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70 Leading HPC Apps Add Support for Nvidia GPUs

This week Nvidia announced that 70 more widely used applications have added support for GPU acceleration so far this year, bringing the total number available to researchers, engineers and designers to more than 200. GPU computing first gained momentum among researchers who could download CUDA to accelerate their own applications for scientific discovery and research,” said Addison Snell, chief executive officer of Intersect360 Research. “We are now in a new era where more commercial software is GPU-optimized, providing accelerated options across the full spectrum of engineering and business computing.” 

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Titan Steals No. 1 Spot on Top500 Supercomputer List

The machine, located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, bumps the IBM-based Sequoia system down a notch with its performance of 17.59 petaflops per second. [Read more]...

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Japan’s Power Research Institute Installs 670 Teraflop SGI ICE X Super

Today SGI announced their latest installation an ICE X supercomputer at the Japan’s Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI). With a peak performance of 670.9 teraflops, the cluster system will be one of the fastet supercomputers in Japan. 

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Cray Debuts Aries Interconnect with Cray XC30 Supercomputer

Today Cray announced its highly anticipated line of “Cascade” supercomputers with the Cray XC30 system. Powered by Xeon processors and the Aries Interconnect technology recently purchased by Intel, Cray XC30 systems represent the flagship of the company’s offerings and feature innovative packaging and cooling optimized for ultrascale deployments of up to 100 Petaflops. 

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Women in HPC to Host SC12 BoF on Diversity in the Workplace

Diversity in the workplace remains a challenge in HPC and the computing industry at large. The Women in HPC team at SC12 will host a BoF session on Policies and Practices for Building a Diverse Workforce on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 5:30pm. To learn more, I caught up with the session leaders to discuss the BoF and why it’s so important for SC12 attendees to support this session. 

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