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Welcome to the SC Blog. Here we’ll keep you up to date with the latest news and perspectives on topics related to SC and the upcoming conference throughout the year. Check out the tags to explore more posts on the subjects that interest you.

“Blow-the-Doors off the Network” Event to Demonstrate the Power of SCinet

SC exhibitors are invited to participate in a “Blow-the-Doors Off the Network” event this week to demonstrate the power of SCinet, the high-capacity network built to support the revolutionary applications and experiments that are a hallmark of the SC conference. Exhibitors with 100 GB connections to their booths are invited to blast peak traffic to

Inaugural SCinet Spirit of Innovation Award Recognizes Five Contributors’ Role in Supporting 800 gigabits per Second of Bandwidth for SC18

Today marks the official start of the SC Conference in Dallas, bringing together members of the international high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis community to share the latest research, technologies, and demonstrations. Exhibitors and visitors at the SC Conference this year will enjoy access to 4.02 terabits per second of bandwidth across 1 million

Record-Breaking SCinet High-Capacity Network Goes Live for SC18 in Dallas

A record-breaking 4.02 Tbps of network bandwidth will deliver unparalleled capacity to the attendees and demonstrations of SC18 this week. SCinet – SC’s dedicated high-capacity network – has a reputation for pushing the boundaries of high performance networking. And it all comes down to this: when networking limitations are removed from the equation, what’s possible

SC18 Hosts U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary of Science Paul M. Dabbar

During the 30th annual SC conference, from November 13-14, SC18 will host U.S. Under Secretary of Science Paul M. Dabbar. He serves as the Department’s principal advisor on fundamental scientific research in high energy and nuclear physics; advanced computing; fusion; biological and environmental research; and has direct management over many of DOE’s national labs that

@ SC18 Everything’s Bigger in Texas – This Year, SCinet Diamond Level Contributors’ Generosity is No Small Feat

In just a few days, a group of 225 volunteers will have completed the execution of SCinet, the world’s fastest temporary network that supports the SC Conference which is taking place in Dallas from November 11 to 16, 2018. SCinet is a collaborative effort by volunteer experts from 85 organizations than span industry, academia, and

TBT: When High Performance Networking and the Beatles Share the Same Texas Stage

Ground-breaking technology and revolutionary musicians distinguish the same Dallas venue (Dallas, Texas) – The Beatles and High Performance Networking may seem like entirely unrelated topics. But they’re connected this week +5 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. In 1964 the Beatles broke musical ground when they performed here, and now just 2,824 weeks later

SIGHPC’s Computing4Change Student Profiles – #3 of 3 in a Series

As we are just days away from SC18, SIGHPC wanted you to learn a little bit more about the students who will be participating in the Computing4Change (C4C) competition. In the final installment, we are sharing short bios of the students (and the student mentors), so that we can all catch a glimpse of the incredible talent and diversity

A Look Back on 30 Years of the Gordon Bell Prize

Authors: Gordon Bell, David H Bailey, Jack Dongarra, Alan H Karp, and Kevin Walsh Abstract: The Gordon Bell Prize is awarded each year by the Association for Computing Machinery to recognize outstanding achievement in high-performance computing (HPC). The purpose of the award is to track the progress of parallel computing with particular emphasis on rewarding

SC18 Unveils News Desk on Exhibit Floor

More than 13,000 high performance computing data and artificial intelligence experts are gathering in Dallas for SC18 – the largest supercomputing event in the world. Our newest exhibit floor feature will be the SC News Desk. We have gathered the top minds and experts and asked them to explain and share the power and potential

Wind Systems Magazine Looks at How HPC Impacts Renewable Energy

Research from WindSTAR is showing model-free control algorithms could help lower aging wind farms’ levelized cost of energy, thereby raising annual energy production.   The UT Dallas Mobile station used for field measurements with LiDAR. It is shown in a wind farm in North Texas. (Courtesy: Windstar) As wind turbines age, their ability to efficiently

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