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Job of the Week: HPC Research Scientist at PNNL

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The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA is seeking an HPC Research Scientist in our Job of the Week.

IBM’s Dave Turek on the First Look at OpenPOWER Hardware for HPC

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This week at the OpenPOWER Summit in San Jose, the OpenPOWER Foundation showed off real hardware for the first time with 13 systems including a a prototype HPC server from IBM and new microprocessor customized for China. Built collaboratively by OpenPOWER members, the new solutions exploit the POWER architecture to provide more choice, customization and performance to customers, including hyperscale data centers.

Radio Free HPC Wraps up the 2015 GPU Technology Conference

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In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team wraps up the GPU Technology Conference. The theme of the show this year was Deep Learning, a topic that is heating up the market for GPUs with challenges like image recognition and self-driving cars. As a sister conference, the OpenPOWER Summit this week in San Jose showcased the first OpenPower hardware, including a prototype HPC server from IBM that will pave the way to the two IBM/Nvidia/Mellanox Coral supercomputers expected in 2017.

Video: Tesla Model S Goes Driverless with Software Update

In this video, Tesla does a field test of a software update that will bring powerful auto-steering functionality to its Model S fleet.

Podcast: Alex Bouzari on How DDN Helps Customers Solve their Toughest Data Challenges

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In this podcast, Michael Yorba from the Traders Network Radio Show interviews Alex Bouzari, Co-Founder & CEO of DataDirect Networks. Bouzari discusses how DDN helps customers solve their toughest problems.

Replay: GTC Keynote on Deep Learning at Baidu

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“Deep Learning has transformed many important tasks, including speech and image recognition. Deep Learning systems scale well by absorbing huge amounts of data to create accurate models. The computational resources afforded by GPUs have been instrumental to this scaling. However, as Deep Learning has become more mainstream, it has generated some hype, and has been linked to everything from world peace to evil killer robots. In this talk, Dr. Ng will help separate hype from reality, and discuss potential ways that Deep Learning technologies can benefit society in the short and long term.”

QCT to Develop First x86 Servers with Nvidia’s NVLink Interconnet

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Today Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) announced plans to build the first x86 CPU-based servers with Nvidia’s NVLink high-speed GPU interconnect technology. “NVLink unlocks the full potential of GPU accelerators by enabling CPUs and GPUs to transfer data at unprecedented speeds,” said Sumit Gupta, general manager of the Accelerated Computing business at NVIDIA. “QCT extends the benefits of NVLink to the x86 ecosystem and gives our customers an easy path to higher levels of enterprise and HPC application performance.”

Allinea Supports OpenPOWER Debugging

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Today Allinea Software announced that the C, C++ and F90 debugger Allinea DDT is now available for the OpenPOWER POWER8 architecture – marking a significant arrival in the ecosystem for developers on the platform.

Why HPC is Too Important to be Left to Men

Alison Kennedy, Executive Director
EPCC, University of Edinburgh

“Does it matter if women in HPC are clustered in certain areas of work? I think that it does. It is vital in an industry where multi-skilled, interdisciplinary teams are seen as the model of the future that women are not there just to make up the numbers, but are given every support and encouragement in achieving their full potential in whatever roles in HPC teams they feel themselves most suited.”

Video: A Taste of OFI OpenFabrics Interfaces

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In this video from the 2015 OFS Developer’s Workshop, Sean Hefty from Intel presents: A Taste of OFI OpenFabrics Interfaces.