Leadership Computing for Combustion Apps on INCITE and PRACE Systems

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“The INCITE and PRACE programs give access to increasing resources allowing these technologies to be applied to industrial scale systems. From past and ongoing research examples performed at CERFACS, this presentation highlights the scientific breakthroughs allowed by HPC on exascale machines for reacting flows for gas turbines and explosions in buildings.”

OpenPOWER Foundation Overview

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Steve Fields presented this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “Led by IBM, the OpenPOWER Foundation was created to push Power-based chip designs into hardware products such as servers. The founding members of the OpenPOWER Consortium represent the next generation in data-center innovation. Combining our talents and assets around the POWER architecture can greatly increase the rate of innovation throughout the industry.”

Co-Design of Exascale Simulation of Combustion in Turbulence (ExaCT)

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Jacqueline H. Chen from Sandia presented this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “Co-Design of Exascale Simulation of Combustion in Turbulence (ExaCT). “The mission of co-design within the Center for Exascale Simulation of Combustion in Turbulence (ExaCT) is to absorb the sweeping changes necessary for exascale computing into software and ensure that the hardware is developed to meet the requirements to perform direct numerial simulations of turbulent combustion at actual thermo-chemical conditions of combustors.”

HPC and Exascale for the SKA Telescope

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Bill Boas from Cray presented this talk at the Stanford HPC & Exascale Conference. “The SKA Telescope project entered its pre-construction design and engineering planning phase on December 1, 2013. Once fully constructed a decade from now, there will be 2500 dish antennae in South Africa and 100s of thousands of di-pole antennae in Western Australia, combining to create the world’s largest radio telescope and requiring the most data ever captured, processed, and archived that man has ever conceived.”

Securing Access to HPC Systems and Software

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Christopher Atwood from HPCMP presented this talk at the Stanford HPC & Exascale Conference. “High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) stakeholders require securable access to computational resources from clients with stringent administration restrictions. Hence, for example a user prevented from installing a Kerberos kit on a workstation is unable to access supercomputers. A solution based on WebGL ha resulted in a highly responsive user interface.”

IBM Data Infrastructure for Exascale Computing

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Scott Fadden from IBM presented this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “What does it mean to provide data to an Exascale system? Many believe that the current model of adding more disks and installing faster networks won’t get us there. So how do you get the right data to the right processor at the right time? How dow begin to leverage new storage technologies? This presentation explores some the Exascale challenges and provides insight on what is being done today to learn about and prepare for managing data in an Exascale system.”

The Future of Interconnect Technology

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Mellanox CTO Michael Kagan presented this talk at the 2014 HPCAC Stanford HPC & Exascale Conference. “To date, Mellanox has delivered 7 generations of advanced interconnect solutions and is a generation or more ahead of the competition. We believe that we will maintain and even extend the gap into the future.”

Computational Science at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

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Paul Messina from Argonne presented this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “ALCF’s most powerful computer — Mira, an IBM Blue Gene/Q system has nearly one million cores. The good news is that many scientific and engineering applications are able to utilize such levels of parallelism, as will be shown by presenting a sampling of projects from varied scientific and engineering domains that are using ALCF systems.”

Streamlining Computing Infrastructure: A Small School’s Experience

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How does a university go from islands of cluster computing chaos to an efficiently run central HPC resource? In this video from the 2014 HPCAC Stanford HPC & Exascale Conference, Gowtham from Michigan Technological University tells us his story.

HPC Trends for 2014

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Based on the latest survey data, Addison Snell discusses the top trends that emerged in 2013, with a look ahead to how the market will continue to evolve in the year ahead. Topics include HPC in the Cloud, Big Data, evolutions in processor architectures, and the race to Exascale.