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.
The U.S. remains ill-prepared to combat state-backed cyber intrusions from China, and lawmakers should look at whether U.S.-based companies be allowed to 'hack back' to recover or wipe stolen data, a congressional advisory body said. That's the primary recommendation of this year's report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission that examines national security implications of the relationship between the two world powers.
High-speed Infrastructure Enables World's First 100 Gbps Trans-Pacific Research and Education NetworkNovember 17, 2015 2:25 pm | by Brocade | News | Comments
Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) has selected Brocade network solutions in the world's first 100 Gbps Research and Education network link between Asia and the U.S., as a part of Pacific Wave, a state-of-the-art international Internet exchange facility that interconnects the research and education community of the Pacific Rim with California research universities and 200 other institutions.
This 3-D graphical representation of a generic influenza virion’s ultrastructure is not specific to a seasonal, avian or 2009 H1N1 virus. There are three types of influenza viruses: A, B and C. Human influenza A and B viruses cause seasonal epidemics of disease almost every winter in the United States. The emergence of a new and very different influenza virus to infect people can cause an influenza pandemic.
Building on its strategic investments in heterogeneous system architecture (HSA), AMD announced a suite of tools designed to ease development of high-performance, energy efficient heterogeneous computing systems. The "Boltzmann Initiative" leverages HSA's ability to harness both central processing units (CPU) and AMD FirePro graphics processing units (GPU) for maximum compute efficiency through software.
Researchers have added a new twist to create photon pairs that fit on a tiny computer chip. The breakthrough heralds next-generation integrated quantum optical technology, being compatible with current technology and secure communications. The team pioneered the approach based on a micro-ring resonator — a tiny optical cavity — in which energy conservation constraints can be exploited to suppress classical effects and amplify quantum...
SCinet network, SC’s Supercomputing Internet, is now live. On November 14, the Austin Convention Center became home to the fastest and most innovative computer network in the world, delivering more than 1.6 terabits per second of network bandwidth to SC15. SCinet gives attendees a unique chance to showcase and discover the latest research in HPC. By building the fastest, most innovative operational network possible every year, SCinet...
Sandia Labs’ Pattern Analytics to Support High-Performance Exploitation and Reasoning team has made a number of breakthroughs. They’re developing solutions that will enable analysts to work smarter, faster and more effectively when looking at huge, complex amounts of data in real-time, stressful environments where the consequences might be life or death. Their accomplishments include rethinking how to compare motion and trajectories...
“Eureka!” is what Archimedes is supposed to have exclaimed after having made his extraordinary bath tub discovery. In reference to this event, the new supercomputer developed by Forschungszentrum Jülich, together with the Russian manufacturer T-Platforms and the HPC software and support company ParTec, is called JURECA. With enormous computing power of 2.2 quadrillion operations per second, it is hoped to provide numerous eureka moments
Learning from Distributed Data: Mathematical and Computational Methods to Analyze De-centralized InformationNovember 17, 2015 10:49 am | by NSF | News | Comments
Scientific advances typically produce massive amounts of data, which is, of course, a good thing. But when many of these datasets are at multiple locations, instead of all in one place, it becomes difficult and costly for researchers to extract meaningful information from them. So, the question becomes: "How do we learn from these datasets if they cannot be shared or placed in a central location?"
Hybrid Data Management Approach Automates Primary Storage and Data Protection to, from and in the CloudNovember 17, 2015 10:43 am | by EMC | News | Comments
EMC has announced the immediate availability of a broad range of products and solutions designed to seamlessly connect primary storage and data protection systems to private and public clouds. As a result, organizations will be better equipped to take advantage of both the agility and unlimited scalability of public cloud services and the control and security of a private cloud infrastructure.
International Data Corporation (IDC) has announced the ninth round of recipients of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award at the SC15 supercomputer industry conference in Austin, TX. This year’s winners come from around the globe: US-based Argonne National Laboratory, the Korean Institute of Science and Technology, and a recent start-up, Sardinia Systems from Estonia.
A new algorithm vastly reduces the computation of virtually any computational model. The algorithm may be thought of as a shrinking bull’s-eye that, over several runs of a model, and in combination with some relevant data points, incrementally narrows in on its target: a probability distribution of values for each unknown parameter. Researchers arrive at the same answer as classic computational approaches, but 200x faster.
Just six months after coming online, Comet, the new petascale supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, is already blazing new paths of discovery, thanks in part to its role as a primary resource for an assortment of science gateways that provide scientists across many research domains with easy access to its computing power.
For the first time, using the newly installed "Plasma Simulator," researchers have simulated deuterium plasma turbulence in the Large Helical Device (LHD) at the Inter-University Research Institute Corporation National Institutes of Natural Sciences National Institute for Fusion Science. From this result, they have clarified that the energy confinement in a deuterium plasma is improved in comparison to a hydrogen plasma.