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Interview: Advancing Computational Chemistry with NWChem

Karol Kowalski, Capability Lead for NWChem Development at PNNL

“The notion of High Performance Computing is evolving over time. So what was deemed a leadership class computer five years ago is a little bit obsolete. We are talking about the evolution not only in the hardware but also in the programming models because there are more and more cores available. Orchestrating the calculations in the way that can effectively take advantage of parallelism takes a lot of thinking and a lot of redesign of the algorithms behind the calculations.”

Free eBook: Optimizing HPC Applications with Intel Cluster Tools

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“Optimizing HPC Applications with Intel Cluster Tools takes the reader on a tour of the fast-growing area of high performance computing and the optimization of hybrid programs. These programs typically combine distributed memory and shared memory programming models and use the Message Passing Interface (MPI) and OpenMP for multi-threading to achieve the ultimate goal of high performance at low power consumption on enterprise-class workstations and compute clusters. The book focuses on optimization for clusters consisting of the Intel Xeon processor, but the optimization methodologies also apply to the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor and heterogeneous clusters mixing both architectures.”

John Barr on the Power and the Processor

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In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, John Barr surveys the technologies that will underpin the next generation of HPC processors and finds that software, not hardware, holds the key.

One Stop Systems Demos High Density Compute Accelerator with Intel Xeon Phi

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Today One Stop Systems, Inc. (OSS) announced a demonstration of the first optical PCIe interface board with MXC connectors at SC14. Now x8 PCIe 3.0, operating at 64Gb/s, can be transmitted over state-of-the-art MXC passive optical cables, offering data centers a huge advantage in cost and performance.

An Open Letter from Intel’s Raj Hazra: Entering the Era of Code Modernization

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In this introduction letter to the Print ‘n Fly Guide to SC14 New Orleans, Intel’s Raj Hazra describes the grand challenge of code modernization that faces the HPC community.

Intel Xeon Phi Takes DownUnder GeoSolutions to New Depths

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Use of the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors has allowed DUG to quickly adapt its existing code and pass this value on to its customers. Overall, the new environment provides DUG with an added compute capacity of roughly six peak petaflops.

Seismic Code Modernization Yields Petascale Performance and Gordon Bell Award Nomination

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The Gordon Bell Prize is one of the highest honors in high performance computing. For 2014, a collaborative research project co-led by Michael Bader from Technische Universität München (TUM) and Christian Pelties from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), both from Germany, and Alexander Heinecke of Intel, has been nominated for their groundbreaking code modernization work with SeisSol, a scientific software package that provides numerical simulation of seismic wave phenomena.

It’s Here: The Print ‘n Fly Guide to SC14 New Orleans

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At insideHPC, are very pleased to publish The Print ‘n Fly Guide to SC14 in New Orleans. We designed this 25-page Guide to be an in-flight magazine custom tailored for your journey to the Big Easy at SC14.

Phi Developer Kit Now Available from Advanced Clustering Technologies

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This week Advanced Clustering Technologies announced a Phi Developer Kit that comes with Phi pre-installed and pre-configured so that HPC customers can take advantage of a significant discount now being offered on the Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor 31S1P.

Video: DownUnder Geosolutions Speeds Seismic Processing with Intel Xeon Phi

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In this video, Dr. Norm Uren and Dr. Matt Lamont describe how seismic processing with HPC is used to find new oil and gas resources. As reported here on insideHPC, DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) is making great leaps in performance using the Intel Xeon Phi.