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Supercomputers Help Refine Darwin’s “Tree of Life”

Two Intel-powered supercomputers help revise Charles Darwin’s work two centuries later How many species of life exist on Earth? UC Berkeley researchers are using supercomputers to study DNA of thousands of species to help put them in their place in the tree of life that Darwin began in 1837, according …

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Is High Performance Computing (HPC) Enterprise-Ready?

New technology and better price performance help shepherd HPC into enterprise datacenters and private clouds. Is now the time for HPC to percolate down from its lofty perch into the world at large? Intel executive Hugo Saleh discusses how new processors, tools and software are making HPC ready for the …

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Egyptian Library Invests in New Supercomputer

A Library that dates back over two millennia is adding 118 teraflop HPC to assist educational and scientific research Egypt’s New Library of Alexandria, designed to recapture the original spirit of its 2300+ year old namesake is working with Huawei to deploy a high performance computer powered by Intel Xeon …

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Human Brain Project Launches HPC Infrastructure

Intel Xeon-based “JURECA” Supercomputer to help map brain, uncover new treatments for disorders Researchers from 24 countries have pitched in to develop the infrastructure for the collection, analysis and study of data related to the human brain, as reported by Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Wylie Wong The Human Brain Project …

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Supercomputer Helps Advance Autism Research

Intel-based “Comet” supercomputer rapidly sequences genes in affected families UC San Diego researchers are coming closer to an understanding of how autism spectrum disorder (ASD) occurs, as reported in this brief from Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Wylie Wong UC San Diego researchers have used a supercomputer to sequence the genomes …

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Ancient Comets Crashing on Mars May Have Helped Support Life

Xeon-based Janus Supercomputer 3D models key to study Could life have evolved on Mars? Yes, according to research out of UC Boulder. Cometary collisions could have melted ice, changed atmosphere according to this brief from Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Wylie Wong When comets and asteroids bombarded Mars four million years …

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Texas A&M becomes latest Intel Parallel Computing Center

Intel program will provide funding, grants, training Texas A&M’s High Performance Research Computing center has been named the latest Intel Parallel Computing Center (IPCC), offering researchers and academics access to grands, funding and training, according to this brief by Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Wylie Wong Texas A&M University’s High Performance …

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Next Generation Xeon Phi Developer Program Opens for Pre-Orders

Affordable rack, pedestal configurations are customizable to developer needs Intel’s Developer Program for the next generation Xeon Phi processors is now taking pre-orders for both pedestal and rack systems, according to this brief from Go Parallel Editor Michael Krieger The Developer Program for Next Generation Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processors (code …

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Parallel Universe Magazine: Getting the Most out of C++

Increase productivity for C++ and other application programmers with the latest issue of the Intel Parallel Universe Magazine Here are nine articles that feature ways developers can use industry standards to speed performance of their applications. Use these insights to go all the way from beginner to parallel expert. The …

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IoT Connectivity Coalesces around Intel

Concern that competition is impeding progress prompts decision to integrate rival AllJoyn with Intel-supported IoTivity open-source connectivity approach The recently formed Open Connectivity Forum (OCF) will create interoperability and management standards for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, according to this article by Slashdot Media Contributing Editor John O’Donnell Intel Corp. …

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