• Slidecast: Dell EMC Using Neural Networks to “Read Minds”

    In this slidecast, Luke Wilson from Dell EMC describes a case study with McGill University using neural networks to read minds. “If you want to build a better neural network, there is no better model than the human brain. In this project, McGill University was running into bottlenecks using neural networks to reverse-map fMRI images. The team from the Dell EMC HPC & AI Innovation Lab was able to tune the code to run solely on Intel Xeon Scalable processors, rather than porting to the university’s scarce GPU accelerators.” [READ MORE…]

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  • World’s Fastest Supercomputers Look Familiar on November TOP500 List

    Today marked the release of the 54th edition of the TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. In summary, the top of the list remains largely unchanged. In fact, the top 10 systems are unchanged from the previous list. “The latest TOP500 list saw China and the US maintaining their dominance of the list, albeit in different categories. Meanwhile, the aggregate performance of the 500 systems, based on the High Performance Linpack (HPL) benchmark, continues to rise and now sits at 1.66 exaflops. The entry level to the list has risen to 1.14 petaflops, up from 1.02 petaflops in the previous list in June 2019.” [READ MORE…]

  • Cloud Adoption for HPC: Trends and Opportunities

    This whitepaper is an insideHPC Special Research Report sponsored by Univa: Cloud Adoption for HPC: Trends and Opportunities. Today many organizations solve their most difficult computational challenges by creating their own on-premises, compute-intensive, high performance data center. The latest hardware and software innovations have removed barriers that prevented many organizations from embracing HPC solutions. Alternatively, cloud computing offers the flexibility of on-demand resources beyond the in-house data center. Integrating on-premises data centers with on-demand HPC resources in the cloud started out as a low-cost way to add flexibility. Now, as data centers struggle to handle expanding workloads involving simulation, AI, [READ MORE…]

  • Intel Unveils New GPU Architecture and oneAPI Software Stack for HPC and AI

    Today at SC19, Intel unveiled its new GPU architecture optimized for HPC and AI as well as an ambitious new software initiative called oneAPI that represents a paradigm shift from today’s single-architecture, single-vendor programming models. “HPC and AI workloads demand diverse architectures, ranging from CPUs, general-purpose GPUs and FPGAs, to more specialized deep learning NNPs which Intel demonstrated earlier this month,” said Raja Koduri, senior vice president, chief architect, and general manager of architecture, graphics and software at Intel. “Simplifying our customers’ ability to harness the power of diverse computing environments is paramount, and Intel is committed to taking a software-first approach that delivers unified and scalable abstraction for heterogeneous architectures.” [READ MORE…]

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  • Podcast: SC19 Student Cluster Competition Preview

    In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team catches up with Jessi Lanum, a veteran of the SC19 Student Cluster Competition, for an insider peek on what it’s like to compete for cluster competition glory. “For the few of you who are not already fans of these events, here’s the lowdown: 16 student teams representing universities from around the world have been working their brains out designing, building, and tuning clusters provided by their sponsors. They can use as much hardware as they want, the only limitation is that their systems can’t use more than 3,000 watts during the competition.” [READ MORE…]

  • Are You Ready for the Exascale Era? Find Out at SC19

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    As we head into the biggest supercomputing event of the year, all eyes are on exascale. The frontrunners in the race to exascale, including our friends over at Altair, will convene at SC19 in Denver this November to share updates, address challenges, and help paint the picture of an exascale-fueled future for HPC. [READ MORE…]

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    In this special guest feature, Wilson Pang, CTO of Appen, offers a few quality controls that organizations can implement to allow for the most accurate and consistent data annotation process possible. When we talk about quality training data, we’re talking about both the accuracy and consistency of those labels. Accuracy is how close a label […]

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  • Cray and Fujitsu to bring Game-Changing Arm A64FX Processor to Global HPC Market

    Today Cray and Fujitsu announced a partnership to offer high performance technologies for the exascale era. Under the alliance agreement, Cray is developing the first-ever commercial supercomputer powered by the Fujitsu A64FX Arm-based processor with high-memory bandwidth (HBM) and supported on the proven Cray CS500 supercomputer architecture and programming environment. [READ MORE…]

  • Keys to Success for AI in Modeling and Simulation

    In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Robert Roe interviews Loren Dean from Mathworks on the use of AI in modeling and simulation. “If you just focus on AI algorithms, you generally don’t succeed. It is more than just developing your intelligent algorithms, and it’s more than just adding AI – you really need to look at it in the context of the broader system being built and how to intelligently improve it.” [READ MORE…]

  • Podcast: Full Rundown of SC19 Events in Denver

    In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the full list of events leading up to SC19 in Denver. “There’s a lot that happens before the exhibit floor opens on Monday night. Our old pal Rich Brueckner from insideHPC joins us to give us the full rundown. We even have a few parties to tell you about.” [READ MORE…]

  • European Processor Initiative Reaches Important Milestones in First Year

    The European Processor Initiative (EPI) has announced the completion of important milestones in its first year. “The first-generation chip family, named Rhea, will include Arm ZEUS architecture general purpose cores and prototypes of high energy-efficient accelerator tiles: RISC-V based (EPAC), Multi-Purpose Processing Array (MPPA), embedded FPGA (eFPGA) and cryptography HW engine. First Rhea chips will be fabricated in N6 technology aiming at the highest processing capabilities and energy efficiency.” [READ MORE…]

  • Arm HPC User Group Returns to Denver Nov. 18

    The Arm HPC team invites you to our 5th Annual Arm HPC User Group (AHUG) session at SC19. The all-day event takes place on Monday, Nov. 18 at the Curtis Hotel in Denver. “We have a full day agenda of strategic partners and end-users from all regions of the world sharing their experiences, best practices, plans, ecosystem advances, and results on Arm-based platforms for HPC applications. The goal of this event is, as always, to candidly share and network among the growing number of users and sites that are deploying Arm for HPC and to highlight the work of the many leaders in this area.” [READ MORE…]

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