In this NPR podcast, Dag Lohmann describes how his startup company called Katrisk is using the Titan supercomputer at ORNL to create detailed flood maps for use by insurance companies.
Over at Scientific Advances, a newly published paper describes a new high-efficiency computing paradigm called memcomputing. Modeled after the human brain, a memprocessor processes and stores information within the same units by means of their mutual interactions. Now, researchers have built a working prototype.
Bill Gropp from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign presented this talk at the Blue Waters Symposium. “The large number of nodes and cores in extreme scale systems requires rethinking all aspects of algorithms, especially for load balancing and for latency hiding. In this project, I am looking at the use of nonblocking collective routines in Krylov methods, the use of speculation and large memory in graph algorithms, the use of locality-sensitive thread scheduling for better load balancing, and model-guided communication aggregation to reduce overall communication costs. This talk will discuss some current results and future plans, and possibilities for collaboration in evaluating some of these approaches.”
In this video, Rick Leinecker from Slashdot Media describes the Vectorization Advisor, one of the new additions to Intel Parallel Studio XE suite. “Vectorization Advisor is an analysis tool that lets you identify if loops utilize modern SIMD instructions or not, what prevents vectorization, what is performance efficiency and how to increase it. Vectorization Advisor shows compiler optimization reports in user-friendly way, and extends them with multiple other metrics, like loop trip counts, CPU time, memory access patterns and recommendations for optimization.”
Today AMD unveiled innovation in heterogeneous HPC at the Centre of New Technologies at the University of Warsaw. In a new cluster deployment called Orion, the Next Generation Sequencing Centre in Warsaw is powering bioinformatics research with 1.5 petaFLOPS of AMD FirePro S9150 server GPU performance.