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CAE Heads for Extreme Scaling

11/6/2013 | Cray's Manufacturing Segment Manager Greg Clifford comments on the evolution and current state of CAE applications. One major development that has occurred is an increased reliance on parallel processing to boost the performance of CAE workloads.

Cray Packages HSM in Advance of Lustre 2.5

11/6/2013 | According to Cray’s Barry Bolding, whom we spoke with in advance of the news of a new transparent storage solution that bundles together some unique software elements to make HSM more seamless...

Harvard Researchers Design Synaptic Transistor

11/6/2013 | Materials scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are looking to biology for inspiration, specifically to the human brain, to develop a new class of transistor.

New AWS Instance Type Supports High Performance Streaming Graphics

11/5/2013 | In partnership with graphics processing specialist NVIDIA, Amazon Web Services has launched the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) G2 instance, a GPU-accelerated instance designed for graphically-intensive cloud-based services.

Optimizing Performance in Parallel Programming

11/5/2013 | HPCers Michael McCool, Arch Robison and James Reinders explore the basic concepts of performance theory in parallel programming, guided by two essential laws of parallel performance, Amdahl's Law and Gustafson-Barsis' Law.

Reining in Restarts Through Selective Recovery

11/4/2013 | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researcher Sriram Krishnamoorthy is developing load balancing techniques to keep calculations running even in the wake of unforeseen mishaps.

SC Flashback: Seymour Cray on Gallium Arsenide

11/4/2013 | In celebration of 25 years of the SC conference series, we reprise this speech from the father of supercomputing himself: Seymour Cray.

Why We Remember Some Visualizations and Forget Others

11/1/2013 | Researchers from Harvard and MIT have teamed up to address an important question: what makes a data visualization memorable?

Simulations Shed Light on Star Formation

11/1/2013 | Astrophysics researchers at UC San Diego have advanced their understanding of star formation with the help of some major computational resources.

GPUs and the Mystery of Flying Snakes

10/31/2013 | Scientists are using a GPU-accelerated computer model to study the aerodynamic factors that allow snakes to soar through the jungle canopy.

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A New Ultra-Dense Hyper-Scale x86 Server Design

10/01/2013 | IBM | A new trend is developing in the HPC space that is also affecting enterprise computing productivity with the arrival of “ultra-dense” hyper-scale servers.

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Ken Claffey, SVP and General Manager at Xyratex, presents ClusterStor at the Vendor Showdown at ISC13 in Leipzig, Germany.

HPCwire Live! Atlanta's Big Data Kick Off Week Meets HPC

Join HPCwire Editor Nicole Hemsoth and Dr. David Bader from Georgia Tech as they take center stage on opening night at Atlanta's first Big Data Kick Off Week, filmed in front of a live audience. Nicole and David look at the evolution of HPC, today's big data challenges, discuss real world solutions, and reveal their predictions. Exactly what does the future holds for HPC?

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James ReindersJames Reinders
James Reinders is a senior engineer for Intel and has helped develop supercomputers, microprocessors and software tools for 25 years. James focuses on parallel programming models and is the author of a number of books on the topic.More > >

Gary JohnsonGary Johnson
Gary M. Johnson is the founder of Computational Science Solutions, LLC, and a specialist in HPC management as well as the development of national science and technology policy. He is also involved in the creation of education and research programs in computational engineering and science.More > >

Andrew JonesAndrew Jones
Andrew Jones has over 15 years of experience in HPC, in supercomputer center management and as a research user in industry. He now leads the HPC Services & Consulting at Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG).More > >

Michael WolfeMichael Wolfe
Michael Wolfe has developed compilers for over 30 years in both academia and industry, and is now a senior compiler engineer at The Portland Group, Inc. More > >

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