• InfiniBand: To HDR and Beyond

    Ariel Almog from Mellanox gave this talk at the OpenFabrics Workshop in Austin. “Recently, deployment of 50 Gbps per lane (HDR) speed started and 100 Gbps per lane (EDR) which is a future technology is around the corner. The high bandwidth might cause the NIC PCIe interface to become a bottle neck as PCIe gen3 can handle up to single 100 Gbps interface over 16 lanes and PCIe gen4 can handle up to single 200 Gbps interface over 16 lanes. In addition, since the host might have dual CPU sockets, Socket direct technology, provides direct PCIe access to dual CPU sockets, eliminates the need for network traffic to go over the inter-process bus and allows better utilization of PCIe, thus optimizing overall system performance.” [READ MORE…]

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    The German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) is seeking and HPC and Specialist in Software Development in our Job of the Week. “DKRZ is involved in numerous national and international projects in the field of high-performance computing for climate and weather research. In addition to the direct user support, depending on your interest and ability, you will also be able to participate in this development work.” [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…]

  • How Mellanox SHARP technology speeds Ai workloads

    Mellanox Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation and Reduction Protocol (SHARP) technology improves upon the performance of MPI operations by offloading collective operations from the CPU to the switch network, and by eliminating the need to send data multiple times between endpoints. This innovative approach decreases the amount of data traversing the network as aggregation nodes are reached, and dramatically reduces the MPI operations time. Implementing collective communication algorithms in the network also has additional benefits, such as freeing up valuable CPU resources for computation rather than using them to process communication.” [READ MORE…]

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  • Video: Intel and Cray to Build First USA Exascale Supercomputer for DOE in 2021

    Today Intel announced plans to deliver the first exaflop supercomputer in the United States. The Aurora supercomputer will be used to dramatically advance scientific research and discovery. The contract is valued at more than $500 million and will be delivered to Argonne National Laboratory by Intel and sub-contractor Cray in 2021. “Today is an important day not only for the team of technologists and scientists who have come together to build our first exascale computer – but also for all of us who are committed to American innovation and manufacturing,” said Bob Swan, Intel CEO.” [READ MORE…]

  • Video: Arm in HPC

    Brent Gorda from ARM gave this talk at the Rice Oil & Gas Conference. “With the recent Astra system at Sandia Lab (#203 on the Top500) and HPE Catalyst project in the UK, Arm-based architectures are arriving in HPC environments. Several partners have announced or will soon announce new silicon and projects, each of which offers something different and compelling for our community.  Brent will describe the driving factors and how these solutions are changing the landscape for HPC.” [READ MORE…]

  • Video: The Game Changing Post-K Supercomputer for HPC, Big Data, and Ai

    Satoshi Matsuoka from RIKEN gave this talk at the Rice Oil & Gas Conference. “Rather than to focus on double precision flops that are of lesser utility, rather Post-K, especially its Arm64fx processor and the Tofu-D network is designed to sustain extreme bandwidth on realistic applications including those for oil and gas, such as seismic wave propagation, CFD, as well as structural codes, besting its rivals by several factors in measured performance. Post-K is slated to perform 100 times faster on some key applications c.f. its predecessor, the K-Computer, but also will likely to be the premier big data and AI/ML infrastructure.” [READ MORE…]

  • NVIDIA to Purchase Mellanox for $6.9 Billion

    Today NVIDIA announced plans to acquire Mellanox for approximately $6.9 billion. The acquisition will unite two of the world’s leading companies in HPC. Together, NVIDIA’s computing platform and Mellanox’s interconnects power over 250 of the world’s TOP500 supercomputers and have as customers every major cloud service provider and computer maker. [READ MORE…]

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