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Video: How to Reclaim your Application Performance

In this video from the HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference, Martin Hilgeman from Dell Technologies provides a detailed overview of how to approach code optimization through providing more parallelism. “Martin Hilgeman brings perspectives of a system builder to the massively parallel performance discussion – examining the continuous advances in multi-core architectures and its impact on users and computational work.”

Call for Papers: PASC17 Conference in Lugano

The PASC17 Conference has issued its Call for Submissions. Co-sponsored by ACM and SIGHPC, the event will take place June 26-28, 2017 in Lugano, Switzerland. “The PASC Conference is an interdisciplinary event in high performance computing that brings together domain science, applied mathematics and computer science – where computer science is focused on enabling the realization of scientific computation.”

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.”

High Performance Interconnects: Assessment & Rankings

In this video from the HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference, Dan Olds from OrionX discusses the High Performance Interconnect (HPI) market landscape, plus provides ratings and rankings of HPI choices today. “In this talk, we’ll take a look at the technologies and performance of high-end networking technology and the coming battle between onloading vs. offloading interconnect architectures.”

Sandia’s Bill Camp to Receive Seymour Cray Award

This week, IEEE announced that Dr. William Camp, Director Emeritus at Sandia National Laboratories, has been named the recipient of the 2016 IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award “for visionary leadership of the Red Storm project, and for decades of leadership of the HPC community.” Dr. Camp spent most of his career at NNSA’s Sandia Labs, at Cray Research and at Intel.

First Look: BeeGFS File System at CSCS

In this video from the HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference, Hussein Harake provides an overview of the CSCS and then introduces the audience to the BeeGFS parallel file system. “BeeGFS (formerly FhGFS) is an up and coming parallel cluster file system for I/O intensive workloads. Developed with a strong focus on performance, BeeGFS was designed for very easy installation and management.”

Video: Introduction to Parallel Supercomputing

Pete Beckman presented this talk at the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing. “Here is the Parallel Platform Paradox: The average time required to implement a moderate-sized application on a parallel computer architecture is equivalent to the half-life of the latest parallel supercomputer.”

Bill Gropp to Receive Ken Kennedy Award

Today ACM and IEEE Computer Society named Bill Gropp from NCSA as the recipient of the 2016 ACM/IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award for highly influential contributions to the programmability of high performance parallel and distributed computers. The award will be presented at SC16 in Salt Lake City.

AI & Robotics Front and Center at GTC Japan

Robotics and Deep Learning applications were front and center at GTC Japan this week, where 2600 attendees lined up to hear the latest on GPU technologies. The age of AI is here,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “‎GPU deep learning ignited this new wave of computing where software learns and machines reason. […]

2016 Intel HPC Developer Conference Addresses In-Demand Topics

Supercomputing developers and experts from around the globe will converge on Salt Lake City, Utah for the 2016 Intel® HPC Developer Conference on November 12-13 – just prior to SC ‘16. Conference attendance is free, however, those interested in attending should register quickly as Intel is expecting a big response, reflecting the broadening demand for HPC learning opportunities among technical developers. road on to learn about the incredible presenter lineup this year.