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New OpenPOWER Acceleration Center Opens in France

Europe’s second POWER Acceleration and Design Center is located at the IBM Client Center in Montpellier, France where developers can get hands-on, technical assistance for creating OpenPOWER-based high performance computing apps.

Today IBM announced the establishment of a new POWER Acceleration and Design Center in Montpellier, France. Launched in collaboration with Nvidia and Mellanox, the new center will advance the development of data-intensive research, industrial, and commercial applications.

Will Europe be First to Exascale?

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“The strengths and the limitations of Europe’s supercomputing strategy were laid out at the PRACEDdays15 conference in Dublin at the end of May, with the minds of many delegates concentrated by the announcement in the USA over the course of the past few months of the $425 million ‘Coral’ procurement, intended to develop supercomputers that will leapfrog the international competition and open up the way to an Exascale machine.”

Bare Metal to Application Ready in Less Than a Day

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There is big push for decreasing the complexity in setting up and managing HPC clusters in the data center. This IBM Webinar, “Bare Metal To Application Ready is Less Than a Day” provides excellent tips for preparing and managing the complexity of an HPC cluster.

UK Hartree Center Partners with IBM on Big Data

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Today the UK government announced a £313 million partnership with information technology leader IBM to boost Big Data research in the UK.

Software Defined Storage Improves Efficiency

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Software defined storage (SDS) is a concept that can cut costs and improve efficiency in many organizations. The ebook, Software Defined Storage for Dummies, is a great introduction to how SDS can benefit organizations and reduce TCO.

Clusters Drive Design Simulation

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As design challenges become more complex and time to product launches are reduced, it is important to understand how to use a cluster for simulation, as compared to just a single node. “HPC Clusters Drive Design Optimization” is an excellent introduction on how to get the most out of a compute cluster.

Video: A Bioinformatics Pipeline for Analyzing Patient Tumours

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In this video from WestGrid in Canada, Dr. Yussanne Ma from the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre describes how high performance computing supports her research group’s work, highlighting a recent project where a bioinformatics pipeline was built for the personalized onco-genomics project (POG) at the BC Cancer Agency.

HPC People on the Move: May Edition

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Dr. Lewey Anton reports on who’s jumping ship and moving on up in HPC. In this edition, Sumit Gupta leaves Nvidia for a new post as VP of HPC & OpenPOWER Operations at IBM.

Alternatives to x86: Future Processing Technologies

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In the second article in his series on future hardware for HPC, Robert Roe from Scientific Computing World looks at alternatives to the x86, including server on a chip and OpenPower.

Video: HPC Solution Stack on OpenPOWER

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“This demo will show the capability of IBM OpenPOWER that can be the foundation of the complicated High Performance Computing complete solution. From the HPC cluster deployment, job scheduling, system management, application management to the science computing workloads on top of them, all these components can be well constructed on top of IBM OpenPOWER platform with good usability and performance. Also this demo shows the simplicity of migrating a complete x86 based HPC stack to the OpenPOWER platform.”