In this video from the 2013 HPC User Forum, Jeff Kreide from Gulfstream presents: 3D Electronic Model-Based Design.
With ISC’13 coming up in June, a number of ancillary events have been scheduled in Leipzig to take advantage of this annual gathering of over 2500 supercomputing professionals.
- The PRACE Scientific Conference will be held on Sunday, June 16 at the Congress Center Leipzig, Hall 4. Top European scientists present results and advances in large scale simulations obtained with support of PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe.
- The HPC Advisory Council 2013 European Conference takes place on Sunday, June 16th, at the Congress Center Leipzig, Hall 5. The workshop will focus on HPC productivity, and advanced HPC topics and futures, and will bring together system managers, researchers, developers, computational scientists and industry affiliates to discuss recent developments and future advancements in High-Performance Computing.
- HP-CAST 20 will take place in Leipzig, Germany on June 14-15 at the Westin Leipzig Hotel. HP-CAST is an organization of HP customers and partners who provide input to HP to increase the capabilities of HP solutions for large-scale, scientific and technical computing.
- Moabcon 2013 Europe will be held on June 15-16th at the Westin Leipzig Hotel. As the annual European user group meeting for Adaptive Computing, Moabcon offers in-depth technical sessions on Moab and Torque software.
If your organization is planning a meeting in Leipzig, please let us know and we will list it here.
In this video from the 2013 HPC User Forum, Bronson Messer from Oak Ridge National Laboratory presents: Petascale Supernova Simulation.
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In this video from the 2013 HPC User Forum, Earl Joseph presents the IDC HPC Market Update.
In this video from the Lustre User Group 2013, Giuseppe Bruno from the Bank of Italy presents: Performance & Functionality Testbed for Clustered Filesystems.
In this video from the Lustre User Group 2013, Makia Minich from Xyratex presents: Managing and Monitoring a Scalable Lustre Infrastructure. Download the slides (PDF) or check out our LUG 2013 Video Gallery.
During his talk, Makia mentions an excellent presentation from John West entitled What’s Missing from HPC.
Over at HPC Admin, Dell’s Jeff Layton writes that with today’s explosive data growth, at some point you will have to migrate data from one set of storage devices to another. To help move things along, he provides an overview of data migration tools.
At some point during this growth spurt, you will have to think about migrating your data from an old storage solution to a new one, but copying the data over isn’t as easy as it sounds. You would like to preserve the attributes of the data during the migration, including xattrs (extended attributes), and losing information such as file ownership or timestamps can cause havoc with projects. Plus, you have to pay attention to the same things for directories; they are just as important as the file themselves (remember that everything is a file in Linux). In this article, I wanted to present some possible tools for helping with data migration, and I covered just a few of them. However, I also wanted to take a few paragraphs to emphasize that you need to plan your data migration if you want to succeed.
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In a special session at ISC’13, scientists working on the Human Brain Project will discuss their vision and roadmap for computing. Featuring Dr. Henry Markram of EPFL, the June 18 keynote will be entitled Supercomputing & the Human Brain Project – Following Brain Research & ICT on their 10-Year Quest.
The Human Brain Project, recently awarded a 10 year grant by the EU Commission, will pull together all our existing knowledge about the human brain and to reconstruct the brain, piece by piece, in supercomputer-based models and simulations. Federating more than 80 European and international research institutions, the Human Brain Project is estimated to cost 1.19 billion euros. It will be coordinated at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, by neuroscientist Henry Markram with co-directors Karlheinz Meier of Heidelberg University, Germany, and Richard Frackowiak of Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois and the University of Lausanne. The project will also associate some important North American and Japanese partners.
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The ISC’13 conference takes place June 16-20 in Leipzig, Germany and discounted Early Registration ends May 15.
The Hydra60 is a combination Lustre OSS (object storage server) and OST (object storage target) with two active/active failover nodes and shared storage in a single system chassis with an ultra dense 60 drive 6Gb SAS storage infrastructure. With a unified and zonable 6Gb SAS dual-ported backplane and drives the Hydra60 can sustain a remarkable performance while providing high-availability to volumes or object storage. With external interface options including FDR Infiniband, 40/10GbE 1Gb Ethernet and supporting Linux and Lustre releases 2.x the Hydra60 makes an excellent storage platform for Lustre performance with HA operation. The design of Hydra60 provides an affordable, redundant and resilient storage platform by leveraging RAIDZ thereby eliminating the cost of hardware RAID controller technology.”
For more on Lustre, check out our LUG 2013 Video Gallery.
Scientific Computing is featuring an interview with Bill Dally, Nvidia’s Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President of Research. Dally will keynote ISC’13 with a talk entitled “Future Challenges of Large-Scale Computing.”
The biggest impediment to innovation is legacy software. Many innovations are held back by the need for backward compatibility — or by the excessive focus on yesterday’s software at the expense of tomorrow’s software. To address this challenge, at the same time we develop new architectures and software techniques, we work to develop a path for legacy software to migrate to the new architecture.
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In this video from the Lustre User Group 2013, John Carrier from Cray presents: HPCS I/O Scenarios Update.
In this video from the Lustre User Group 2013, Hugo Falter from ParTec presents: LUG2013 EOFS Update. As Director of the EOFS Administrative Council, Falter provides an excellent overview on what’s going on with European supercomputing initiatives.
In this video from the 2013 Open Fabrics Developer Workshop, Bill Boas from Cray presents: Massive I/O Requirements for the SKA Telescope.
Processing the vast quantities of data produced by the SKA will require very high performance central supercomputers capable of 100 petaflops per second processing power. This is about 50 times more powerful than the most powerful supercomputer in 2010 and equivalent to the processing power of about one hundred million PCs.