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Izmir Institute of Technology Manages HPC with Bright Computing

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Today Bright Computing announced that Izmir Institute of Technology (IYTE) is using the company’s software to manage its HPC infrastructure.

Performance and Power Characterization of GPU-Enabled HPC Applications

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“An increasing number of GPU enabled applications are available to the HPC community. The key issues are understanding the enhanced application performance and corresponding increase in power consumption due to GPUs. In most cases these depend on the CPU to GPU ratio and the way GPUs and connected to CPUs. Latest compute node designs allow flexibility to select the number of GPUs and how they are connected CPUs. This offers users a unique opportunity to select the a suitable operating point according to their application characteristics. This talk is about studying the performance vs. power tradeoff on a few common HPC applications.”

Data Intensive Computing: The Gorilla behind the Computation

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In this video from the Dell booth at SC14, Rich Brueckner from insideHPC moderates a panel discussion on Data Intensive Computing panelists Ken Buetow (Arizona State University), Erik Deumens (University of Florida), Niall Gaffney (TACC), and William Law (Stanford University).

HPC in the Cloud – The Overcast has Cleared

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In this video from the Dell booth at SC14, Rich Brueckner from insideHPC moderates a panel discussion on Cloud HPC. Panelists include: Muhammad Atif (NCI), Larry Smarr (UC San Diego), Roger Rintala (Intelligent Light), Boyd Wilson (Clemson University & Omnibond).

Cambridge University Turns to Xeon Phi

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The University of Cambridge plans to transition their HPC workloads to Intel’s Xeon Phi co-processors. The deal will see Intel work along with Dell staff to upgrade the high performance infrastructure used to serve research departments within the university, working in areas such as genomics and astronomy, as well as a growing number of businesses with large compute demands.

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.

Dell Bumps Up GPU Computing with PowerEdge C4130

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This week Dell unveiled the PowerEdge C4130. As an incredibly GPU dense and flexible HPC-focused rack server, the PowerEdge C4130 is the only Intel Xeon E5-2600v3 1U server to offer up to four GPUs/accelerators.

Review: Dell PowerEdge VRTX Appliance

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Designed specifically for remote and small office environments, the Dell PowerEdge VRTX Appliance, which is also based on Intel Xeon processors, integrates servers, storage, networking and management in a single compact chassis with office-optimized dimensions, acoustics and security.

Designing a new class of racing boat with HPC

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Emirates Team New Zealand needed a high-performance computing (HPC) environment to design a new class of multihull boats for the 2013 America’s Cup competition. The HPC horsepower was essential to design and build two massive 72-foot catamarans for racing in the Louis Vuitton Cup challenger selection series and the America’s Cup finals.

Mellanox Achieves World-Record ANSYS Performance

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Today Mellanox announced world-record performance for ANSYS Fluent 15.0.7, exceeding previous results submitted by more than 25 percent.