• Podcast: Astronomers Turn to AI as New Telescopes Come Online

    In this AI Podcast, Brant Robertson from UC Santa Cruz describes how astronomers are turning to AI to turn the vast quantities of data that will be pouring out of next-generation telescopes into world-changing scientific discoveries. “Good news: astronomers are getting new tools to let them see further, better than ever before. The bad news: they’ll soon be getting more data than humans can handle.” [READ MORE…]

Featured Stories

  • CosmoGAN Neural Network to Study Dark Matter

    As cosmologists and astrophysicists delve deeper into the darkest recesses of the universe, their need for increasingly powerful observational and computational tools has expanded exponentially. From facilities such as the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument to supercomputers like Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Cori system at NERSC, they are on a quest to collect, simulate, and analyze increasing amounts of data that can help explain the nature of things we can’t see, as well as those we can. Toward this end, gravitational lensing is one of the most promising tools scientists have to extract this information by giving them the ability to [READ MORE…]

  • Job of the Week: AI Technical Lead at New York University

    “The NYU High Performance Computing team is seeking an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technical Lead to build state-of-the-art computing infrastructure in-house and in the cloud, and an ecosystem with AI and machine learning solutions, to support all NYU scholars who utilize AI technologies in research projects and teaching. This position will be involved in scoping, architecting, designing, building, and supporting the computing, and analytical infrastructure to deliver AI solutions (ex. image processing, predictive analytics, expert systems) in order to enhance the HPC teams AI offerings, improve service, help build partnerships, and add capacity and capabilities.” [READ MORE…]

  • HPE to Acquire Cray for $1.3 Billion

    Today HPE announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cray for approximately $1.3 billion. “This pending deal will bring together HPE, the global HPC market leader, and Cray, whose Shasta architecture is under contract to power America’s two fastest supercomputers in 2021,” said Steve Conway from Hyperion Research. “The Cray addition will boost HPE’s ability to pursue high-end procurements and will speed the combined company’s development of next-generation technologies that will benefit HPC and AI-machine learning customers at all price points.” [READ MORE…]

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  • Epic 2018 HPC Road Trip begins at Idaho National Lab

    In this special guest feature, Dan Olds from OrionX begins his Epic HPC Road Trip series with a stop at Idaho National Laboratory. “The fast approach of SC18 gave me an idea: why not drive from my home base in Beaverton, Oregon, to Dallas, Texas and stop at national labs along the way? I love a good road trip and what could be better than a 5,879 mile drive with visits to supercomputer users mixed in?” [READ MORE…]

  • Aerospace Moving Forward with Modeling and Simulation

    In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Gemma Church writes that the aerospace industry is stuck in the past – but it isn’t due to a lack of new simulation and modeling techniques. “While there have been incremental improvements, in terms of creating quieter and more fuel-efficient aeroplanes, there is not a lot of innovation coming in, compared to the last century when we created aeroplanes moving at the speed of sound and made air travel available to the masses.” [READ MORE…]

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  • Data Scientists Will Get Very High Pay Around In These Top Cities
    In this contributed article, Stephanie Donahole a Business Analyst at Tatvasoft Australia, believes there has never been a better time to learn the concept of data science than today. The job landscape seems quite promising; opportunities span multiple industries and the nature of the job often allows for remote work flexibility and even self-employment. The […]

Editor’s Choice

  • Achieving ExaOps with the CoMet Comparative Genomics Application

    Wayne Joubert’s talk at the HPC User Forum described how researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) achieved a record throughput of 1.88 ExaOps on the CoMet algorithm. As the first science application to run at the exascale level, CoMet achieved this remarkable speed analyzing genomic data on the recently launched Summit supercomputer. [READ MORE…]

  • Video: Can FPGAs compete with GPUs?

    John Romein from ASTRON gave this talk at the GPU Technology Conference. “We’ll discuss how FPGAs are changing as a result of new technology such as the Open CL high-level programming language, hard floating-point units, and tight integration with CPU cores. Traditionally energy-efficient FPGAs were considered notoriously difficult to program and unsuitable for complex HPC applications. We’ll compare the latest FPGAs to GPUs, examining the architecture, programming models, programming effort, performance, and energy efficiency by considering some real applications.” [READ MORE…]

  • EuroHPC – The EU Strategy in High Performance Computing

    Thomas Skordas from the European Commission gave this talk at EuroHPC Summit Week in Poland. “The EuroHPC Summit Week brings together relevant European supercomputing stakeholders and decision makers, allowing them to share on the one hand their needs and future expectations and on the other hand the latest technological developments, to define synergies and participate in shaping the future of European supercomputing.” [READ MORE…]

  • Design Work Completed for SKA Telescope Supercomputer

    An international group of scientists led by the University of Cambridge has finished designing the ‘brain’ of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the world’s largest radio telescope. When complete, the SKA will enable astronomers to monitor the sky in unprecedented detail and survey the entire sky much faster than any system currently in existence. “We estimate SDP’s total compute power to be around 250 PFlops – that’s 25% faster than IBM’s Summit, the current fastest supercomputer in the world.” [READ MORE…]

  • Video: Jupyter as the Interface to High Performance Computing

    In this video, researchers describe how the Jupyter notebook has become one of the tools of choice for the data science and high-performance computing communities. “This webinar will provide an overview of why Jupyter is gaining traction in education, data science, and HPC, with emphasis on how notebooks can be used as interactive documents for exploration and reporting. We will present an overview of how Jupyter works and how the network protocol can be leveraged for both a local single machine and remote-cluster work.” [READ MORE…]

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