“Following up on the “Streamlining Research Computing Infrastructure: A Small School’s Perspective”, this talk will discuss how a researcher’s priority in a shared HPC cluster is computed based on her/his usage pattern as well as productivity. Coupled with transparent functionality and reporting scheme at nearly every level, this merit based priority scheme has enabled consistently high usage (85+%) throughout 20 months of operation and has helped researchers at Michigan Technological University to produce 30+ publications from approximately 30 different projects.”
“As HPC systems and solutions become more focused on specific workloads, the need to address system level power, cooling, and power management while maintaining usability remains. This presentation will review recent developments within several of SGI’s platforms. These developments enable socially responsible computing and better use of power and cooling.”
“PayPal is a world-class leader in online and offline payment innovations. This tradition continues by combining enterprise and HPC architectures to deliver integrated solutions to large scale compute and analytics problems. This presentation will discuss the need for HPC, the growth and application of HPC and discuss innovative work that will radically change the future of real time analytics.”
“Learn tips and tricks to build your own HPC cluster in an hour! We’ll provide details on how to integrate hardware such as Infiniband adapters, GPU’s, direct-contact liquid- cooling components, along with tips on how to manage resources and jobs, while at the same time performing a live demonstration of building an HPC cluster.”
CORAL (Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne and Lawrence Livermore National Labs) is a project that was launched in 2013 to develop the technology and meet the Department of Energy’s 2017-2018 leadership computing needs with supercomputers. The collaboration between Mellanox, IBM and NVIDIA was selected by the CORAL project team after a comprehensive evaluation of future technologies from a variety of vendors. The development of these supercomputers is well underway with installation expected in 2017.
Hardware designs should utilize energy efficient components, airflow optimization techniques, and new cooling techniques to address these challenges. Supermicro provides the largest selection of next geneation x86 based Server solutions to achieve the right balance between design, efficiency, performance, and cost.