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Interview: Experimenting with DEEP-ER NAM Technology

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“As the name indicates: A NAM is basically a storage device plugged into the interconnect network of a Cluster. That sounds pretty simple and straightforward. But the underlying technology is quite new and exciting and the NAM concept enables entirely new approaches for using memory as a shared resource.”

Agenda Posted: HPC Advisory Council China Conference

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The HPC Advisory Council has posted the agenda for their upcoming China Conference. The event takes place Nov. 5, 2014 in Guangzhou, China.

RCE Podcast: Bringing Modeling & Simulation into the Classroom with the Shodor Foundation

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In this RCE podcast, Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres meet with Dr. Robert Panoff to discuss Shodor, a national resource for computational science education.

CPU24/7 Joins UberCloud Marketplace with OpenFOAM Solution

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Today the CPU 24/7 group announced that the company’s Cloud-enabled HPC solutions are now available on the UberCloud Marketplace.

SC14 Announces New Plenary on Why HPC Matters

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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.

Scale-out NAS Becomes More Popular for HPC

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Scale-out storage architectures have become more popular in recent years as a solution to scale-up challenges. The scale out approach eliminates the limitations of traditional scale up architectures and certain inefficiencies such as “forklift upgrades” when a larger system is required.

Free Training Materials: Parallel Programming and Optimization with Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors

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If you’re looking for information on how program Intel coprocessors, Colfax Research has just posted the 280-slide deck from their “Parallel Programming and Optimization with Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors” developer training program.

Science at the Theater: 8 Big Ideas for a Better Planet

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“At Berkeley Lab, we pride ourselves on great, socially responsible ideas. But can we explain them in a way that non-scientists can understand — and applaud — in only 8 minutes? The answer is yes and we proved it on October 8th at Oakland’s Kaiser Theater as 8 Berkeley Lab scientists took the stage and brought the latest science on everything from solar-powered vaccine refrigerators and cool roof maps to radiation pills and space dust.”

Conducting 264 Years of Research in Just 18 Hours

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“Stowe shares an example of a 156,000-core workload run in eight regions of the globe that produced 2.3 million hours of computational chemistry research (264 years’ worth) in just 18 hours. He says this capability will transform both access patterns and the kinds of research that pharmaceutical, life sciences and healthcare companies are able to tackle when it comes to analyzing genomes.”

Bits, Bytes and BTUs: Warm Water Liquid Cooling at NREL

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“NREL’s HPC center is home to the largest HPC system in the world dedicated to advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. In addition, the HPC data center is one of the most energy efficient data centers in the world, featuring warm-water liquid cooling, and waste heat capture and re-use to reduce energy use and lower costs.”