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Asetek Rides the Wave of Liquid Cooling for HPC at SC17

In this video from SC17 in Denver, Steve Branton from Asetek describes the company’s wide array of liquid cooling solutions for HPC. At the Asetek booth, the company displayed liquid cooling from recently announced OEMs and channel partners in addition to cooling solutions for the latest Intel, Nvidia and IBM CPUs, accelerators and GPUs. “We are seeing higher wattage HPC nodes that require liquid cooling as they cannot be cooled with air. Wattage density is only going to get higher with the inclusion of machine learning and AI across the HPC spectrum.”

Video: Altair Serves Up HPC with PBS Pro at SC17

In this video from the Altair Tiki Bar at SC17, Bill Nitzberg describes the company’s open sources solutions for HPC system management. “PBS Professional automates job scheduling, management, monitoring and reporting, and is the trusted solution for complex Top500 systems as well as smaller cluster owners.”

CoolIT Systems Showcases OEM & Enterprise Data Center Liquid Cooling Solutions at SC17

In this video, Geoff Lyon from CoolIT Systems describes the company’s innovative liquid-cooling solutions for HPC. “Liquid cooling in the data center continues to grow in adoption and delivers more compelling ROIs. Our collaboration with OEM partners such as Dell EMC, HPE, Intel and STULZ provides further evidence that the future of the data center is destined for liquid cooling,” said Geoff Lyon, CEO and CTO at CoolIT Systems.

Moving HPC Workloads to the Cloud with Avere Systems at SC17

“Traditional methods of moving data are expensive and very time-consuming. These processes often negate the value-add that the cloud offers. Moving all of your data to the cloud is not necessary in order to use cloud compute for an individual application’s workload. In fact, you don’t need to move large data sets at all. Cloud caching filers can often take on the data required to run each job, putting the data migration portion all onto this caching appliance.”

Video: Share your know-how with “HPC for the Rest of Us”

“Are you operating a small to medium sized HPC Center? Interested in how others are managing their resources with open source tools and low risk/low overhead hardware? Questions about academic service centers and cost recovery models? Or just want to talk shop with other admins and center managers? This the the session for you! Come visit with Steve and Gowtham, they’re in the trenches with you, always on the lookout for innovative and interest ways of managing resources and sharing their experiences along the way. We’re open to discussing anything HPC for the rest of us!”

JCAHPC in Japan Wins Inaugural IO500 Award with help from DDN

Today DDN announced that the Oakforest-PACS system JCAHPC in Japan, which uses DDN’s Infinite Memory Engine (IME), has been named the first annual IO500 winner. “The goal of the IO500 is to create a suite of I/O benchmarks that allow comparison of storage systems and is similar in concept to the Top500 for computing systems. Storage systems are ranked according to the combination of a set of I/O benchmarks that are designed to represent a mix of applications and real-world workloads.”

Video: An Affordable Supercomputing Testbed based on Rasberry Pi

In this video from SC17, Bruce Tulloch from BitScope describes a low-cost Rasberry Pi cluster that LANL can use to simulate large-scale supercomputers. “The BitScope Pi Cluster Modules system creates an affordable, scalable, highly parallel testbed for high-performance-computing system-software developers. The system comprises five rack-mounted BitScope Pi Cluster Modules consisting of 3,000 cores using Raspberry Pi ARM processor boards, fully integrated with network switching infrastructure.”

Job of the Week: Computational Scientist at the School of Mines

The School of Mines in Colorado is seeking a Computational Scientist in our Job of the Week. “The Computational Scientist works as part of the High Performance Computing Group to help Mines researchers by collaborating with other researchers and computational scientists to develop, integrate, port and tune applications to take advantage of the high performance computing capabilities at Mines.”

Radio Free HPC Recaps SC17 in Denver

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team describes the highlights of SC17 in Denver. Highlights includes the debut of ARM hardware for HPC, a Rasberry Pie Cluster, and pervasive liquid cooling.

Video: Atos and ParTec to deploy 12 Petaflop Supercomputer at Jülich

In this video, Hugo Falter from Par-Tec describes the new 12 Petaflop supercomputer coming to the Jülich Supercomputing Centre in Germany. “Modular supercomputing, an idea conceived by Dr. Lippert almost 20 years ago, was realised by JSC and ParTec in the EU-funded research projects DEEP and DEEP-ER together with many partners from research and industry. Since 2010, our experts have been developing the software, which will in future create the union of several modules into a single system.”