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Video: Introduction to the HPC Advisory Council

In this video from SC15, Brian Sparks from Mellanox presents an overview of the HPC Advisory Council. “The HPC Advisory Council’s mission is to bridge the gap between high-performance computing (HPC) use and its potential, bring the beneficial capabilities of HPC to new users for better research, education, innovation and product manufacturing, bring users the expertise needed to operate HPC systems, provide application designers with the tools needed to enable parallel computing, and to strengthen the qualification and integration of HPC system products.”

Call for Participation: HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2016

The HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2016 has announced their Call for Participation. Hosted by the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, the event will take place in Lugano, Switzerland March 21-23, 2016.

Parallel Implementation of PK-PD Parameter Estimation on Intel Xeon Phi

“Pharmacokinetic (PK) and Pharmacodynamic(PD) parameters determine the develop-ability of a drug candidate and estimation of them are time consuming and there is an urgent need for time efficient approaches. In the present talk, we showcase the parallel implementation of Grid search method on Xeon Phi using stepwise optimization techniques as a promising approach for the robust estimation of PK-PD parameters. The solution described herein, is of great importance in decision making in Pharmaceutical Industry.”

Video: Applications Performance Optimizations – Best Practices

“To achieve good scalability performance on the HPC scientific applications typically involves good understanding of the workload though performing profile analysis, and comparing behaviors of using different hardware which pinpoint bottlenecks in different areas of the HPC cluster. In this session, a selection of HPC applications will be shown to demonstrate various methods of profiling and analysis to determine the bottleneck, and the effectiveness of the tuning to improve on the application performance.”

Video: IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center

In this video from the 2015 HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference, Branislav Jansík from the Technical University of Ostrava presents: IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center. “Our mission is to deliver scientifically excellent and industry relevant research in the fields of high performance computing and embedded systems.”

Video: CloudBroker – Bringing HPC to the Cloud

“Cloud computing provides pay-per-use access to scalable compute resources. However, IaaS and HPC-on-demand offerings are still often complex. Instead, the CloudBroker Platform and AppCenter create a SaaS layer on top of the compute resources. In the CloudSME EU project, this is used to develop a simulation platform for manufacturing and engineering.”

Video: Addressing Challenges of Data-Intensive Research

“Building on 20+ years of experience in High Performance Computing, as well as more than a decade of involvement in open science developments (open data and e-infrastructures), ICM views Data Sciences as strategic direction for the ICM Centre’s future.”

Reproducibility of CAE-computations through Immutable Application Containers

Ensuring a reproducible result of HPC workloads no matter the platform used is key to settle the battle between operations (update fast, due to compliance / security) and end- user (never touch a running system). By pushing his docker related HPC research further, Christian is showcasing his results on Immutable Application Containers.

Video: The InfiniBand Subnet Manager from Fabriscale

In this video from the 2015 HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference, Tor Skeie from Simula Laboratory presents: The InfiniBand Subnet Manager from Fabriscale.

Video: Accelerating Big Data Processing with Hadoop, Spark and Memcached

“Using the publicly available software packages in the High-Performance Big Data (HiBD) project, we will provide case studies of the new designs for several Hadoop/Spark/Memcached components and their associated benefits. Through these case studies, we will also examine the interplay between high performance interconnects, storage systems (HDD and SSD), and multi-core platforms to achieve the best solutions for these components.”