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OpenPOWER Summit Announces Speaker Lineupfor March Conference

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This week the OpenPOWER Foundation announced their lineup of speakers for the inaugural OpenPOWER Summit at the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, March 17-19.

Katie Antypas to Keynote OFA Developer’s Workshop

Katie Antypas

The OpenFabrics Alliance has announced the keynote talk for their Developers’ Workshop on Sunday, March 15 at 7.30 PM at the Marriott in Monterey CA.

Video: Intro to Compiler Directives for Accelerators

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“Geoscientists need tools to allow them to rapidly develop algorithms that run fast on accelerators, while at the same time deliver portability and improve productivity. They demand a single source code, with no need to maintain multiple code paths, using a high-level approach that presents a low learning curve. OpenACC provides directives-based approaches to rapidly accelerating applications for GPUs and other parallel architectures. This talk will serve as an introduction to programming with OpenACC 2.0.”

Video: Panel Discussion on OpenACC Requirements

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In this video from the University of Houston CACDS HPC Workshop, Duncan Poole from the OpenACC Standards Group moderates a panel discussion on OpenACC.

SC15 Steps Up with Enhanced Student Programs

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The SC15 theme is ‘HPC Transforms’ and we’re looking to do as much as we can so that our student attendees’ ideas about school and careers are also transformed,” said Jeanine Cook, Student Program Chair. “In my 10 years as a professor, I saw many times how just the right opportunity or word of encouragement could have a powerful effect on a student’s career choice and development. At SC15, we want to provide that kind of inspiration to as many students as possible.”

UberCloud Community and Marketplace for Technical Computing

burak

“The UberCloud Community brings together over 3,000 participants to pave the way for the Technical Computing Cloud. UberCloud Experiment teams explore the end-to-end process of accessing remote computing resources in HPC centers and in the Cloud to study and overcome the potential roadblocks for industry applications such as CAE, Bio and Life Sciences.”

Performance and Power Characterization of GPU-Enabled HPC Applications

dell

“An increasing number of GPU enabled applications are available to the HPC community. The key issues are understanding the enhanced application performance and corresponding increase in power consumption due to GPUs. In most cases these depend on the CPU to GPU ratio and the way GPUs and connected to CPUs. Latest compute node designs allow flexibility to select the number of GPUs and how they are connected CPUs. This offers users a unique opportunity to select the a suitable operating point according to their application characteristics. This talk is about studying the performance vs. power tradeoff on a few common HPC applications.”

HPC|Music Update – An Advanced Research Project for Enabling HPC in Music Creation and Reproduction

antonis

“Through the advent of cinema, video games, in-vehicle Infotainment and virtual reality, the industry has created a roadmap for the future. A true quality upgrade of the overall audience experience is on-going. HPCmusic is here to keep music and sound on par with those innovations and exceed the expectations of the audience. We introduce the Aural Computing Engine to bring Digital Audio 2.0 to life.”

Usable Exascale and Beyond Moore’s Law

Berkeley Lab’s Deputy Director, Horst Simon

“Over the last five years HPC performance growth has been slowing measurably, and in this presentation several reasons for this slowdown will be analyzed. To reach usable exascale performance over the next decade, some fundamental changes will have to occur in HPC systems architecture. In particular, a transition from a compute centric to a data movement centric point of view needs to be considered. Alternatives including quantum and neuromorphic computing have also been considered. The prospects of these technologies for post-Moore’s Law supercomputing will be explored.”

Utilizing Cloud HPC Resources for CAE Simulations

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“As cloud resources increase, users should be cognizant of the HPC platforms available in the cloud. Scalable and customizable resources are readily available, however, security, ease of use, and full integration of simulation software are important factors to consider when choosing to run analyses remotely. Cloud resources designed for engineering and science CAE simulations allow users to leverage high performance computing to fully explore the design space and develop innovative products. In this presentation, Joris will discuss the cloud HPC market trends, CAE simulations using cloud HPC, cloud software integration for CAE use, security around HPC cloud environments, data management and collaboration.”