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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Gains Momentum with SGI Acquisition at SC16

In this video from SC16, Bill Mannel from Hewlett Packard Enterprise describes how the company is gaining momentum in the HPC space as the leading vendor on the TOP500. With the recent acquisition of SGI, HPE is moving forward with broader range of solutions for high performance computing. “The combined HPE and SGI portfolio, including a comprehensive services capability, will support private and public sector customers seeking larger high-performance computing installations, including U.S. federal agencies as well as enterprises looking to leverage high-performance computing for business insights and a competitive edge.”

Podcast: Combining Cryo-electron Microscopy with Supercomputer Simulation

Scientists have taken the closest look yet at molecule-sized machinery called the human preinitiation complex. It basically opens up DNA so that genes can be copied and turned into proteins. The science team formed from Northwestern University, Berkeley National Laboratory, Georgia State University, and UC Berkeley. They used a cutting-edge technique called cryo-electron microscopy and combined it with supercomputer analysis. They published their results May of 2016 in the journal Nature.

Video: One Stop Systems Takes GPU Density to the Next Level at SC16

In this video from SC16, Nate Parada from One Stop Systems describes the company’s new High Density Compute Accelerator (HDCA) for Deep Learning. “The CA16000 High Density Compute Accelerator with sixteen NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators is used for a variety of HPC applications including oil and gas exploration and financial services. Completely integrated with the GPUs most suited for a specific application, it’s easy installation and tested reliability makes it superior to alternative products.”

Exascale Computing Project Gains Momentum Entering Year 2

In this video from SC16, Paul Messina and Stephen Lee describe the mission, status, and recent milestones of the Exascale Computing Project. Now entering its second year, the ECP recently announced that it has selected four co-design centers as part of a 4 year, $48 million funding award. It also announced the selection of 35 software development proposals representing 25 research and academic organizations.

Job of the Week: Science Writer and Communications Specialist at ORNL

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking a Science Writer and Communications Specialist in our Job of the Week. “This person will lead ECP writing efforts and coordinate additional services of US Department of Energy (DOE) lab resources and contractors as necessary. ECP is a collaboration between two DOE organizations: the Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration.”

SC17 Preview turns the Spotlight on Making Connections

SC17 General Chair Bernd Mohr introduced the theme of the upcoming conference with these fine words: “One connection can change your life. Our community is making millions of connections every day: by bringing together people at workshops, conferences, in research teams and projects, by connecting extreme-scale supercomputers to instruments and visualization and data analytics systems, by inspiring collaborations between different fields of science And all with the goal of making the greatest impact on society and changing our world I invite you to continue on this journey of creating meaningful connections at SC17.”

Win a Cluster for your Institution with the 2017 Research Cluster Grant

Today Silicon Mechanics announced the opening of the 6th Annual Research Cluster Grant (RCG) program. “We hope you will consider this opportunity to support your research by submitting a proposal or by forwarding this to others in your department who could benefit from this grant. The RCG is open to all United States and Canadian qualified post-secondary institutions, university-affiliated research institutions, non-profit research institutions and researchers at federal labs with university affiliations. Submissions will be reviewed for merit and related impacts. Further details on the grant rules and the technical specifications of the cluster itself are available on our Research Cluster Grant website.”

Video: For Precision Medicine, HPC Matters at SC16

In this video from SC16, Steve Conway from IDC moderates a panel discussion on Precision Medicine. “Recently, DOE Secretary Moniz, VA Secretary MacDonald, NCI Director Lowy and the GSK CEO Andrew Witty announced that the Nation’s leading supercomputers would be applied to the challenge of the Cancer Moonshot initiative. This partnership of nontraditional groups, collectively see the path to unraveling the complexities of cancer through the power of new machines, operating systems, and applications that leverage simulations, data science and artificial intelligence to accelerate bringing precision oncology to the patients that are waiting. This initiative is one of many research efforts in the race to solve some of our most challenging medical problems.”

Huawei Showcases FusionServer X6000 at SC16

“Huawei’s new-generation FusionServer X6000 HPC platform, based on the Intel Scalable System Framework, provides the balanced performance, scalability, and flexibility to efficiently handle a wide range of HPC workloads,” said Hugo Saleh, Director of Marketing and Enabling, Intel Scalable Datacenter Solutions. “The FusionServer X6000 is a great example of how Intel Xeon processors and Intel Omni-path architecture can combine to build industry leading solutions with innovative fabric features that optimize performance, resiliency, and traffic movement.”

Video: Time-Lapse Walk-Through of SC16

If you were not able to attend SC16, have we got a video for you! Courtesy of Asetek, this time-lapse walk-through of the exhibit hall sure looks familiar to this reporter who spent the last four days shooting over 50 interviews.