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Primeur weekly 2014-11-17

Special

China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer retains top spot on fourth consecutive TOP500 List ...

TOP500 site gets new look and expands content ...

Focus

Netherlands Forensic Institute to crack crime using HPC and Big Data ...

Intel to support merging of HPC and data analytics on the hardware, software and application level ...

Exascale supercomputing

U.S. to build two flagship supercomputers for national labs ...

Department of Energy awards $425 million for next generation supercomputing technologies ...

The Cloud

Altair launches HyperWorks Unlimited - Virtual for Amazon Web Services ...

EuroFlash

SysFera-DS V5.0 released ...

Bright Computing appoints industry veteran Clement Lau as Director for Asia Pacific ...

Bright Cluster Manager now supports RHEL 7 and CentOS 7 ...

UK Laboratory celebrates 50 years of supercomputing ...

Groundbreaking Welsh research project seeks to substantially cut cyclist deaths ...

MEGWARE and Numascale extend their collaboration and co-exhibit at SC14 ...

IBM, Forschungszentrum Jülich and NVIDIA team to establish POWER Acceleration and Design Center ...

E4 Computer Engineering and Applied Micro Circuits Corporation will showcase the ARKA server RK003 at SC14 ...

USFlash

Indiana University showcases advanced computing tech at annual supercomputing conference ...

John West to head Strategic Initiatives at TACC ...

IDC finds growth, consolidation, and changing ownership patterns in worldwide data centre forecast ...

Supercomputers fuel global high-resolution climate models ...

100 supercomputers later, Los Alamos high-performance computing still supports national security mission ...

Asia Supercomputer Community to launch ASC15 at SC14 ...

ArrayFire is now open source ...

Mellanox announces availability of 100Gb/s Direct Attach Copper and Active Optical Cables ...

Mellanox provides leading application performance with FDR InfiniBand for HPC-purpose built Dell PowerEdge C4130 ...

Mellanox EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solutions chosen for leading CORAL supercomputer project ...

CoolIT Systems features full range of Direct Contact Liquid Cooling solutions for HPC servers and data centres at SC14 ...

Supercomputing invited plenary talks focus on high-performance computing at DreamWorks Animation and NIH's vision for solving future computational challenges in health care ...

Supercomputing beyond genealogy reveals surprising European ancestors ...

U.S. Department of Energy selects IBM "data centric" systems to advance research and tackle Big Data challenges ...

Oak Ridge to acquire next generation supercomputer ...

Ohio supercomputing experts to leverage conference presence ...

Ohio supercomputing experts to leverage conference presence

13 Nov 2014 Columbus - State-of-the-art supercomputers, sophisticated software and high-speed research networks will be on tap as Central Ohio technology experts travel to New Orleans for SC14, the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. Staff members from the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet), and Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH) will be attending SC14 November 16-22 to promote the work of their organisations, attend educational workshops and network with their academic and industrial counterparts.

"Historically, OSC has been one of the best-kept secrets across the field of high performance computing", stated Pankaj Shah, executive director of OSC and OARnet. "But in the last few years, OSC achievements have been making impressions at international conferences, such as the SC conference, and our name is being mentioned much more frequently in wider national and international discussions involving HPC. This helps drive stronger collaborations and attract more R&D funding to Ohio."

OSC will be prominently featured at the conference, as its entry into the #HPCmatters video programme was recognized as "Most Inspirational". The video series showcases researchers who use OSC systems for their computational work, including that of Kathleen Nicole, vice chair of clinical labs at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Her video can be viewed on YouTube .

To generate a greater on-line presence while at the conference, staff members will be participating in an Ask Me Anything forum on the social media channel Reddit Monday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Central Time. Various OSC staff members will take turns answering questions from the general public about the operation of a supercomputer centre.

Several additional OSC-related presentations will occur at SC14:

  • Basil Gohar, manager of OSC's web and interface applications team, will present "Look Inside The AweSim Appkit" at the conference's Emerging Technologies Forum.

The Appkit is a toolkit that developers within the AweSim industrial engagement program use to quickly provide a web-based interface for "manufacturing apps". These apps access the center's supercomputers to power simulation-driven design for small and mid-sized companies.

  • Alan Chalker, Ph.D., director of OSC's industrial outreach program, will be presenting "OSC and the AweSim Appkit" at the Intel Theater.
  • Alex Berryman, a systems researcher for OARnet, will present, "Ohio State University Science DMZ Policy Portal" as part of SC14's Innovating the Network for Data-Intensive Science Workshop.

Ohio State's Science DMZ is a unique computer network devoted to helping scientists collaborate at high speeds over the Internet with minimal interference from typical speed-muzzling security measures.

  • Steve Gordon, Ph.D., a senior education specialist for OSC, will be conducting a workshop titled, "Integrating Computational Science Into the Curriculum".

Steve Gordon was the driving force behind the development of the Ralph Regula School of Computational Science at the Ohio Supercomputer Center, a statewide virtual school focused on computational science, the use of computer modelling and simulation to solve complex business, technical and academic research problems.

  • The research team of Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda, Ph.D., a professor of computer science and engineering at The Ohio State University, will deliver several formal presentations at the OSC booth, focusing on areas within his expertise in network-based computing research.
Professor Panda's Network-Based Computing Research Group developed and enhances MVAPICH2, the popular HPC system software package. In addition to OSC's flagship systems, Professor Panda's communications library is powering several of the world's fastest supercomputers.
Source: Ohio Supercomputer Center - OSC

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Primeur weekly 2014-11-17

Special

China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer retains top spot on fourth consecutive TOP500 List ...

TOP500 site gets new look and expands content ...

Focus

Netherlands Forensic Institute to crack crime using HPC and Big Data ...

Intel to support merging of HPC and data analytics on the hardware, software and application level ...

Exascale supercomputing

U.S. to build two flagship supercomputers for national labs ...

Department of Energy awards $425 million for next generation supercomputing technologies ...

The Cloud

Altair launches HyperWorks Unlimited - Virtual for Amazon Web Services ...

EuroFlash

SysFera-DS V5.0 released ...

Bright Computing appoints industry veteran Clement Lau as Director for Asia Pacific ...

Bright Cluster Manager now supports RHEL 7 and CentOS 7 ...

UK Laboratory celebrates 50 years of supercomputing ...

Groundbreaking Welsh research project seeks to substantially cut cyclist deaths ...

MEGWARE and Numascale extend their collaboration and co-exhibit at SC14 ...

IBM, Forschungszentrum Jülich and NVIDIA team to establish POWER Acceleration and Design Center ...

E4 Computer Engineering and Applied Micro Circuits Corporation will showcase the ARKA server RK003 at SC14 ...

USFlash

Indiana University showcases advanced computing tech at annual supercomputing conference ...

John West to head Strategic Initiatives at TACC ...

IDC finds growth, consolidation, and changing ownership patterns in worldwide data centre forecast ...

Supercomputers fuel global high-resolution climate models ...

100 supercomputers later, Los Alamos high-performance computing still supports national security mission ...

Asia Supercomputer Community to launch ASC15 at SC14 ...

ArrayFire is now open source ...

Mellanox announces availability of 100Gb/s Direct Attach Copper and Active Optical Cables ...

Mellanox provides leading application performance with FDR InfiniBand for HPC-purpose built Dell PowerEdge C4130 ...

Mellanox EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solutions chosen for leading CORAL supercomputer project ...

CoolIT Systems features full range of Direct Contact Liquid Cooling solutions for HPC servers and data centres at SC14 ...

Supercomputing invited plenary talks focus on high-performance computing at DreamWorks Animation and NIH's vision for solving future computational challenges in health care ...

Supercomputing beyond genealogy reveals surprising European ancestors ...

U.S. Department of Energy selects IBM "data centric" systems to advance research and tackle Big Data challenges ...

Oak Ridge to acquire next generation supercomputer ...

Ohio supercomputing experts to leverage conference presence ...