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HPC News with Snark for the Week of Jan. 12, 2015

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The news has started to pile up this post-Holiday Season, so here is the HPC News with Snark for Friday, January 16, 2014. We’ve got podcasts on everything form self-driving cars to Data Breaches resulting from North Korean satire films. There’s even some big financial surprises from Intel.

Video: Deep Learning on GPU Clusters

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“Deep neural networks have recently emerged as an important tool for difficult AI problems, and have found success in many fields ranging from computer vision to speech recognition. Training deep neural networks is computationally intensive, and so practical application of these networks requires careful attention to parallelism. GPUs have been instrumental in the success of deep neural networks, because they significantly reduce the cost of network training, which then has allowed many researchers to train better networks. In this talk, I will discuss how we were able to duplicate results from a 1000 node cluster using only 3 nodes, each with 4 GPUs.”

Register Now for Rice University Oil and Gas HPC Workshop

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Registration is now open for the Rice University Oil and Gas High Performance Computing Workshop.

Video: DDN Service Strategy and Satisfaction Results

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In this video from the DDN User Group at SC14, Mark Canepa presents: DDN Service Strategy and Satisfaction Results.

Bright Computing Powers Denmark’s Most Powerful Supercomputer for Life Sciences

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Today Bright Computing announced that the company has helped launch Denmark’s most powerful supercomputer dedicated to Life Sciences. With more than 16,000 cores, 92 TeraByte of memory, and 7.5 PetaByte of storage, the container-based supercomputer is called Computerome.

City University Powers Research with Big Memory SGI UV 300

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This week SGI announced that the City University of New York (CUNY) has selected an SGI UV 300 supercomputer to support the university’s interdisciplinary research and educational activities through SGI’s platinum partner Comnetco, Inc.

Call for Participation: EASC2015 Exascale Conference

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The Exascale Applications and Software Conference (EASC2015) has issued its Call For Participation.

Video: Optimizing Lustre and GPFS Solutions with DDN

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In this video from the DDN User Group at SC14, Robert Triendl presents: Optimizing Lustre and GPFS Solutions with DDN.

Reduce Manufacturing Costs with HPC

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This week article on HPC and Manufacturing is focused on another major consideration for today’s manufacturers which is the the pressure to reduce costs. This, in turn, is driving the need to reduce expensive physical prototyping through the use of modeling and simulation earlier in the design process.

Video: Genomic Storage – Wide Bands, Long Tails

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In this video from the DDN User Group at SC14, Hanif Khalak from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar presents: Genomic Storage: Wide Bands, Long Tails. CAC challenged DDN to provide a scalable, centralized storage infrastructure solution for a wide range of departments and applications.