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Archives for May 2015

Solving Eight Constraints of Today’s Data Center

With the growth of big data, cloud and high performance computing, demands on data centers around the world are expanding every year. Unfortunately, these demands are coming up against significant opposition in the form of operating constraints, capital constraints, and sustainability goals. In this article, we look at 8 of these constraints and how direct-to-chip liquid cooling is solving them.

Senai CIMATEC Installs Latin America’s Fastest Supercomputer

BG Brasil has unveiled the fastest supercomputer in Latin America at the Senai CIMATEC Supercomputing Center for Industrial Innovation in Salvador, Brazil.

Video: Building the Rice Cluster at Purdue

“Named in honor of Professor Emeritus John R. Rice, the Rice supercomputer will be used by researchers to develop new treatments for cancer, improve crop yields to better feed the planet, engineer quieter aircraft, study global climate change and probe the origins of the universe.”

Built with HP compute nodes, the Rice supercomputer is powered by 10-core Intel Xeon-E5 processors, 64 GB of memory, and 56 Gb FDR InfiniBand from Mellanox. Rice nodes are now running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 with Moab and TORQUE for job management.

LLNL Breaks Ground on New Supercomputing Facility

This week Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory broke ground on a modular and sustainable supercomputing facility that will provide a flexible infrastructure able to accommodate the Laboratory’s growing demand for HPC.

Job of the Week: PETTT Program Manager at Engility

Engility is seeking a PETTT Program Manager in our Job of the Week.

Silicon Mechanics Awards Research Clusters

Today Silicon Mechanics announced the recipients of its fourth annual Research Cluster Grant (RCG). Dordt College and The City College of New York will receive HPC Clusters with a combined value of over $175,000 to support growing research programs.

Reducing Jet Noise with Large Eddy Simulations

Over at Argonne National Lab, John Spizzirri writes that GE researchers are using the Mira supercomputer to learn how noise propagates from jet propulsion and wind turbine systems. The team, lead by Umesh Paliath and Giridhar Jothiprasad, is studying the complex behavior of air as it passes through jet exhaust nozzles and over wind turbine blades.

Clusters Drive Design Simulation

As design challenges become more complex and time to product launches are reduced, it is important to understand how to use a cluster for simulation, as compared to just a single node. “HPC Clusters Drive Design Optimization” is an excellent introduction on how to get the most out of a compute cluster.

Video: Rescale Powers Cloud HPC for Engineering Simulation

“Rescale’s mission is to provide a highly powerful simulation platform that empowers the world’s engineers and scientists to develop the most innovative products and perform groundbreaking research and development.”

Slidecast: UCX – Unified Communication X Framework

In this slidecast, Pavel Shamis from ORNL and Gilad Shainer from Mellanox announce the UCX Unified Communication X Framework. “UCX is a collaboration between industry, laboratories, and academia to create an open-source production grade communication framework for data centric and HPC applications.”