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Visualizations of future nano-transistors with diameters 1,000 times smaller than a human hair simulated on the Blue Waters supercomputer. Courtesy of Institute for Nanoelectronic Modeling (iNEMO) led by Gerhard Klimeck

10 Ways Advanced Computing Catalyzes Science

November 18, 2015 12:19 pm | by NSF | News | Comments

When researchers need to compare complex new genomes, or map new regions of the Arctic in high-resolution detail, or detect signs of dark matter, or make sense of massive amounts of functional MRI data, they turn to high-performance computing and data analysis systems. HPC enables discoveries in practically every field. By combining superfast and secure networks, cutting-edge parallel computing and analytics software, advanced...

CD-adapco uses MDX to maximize the real-life performance of products in the aerospace, automotive, energy, life sciences, and oil and gas industries.

Speeding Highly Advanced Engineering Simulations to Maximize Real-life Product Performance

November 18, 2015 12:04 pm | by Panasas | News | Comments

CD-adapco, the largest privately held computational fluid dynamics provider of computer-aided engineering software, has deployed more than one petabyte of Panasas ActiveStor storage to support the high-performance demands of CFD simulations. CD-adapco is pioneering an approach called Multidisciplinary Design Exploration (MDX) that uses engineering data from simulation results to improve a product through multiple design iterations.

Ocean Colors after Big Storms -- Courtesy of NASA/Goddard/SuomiNPP/VIIRS via NASA's OceanColor -- Click to enlarge

Ocean Colors after Big Storms

November 18, 2015 11:36 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Damaging heavy rains fell on South Carolina at the beginning of October 2015. Much of that water had, by mid-October, flowed into the Atlantic Ocean bringing with it heavy loads of sediment, nutrients and dissolved organic material. This image, from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument on NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite, shows the runoff as it interacts with ocean currents on October 15.

"TACC, BioTeam, and Silicon Mechanics are natural collaborators on the Converged Infrastructure Laboratory because we're all dedicated to providing real-world solutions to the computational challenges faced in data-intensive research domains like the life

Silicon Mechanics, Supermicro sponsor BioTeam Converged Infrastructure Lab at TACC

November 18, 2015 11:20 am | by Silicon Mechanics | News | Comments

Silicon Mechanics announced sponsorship of a joint venture between the Middleton, MA-based BioTeam, and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), which is located in Austin. Per the details of this sponsorship, Silicon Mechanics and technology hardware provider Supermicro will collaborate to supply high-density compute nodes and ZFS storage systems to BioTeam's new Converged Infrastructure Lab located at TACC.

Jaqui Hodgkinson is VP, Product Development, at Elsevier.

Improving Reproducibility in the Life Sciences: How Publishers are Helping

November 18, 2015 11:00 am | by Jaqui Hodgkinson, Elsevier | Blogs | Comments

Reproducibility remains a persistent problem despite numerous efforts over the years to tackle the issue. But solutions are on the horizon, as new computational tools make it easier for researchers to evaluate citations and choose which results must be validated to move their own projects forward. Close to 1 million articles are published yearly in biomedical journals alone — ample evidence of the pace at which science is accelerating...

Government labs, as well as public and private universities worldwide, are using HPE Compute solutions to conduct research across scientific disciplines, develop new drugs, discover renewable energy sources and bring supercomputing to nontraditional users

Hewlett Packard Enterprise reports Significant Momentum in HPC

November 18, 2015 10:42 am | by Hewlett Packard Enterprise | News | Comments

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced at SC15 in Austin, that more than a third of the high-performance computing market is leveraging HPE Compute platforms to process, analyze and manage data securely across HPC workloads. The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas at Austin, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Ghent University and the Academic Computer Centre Cyfronet, are among...

Using multiple datasets (including data from close to a million watersheds), and more than 40,000 groundwater models, the study estimates a total volume of nearly 23 million cubic kilometers of total groundwater of which 0.35 million cubic kilometers is y

First Data-driven Map of Earth’s Hidden Groundwater Reserves: Use Exceeds Renewal

November 18, 2015 10:22 am | by University of Victoria | News | Comments

Groundwater: it’s one of the planet’s most exploited, most precious natural resources. It ranges in age from months to millions of years old. Around the world, there’s increasing demand to know how much we have and how long before it’s tapped out. For the first time since a back-of-the-envelope calculation was attempted in the 1970s, hydrologists have produced a data-driven estimate of the Earth’s total supply of groundwater.

Cray has collaborated with one of its key customers, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), on a container project codenamed “Shifter,” which is designed to extend Docker capabilities to HPC environments and all Cray XC series u

Cray-NERSC Collaboration Brings Docker Container Capabilities to Cray XC Software

November 18, 2015 9:45 am | by Cray | News | Comments

Via an established Center of Excellence, Cray has collaborated with one of its key customers, NERSC, on a container project codenamed “Shifter,” which is designed to extend Docker capabilities to HPC environments and all Cray XC series users. Through technology co-development efforts validated on the XC30 system nicknamed “Edison” at NERSC, the Cray-NERSC collaboration brings Docker container capabilities to large-scale supercomputing.

R5 is NASA’s newest humanoid robot, initially designed to complete disaster-relief maneuvers. However, its main goal is to prove itself worthy of even trickier terrain — deep space exploration.

Game-changing Tech: Prototype Humanoid Robots awarded to help with NASA Robotics R&D

November 18, 2015 8:44 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Humanoid robots, like NASA’s R5, will be helpful to astronauts on our journey to Mars, so NASA has awarded two prototypes for advanced research and development work. NASA is interested in humanoid robots because they can help or even take the place of astronauts working in extreme space environments. The goal of the challenge is to create better software for dexterous humanoid robots used in space missions, giving them more autonomy.

The conference will focus on high performance computing (HPC) usage models and benefits, the future of supercomputing, latest technology developments, best practices and advanced HPC topics, as well as new topics surrounding machine learning and big data.

HPC Advisory Council Stanford High-Performance Computing Conference 2016

November 17, 2015 4:31 pm | Events

The conference will focus on high performance computing (HPC) usage models and benefits, the future of supercomputing, latest technology developments, best practices and advanced HPC topics, as well as new topics surrounding machine learning and big data.

Sardinia Systems

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Sardinia Systems

November 17, 2015 4:24 pm | Award Winners

This new company developed a technology that automates HPC operations in large-scale cloud data centers, such as collecting utilization metrics, driving scalable aggregation and consolidation of data, and optimizing resource demand to resource availability. The product, FishDirector, incorporates high performance parallel data aggregation and consolidation, coupled with high performance solvers which continuously solve for optimal layout of virtual...

IDC HPC Innovation Excellence Award

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Korea Institute of Science and Technology

November 17, 2015 4:11 pm | Award Winners

The Dept. of Supercomputing Modeling and Simulation at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) runs a modeling and simulation program that offers Korean SMEs the opportunity to develop high-quality products using the supercomputers at KISTI. The project recently assisted the development of a slow juicer made by NUC by improving the juice extraction rate from 75 to 82.5 percent through numerical shape optimization of a screw...


HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Argonne National Laboratory

November 17, 2015 4:04 pm | Award Winners

Researchers in the Computing, Environment and Life Sciences Directorate (CELS) at Argonne National Laboratory developed ACCOLADES, a scalable workflow management tool that enables automotive design engineers to exploit task parallelism using large-scale computing (e.g., GPGPUs, multicore architectures or the cloud). By effectively harnessing such large-scale computing capabilities, engine design engineers can concurrently simulate the drive cycle of...

ICM is Poland’s leading research center for computational and data driven sciences, and is one of the premier centers for large-scale high performance computing (HPC) simulations and big data analytics in Central and Eastern Europe.

University of Warsaw Selects Cray XC40 for Mathematical and Computational Modeling

November 17, 2015 3:46 pm | by Cray | News | Comments

Cray announced the company has been awarded a contract to provide an XC40 supercomputer to the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modeling at the University of Warsaw. The six-cabinet Cray XC40 system will be located in ICM’s OCEAN research data center, and will enable interdisciplinary teams of scientists to address the most computationally complex challenges in areas such as life sciences, physics, cosmology...

Submissions for the 2016 RCG will be accepted December 15, 2015, through March 1, 2016. The grant recipients will be announced April 2016.

Silicon Mechanics Announces 5th Annual Research Cluster Grant

November 17, 2015 3:29 pm | by Silicon Mechanics | News | Comments

Silicon Mechanics announced the opening of its 5th Annual Research Cluster Grant program at SC15. Two institutions will be selected, and both will be awarded a complete high-performance computing (HPC) cluster. The competition is open to all U.S. and Canadian qualified post-secondary institutions, university-affiliated research institutions, non-profit research institutions, and researchers at federal labs with university affiliations.



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