• Video: Kubernetes for Biomedical Analysis

    Kevin Sayers from the University of Basel gave this talk at the hpc-ch forum. “The SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics BioMedIT project is developing the computing infrastructure which will enable biomedical analyses on sensitive human data across multiple sites as part of the Swiss Personalized Health Network. This presentation will focus on our experience assessing Kubernetes to support these biomedical workloads, and the benefits it provides to researchers in the community.” [READ MORE…]

Featured Stories

  • Dell HPC Community Meeting returns to Frankfurt for ISC 2019

    Dell EMC will once again host the HPC Community Meeting at ISC 2019. “The Dell EMC HPC Community is a worldwide technical forum that fosters the exchange of ideas among researchers, computer scientists, technologists, and engineers and promotes the advancement of innovative, powerful HPC solutions. In the Community, members share expertise, insights, observations, suggestions, and experiences to improve current HPC solutions and to influence future technology capabilities & impact.” [READ MORE…]

  • Job of the Week: HPC System Administrator at the Milwaukee School of Engineering

    Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) invites applications for a full-time HPC Systems Administrator to join our Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department. “The MSOE community is guided by six values – collaboration, excellence, inclusion, innovation, integrity and stewardship – that represent the core of our campus culture.” [READ MORE…]

  • New Blueprint lays out Strategic Research Agenda for HPC in Europe

    The European ETP4HPC initiative has published a blueprint for the new Strategic Research Agenda for High Performance Computing. “This blueprint sketches the big picture of the major trends in the deployment of HPC and HPDA methods and systems, driven by the economic and societal needs of Europe, taking into account the changes expected in the underlying technologies and the overall architecture of the expanding underlying HPC infrastructure.” [READ MORE…]

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With the exponential growth of data that needs to be analyzed and the data resulting from ever-more complex workflows, the need for faster data movement has never been more challenging and critical to the worlds of High Performance Computing (HPC) and machine learning. Mellanox Technologies is once again moving the bar forward with the introduction of and end-to-end HDR 200G InfiniBand product portfolio. Download the new white paper, courtesy of Mellanox, that explores in-network computing and the benefits of the switch from 100G to 200G Infiniband. 

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Industry Perspectives

  • Are Memory Bottlenecks Limiting Your Application’s Performance?

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    Often, it’s not enough to parallelize and vectorize an application to get the best performance. You also need to take a deep dive into how the application is accessing memory to find and eliminate bottlenecks in the code that could ultimately be limiting performance. Intel Advisor, a component of both Intel Parallel Studio XE and Intel System Studio, can help you identify and diagnose memory performance issues, and suggest strategies to improve the efficiency of your code. [READ MORE…]

  • Epic HPC Road Trip Continues to NCAR

    In this special guest feature, Dan Olds from OrionX continues his Epic HPC Road Trip series with a stop at NCAR in Boulder. “Their ability to increase model precision/resolution and to increase throughput at the same time is becoming more difficult over time due to core speed slowing down as more cores are added. In other words, new chips aren’t providing the same increase in performance as we’ve become accustomed to over the years.” [READ MORE…]

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Editor’s Choice

  • Video: Perlmutter – A 2020 Pre-Exascale GPU-accelerated System for NERSC

    Nick Wright from Lawrence Berkeley Lab gave this talk at the GPU Technology Conference. “We’ll present an overview of the upcoming NERSC9 system architecture, throughput model, and application readiness efforts. Perlmutter, a Cray system based on the Shasta architecture, will be a heterogeneous system comprising both CPU-only and GPU-accelerated nodes, with a performance of more than 3 times Cori, NERSC’s current platform.” [READ MORE…]

  • The Pending Age of Exascale

    In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Robert Roe looks at advances in exascale computing and the impact of AI on HPC development. “There is a lot of co-development, AI and HPC are not mutually exclusive. They both need high-speed interconnects and very fast storage. It just so happens that AI functions better on GPUs. HPC has GPUs in abundance, so they mix very well.” [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…]

  • 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…]

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