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Video: Lustre & Cluster – Monitoring the Whole Thing

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In this video from the LAD’14 Conference in Reims, Dr. Erich Focht from NEC HPC Europe presents: Lustre & Cluster – Monitoring the Whole Thing.

Video: Computation, Big Data, and the Future of Cities

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“New data sources are catalyzing new applications and services, changing the way that citizens can interact with the built environment, city government, and one another. Charlie Catlett is a Senior Computer Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and a Senior Fellow at the Computation Institute, a joint initiative of Argonne and the University of Chicago. Within the Computation Institute, he is Director of the Urban Center for Computation and Data. Charlie will talk about how he and his colleagues are using high-performance computing, data analytics, and embedded systems to better understand and design cities.”

GPUdb: A Distributed Database for Many-Core Devices

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GPUdb is a scalable, distributed database with SQL-style query capability, capable of storing Big Data. Developers using the GPUdb API add data, and query the data with operations like select, group by, and join. GPUdb includes many operations not available in other “cloud database” offerings. GPUdb applies a new (patented) concept in database design that puts emphasis on leveraging the growing trend of many-core devices. By building GPUdb from the ground up around this new concept we are able to provide a system that merges the query needs of the traditional relational database developer with the scalability demands of the modern cloud-centric enterprise.

Slidecast: Cray Rolls Out Urika-XA Advanced Analytics Platform

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“The Cray Urika-XA system provides customers with the benefits of a turnkey analytics appliance combined with a flexible, open platform that can be modified for future analytics workloads. Designed for customers with mission-critical analytics challenges, the Cray Urika-XA system reduces the analytics footprint and total cost of ownership with a single-platform consolidating a wide range of analytics workloads.”

Science at the Theater: 8 Big Ideas for a Better Planet

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“At Berkeley Lab, we pride ourselves on great, socially responsible ideas. But can we explain them in a way that non-scientists can understand — and applaud — in only 8 minutes? The answer is yes and we proved it on October 8th at Oakland’s Kaiser Theater as 8 Berkeley Lab scientists took the stage and brought the latest science on everything from solar-powered vaccine refrigerators and cool roof maps to radiation pills and space dust.”

Conducting 264 Years of Research in Just 18 Hours

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“Stowe shares an example of a 156,000-core workload run in eight regions of the globe that produced 2.3 million hours of computational chemistry research (264 years’ worth) in just 18 hours. He says this capability will transform both access patterns and the kinds of research that pharmaceutical, life sciences and healthcare companies are able to tackle when it comes to analyzing genomes.”

Bits, Bytes and BTUs: Warm Water Liquid Cooling at NREL

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“NREL’s HPC center is home to the largest HPC system in the world dedicated to advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. In addition, the HPC data center is one of the most energy efficient data centers in the world, featuring warm-water liquid cooling, and waste heat capture and re-use to reduce energy use and lower costs.”

Video: ZFS Improvements for HPC

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In this video from the LAD’14 Conference in Reims, Johann Lombardi from Intel presents: ZFS Improvements for HPC.

Update on Trinity System Procurement and Plans

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“Trinity is the first of ASC’s advanced technology systems. According to NNSA/ASC Program Office’s recently published ASC Computing Strategy document, advanced technology systems are “the vanguards of high performance computing platform market and incorporate features that, if successful, will become future commodity technologies. These large, first-of-a-kind systems will require application software modifications in order to take full advantage of exceptional capabilities offered by new technology.”

Multiphase Flow Modeling and Simulation: HPC-Enabled Capabilities Today and Tomorrow

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“The required technological and safety standards for future Gen-IV Reactors can only be achieved if advanced simulation capabilities become available, which combine high performance computing with the necessary level of modeling detail and high accuracy of predictions. Interaction between different numerical codes working on various scales (DNS, RaNS, solid/structure interaction) on different parts of multiphase three-dimensional transient problem (such as nuclear reactor accident scenario) gives the ability to develop new multiscale multi-field models and simulations in various areas of nuclear engineering.”