• Evolving NASA’s Data and Information Systems for Earth Science

    Rahul Ramachandran from NASA gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “NASA’s Earth Science Division (ESD) missions help us to understand our planet’s interconnected systems, from a global scale down to minute processes. ESD delivers the technology, expertise and global observations that help us to map the myriad connections between our planet’s vital processes and the effects of ongoing natural and human-caused changes.” [READ MORE…]

Featured Stories

  • Dr Debora Sijacki wins 2019 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC

    Today the European PRACE initiative announced that Dr Debora Sijacki from the University of Cambridge will receive the 2019 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC for her outstanding contributions to and impact on high performance computing in Europe. As a computational cosmologist she has achieved numerous high-impact results in astrophysics based on numerical simulations on state-of-the-art supercomputers. [READ MORE…]

  • Video: The Human Side of AI

     In this video from the GPU Technology Conference, Dan Olds from OrionX discusses the human impact of AI with Greg Schmidt from HPE. The industry buzz about artificial intelligence and deep learning typically focuses on hardware, software, frameworks,  performance, and the lofty business plans that will be enabled by this new technology. What we don’t hear a lot about is the human side of AI – what we hope it will provide for our fellow citizens and loved ones. I had an interesting conversation with Greg Schmidt, HPE’s Apollo System Product Manager on these topics. We discussed how self-driving cars [READ MORE…]

  • Making Python Fly: Accelerate Performance Without Recoding

    Python without Recoding

    Developers are increasingly besieged by the big data deluge. Intel Distribution for Python uses tried-and-true libraries like the Intel Math Kernel Library (Intel MKL)and the Intel Data Analytics Acceleration Library to make Python code scream right out of the box – no recoding required. Intel highlights some of the benefits dev teams can expect in this sponsored post. [READ MORE…]

Featured Resource

infiniband

In-Network Computing and Next Generation HDR 200G InfiniBand

With the exponential growth of data that needs to be analyzed and the data resulting from ever-more complex workflows, the need for faster data movement has never been more challenging and critical to the worlds of High Performance Computing (HPC) and machine learning. Mellanox Technologies is once again moving the bar forward with the introduction of and end-to-end HDR 200G InfiniBand product portfolio. Download the new white paper, courtesy of Mellanox, that explores in-network computing and the benefits of the switch from 100G to 200G Infiniband. 

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Industry Perspectives

  • Best Practices for Building, Deploying & Managing HPC Clusters

    HPC cluster

    In today’s markets, a successful HPC cluster can be a formidable competitive advantage. And many are turning to these tools to stay competitive in the HPC market. That said, these systems are inherently very complex, and have to be built, deployed and managed properly to realize their full potential. A new report from Bright Computing explore best practices for HPC clusters.  [READ MORE…]

  • The Computing4Change Program takes on STEM and Workforce Issues

    Kelly Gaither from TACC gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “Computing4Change is a competition empowering people to create change through computing. You may have seen articles on the anticipated shortfall of engineers, computer scientists, and technology designers to fill open jobs. Numbers from the Report to the President in 2012 (President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology) show a shortfall of one million available workers to fill STEM-related jobs by 2020.” [READ MORE…]

RSS Featured from insideBIGDATA

  • When it Comes to ML/AI, One Size Does Not Fit All
    In this special guest feature, David Winikoff, Senior Director, SteelCentral Product Management at Riverbed Technology, believes that as AI and Machine Learning go from hype to reality, organizations must be cautious in adopting too quickly, as one size does not fit all. Here’s why - data fuels the AI and Machine Learning engine to produce […]

Editor’s Choice

  • DUG Installs Immersive Cooling for Bubba Supercomputer in Houston

    Today DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) announced that tanks are arriving at Skybox Houston for “Bubba,” its huge geophysically-configured supercomputer. “DUG will cool the massive Houston supercomputer using their innovative immersion cooling system that has computer nodes fully submerged in specially-designed tanks filled with polyalphaolefin dielectric fluid. This month, the first of these 722 tanks have been arriving in shipping containers at the facility in Houston.” [READ MORE…]

  • Vintage Video: The Paragon Supercomputer – A Product of Partnership

    In this vintage video, Intel launches the Paragon line of supercomputers, a series of massively parallel systems produced in the 1990s. In 1993, Sandia National Laboratories installed an Intel XP/S 140 Paragon supercomputer, which claimed the No. 1 position on the June 1994 TOP500 list. “With 3,680 processors, the system ran the Linpack benchmark at 143.40 Gflop/s. It was the first massively parallel processor supercomputer to be indisputably the fastest system in the world.” [READ MORE…]

  • Time-Lapse Video: Installation of Spectra Logic Tape Robot at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

    In this video, engineers install a Spectra Logic tape library at STFC’s Scientific Data Centre at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK. The new Spectra TFinity Tape Library has an initial capacity of 65PB. “This system will provide for the predicted data-growth from existing groups over the next decade, and an active archive for JASMIN users and the IRIS science communities. It brings SCD’s total tape storage capacity within the RAL Scientific Data Centre to 240PB.” [READ MORE…]

  • PASC19 Preview: Brueckner and Dr. Curfman-McInnes to Moderate Exascale Panel Discussion

    Today the PASC19 Conference announced that Dr. Lois Curfman McInnes from Argonne and Rich Brueckner from insideHPC will moderate a panel discussion with thought leaders focused on software challenges for Exascale and beyond. “In this session, Lois Curfman McInnes from Argonne National Laboratory and Rich Brueckner from insideHPC will moderate a panel discussion with thought leaders focused on software challenges for Exascale and beyond – mixing “big picture” and technical discussions. McInnes will bring her unique perspective on emerging Exascale software ecosystems to the table, while Brueckner will illustrate the benefits of Exascale to world-wide audiences.” [READ MORE…]

  • Watch Now: the @insideHPC Documentary about Dogs and the People Who Love Them

    I would like share this very special film with all my readers who happen to be Dog lovers. “Once there was a Giant” is a short documentary film about Dogs and the Dog Owners who love them. Written and Directed by Richard Brueckner, this film premiered in Portland on Halloween and is now live on YouTube. [READ MORE…]

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