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Advanced Clustering Technologies to build “Pistol Pete” Supercomputer at Oklahoma State

Today Oklahoma State University announced that Advanced Clustering Technologies has been contracted to build and install its newest supercomputer to support a broad range of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. “The new supercomputer, which will be named after the university’s mascot, Pistol Pete, will serve as a campus-wide shared resource, available at no charge to all OSU faculty, staff, postdocs, graduate students and undergraduates, as well as to researchers and educators across Oklahoma.”

Intel at SC17: Showcasing HPC technologies, luminary speakers, and a virtual motorsports experience

This year at SC17, Intel offers many opportunities to learn about the newest technologies, emerging fields like Artificial Intelligence, and the ways organizations are applying those capabilities for real-world applications.”

Cray Deploys Pair of Supercomputers in Canada for Weather Forecasting

Today Shared Services Canada (SSC) dedicated a pair of Cray supercomputers in Quebec. The new HPC systems will be used by the Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) to improve the accuracy and timeliness of weather warnings and forecasts. “Accurate and timely weather forecasting helps us protect our homes and businesses in the face of extreme storms and tornadoes, which are getting worse due to climate change. By supporting quality weather forecasts and warnings, the new High Performance Computers will help protect Canadians for years to come.”

Radio Free HPC Talks Optimization with RedLine Performance Solutions

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC teams discusses performance optimization with Carolyn Pasti and Don Avart from Red Line Performance Solutions. The company is partnering with Radio Free HPC on Project Cyclops, an effort to build the world’s fastest single node on the HPCG benchmark. Listen in as Don and Carolyn share their methodology for workload performance optimization and what it takes to make clusters really perform up their potential in the real world.

High School Team to Compete in SC17 Student Cluster Competition

For the first time, a team high school of high schoolers will compete in the Student Cluster Competition next week at SC17 in Denver. The team hails from Harrison High School in West Lafayette, Indiana. “In this real-time, non-stop, 48-hour challenge, teams of undergraduate and/or high school students assemble a small cluster on the exhibit floor and race to complete a real-world workload across a series of applications and impress HPC industry judges.”

Top 10 Things to Look Forward to at SC17

In this special guest feature, Kim McMahon offers up her annual Top 10 list of things she’s looking forward to as SC17 this week. “It’s that time of year we all look forward to! We have been waiting for it all year, preparing, and holding our excitement until it starts! It’s not vacation, it’s not the holidays, it’s Supercomputing!”

Agenda Posted for ARM HPC User Group at SC17

The ARM HPC User Group has posted their Agenda for their SC17 Meetup. The event takes place Monday, Nov. 13 from 1:00 – 6:30pm at the Grand Hyatt in Denver. “Join us for Arm’s third annual HPC User Group session held during SC17 in Denver, CO. Sessions will feature presentations by Arm ecosystem leads, end-users, and ecosystem partners involved in the deployment of Arm servers for HPC.”

Volunteers Ready High Speed SCinet for SC17

At SC17 in Denver, volunteers have already started the installation of SCinet, the high-capacity network that supports the revolutionary applications and experiments that are a hallmark of the SC conference. SCinet takes one year to plan, and those efforts culminate in a month-long period of staging, setup and operation of the network during the conference.

Asetek Partners with E4 Computer Engineering, Announces Installation at CINECA

Today Asetek announced E4 Computer Engineering as a new datacenter OEM partner. E4 Computer Engineering has utilized Asetek RackCDU D2C (Direct-to-Chip) liquid cooling for the D.A.V.I.D.E. SUPERCOMPUTER in Italy. Commissioned by PRACE (The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) and installed at CINECA (PRACE Italian hosting member), the innovative OpenPOWER-based D.A.V.I.D.E. supercomputer is built on top of the IBM POWER8 architecture.

Agenda Posted for D-Wave Quantum Seminar & Livestream at SC17

D-Wave Systems will hold a Quantum Computing Seminar & Livestream from 2:00pm – 5:00pm on Monday, Nov. 13 in Denver. “We will discuss quantum computing, the D-Wave 2000Q system and software, the growing software ecosystem, an overview of some user projects, and how quantum computing can be applied to problems in optimization, machine learning, cyber security, and sampling.”