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UberCloud Community and Marketplace for Technical Computing

burak

“The UberCloud Community brings together over 3,000 participants to pave the way for the Technical Computing Cloud. UberCloud Experiment teams explore the end-to-end process of accessing remote computing resources in HPC centers and in the Cloud to study and overcome the potential roadblocks for industry applications such as CAE, Bio and Life Sciences.”

Performance and Power Characterization of GPU-Enabled HPC Applications

dell

“An increasing number of GPU enabled applications are available to the HPC community. The key issues are understanding the enhanced application performance and corresponding increase in power consumption due to GPUs. In most cases these depend on the CPU to GPU ratio and the way GPUs and connected to CPUs. Latest compute node designs allow flexibility to select the number of GPUs and how they are connected CPUs. This offers users a unique opportunity to select the a suitable operating point according to their application characteristics. This talk is about studying the performance vs. power tradeoff on a few common HPC applications.”

HPC|Music Update – An Advanced Research Project for Enabling HPC in Music Creation and Reproduction

antonis

“Through the advent of cinema, video games, in-vehicle Infotainment and virtual reality, the industry has created a roadmap for the future. A true quality upgrade of the overall audience experience is on-going. HPCmusic is here to keep music and sound on par with those innovations and exceed the expectations of the audience. We introduce the Aural Computing Engine to bring Digital Audio 2.0 to life.”

iPlant Collaborative Bridges the Atlantic with Big Data

iplant

“Scientists from all over the world use iPlant to share data and computational methods,” said Matt Vaughn, Co-Principal Investigator of the iPlant Collaborative and site lead at TACC. “iPlant UK is a natural extension of our platform to support plant scientists in the U.K.”

Usable Exascale and Beyond Moore’s Law

Berkeley Lab’s Deputy Director, Horst Simon

“Over the last five years HPC performance growth has been slowing measurably, and in this presentation several reasons for this slowdown will be analyzed. To reach usable exascale performance over the next decade, some fundamental changes will have to occur in HPC systems architecture. In particular, a transition from a compute centric to a data movement centric point of view needs to be considered. Alternatives including quantum and neuromorphic computing have also been considered. The prospects of these technologies for post-Moore’s Law supercomputing will be explored.”

Utilizing Cloud HPC Resources for CAE Simulations

rescale

“As cloud resources increase, users should be cognizant of the HPC platforms available in the cloud. Scalable and customizable resources are readily available, however, security, ease of use, and full integration of simulation software are important factors to consider when choosing to run analyses remotely. Cloud resources designed for engineering and science CAE simulations allow users to leverage high performance computing to fully explore the design space and develop innovative products. In this presentation, Joris will discuss the cloud HPC market trends, CAE simulations using cloud HPC, cloud software integration for CAE use, security around HPC cloud environments, data management and collaboration.”

A Merit Based Priority Scheme to Optimize the Use of Computing Infrastructure

Gowtham

“Following up on the “Streamlining Research Computing Infrastructure: A Small School’s Perspective”, this talk will discuss how a researcher’s priority in a shared HPC cluster is computed based on her/his usage pattern as well as productivity. Coupled with transparent functionality and reporting scheme at nearly every level, this merit based priority scheme has enabled consistently high usage (85+%) throughout 20 months of operation and has helped researchers at Michigan Technological University to produce 30+ publications from approximately 30 different projects.”

Video: HPC Transforms SC Student Volunteers

harvey

In this video, former SC Conference Student Volunteer Christine Harvey describes how volunteering led to her current career at Mitre Corporation.

Video: Recent Developments in Cooling, Power Management, and Usability

sgi

“As HPC systems and solutions become more focused on specific workloads, the need to address system level power, cooling, and power management while maintaining usability remains. This presentation will review recent developments within several of SGI’s platforms. These developments enable socially responsible computing and better use of power and cooling.”