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Next-Gen Code Worthy of World’s Most Powerful Supercomputers

Project aims to maximize power of world’s largest supercomputers by breaking big apps into tiny pieces. Modern supercomputer designs take parallel computing to such an extreme that even applications designed specifically for massive computers with thousands of computing nodes aren’t able to recognize all the myriad computing resources available and …

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Supercomputer Results Refute Climate Effects on Fisheries

Western Pacific tuna fisheries won’t be severely impacted by climate change during the next 50 years, according to recent high-resolution computer modeling in Australia.  The high-resolution modeling, performed by a supercomputer at Australia’s National Computational Infrastructure, refutes lower-resolution modeling results that predicted that climate change would reduce the amount of …

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Is the Secret to Disease Prevention, Prediction in Your Mouth?

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have discovered that mouth bacteria act differently when they are diseased, a finding, they say, could one day help predict and possibly prevent people from developing gum disease, diabetes and Crohn’s disease. The researchers used supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center …

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IDF14: Tech Sessions with Parallel Programming Experts

The upcoming Intel Developers Forum (IDF) Sept 9-11 in San Francisco is chock-full of sessions that should whet the appetite for the parallel processing and HPC community. Below is a look at just a sample of what you can expect when you attend this year’s IDF. Technical sessions include: • …

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New Weapon in Hunt for Extraterrestrial Life

Researchers have used supercomputers to develop a new methane-detection tool that can help astronomers search for extraterrestrial life. Methane, the simplest organic molecule, is a sign of potential life, and scientists at University College London (UCL) and the University of New South Wales say they have developed the most accurate …

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NCAR’s ‘Dropbox for Big Data’ Gets Speed Boost

Scientists and other researchers now have faster and better access to climate and weather data for their high-performance computing (HPC) research needs. The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has implemented a data sharing service, called Globus Plus, which will improve collaboration by allowing researchers to share data with other …

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Groundbreaking Quake Simulation Supercomputer Up for Top HPC Prize

Quake simulation gives clearer picture of seismic waves cause damage after researchers blow away speed records by running it on three of the world’s fastest supercomputers. The SeisSol application uses 191,089,540 tetrahedrons in an unstructured mesh to map the elastic effect of seismic waves on the ground. Credit: Heinecke, A., …

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Intel True Scale Fabric Covers Needs of New Supercomputer

The Vienna University of Technology has improved its Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC-3) with Intel True Scale Fabric, a solution that includes adapters for servers, edge, top-of-rack and director switches and management tools, according to a recent InsideHPC article. VSC-3, a high-performance computing system that’s now in its third-generation, supports scientific …

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Charm++ Parallel Programming Language Cools HPC Power Problems

The Charm++ parallel programming model supports load balancing between cores while adjusting the frequencies of the cores during high temperature processes. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Parallel Programming Laboratory have improved their Charm++ parallel programming model and runtime’s load balancing system to adjust the balancing based on …

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Intel Ships Self-Encrypting SSD for Datacenter, IoT

Intel Pro 2500 SSD series is self-encrypting, remotely manageable and business-friendly in either a glass house or in the wild as an Internet-of-Things device. Intel has announced a new series of solid state drives (SSD) with features that could make them a staple of high-performing datacenters or keep them secure …

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