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How CoDesign Helps Shape Successful Hardware and Software Development

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“In working to improve future hardware and software for its simulation requirements, Sandia National Laboratories are engaging in co-design efforts with major hardware vendors. In this talk recent improvements influenced by the collaboration with NVIDIA will be discussed. The presentation will in particular focus on newly available experimental C++11 support in CUDA and how this facilitates both more rapid porting of applications to GPUs as well as better exploitation of GPU architecture characteristics. Furthermore, initial performance studies on NVIDIA’s next generation Tesla product line will be presented as well as first impressions of an IBM POWER-8 based GPU cluster.”

Interview: Happy Sithole on Workload Management at CHPC

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In the video interview shown below, Sithole describes how CHPC is on the fast track to acquire over a Petaflop of computing power in the next year to meet the demands of its regional scientists and engineers. That represents a daunting task for system management, and CHPC is already using PBS Professional software from Altair to keep their systems systems fully utilized.

Video: Scalable Informatics Steps Up IO at SC14

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“By working with ThinkParQ, we have been able to leverage one of the best and highest performance storage systems for scale-out deployment,” said Dr. Joseph Landman, CEO of Scalable Informatics. “When testing a write-dominated workload using fio, IOR, and io-bm,a single rack of FastPath Unison with BeeGFS running on spinning disks sustained in excess of 40GB/s for multi-terabyte sized writes,far outside of cache. This level of performance comes from the combination of FastPath Unison hardware design, the Scalable Informatics Operating System (SIOS), and the excellent BeeGFS filesystem.”

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.”