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Archives for 2017

Harp-DAAL: A Next Generation Platform for High Performance Machine Learning on HPC-Cloud

Judy Qiu from Indiana University gave this Invited Talk at SC17. “Our research has concentrated on runtime and data management to support HPC-ABDS. This is illustrated by our open source software Harp, a plug-in for native Apache Hadoop, which has a convenient science interface, high performance communication, and can invoke Intel’s Data Analytics Acceleration Library (DAAL). We are building a scalable parallel Machine Learning library that includes routines in Apache Mahout, MLlib, and others built in an NSF funded collaboration.”

Pointwise Announces Geode Geometry Kernel

Today Pointwise announced Project Geode, the company’s response to the NASA CFD Vision 2030 Study’s identification of the lack of CFD software access to geometry. As part of the announcement, Pointwise has opened beta testing of a geometry modeling kernel for computer-aided engineering (CAE) simulation software. “The kernel’s core geometry evaluation functions can provide all the functionality a CFD solver would need for tasks like mesh adaption and elevation of elements to higher-order. We are now seeking additional beta testers to validate this idea.”

Video: Deep Learning at 15 Petaflops

Narayanan Sundaram gave this talk at the Intel HPC Developer Conference. “We present the first 15-PetaFLOP Deep Learning system for solving supervised and semi-supervised scientific pattern classification problems, optimized for Intel Xeon Phi. We use a hybrid of synchronous and asynchronous training to scale to ~9600 nodes of Cori on CNN and autoencoder networks.”

Job of the Week: Senior Memory Systems Architect at NVIDIA

NVIDIA in Silicon Valley is seeking a Senior Memory Systems Architect in our Job of the Week. “NVIDIA is building the world’s fastest highly-parallel processing systems, period. Our high-bandwidth multi-client memory subsystems are blazing new territory with every generation. As we increase levels of parallelism, bandwidth and capacity, we are presented with design challenges exacerbated by clients with varying but simultaneous needs such as real-time, low latency, and high-bandwidth. In addition, we are adding improved virtualization and programming model capabilities.”

Jack Dongarra Presents: Overview of HPC and Energy Savings on NVIDIA’s V100

Jack Dongarra from the University of Tennessee gave this talk at SC17. “In this talk we will look at the current state of high performance computing and look to the future toward exascale. In addition, we will examine some issues that can help in reducing the power consumption for linear algebra computations.”

Mont-Blanc to Sponsor UPC Team at ISC 2018 Student Cluster Competition

The Mont-Blanc Project will once again sponsor a team at the upcoming ISC 2018 Student Cluster Competition. The sponsored team from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya / Barcelona Tech (UPC) will compete for the fourth time at ISC 2018, which takes place June 24– 28 in Frankfurt, Germany. “I am always impressed by the technical prowess exhibited by these young teams: the way they are turning our lessons into applied knowledge, through live benchmarking and on the fly troubleshooting is a great process and it triggers a positive loop in all of us.”

Michael Wolfe Presents: Why Iteration Space Tiling?

In this Invited Talk from SC17, Michael Wolfe from NVIDIA presents: Why Iteration Space Tiling? The talk is based on his noted paper, which won the SC17 Test of Time Award. “Tiling is well-known and has been included in many compilers and code transformation systems. The talk will explore the basic contribution of the SC1989 paper to the current state of iteration space tiling.”

Use Intel® Inspector to Diagnose Hidden Memory and Threading Errors in Parallel Code

Intel Inspector is an integrated debugger that can easily diagnose latent and intermittent errors and guide users to locate the root cause. It does this by instrumenting the binaries, including dynamically generated or linked libraries, even when the source code is not available. This includes C, C++, and legacy Fortran codes.

Radio Free HPC does their 2018 Technology Predictions

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews their 2017 technology predictions from last year. After that, we do our 2018 Predictions including a bombshell on who Rich thinks will acquire Cray by the end of the year.

Time-Lapse Video of Summit Supercomputer Installation

In this time-lapse video, engineers install the first racks of the Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Lab. “Summit is the next leap in leadership-class computing systems for open science. With Summit we will be able to address, with greater complexity and higher fidelity, questions concerning who we are, our place on earth, and in our universe.”