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Driving Collaborative Research Partnerships at IBM

Martina Naughton presented this talk at the HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference. “IBM has a strong tradition of research collaboration with academia. We go beyond the boundaries of our IBM labs to work with colleagues in universities around the world to address global grand challenge problems. We also foster collaborative research related to transformation and innovation of businesses and governments, relationships through fellowships, grants, and funding for programs of shared interest.”

Radio Free HPC Looks into the New OpenCAPI Consortium

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the new OpenCAPI interconnect standard. “Released this week by the newly formed OpenCAPI Consortium, OpenCAPI provides an open, high-speed pathway for different types of technology – advanced memory, accelerators, networking and storage – to more tightly integrate their functions within servers. This data-centric approach to server design, which puts the compute power closer to the data, removes inefficiencies in traditional system architectures to help eliminate system bottlenecks and can significantly improve server performance.”

European Scientists Can Access more PRACE Supercomputing Power

European scientists and researchers can now apply for access to PRACE supercomputing resources through the PRACE Call 14.

DDN Collaborates with Lenovo at HPC Innovation Center in Germany

“The Lenovo HPC organization is delighted to welcome DDN into our HPC Innovation and Benchmark center and strengthen our close collaboration,” said Rick Koopman, EMEA Technical Lead HPC DCG HPC at Lenovo. “With DDN’s high-performance storage and Lustre filesystem solution, customers can easily facilitate proof of concept and benchmarking activities at our HPC Innovation center and more quickly determine the best solution for their needs. We are excited to support our HPC customers and partners in this way.”

StartupHPC at SC16 Announces Keynote Speakers

The StartupHPC Conference has announced their keynotes speakers for their upcoming meeting at SC16. Now in its third year, the event takes place Nov. 13 at the Grand America in Salt Lake City. “StartupHPC-16 speakers represent a very distinguised group of experts the combine entrepreneurship, technology depth, and market insight.”

Gen-Z Consortium to Promote New High-Performance Interconnect

Today a group of leading technology companies today announced the Gen-Z Consortium, an industry alliance working to create and commercialize a new scalable computing interconnect and protocol. This flexible, high-performance memory semantic fabric provides a peer-to-peer interconnect that easily accesses large volumes of data while lowering costs and avoiding today’s bottlenecks.

Bright Broadens Partnership with Huawei in EMEA

Today Bright Computing announced expanded collaboration with Huawei across EMEA.

Huawei places win-win collaboration at the heart of our business in Europe,” said Jaco Pesschier, Senior Channel Sales Manager, Huawei West Europe Enterprise Business. “We’re committed to building a partner ecosystem which enables end-users to make the most of new ICT to become leaders in their markets. As our relationship with Bright Computing grows we look forward to a productive and optimistic future working together.”

OSC Joins CaRC Research Coordination Network

The Ohio Supercomputer Center has joined the CaRC Consortium, an NSF-funded research coordination network.

Aquila Launches Liquid Cooled OCP Server Platform

“The drive towards Exascale computing requires cooling the next generation of extremely hot CPUs, while staying within a manageable power envelope,” said Bob Bolz, HPC and Data Center Business development at Aquila. “Liquid cooling holds the key. Aquarius is designed from the ground up to meet reliability and the feature-specific demands of high performance and high density computing. Our design goal was to reduce the cost of cooling server resources to well under 5% of overall data center usage.”

OpenHPC – Community Building Blocks for HPC Systems

Karl Schulz from Intel presented this talk at the 4th Annual MVAPICH User Group meeting. “Today, many supercomputing sites spend considerable effort aggregating a large suite of open-source projects on top of their chosen base Linux distribution in order to provide a capable HPC environment for their users. This presentation will introduce a new, open-source HPC community (OpenHPC) that is focused on providing HPC-centric package builds for a variety of common building-blocks in an effort to minimize duplication, implement integration testing to gain validation confidence, incorporate ongoing novel R&D efforts, and provide a platform to share configuration recipes from a variety of sites.”