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Video: Convergence of Extreme Computing and Big Data

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In this video, Satoshi Matsuoka, professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, examines GPU’s role in the rapidly increasing data volume and processing requirements of so-called big data. Conventional cloud infrastructures will no longer be efficient. Will GPUs play a central role, or will they be peripheral?

A Livermore Perspective on Next-Generation Computing

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In this video from the Nvidia booth at SC14, Terri Quinn from LLNL presents: A Livermore Perspective on Next-Generation Computing. “Terri is responsible for an organization consisting of three divisions with over 400 technical staff working in high-performance computing, computer security, and enterprise computing. Livermore Computing (LC), LLNL’s high performance computing organization, operates some of the most advanced production classified and unclassified computing environments.”

Video: GPU Acceleration – What’s Next?

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GPU-accelerated computing is the use of a graphics processing unit (GPU) together with a CPU to accelerate scientific, analytics, engineering, consumer, and enterprise applications. Pioneered in 2007 by NVIDIA, GPU accelerators now power energy-efficient datacenters in government labs, universities, enterprises, and small-and-medium businesses around the world. GPUs are accelerating applications in platforms ranging from cars, to mobile phones and tablets, to drones and robots.

Video: Energy Secretary Moniz Announces 150 Petaflop Coral Supercomputers

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In this video, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announces two new High Performance Computing awards to put the nation on a fast-track to next generation exascale computing, which will help to advance U.S. leadership in scientific research and promote America’s economic and national security.

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.

PGI Steps up with Support for Jetson TK1 and Power8

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At SC14, Nvidia announced that it is developing an enhanced version of the widely used PGI optimizing compilers which will allow developers to quickly develop new applications or run Linux x86-based GPU-accelerated applications on IBM POWER CPU systems with minimal effort.

Is the US Back on the Road to Exascale?

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“The significance of the Coral announcement goes far beyond the specialism of high-performance computing (HPC) into enterprise computing, where the technologies being developed for HPC could transform this much wider and financially more important sector of the economy, according to the members of the winning partnership of IBM, Nvidia, and Mellanox. ‘There are game-changing elements to what we are doing,’ Ken King, general manger of OpenPower Alliances at IBM, told Scientific Computing World.”

AMD & Pathscale Join OpenACC While Nvidia Readies Compilers for IBM Power

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At SC14 last week, AMD and Pathscale announced that they have joined the OpenACC standards group. Meanwhile, Nvidia announced that high-performance computing compilers are coming to IBM Power Systems.

New STAC Benchmark: Nvidia Tesla K80 GPU

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Today STAC released audited STAC-A2 Benchmark results for a server using the just-announced Nvidia Tesla K80 dual-GPU Accelerator board.

Bright Cluster Manager Wrangles New NVIDIA Tesla K80 GPU

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This week at SC14, Bright Computing announced support for the new NVIDIA Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerator.