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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.”

Out of Core Solvers on a Cluster


One of the most used algorithms in numerical simulation is the solving of large, dense matrices. Thermal analysis, boundary element methods and electromagnetic wave calculations all depend on the ability to solve these large matrices as fast as possible. The ability to use a coprocessor such as the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor will greatly speed up these calculations.

HPC in Seismic Processing and Interpretation and Reservoir Modeling

Katie Garrison, Marketing Commuincations, One Stop Solutions

Oil and gas are becoming increasingly harder to find. This article looks at how oil and gas companies are using cutting edge technology, like HPC servers, compute accelerators and flash storage arrays for applications such as seismic processing, seismic interpretation and reservoir modeling.

Planning for the Convergence of HPC and Big Data

HPC BIGDATA Convergence

As an open source tool designed to navigate large amounts of data, Hadoop continues to find new uses in HPC. Managing a Hadoop cluster is different than managing an HPC cluster, however. It requires mastering some new concepts, but the hardware is basically the same and many Hadoop clusters now include GPUs to facilitate deep learning.

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.”

GPUs Power Low-Cost Supercomputer Solution from Nor-Tech

David Bollig, President and CEO of Nor-Tech

“We figured out a way to get consumer-grade cards into a 4U chassis,” said Nor-Tech’s Vice President of Engineering, Dom Daninger and his team tested and retested the prototype until they were satisfied that their solution would be successful for most applications. “The result is a niche product that allows nearly all organizations to take advantage of GPU supercomputing capabilities—in essence supercomputing capabilities at an unheard of price point.”

PEZY & ExaScaler Step Up on the Green500 List with Immersive Cooling

One of PEZY/ExaScaler's Green500 winning immersion cooling systems cooled with a 3M Fluorinert dielectric fluid. (Photo credit: PEZY)

PEZY Computing from Japan has earned the top three rankings on the Green500 list, using a 3M Fluorinert Electronic Liquid in an immersive cooling system built by ExaScaler Inc. The Green500 is a biannual ranking of the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world. The triple win indicates growing progress and adoption in the field of immersion cooling with engineered dielectric fluids and its potential to transform the high performance computing (HPC) industry with step-change improvements in energy efficiency and compute performance.