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9
Jan

Attention HPC Users: the NSF Wants to Hear From You

The National Science Foundation has just issued a Dear Colleague Letter seeking a “Request for Information on Future Needs for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Support Science and Engineering Research.” As stated in the solicitation, “In this Request for Information (RFI), NSF encourages community input to inform the Foundation’s strategy and plans for an advanced cyberinfrastructure that …

4
Jan

NSF Solicitation for BIGDATA is Out for 2017

The National Science Foundation’s solicitation for BIGDATA grants is out for 2017. The due dates are March 15-22, 2017. The BIGDATA program seeks novel approaches in computer science, statistics, computational science, and mathematics, along with innovative applications in domain science, including social and behavioral sciences, education, biology, the physical sciences, and engineering that lead towards the …

12
Dec

IDC Report: The Top Pain Points of HPC Customers

Software is the No. 1 pain point for high performance computing (HPC) customers, according to the IDC’s latest HPC update issued at SC16 in Salt Lake City.  IDC reports that software is challenging for several reasons: better management software is needed, parallel software is lacking for most users and many applications will need a major …

29
Nov

Deck the Halls with a Geek Wreath

Our team here at Advanced Clustering Technologies is spreading holiday cheer this year. Two words – Geek Wreath. It’s simple: Take any spare computer parts that you have lying around and transform them into a holiday wreath for your home or office. Cables makes for a start to your Geek Wreath. Form the circular base …

7
Nov

Be Our Guest for Dinner Nov. 15 at SC16

If you are attending SC16 next week in Salt Lake City, we hope you will join us for the dinner we are hosting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Squatters Pub Brewery, 147 West Broadway (300 South). Let us treat you to a tour of the brewery followed by a beer tasting as …

29
Oct

How Strong is Your Grant Proposal for HPC Funding?

The next deadline for proposals to the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation Program is Jan. 11, 2017. Are you ready? Advanced Clustering Technologies can help. We have published a white paper that outlines best practices for writing a successful grant proposal for HPC funding. The paper is based on the experiences of our customers …

11
Oct

Deadline for NSF DIBBs Program is Jan. 3

The National Science Foundation’s vision for a Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) considers an integrated, scalable, and sustainable cyberinfrastructure to be crucial for innovation in science and engineering (see www.nsf.gov/cif21). The Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs) program is an integral part of CIF21. The DIBBs program (Solicitation 17-500) encourages development of …

28
Sep

NVIDIA Launches CUDA 8 Toolkit for GPU Developers

NVIDIA today announced that the CUDA 8 toolkit is being made available for use by GPU developers. The NVIDIA® CUDA® Toolkit provides a comprehensive development environment for C and C++ developers building GPU-accelerated applications. The CUDA Toolkit includes a compiler for NVIDIA GPUs, math libraries, and tools for debugging and optimizing the performance of your …

20
Sep

Schedule Your Meeting with Us at SC16

We invite you to spend some time with us at SC16 this November in Salt Lake City. We want to hear about your plans for 2017. If you’re planning to purchase new HPC hardware, upgrade your existing system or expand into cloud usage, come by and hear how Advanced Clustering Technologies can help you. Schedule …

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