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SC18 History Makers – Marking SC’s 30th Anniversary – Part 2

A second in a series! The following are exhibitor partner organizations responding to “How did your organization make supercomputing history?” survey as compiled by the 30th Anniversary team.  Thanks to all our exhibitors for their participation/collaboration over the past three decades and special thanks to those who filled out the survey.   Name of Individual or Organization: Cornell

Making History at SC18: Production Traffic Passes Through First 400 Gigabit Ethernet Metro Link in Texas

SCinet, the dedicated high-capacity network infrastructure supporting the SC Conference, today confirmed that it achieved a new milestone in successfully passing production traffic from national and international networks to Dallas using a single, 400 gigabit Ethernet link over metro distances of approximately 6 miles. DataBank, Internet2, Juniper Networks, Lonestar Education and Research Network (LEARN) and

SC18 History Makers – Marking SC’s 30th Anniversary

SC18 HISTORY MAKERS The following are partner organizations responding to “How did your organization make supercomputing history?” survey as compiled by the 30th Anniversary team.  Check back to the blog for additional installments. Name of Individual or Organization: IBM Name: Celeste Bishop Type of organization: Academic; Vendor/Industry Number of years exhibited at SC? 10 Description

SC18 Supercomputing Conference Sets Records in Dallas, Texas

DALLAS–SC18 marks the 30th anniversary of the annual international conference of high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. It celebrates the contributions of researchers and scientists – from those just starting their careers to those whose contributions have made lasting impacts. The conference drew a record-breaking 13,071 (as of 11/15/18) attendees and featured a technical

“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

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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