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Video: Inside the Raijin Supercomputer Down Under

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In this video, Questacon visits NCI to take a look at Raijin, the southern hemisphere’s first petaflop super computer. “Raijin, named after the Shinto God of thunder, lightning and storms, is a Fujitsu Primergy high-performance, distributed-memory cluster, procured with funding from the Australian Government.”

Video: OpenACC Interoperability with CUDA C and Fortran

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“Developed by PGI, Cray, and NVIDIA, the OpenACC directives are a shared vision of how directives can simplify the programming model for accelerators, where each vendor is committed to support a common programming standard.”

UMBC Powers Climate Research with Dell | Terascala HPC Storage

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Today Terascala announced that the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) HPC Facility is using the company’s software to manage Lustre-based parallel storage.

Pearl Hacks Event to Promotes Women Programmers

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RENCI is sponsoring this year’s Pearl Hacks, a two-day event designed to encourage college and high-school age women to develop their interest in technology.

Radio Free HPC on Lenovo’s Slipup with Superfish

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While Lenovo now scrambles into Damage Control mode in the wake of the Superfish scandal, the question for our readers is: how will this affect Lenovo’s ability to sell to the U.S. Federal supercomputing market?

LBNL Joins OpenMP ARB

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This week Berkeley Lab joined the OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB), a group of leading hardware and software vendors and research organizations creating the standard for the most popular shared-memory parallel programming model in use today.

Students: Apply Now for Summer of HPC in Europe

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PRACE is seeking students interested in spending the summer working abroad at a European High Performance Computing (HPC) Centre.

New Algorithm for Real-Time Simulations in Materials Research

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Researchers at LBNL have have developed a new algorithm that opens the door for real-time simulations in atomic-level materials research. “By eliminating higher energy terms, you significantly reduce the dimension of your problem, and you can also use a bigger time step,” explained Wang, describing the key to the algorithm’s success: Solving the equations in bigger time steps reduces the computational cost and increases the speed of the simulations.

Job of the Week: Principal HPC Architect at Aberdeen Proving Ground

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The Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland is seeking a Principal HPC Architect in our Job of the Week. The candidate will performs studies and develops new HPC technology architecture recommendations for the DSRC enterprise in support of DoD research programs.

Video: HPC Transforms Students with Mentorships at SC15

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In this video, Ken Kraft from Intel describes his experiences as a participant in SC Conference Mentor-Protege program. “The SC15 conference is broadening its mission to build a strong and diverse HPC student community at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, through professional development programs, opportunities to learn from mentors, and engagement with SC’s technical sessions.”