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SGI Powers Fionn Supercomputer at ICHEC in Ireland

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In this video, Niall Wilson describes how ICHEC delivers top-quality technology services and support to universities and enterprises. “Based on the solution’s superior price performance, ICHEC deployed Fionn, a supercomputer built on SGI ICE X hardware running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. On implementing Fionn, ICHEC was funded by Intel to work on its new many-core technology as an official Intel Parallel Computing Center.”

Steve Oberlin on How NVLink will Power Coral Supercomputers

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NVlink will be the backbone of 150 Petaflop Coral supercomputers coming to ORNL and LLNL. As the world’s first high-speed GPU interconnect, NVLink will let data move between GPUs and CPUs 5-12 times faster than possible today.

Deploying Hadoop on Lustre Storage: Lessons Learned and Best Practices

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In this video from LUG 2015 in Denver, J.Mario Gallegos from Dell presents: Deploying Hadoop on Lustre Storage: Lessons Learned and Best Practices. “Merging of strengths of both technologies to solve big data problems permits harvesting the power of HPC clusters on very fast storage.”

SGI Powers Earthquake Research in Japan

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Today SGI announced that the Earthquake and Volcano Information Center of the Earthquake Research Institute (ERI) at the University of Tokyo, has deployed a large-scale parallel computing solution from SGI for leading-edge seismological and volcanological research.

Intel’s Diane Bryant on Bringing Diversity to the Tech Sector

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How does a woman break through the glass ceiling? In this video from the Re/Code Conference, Intel’s Diane Bryant discusses the pathway to diversity in the tech sector.

Video: Lustre Network (LNET) Router Configuration and Tuning

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“n this session, Seagate covers configuration guidelines and tuning of LNET Routing from InfiniBand to Ethernet using Lustre 2.1 through 2.6 server/clients as well demonstrating performance results by means of a synthetic benchmark called IOR. In addition, this presentation includes the topic of LNET Router failure and recovery during I/O as well as what environments can expect during these failure events.”

NERSC to Install Cori Phase 1 Supercomputer this Summer

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Today NERSC announced that their Cori Phase 1 system will be the first supercomputer installed in the new Computational Research and Theory Facility, which is now in the final stages of construction at LBNL. Expected to be delivered this summer, the Cray XC40 supercomputer will be powered by Intel Haswell processors and Cray’s DataWarp burst buffer technology.

Introduction to the Lustre File System

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Although there are a number of truly huge implementations of Lustre today, the community is still far from reaching the maximum configurations that the Lustre architecture is designed for. Inside the Lustre File System describes the basics of how the Lustre File System operates with descriptions of the newest features.

RCE Podcast Looks at SaltStack Scalable System Configuration Manager

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In this RCE Podcast, Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres speak with Mike Place about SaltStack, a fast and scalable systems and configuration management software for predictive orchestration, cloud and data center automation, server provisioning, application deployment and more.

Supercomputing Challenge Winners Examine Nanotech for Fighting Cancer

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This week LANL announced that high school students Meghan Hill and Katelynn James took the top prize in the 25th New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge. Their research project, “Using Concentrated Heat Systems to Shock the P53 Protein to Direct Cancer into Apoptosis.” posited that using nanotechnology robots can kill cancer cells without damaging healthy cells.