• Architecting the Right System for Your AI Application—without the Vendor Fluff

    Brett Newman from Microway gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “Figuring out how to map your dataset or algorithm to the optimal hardware design is one of the hardest tasks in HPC. We’ll review what helps steer the selection of one system architecture from another for AI applications. Plus the right questions to ask of your collaborators—and a hardware vendor. Honest technical advice, no fluff.” [READ MORE…]

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  • Supercomputing Neutron Star Structures and Mergers

    Over at XSEDE, Kimberly Mann Bruch & Jan Zverina from the San Diego Supercomputer Center write that researchers are using supercomputers to create detailed simulations of neutron star structures and mergers to better understand gravitational waves, which were detected for the first time in 2015. “XSEDE resources significantly accelerated our scientific output,” noted Paschalidis, whose group has been using XSEDE for well over a decade, when they were students or post-doctoral researchers. “If I were to put a number on it, I would say that using XSEDE accelerated our research by a factor of three or more, compared to using local resources alone.” [READ MORE…]

  • ASTRA: A Large Scale ARM64 HPC Deployment

    Michael Aguilar from Sandia National Laboratories gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “This talk will discuss the Sandia National Laboratories Astra HPC system as mechanism for developing and evaluating large-scale deployments of alternative and advanced computational architectures. As part of the Vanguard program, the new Arm-based system will be used by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to run advanced modeling and simulation workloads for addressing areas such as national security, energy and science.” [READ MORE…]

  • Improving HPC Performance with the Roofline Model

    “When we are optimizing our objective is to determine which hardware resource the code is exhausting (there must be one, otherwise it would run faster!), and then see how to modify the code to reduce its need for that resource. It is therefore essential to understand the maximum theoretical performance of that aspect of the machine, since if we are already achieving the peak performance we should give up, or choose a different algorithm.” [READ MORE…]

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Virtualizing HPC

Virtualizing HPC Throughput Computing Environments

This pioneering study focuses primarily on the virtual performance of throughput workloads. Download the new white paper from VMWare that explores the possibilities of virtualizing HPC throughput in computing environments. 

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  • The New HPC

    Addison Snell gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “Intersect360 Research returns with an annual deep dive into the trends, technologies and usage models that will be propelling the HPC community through 2017 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.” [READ MORE…]

  • Finding a Solution for Ai in Government

    AI in government

    A new special report from insideHPC, courtesy of Dell EMC and NIVIDa explores current machine learning applications in government. And this excerpt breaks down solutions for AI in government, including Dell EMC Ready Solutions. Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI are validated hardware and software stacks optimized to accelerate AI initiatives, shortening the time to architect a new solution by six to 12 months. [READ MORE…]

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  • How AI-optimized Hardware Solves Important Compute and Storage Requirements
    Today we continue the insideBIGDATA Executive Round Up, our annual feature showcasing the insights of thought leaders on the state of the big data industry, and where it is headed. In today’s discussion, our panel of experienced big data executives – Ayush Parashar, Co-founder and Vice President of Engineering for Unifi Software, Robert Lee, Vice […]

Editor’s Choice

  • HPC + Ai: Machine Learning Models in Scientific Computing

    Steve Oberlin from NVIDIA gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “Clearly, AI has benefited greatly from HPC. Now, AI methods and tools are starting to be applied to HPC applications to great effect. This talk will describe an emerging workflow that uses traditional numeric simulation codes to generate synthetic data sets to train machine learning algorithms, then employs the resulting AI models to predict the computed results, often with dramatic gains in efficiency, performance, and even accuracy.” [READ MORE…]

  • Truly Inspiring: Fighting World Hunger with Cray Supercomputers

    In this video, Computational biologist Laura Boykin describes the threat to lives and livelihoods the whitefly represents, the international effort to fight it, and how supercomputing flips the script on a once unwinnable war. “Cray supports visionaries like Laura and her scientific colleagues in East Africa in combining computation and creativity to change outcomes.” [READ MORE…]

  • The State of High-Performance Fabrics: A Chat with the OpenFabrics Alliance

    In this special guest feature, Paul Grun and Doug Ledford from the OpenFabrics Alliance describe the industry trends in the fabrics space, its state of affairs and emerging applications. “Originally, ‘high-performance fabrics’ were associated with large, exotic HPC machines. But in the modern world, these fabrics, which are based on technologies designed to improve application efficiency, performance, and scalability, are becoming more and more common in the commercial sphere because of the increasing demands being placed on commercial systems.” [READ MORE…]

  • Video: Lenovo & Intel Give Platform to University AI Researchers

    For the second year, Lenovo, the largest worldwide provider of supercomputers, and Intel, a leader in the semiconductor industry, co-sponsored the University Artificial Intelligence Challenge, which aims to recognize outstanding university-based AI researchers for their achievements in the field. The company started this program in 2017, with the goal of encouraging AI research in universities world-wide. “Eight researchers from universities in North America, Europe, and Asia were selected as award winners, seven of them made it to SC18 and presented their findings in the Lenovo booth.” [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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