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Direct N-Body Simulation

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In some domains, an N-Body simulation is key to solving for the movement and forces of a dynamic system of particles. At each time step, the force that one body exacts on each other, and then the velocity can be computed. The simulation can continue up to a desired number of time steps.

Colfax Receives Intel HPC Partner Of The Year Award

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Today Colfax International announced that the company is the recipient of the HPC Technical Computing Platform Partner Of The Year Award. The award ceremony took place on May 5, 2015 at the Intel Solutions Summit in Dallas.

Advanced Clustering Builds 32 Teraflop “Buddy” Supercomputer

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Today Advanced Clustering Technologies announced that the University of Central Oklahoma’s Center for Research and Education in Interdisciplinary Computation (CREIC) has selected the company to build their next supercomputer. The 32 Teraflop HPC cluster will be named “Buddy” in honor of the university’s mascot, Buddy Bronco.

Thinkmate Offers Free Xeon Phis with Your Server

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We don’t normally report on pricing, but a free Intel Xeon Phi from ThinkMate sure sounds like a great deal. “Now through June, Thinkmate is installing Intel Xeon Phi 5110P Coprocessors (a $2,500 value each) for Free with any compatible server.”

HPC News Bytes for May 15, 2015

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While we’re always on the lookout for HPC news, not everything makes it to the front page. Here are some notable items from this week.

Interview: Intel Taking Lustre into New Markets

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“It’s been nearly three years since Intel acquired Whamcloud and its Lustre engineering team. With Intel’s recent announcement that Lustre will power the 2018 Aurora supercomputer at Argonne, we took the opportunity to catch up with Brent Gorda, general manager of Intel High Performance Data Division at Intel Corporation.”

SERC Installs India’s First Petaflop Supercomputer

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Today Cray announced that the SERC Research Center in Bangalore has installed India’s first Petaflop supercomputer. Called “SahasraT,” the 1.4 Petaflop Cray XC40 supercomputer is a hybrid system with Intel Xeon processors, Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, and Nvidia GPUs.

Supermicro Rolls Out X10 3U MicroCloud

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Today Super Micro Computer announced a new 3U 8-node MicroCloud solution supporting Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 optimized for data intensive analytics applications in Oil and Gas exploration and HPC environments.

Video: From Lab to Enterprise – Growing the Lustre Ecosystem

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“Lustre’s original feature set targeted the workflows of the leading DOE labs who funded and supported its development. As the Lustre ecosystem grows, the workflows Lustre must support are becoming increasingly diverse, demanding corresponding expansion of its core feature set and the subsystems that operate around it. This talk describes how Lustre is maturing and growing to support the sometimes conflicting demands imposed by this diversity and outlines some significant areas for future development with a view to promoting ongoing discussion in the community.”

HPC News Roundup for Friday, May 8

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It can be tough to keep up with all that’s happening in HPC these days. Here are some notable items that may have not made it to the front page.