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New OpenPOWER Acceleration Center Opens in France

Europe’s second POWER Acceleration and Design Center is located at the IBM Client Center in Montpellier, France where developers can get hands-on, technical assistance for creating OpenPOWER-based high performance computing apps.

Today IBM announced the establishment of a new POWER Acceleration and Design Center in Montpellier, France. Launched in collaboration with Nvidia and Mellanox, the new center will advance the development of data-intensive research, industrial, and commercial applications.

Great Speakers Lined Up for PBS Works User Group

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Today Altair published the agenda for their PBS Works User Group Meeting, which takes place Sept. 14-17 in Silicon Valley. At the event, engineers, IT administrators, cluster managers, and users of HPC systems will have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with the best minds in supercomputing.

Slidecast: DDN Strategic Vision for High Performance Storage

Molly Rector, CMO and EVP of Product Management at DDN

“For more than a decade, DDN’s innovative, proven technology has been at the forefront of solving big data storage challenges in the world’s largest and most demanding environments,” said Molly Rector, CMO and EVP of Product Management at DDN. “Today, our vision and roadmap is being increasingly influenced by our enterprise and commercial HPC customers who are demanding new features in addition to the highest availability, reliability, scalability and best price/performance.”

DDN Boosts Object Storage with WOS 360 2.0

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Today DataDirect Networks announced the latest release of its advanced WOS object storage platform. WOS 360 2.0 includes a new, low-cost capacity node, increased efficiency and an OpenStack Swift API.

Solar Superstorms Documentary Powered by Blue Waters

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A new high-resolution science documentary about the dynamics of the Sun will feature data-driven supercomputer visualizations produced by NCSA. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbach, Solar Superstorms debuts June 30 at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum in Baton Rouge before heading out to more than a dozen planetariums and science centers around the world.

Peter V. Coveney to Keynote ISC Cloud & Big Data

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Today the ISC Cloud & Big Data conference announced that Professor Peter V. Coveney from University College London will be their keynote speaker. Coveney will discuss the current state-of-the-art in the development of personalized medicine, at the event, which takes place Sept. 28-30 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Video: 1.68 Petaflop Prometheus Supercomputer Comes to Cyfronet

Kraków, 27.04.2015. Oficjalna prezentacja najszybszego superkomputera w historii Polski - Prometheusa, 27 bm. w Akademickim Centrum Komputerowym Cyfronet AGH w Krakowie. (mr) PAP/Stanis³aw Rozpêdzik

In this video, officials from Cyfronet describe Prometheus, a new HP Apollo 8000 supercomputer with 1.68 Petaflops of peak performance.

HPC News Bytes for Friday, June 26

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While we’re always on the lookout for HPC news, not everything makes it to the front page. Notable items from this week include new benchmarks for 100GB Ethernet, the Open MPI roadmap, and Docker containers.

Mellanox Benchmarks Ceph on 100Gb Ethernet

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Today Mellanox announced a set of 100Gb/s network storage performance benchmark results for Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage.

insideBIGDATA Guide to Scientific Research

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Daniel Gutierrez, Managing Editor, of insideBIGDATA has put together a terrific Guide to Scientific Research. The goal of this paper is to provide a road map for scientific researchers wishing to capitalize on the rapid growth of big data technology for collecting, transforming, analyzing, and visualizing large scientific data sets.