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insideHPC Founder John West to Head Strategic Initiatives at TACC

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At SC14, the Texas Advanced Computing Center announced that high performance computing veteran John West has been named director of Strategic Initiatives for The University of Texas at Austin.

Job of the Week: Software Development Engineer at AWS

Amazon in Seattle is seeking Software Development Engineers in our Job of the Week.

Video: William Edsall of Dow on Why HPC Matters

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In this video William Edsall, HPC Lead Analyst at Dow Chemical, shares his thoughts on why HPC matters and why young people should aspire to careers in high performance computing.

Jülich Researcher Bernd Mohr to Chair SC17

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Today the Jülich Supercomputing Centre announced that Dr. Bernd Mohr has been elected General Chair of the SC17 Supercomputing Conference. This is the first time that somebody outside the USA will chair the most important conference for high performance computing, which has been running for the last 26 years.

Call for Workshop Submissions: ISC High Performance 2015

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Today the ISC High Performance conference announced that it will debut full-day and half-day workshops on Thursday, July 16, 2015, which is the last day of next year’s event.

Radio Free HPC Reviews 2014 – The Year in HPC

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In this podcast, Rich, Dan, and Henry review the year in HPC. It was a wild ride, and here we highlight some of our best shows from the past twelve months and the technology milestones that made 2014 a banner year in high performance computing. And did I mention we have a few laughs along the way?

How HPC Cluster Manager Integrates Allinea Performance Reports

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In this video from SC14, Patrick Wohlschlegel from Allinea Software demonstrates how the company’s Performance Reports took has been integrated into HP’s cluster management system for system administrators.

Indian Research Labs Speed Code Development with Allinea

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Scientists at the CSIR Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in India are accelerating their work thanks to profiling and debugging tools from Allinea Software.

Interview: Advancing Computational Chemistry with NWChem

Karol Kowalski, Capability Lead for NWChem Development at PNNL

“The notion of High Performance Computing is evolving over time. So what was deemed a leadership class computer five years ago is a little bit obsolete. We are talking about the evolution not only in the hardware but also in the programming models because there are more and more cores available. Orchestrating the calculations in the way that can effectively take advantage of parallelism takes a lot of thinking and a lot of redesign of the algorithms behind the calculations.”

Tesla K80 GPU Sets New Records on STAC-A2 Financial Benchmark

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Today STAC, the financial industry benchmarking organization, announced record performance results on the new Tesla K80 Dual-GPU Accelerator.