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#HPC Matters: TACC Enters the SC14 Video Challenge

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“High Performance Computing is fundamental to science and society, allowing scientists and researchers to push the boundaries of human knowledge and tackle the biggest challenges we face today. HPC matters because these challenges affect each and every one of us from where we live, to how we lead healthier lives, to how we protect people in the face of violent weather, changing climate, and unpredictable seismic activity. HPC matters because people matter.”

Cray’s John Lee on How Cluster Competitions Launch Careers

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“We also discuss something I haven’t talked about before with anyone else – how students can best take advantage of this experience after the competition ends. What doors does their participation open? How they should best pursue positions in business, research, academia, or even with HPC vendors? In this interview, John Lee describes what Cray is looking for in new hires, and how SCC experience pays off for prospective job candidates in a wide variety of fields.”

Supercomputing: A Ground-Based Instrument for Exploration

Bob Ciotti

“Named after the astronomical open star cluster of the same name, Pleiades, one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, represents NASA’s state-of-the-art technology for meeting the agency’s supercomputing requirements, enabling NASA scientists and engineers to conduct modeling and simulation for NASA missions.”

Sean Hefty Presents: Scalable Fabric Interfaces

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In this video from the OpenFabrics International Developer Workshop 2014, Sean Hefty from Intel presents: Scalable Fabric Interfaces. “The OFI Working Group Charter is to develop an extensible, open source framework and interfaces aligned with ULP and application needs for high-performance fabric services.”

HPC Storage: Current Status and Future Directions

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“Compared to frequent developments in CPUs and accelerators, disk and storage communication technologies as well as parallel file systems are not realizing the same rate of innovation (Moore’s Law). However, this is changing as a number of new new and interesting technologies and developments such as HAMR drives, hybrid disks, intelligent flash, and new communication protocols including 12 Gb/s SAS and PCI-E direct attach are becoming available in the industry. This presentation intends to explain these technological directions and explore what these techniques mean for HPC storage over the coming years.”

Video: CUDA 6 and Beyond

Mark Harris

In this video, Nvidia’s Mark Harris, provides a detailed look at the top new features of CUDA 6, including a deep-dive review of Unified Memory, which makes GPU programming easier by automatically migrating data between the CPU and GPU.

Video: Lustre Releases Presentation from LUG 2014

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“The Lustre community has banded together to work on the development of the Lustre source code. As part of that effort, we regularly discuss the roadmap for major Lustre releases. We have developed a schedule of major releases that occur every six months.”

A Vision of Storage for Exascale Computing

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“Back in July 2012, Whamcloud was awarded the Storage and I/O Research & Development subcontract for the Department of Energy’s FastForward program. Shortly afterward, the company was acquired by Intel. Nearly completed now, the two-year contract scope includes key R&D necessary for a new object storage paradigm for HPC exascale computing, and the developed technology will also address next-generation storage mechanisms required by the Big Data market.”

Video: Transitioning OpenSFS to a Community Nexus

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In this video from LUG 2014, Galen Shipman from OpenSFS presents: Transitioning OpenSFS to a Community Nexus.

Panel: 2020 HPC Platform Architectures and Their Impact on Storage

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In this panel discussion from LUG 2014, Lustre users predict 2020 HPC Platform Architectures and Their Impact on Storage. “What will the future of HPC storage look like in the National Labs? This panel discussion suggest that storage will be vectoring off into some very new and interesting directions.”