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Three-dimensional high velocity structures beneath East Asia from 50 km to 1000 km depth viewed from the southeast. Surface topography with vertical exaggeration is superimposed for geographic references. Isosurfaces of high velocity anomalies in percent

Earthquakes Reveal Deep Secrets beneath East Asia

May 29, 2015 3:50 pm | by Jorge Salazar, Texas Advanced Computing Center | News | Comments

A new work based on 3-D supercomputer simulations of earthquake data has found hidden rock structures deep under East Asia. Researchers used seismic data from 227 East Asia earthquakes during 2007-2011, which they used to image depths to about 900 kilometers, or about 560 miles below ground. Notable structures include a high velocity colossus beneath the Tibetan plateau, and a deep mantle upwelling beneath the Hangai Dome in Mongolia.

Registration Opens for ISC Cloud & Big Data

May 28, 2015 3:40 pm | by ISC | News | Comments

ISC Events has announced that registration is now open for the inaugural ISC Cloud & Big...

Enhancing Global Network Connectivity: EYR-Global International Data Project Submissions due June 7

May 27, 2015 12:28 pm | by SC15 | News | Comments

Scientists whose research projects would significantly benefit from enhanced global network...

SC15 Scientific Visualization Showcase Submissions due July 31

May 21, 2015 2:53 pm | by Suzanne Tracy, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing and HPC Source | News | Comments

SC15’s Visualization and Data Analytics Showcase Program will provide a forum for the year's...

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James Reinders is chief evangelist, Intel’s software products.

Software and Moore’s Drumbeat (Moore’s Law)

May 19, 2015 2:48 pm | by James Reinders, Intel | Blogs | Comments

Moore’s Law recently turned 50 years old, and many have used the milestone to tout its virtues, highlight positive results that stem from it, as well as advance suggestions on what the future dividends will be and boldly project the date for its inevitable demise. Moore’s Law is an observation that has undoubtedly inspired us to innovate to the pace it predicts. It has challenged us to do so. Therefore, I think of it as Moore’s drumbeat.

BigNeuron, a new project led by the Allen Institute for Brain Science, aims to streamline scientist’s ability to create 3-D digital models of neurons. Courtesy of Allen Institute for Brain Science

Digitizing Neurons: Project will convert 2-D Microscope Images into 3-D Models

May 14, 2015 9:46 am | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

A new initiative designed to advance how scientists digitally reconstruct and analyze individual neurons in the human brain will receive support from the supercomputing resources at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Led by the Allen Institute for Brain Science, the BigNeuron project aims to create a common platform for analyzing the three-dimensional structure of neurons.

The ISC Cloud & Big Data Research Committee is accepting submissions of high-quality papers in theoretical, experimental, industrial research and development until Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

Last Chance to Submit ISC Cloud & Big Data Research Papers

May 13, 2015 12:05 pm | by Suzanne Tracy, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing and HPC Source | News | Comments

The ISC Cloud & Big Data Research Committee is accepting submissions until Tuesday, May 19, 2015. The Research Paper Sessions “aim to provide first-class open forums for engineers and scientists in academia, industry and government to present and discuss issues, trends and results to shape the future of cloud computing and big data.” The sessions will be held on Tuesday, September 29 and on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

Titled “Accelerating LBM & LQCD Application Kernels by In-Memory Processing,” the Hans Meuer award-winning research paper examines the runtime performance of Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) and Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics (LQCD) kernels that can be achi

ISC Announces the Hans Meuer Award Winning Research Paper

May 11, 2015 8:35 am | by ISC | News | Comments

ISC has announced that a research paper in the area of in-memory architecture, jointly submitted by a team of seven researchers representing the Juelich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), IBM Germany and the IBM Watson Research Center in the US, has been selected to receive the inaugural Hans Meuer Award. The awarding will take place at the ISC High Performance conference on Monday, July 13.

Established in late 1997. A crystal memento, illuminated certificate, and $10,000 honorarium are awarded to recognize innovative contributions to high performance computing systems that best exemplify the creative spirit demonstrated by Seymour Cray.

Nominations for Three SC15 Awards due July 1

May 8, 2015 9:52 am | by SC15 | News | Comments

Each year, the global supercomputing community honors a handful of the leading contributors to the field with the presentation of the IEEE Seymour Cray Computer Science and Engineering Award, the IEEE Sidney Fernbach Memorial Award and the ACM-IEEE Ken Kennedy Award. Nominations for these awards to be presented at SC15 in Austin are now open and the submission deadline is Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

The German Climate Computing Center is managing the world's largest climate simulation data archive, used by leading climate researchers worldwide. The archive currently consists of more than 40 petabytes of data and is projected to grow by roughly 75 pet

Managing the World's Largest Trove of Climate Data

May 8, 2015 9:10 am | by IBM | News | Comments

The German Climate Computing Center is managing the world's largest climate simulation data archive, used by climate researchers worldwide. The archive consists of more than 40 petabytes of data and is projected to grow by roughly 75 petabytes annually over the next five years. As climate simulations are carried out on increasingly powerful supercomputers, massive amounts of data are produced that must be effectively stored and analyzed.

Naoya Maruyama RIKEN AICS

Naoya Maruyama

May 7, 2015 3:44 pm | Biographies

Naoya Maruyama is a Team Leader at RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (RIKEN AICS), where he leads the HPC Programming Framework Research Team. He joined RIKEN AICS in 2012 after years at Tokyo Institute of Technology, where I received Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2008.

Craig Lucas, Senior Technical Consultant, NAG, UK

Craig Lucas

May 7, 2015 3:37 pm | Biographies

As a Senior Technical Consultant at NAG, Craig Lucas's key area is high performance computing. He also works on NAG's Numerical Libraries with emphasis on multi-core parallelism and numerical linear algebra. Craig joined NAG in 2008 to work on the HECToR service and is based in our Manchester Office. Before this he worked on CSAR, a previous national supercomputing service. He has also contributed software to the LAPACK library.

I-hsin Chung, IBM Research

I-hsin Chung

May 6, 2015 4:57 pm | Biographies

I-hsin Chung is a Research Staff Member at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM Research. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Francois Bodin, Irisa

Francois Bodin

May 6, 2015 4:47 pm | Biographies

François Bodin co-founded CAPS entreprise in 2002 while he was a Professor at University of Rennes I and, since January 2008, has joined the company as CTO. His contributions include new approaches for exploiting high performance processors in scientific computing and in embedded applications. Prior to joining CAPS, François Bodin held various research positions at the University of Rennes I and at the IRISA/INRIA research lab.

Pekka Lehtovuori, Center for Scientific Computing, Finland

Pekka Lehtovuori

May 6, 2015 4:01 pm | Biographies

Dr. Pekka Lehtovuori holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry. Currently he is working as a Director, Services for Research at CSC - the Finnish IT center for science. He was previously responsible for the coordination and operation of CSC's international and national grid-infrastructures (e.g. DEISA, EGEE, NDGF, and the Finnish national computing grid, M-grid).

Fred Johnson

May 6, 2015 3:19 pm | Biographies
Sonia Sachs, US Department of Energy

Sonia Sachs

May 6, 2015 3:18 pm | Biographies

Sonia Sachs is an expert in the design and delivery of cost-effective, high-performance technology solutions in support of large and complex scientific and commercial projects and programs with budget responsibilities up to $20 Million annually. She is skilled in all phases of the project life cycle, from initial feasibility analysis and conceptual design through implementation, maintenance and support.

James Dinan, Intel

James Dinan

May 6, 2015 3:01 pm | Biographies

James Dinan is a computer scientist specializing in parallel and high performance computer systems with a focus on parallel programming models, communication middleware, architecture, and scalable algorithms. My work seeks to enable better performance, new capabilities, and higher efficiency for scientific and engineering applications.

Wesley Bland, Argonne National Laboratory

Wesley Bland

May 6, 2015 2:56 pm | Biographies

Wesley Bland is a postdoctoral appointee at Argonne National Laboratory in the Programming Models and Runtime Systems group led by Dr. Pavan Balaji. He graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2013 under the advisement of Dr. Jack Dongarra. His research interests include fault tolerance, parallel and distributed programming models, and runtime systems.

Rosa M. Badia, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Rosa M. Badia

May 6, 2015 2:49 pm | Biographies

Rosa M. Badia holds a PhD from the UPC (1994). Before, she graduated on Computer Science at the Facultat d' Informàtica de Barcelona (UPC, 1989). She has been lecturing and doing research at the Computer Architecture Department (DAC) at the UPC from 1989 to 2008, where she held an Associate Professor position from 1997 to 2008 (my DAC homepage); she is currently part-time lecturing again at the same department. Currently she is a Scientific Researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) . She is also the manager of the Grid computing and Clusters group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).

Sadaf Alam

May 6, 2015 2:41 pm | Biographies

Sadaf Alam is Associate Director and Chief Architect at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre - ETHZ. ISC'15 Tutorials Committee

Frank Hannig is Head of the Architecture and Compiler Design Group in the Department of Computer Science at Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.

Frank Hannig

May 6, 2015 2:14 pm | Biographies

Frank Hannig is Head of the Architecture and Compiler Design Group in the Department of Computer Science at Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.

Alvaro Aguilera

May 6, 2015 1:59 pm | Biographies

Alvaro Aguilera is a Research Assistant at the Center for Information Services & High Performance Computing (ZIH), Technische Universität Dresden. Aguilera obtained his master's degree in computer science at the TU Dresden in 2011. His areas of interest include distributed le systems, storage solutions and performance analysis.

Dr. Jan Vitt, Head of IT Infrastructure, DZ Bank

ISC Cloud & Big Data Keynote Will Recount Bank’s Path into Cloud Computing

April 30, 2015 4:17 pm | by ISC | News | Comments

As the fourth largest cooperative bank in Germany, DZ Bank supports the business activities of over 900 other cooperative banks in the country. Dr. Jan Vitt, the Head of IT Infrastructure at DZ Bank will be talking about how a conservative institution like his is effectively adopting cloud computing to address the IT needs of their various business divisions.

Snapshots of representative hydrocarbon configurations inside zeolite frameworks and performance scores predicted for adsorption occurring from a liquid phase containing an equimolar hydrocarbon mixture. Views facing the main channel axis (a–c) and along

Predictive Modeling Helps Identify Materials to Improve Fuel Production

April 30, 2015 3:59 pm | by Jim Collins, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility | News | Comments

A research team has demonstrated a predictive modeling capability that can help accelerate the discovery of new materials to improve biofuel and petroleum production. The findings present a tool that could lead to more efficient processes in the biofuel and petrochemical industries, while reducing the time and cost of associated laboratory research and development efforts. The materials of interest are called zeolites.

IBM researcher Jerry Chow in the quantum computing lab at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center. Courtesy of Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM

Scientists Achieve Critical Steps to Building First Practical Quantum Computer

April 29, 2015 9:21 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM scientists unveiled two critical advances towards the realization of a practical quantum computer. For the first time, they showed the ability to detect and measure both kinds of quantum errors simultaneously, as well as demonstrated a new, square quantum bit circuit design that is the only physical architecture that could successfully scale to larger dimensions.

The Cori Phase 1 system will be the first supercomputer installed in the new Computational Research and Theory Facility now in the final stages of construction at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Cray XC40 will be First Supercomputer in Berkeley Lab’s New Computational Research and Theory Facility

April 23, 2015 3:17 pm | by NERSC and Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center and Cray announced they have finalized a new contract for a Cray XC40 supercomputer that will be the first NERSC system installed in the newly built Computational Research and Theory facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

The new Cray XC40 supercomputer and Sonexion storage system, Powered by Seagate, will provide PGS with the advanced computational capabilities necessary to run highly complex seismic processing and imaging applications. These applications include imaging

Seagate Storage Technology Powering Four Cray Advanced HPC Implementations

April 21, 2015 11:49 am | by Seagate | News | Comments

Seagate Technology has announced that four Cray customers will be among the first to implement Seagate’s latest high performance computing storage technology. Combined, the implementations of these four customers in the government, weather, oil and gas, and university sectors will consume more than 120 petabytes of storage capacity.

Peter Ziegenhein, The Institute of Cancer Research, UK

Peter Ziegenhein

April 20, 2015 4:36 pm | Biographies

Peter Ziegenhein is a Post-Doctoral Training Fellow at the Institute of Cancer Research · Joint Department of Physics (with The Royal Marsden Hospital).

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