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Austrians Monitor Flood Waters with Visual Analysis System

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The potential effect of flood waters can now be assessed more quickly, due to a new feature for Visdom, a Visual Analysis System which can be used to make faster decisions regarding flood defenses at times of severe flooding.

Remarkable NASA Simulations Show C02 Migration

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NASA Goddard has posted some remarkable simulations that offer a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.

How Altair’s Display Manager Saves Workflow Time at Ping Golf

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“Display Manager is our most significant functionality update since the move to HPC itself,” said Eric Morales, Engineer and Design Analyst at Ping Golf. “In most cases we are saving a full day of time or more. We get instant feedback, make the change and have enough time to view the results of those changes the same day. Before the upgrade we wouldn’t get those results until mid to late morning the next day, and wouldn’t get the updated structure until end of the next day. Display Manager has greatly improved the speed and efficiency of our process.”

SGI Japan Delivers Large Scale Visualization System to Nagoya University

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Today SGI Japan announced Nagoya University has deployed a major visualization system based on the SGI UV 2000 in-memory computing system.

SysFera and Kitware Integrate their HPC Technologies

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Today SysFera and Kitware announced that the two companies are integrating their core products.

NICE Remote Vizualization Comes to the UberCloud Marketplace

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Today the UberCloud announced the pending availability of Cloud-enabled NICE software solutions for the UberCloud Marketplace.

This Week in HPC: HPC Gets the Drop on Design Simulation: Collaboration with Dell, Intel, and Altair

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“Impact analysis or drop testing is one of the most important stages of product design and development, and software that can simulate this testing accurately yields dramatic cost and time-to-market benefits for manufacturers. Dell, Intel and Altair have collaborated to analyze a virtual drop test solution with integrated simulation and optimization analysis, delivering proven gains in speed and accuracy. With this solution, engineers can explore more design alternatives for improved product robustness and reliability.”

Nvidia Unveils Quadro GPUs for Visual Computing

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Today Nvidia announced its next generation series of Quadro GPUs for visual computing. With up to twice the application performance and data-handling capability of the previous generation, the new line comprises the K5200, K4200, K2200, K620 and K420 model GPUs.

Why Chapel for Parallel Programming?

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“The failure of one parallel language — even a high-profile, well-funded, government-backed one — does not dictate the failure of all future attempts any more than early failures in flight or space travel implied that those milestones were impossible. As I’ve written elsewhere, I believe that there are a multitude of reasons that HPF failed to be broadly adopted. In designing Chapel, we’ve forged our strategy with those factors in mind, along with lessons learned from other successful and unsuccessful languages. Past failures are not a reason to give up; rather, they provide us with a wealth of experience to learn from and improve upon.”

Altair To Acquire Visual Solutions, Makers of VisSim

Altair has announced plans to acquire Visual Solutions, Inc., makers of VisSim, an innovative visual language for mathematical modeling, simulation, and model-based embedded system development.