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Accelerated Computing: The Path Forward

Nvidia’s Jen-Hsun Huang and Ian Buck presented this talk at SC15. “Supercomputing has swept rapidly from the far edges of science to the heart of our everyday lives. And propelling it forward – bringing it into the mobile phone already in your pocket and the car in your driveway – is GPU acceleration, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang told a packed house at a rollicking event kicking off this week’s SC15 annual supercomputing show in Austin. The event draws 10,000 researchers, national lab directors and others from around the world.”

Lessons Learned from the CHPC Student Cluster Competition

In this video from the CHPC National Meeting in South Africa, participants in the Student Cluster Competition discuss what they learned in their race to build the fastest HPC cluster. “The students received a unique opportunity to learn, experience and demonstrate how high-performance computing influence our world and day-to-day learning. As an integral part of the CHPC National Meeting, the Student Cluster Competition is designed to introduce the next generation of students to the high performance computing world and community.”

Podcast: Societal Impact of Earthquake Simulations at Extreme Scale

In this TACC podcast, the Thomas Jordan from the University of Southern California describes how he uses the computational resources of XSEDE, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, to model earthquakes and help reduce their risk to life and property. Dr. Jordan was invited to speak at SC15 on the Societal Impact of Earthquake Simulations at Extreme Scale.

HPC Myths Need Not Hamper the Technology’s Growth

In this special guest feature, Kristin Hansen, Chief Marketing Officer at Bright Computing writes that HPC doesn’t need to be held back by commonly held misconceptions.

Four Reasons that Software Development is in the HPC Driving Seat for 2016

“Just as representative benchmarks like HPCG are set to replace Linpack, so a focus on software is taking over. From industry analysts to users at SC15 we heard that software is the number one challenge and the number one opportunity to have world-class impact.”

Dell Panel on the Convergence of HPC, Big Data, and Cloud

“Modeling and simulation have been the primary usage of high performance computing (HPC). But the world is changing. We now see the need for rapid, accurate insights from large amounts of data. To accomplish this, HPC technology is repurposed. Likewise the location where the work gets done is not entirely the same either. Many workloads are migrating to massive cloud data centers because of the speed of execution. In this panel, leaders in computing will share how they, and others, integrate tradition and innovation (HPC technologies, Big Data analytics, and Cloud Computing) to achieve more discoveries and drive business outcomes.”

Interview: New DiscoverHPC Directory Puts All-Things-HPC in One Place

As the reach of high performance computing continues to expand, so does the worldwide HPC community. In such a fast-growing ecosystem, how do you find the right HPC resources to match your needs? Enter DiscoverHPC.com, a new directory that takes on the daunting task of trying to put all-things-HPC in one place. To learn more, we caught up with the site curator, Ron Denny.

2016 Industry Trends and Predictions from DDN

While there has been a lot of disagreement about the slowing of Moore’s Law as of late, it is clear that the industry is looking at new ways to speed up HPC by focusing on the data side of the equation. With the advent of burst buffers, co-design architectures, and new memory hierarchies, the one connecting theme we’re seeing is that Moving Data is a Sin. In terms of storage, which technologies will take hold in the coming year? DDN offers us these 2016 Industry Trends & Predictions.

Code Modernization: Two Perspectives, One Goal

“Modern systems will continue to grow in scale, and applications must evolve to fully exploit the performance of these systems. While today’s HPC developers are aware of code modernization, many are not yet taking full advantage of the environment and hardware capabilities available to them. Intel is committed to helping the HPC community develop modern code that can fully leverage today’s hardware and carry forward to the future. This requires a multi-year effort complete with all the necessary training, tools and support. The customer training we provide and the initiatives and programs we have launched and will continue to create all support that effort.”

Altair to Open Source PBS Professional HPC Technology in 2016

Altair has announced that it will provide an open source licensing option of PBS Professional® (PBS Pro). PBS Pro will become available under two different licensing options for commercial installations and as an Open Source Initiative compliant version. Altair will work closely with Intel and the Linux Foundation’s OpenHPC Collaborative Project to integrate the open source version of PBS Pro.