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Clusters For Dummies

Clusters for Dummies

Clusters FOR DUMMIES is an excellent read for both experienced and novice administrators, users, purchasing departments, and developers who are considering purchasing or specifying a cluster.

Predictions for HPC in 2015 from Intersect360 Research

Chris Willard, Intersect360 Research

Intersect360 Research has published their Top Six Predictions for HPC in 2015.

ARM Joins OpenMP ARB

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ARM has joined the OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB), a group of leading hardware and software vendors and research organizations creating the standard for the most popular shared-memory parallel programming model in use today.

Slidecast: John Gustafson Explains Energy Efficient Unum Computing

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“Written by one of the foremost experts in high-performance computing and the inventor of Gustafson’s Law, The End of Error: Unum Computing explains a new approach to computer arithmetic: the universal number (unum). The unum encompasses all IEEE floating-point formats as well as fixed-point and exact integer arithmetic. This new number type obtains more accurate answers than floating-point arithmetic yet uses fewer bits in many cases, saving memory, bandwidth, energy, and power.”

Big Energy Breaks New Ground in Supercomputing

Meike Chabowski, Product Marketing Manager for Enterprise Linux Servers at SUSE.

“Today, energy companies mark the world leaders in commercial supercomputing. Companies like Total are utilizing high performance computing (HPC) to deliver an optimal combination of performance, price and efficiency. Supercomputers like Pangea deliver 10 times the computing capacity of the system it replaced, helping Total identify and exploit new reserves more effectively.”

The Past, Present, and Future of OpenACC

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In this video from the University of Houston CACDS HPC Workshop, Jeff Larkin from Nvidia presents: The Past, Present, and Future of OpenACC. “OpenACC is an open specification for programming accelerators with compiler directives. It aims to provide a simple path for accelerating existing applications for a wide range of devices in a performance portable way. This talk with discuss the history and goals of OpenACC, how it is being used today, and what challenges it will address in the future.”

Video: Fujitsu HPC Gateway to Desktop Supercomputing

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In this video, Fujitsu CTO Pierre Lagier describes how the company enables customers to access high performance computing capabilities on desktop PCs with the Fujitsu HPC Gateway and the Intel Cluster Ready program.

Saul Perlmutter presents: Data, Computation, and the Fate of the Universe

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“I think it’s a very interesting period for human cosmology because it’s a golden age in which every ten years we learn breathtaking new parts of the story. We have never before been able to do that in human history – to have the chance we have now to look at and understand the universe we live in.”

Video: DEEP-ER Project Reaches for Exascale

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In the video, the DEEP-ER project paves the way to energy-efficient Exascale computing.

Slidecast: Deep Learning – Unreasonably Effective

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“Deep Learning is a new area of Machine Learning research, which has been introduced with the objective of moving Machine Learning closer to one of its original goals: Artificial Intelligence. At the 2015 GPU Technology Conference, you can join the experts who are making groundbreaking improvements in a variety of deep learning applications, including image classification, video analytics, speech recognition, and natural language processing.”