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Suzanne Tracy, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing and HPC Source

HPC for All

November 21, 2014 4:32 pm | by Suzanne Tracy, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing and HPC Source | Blogs | Comments

In the latest issue of HPC Source, “A New Dawn: Bringing HPC to the Enterprise,” we look at how small- to-medium-sized manufacturers can realize major benefits from adoption of high performance computing in areas such as modeling, simulation and analysis.

Today’s Enterprising GPUs

November 20, 2014 2:09 pm | by Rob Farber | Articles | Comments

HPC has always embraced the leading edge of technology and, as such, acts as the trailbreaker...

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: GIS Federal

November 17, 2014 6:35 pm | Award Winners

For the US Army, and DoD and intelligence community as a whole, GIS Federal developed an...

HPC Source - A New Dawn: Bringing HPC to Smaller Manufacturers

November 13, 2014 3:43 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

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Winning NVIDIA’s 2014 Early Stage Challenge helped GPU-powered startup Map-D bring interactivity to big data in vivid ways.

Hot Young Startups Vie for $100,000 GPU Challenge Prize

October 15, 2014 9:24 am | by Suzanne Tracy, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing and HPC Source | News | Comments

NVIDIA is looking for a dozen would-be competitors for next year’s Early Stage Challenge, which takes place as part of its Emerging Companies Summit (ECS). In this seventh annual contest, hot young startups using GPUs vie for a single $100,000 grand prize.

As part of the Cray CS cluster supercomputer series, Cray offers the CS-  Storm cluster, an accelerator-optimized system that consists of multiple   high-density multi-GPU server nodes, designed for massively parallel   computing workloads.

Cray CS-Storm Accelerator-Optimized Cluster Supercomputer

September 8, 2014 10:58 am | Cray Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

As part of the Cray CS cluster supercomputer series, Cray offers the CS-Storm cluster, an accelerator-optimized system that consists of multiple high-density multi-GPU server nodes, designed for massively parallel computing workloads.

Cray CS-Storm High Density Cluster

Cray CS-Storm High Density Cluster

August 26, 2014 3:11 pm | Cray Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Cray CS-Storm is a high-density accelerator compute system based on the Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer. Featuring up to eight NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators and a peak performance of more than 11 teraflops per node, the Cray CS-Storm system is a powerful single-node cluster.

NVIDIA CUDA 6.5 Production Release

NVIDIA CUDA 6.5 Production Release

August 22, 2014 12:15 pm | Nvidia Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

NVIDIA CUDA 6.5 brings GPU-accelerated computing to 64-bit ARM platforms. The toolkit provides programmers with a platform to develop advanced scientific, engineering, mobile and HPC applications on GPU-accelerated ARM and x86 CPU-based systems. Features include support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2013, cuFFT callbacks capability and improved debugging for CUDA FORTRAN applications.

Brookhaven theoretical physicist Swagato Mukherjee explains that 'invisible' hadrons are like salt molecules floating around in the hot gas of hadrons, making other particles freeze out at a lower temperature than they would if the 'salt' wasn't there.

Invisible Particles Provide First Indirect Evidence of Strange Baryons

August 20, 2014 10:17 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

New supercomputing calculations provide the first evidence that particles predicted by the theory of quark-gluon interactions, but never before observed, are being produced in heavy-ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. These heavy strange baryons, containing at least one strange quark, still cannot be observed directly, but instead make their presence known by lowering the temperature at which other baryons "freeze out"

With their new method, computer scientists from Saarland University are able, for the first time, to compute all illumination effects in a simpler and more efficient way. Courtesy of AG Slusallek/Saar-Uni

Realistic Computer Graphics Technology Vastly Speeds Process

August 18, 2014 2:15 pm | by University Saarland | News | Comments

Creating a realistic computer simulation of how light suffuses a room is crucial not just for animated movies like Toy Story or Cars, but also in industry. Special computing methods should ensure this, but require great effort. Computer scientists from Saarbrücken have developed a novel approach that vastly simplifies and speeds up the whole calculating process.

NVIDIA Quadro K5200

NVIDIA Quadro K5200, K4200, K2200, K620 and K420 GPUs

August 12, 2014 3:59 pm | Nvidia Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Quadro K5200, K4200, K2200, K620 and K420 GPUs deliver an enterprise-grade visual computing platform with up to twice the application performance and data-handling capability of the previous generation. They enable users to interact with graphics applications from a Quadro-based workstation from essentially any device.

FirePro S9150 Server GPU for HPC

FirePro S9150 Server GPU for HPC

August 7, 2014 10:56 am | AMD | Product Releases | Comments

The AMD FirePro S9150 server card is based on the AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, the first AMD architecture designed specifically with compute workloads in mind. It is the first to support enhanced double precision and to break the 2.0 TFLOPS double precision barrier.

Jeffrey Potoff is a professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and Loren Schwiebert is an associate professor of Computer Science at Wayne State University.

Using Powerful GPU-Based Monte Carlo Simulation Engine to Model Larger Systems, Reduce Data Errors, Improve System Prototyping

July 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.

On the Trail of Paradigm-Shifting Methods for Solving Mathematical Models

July 15, 2014 10:11 am | by Hengguang Li | Blogs | Comments

How using CPU/GPU parallel computing is the next logical step - My work in computational mathematics is focused on developing new, paradigm-shifting ideas in numerical methods for solving mathematical models in various fields. This includes the Schrödinger equation in quantum mechanics, the elasticity model in mechanical engineering, the Navier-Stokes equation in fluid mechanics, Maxwell’s equations in electromagnetism...

Eurotech Combines Applied Micro 64-bit ARM CPUs and NVIDIA GPU Accelerators for HPC

July 2, 2014 8:07 am | Eurotech, Nvidia Corporation | News | Comments

Eurotech has teamed up with AppliedMicro Circuits Corporation and NVIDIA to develop a new, original high performance computing (HPC) system architecture that combines extreme density and best-in-class energy efficiency. The new architecture is based on an innovative highly modular and scalable packaging concept. 

Multiple server vendors are leveraging the performance of NVIDIA GPU accelerators to launch the world’s first 64-bit ARM development systems for high performance computing (HPC).

NVIDIA GPUs Open the Door to ARM64 Entry into High Performance Computing

June 26, 2014 9:48 am | Nvidia Corporation | News | Comments

NVIDIA has announced that multiple server vendors are leveraging the performance of NVIDIA GPU accelerators to launch the world’s first 64-bit ARM development systems for high performance computing (HPC).             

Dr. Paul Calleja, Director of High Performance Computing Service at the University of Cambridge, will present a keynote on the SKA Project.

HPC Advisory European Conference Workshop to Focus on Productivity

June 3, 2014 11:39 am | by Brian Sparks, HPC Advisory Council Media Relations and Events Director | Blogs | Comments

In conjunction with ISC’14, we will hold a one-day HPC Advisory European Conference Workshop on June 22, 2014. This workshop will focus on HPC productivity, and advanced HPC topics and futures, and will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates to discuss recent developments and future advancements in High-Performance Computing. Our keynote session will feature the SKA Project

The module that drove a prototype Audi self-driving car, based on the new NVIDIA K1 System On a Chip (SoC), is the size of a small tablet computer, albeit thicker.

From Design to Embedded Systems, NVIDIA moves into the Auto Industry

May 9, 2014 3:08 pm | by Rob Farber | Blogs | Comments

NVIDIA's CEO Jen Hsun, along with Audi's head of pre-development Andreas Reich demonstrated a prototype Audi self-driving car based on the new NVIDIA K1 System On a Chip (SoC) during the GTC 2014 keynote in San Jose. “Tegra K1 is the brain of your future self-driven car.” Jen Hsun claims.

Independent HPC Expert Rob Farber

FDA Approval of Video Games to Improve Cognition in Older People

May 1, 2014 9:10 am | by Rob Farber | Blogs | Comments

The NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference 2014 keynote, “Video Games and the Future of Cognitive Enhancement” by Dr. Adam Gazzaley addressed the goal of improving quality of life as people age. Scientists have found that playing video games improves users’ mental speed and agility in real life. Gazzaley also mentioned that the NeuroRacer video game has been submitted for FDA approval.

Silicon Mechanics 2014 Research Cluster Grant Awarded to Wayne State University

April 30, 2014 10:02 am | by Silicon Mechanics | News | Comments

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

Huynh Phung Huynh, Scientist and Capability Group Manager, A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing

Huynh Phung Huynh

April 16, 2014 8:45 am | Biographies

Huynh Phung Huynh's research interests include high performance computing (HPC): compiler optimization for GPU, many cores and other accelerators; Parallel computing: framework for parallel programming or scheduling; and HPC for data mining and machine learning algorithms.

AMD FirePro W9100 Professional Graphics Card

April 8, 2014 8:54 am | AMD | Product Releases | Comments

The AMD FirePro W9100 professional graphics card is designed for next-generation 4K workstations accelerated by OpenCL (Open Computing Language). With up to 2.62 TFLOPS double precision of GPU compute power and ultra-high resolution multi-display capabilities, video, design and engineering professionals can utilize 16 GB of ultra-fast GDDR5 memory and multi-task across up to six 4K displays.

NVIDIA Launches High-Speed GPU Interconnect

March 28, 2014 5:08 pm | Nvidia Corporation | News | Comments

NVIDIA plans to integrate a high-speed interconnect, called NVIDIA NVLink, into its future GPUs, enabling GPUs and CPUs to share data five to 12 times faster than they can today. This will eliminate a longstanding bottleneck and help pave the way for a new generation of exascale supercomputers. 

Microway NumberSmasher GPU-Accelerated Workstation for CST Studio

March 19, 2014 2:40 pm | Microway, Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

Microway NumberSmasher GPU-accelerated platforms are available pre-configured for optimal performance ofCST STUDIO SUITE. These systems are convertible between 4U rackmount and tower configurations supporting NVIDIA Tesla K40, K20X and K20.

First Commercial GPU-Accelerated Fluid Dynamics Solver Dramatically Speeds Simulation of Large Multiphysics Models

February 12, 2014 4:25 pm | by ANSYS | News | Comments

ANSYS users can now leverage NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs) to speed up fluid dynamics simulation and quickly handle large, complex simulation models. Available for the first time with ANSYS Fluent 15.0, the jointly developed GPU-accelerated commercial computational fluid dynamics solver broadens support for NVIDIA GPUs across the ANSYS simulation portfolio, building upon the previous success with GPU support in ANSYS Mechanical.

HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2014

February 1, 2014 9:57 am | by HPC Advisory Council | Events

The HPC Advisory Council and the Swiss Supercomputing Centre will host the HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2014. The conference will focus on High-Performance Computing essentials, new developments and emerging technologies, best practices and hands-on training.

Silicon Mechanics Offers NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU Accelerator

January 24, 2014 2:06 pm | by Silicon Mechanics | News | Comments

Silicon Mechanics has announced that it now offers the NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerator, the world’s fastest accelerator, as part of its GPU Solutions product line. The Tesla K40 GPU accelerator is equipped with 12GB of memory and is designed for big data analytics and large‐scale scientific computations

New Accelerated Visualization, Data Analytics Resources for Open Science

January 17, 2014 12:48 pm | by iSGTW | News | Comments

This month, the Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, US, along with technology partners HP and NVIDIA, will deploy Maverick — a powerful, high-performance visualization and data analytics resource for the open science and engineering community.

Extreme Simulations Peer Inside Plasma Jet Dynamics

January 16, 2014 2:47 pm | by Katie Elyce Jones, Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, iSGTW | News | Comments

Outshining the black holes they surround, the bright, hot centers of galaxies known as active galactic nuclei can spew jets of plasma thousands of light-years long. These streams of plasma create an effect often seen in popular images — galaxies speared through the heart by intense light. Such jets are also associated with stars and other astronomical phenomenon.

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