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2014 marks the 75th anniversary of NASA Ames Research Center.

NASA Ames Research Center to host First Open House in 17 Years

July 23, 2014 3:24 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Maybe you’ve sat on the lawn, even hung out on the flightline. Now, for the first time since 1997, NASA Ames Research Center is opening their house. An announcement posted on NASA.gov states: “For our 75th anniversary, we're inviting all of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley to come inside the gates and get to know NASA's center in Silicon Valley. Take a two-mile walking tour through the center and visit with Ames engineers and scientists..."

Breakthrough Laser May Play Crucial Role in Development of Quantum Computers

July 23, 2014 3:09 pm | by Joseph Blumberg, Dartmouth College | News | Comments

A team of Dartmouth scientists and their colleagues have devised a breakthrough laser that uses...

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...

Study: Cloud Computing can make Business More Green

July 21, 2014 2:21 pm | by Andrew Purcell | News | Comments

A  case study published in The International Journal of Business Process Integration and...

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Internet of Things and Hadoop to be featured at ISC Big Data

July 21, 2014 2:07 pm | by ISC | News | Comments

The second ISC Big Data conference themed “From Data To Knowledge,” builds on the success of the inaugural 2013 event. A comprehensive program has been put together by the Steering Committee under the leadership of Sverre Jarp, who retired officially as the CTO of CERN openlab in March of this year.

Cray Awarded Contract to Install India's First Cray XC30 Supercomputer

July 16, 2014 3:33 am | by Cray | News | Comments

The Cray XC30 system will be used by a nation-wide consortium of scientists called the Indian Lattice Gauge Theory Initiative (ILGTI). The group will research the properties of a phase of matter called the quark-gluon plasma, which existed when the universe was approximately a microsecond old. ILGTI also carries out research on exotic and heavy-flavor hadrons, which will be produced in hadron collider experiments.

Chemists Discover Boron Buckyball

July 15, 2014 11:55 am | by Brown University | News | Comments

The discovery 30 years ago of soccer-ball-shaped carbon molecules called buckyballs helped to spur an explosion of nanotechnology research. Now, there appears to be a new ball on the pitch. Researchers have shown that a cluster of 40 boron atoms forms a hollow molecular cage similar to a carbon buckyball. It’s the first experimental evidence that a boron cage structure — previously only a matter of speculation — does indeed exist.

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IBM introduces Storage as a Service on SoftLayer for High Performance Data Management in Cloud

July 15, 2014 11:38 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM is announcing a new software defined storage-as-a-service on IBM SoftLayer, code named Elastic Storage on Cloud,  that gives organizations access to a fully-supported, ready-to-run storage environment, which includes SoftLayer bare metal resources and high performance data management and allows organizations to move data between their on-premise infrastructure and the cloud.

Registration Opens for ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data Conferences

July 15, 2014 11:28 am | by ISC | News | Comments

Registration is now open for the 2014 ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data Conferences, which will be held this fall in Heidelberg, Germany. The fifth ISC Cloud Conference will take place in the Marriott Hotel from September 29 to 30, and the second ISC Big Data will be held from October 1 to 2 at the same venue.

Michael Resch Keynotes at ISC Cloud

July 15, 2014 10:30 am | by ISC | News | Comments

Michael M. Resch, the Director of the Stuttgart High Performance Computing Center (HLRS) will be talking about “HPC and Simulation in the Cloud – How Academia and Industry Can Benefit.” His keynote is of special interest to cloud skeptics, given that prior to 2011, Resch himself was a vocal cloud pessimist. Three years later, he feels that this technology provides a practical option for many users.

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...

LANL, Sandia, Cray Set to Build Next-gen NNSA Supercomputer

July 11, 2014 12:48 pm | by National Nuclear Security Administration | News | Comments

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Cray have entered into a contract agreement for a next-generation supercomputer, called Trinity, to advance the mission for the Stockpile Stewardship Program. Managed by NNSA, Trinity is a joint effort of the New Mexico Alliance for Computing at Extreme Scale between Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories as part of the NNSA Advanced Simulation and Computing Program.

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Ethernet in the TOP500

July 11, 2014 8:16 am | by John D’Ambrosia | Blogs | Comments

For the past 21 years, the TOP500.org has been ranking supercomputers by their performance on the LINPACK Benchmark. Reported two times a year, the release of the list is anticipated by the industry. As with any such ranking, the top of the list often garners the most attention. However, such emphasis on the top of such a list, would limit one’s understanding of the different supercomputers in the TOP500...

National Data Service kicks off with the Materials Data Facility

July 9, 2014 4:12 pm | by Amber Harmon | News | Comments

In nearly every field of science, experiments, instruments, observations, sensors, simulations, and surveys are generating massive data volumes that grow at exponential rates. Discoverable, shareable data enables collaboration and supports repurposing for new discoveries — and for cross-disciplinary research enabled by exchange across communities that include both scientists and citizens.

Second Test of Time Award Winners Announced

July 9, 2014 3:47 pm | by SC14 | News | Comments

The Supercomputing Conference (SC14) awards committee has announced that “A Multi-level Algorithm for Partitioning Graphs,” co-authored by Bruce Hendrickson and Rob Leland of Sandia National Laboratories, has won the prestigious Test of Time Award. The award recognizes the most transformative and inspiring research published at the SC conference and will be presented at the SC14 awards ceremony in New Orleans, LA in November 2014.

Bottom-up Proteomics: Supercomputer helps Researchers Interpret Genomes

July 9, 2014 3:30 pm | by NSF | News | Comments

Tandem protein mass spectrometry is one of the most widely used methods in proteomics, the large-scale study of proteins, particularly their structures and functions. Researchers in the Marcotte group at the University of Texas at Austin are using the Stampede supercomputer to develop and test computer algorithms that let them more accurately and efficiently interpret proteomics mass spectrometry data.

FirePro W8100 Professional Graphics Card

July 8, 2014 3:52 pm | AMD | Product Releases | Comments

The FirePro W8100 professional graphics card is designed to enable new levels of workstation performance delivered by the second-generation AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. Powered by OpenCL, it is ideal for the next generation of 4K CAD (computing-aided design) workflows, engineering analysis and supercomputing applications.

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Hunt for Extraterrestrial Life Gets Massive Boost

July 7, 2014 3:34 pm | by University College London | News | Comments

A powerful new model to detect life on planets outside of our solar system, more accurately than ever before, has been developed by UCL researchers. The new model focuses on methane, the simplest organic molecule, widely acknowledged to be a sign of potential life.

New Executive Director Named for Texas Advanced Computing Center

July 7, 2014 3:28 pm | by TACC | News | Comments

Dan C. Stanzione Jr. has been named executive director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin. A nationally recognized leader in high performance computing, Stanzione has served as deputy director since June 2009 and assumed the new post July 1, 2014.

A-Class Supercomputer System

July 7, 2014 3:23 pm | by T-Platforms | Product Releases | Comments

The A-Class Supercomputer System is a highly integrated platform designed to simplify the transition to multi-petaflops computations. The system features two independent head nodes, 256 compute nodes and 60 InfiniBand and Ethernet switches, all tightly coupled into a single, powerful computing resource.

Moab HPC Suite-Enterprise Edition 8.0

July 7, 2014 10:04 am | Adaptive Computing | Product Releases | Comments

Moab HPC Suite-Enterprise Edition 8.0 (Moab 8.0) is designed to enhance Big Workflow by processing intensive simulations and big data analysis to accelerate insights. It delivers dynamic scheduling, provisioning and management of multi-step/multi-application services across HPC, cloud and big data environments. The software suite bolsters Big Workflow’s core services: unifying data center resources, optimizing the analysis process and guaranteeing services to the business.

AppliedMicro Readies 64-bit ARM-based SoC for HPC

July 2, 2014 11:58 am | by AppliedMicro | News | Comments

AppliedMicro has announced the readiness of the X-Gene Server on a Chip based on the 64-bit ARMv8-Aarchitecture for High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads.                         

EPCC Student Team Wins Top Spot in ISC'14 HPC Student Cluster Challenge

July 2, 2014 10:22 am | by CoolIT Systems | News | Comments

Boston Limited and CoolIT Systems, Inc., congratulates the student team from EPCC at The University of Edinburgh for their 1st place ranking for the Highest LINPACK in the ISC14 Student Cluster Challenge.             

NREL Supercomputer Tackles Grid Challenges

July 2, 2014 8:08 am | News | Comments

"Big data" is playing an increasingly big role in the renewable energy industry and the transformation of the nation's electrical grid, and no single entity provides a better tool for such data than the Energy Department's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) located on the campus of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

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. 

RSC Demonstrates Petasteam Computing Power at ISC'14

July 1, 2014 9:16 am | by RSC Group | News | Comments

RSC Group, developer and integrator of innovative high performance computing (HPC) and data center solutions, made several technology demonstrations and announcements at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC’14).       

When the International Supercomputing Conference convenes next year for its 30th annual global HPC meet, it will take place in the international city of Frankfurt.

International Supercomputing Conference Moves to Frankfurt, Germany in 2015

June 30, 2014 4:53 pm | by ISC High Performance | News | Comments

When the International Supercomputing Conference convenes next year for its 30th annual global HPC meet, it will take place in the international city of Frankfurt. The next conference and exhibition will be held July 12-16, 2015.     

Cambridge’s COSMOS supercomputer, the largest shared-memory computer in Europe, has been named by computer giant Intel as one of its Parallel Computing Centers, building on a long-standing collaboration between Intel and the University of Cambridge.

COSMOS becomes an Intel Parallel Computing Center

June 30, 2014 9:30 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Cambridge’s COSMOS supercomputer, the largest shared-memory computer in Europe, has been named by computer giant Intel as one of its Parallel Computing Centers, building on a long-standing collaboration between Intel and the University of Cambridge. 

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.

Cluster Manager

June 30, 2014 9:04 am | Adaptive Computing, Bright Computing | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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