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Radio Free HPC Previews the StartupHPC Meetup at SC14

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team previews the StartupHPC Meetup at SC14. “Does your Startup have ties to High Performance Computing? SC14 will be in New Orleans this year, and we are holding our first meetup on Nov 17th in New Orleans. Please come, meet like minded people, listen to industry notables, and kick off StartupHPC as a support community.”

Optimizing the HPCG Benchmark on GPUs

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“Over at the Parallel for All Blog, Everett Phillips and Massimiliano Fatica write that GPUs offer good acceleration on the new HPCG benchmark that has been designed to augment Linpack as a measure of performance for the TOP500. Their GPU porting strategy focused on parallelizing the Symmetric Gauss-Seidel smoother (SYMGS), which accounts for approximately two thirds of the benchmark flops.”

Silicon Mechanics Sponsors Massachusetts Green Team

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Today Silicon Mechanics, Inc. announced that that the company is sponsoring the Massachusetts Green Team in the Student Cluster Competition at the SC14.

Great Speakers Line up for the StartupHPC Meetup at SC14

Cydney Ewald Stevens, Director, StartupHPC

In this special guest feature, Cydney Ewald Stevens writes that the StartupHPC Meetup at SC14 has an incredible lineup of speakers. At roughly six weeks out from SC14 and our first StartupHPC Meetup, if you aren’t registered yet, you should register now! It’s going to sell out and if you’re not there you’re going to […]

SC14 Announces New Plenary on Why HPC Matters

Dr. Eng Lim Goh

SC14 is announcing a new “HPC Matters” plenary that will examine the important roles that high performance computing plays in every aspect of society from simplifying manufacturing to tsunami warning systems and hurricane predictions to improving care for cancer patients.

George Michael HPC Fellowship Recipients Announced for SC14

Harshitha Menon, UIUC

Today ACM and the IEEE Computer Society named Harshitha Menon of the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign (UIUC) and Alexander Breuer of Technische Universität München (TUM) as recipients of 2014 George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships.

Latin America Steps Up to the Parallel Universe Computing Challenge

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Latin America is stepping up to compete in the Intel Parallel Universe Computing Challenge (PUCC) at SC14. “HPC is a fundamental tool to face some challenging problems and solving them will represent a significant advance for humanity, for example, new drug development for disease treatment, high tech components for cars, planes, etc., weather simulations to understand how we are affecting the climate of the world.”

Agenda Posted: StartupHPC Meetup at SC14

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The StartupHPC Meetup at SC14 has published their agenda. Entrepreneurs interested in high performance computing are encouraged to attend the event, which will take place at the Royal Sonesta in the French Quarter in New Orleans on Monday, Nov. 17 from 9:00am-3:30pm.

SC14 to Host World’s Fastest Computer Network

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Today SC14 announced that the conference is building the world’s fastest network – SCinet, which will serve all of the expected 10,000+ conference attendees and 325 exhibitors in New Orleans.

Interview: Why You Shouldn’t Miss the StartupHPC Meetup at SC14

Cydney Ewald Stevens, Director, StartupHPC

“The toughest challenge of being an HPC startup is credibility – building it or having it. And acceptance. Breaking into the (mind) space is hard. Think about a disruptive technology, like virtualization, and the years it took to champion the idea that it could be applied to ‘some’ workloads. Now it’s companies like DWave or ConnectX or even the Cloud, still. Or GPU or ARM, right. Ideas or companies challenging the current convention.”