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Home Team wins Asia Student Cluster Competition

For the first time in student cluster competition history, a hometown team has won the Overall Championship award. The team, from China’s Huazhong University of Science and Technology, captured the crown at the recently concluded Asia Supercomputer Community 2016 Student Cluster Competition. This win earns them a berth in the upcoming International Supercomputer Conference 2016 cluster...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of October 26, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News Nominations Closing Soon for NVIDIA Global Impact Award Nomination Deadline – October 30, 2015 Researchers worldwide are invited to submit their innovations for the 2016 NVIDIA Global Impact Award – an annual grant of $150,000 for groundbreaking work that addresses the world’s most important social and humanitarian problems. The award will go to an institution...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of October 12, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News   Supercomputing Coral's Race to Beat Heat Corals can genetically adapt to warmer waters from climate change, scientists say in a study that relied on bioinformatic analysis with supercomputers. Reef-building corals can withstand a small degree of warming. This study with polyps of staghorn coral Acropora millepora across the Great...
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Europe Gears Up for Land, Air, and Sea Robotics Competition

IEEE Spectrum (09/16/15) Fausto Ferreira Researchers, engineers, and robots from 21 countries are competing in the euRathlon 2015 Grand Challenge, a contest designed to assess how well the participants' cooperative robot systems perform realistic tasks as part of a simulated emergency-response operation.  After three practice and preparation days, there will be separate trials in...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of October 5, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

  HPC in the News            SDSC's Comet System Offering Virtual Clusters in Current Research Allocation Submission Period September 15 - October 15, 2015 This is a reminder to those who are submitting a research allocation request in the current submission period. SDSC's Comet system is offering a new...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of June 1, 2015 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News   NSF Extends the Kraken Project: Award Allows Continued Advanced Computing Support of National Research The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) $3 million to continue to provide advanced computing resources for researchers in science and engineering across the country...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of December 8, 2014 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News   Global Forum: Innovation Creates Opportunity, Causes Disruption Network World The 23rd Global Forum, an annual gathering of technology leaders, was held two weeks ago in Geneva, Switzerland, bringing together representatives from international organizations, vendors, service providers, academia, and government agencies from 35 countries. Among the...
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UC San Diego Computer Scientists Triumph at Data Processing Competition

After a two-year hiatus, a team from the Center for Networked Systems (CNS) at the University of California, San Diego came roaring back to set three new world records in a data processing competition for industry and academe. CNS associate director George Porter, former CNS director Amin Vahdat (now at Google), and Computer Science and Engineering Ph.D. student Michael Conley set a world...
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HPC Research and Education News for the Week of November 10, 2014 Sponsored by XSEDE

HPC in the News   $1.5 Million Grant to NCSA to Put Big Data on Big Screen Truth is, supercomputing is part of everyday life, providing numerical models for the car you drive, the energy that powers your house, the weather forecasts you rely on and the financial systems that control the economy. "All of those rely on computations run on computers," says UI Professor Donna...
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IBM, CUNY Launch Watson Student App Competition

Registration Deadline - October 20, 2014 The City University of New York (CUNY) and IBM have launched a competition that will enable students to use IBM Watson's cognitive computing system to build innovative apps. Participants will focus on applying the IBM cognitive technology to improve the operation of higher education and the delivery of public services in New York City. Student...
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