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Designing Scalable HPC, Deep Learning, Big Data, and Cloud Middleware for Exascale Systems

DK Panda from Ohio State University gave this talk at the UK HPC Conference. “This talk will focus on challenges in designing HPC, Deep Learning, Big Data and HPC Cloud middleware for Exascale systems with millions of processors and accelerators. For the HPC domain, we will discuss about the challenges in designing runtime environments for MPI+X (PGAS – OpenSHMEM/UPC/CAF/UPC++, OpenMP, and CUDA) programming models by taking into account support for multi-core systems (Xeon, ARM and OpenPower), high-performance networks, and GPGPUs (including GPUDirect RDMA).”

Energy Exascale Earth System Model to Accelerate Climate Research

As one of the Grand Challenges of our time, climate modeling typically requires long run times and huge computational resources. Sandia National Laboratories has awarded Kelsey DiPietro a Jill Hruby Fellowship to tackle this issue. As an applied mathematician, DiPietro has proposed a way to make computer models more efficient — improving accuracy without increasing time or resources to run them.

Advancing Progress in Life Sciences

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Christian Marcazzo, VP and general manager at IDBS highlights trends in life sciences research and development. “As can be seen across most industries, organizations are increasingly moving systems and services to the cloud. For R&D firms, cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms that integrate all systems are the most effective way of overcoming legacy.”

ColdQuanta to Accelerate Commercial Deployment of Quantum Atomic Systems

Today ColdQuanta announced it has been awarded $1M from NASA’s Civilian Commercialization Readiness Pilot Program. The program will enable ColdQuanta to develop significantly smaller cold atom systems with a high level of ruggedness. This award expands on the success of ColdQuanta’s Quantum Core technology which was developed with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and is currently operating aboard the International Space Station.

Cortical.io Demonstrates Natural Language Understanding Inspired by Neuroscience

In this video, Cortical.io CEO Francisco Webber demonstrates how the company’s software running on Xilinx FPGAs breaks new ground in the field of natural language understanding (NLU). “Cortical.io delivers AI-based Natural Language Understanding solutions which are quicker and easier to implement and more capable than current approaches. The company’s patented approach enables enterprises to more effectively search, extract, annotate and analyze key information from any kind of unstructured text.”

Agenda Posted for Intel HPC Developer Conference at SC19

Intel has posted the preliminary agenda for the Intel HPC Developer Conference. The event takes place Nov. 17-18 in conjunction with SC19 in Denver. “The keynote for this year’s event will be given by Raja Koduri, SVP, Chief Architect and GM of Architecture, Graphics, and Software. Raja will share Intel’s vision, strategy, and upcoming technology roadmap across hardware and software to further accelerate the convergence of HPC and AI and push the boundaries of HPC as we know it today.”

Powering Datacenters with Earth’s Molten Core: A Practical Guide

Dan Olds from OrionX.net gave this talk at the UK HPC Conference. “Novel Therm’s enhanced Stirling Engine can turn warm water geothermal into megawatts of electricity. This 100% green solution provides a very low PUE (1.03-1.05) and significantly lower costs than alternative co-location, IaaS solutions. This session will look at the technical side of warm-water geothermal energy and how this innovative company will be using it to power data centers.”

Mellanox Accelerates NVMe/TCP and RoCE Fabrics to 200Gb/s

Today Mellanox announced acceleration of NVMe/TCP at speeds up to 200Gb/s. The entire portfolio of shipping ConnectX adapters supports NVMe-oF over both TCP and RoCE, and the newly-introduced ConnectX-6 Dx and BlueField-2 products also secure NVMe-oF connections over IPsec and TLS using hardware-accelerated encryption and decryption. These Mellanox solutions empower cloud, telco and enterprise data […]

Registration Opens for CHPC National Conference in South Africa

Registration is now open for the CHPC National Conference. The event takes place Dec. 1-5 in Johannesburg, South Africa. “The National Integrated Cyber Infrastructure System (NICIS) promotes scientific and industrial development through the provision of high-performance computing capability, high-speed network capacity and a national research data infrastructure integrated hierarchically into globally connected systems and into local system systems, providing seamless access for the research and education communities of South Africa.”

Accelerating Research and Enterprise Solutions by Bridging HPC and AI

Venkatesh Kannan from ICHEC gave this talk at the UK HPC Conference. “The presentation will highlight the need to address the symbiotic relationship between HPC and AI at different levels – technology development, education & training, and policy making – in order to enable the adoption and accelerating the development of AI solutions by the research and enterprise communities. A number of efforts and projects that are undertaken at the Irish Centre for High-End Computing towards enabling and achieving this in the Irish and European context will be presented.”