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Call for Abstracts: Intel HPC Developer Conference at SC17

“The Intel HPC Developer Conference 2017 has become the place for developers to learn about the latest trends, developments, and the future of HPC. By submitting an abstract and speaking at the conference you will be able to reach top-level decision makers within the HPC industry.”

Video: HPE goes for Mission to Mars with Supercomputer Launch

“Traveling to Mars and further destinations will require more sophisticated computing capabilities to cut down on communication latencies and ensure astronauts’ survival, but existing computing resources are limited and incapable of extended periods of uptime. Settled aboard the SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft, the Spaceborne Computer is a year-long experiment from HPE and NASA—roughly the amount of time it will take to get to Mars—which will test a supercomputer’s ability to function in the harsh conditions of space.”

Slovenia signs European Declaration on HPC

This week Slovenia became the ninth member state to sign the European Declaration on High Performance Computing. Designed to coordinate HPC efforts throughout Europe, the EuroHPC declaration was originally launched during Digital Day in March 2017 by France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. Belgium signed the declaration in June. “Providing only 5% of global HPC resources, but consuming about 30% of them, EU needs to to step up cooperation in HPC to boost Europe’s scientific capabilities and industrial competitiveness. The EuroHPC goal is to to develop a high-performance computing ecosystem based on European technology, including low power chips and to have exascale supercomputers based on European technology in the global top 3 by 2022.”

DOE Awards 1 Billion Hours of Supercomputer Time for Research

The DOE has awarded 1 Billion CPU hours of compute time on Oak Ridge supercomputers to a set important research projects vital to our nation’s future. ALCC allocations for 2017 continue in the tradition of innovation and discovery with projects awards ranging from 2 million to 300 million processor hours.

HPC Analyst Crossfire at ISC 2017

In this video from ISC 2017, Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research fires back at industry leaders with hard-hitting questions about the state of the HPC industry. “Listen in as visionary leaders from the supercomputing community comment on forward-looking trends that will shape the industry this year and beyond.”

Future HPC Challenges for Europe

In this video from PRACEdays17, Thomas Skordas describes the future challenges of HPC in Europe and the key role of PRACE in the European HPC ecosystem. “PRACEdays17 included keynotes about European and international HPC strategy, scientific achievements, and industrial applications of HPC. The Barcelona Supercomputing Center hosted an enjoyable environment and an excellent organization.”

DDN Drives Microscopy Workflows with Gatan

Today DDN announced a strategic partnership with Gatan to deliver groundbreaking solutions for microscopy research environments and workflows. With innovative solutions that combine DDN’s high-performance data storage platform and Gatan’s high-performance cameras, the DDN and Gatan partnership offers a wide variety of end-user applications a powerful, end-to-end solution to accelerate research, to speed time to results, and to fully leverage the power of the latest technologies in electron microscopy. “Massive increases in instrument data are revolutionizing life science and materials research and, at the same time, are placing unprecedented demands on storage,” said Robert Triendl, senior vice president of global sales, marketing, and field services at DDN.

Radio Free HPC Looks at Posit Computing

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the problems with IEEE Floating Point. “As described in a recent presentation by John Gustafson, the flaws and idiosyncrasies of floating-point arithmetic ‘constitute a sizable portion of any curriculum on Numerical Analysis.’ The whole thing has Dan pretty worked up, so we hope that the news of Posit Computing coming to the new processors from Rex Computing will help.”

Supercomputing Ocean Currents at NASA

A team from the NASA has developed a new visualization tool that is being used by researchers from the Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean (ECCO) project to study the behavior of ocean currents. The new visualization tool provides high-resolution views of the entire globe at once, allowing the scientists to see new details that they had missed in previous analyses of their simulation, which was run on NASA’s Pleiades supercomputer.

CSRA Upgrades Biowulf Supercomputer at NIH

Today CSRA announced that the company has installed a second increment to the Biowulf supercomputing cluster at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Information Technology. Biowulf is designed to process a large number of simultaneous computations that are typical in genomics, image processing, statistical analysis, and other biomedical research areas. “We are proud to report the next stage of supercomputing power for Biowulf at NIH,” said Vice President Kamal Narang, head of CSRA’s Federal Health Group. “CSRA’s world-renowned HPC experts partnered with NIH to make this advancement possible. Entering this new stage, NIH researchers have expanded computing power to discover new cures and save lives.”