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SC21 Updates Safety Protocol for On-site Attendees

SC21 has issued an update about on-site safety protocols at its annual conference, to be held November 14–19, 2021 in St. Louis. Following are highlights of their statement released today: Proof of Vaccination: SC21 will require all in-person attendees, exhibitors, volunteers, and SC21 staff to be fully vaccinated. In order to pick up your registration badge, […]

TACC’s Longhorn GPU Subsystem Helps Researchers Detect Potential COVID-19 Virus Vulnerability

Despite more than a year and a half of research, there are still many unknowns about how the virus that causes COVID-19 infects human cells. A deeper understanding could lead to new treatment approaches. Using supercomputer simulations, a team from the University of California San Diego, the University of Pittsburgh, The University of Texas at […]

SC21 Will Remain In-person/Virtual Hybrid, Says Conference General Chair de Supinski

Amid rumors that SC21 is on the verge of shifting to an all-virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic, conference General Chair Bronis de Supinski told us today that the rumors are unfounded: SC21 will be an in person/virtual hybrid gathering. “There’s nothing to (the rumors),” de Supinski said. He added that he and several […]

Duke Professor Amanda Randles to Keynote RMACC Symposium

Boulder, CO – Dr. Amanda Randles, Duke University assistant professor of biomedical and computer sciences and a leading expert in high performance computing (HPC and biomedical engineering, will be the opening keynote speaker for the 11th annual Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium’s (RMACC) High Performance Computing Symposium in May.  Dr. Randles will speak on “The role […]

Western Digital and Qumulo Partner on Capacity and Scale for IHME COVID-19 Health Analytics and Vaccine Roll Out

San Jose, Jan 26, 2021 – Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) announced today that the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), in partnership with Qumulo, specializing in file data management for hybrid cloud environments, is employing Western Digital’s Ultrastar DC HC550 18TB HDDs and Ultrastar DC SN640 NVMe SSDs for ongoing COVID-19 research and vaccine […]

The Good Hope Net Project and Russian Supercomputer Announce New COVID Milestone

Moscow, December 23, 2020 — International non-profit The Good Hope Net project aimed to develop treatment and diagnostic tools to fight against COVID-19 coronavirus infection, supported by RSC Group, has reported its 2020 results and announced plans for the future. The Good Hope Net project includes 21 science and research organizations from 8 countries at the moment: Russia, Finland, Italy, […]

TACC’s Frontera HPC System Expansion for ‘Urgent Computing’ – COVID-19, Hurricanes, Earthquakes

Frontera, deployed at the Texas Advanced Computing Center supercomputer and the ninth fastest HPC system in the world, will receive an expansion to support urgent computing and basic science, according to TACC. The expansion is funded by an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a contribution from Dell Giving, the philanthropic arm of […]

Fugaku in the News: Simulations Show Humidifiers Could Limit COVID-19 Spread

Scientists using the world’s most powerful supercomputer, the Arm-based Fugaku system at Japan’s  Riken Center for Computational Science, have generated findings that relate humidity to the spread of coronavirus: the more humid the air, the lesser the aerosol spread. In a story published by Reuters yesterday, it was reported that the “supercomputer showed that humidity […]

Los Alamos Stands up HPE Cray EX for COVID-19 Fight

Los Alamos National Laboratory reported it has completed the installation of “Chicoma,” based on AMD EPYC CPUs and the HPE Cray EX supercomputer architecture. The HPC platform is aimed at enhancing the lab’s R&D efforts in support of COVID-19 research. Chicoma is an early deployment of HPE Cray EX, which offers a large-scale system architecture […]

The Dell Technologies HPC Community Interviews: Dell HPC Leader Thierry Pellegrino Talks Collaborative Inspiration and Why ‘the Whole World Is Morphing into HPC’

Thierry Pellegrino is vice president and general manager of HPC at Dell Technologies, putting him in a leadership position of a vendor whose servers are used in some of the world’s most powerful HPC clusters. In this interview, Pellegrino explains Dell’s three-pronged HPC strategy (“democratize, optimize, advance HPC and AI”). He also talks about how […]