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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.

Power Usage for Coprocessors

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“As the use of coprocessors increases to speedup HPC applications, it is important to understand how much additional power the coprocessors use. With various measurements and benchmarks arising to calculate the power used during the running of compute and data intensive applications, measuring the power draw from an Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor is important to understanding the best use of resources.”

Ancillary Events Line up for ISC 2015 in Frankfurt

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With ISC 2015 coming up in July, a number of ancillary events have been scheduled in Frankfurt to take advantage of this annual gathering of over 2500 supercomputing professionals. On deck are special events from DDN, HP, IDC, Intel, and Mellanox.

Interview: PBS Pro 13 is Biggest Release Ever for Altair

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“The industry needs to accomplish a lot in the coming years to deliver a working, useful exascale machine. PBS Pro is only one piece of the puzzle… but it’s an important piece. Job scheduling and workload management are core capabilities – a “must have” for every HPC system – ensuring HPC goals are met by enforcing site-specific use policies, enabling users to focus on science and engineering rather than IT, and optimizing utilization (of hardware, licenses, and power) to minimize waste.”

Video: Mellanox Launches Spectrum 25/100 Gigabit Open Ethernet Switch

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In this video, Mellanox launches their new 100G end-to-end Ethernet solutions in New York City.

D-Wave Breaks 1000 Qubit Quantum Computing Barrier

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“Temperature, noise, and precision all play a profound role in how well quantum processors solve problems. Beyond scaling up the technology by doubling the number of qubits, we also achieved key technology advances prioritized around their impact on performance.”

Interview: Trends in HPC & Cloud in Financial Services

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While not every industry is making the move to the Cloud at quite the same rate, the high performance side of the Financial Services industry seems to be ahead of the curve. This year, the ISC 2015 conference will feature a session on HPC & Cloud Computing in Financial Services. To learn more about the latest trends in this area, we caught up with Prof. Juho Kanniainen from Tampere University of Technology and Tuomas Eerola from Techila Technologies.