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.
Nine scientists are being honored as SLAS Innovation Award finalists, but only one will receive...
A new collaboration between CoolIT Systems, Canada, and the Schools of Computing and Mechanical...
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have established an initiative to tackle the problem...
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The University of Texas at San Antonio, and the University of Notre Dame are working with Internet2 and Rackspace Hosting, the open cloud company, to build an OpenStack-based hybrid cloud environment for the research and education community. The new Internet2 NET+ services are expected to be available to other institutions in spring 2014.
After intense preparations and consensus building, CERN has confirmed that the SCOAP3 Open Access publishing initiative will start on January 1, 2014. With the support of partners in 24 countries, a vast fraction of scientific articles in the field of high-energy physics will become Open Access at no cost for any author
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.
The popular math contest Who Wants to Be a Mathematician underwent a makeover this year — the contest that was administered on pen-and-paper moved to a digital format. The number of students in the contest doubled in 2013, with over 2000 students from over 150 schools participating. Maplesoft’s testing and assessment tool, Maple T.A. was used to administer the tests online, saving significant time and money for the organizers.
The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin has announced the addition of Rodeo, the center's new cloud computing offering that will provide a variety of cloud services to its comprehensive set of advanced computing systems. The system is available for researchers that need large-scale resources, but prefer a virtualized, on-demand environment.
On a recent cold afternoon in New York, a young couple with two small children in tow stepped off a busy sidewalk at Manhattan’s Columbus Circle into the quiet modernist home of the city’s Museum of Art and Design. Soon, Sofia Kanso-Robertson, 6, and her brother Iskander, 2, were slowly spinning on a low round platform inside a makeshift 3-D scanner made from a Kinect camera tied to a yellow rope....
nCore HPC, a global provider of high performance, low latency HPC systems, services and solutions, announced that Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has become the first customer of nCore’s BrownDwarf Y-class supercomputer. BrownDwarf is a heterogeneous ARM- + DSP-based system that delivers supercomputer-class performance at significantly reduced power levels.
Engineering students around the world have until February 14, 2014, to take part in the global Valeo Innovation Challenge. The goal of the Valeo Innovation Challenge is to design equipment that, between now and 2030, will make cars more intelligent and intuitive. Students taking part in the challenge must develop bold, revolutionary solutions for the cars of 2030.
There is no doubt that the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) Titan, the nation’s most powerful supercomputer, gets its kick from its 18,688 GPU accelerators. On Titan, GPUs operate in tandem with CPUs to simulate groundbreaking scientific research at breakneck speeds. Now, the OLCF is working with Mentor Graphics, a leading electronic design automation company, to bring accelerated computing to a broader audience.
Global supercomputer company Cray announced the Cray CS300 line of cluster supercomputers and the Cray XC30 supercomputers are now available with the NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators. Designed to solve the most demanding supercomputing challenges, the NVIDIA Tesla K40 provides 40 percent higher peak performance than its predecessor, the Tesla K20X GPU.
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.
An Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) team's integration of experimental techniques including neutron scattering and X-ray analysis with supercomputer simulations has revealed unexpected findings about what happens to water molecules trapped between cellulose fibers.
Veteran technologist, entrepreneur and confessed “geek,” Steve Oberlin has joined NVIDIA to help lead the company’s high-performance computing initiative. As chief technology officer (CTO) for NVIDIA’s Tesla business unit, Oberlin will be responsible for NVIDIA’s Tesla roadmap and architecture.
The iRODS Consortium, formed about a year ago, announced that DataDirect Networks (DDN) has become its first private sector member.
3M and Hong-Kong-based Allied Control released details behind significant new advancements in reducing energy use in data centers, while enabling much tighter component packaging for greater computing power in less space.
The InfiniBand Trade Association, a global organization dedicated to maintaining and furthering the InfiniBand specification, announced that Microsoft joined the organization at the Steering Committee level.
IBM supercomputers have taken the top three spots on the latest Graph500 list released during the Supercomputing Conference in Denver, Colo. The biannual list ranks high-performance computing systems on the basis of processing massive amounts of big data.
Cray Inc. announced the company has signed a $30 million contract with the University of Stuttgart to expand the Cray XC30 supercomputer, nicknamed “Hornet” at the University’s High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS).
The Numerical Algorithms Group has been awarded another two HPC Innovation Excellence Awards at SC13 in Denver. The awards recognized NAG’s HPC software innovations on two projects, CABARET and INCOMPACT 3D, undertaken by NAG’s Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Service, part of the UK’s HECToR national supercomputing service.
The Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, along with technology partners HP and NVIDIA, announced that they will deploy Maverick in January 2014, a unique, powerful, high performance visualization and data analytics resource for the open science and engineering community.
NVIDIA and IBM announced Monday plans to collaborate on GPU-accelerated versions of IBM’s wide portfolio of enterprise software applications on IBM Power Systems. The move marks the first time that GPU accelerator technology will move beyond the realm of supercomputing and into the heart of enterprise-scale data centers.
IBM announced that, for the first time, it will make its IBM Watson technology available as a development platform in the cloud, to enable a worldwide community of software application providers to build a new generation of apps infused with Watson's cognitive computing intelligence.
Some of NASA's best and brightest will showcase more than 30 of the agency's exciting computational achievements at SC13, the international supercomputing conference, November 17-22, 2013, in Denver. Spectacular scientific visualizations from NASA supercomputing applications will appear on a state-of-the art 10-foot-wide hyperwall display.
Teradata, an analytic data platforms, applications and services company, was honored by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program on November 12, 2013, for its efforts to build partnerships that transform the use of analytics for the greater good of society.
Beginning Saturday, November 17, the Colorado Convention Center will be home to the fastest computer network anywhere in the world. Called SCinet, the network is built each year to support SC, the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis.
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