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Contrasting how Japan and Europe Promote the Use of HPC

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Europe and Japan have come to the same conclusion; HPC resources must be shared and not monopolized by the individual owners of the computer systems themselves. And both have set up bodies to coordinate that process of sharing which bear remarkable resemblances to each other.

ISC 2015 Recognizes Research in Energy-Efficient Supercomputing

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Today the ISC 2015 conference announced the winners of its annual awards, recognizing excellence in the development of energy-efficient supercomputers.

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.”

PRACEdays15 Puts the Spotlight on Irish HPC

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In this report from PRACEdays15 conference in Dublin last week, Robert Roe from Scientific Computing World looks at the role of HPC in the host country, Ireland.

HPC News Bytes for Friday, June 5, 2015

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While we’re always on the lookout for HPC news, not everything makes it to the front page. In notable items from this week, MPI 3.1 is out, India launches a new weather forecasting supercomputer, and Baidu is banned from an image recognition contest.

New Magazine Celebrates PRACE Women in HPC

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The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe in Europe has published the first edition of PRACE Women in HPC Magazine, a collection of success stories celebrating the contribution women make to HPC and computational science. Designed to put the spotlight on the scientific advances made in the past year, the magazine tells the story of women who help make PRACE a world-leading force in HPC-enabled science and the march towards Exascale computing.

German HPC Leads European Research

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The spotlight has fallen on German supercomputing with several announcements about European-wide research which Germany’s Gauss Centre for Supercomputing enables.

Hornet and SuperMUC to Provide 247 Million Core Hours for Scientific Research

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The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) reports that the 10th PRACE Regular Call for Proposals resulted in GCS supporting 14 outstanding scientific research projects from eight European countries. A total of 246.93 million core hours of computing time were awarded on GCS supercomputers, including Hornet at HLRS and SuperMUC at LRZ.

PRACE Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

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Today the PRACE Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe celebrated its fifth anniversary. In the past five years, PRACE has come a long way, growing from a project-based consortium into a fully-fledged international association of 25 countries.

PRACE Days15 to Spotlight European Exascale Projects

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The development of exascale computing in Europe will be on display at the upcoming PRACE Days conference to be held in Dublin, Ireland, in May.