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NVIDIA Highlights GPU Progress on Titan Supercomputer
— The GPU Technology Conference this week in San Jose offered plenty of material for the supercomputing set with a number of presentations focused on specific programming challenges for large-scale scientific and enterprise HPC applications.

OpenCore seeks to help businesses make best use of data
— Working as a research assistant at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, James Horey helped a number of federal agencies use their data more effectively.

Titan propels GE wind turbine research into new territory
— The amount of global electricity supplied by wind, the world’s fastest growing energy source, is expected to increase from 2.5 to as much as 12% by 2020. Under ideal conditions, wind farms can be three times more efficient than coal plants, but going wherever the wind blows is not always so easy.

CORAL: the next big thing in supercomputing; next-gen machines for Oak Ridge, Argonne, Livermore
— Three of the nation’s premier national labs — Oak Ridge, Argonne and Lawrence Livermore — are banding together to push the boundaries of supercomputing and acquire next-generation supercomputers for each of the labs at the best value for the U.S. government.

Graphene forms template for two-dimensional hybrid materials
— Researchers have developed a new technique for forming a two-dimensional, single-atom sheet of two different materials with a seamless boundary.

Supercomputer Helps Design Wind Turbines
— Since 2005, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been researching, developing and testing materials in freezing conditions. By developing more efficient materials for wind turbines, researchers can increase turbine efficiency and reduce potential downtime for wind turbines in cold climates, the U.S. Department of Energy says.

DOE Supercomputing Aims for 100-200 PFLOPS in 2017
— In a recent post on Atomic City Underground, Frank Munger examines the progress made by the CORAL project, which HPCwire detailed last year.

The Top Supercomputing Led Discoveries of 2013
— 2013 has been an incredible year for the entire ecosystem around supercomputing; from vendors pushing new technologies to boost performance, capacity, and programmability to researchers turning over new insights with fresh techniques.

What Has the Titan Supercomputer Been Up To Lately? You Won’t Believe It.
— Twice a year, the bit-crunching community stands up and takes notice of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. That’s when the semiannual Top 500 List comes out.

INCITE Grants Awarded to 59 Computational Research Projects
— The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced 59 projects, promising to accelerate scientific discovery and innovation, that will share nearly 6 billion core hours on two of America’s fastest supercomputers dedicated to open science. Their work will advance knowledge in critical areas, from sustainable energy technologies to the environmental consequences of energy use.

 
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