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Video: NOAA Software Engineering for Novel Architectures (SENA) Project


“NOAA will acquire software engineering support and associated tools to re-architect NOAA’s applications to run efficiently on next generation fine-grain HPC architectures. From a recent procurement document: “Finegrain architecture (FGA) is defined as: a processing unit that supports more than 60 concurrent threads in hardware (e.g. GPU or a large core-count device).”

Video: The Road to Exascale


“Exascale levels of computing pose many system- and application-level computational challenges. Mellanox as a provider of end-to-end communication services is progressing the foundation of the InfiniBand architecture to meet the exascale challenges. This presentation will focus on recent technology improvements which significantly improve InfiniBand’s scalability, performance, and ease of use.”

Lustre Development Update from LAD’15


Chris Morrone from OpenSFS/LLNL gave this talk at LAD’15. “The first thing I want to talk about is that is now managed collectively by OpenSFS and EOFS. So the site is now managed by the community. One of the major benefits of this is that the major mailing lists (lustre-announce, lustre-discuss, and lustre-devel) are now under our control, so we want everyone to come back to those mailing lists and start using them again.”

Video: NVLink Interconnect for GPUs


“NVLink enables fast data exchange between CPU and GPU, thereby improving data throughput through the computing system and overcoming a key bottleneck for accelerated computing today. NVLink makes it easier for developers to modify high-performance and data analytics applications to take advantage of accelerated CPU-GPU systems. We think this technology represents another significant contribution to our OpenPOWER ecosystem.”

Communication Frameworks for HPC and Big Data

DK Panda, Ohio State University

DK Panda from Ohio State University presented this talk at the HPC Advisory Council Spain Conference. “Dr. Panda and his research group members have been doing extensive research on modern networking technologies including InfiniBand and 10-40GE/iWARP. His research group is currently collaborating with National Laboratories and leading InfiniBand and 10-40GE/iWARP companies on designing various subsystems of next generation high-end systems.”

EU/European HPC Plans for the Next Decade


Bob Sorensen from IDC presented this talk at the HPC User Forum. In a recent study, IDC assessed the EU’s progress towards their 2012 action plan and made recommendations for funding exascale systems and fostering industrial HPC in the coming decade.

Video: On the Role of Flash in Large-Scale Storage Systems


Nathan Rutman from Seagate presented this talk at the LAD’15 Conference. “So why is a spinning disk company talking about Flash? Last year, Seagate acquired Avago LSI’s flash division. We now have an array of flash-based storage. So I have nothing against Flash. This presentation is really on: Where does Flash make sense? I also have a personal agenda because I hate the term “Burst Buffer.” Everyone says “Burst Buffer” instead of saying “Flash.” It drives me crazy. So I’m going to explain what a Burst Buffer is and what it is not.”

UCX: Co-Design Architecture For Next Generation HPC Systems


“The UCX Unified Communication X project is a collaboration between industry, laboratories, and academia to create an open-source production grade communication framework for data centric and high-performance applications. At the core of the UCX project are the combined features, ideas, and concepts of industry leading technologies including MXM, PAMI and UCCS. Mellanox Technologies has contributed their MXM technology, which provides enhancements to parallel communication.”

Video: HPC Technology Panel at the PBS Works User Group


Rich Brueckner from insideHPC moderated this panel discussion on current trends in HPC. “President Obama’s Executive Order establishing the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) will set the stage for a new chapter in leadership computing for the United States. In this panel discussion, thought leaders from leading supercomputing vendors share their perspectives on current HPC trends and the way forward.”

IDC Presents an Update on ROI with HPC

Earl Joseph, IDC

Earl Joseph from IDC presented this talk at the HPC User Forum. “This study investigates how HPC investments can improve economic success and increase scientific innovation. This research is focused on the common good and should be useful to DOE, other government agencies, industry, and academia.”