• Frontera: The Next Generation NSF HPC Resource, and Why HPC Still isn’t the Cloud

    Dan Stanzione from TACC gave this talk at the MVAPICH User Group. “In this talk, I will describe the main components of the award: the Phase 1 system, “Frontera”, the plans for facility operations and scientific support for the next five years, and the plans to design a Phase 2 system in the mid-2020s to be the NSF Leadership system for the latter half of the decade, with capabilities 10x beyond Frontera. The talk will also discuss the key role MVAPICH and Infiniband play in the project, and why the workload for HPC still can’t fit effectively on the cloud without advanced networking support.” [READ MORE…]

Featured Stories

  • Video: Xilinx Unveils World’s Largest FPGA

    Today Xilinx announced the expansion of its 16 nanometer (nm) Virtex UltraScale+ family to now include the world’s largest FPGA — the Virtex UltraScale+ VU19P. With 35 billion transistors, the VU19P provides the highest logic density and I/O count on a single device ever built, enabling emulation and prototyping of tomorrow’s most advanced ASIC and SoC technologies, as well as test, measurement, compute, networking, aerospace and defense-related applications. [READ MORE…]

  • Exascale CANDLE Project to Fight Against Cancer

    The CANcer Distributed Learning Environment, or CANDLE, is a cross-cutting initiative of the Joint Design of Advanced Computing Solutions for Cancer collaboration and is supported by DOE’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP). CANDLE is building a scalable deep learning environment to run on DOE’s most powerful supercomputers. The goal is to have an easy-to-use environment that can take advantage of the full power of these systems to find the optimal deep-learning models for making predictions in cancer. [READ MORE…]

  • Podcast: AMD is Back to Glory Days wit Rome CPU

    In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks into the AMD Rome CPU, a beast that brings back the glory days of Opteron and establishes itself as the chip to have, and establishes AMD as the company to beat. After that, they kick off their new regular segment: Henry Newman’s Feel-Good Security Corner. [READ MORE…]

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Industry Perspectives

  • Podcast: Memory-Driven Computing

    In this podcast, HPE Distinguished Technologist Kim Keeton describes the concept of Memory-Driven Computing and how it relates to traditional high performance computing. In terms of application areas, Kim also explains her perspective on blockchain and self-driving cars. “Memory-Driven Computing sets itself apart by giving every processor in a system access to a giant shared pool of memory – a sharp departure from today’s systems where relatively small amounts of memory are tethered to each processor. The resulting inefficiencies limit performance.” [READ MORE…]

  • Moving HPC to the Cloud? Take our insideHPC Survey

    How big is the move to HPC in the Cloud? “A recent report from Hyperion Research indicate that as much as 10 percent of HPC workloads are already in cloud and that 70 percent of HPC centers are running some jobs in public clouds. Do these reports of increasing HPC Cloud migration match what you readers are experiencing? There is one quick way to find out–by taking our HPC Cloud Survey.” [READ MORE…]

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  • Intelligent Operations: How to Navigate the Journey from Manual to Automated
    In this special guest feature, Tom Pohlmann, EVP of Customer Success at AHEAD, discusses how the road to fully functional Intelligent Operations is bumpy, no matter what stage of digital transformation companies are currently in. Based on his experience, he offers five stages of maturity that organizations typically fall into.

Editor’s Choice

  • Cerebras Systems Unveils the Industry’s First Trillion Transistor Chip for AI

    Today AI startup Cerebras Systems unveiled the largest chip ever built. “The Cerebras Wafer-Scale Engine (WSE) is the largest chip ever built. 56x larger than any other chip, the WSE delivers more compute, more memory, and more communication bandwidth. This enables AI research at previously-impossible speeds and scale.” [READ MORE…]

  • Video: Unboxing the NVIDIA DGX-1 Supercomputer at Georgia Tech

    In this video, Oded Green from NVIDIA unboxes a DGX-1 supercomputer at the College of Computing Data Center at Georgia Tech. “And while the DGX-1 arriving at Georgia Tech for student-use is exciting enough, there is cause for more celebration as a DGX Station also arrived this year as part of a new NVIDIA Artificial Intelligence Lab (NVAIL) grant awarded to CSE. The NVAIL grant focuses on developing multi-GPU graph analytics and the DGX station is constructed specifically for data science and artificial intelligence development.” [READ MORE…]

  • DAOS: Scale-Out Software-Defined Storage for HPC/Big Data/AI Convergence

    As an all-new parallel file system, DAOS will be a key component of the the upcoming Aurora supercomputer coming to Argonne National Laboratory in 2021. “DAOS is an open source software-defined scale-out object store that provides high bandwidth, low latency, and high I/O operations per second (IOPS) storage containers to HPC applications. It enables next-generation data-centric workflows that combine simulation, data analytics, and AI.” [READ MORE…]

  • GigaIO Steps Up with PCIe Gen 4 Interconnect for HPC

    In this video from ISC 2019, Marc Lehrer from GigaIO describes the company’s innovative HPC interconnect technology based on PCIe Gen 4. “For your most demanding workloads, you want time to solution. The GigaIO hyper-performance network breaks the constraints of old architectures, opening up new configuration possibilities that radically reduces system cost and protect your investment by enabling you to easily adopt new compute or business processes.” [READ MORE…]

  • Video: Tyan Computing Steps Up with Intel Xeon Scalable Processors for HPC at ISC 2019

    In this video, Rich Brueckner from insideHPC tours the Tyan booth at ISC 2019. The company exhibited a full line of HPC, storage and cloud computing server platforms. “TYAN’s leading portfolio of HPC, storage and cloud server platforms are based on the 2nd gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors and are designed to help enterprises and data center service providers capture, process, and analyze big data faster and at a more powerful rate than ever before.” [READ MORE…]

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