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Mastering Intel MKL Support Functions

The Intel Maths Kernel Library (Intel MKL) is a free library from Intel that provides routines for linear algebra including BLAS and LAPACK, vector and matrix operations for real and complex single and double precision, multiple Fast Fourier Transforms, vector maths, statistics and data fitting. There are also a bunch …

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TACC’s New Supercomputer Gets Green Light

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has announced that its newest supercomputer – Lonestar 5 – is in full production, which means the engineering and science research community can start taking advantage of it. The new Cray XC40 system, featuring more than 30,000 Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processing cores, offers …

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NSF Gives $5 Million Boost to Cybersecurity Research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $5 million grant to bolster the security of scientific research. More specifically, the grant establishes the existing Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (CTSC) as the NSF Cybersecurity Center for Excellence, an entity that will address the security needs of NSF’s scientific community. …

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China’s Supercomputers Target Faster Drug Discovery

China is using its supercomputers to speed drug discovery and improve medicine, and take a look at the where personalized medicine is headed in the next few years. Prominent Chinese researchers detailed their efforts in a new paper, “Applying high performance computing in drug discovery and molecular simulation,” that was …

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NOAA Upgrades Weather and Climate Supercomputers

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has nearly quadrupled the speed of two supercomputers, which will result in more accurate and detailed weather forecasts. Luna and Surge — the two Intel Xeon-based Cray supercomputers — now operate at speeds of 2.89 petaflops each, up from 776 teraflops last year, according …

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NASCAR Uses Supercomputer to Bolster Safety, Performance

NASCAR is taking advantage of a supercomputer to model the aerodynamics of race cars in an effort to improve performance and safety. The stock car racing organization is using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software on the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) to better understand how high-performance vehicles perform as they race …

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Atmospheric Research to Hit New Heights by 2017

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) recently announced plans for a new 5.34-petaflop supercomputer to power climate research and predict the weather. The new SGI system, “Cheyenne,” will run on Intel Xeon “Broadwell” processors. It will be two-and-a-half times more powerful and three times more energy-efficient than the current …

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Supercomputer Powers Search for New Antibiotics

Researchers have used a supercomputer to identify a class of possible new antibiotics that could be effective against drug-resistant bacteria. These new drugs launch a two-pronged attack against bacteria: at the energy-carrying molecule called adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and at their external lipid cellular wall, according to a San Diego Supercomputer …

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Intel, Alan Turing Institute Partner to Further Big Data

Intel has announced a long-term strategic partnership with the Alan Turing Institute (ATI), the United Kingdom’s new national center for data science. Researchers from Intel and ATI will collaborate on research focused on high-performance computing and data analytics, according to a recent press release by the institute. Intel will provide …

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Cloud-Enabled Datacenters to Outpace Physical Servers in 2016

Intel, other IT providers race to provide ecosystem of support to secure, manage increasingly complex “standard” distributed datacenter architecture Modern datacenters are shifting so dramatically toward virtualization that the number of workloads running on physical servers will drop for the first time during 2016, while total workload volume increases by …

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