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Video: HPC to Transform Grad Student Careers at SC15

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In this video, Tanzima Islam from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory discusses how her experiences as a graduate student at the SC conference propelled her career in HPC.

Clusters For Dummies

Clusters for Dummies

Clusters FOR DUMMIES is an excellent read for both experienced and novice administrators, users, purchasing departments, and developers who are considering purchasing or specifying a cluster.

HPC People on the Move: March Edition

Dr. Lewey Anton

Adaptive Computing has a new CEO. Get the scoop on who else is jumping ship and moving on up in high performance computing.

Radio Free HPC Polarizes Over Net Neutrality

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In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team splits on the topic of Net Neutrality. The FCC will soon publish its new rules for ensuring an even playing field for Internet Bandwidth. “Dan doesn’t like the idea one bit. Henry disagrees and thinks we need Net Neutrality to keep the Comcasts of the world from running amok. As for Rich, he just finds the whole argument rather amusing since it’s pretty much a done deal.”

Predictions for HPC in 2015 from Intersect360 Research

Chris Willard, Intersect360 Research

Intersect360 Research has published their Top Six Predictions for HPC in 2015.

ARM Joins OpenMP ARB

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ARM has joined the OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB), a group of leading hardware and software vendors and research organizations creating the standard for the most popular shared-memory parallel programming model in use today.

Slidecast: John Gustafson Explains Energy Efficient Unum Computing

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“Written by one of the foremost experts in high-performance computing and the inventor of Gustafson’s Law, The End of Error: Unum Computing explains a new approach to computer arithmetic: the universal number (unum). The unum encompasses all IEEE floating-point formats as well as fixed-point and exact integer arithmetic. This new number type obtains more accurate answers than floating-point arithmetic yet uses fewer bits in many cases, saving memory, bandwidth, energy, and power.”

Big Energy Breaks New Ground in Supercomputing

Meike Chabowski, Product Marketing Manager for Enterprise Linux Servers at SUSE.

“Today, energy companies mark the world leaders in commercial supercomputing. Companies like Total are utilizing high performance computing (HPC) to deliver an optimal combination of performance, price and efficiency. Supercomputers like Pangea deliver 10 times the computing capacity of the system it replaced, helping Total identify and exploit new reserves more effectively.”

The Past, Present, and Future of OpenACC

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In this video from the University of Houston CACDS HPC Workshop, Jeff Larkin from Nvidia presents: The Past, Present, and Future of OpenACC. “OpenACC is an open specification for programming accelerators with compiler directives. It aims to provide a simple path for accelerating existing applications for a wide range of devices in a performance portable way. This talk with discuss the history and goals of OpenACC, how it is being used today, and what challenges it will address in the future.”

Video: Fujitsu HPC Gateway to Desktop Supercomputing

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In this video, Fujitsu CTO Pierre Lagier describes how the company enables customers to access high performance computing capabilities on desktop PCs with the Fujitsu HPC Gateway and the Intel Cluster Ready program.