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Intel Shakes up Leadership

Renee James

Today Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced a series of leadership and organizational changes in a message to employees.

Integrating an Intel Xeon Phi Cluster

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At the National Institute of Computational Sciences (NICS), a joint venture by the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a joint team set out to learn how to integrate the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor into cluster configurations.

SuperMUC Upgraded to 6.8 Petaflops

Hoechstleistungsrechners SuperMUC am LRZ Leibniz-Rechenzentrum
Foto: Andreas Heddergott

On Monday, the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) celebrated the expansion of their SuperMUC cluster. Now in production mode, the 6.8 Petaflop “Phase 2″ supercomputer is powered by over 241,000 Intel processor cores.

insideBIGDATA Guide to Scientific Research

HPC Life Sciences

Daniel Gutierrez, Managing Editor, of insideBIGDATA has put together a terrific Guide to Scientific Research. The goal of this paper is to provide a road map for scientific researchers wishing to capitalize on the rapid growth of big data technology for collecting, transforming, analyzing, and visualizing large scientific data sets.

Power Usage for Coprocessors

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“As the use of coprocessors increases to speedup HPC applications, it is important to understand how much additional power the coprocessors use. With various measurements and benchmarks arising to calculate the power used during the running of compute and data intensive applications, measuring the power draw from an Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor is important to understanding the best use of resources.”

Altair Launches PBS Pro 13

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Today Altair announced the general availability of PBS Professional 13.0, the latest version of the market-leading software product for high-performance computing workload management and job scheduling on clusters and supercomputers.

Dell Ups its HPC Game with New PowerEdge C-Series

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Today Dell announced the PowerEdge C6320 server for HPC and Big Data. With twice the performance of its predecessor on the LINPACK benchmark, the PowerEdge C6320 delivers extreme performance with four compute nodes in a compact, 2U chassis.

HPC News Bytes for June 19, 2015

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While we’re always on the lookout for HPC news, not everything makes it to the front page. Notable items from this week include big boosts for Apache Spark, Containerization, and Lustre.

SGI Ships 2.65 Petaflop ICE XA Supercomputer to ISSP in Japan

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Today SGI announced its latest win at the Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP) of the University of Tokyo. Scheduled to start operation on July 1 of this year, the 2.65 Petaflop SGI ICE XA supercomputer will be used by material science researchers across Japan.

Computing With MPI in Heterogeneous Environments

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Designating the appropriate provider for large MPI applications is critical to taking advantage of all of the compute power available. “A modern HPC system with multiple host cpus and multiple coprocessors such as the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor housed in numerous racks can be optimized for maximum application performance with intelligent thread placement.”