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Big performance gains at NERSC hack-a-thon

February 27, 2015

At this year's NERSC user group meeting we tried something new: a code optimization "hack-a-thon." Thanks to HPC experts from NERSC and Intel and about 20 enthusiastic code developers, it was a great success! Everyone who showed up at NERSC's Oakland Scientific Facility, had fun, learned some new things, and got some big performance improvements in their code.

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Time to Start Getting Ready for Cori

February 4, 2015

Cori closeup

Cori is coming and it’s time to start getting ready. Yes, NERSC’s  Intel Xeon Phi-based system is still more than a year away, but if you’re not already thinking about how you’re going to use it, you need to get started. That’s because to get your codes to run well (or maybe at all) on NERSC’s first “many-core” system it is going to take more than a simple recompile.

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