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HPC Advisory Council Announces Global Conference Series for 2017

Today the HPC Advisory Council announced key dates for its 2017 international conference series in the USA and Switzerland. The conferences are designed to attract community-wide participation, industry leading sponsors and subject matter experts. “HPC is constantly evolving and reflects the driving force behind many medical, industrial and scientific breakthroughs using research that harnesses the power of HPC and yet, we’ve only scratched the surface with respect to exploiting the endless opportunities that HPC, modeling, and simulation present,” said Gilad Shainer, chairman of the HPC Advisory Council. “The HPCAC conference series presents a unique opportunity for the global HPC community to come together in an unprecedented fashion to share, collaborate, and innovate our way into the future.”

Call for Participation: HPC Advisory Council Stanford Conference in February

The HPC Advisory Council Stanford Conference has issued its Call for Papers and Presentations. The event takes place Feb. 7-8 in Palo Alto, CA. “We invite submissions introducing a wide range of topics, levels and considerations in HPC architectures, applications and usage – from fundamentals to the latest advances and hot topic areas. Submissions can be proposed as papers or presentation only (without papers).”

Rich Graham Presents: The Exascale Architecture

Rich Graham presented this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “Exascale levels of computing pose many system- and application- level computational challenges. Mellanox Technologies, Inc. as a provider of end-to-end communication services is progressing the foundation of the InfiniBand architecture to meet the exascale challenges. This presentation will focus on recent technology improvements which significantly improve InfiniBand’s scalability, performance, and ease of use.”

Video: Ubercloud Workloads & Marketplace

“UberCloud specializes in running HPC workloads on a broad spectrum of infrastructures, anywhere from national centers to public Cloud services. This session will be review of the learnings of UberCloud Experiments performed by industry end users. The live demonstration will cover how to achieve peak simulation performance and usability in the Cloud and national centers, using fast interconnects, new generation CPU’s, SSD drives and UberCloud technology based on Linux containers.”

Video: Boosting HPC with Cloud

“Rescale provides a unified HPC simulation platform for the Enterprise IT environment. Rescale’s platform integrates with existing job schedulers to burst workloads to cloud computing resources. We provide high performance computing options such as InfiniBand-connected and GPU-accelerated nodes that can be provisioned on-demand. We will demo an example workload on such an on-demand cluster. Finally, we will cover the Rescale administration panel for managing your cloud/on-premise connectivity for software licenses and single sign-on authentication.”

Best Practices – Dynamic Tuning for Energy Efficiency

“Today’s server systems provide many knobs which influence energy efficiency and performance. Some of these knobs control the behavior of the operating systems, whereas others control the behavior of the hardware itself. Choosing the optimal configuration of the knobs is critical for energy efficiency. In this talk recent research results will be presented, including examples of big data applications that consume less energy when dynamic tuning is employed.”

Video: Panel Discussion on Exascale Computing

In this video from the 2016 Stanford HPC Conference, Gilad Shainer from the HPC Advisory Council moderates a panel discussion on Exascale Computing. “Exascale computing will uniquely provide knowledge leading to transformative advances for our economy, security and society in general. A failure to proceed with appropriate speed risks losing competitiveness in information technology, in our industrial base writ large, and in leading-edge science.”

Video: Introduction to RISC-V

Mellanox announced today that it has joined the RISC-V foundation as a Founding Platinum Sponsor. The RISC-V foundation promotes the open RISC-V instruction set architecture and associated hardware and software ecosystem for a broad range of computing devices.

SGI Update: Zero Copy Architecture (ZCA)

“In high performance computing, data sets are increasing in size and workflows are growing in complexity. Additionally, it is becoming too costly to have copies of that data and, perhaps more importantly, too time and energy intensive to move them. Thus, the novel Zero Copy Architecture (ZCA) was developed, where each process in a multi-stage workflow writes data locally for performance, yet other stages can access data globally. The result is accelerated workflows with the ability to perform burst buffer operations, in-situ analytics & visualization without the need for a data copy or movement.”

A Look at HPC and Hyperscale Trends for 2016

“In this talk, Intersect360 Research returns with an annual deep dive into the trends, technologies and usage models that will be propelling the HPC community through 2016 and beyond. Emerging areas of focus and opportunities to expand will be explored along with insightful observations needed to support measurably positive decision making within your operations.”