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HPC with R: The Basics

Some say R is not fit for high-performance computing (HPC). Others say, “No … wait … you’re actually serious? R in HPC?” However, the world is changing. Data analytics is the new hip, cool thing. And whether you see tangible benefits in data science, or just dollar signs, the fact …

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How the Lustre Developer Community is Advancing ZFS as a Lustre Back-end File System

Lustre, the high-performance parallel file system in nine out of ten of the world’s fastest supercomputers, has been gaining traction in enterprise IT. Lustre’s popularity is not only as a scientific and technical computing storage foundation, but also as the core to the business’ converged technical and office infrastructures (see …

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Optimizing Application Performance with Roofline Analysis

NERSC boosts the performance of its scientific applications on Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors up to 35% using Intel® Parallel Studio and Intel® Advisor The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is the primary scientific computing facility for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located at Lawrence Berkeley …

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How to Reduce Your Data Center Footprint

The explosion of video streaming Annual global IP traffic will surpass the zettabyte threshold this year and double that yearly rate by 20191. Having already increased more than fivefold just in the past 5 years, traffic is predicted to increase nearly threefold over the next 5 years. By 2019, there …

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Profiling for Success

F5 Networks amps up its BIG-IP DNS* solution for developers with help from Intel® Parallel Studio and Intel® VTune™ Amplifier Business users expect their applications to be fast, secure, and always available. Anything less is unacceptable. That’s why Seattle-based F5 Networks, Inc., gives the developers who build those applications the …

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Happy 20th Birthday, OpenMP

Making Parallel Programming Accessible to C/C++ and Fortran Programmers―and Providing a Software Path to Exascale Computation In October 1997, the OpenMP* Architecture Review Board (ARB) published the v1.0 version of the OpenMP Fortran specification, with the C/C++ specification following nearly a year later. At that time, the fastest supercomputer in the …

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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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