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Niall Gaffney on Why #HPC Matters

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In this video from SC14, Niall Gaffney from TACC shares his thoughts on why HPC matters. Gaffney is Director of Data Intensive Computing at the Texas Advanced Computing Center.

NSF Funds Jetstream Cloud for Science and Engineering

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The Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University has received this grant to create NSF’s first science and engineering research cloud, Jetstream.

Challenges on the Titan Supercomputer: Accelerating the Path to the Exascale

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“I will summarize the benefits, challenges, and lessons learned in deploying Titan and in preparing applications to move from conventional CPU architectures to a hybrid, accelerated architectures. I will emphasize on the challenges we have encountered with emerging programming models and how we are addressing these challenges using directive based-approaches. I also plan to discuss the early science outcomes from Titan in diverse areas such as materials sciences, nuclear energy, and engineering sciences. I will also discuss research outcomes from a growing number of industrial partnerships.”

Video: A Short Introduction to High Performance Computing

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In this video, Dr. Andrew Turner from EPCC in the UK presents: A Short Introduction to High Performance Computing. “I originally joined EPCC in July 2008 as a member of the User Support and Liaison Team. My work is centred around helping researchers get the most from computing facilities hosted by EPCC and elsewhere. I do this through porting and optimizing code to various HPC facilities; providing consultancy to commercial organizations; teaching undergraduates and postgraduates; and collaborating with academics on research proposals.”

Piz Daint and Piz Dora: Productive, Heterogeneous Supercomputing

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“The Cray XC30 system at CSCS, which includes “Piz Daint”, the most energy efficient peta-scale supercomputer in operation today, has been extended with additional multi-core CPU cabinets (aka “Piz Dora”). In this heterogeneous system we unify a variety for high-end computing services – extreme scale compute, data analytics, pre- and post processing, as well as visualization – that are all important parts for the scientific workflow.”

Slidecast: UK HPC in 2015

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In this slidecast, Julian Fielden from OCF describes the outlook for HPC in the UK for 2015.

Machine Learning: What Computational Researchers Need to Know

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Nvidia GPUs are powering a revolution in machine learning. With the rise of deep learning algorithms, in particular deep convolutional neural networks, computers are learning to see, hear, and understand the world around us in ways never before possible.

Video: Accelerating ORNL’s Applications to the Exascale

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In this video from the Nvidia booth theater at SC14, Buddy Bland from Oak Ridge National Laboratory presents: Accelerating ORNL’s Applications to the Exascale. “The Titan computer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is delivering exceptional results for our scientific users in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, Applied Energy programs, academia, and industry. Mr. Bland will describe the Titan system, how this system fits within the roadmap to exascale machines, and describe successes we have had with our applications using GPU accelerators.”

Supercomputing Santa’s Intractable Task

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Over at the Adaptive Computing Blog, Trev Harmon takes a computational look at the Santa mythology and how a parallel machine would go about servicing the estimated 1,333,316,210 households on Planet Earth.

Mellanox: Paving the Road to Exascale

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In this video from SC14, Eyal Waldman from Mellanox announces that the company can now deliver end-to-end 100 Gigabit/sec InfiniBand. “The demand for more computing power, efficiency and scalability is constantly accelerating in the HPC, enterprise, cloud computing and Web 2.0 markets. To address these demands Mellanox provides complete end-to-end solutions (silicon, adapter cards, switch systems, cables and software) supporting InfiniBand and Ethernet networking technologies.”