a tour of the fast-growing area of high performance computing and the optimization of hybrid programs. These programs typically combine distributed memory and shared memory programming models and use the Message Passing Interface (MPI) and OpenMP for multi-threading to achieve the ultimate goal of high performance at low power consumption on enterprise-class workstations and compute clusters. The book focuses on optimization for clusters consisting of the Intel Xeon processor, but the optimization methodologies also apply to the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor and heterogeneous clusters mixing both architectures.”