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OpenHPC Moves Forward with New Software Release

In this video from ISC 2016, Karl Schultz from the OpenHPC Community provides and update on software releases and other milestones. “OpenHPC is a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project whose mission is to provide an integrated collection of HPC-centric components that can be used to provide full-featured reference HPC software stacks. Provided components should range across the entire HPC software ecosystem including provisioning and system administration tools, resource management, I/O services, development tools, numerical libraries, and performance analysis tools.”

Nvidia Showcases DGX-1 Deep Learning Supercomputer at ISC 2016

In this video from ISC 2016, Marc Hamilton from Nvidia describes the new DGX-1 Deep Learning Supercomputer. “The NVIDIA DGX-1 is the world’s first purpose-built system for deep learning with fully integrated hardware and software that can be deployed quickly and easily. Its revolutionary performance significantly accelerates training time, making the NVIDIA DGX-1 the world’s first deep learning supercomputer in a box.”

CloudLightning Project Looks to Self-Managed HPC Services

In this video, Prof. John Morrison from University College Cork describes the CloudLightning project. CloudLightning’s vision is a European economy that thrives and leads the world in the provision and adoption of high performance cloud computing services. Funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Program, CloudLightning brings together eight project partners from five countries across Europe.

PBS Pro from Altair Goes Open Source at ISC 2016

In this video from ISC 2016, Bill Nitzberg provides an update on Alair’s release of source code for PBS Professional Workload Manager. “Altair is making a big investment toward uniting the whole HPC community to accelerate the state of the art (and the state of actual production operations) for HPC scheduling. We are dual-licensing PBS Professional, both open source and commercial.”

Supermicro Showcases Intel Xeon Phi and Nvidia P100 Solutions at ISC 2016

At ISC 2016, Supermicro debuted the latest innovations in HPC architectures and technologies including a 2U 4-Node server supporting new Intel Xeon Phi processors (formerly code named Knights Landing) with integrated or external Intel Omni-Path fabric option, together with associated 4U/Tower development workstation; 1U SuperServer supporting up to 4 GPU including the next generation P100 GPU; Lustre High Performance File system; and 1U 48-port top-of-rack network switch with 100Gbps Intel Omni-Path Architecture (OPA) providing a unique HPC cluster solution offering excellent bandwidth, latency and message rate that is highly scalable and easily serviceable.

Women in HPC Keynote: Evidence-based Advice on Diversifying the HPC Community

“This workshop aims to recognize and discuss the challenges faced by women, one of many underrepresented groups that exist in HPC, as well as opportunities for broadening participation in HPC fields and activities to encourage women to enter the field with consideration of differing legislation affecting hiring and employment practices among the different countries. A keynote address and panel discussion will focus on strategies implemented by employers to diversify the HPC workforce and discuss the efficacy of the approaches.”

Video: Asetek Showcases Liquid Cooling at ISC 2016

In this video from ISC 2016, Steve Branton from Asetek describes the company’s innovative liquid cooling solutions for HPC. “Because liquid is 4,000 times better at storing and transferring heat than air, Asetek’s solutions provide immediate and measurable benefits to large and small data centers alike. RackCDU D2C is a “free cooling” solution that captures between 60% and 80% of server heat, reducing data center cooling cost by over 50% and allowing 2.5x-5x increases in data center server density. D2C removes heat from CPUs, GPUs, memory modules within servers using water as hot as 40°C (105°F), eliminating the need for chilling to cool these components.”

Video: Transtec Delivers BeeGFS for HPC

In this video from the Transtec booth at ISC 2016, Sven Breuner from ThinkParQ describes how the BeeGFS parallel file system delivers performance, reliability, and flexibility to their HPC solutions. Transtec builds HPC solutions from a host of technologies including BeeGFS. “BeeGFS (formerly FhGFS) is the leading parallel cluster file system, developed with a strong focus on performance and designed for veryeasy installation and management. If I/O intensive workloads are your problem, BeeGFS is the solution.”

Video: Univa Grid Engine Speeds Workloads with Intel Xeon Phi Processor

In this video from ISC 2016, Bill Bryce from Univa describes the company’s innovative container technology helps customers manage their computing workloads with Univa Grid Engine. “Grid Engine 8.4.0 has many significant updates including Docker support and integration with the new Intel Xeon Phi processor,” said Bill Bryce, Vice President of Products at Univa. “This latest release will allow a user or administrator to schedule jobs so that the right business-critical jobs are prioritized over other workloads-thus maximizing shared resources and allowing Univa customers to gain velocity.”

Video: DEEP-ER Project Moves Europe Closer to Exascale

In this video from ISC 2016, Estela Suarez from the Jülich Supercomputing Centre provides an update on the DEEP-ER project, which is paving the way towards Exascale computing. “In the predecessor DEEP project, an innovative architecture for heterogeneous HPC systems has been developed based on the combination of a standard HPC Cluster and a tightly connected HPC Booster built of many- core processors. DEEP-ER now evolves this architecture to address two significant Exascale computing challenges: highly scalable and efficient parallel I/O and system resiliency. Co-Design is key to tackle these challenges – through thoroughly integrated development of new hardware and software components, fine-tuned with actual HPC applications in mind.”