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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.

LBNL to Improve Batteries with Electrolyte Genome Project


A new breakthrough battery — one that has significantly higher energy, lasts longer, and is cheaper and safer — will likely be impossible without a new material discovery. And a new material discovery could take years, if not decades, since trial and error has been the best available approach. But Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) scientist Kristin Persson says she can take some of the guesswork out of the discovery process with her Electrolyte Genome.

Video: HPC Tools to Discover New Drugs

Ignasi Belda, Intelligent Pharma

“Intelligent Pharma is a biotechnology company dedicated to developing, commercializing and using new computational technologies for drug discovery. According to our clients’ needs, we carry out customized computational chemistry projects using cutting-edge technologies.”

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.”

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.”

SELinux at Lockheed: A New Multi-Level Security Initiative

Sarah Storms, Project Engineer, Lockheed Martin

“Historically cyber security in HPC has been limited to detecting intrusions rather than designing security from the beginning in a holistic, layered approach to protect the system. SELinux has provided the needed framework to address cyber security issues for a decade, but the lack of an HPC and data analysis eco-system based on SELinux and the perception that the resulting configuration is “hard” to use has prevented SELinux configurations from being widely accepted. This presentation will discuss the eco-system that has been developed and certified, debunk the “hard” perception, and illustrate approaches for both government and commercial applications.”

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.”

Video: Imperial College: 30 Million HPC Jobs a Year and Counting


“A university environment can be a challenge in many ways, with a wide variety of differing demands from more than a hundred different research groups, so how can a High Performance Computing group hope to meet the requirements of everyone? In this presentation I’ll explore some of the drivers for the HPC services we run at Imperial College London and how this maps onto our PBS Professional configuration. My talk will also cover how we use different features of PBS Pro and what advantages and benefits they give to us.”