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UC San Diego To Build Cyberinfrastructure for NASA Research

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography have been awarded a NASA grant to build the cyber-infrastructure that will house NASA satellite data that tracks changes in the Earth’s ice sheets. The cyberinfrastucture platform will be used for discovery, access and visualization of …

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Old Supercomputers Never Die, They Just Get Repurposed

Instead of retiring its five-year-old Gordon supercomputer, the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) has struck a deal with a New York-based research institute that will use the aging, but still fast system for scientific research. SDSC has reached a two-year agreement to allow the Simons Foundation’s Flatiron Institute to use …

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Getting the Most From Your Cache: Data Locality

In this video, Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Rick Leinecker demonstrates how to organize data in a program to take advantage of your cache. It shows three techniques for improving cache utilization in code. The main concept for all three techniques is achieving data locality.  

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Intel Fuels Wave Of Training To Stave Off Data Scientist Shortage

Focus on AI, Machine Learning application development yields base for next generation of data scientists The shortage of data scientists that was “becoming a serious constraint” according to a 2012 article in Harvard Business Review, never became a major crisis largely due to the explosive growth in data-science training during …

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Rapid Shift Toward Public/Hybrid Cloud

New Intel Hybrid Cloud Datacenter Security Aims at “Shadow IT” Users

The increasing complexity of datacenter infrastructures and the challenge of protecting them is shifting InfoSec professionals away from best-of-breed tools in favor of more automation and integration, according to new research from Intel. An Intel survey published Feb. 12 found that 93 percent of companies use cloud services of some …

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What’s New in Intel Python Update 2?

The 2nd update to Intel Python (1.2) came out in February 2017. As well as updates to many packages there are 17 new Python packages included. These have been selected by Intel and where possible optimized to work with the Intel Math Kernel Library (Intel MKL), Intel Thread Building Blocks …

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Stanene is softer and consequently much more rippled than its cousins graphene and silicene. Image: Mathew Cherukara, Badri Narayanan and Subramanian Sankaranarayanan, Argonne National Laboratory.

Supercomputer Models Speed New Materials Discovery

Machine Learning helps confirm properties of new “nanomaterials” 10x+ faster Researchers using supercomputers are taking advantage of machine-learning algorithms to accurately predict the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of nanomaterials, which could accelerate the discovery and development of new materials. The supercomputer simulations reduce the time it takes to produce …

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Using Numba to Accelerate Python Execution

Python is an excellent language but not being compiled makes it slower than compiled languages. There are various ways to speed it up, using cython, PyPy (a compiler) and Numba. It speeds up your Python applications by just-in-time compiling Python code using the LLVM compiler to produce optimized machine code …

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Supercomputing Enables Real-Time, In-Depth MRI Analysis

MRI results that used to take days or hours can now be ready in minutes – thanks to technology powered by a supercomputer. Researchers from the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Philips Healthcare have built a new automated system that can …

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Google Cloud Platform offers Next-Gen Intel Xeon “Skylake” for HPC Instances

The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has announced it is the first cloud provider to offer users access to the next-generation Intel Xeon “Skylake” processor. Google’s new cloud instances for HPC, which run on the Skylake processor, are targeted at healthcare, media and entertainment, financial services and other industries, according to …

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