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4th Workshop on Python for High Performance and Scientific Computing (PyHPC 2014)

May 21, 2014 12:03 pm | by PyHPC 2014 | Events

The workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners from industry, academia, and the wider community using Python in all aspects of high performance and scientific computing. The goal is to present Python applications from mathematics, science, and engineering, to discuss general topics regarding the use of Python (such as language design and performance issues), and to share experience using Python in scientific computing education.

SCinet: High Performance Networking at SC

May 8, 2014 4:50 pm | by Kate Mace, SC14 SCinet Chair | Blogs | Comments

Global research and education networks make up a critical circulatory system that supports the...

SC14 HPC Interconnections: Apply Now for Broader Engagement, HPC for Undergrads, Student Volunteers Programs

May 6, 2014 4:26 pm | by Suzanne Tracy, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing and HPC Source | Blogs | Comments

Through a program called HPC Interconnections, SC14 aims to attract new and diverse groups of...

SC14 Submissions for Panels Due April 25

April 16, 2014 12:41 pm | by SC Conference | News | Comments

Submit your SC14 panel proposals by Friday, April 25. As one of the most important and heavily...

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Early Cosmos: Simulations Shed Light on Star Formation

January 24, 2014 2:36 pm | by NSF | News | Comments

Ab initio: "From the beginning." It is a term that's used in science to describe calculations that rely on established mathematical laws of nature, or "first principles," without additional assumptions or special models. But when it comes to the phenomena that Milos Milosavljevic is interested in calculating, we're talking really ab initio, as in: from the beginning of time onward.

SC14 Conference

January 2, 2014 10:19 am | by SC14 | Events

HPC is helping to solve our hardest problems in the world. Innovations from our community have far reaching impact in every corner of science, all the way to investment banking, in the discovery of new drugs, to the precise prediction of the next superstorm. For more than two decades, the SC Conference has been the place to build and share the innovations that are making these life-changing discoveries possible.

Ford Werke GmbH

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Ford Werke GmbH

November 20, 2013 4:00 pm | Award Winners

Researchers at Ford Werke GmbH have developed and deployed a new CAE process, which enables the optimization of the airflow through the cooling package of a vehicle using complex 3-D CFD analysis. The Ford team also demonstrated it could run these complex simulations fast enough to enable their use within the time constraints of a vehicle development project.

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Princeton University/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Princeton University/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

November 20, 2013 3:54 pm | Award Winners

Using high-end supercomputing resources, advanced simulations of confinement physics for large-scale MFE plasmas have been carried out for the first time with very high phase-space resolution and long temporal duration to deliver important new scientific insights at Princeton University/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)

November 20, 2013 3:50 pm | Award Winners

Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) has built a special simulation platform, CyberShake, which uses the time-reversal physics of seismic reciprocity to reduce the computational cost by 1000x. Additionally, the production time for a complete regional CyberShake model at seismic frequencies up to 0.5 Hz has been reduced by 10x

Queen Mary University of London and NAG

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Queen Mary University of London and NAG

November 20, 2013 3:46 pm | Award Winners

NAG and Queen Mary University of London made significant improvements to CABARET (Compact Accurate Boundary Adjusting high Resolution Technique) code so that it may be used to solve the compressible Navier-Stokes equations and, in the context of this project, for the investigation of aircraft noise.

Imperial College London and NAG

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Imperial College London and NAG

November 20, 2013 3:43 pm | Award Winners

HPC experts from NAG and Imperial College London have implemented scientifically valuable new functionality and substantial performance improvements in the Incompact3D application. After the improvements, the simulations can now scale to 8000 cores efficiently, with a run time of around 3.75 days (wall-clock time)

HydrOcean/Ecole Centrale Nantes

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: HydrOcean/Ecole Centrale Nantes

November 20, 2013 3:39 pm | Award Winners

SPH-flow is an innovative fluid dynamic solver based on a meshless, compressible and time-explicit approach. SPH-flow solver has been used in several industrial projects, including: impact forces of aircraft and helicopter ditching; free surface simulations of ship wake and wave fields...

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HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Facebook

November 20, 2013 3:35 pm | Award Winners

Facebook manages a social graph that is composed of people, their friendships, subscriptions and other connections. Facebook modified Apache Giraph to allow loading vertex data and edges from separate sources (GIRAPH-155) and was able to run an iteration of page rank on an actual one trillion edge social graph

Intelligent Light

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Intelligent Light

November 20, 2013 3:31 pm | Award Winners

Intelligent Light addressed the challenge of high volumes of CFD data using FieldView 14 data management and process automation tools. Intelligent Light contributed results from approximately 100 cases with more than 10,000 time steps, each to deliver a complete response to the workshop objectives.

GE Global Research - Large Eddy Simulations

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: GE Global Research - Large Eddy Simulations

November 20, 2013 3:01 pm | Award Winners

GE Global Research’s work on Large Eddy Simulations (LES) leveraged petascale computing to break barriers in accurately characterizing the key flow physics of multi-scale turbulent mixing in boundary layer and shear flows. Findings from this research will significantly improve the prediction and design capabilities for next-generation aircraft engines and wind turbines

National Institute of Supercomputing and Networking, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: National Institute of Supercomputing and Networking, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information

November 20, 2013 2:58 pm | Award Winners

The National Institute of Supercomputing and Networking, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information's EDISON (EDucation and research Integration through Simulation On the Net) Project established an infrastructure on the Web where users across the country could easily access and utilize various engineering/science simulation tools for educational and research purposes.

The Procter & Gamble Company - Vesicle with glo tga

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: The Procter & Gamble Company

November 20, 2013 2:54 pm | Award Winners

P&G researchers and collaborators at Temple University developed models at the molecular and mesoscale level to understand complex molecular interactions of full formula consumer products such as shampoos, conditioners, facial creams, laundry detergents, etcetera.

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GE Global Research

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: GE Global Research

November 20, 2013 2:48 pm | Award Winners

Using a 40 million CPU hour Department of Energy award, GE Global Research has modeled the freezing behavior of water droplets on six different engineered surfaces under six operating conditions on the hybrid CPU/GPU Titan at Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL).

Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

November 20, 2013 10:58 am | Award Winners

Researchers at Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have used the Titan supercomputer to perform the first simulations of organic solar cell active layers at scales commensurate with actual devices. By modifying the LAMMPS molecular dynamics software to use GPU acceleration on Titan...

Prior HPC Innovation Excellence Award winners

IDC Announces Winners of Sixth HPC Innovation Excellence Awards

November 19, 2013 3:47 pm | by IDC | News | Comments

International Data Corporation (IDC) has announced the sixth round of recipients of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award at the SC'13 supercomputer industry conference in Denver, Colorado. Prior winners were announced at the ISC'11, SC'11, ISC'12, SC'12, and ISC'13 supercomputing conferences.

Barcelona Supercomputing Center Alya Red

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Barcelona Supercomputing Center Alya Red

November 20, 2012 1:20 pm | Award Winners

Barcelona Supercomputing Center developed a first of its kind, in-house, end-to-end biomechanical model including numerical methods, parallel implementation, mesh generation, and visualization. The Alya System is a computational mechanics code with two main features.

Ramgen Power Systems

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Ramgen Power Systems

November 20, 2012 1:15 pm | Award Winners

Ramgen Power Systems is a small business in Washington State that is developing a novel gas compressor system based on shock wave compressor technology. The system will be used in supersonic flight applications. Use of the Cray "Jaguar" supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory cut down R&D costs by over $4 million.

PayPal, an eBay company

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: PayPal

November 20, 2012 1:13 pm | Award Winners

PayPal, an eBay company, leverages HPC technologies to provide real-time stream analytics for behavioral and situational modeling related to online fraud detection. The addition of HPC resources from SGI, Hewlett Packard, Mellanox and QLogic (Intel) has enabled PayPal to advance to real-time fraud detection.

Intelligent Light

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Intelligent Light

November 20, 2012 11:43 am | Award Winners

The CFD workflow and software developed by Intelligent light is benefiting small and medium size manufacturer Zipp Speed Weaponry. A direct consequence of the work was a rapid change in design direction to bring a revolutionary new racing wheel, “Zipp Firecrest,” to market.

Cycle Computing

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Cycle Computing

November 20, 2012 11:40 am | Award Winners

Cycle Computing provisioned an over 50,000-core utility supercomputer in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud for Schrödinger and Nimbus Discovery to accelerate lead identification via virtual screening. Schrödinger ran a virtual screen of 21 million compounds against a protein target.

St. Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: St. Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research

November 20, 2012 11:36 am | Award Winners

A cross-organizational team comprising researchers from St. Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research, Victorian Infectious Disease Research Laboratories, IBM Research Collaboratory for Life Sciences – Melbourne, and Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative developed a method to simulate the 3-D atomic motion of the complete human rhinovirus on Australia’s fastest supercomputer, paving the way for new drug development.

Computational Research Laboratories (CLR) Hewlett Packard EKA system

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Computational Research Laboratories (CLR)

November 20, 2012 11:28 am | Award Winners

Engineers at Computational Research Laboratories (CRL), a subsidiary of Tata Consultancy Services, developed an HPC-driven computational fluid dynamics (CFD) procedure aimed at adding realism to real-world wind tunnel data.

International Data Corporation announced the fourth round of recipients of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award at the SC12 supercomputer industry conference in Salt Lake City, UT.

IDC Announces Winners of Fourth HPC Innovation Excellence Awards

November 13, 2012 3:31 pm | by IDC | News | Comments

International Data Corporation (IDC) announced the fourth round of recipients of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award at the SC12 supercomputer industry conference in Salt Lake City, UT. Prior winners were announced at the ISC'11, SC11, and ISC'12 supercomputing conferences. The HPC Innovation Excellence Award recognizes noteworthy achievements by users of high performance computing (HPC) technologies.

Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing

HPC Innovation Excellence Award: Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing

November 30, 2011 10:41 am | Award Winners

Through faster computations (more than 175 times speed-up), a better understanding of networks of coordinated amino-acid variation may enable the discovery of new therapeutic targets for the hepatitis C virus (HCV). With the cost per liver transplantation in the range of $280,000 for one year, liver transplantation for hepatitis C alone reaches a total cost of nearly $300 million per year.

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