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Silicon Mechanics Offers Nexenta Software Defined Storage Solutions

April 15, 2014 2:39 pm | by Silicon Mechanics | News | Comments

Silicon Mechanics announces their adoption of NexentaStor 4.0, the next generation of Software Defined Storage (SDS) solution from partner Nexenta.  Nexenta's SDS solution is a key building block of the Software Defined Data Center and one that is helping companies' transition away from massively expensive storage systems.

Altair Engineering Found to have Misappropriated MSC Adams Trade Secrets

April 14, 2014 2:11 pm | by MSC Software Corporation | News | Comments

MSC Software Corporation, a company that specializes in helping product manufacturers to advance...

Enabling Dynamic Prioritization of Data in the Cloud

April 14, 2014 2:02 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM inventors have patented a cloud computing invention that can improve quality of service for...

DARPA Launches Biological Technologies Office

April 4, 2014 4:09 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

A new DARPA technology office will merge biology, engineering and computer science to harness...

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Exxon: Highly Unlikely World Limits Fossil Fuels

April 3, 2014 3:16 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

On the same day the world's scientists issued their latest report on climate change and the risks it poses to society, the nation's biggest oil and gas company said the world's climate policies are "highly unlikely" to stop it from selling fossil fuels far into the future.

HPC Advisory Council Announces HPC Workshop in Conjunction with ISC’14

April 3, 2014 3:10 pm | by HPC Advisory Council | News | Comments

The HPC Advisory Council, an organization for high-performance computing research, outreach and education, has announced that the HPC Advisory Council, in conjunction with ISC’14, will host the 5th Annual HPC Advisory Council European Workshop 2014 in the Congress Center Leipzig on June 22, 2014. The workshop will focus on HPC productivity, and advanced HPC topics and futures

NASA Launches Its Third Global Codeathon with New Coastal Flooding Challenge

April 2, 2014 4:14 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA, along with space agencies around the world, is preparing for the third annual International Space Apps Challenge, which will be held April 12 to 13, 2014. Participants will develop mobile applications, software, hardware, data visualization and platform solutions that could contribute to space exploration missions and help improve life on Earth.


Facebook Launches Lab to bring Internet Everywhere

April 2, 2014 4:07 pm | by AP | News | Comments

Facebook is giving more details about its effort to connect remote parts of the world to the Internet — and it involves drones, lasers and satellites. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said March 27, 2014, that Facebook is hiring "key members of the team" from Ascenta, a U.K. company whose founders created early versions of the world's longest-flying solar powered drone. Zuckerberg also unveiled the Facebook Connectivity Lab.

11 University Teams to Compete in HPCAC-ISC 2014 Student Cluster Competition

April 1, 2014 3:59 pm | by ISC | News | Comments

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.

CERN and ESA Sign Agreement for Future Cooperation on Research and Technology

April 1, 2014 3:34 pm | by CERN | News | Comments

CERN and ESA have signed a framework agreement for future cooperation on research and technology. Areas may include development of innovative materials for applications in extreme conditions and cutting-edge scientific performances, development of new micro-technologies to be applied in miniaturized distributed sensor systems and development and testing of high-performance detectors for high-energy physics experiments and space payloads.

CoolIT Partners with Penguin on Liquid-Cooled Relion 2808GT

March 31, 2014 4:45 pm | by CoolIT Systems | Penguin Computing | News | Comments

CoolIT Systems partners with Penguin Computing to deliver the Relion 2808GT Rack Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC) solution.                                   

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. 


International Supercomputing Conference Makes Two Key Appointments

March 28, 2014 3:21 pm | by International Supercomputing Conference | News | Comments

Prometeus GmbH, the organizer of the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), has announced the appointment of Prof. Dr. Arndt Bode as the ISC Program Chair in 2015. Also, Dr. Ing. Bernd Mohr has joined the ISC team as an ISC Executive Consultant.

ARCHER Supercomputer Targets Research Solutions on Epic Scale

March 27, 2014 3:43 pm | by University of Edinburgh | News | Comments

A new generation supercomputer, capable of more than one million billion calculations a second, is to be launched at the University of Edinburgh. The £43 million ARCHER (Academic Research Computing High End Resource) system will provide high performance computing support for research and industry projects in the UK.

GE Joins NVIDIA on Tegra K1-based, High Performance Embedded Computing

March 26, 2014 5:03 pm | by General Electric Company | News | Comments

GE Intelligent Platforms has signed an agreement with NVIDIA to bring products based on the NVIDIA Tegra K1 mobile processor to the embedded computing market.                         

NY Genome Center, IBM Watson to Apply Advanced Analytics to Genomic Cancer Treatment

March 24, 2014 4:56 pm | by The New York Genome Center | News | Comments

The New York Genome Center (NYGC) and IBM announced an initiative to accelerate a new era of genomic medicine with the use of IBM's Watson cognitive system. IBM and NYGC will test a unique Watson prototype designed specifically for genomic research as a tool to help oncologists deliver more personalized care to cancer patients.

ISC’14 Announces New Passport and Pricing Structure

March 21, 2014 10:15 am | by Suzanne Tracy, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing and HPC Source | News | Comments

The ISC’14 conference and exhibition are now open for registration. A new passport system has been introduced this year that includes five different categories enabling attendees to register for the entire program, the exhibition, the tutorial series, a special focus program the ISC team has put together, or just specific days. All conference passes include free public transportation within Leipzig during the duration of the conference.


Computational Biophysicist Klaus Schulten to Speak on Large-Scale Computing in Biomedicine and Bioengineering

March 20, 2014 3:16 pm | by ISC | News | Comments

Dr. Klaus Schulten, a leading computational biophysicist and professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will discuss “Large-Scale Computing in Biomedicine and Bioengineering” as the opening keynote address at the 2014 International Supercomputing Conference. ISC’14 will be held June 22-26 in Leipzig, Germany.

ACM Turing Award Goes to Leslie Lamport for Work Enabling Distributed Computing in Data Center, Security, Cloud Landscapes

March 19, 2014 9:33 am | by The Association for Computing Machinery | News | Comments

The Association for Computing Machinery has named Leslie Lamport, a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, as the recipient of the 2013 ACM A.M. Turing Award for imposing clear, well-defined coherence on the seemingly chaotic behavior of distributed computing systems, in which several autonomous computers communicate with each other by passing messages.

Industry Innovation through HPC: A Focus on Return on Investment and Market Competitiveness

March 14, 2014 2:06 pm | by ISC | News | Comments

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

Seeking Quantum-ness: D-Wave Chip Passes Rigorous Tests

March 7, 2014 11:42 am | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

With cutting-edge technology, sometimes the first step scientists face is just making sure it actually works as intended. The University of Southern California (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering is home to the USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center, a super-cooled, magnetically shielded facility specially built to house the first commercially available quantum computing processors

Mellanox, University of Cambridge to Develop Platform for Square Kilometer Array

March 5, 2014 2:50 pm | by Mellanox Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

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.

NERSC Announces Second Annual HPC Achievement Awards

February 28, 2014 4:04 pm | by NERSC | News | Comments

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) announced the winners of its second annual High Performance Computing (HPC) Achievement Awards on February 4, 2014, during the annual NERSC User Group meeting at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).

Livermore joins Oak Ridge, Argonne to Develop Next Supercomputers

February 27, 2014 3:26 pm | by Donald B Johnston, LLNL | News | Comments

Lawrence Livermore has joined forces with two other national labs to deliver next generation supercomputers able to perform up to 200 peak petaflops (quadrillions of floating point operations per second), about 10 times faster than today's most powerful high performance computing (HPC) systems.

AT&T and IBM Join Forces on Big Data Analytics, Cloud, Security Technologies

February 20, 2014 12:23 pm | by AT&T | News | Comments

AT&T and IBM have announced a new global alliance agreement to develop solutions that help support the "Internet of Things." The companies will combine their analytic platforms, cloud and security technologies with privacy in mind to gain more insights on data collected from machines in a variety of industries.

New Cybersecurity Framework Aims at Protecting Nation's Critical Infrastructure

February 18, 2014 12:01 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM announced a new service offering to help critical infrastructure organizations utilize a new Cybersecurity Framework announced by the Administration at the White House.  The new Cybersecurity Framework is the product of a year-long collaboration between the U.S. government and industry, coordinated and led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). 

Scientists Set New Speed Record for Big Data

February 18, 2014 11:31 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM announced that it has achieved a new technological advancement that will helpimprove Internet speeds to 200-400 Gigabits per second (Gb/s) at extremely low power. The speed boost is based on a device that can be used to improve transferring Big Data between clouds and data centers four times faster than current technology. At this speed, 160 Gigabytes could be downloaded in only a few seconds.

SC14 Technical Program Now Accepting Submissions

February 14, 2014 1:47 pm | by SC14 | News | Comments

HPC matters, now more than ever. What better way to show how it matters than through your submission to the SC14 Technical Program? Technical Program submissions opened, February 14th for Research Papers, Posters (Regular, Education, and ACM Student Research Competition), Panels, Tutorials, BOF Sessions, Scientific Visualization and Data Analytics Showcase, Emerging Technologies, and Doctoral Showcase.

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.

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