In this video, University of Colorado Boulder doctoral student Eric Wolf describes how the Janus supercomputer runs climate simulations that help him study why the early earth was warm despite the Sun being much less luminous that it is today. This quandary is known as the Faint Young Sun Paradox. As one of the first container-based supercomputers in academia, the Janus supercomputer comprises 1368 compute nodes, each containing 12 cores, for a total 16,416 available cores.
“Creating the right sound profile for a product is increasingly complicated. The current emphasis on energy efficiency and smaller environmental footprints, driven by government mandates and consumer preferences, influences the design of vehicles, aircraft, personal electronics and household appliances. Integrating acoustic simulation software into their design processes gives them insight before their products hit the showroom floor – or in other words, when it’s too late.”
“Over the years the OpenFabrics Alliance has developed a record of technology leadership, and you only get that kind of leadership thinking through the sort of face-to-face collaboration that occurs at the annual workshops. These workshops are where I/O technologists from all branches of the computing world can gather in an environment that fosters creative solutions to problems such as those posed by emerging Exascale computing. The outcome of these workshops ends up being a key driver in focusing the OFA’s efforts in continuing to push I/O technology forward.”
HPC Centers play a critical role in providing resources and expertise to improve the effectiveness of CAE simulation for manufacturing companies. “The HPC team at NCSA is able to leverage the compute power of Blue Waters, ISV relationships and the industrial partnerships to enable new levels of performance in CAE simulation (again, it’s a team effort).”
Researchers are using TACC supercomputers to design next-generation of offshore floating platforms. “Technip has one of the largest computer clusters among engineering companies, but the simulations would take weeks to complete, said Jang Kim, Chief Technical Advisor at Technip. “Stampede has allowed us to run simulations in one day or even overnight. We are then able to get these safer designs out into use faster.”
Over at HPC Magazine, Wolfgang Gentzsch and Burak Yenier write that high performance computing in the cloud is now becoming a reality. For many, getting there entails reviewing (and demystifying) the issues traditionally associated with Cloud HPC, including performance, cost, software licensing, and security.
“Terascala’s intelligent operating system, TeraOS, simplifies managing Lustre®-based storage and optimizes workflows, providing the high throughput storage HPC users need to solve bigger problems faster. For the HPC folks, this means that Terascala-powered storage appliances can reduce run times to hours instead of days or weeks.”