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Evolving Storage and Cyber Infrastructure at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation

Ellen Salmon from NASA gave this talk at the 2017 MSST conference. “This talk will describe recent developments at the NASA Center for Climate Simulation, which is funded by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, and supports the specialized data storage and computational needs of weather, ocean, and climate researchers, as well as astrophysicists, heliophysicists, and planetary scientists. To meet requirements for higher-resolution, higher-fidelity simulations, the NCCS augments its High Performance Computing and storage/retrieval environment. As the petabytes of model and observational data grow, the NCCS is broadening data services offerings and deploying and expanding virtualization resources for high performance analytics.”

Job of the Week: Cloud Performance Architect at Oracle in Seattle

Oracle in Seattle is seeking a Cloud Performance Architect in our Job of the Week. “As a Cloud Performance Architect, you will be a leading contributor in improving performance of Oracle’s latest Cloud Services Technologies. You will take an active role in the definition and evolution of standard practices and procedures. Additionally, you will be responsible for defining and developing software for tasks associated with the developing, designing and debugging of software applications or operating systems. If you have a passion for improving and creating high performance software products, this is the place where you can make a difference.”

ExaComm 2017 Workshop at ISC High Performance posts Full Agenda

The ExaComm 2017 Workshop at ISC High Performance has posted its Full Agenda. As the Third International Workshop on Communication Architectures for HPC, Big Data, Deep Learning and Clouds at Extreme Scale, the one day workshop takes place at the Frankfurt Marriott Hotel on Thursday, June 22. “The objectives of this workshop will be to share the experiences of the members of this community and to learn the opportunities and challenges in the design trends for exascale communication architectures.”

Video: 5 Petaflop Booster System from Dell EMC coming to Jülich

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community meeting in Austin, Thomas Lippert from the Jülich Supercomputing Centre describes their pending 5 Petaflop Booster system. “This will be the first-ever demonstration in a production environment of the Cluster-Booster concept, pioneered in DEEP and DEEP-ER at prototype-level, and a considerable step towards the implementation of JSC’s modular supercomputing concept,” explains Prof. Thomas Lippert, Director of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre.

The New Nvidia HGX-1: GPU Power for Machine Learning at Hyperscale

Rob Ober from Nvidia describes the company’s new HGX-1 reference platform for GPU computing. “Powered by NVIDIA Tesla GPUs and NVIDIA NVLink high-speed interconnect technology; the HGX-1 comes as AI workloads—from autonomous driving and personalized healthcare to superhuman voice recognition—are taking off in the cloud.”

The OpenMP API Celebrates 20 Years of Success

OpenMP is a good example of how hardware and software vendors, researchers, and academia, volunteering to work together, can successfully design a standard that benefits the entire developer community. Today, most software vendors track OpenMP advances closely and have implemented the latest API features in their compilers and tools. With OpenMP, application portability is assured across the latest multicore systems, including Intel Xeon Phi processors.

Exxact Powers HPC & Deep Learning at the GPU Technology Conference

In this video from the 2017 GPU Technology Conference, Jason Chen from Exxact Corporation describes the company’s innovative GPU solutions for HPC & Deep Learning workloads. “Exxact Corporation is a global, value-added supplier of computing products and solutions. We provide services in IT distribution and system integration for HPC, Big Data, Cloud, and AV applications and markets, while servicing many of world’s top national labs, research universities, online retailers, and Fortune 100 & 1000 companies.”

Behind the Curtain of Backblaze Hard Drive Stats

In this video from the MSST 2017 Mass Storage Conference, Andrew Klein from Backblaze shares the results from their latest disk drive reliability study. “For the last four years, Backblaze has collected and reported on the failure rates and SMART stats of the hard drives in use in our data centers. Currently we have over 80,000 drives ranging from 3 to 8TB. Let’s take a look at what we learned over the years about hard drives, including failure rates, by model, and the ability to predict drive failure before it happens.”

Supermicro Showcases Powerful GPU Solutions at GTC 2017

In this video from GTC 2017, Rodolfo Campos from Supermicro describes the company’s innovative solutions for GPU-accelerated computing. “Leveraging our extensive portfolio of GPU solutions, customers can massively scale their compute clusters to accelerate their most demanding deep learning, scientific and hyperscale workloads with fastest time-to-results, while achieving maximum performance per watt, per square foot, and per dollar.”

Kimberly Keeton from HPE Presents: Memory-Driven Computing

Kimberly Keeton from HPE gave this talk at the MSST Conference. “Data growth and data analytics requirements are outpacing the compute and storage technologies that have provided the foundation of processor-driven architectures for the last five decades. This divergence requires a deep rethinking of how we build systems, and points towards a memory-driven architecture, where memory is the key resource and everything else, including processing, revolves around it.