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Silicon Mechanics Awards Research Clusters

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Today Silicon Mechanics announced the recipients of its fourth annual Research Cluster Grant (RCG). Dordt College and The City College of New York will receive HPC Clusters with a combined value of over $175,000 to support growing research programs.

Reducing Jet Noise with Large Eddy Simulations

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Over at Argonne National Lab, John Spizzirri writes that GE researchers are using the Mira supercomputer to learn how noise propagates from jet propulsion and wind turbine systems. The team, lead by Umesh Paliath and Giridhar Jothiprasad, is studying the complex behavior of air as it passes through jet exhaust nozzles and over wind turbine blades.

Clusters Drive Design Simulation

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As design challenges become more complex and time to product launches are reduced, it is important to understand how to use a cluster for simulation, as compared to just a single node. “HPC Clusters Drive Design Optimization” is an excellent introduction on how to get the most out of a compute cluster.

Video: Rescale Powers Cloud HPC for Engineering Simulation

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“Rescale’s mission is to provide a highly powerful simulation platform that empowers the world’s engineers and scientists to develop the most innovative products and perform groundbreaking research and development.”

Slidecast: UCX – Unified Communication X Framework

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In this slidecast, Pavel Shamis from ORNL and Gilad Shainer from Mellanox announce the UCX Unified Communication X Framework. “UCX is a collaboration between industry, laboratories, and academia to create an open-source production grade communication framework for data centric and HPC applications.”

Video: BitFusion Aims at Supercomputing for the Masses

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In this video from TechCrunch Disrupt 2015, Subbu Rama from Bitfusion describes how the company delivers powerful hardware acceleration technologies to boost application performance.

Kraken Project Gets Kicker to Darter Supercomputer

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Today the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) announced a $3 million award from the NSF to continue to provide advanced computing resources for researchers in science and engineering across the country through July 2016.

Registration Opens for ISC Cloud & Big Data

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Today ISC Events announced that registration is now open for the inaugural ISC Cloud & Big Data conference. The event will take place Sept. 28-30 in Frankfurt, Germany.

N-Body Methods Optimization

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“N-Body problems compare the interaction of N-bodies against N-bodies, which results in calculations of the order of N2. As this can be computationally very expensive, but a well understood process, techniques and optimizations can be performed on application code using compiler directives and easy to understand techniques.”

Slidecast: SRC Saturn 1 Server Taps FPGAs on HP Moonshot Platform

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In this slidecast, David Eaton and Mark Tellez from SRC Computer describe the company’s new Saturn 1 server, a dynamically reconfigurable modular system for hyperscale data centers and Web operations.