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Cray System to Help Steward Gulf After Deepwater Horizon

Today Cray today announced that the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE) will acquire a Cray XE6m supercomputer to help predict the fate of hydrocarbons released into the environment during normal and hurricane weather conditions. Funded funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI), CARTHE is a 10-year, […]

insideHPC at Hot Interconnects 2012

Hot Interconnect 2012 Presentation Videos insideHPC provided onsite coverage of Hot Interconnects 2012 in Santa Clara. George Papen presents: Hybrid Datacenter Networks. Caliper – Precise and Responsive Traffic Generator Posted: 2012-08-27 01:02:28 UTC In this video, Yashar Ganjali from the University of Toronto presents: Caliper – Precise and Responsive Traffic Generator. “This paper presents Caliper, a highly-accurate […]

Video: How SDNs Will Tame Networks

In this video, Nick McKeown from Stanford presents: How SDNs Will Tame Networks. Networks are notoriously hard to debug. Today, we only have a rudimentary set of tools available, such as ping, traceroute, tcpdump, and netflow. These tools try to reconstruct the distributed state of the network in an ad-hoc fashion, while the state is […]

Video: A Low-Latency Library in FPGA Hardware for High-Frequency Trading

In this video, John Lockwood from Algo-Logic presents: A Low-Latency Library in FPGA Hardware for High-Frequency Trading (HFT). Recorded at the Hot Interconnects 2012 conference in Santa Clara. Current High-Frequency Trading (HFT) platforms are typically implemented in software on computers with high-performance network adapters. The high and unpredictable latency of these systems has led the […]

Webinar: Storage Solutions for Big Data Apps

Clipped from: (share this clip) Mellanox and DDN will host an August 23 webinar on the concepts, challenges and performance options for Big Data analytics applications. This webinar will explore methods for minimizing latency and accelerating Big Data processing, analytics, and distribution using high performance, InfiniBand-connected storage systems, specifically in web scale data centers. […]

Researchers Encouraged to take XSEDE Cloud Use Survey

Clipped from: (share this clip) The good folks at XSEDE are conducting a Cloud Use Survey for educators and researchers. We encourage researchers and educators to participate in the XSEDE Cloud Use Survey so that the National Science Foundation and XSEDE management can better understand cloud use cases and plan accordingly for the seamless […]

Model-based Design Reduces Development Time by 25 Percent

The SAIC Motor Corporation has developed the hybrid control unit (HCU) for the Roewe 750 hybrid sedan in 25 per cent less time than originally estimated, by using model-based design with MathWorks’ Simulink, Stateflow and Embedded Coder. With this design approach, SAIC Motor engineers were able to model and refine the control algorithms for the […]

PBS Works User Group to Feature Top Minds in HPC

Clipped from: (share this clip) The upcoming PBS Works User Group Conference will offer engineers the opportunity to learn and collaborate with the best minds in supercomputing. The meeting takes place Oct. 2-3, 2012 in San Jose, California and is designed specifically for current customers and partners who rely on solutions from PBS Works. […]

Infographic: Sequoia – The Fastest Supercomputer on the Planet

Clipped from: (share this clip) The HPC 4 Energy Blog brings us this infographic on #1 ranked Sequoia supercomputer. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Sequoia supercomputer, an IBM BlueGene/Q system, was ranked as the world’s fastest supercomputer on June 18, 2012. Sequoia boasts 16.32 petaflops using 1,572,864 cores, but how fast can it complete calculations? […]

On the Road to ARM Supercomputing, Mont-Blanc Project Releases First Newsletter

Clipped from: (share this clip) The European Mont-Blanc project has released their first newsletter. Launched in October 2011, the three-year project aims to leverage commodity ARM processors for high performance computing. Energy efficiency is already a primary concern for the design of any computer system and it is unanimously recognized that future Exascale systems […]