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HPC Market Update from Intersect360 Research

addison2

“The drive toward exascale computing, a renewed emphasis on data-centric processing, energy efficiency concerns, and the limitations of memory and I/O performance are all working to reshape High Performance Computing platforms. Many-core accelerators, flash storage, 3D memory, integrated networking, and optical interconnects are just some of the technologies propelling these future architectures. In concert with those developments, the HPC vendor landscape has been churning in response to broader market forces, and these events are going to drive some interesting changes in the coming year.”

Video: Application Experiences on DDN’s IME Burst Buffer

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“The DDN Infinite Memory Engine (IME) unleashes a new I/O provisioning paradigm. This breakthrough, software defined storage application introduces a whole new new tier of transparent, extendable, non-volatile memory (NVM), that provides game-changing latency reduction and greater bandwidth and IOPS performance for the next generation of performance hungry scientific, analytic and big data applications – all while offering significantly greater economic and operational efficiency than today’s traditional disk-based and all flash array storage approaches that are currently used to scale performance.”

Video: Increasing Cluster Throughput while Reducing Energy Consumption for GPU Workloads

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“The use of GPUs to accelerate applications is mainstream nowadays, but their adoption in cur- rent clusters presents several drawbacks. In this talk we present the last developments of the rCUDA remote GPU virtualization framework, which is the only one supporting the most recent CUDA version, in addition to leverage the InfiniBand fabric for the sake of performance.”

HPC and Software Modernization

Dr. Herbert Cornelius, Intel

“As we see Moore’s Law alive and well, more and more parallelism is introduced into all computing platforms and on all levels of integration and programming to achieve higher performance and energy efficiency. We will discuss Multi- and Many-Core solutions for highly parallel workloads with general purpose and energy efficient technologies. We will also touch on the challenges and opportunities for parallel programming models, methodologies and software tools to achieve highly efficient and highly productive parallel applications. At the end we will a brief look towards Exascale computing.”

Video: Slim Fly – A Cost Effective Low-Diameter Network Topology

torsten

“We introduce a high-performance cost-effective network topology called Slim Fly that approaches the theoretically optimal network diameter. Slim Fly is based on graphs that approximate the solution to the degree-diameter problem. We analyze Slim Fly and compare it to both traditional and state-of-the-art networks. Our analysis shows that Slim Fly has significant advantages over other topologies in latency, bandwidth, resiliency, cost, and power consumption.”

Internet of Things & What it Means to Fabrics

Open Fabric Alliance

In this video from the 2015 OFS Developer’s Workshop, Guy Ailee from Intel presents: Internet of Things & What it Means to Fabrics.

Video: High-Performance and Scalable Designs of Programming Models for Exascale Systems

DK Panda

“This talk will focus on programming models and their designs for upcoming exascale systems with millions of processors and accelerators. Current status and future trends of MPI and PGAS (UPC and OpenSHMEM) programming models will be presented. We will discuss challenges in designing runtime environments for these programming models by taking into account support for multi-core, high-performance networks, GPGPUs, Intel MIC, scalable collectives (multi-core-aware, topology-aware, and power-aware), non-blocking collectives using Offload framework, one-sided RMA operations, schemes and architectures for fault-tolerance/fault-resilience.”

Video: Lustre Based Enterprise Storage – Tuning Clients for Optimal Performance

torben

“The architecture of the ClusterStor product line builds on 25 years of experience with storage systems, Seagate (formerly Xyratex) and Lustre on a parallel open source high performance storage system that is commonly used for scalable computing.”

Microsoft Update on RDMA

Talpey

In this video from the 2015 OFS Developer’s Workshop, Tom Talpey from Microsoft presents: Microsoft Update on RDMA.

Video: Dimensioning Data Centre Resiliency at CSCS

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“The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) offers a range of computing and storage services to Swiss and international research communities. These services are provisioned by an array of solutions including leading edge Cray XC40 and hybrid XC30 systems, commodity clusters, files systems such as Lustre and site-wide GPFS storage as well as centre-wide Ethernet and InfiniBand networks.”