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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

SCIENCE NODE Profiles SC18 WINS Volunteer Kalina Dunn

For WINS volunteer Kalina Dunn, it’s all about the puzzles. As a network engineer at Indiana University’s GlobalNOC, Dunn thrives on solving problems. Winning conversation. Kalina Dunn (r), network engineer for Indiana University’s GlobalNOC, chats with Science Node editor Alisa Alering (l) about puzzles, problems, and traveling to SC18 to help build the world’s fastest temporary

SIGHPC’s Computing4Change Student Profiles – #2 of 3 in a Series

As we get closer to SC18, SIGHPC wanted to learn a little bit more about the students who will be participating in the Computing4Change (C4C) competition. For the next few weeks, we will be sharing short bios of the students (and the student mentors), so that we can all catch a glimpse of the incredible

Professor Sarita Adve Recognized with 2018 ACM/IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award

Cited for Research Contributions and Leadership in Development of Memory Consistency Models for C++ and Java, Service to Computer Science Organizations, and Exceptional Mentoring LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., October 31, 2018 – The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) have named Sarita Adve, the Richard T. Cheng Professor of Computer Science at

SIGHPC News: Nominations Open for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

SIGHPC’s Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award is given each year for the best doctoral dissertation completed in high performance computing. This award is open to students studying anywhere in the world who have completed a PhD dissertation with HPC as a central research theme. Nominations open: Now Nominations close: 31 January of award year Winners announced:

HPC & Artificial Intelligence: Addressing Humanity’s Grand Challenges

Infectious Disease Epidemics, Refugee Migration, & Global Food Supplies; Experts from the United Nations, The Institute for Disease Modeling, the Arrell Food Institute, and Intel Share Insights CONTACT:       Brian Ban, SC18 Communications (brianban@sc18dallas.com) To solve humanity’s most complex and demanding problems ranging from creating sustainable global food production and preventing infectious disease epidemics to

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