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  • Job of the Week: HPC Framework Software Engineer at GigaIO

    GigaIO is seeking an HPC Framework Software Engineer in our Job of the Week. “GigaIO is a new start-up working on the leading edge of high performance networking, compute and storage infrastructure space. We continually experiment, learn, adapt and extend because we are on the leading edge of our markets. We are looking for HPC Framework Software Engineers to help build our software platform and focus on the network, storage and virtualization layers of our applications. High-Performance Linux drivers and libraries are central to our mission.” [READ MORE…]

  • Intel Ships Stratix 10 DX FPGAs

    Intel today announced shipments of new Intel Stratix 10 DX field programmable gate arrays (FPGA). “Stratix 10 DX FPGAs with the new interfaces include the option to support select Intel Optane DC persistent memory dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs). They dramatically increase bandwidth and provide coherent memory expansion and hardware acceleration for upcoming select Intel Xeon Scalable processors.” [READ MORE…]

  • A Simulation Booster for Nanoelectronics

    Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed a method that can simulate nanoelectronics devices and their properties realistically, quickly and efficiently. This offers a ray of hope for the industry and data centre operators alike, both of which are struggling with the (over)heating that comes with increasingly small and powerful transistors – and with the high resulting electricity costs for cooling. [READ MORE…]

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  • New Liquid Cooled AMD EPYC 7H12 Processor Breaks Performance Records

    Today AMD announced a new addition to the 2nd Generation AMD EPYC family, the AMD EPYC 7H12 processor. The 64 core/128 thread, 2.6Ghz base frequency, 3.3Ghz max boost frequency, 280W TDP processor is specifically built for HPC customers and workloads, using liquid cooling to deliver leadership supercomputing performance. “In an ATOS testing on their BullSequana XH2000, the new AMD EPYC 7H12 processor has set four new world-records in server performance. With a LINPACK score of ~ 4.2 TeraFLOPS, the new chip performs ~11% better than the AMD EPYC 7742 processor.” [READ MORE…]

  • ExaNeSt Project Successfully Builds Prototype for Exascale

    In this video, researchers describe the results from the ExaNeSt project. “The prototype is now successfully built, demonstrating energy efficiency in a High-Performance Computing (HPC) testbed: the energy consumed for solving a given problem on this new platform is 3 to 10 times lower than what traditional HPC processors of the same time generation consume for solving the same problem. The substantial prototype has been validated through the execution of full HPC applications from materials science, climate forecasting, computational fluid dynamics, astrophysics, neuroscience, and a database.” [READ MORE…]

  • Applying Cloud Techniques to Address Complexity in HPC System Integrations

    Arno Kolster from Providentia Worldwide gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “OLCF and technology consulting company Providentia Worldwide recently collaborated to develop an intelligence system that combines real-time updates from the IBM AC922 Summit supercomputer with local weather and operational data from its adjacent cooling plant, with the goal of optimizing Summit’s energy efficiency. The OLCF proposed the idea and provided facility data, and Providentia developed a scalable platform to integrate and analyze the data.” [READ MORE…]

  • Video: The Cray Shasta Architecture

    In this video from the HPC User Forum at Argonne, Steve Scott from Cray presents: The Cray Shasta Architecture. The DOE has selected the Shasta architecture to power all three of their planned Exascale systems coming to Argonne, ORNL, and LLNL. “Shasta allows for multiple processor and accelerator architectures and a choice of system interconnect technologies, including our new Cray-designed and developed interconnect we call Slingshot.” [READ MORE…]

  • TACC Unveils Frontera – Fastest Supercomputer in Academia

    Today TACC unveiled Frontera, the 5th most powerful supercomputer in the world. “Frontera has been supporting science applications since June and has already enabled more than three dozen teams to conduct research on a range of topics from black hole physics to climate modeling to drug design, employing simulation, data analysis, and artificial intelligence at a scale not previously possible.” [READ MORE…]

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