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Archives for January 2015

House Hearing: Supercomputing and American Technology Leadership

“Today, we will hear from a distinguished panel of witnesses about the importance of high performance computing to American technological competitiveness, specifically focusing on the Department of Energy’s Advanced Scientific Computing Research program, also known as the “ASCR” program within the Office of Science.”

Job of the Week: Director of HPCC at Michigan State

Michigan State University’s Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research is seeking a Director of HPCC in our Job of the Week.

Five University Partners Line Up With Alan Turing Institute

The universities of Cambridge Edinburgh, Oxford, Warwick and UCL have been chosen to lead the Alan Turing Institute, which will promote advanced mathematics, computer science, and big data in the UK.

Video: Moab Adds Elastic Computing Features

“We received an overwhelmingly positive response to the new Moab features during SC14, so we¹re very excited to make the new features generally available. In a competitive computing landscape where enterprises need to accelerate insights, Moab matters,” said Rob Clyde, CEO of Adaptive Computing. “Automating workload workflows is imperative to shorten the timeline to discovery, and this latest version of Moab represents a huge step forward in helping enterprises achieve that. We are excited to reveal our latest innovations and continue driving competitive advantage for our customers.”

Video: Hong Kong Students Gear Up for ASC15 Student Cluster Challenge

In this video, students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong gear up for the ASC15 Student Cluster Competition. “Over 100 international universities are expected to register for ASC15, while the number of overseas university is expected to exceed 50,” said ASC Executive Director Dr. Qing (Kitty) Ji.”

D-Wave Systems Raises $29M for Quantum Computing

Today D-Wave Systems announced that it has closed $29 million in funding to accelerate development of the company’s quantum hardware and software.

NextComputing Rolls Out Radius EDS Portable Workstation

Today NextComputing announced their new Radius EDS portable workstation. With a small form factor and an innovative storage configuration, the Radius EDS provides up to 16 easy-access removable hard drives equaling 32TB of enterprise-class storage with RAID.

Glenn Lockwood on the NSF Future Directions Interim Report

Glenn K. Lockwood writes that a recent interim report on NSF Advanced Computing raises big concerns about the future of HPC at the National Science Foundation. With NSF funding currently under fire in Congress, I’m thinking concerned taxpayers should give this a good read.

Still Time to Register for Stanford HPC Conference, Feb 2-3

As a reminder, the Stanford HPC Conference takes place next week, February 2-3, at Stanford, California. Hosted by the HPC Advisory Council, the conference will focus on High-Performance Computing (HPC) usage models and benefits, the future of supercomputing, latest technology developments, best practices and advanced HPC topics. In addition, there will be a strong focus on […]

Using HPC in Design and Manufacturing

Lightweight construction is more than designing according to the laws of nature. It is a social, ecological and economic concern, a philosophy and an aesthetic view. In this case study we see how SL-Rasch (Institute for Scientific Architecture) used HPC to design, simulate and manufacture large umbrellas for use in a variety of places including a mosque.