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HPC News with Snark for the Week of Jan. 12, 2015

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The news has started to pile up this post-Holiday Season, so here is the HPC News with Snark for Friday, January 16, 2014. We’ve got podcasts on everything form self-driving cars to Data Breaches resulting from North Korean satire films. There’s even some big financial surprises from Intel.

Challenges on the Titan Supercomputer: Accelerating the Path to the Exascale

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“I will summarize the benefits, challenges, and lessons learned in deploying Titan and in preparing applications to move from conventional CPU architectures to a hybrid, accelerated architectures. I will emphasize on the challenges we have encountered with emerging programming models and how we are addressing these challenges using directive based-approaches. I also plan to discuss the early science outcomes from Titan in diverse areas such as materials sciences, nuclear energy, and engineering sciences. I will also discuss research outcomes from a growing number of industrial partnerships.”

Interview: The Evolving OpenACC for HPC Accelerators

Over at the Cray Blog, David Wallace looks at OpenACC, its programming benefits, and how it is evolving as an industry coalition. OpenACC allows HPC programmers to worry more about the problem they are trying to solve and less about the language and hardware they are using to solve the problem. By enabling parallelism via […]