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IDC Presents an Update on ROI with HPC

Earl Joseph, IDC

Earl Joseph from IDC presented this talk at the HPC User Forum. “This study investigates how HPC investments can improve economic success and increase scientific innovation. This research is focused on the common good and should be useful to DOE, other government agencies, industry, and academia.”

Exascale Panel Discussion from HPCAC Spain Conference


In this video from the 2015 HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference, Gilad Shainer moderates a panel discussion on Exascale computing.

Video: Dell’s New HPC Vision, Strategy, and Plans

Jim Ganthier, Dell

Jim Ganthier from Dell presented this talk at the HPC User Forum. “Dell HPC solutions are deployed across the globe as the computational foundation for industrial, academic and governmental research critical to scientific advancement and economic and global competitiveness. With the richness of the Dell enterprise portfolio, HPC customers are increasingly relying on Dell HPC experts to provide integrated, turnkey solutions and services resulting in enhanced performance, reliability and simplicity.”

ExaNeSt Technology: Targeting Exascale in 2018


Peter Hopton from Iceotope presented this talk at the HPC User Forum. “ExaNeSt will develop, evaluate, and prototype the physical platform and architectural solution for a unified Communication and Storage Interconnect and the physical rack and environmental structures required to deliver European Exascale Systems. The consortium brings technology, skills, and knowledge across the entire value chain from computing IP to packaging and system deployment; and from operating systems, storage, and communication to HPC with big data management, algorithms, applications, and frameworks. Building on a decade of advanced R&D, ExaNeSt will deliver the solution that can support exascale deployment in the follow-up industrial commercialization phases.”

HPC Across the Enterprise: How HPC Transforms the Corporate IT Ecosystem

Thomas Leung, HPC Principal Technologist, GE Global Research

Thomas Leung from the GE Global Research Center presented this talk at the PBS Works User Group. “The commercial world uses significant HPC resources for simulation and product design. An increasing number of HPC systems are deployed in the commercial space and their scale is getting larger and larger. These advanced systems push limits in every aspect of Enterprise IT. Accommodating such systems within the enterprise is a challenge, and there have been many recent changes to enterprise IT infrastructures and architectures resulting from the need to support HPC.”

Mateo Valero will be the first European to Receive the Seymour Cray Award

Mateo Valero

Today IEEE announced that Mateo Valero from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center will be the first European researcher to receive the Seymour Cray Award. “As one of the most prestigious honors in high performance computing, the Seymour Cray Award is given to those who exemplify “recognition of innovative contributions in the computer systems of high performance better exemplify the creative spirit of Seymour Cray. Valero is being recognized for his fundamental contributions to the field of vector architectures, super-scalar processors, processors,multithreaded processors and Very Long Instruction Word.”

Video: Worldwide HPC Market & 2015-2019 Market Forecast

Michael Feldman, Intersect360 Research

“Intersect360 Research’s annual HPC market model and forecast shows modest growth in 2014. Despite ongoing weakness in the public sector, commercial usage of HPC drove the market to $29.4 billion in 2014, a year-over-year growth of 2.8%. As applications for high-performance technologies expand, the market is projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 4.2% through 2019.”

Video: Communication Frameworks for HPC and Big Data

DK Panda, Ohio State University

“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.”

BSC and Integrating Persistent Data and Parallel Programming Models


Toni Cortés from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center presented this talk at the HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference. “BSC is the National Supercomputing Facility in Spain and was officially constituted in April 2005. BSC-CNS manages MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, located at the Torre Girona chapel. The mission of BSC-CNS is to investigate, develop and manage information technology in order to facilitate scientific progress.”

The Increase in Processing Demands of Seismic Computing

Kent Winchell, Office of CTO, Cray

Substantial challenges loom for the Oil and Gas sector, as problem sizes, resolution requirements and business pressures to reduce computing costs all continue to increase. To address these challenges, suppliers like Intel and NVIDIA are relentlessly increasing the number of cores and threads available in their CPU and GPU/co-processor modules.