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Top 10 Things to Love About HPC and the SC16 Conference

“We go to the show for the technology, the engineering, the science, and the math. It’s HPCMatters and STEM. The vendors are showcasing their technology and the science their technology has enabled. The research exhibits are showing how they are contributing to the scientific process with the largest supercomputers that have cool names. That’s what’s so great about SC: It brings together many of the brilliant minds behind these technologies.”

Tencent Cloud Breaks World Record for Data Sorting with IBM & Mellanox

“Real-time-analytics and Big Data environments are extremely demanding and the network is critical in linking together the extra high performance IBM POWER based servers and Tencent Cloud’s massive amounts of data,”said Amir Prescher, Sr. Vice President, Business Development, at Mellanox Technologies. “Tencent Cloud developed an optimized hardware/software platform to achieve new computing records, showing that Mellanox’s 100Gb/s Ethernet technology can deliver total infrastructure efficiency and improves application performance, making them ideal for Big Data applications.”

Intel Omni-Path Architecture Fabric, the Choice of Leading HPC Institutions

Intel Omni-Path Architecture (Intel OPA) volume shipments started a mere nine months ago in February of this year, but Intel’s high-speed, low-latency fabric for HPC has covered significant ground around the globe, including integration in HPC deployments making the Top500 list for June 2016. Intel’s fabric makes up 48 percent of installations running 100 Gbps fabrics on the Top500 June list, and they expect a significant increase in Top500 deployments, including one that could end up in the stratosphere among the top ten machines on the list.

Slidecast: Mellanox Announces 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand Solutions

In this slidecast, Gilad Shainer from Mellanox announces the world’s first HDR 200Gb/s data center interconnect solutions. “These 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand solutions maintain Mellanox’s generation-ahead leadership while enabling customers and users to leverage an open, standards-based technology that maximizes application performance and scalability while minimizing overall data center total cost of ownership. Mellanox 200Gb/s HDR solutions will become generally available in 2017.”

ECI to Demo 400G Optical Backbone on SC16 SCinet

Today ECI announced plans to demonstrate a 400G backbone at SCinet, the world’s largest and fastest high-performance network at SC16 in Salt Lake City. “ECI was delighted to receive the invitation to participate in this exciting demonstration for the high performance computing sector. ECI is no stranger to this sector. We provide services to many research and education networks worldwide. Some of our wins include DFN (Germany), Switch (Sweden), GRNet (Greece), and most recently an exciting win at DeIC (Denmark), details of which will be disclosed in the near future,” said Tony Gomez, VP of Business Development for ECI in N. America.”

iRODS Consortium Plans Busy Week at SC16

Attendees of SC16 who are interested in open source data management will have plenty of opportunities to learn about the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS) and the new iRODS 4.2, which will be released just in time for the conference.

Software Defined Networking to Speed Data for Cori Supercomputer

NERSC is working with Cray to explore new ways to more efficiently move data in and out of Cori, a powerful supercomputer being constructed in California. “We need to take advantage of a network guru’s design for moving data for a specific experiment but have SDN do all of the bookkeeping for which compute nodes need to be connected to what networks,” said Brent Draney, group lead for the Networking, Servers and Security Group at NERSC. “I would rather see our network engineers analyze the data flow and how to meet the need instead of having to manually reconfigure the network for the demands of each job.”

SGI Powers Cancer Research at AbbVie Stemcentrx

“Our new SGI UV 300 capabilities will help us achieve major milestones sooner than predicted,” said Albert Park, senior director, Bioinformatics, AbbVie Stemcentrx. “The new SGI system is able to process larger quantities of data faster than ever and provides us with ease of management. We see significant advantages of having a single OS control our systems, including ease of use, lower power consumption and increased compute power. There’s no price tag for technology that can help discover a drug that will save millions of lives.”

SC16 to Showcase Latest Advances in HPC

SC16 returns to Salt Lake City on Nov. 13-18. The Six-day supercomputing event features internationally-known expert speakers, cutting-edge workshops and sessions, a non-stop student competition, the world’s largest supercomputing exhibition,panel discussions and much more. “No other annual event showcases the revolutionary advances and possibilities of high performance computing than the annual ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Data Storage Analysis. From the impact of HPC on the future of medicine, to its transformative power in developing countries and “smart cities.” SC is the premiere venue for presenting leading-edge HPC research.”

Fuel Your Insight with Intel Multiple SC16 Engagement Opportunities

SC16 is just around the corner and there so much to explore. On suggestion is to visit with Intel learn how you can power your breakthrough innovations and discoveries with Intel Scalable System Framework. Read on for a list of SC16 events where you can experience how Intel is transforming HPC from traditional modeling and simulation to artificial intelligence, analytics, and visualization.