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Dr. Eng Lim Goh on Important HPC Trends at ISC 2015

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Dr. Eng Lim Goh from SGI discusses important trends in HPC including pending changes coming to processors/accelerators, memory hierarchy, and interconnects. “SGI, the trusted leader in high performance computing, is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding business and technology challenges by delivering technical computing, Big Data analytics, cloud computing, and petascale storage solutions that accelerate time to discovery, innovation, and profitability.”

Video: Highlights of Day 3 at ISC 2015

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In this video, attendees discuss highlights from Day 3 of the ISC 2015 conference, including the conference’s industry track, exhibit floor, and vendor parties. The program includes short interviews with Ed Seidel from NCSA, Sverre Jarp from CERN, Horst Simon from LBNL, Jack Dongarra from the University of Tennessee, and Jürgen Kohler from Daimler AG.

Pleiades Supercomputer Moves Up the Ranks with Haswell

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NASA reports that it’s newly upgraded Pleiades supercomputer ranks number 11 on the July 2015 TOP500 list of the most powerful supercomputers. And while the LINPACK computing power of Pleiades jumped nearly 21 percent, its ranking at number 5 on the new HPCG benchmark list reflects its ability to tackle real world applications.

IBM Improves Solar Forecasts with Machine Learning

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Today IBM Research announced that solar and wind forecasts produced using machine learning and other cognitive computing technologies are proving to be as much as 30 percent more accurate than ones created using conventional approaches.

Video: How Univa Helps Shared Mission-critical and High-performance Datacenters

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“Univa is a workload optimization company. Our core product, Grid Engine software, creates a single virtual high throughput, high performance and hyper-scale compute pool out of distributed data center resources. Our customers efficiently run large quantities of mission-critical compute-intensive applications faster with lower overall costs.”

Video: Highlights of Day 2 at ISC 2015

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In this video, attendees discuss highlights from Day 2 of the ISC 2015 conference, including the conference’s industry track, exhibit floor, and vendor parties. The program begins with short interview with IDC’s Earl Joseph, who presented an HPC market update at the conference.

Video: Looking Back at Day 1 at ISC 2015

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In this video, attendees discuss Day 1 of the ISC 2015 conference. “Commemorating 30 years of conference journey, ISC High Performance will present you with another power-packed and memorable HPC conference and exhibition in 2015.”

DDN’s Alex Bouzari Presents: Enabling Scientific Discoveries and Exascale Initiatives

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DDN CEO Alex Bouzari presented this talk at ISC 2015. “For over 15 years, DDN has relentlessly focused on delivering innovation to enable HPC globally. As the reigning HPC Storage Leader, DDN is once again the storage solution trusted by 2/3 of the Top500 supercomputing sites. Whether you need to accelerate your data-intensive applications and workflow or scale in performance and capacity for your requirements, DataDirect Networks (DDN) can help you unlock the value of your data by delivering systems with the highest performance, scalability, efficiency and simplicity.”

Video: Intel Moves Omni-Path Forward for HPC

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“The Intel Omni-Path Architecture is designed to deliver the performance for tomorrow’s HPC workloads and the ability to scale to tens—and eventually hundreds—of thousands of nodes at a cost-competitive price to today’s fabrics. This next-generation fabric from Intel builds on the Intel True Scale Fabric with an end-to-end solution, including PCIe* adapters, silicon, switches, cables, and management software. Customers deploying Intel True Scale Fabric today will be able to migrate to Intel Omni-Path Architecture through an Intel upgrade program.”

New UCX Network Communication Framework for Next-Gen Programming Models

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UCX is a collaboration between industry, laboratories, and academia to create an open-source production grade communication framework for HPC applications. “The path to Exascale, in addition to many other challenges, requires programming models where communications and computations unfold together, collaborating instead of competing for the underlying resources. In such an environment, providing holistic access to the hardware is a major component of any programming model or communication library. With UCX, we have the opportunity to provide not only a vehicle for production quality software, but also a low-level research infrastructure for more flexible and portable support for the Exascale-ready programming models.”