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Austrians Monitor Flood Waters with Visual Analysis System

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The potential effect of flood waters can now be assessed more quickly, due to a new feature for Visdom, a Visual Analysis System which can be used to make faster decisions regarding flood defenses at times of severe flooding.

KAUST to Acquire Cray XC40

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Today Cray announced it has been awarded a contract to provide King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia with multiple Cray systems.

Bright Computing Powers Aircraft Design at University of Stuttgart

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Today Bright Computing announced that the Institute of Aircraft Design at the University of Stuttgart is using the company’s Bright Computing Manager software in its HPC data center.

A New Open Ethernet Switch Abstraction Interface from Mellanox

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Today Mellanox announced the addition of the Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI) to its Open Ethernet switch systems, for open management and control of Ethernet Switches.

How Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Tops the Agenda

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In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Robert Roe writes that Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software is coming of age, highlighted by a report from market researchers Frost and Sullivan and a conference on the topic to be held in February.

Video: Seagate Steps up to HPC

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In this video from SC14, Ken Claffey from Seagate describes how the company is doubling down on high performance computing with its ClusterStor technology. Full Transcript: Ken Claffey: Hey Rich. Good to see you again. insideHPC: Oh, yeah. It’s always a pleasure. You Xyratex guys are like family. Ken Claffey: Another year rolls around, it’s […]

Video: Convergence of Extreme Computing and Big Data

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In this video, Satoshi Matsuoka, professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, examines GPU’s role in the rapidly increasing data volume and processing requirements of so-called big data. Conventional cloud infrastructures will no longer be efficient. Will GPUs play a central role, or will they be peripheral?

Earthquake Prediction Using the Blue Waters Supercomputer

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The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), using the power of the petascale Blue Waters Supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has developed a physics-based model called CyberShake that simulates how an earthquake works rather than approximating the tremors based on observations.

A Livermore Perspective on Next-Generation Computing

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In this video from the Nvidia booth at SC14, Terri Quinn from LLNL presents: A Livermore Perspective on Next-Generation Computing. “Terri is responsible for an organization consisting of three divisions with over 400 technical staff working in high-performance computing, computer security, and enterprise computing. Livermore Computing (LC), LLNL’s high performance computing organization, operates some of the most advanced production classified and unclassified computing environments.”