HPC News Bytes for June 11, 2015

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hatnewsWhile we’re always on the lookout for HPC news, not everything makes it to the front page. Here are some notable items from this week.

  • Personalized Pediatrics. Dell has extended partnership with Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to help clinical researchers and doctors globally expand the reach and impact of the world’s first FDA-approved personalized medicine trial for pediatric cancer. Dell’s new $3 million grant will also allow TGen to extend its capabilities past pediatric cancer to support sequencing for other medical conditions affecting children including rare childhood diseases.
  • Docker for the Painless Cloud. The newly announced ProfitBricks Docker platform enables its customers to build fully-portable applications within the ProfitBricks cloud. Unlike other Docker platforms, ProfitBricks’ Docker provides developers and system administrators with a platform with dedicated resources that autoscales the Docker hosts.
  • Got Disruptive Technology? The SC15 conference is now accepting submissions for their Emerging Technologies, which will examine innovative solutions that may significantly change and extend the world of HPC in the next five to fifteen years. Consisting of panel sessions and competitively selected exhibits, Emerging Technologies will showcase technologies that are innovative, but not yet available from industry as products.
  • SC15 Student Cluster Teams. This week the SC15 conference announced that 9 nine teams will square off in a battle to build the fastest HPC cluster in a race against the clock. SC15 takes place Nov. 16-19 in Austin. In the near term, 11 student teams will compete in July at ISC 2015.
  • Seoul Oak. In a new collaboration with Oak Ridge National Lab, Hyundai Motor Company and its affiliate Kia Motors will consult with ORNL on R&D topics related to the industry and develop new potential Hyundai-sponsored projects in the future.
  • Showcasing HPC in France. The TERATEC 2015 Forum takes place June 23-24 at École polytechnique in Palaiseau. Dedicated to numerical simulation and high performance computing, Teratec offers two days of sessions, topical workshops, and an exhibition. See more conferences in our insideHPC Events Calendar.
  • Streaming HPC. Cray’s Venkat Krishnamurthy writes that big changes are afoot in data management, driven by a very different set of use cases around sensor data processing. This streaming data revolution places a new set of demands on systems infrastructure for analytics and data management.

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