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Agenda Published for HPCAC Singapore Conference Oct. 7

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The HPC Advisory Council has published the agenda for the HPCAC Singapore Conference. Hosted in conjunction with A*STAR, the event takes place October 7, 2014.

This Week in HPC: Searching for Scalability in China and Tracking Criminals in Canada

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss recent reports that the Tianhe-2 supercomputer is underutilized. After that, they look at Canada’s efforts to track criminals using Big Data.

It’s Raining HPC – How Supercomputing is Shaping Weather Forecasts

Meike Chabowski

“Supercomputing has also ushered in the era of the personalized, mobile forecast. In 2006, IBM announced a supercomputer that could provide a forecast within one kilometer of its source. Eight years later, Weather.com’s mobile app tells us the exact forecast for our town.”

STORM Insights Looks at the HPC Market

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In this video, Adrian Bowles from STORM Insights discusses the TOP500 in terms of market share and other trends in the high performance computing market. “STORM Insights, Inc is an emerging technology market intelligence firm, providing services for tech buyers, sellers, investors and analysts.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at the Need for Better Resource Management in Linux

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“I think the time has come for Linux – and likely other operating systems – to develop a more robust framework that can address the needs of future hardware and meet the requirements for scheduling resources. This framework is not going to be easy to develop, but it is needed by everything from databases and MapReduce to simple web queries.”

This Week in HPC: Intel Maps Omni Scale Future and IBM Moves InfiniBand to the Cloud

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the new Intel Omni Scale Fabric as well as IBM’s plans plans to add an InfiniBand high-speed data transfer option to its SoftLayer cloud before the end of the third quarter of 2014.

#HPC Matters: What Would You Do with an Exaflop?

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In this Industry Perspective, insideHPC editor Rich Brueckner asks our readers an important question: What Would You Do with an Exaflop? ” I went looking for such exascale use cases this morning, and I found this remarkable story in Harvard Topics Magazine about how an exascale system could predict heart attacks and artery blockage.”

Argonne HPC Training for the Next Generation of Scientists

Paul Messina, director of science for the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

The Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing starts next month. Its organizer, Paul Messina, calls on more institutions to offer such training and influence university curricula.

HPC People on the Move: July Edition

From left to right: Deb Agarwal, Wes Bethel, Peter Nugent, James Sethian and Daniela Ushizima.

Dr. Lewey Anton reports on who’s jumping ship and moving on up in high performance computing.

When Students Compete, the Whole HPC Community Wins

Members of the University of Texas, Austin took top honors in the SC13 Student Cluster Competition.

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Jon Bashor from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory describes how the Student Cluster Competitions benefit the HPC community at large.