Using Powerful GPU-Based Monte Carlo Simulation Engine to Model Larger Systems, Reduce Data Errors, Improve System PrototypingJuly 22, 2014 8:33 am | by Jeffrey Potoff and Loren Schwiebert | Blogs | Comments
Recently, our research work got a shot in the arm because Wayne State University was the recipient of a complete high-performance compute cluster donated by Silicon Mechanics as part of its 3rd Annual Research Cluster Grant competition. The new HPC cluster gives us some state-of-the-art hardware, which will enhance the development of what we’ve been working on — a novel GPU-Optimized Monte Carlo simulation engine for molecular systems.
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By combining advanced mathematics with high-performance computing, scientists have developed a tool that allowed them to calculate a fundamental property of most atoms on the periodic table to historic accuracy — reducing error by a factor of a thousand in many cases.
Integration between Moab HPC Suite and Bright Cluster Manager provides enhanced functionality that enables users to dynamically provision HPC clusters based on both resource and workload monitoring. Combined capabilities also create a more optimal solution to managing technical computing and Big Workflow requirements.
Altair has announced that the National Supercomputing Center for Energy and the Environment (NSCEE) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, (UNLV) has chosen PBS Professional to replace its previous high-performance computing (HPC) workload management implementation.
Even as CPU power and memory bandwidth march forward, a major bottleneck hampering overall supercomputing performance has presented a significant challenge over the past decade: I/O interconnectivity. The vision behind Intel’s new Omni Scale Fabric is to deliver a platform for the next generation of HPC systems.
ThinkParQ and Q-Leap Networks have announced a close partnership to deliver scalable storage solutions to their customers that are easy to deploy and operate. Based on the parallel filesystem BeeGFS and the cluster OS Qlustar, this will enable customers to build extremely fast storage for a wide range of workloads.
The third annual HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition (SCC) is a joint event hosted by the HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC) and the organizers if the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC). It is an excellent opportunity to showcase students’ HPC expertise in a friendly yet spirited competition. The SCC event will be held during the ISC’14 Conference and Exhibition in Leipzig, Germany.
Silicon Mechanics has announced that Wayne State University (WSU) is the recipient of the company’s 3rd Annual Research Cluster Grant, a program in which the company and its partners are donating a complete high-performance compute cluster. The university, located in midtown Detroit, is one of the nation’s 50 largest public universities
DecisionHPC 14.1 business analytics software is a platform-neutral SaaS solution which gives insight into the value HPC is providing to the business in a “Single Pane of Glass” and provides complete HPC cluster management. Features include comprehensive cluster Scheduler Reports and an innovative Attribute Heat Map visualization capability.
The evolution of cluster technologies is expected to substantially impact emerging research areas, such as the increasingly important Data Science field. Therefore, we have chosen this year to highlight research topics expected to bring substantial progress in the way clusters can help in addressing Big Data challenges. Specific topics are dedicated to this direction within all conference tracks alongside more traditional topics. In addition, special tutorials and workshops will focus on cluster technologies for Big Data storage and processing.
The HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC), an organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, and the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) have announces 11 university teams from around the world for the HPCAC-ISC 2014 Student Cluster Competition during the ISC’14 Conference and Exhibition held from June 22 to 26, 2014.
Businesses increasingly report that they are able to boost their productivity and competitiveness in the global market by deploying computer simulations and digital modeling. Such applications require high-end computing power and storage that are provided by HPC products and services. The ISC’14 two-day Industry Innovation through HPC track is designed to help engineers, manufacturers and designers gain the right set of tools and methods
Mellanox Technologies a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced a collaboration with the University of Cambridge for the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) project. The University of Cambridge selected the company’s Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) solution to provide it with interconnect performance and protocol flexibility for SKA test-bed clusters. The University of Cambridge and Mellanox will use the compute clusters for various development projects for the SKA project, an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope.
Just as Netflix uses an algorithm to recommend movies we ought to see, a Stanford software system offers by-the-moment advice to thousands of server-farm computers on how to efficiently share the workload. We hear a lot about the future of computing in the cloud, but not much about the efficiency of the data centers that make the cloud possible, where clusters work together to host applications ranging from big data analytics
Silicon Mechanics has launched its 3rd Annual Research Cluster Grant program, in which the company will donate a complete high-performance computer cluster as part of a highly competitive research grant. The competition is open to all US and Canadian qualified post-secondary institutions, university-affiliated research institutions, non-profit research institutions, and researchers at federal labs with university affiliations.
eQUEUE is designed to be an intuitive Web-based front-end job submission tool and management portal that increases cluster utilization by making it easier to run jobs from any Web browser. It has the added value of virtually eliminating errors through pre-defined job submission scripts.
Global supercomputer leader Cray announced the Center for Computational Sciences (CCS) at the University of Tsukuba in Japan has put a Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer into production. The new Cray CS300 system has been combined with the University’s current Cray cluster supercomputer, and is providing researchers and scientists with a 1.1 petaflop system for computational science.
Sponsored by Raytheon and coached by staff of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, Team Texas won the 8th annual Student Cluster Competition this year at the Supercomputing Conference (SC13) in Denver. The University Tower was lit orange to acknowledge this accomplishment.
The HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC), a leading organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, and the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), have announced the 11 university teams from around the world for the HPCAC-ISC 2013 Student Cluster Competition during the ISC’14 program of events.
SC13, the 25th anniversary conference of high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, celebrated the contributions of researchers, from those just starting their careers to those whose contributions have made lasting impacts, in a special awards session on Thursday, November 21.
Silicon Mechanics will be highlighting its ongoing commitment to state-of-the-art computing in higher education and research at SC13 Conference & Exhibition. The company will be launching its 3rd Annual Research Cluster Grant Program, exhibiting the research successes achieved by prior awardee Saint Louis University, and sponsoring a team in the SC13 Student Cluster Competition.
Silicon Mechanics announced that it is sponsoring the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) in the Student Cluster Competition at the SC13 Conference & Exhibition, taking place November 17-22, 2013, in Denver, CO.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in partnership with Intel and Cray, announced a unique high performance computing (HPC) cluster that will serve research scientists at all three institutions and provide a proving ground for new HPC and Big Data technologies and architectures.
The HPC Advisory Council (HPCAC) and the International Supercomputing Conference call on high school and undergraduate students from around the world to submit their application for the Student Cluster Competition. Submission Deadline: November 1, 2013
The demand for even faster, more effective, and also energy-saving computer clusters is growing in every sector. The new asynchronous programming model GPI from Fraunhofer ITWM might become a key building block towards realizing the next generation of supercomputers.
At the 2013 International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzig, Germany, global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. announced that the Cray CS300 line of cluster supercomputers is available with the new Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor x100 family. Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors are optimized to deliver the highest levels of parallel performance to power breakthrough innovations across an array of scientific fields.
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