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DDN Sets World Record STAC Performance

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Today DDN announced record performance on the Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) benchmark. Using the company’s EXAScaler storage solution, DDN set new public records for multiple workload types and sizes, including large and small workloads as well as I/O and compute-intensive workloads.

Cray Brings on Storage Experts from Terascala

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Today Cray announced it has strengthened its Lustre and overall storage and data management expertise with the addition of key individuals from Terascala, a Boston-based storage company highly regarded for developing easy-to-use and easy-to-manage storage solutions.

Penguin Computing Boosts Tundra Open Compute Servers with ThunderX Processors

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Today Penguin Computing announced the availability of their Open Compute Project (OCP) compliant Tundra server family based on Cavium’s 64-bit ARMv8 ThunderX workload optimized processors.

Video: Computational Challenges in Macroeconomics

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“Modern macroeconomic theory has provided many qualitative insights into the functioning of financial and labor markets in our complex modern economies. But determining the quantitative importance of frequently countervailing forces requires much more than the pencil and paper methods used by economic theorists. My talk will describe some new economic ideas brought by economic theory and how efforts to develop computational tools promise to help macroeconomists perform quantitative analyses that can inform policy choices.”

Video: First Galaxies and Quasars in the BlueTides Simulation

Figure 1 from The BlueTides Simulation paper; reproduced with permission; 
z = 8 refers to a redshift of 8 when the universe was a little over 1/2 billion years old.

“BlueTides has successfully used essentially the entire set of XE6 nodes on the Blue Waters. It follows the evolution of 0.7 trillion particles in a large volume of the universe (600 co-moving Mpc on a side) over the first billion years of the universe’s evolution with a dynamic range of 6 (12) orders of magnitude in space (mass). This makes BlueTides by far the largest cosmological hydrodynamic simulation ever run.”

ISC 2015 Early Bird Rates end June 10

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There is still time to enjoy early bird registration rates the 30th annual ISC High Performance conference. Reduced rates end June 10 for the conference, which takes place July 12-16 in Frankfurt, Germany.

LLNL Breaks Ground on New Supercomputing Facility

From left, Patricia Falcone, deputy director for Science and Technology, Charles Verdon, principal associate director for Weapons and Complex Integration, Michel McCoy, director of Weapons Simulation and Computing, Livermore Mayor John Marchand, Bill Goldstein, LLNL director, and Dona Crawford, associate director of the Computation Directorate.

This week Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory broke ground on a modular and sustainable supercomputing facility that will provide a flexible infrastructure able to accommodate the Laboratory’s growing demand for HPC.

Hornet and SuperMUC to Provide 247 Million Core Hours for Scientific Research

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The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) reports that the 10th PRACE Regular Call for Proposals resulted in GCS supporting 14 outstanding scientific research projects from eight European countries. A total of 246.93 million core hours of computing time were awarded on GCS supercomputers, including Hornet at HLRS and SuperMUC at LRZ.

Video: eScience Training and Education in Sweden

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“This talk will give an overview of training and graduate education initiatives in Sweden in the eScience and high performance computing areas and show why these are important but also different. Lessons learned from giving courses at six super computer centers and current and future courses will be discussed.”

Video: Allinea Forge Demo

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In this video from SC14, Mark O’Conner from Allinea demonstrates the company’s new Forge software development suite. “A shared, intuitive user interface between the debugger and profiler with a single, shallow learning curve ensures scientific developers and HPC experts alike get the maximum value from your tools investment.”