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Video: Unleashing Powerful Monte Carlo Parallel Methods

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In this video from the Go Parallel Blog, Jeff Cogswell looks at an example of the Monte Carlo methods used in scientific and engineering applications for modeling sophisticated systems. Although these methods can be complex, some easy examples like this demonstrate their power.

Seagate & Supermicro Optimize SQL Databases

This week Seagate and Supermicro announced a preconfigured SQL server reference architecture for data warehouse deployments, as part of Microsoft’s SQL Server 2014 Fast Track program.

Intel Extends Collaboration with Barcelona Supercomputing Center

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The Barcelona Supercomputing Center and Intel have renewed their collaboration research agreement at the Intel and BSC Exascale Laboratory in Barcelona. Now funded through 2017, the Intel and BSC Exascale Lab in Barcelona focuses on software and extraordinary levels of parallelism that will be needed to use future Intel-architecture-based supercomputers.

Megware in Germany Celebrates 25 Years of Computing

Today MEGWARE in Germany announced that the company will celebrate its 25th anniversary in Februray. And while the company is now known for its HPC know-how, it’s humble beginnings actually go back to a garage-based business that got it’s start a few months after the fall of the Berlin wall.

New Exascale Strategies Go Beyond HPC Market

Tom Wilkie, Scientific Computing World

“While HPC is being pulled in this direction by external market forces, it became clear at the US Supercomputing Conference, SC14, held this year in New Orleans in late November, that the technologies underpinning technical high-performance computing are now changing in response. Paradoxically, the announcement of the largest US Government investment in technical supercomputing for many years will transform business computing.”

CHPC Student Cluster Competition Winners on the Road to ISC

Team Wits-A, from left: Ari Croock, James Allingham, Sasha Nidoo, Robert Clucas, Vyacheslav Schevchenko, Nabeel Rajab, Paul Osel Sekyere, and Jenalea Miller (as CHPC Director Happy Sithole looks on in the foreground).

“Kruger National Park was the perfect setting for the conservation-themed meeting titled “Towards an Energy-Efficient HPC System,” but the environment proved to be extra challenging for the contest, with occasional power outages and a saturated Wi-Fi network. The playing field was level, however, and the conditions prepared the students to be persistent and to not take anything for granted–good lessons for life, in general! Eight teams with 32 competitors were selected in Sept. from among 84 applicants.”

Rachel Maddow on Why the Europeans Have Better Forecasts

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By October 2015, the capacity of each of NOAA’s two operational supercomputers will jump to 2.5 petaflops, for a total of 5 petaflops – a nearly tenfold increase from the current capacity. “NOAA is America’s environmental intelligence agency; we provide the information, data, and services communities need to become resilient to significant and severe weather, water, and climate events,” said Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D., NOAA’s Administrator.

SGI Solutions for CAE Applications

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The adoption of computer aided engineering (CAE) powered by high performance computing (HPC) is one of key factors fueling the re-birth of manufacturing. SGI offers an HPC environment that is ideal for CAE solutions. This article is part of 5 article series on how HPC is helping to fuel the growth in manufacturing.

DDN Dominates TOP500 Storage

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Today DDN announced continued growth in the HPC market. For the sixth consecutive year, DataDirect Networks has landed more than two-thirds of identifiable sites among the world’s 500 fastest computers.

Video: Memristor Research at HP Labs

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In this video, HP Labs Research Scientist John Paul Strachan discusses how memristors work and then goes on to show them in action.