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Fostering Diversity in HPC at Lenovo

“Lenovo is an interesting company in that they started in China and the founders realized they need to become diverse in culture and every other way. So what we’ve found is that they’ve become a multi-cultural company very, very quickly. Now, we’ve seen studies that show that a high level of diversity in all sorts of different ways gives us better business results. What we find is, without Gender Diversity, we’re not reflecting our customers.”

Video: Supermicro Showcases HPC Solutions at ISC 2017

In this video, Peter Maas from Supermicro gives us a tour of the company’s exhibit at ISC 2017. “Supermicro offers the industry’s broadest selection of HPC Solutions in the industry, including 1U, 2U, 3U, 4U SuperServers, FatTwin, SuperWorkstations and SuperBlade platforms. Now, the HPC community can build even higher density compute clusters to deliver maximum parallel computing performance per watt, per dollar, and per square foot. Look to Supermicro HPC Servers and Solutions to deliver the performance, scalability and reliability needed to solve the most complex computing challenges of our time.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at Big News in Graph Computing

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at why the Alan Turing Institute is focusing on Graph Computing with their acquisition of a Cray Urika-GX supercomputer. After that, they cover a series of IT developments that go to Infinity and Beyond.

Panel Discussion: Beyond Moore’s Law

“Shrinking the feature sizes of wires and transistors has been the driver for Moore’s Law for the past 5 decades, but what might lie beyond the end of current lithographic roadmaps and how will it affect computing as we know it? Moore’s Law is an economic theory after all, and any option that can make future computing more capable each new generation (by some measure) could continue Moore’s economic theory well into the future.” The goal of this panel session is to communicate the options for extending computing beyond the end of our current silicon lithography roadmaps.

Open Science with OpenPMD

“We present the open meta data format openPMD for data format agnostic markup of particle-mesh data. Based on a minimal kernel of meta information and enriched with domain-specific extensions, we develop an open ecosystem of interoperable simulations and data processing frameworks from the domains of laser-plasma interaction, X-ray photon sciences, astrophysics up to systems biology. This poster presents our efforts to enable & establish workflows suitable to frictionless transposition between those domains, using highly scalable I/O methods (e.g. ADIOS BP or HDF5), a truly self-describing data markup and peer reviewed participation.”

Call for Papers: HPC Systems Professionals Workshop

“The Second Annual HPC Systems Professionals Workshop will bring together systems administrators, systems architects, and systems analysts in order to share best practices, discuss cutting­-edge technologies, and advance the state­ of ­the ­practice for HPC systems. Submissions are encouraged that discuss all aspects of HPC systems design, implementation, maintenance, and security.”

How PBS Works Makes HPC Easy to Use

In this video from ISC 2017, Bill Nitzberg from Altair demonstrates how easy it is to launch jobs with PBS Pro. “Altair’s PBS Works workload management suite is used by thousands of organizations worldwide to simplify the administration and use of HPC clusters, clouds and supercomputing environments.”

Lustre 2.10.0 Released

Today OpenSFS announced that the Lustre 2.10.0 release has been declared GA and is available download. “Thanks to all those who have contributed to the creation of this release. This is the first release of the 2.10.x LTS release stream. A freely available Lustre 2.10.1 should become available in the coming weeks.”

Panel Looks at Improving Diversity in HPC

In this video from ISC 2017, Lara Kisielewska moderates a panel discussion on Diversity in HPC. “Through collaboration and networking, the Women in HPC community strives to bring together women in HPC and technical computing while encouraging women to engage in outreach activities and improve the visibility of inspirational role models.”

Interview: Dr. Christoph Schär on Escaping the Data Avalanche for Climate Modeling

“There are large efforts towards refining the horizontal resolution of climate models to O(1 km) with the intent to represent convective clouds explicitly rather than using semi-empirical parameterizations. This refinement would move the governing equations closer to first principles and is expected to reduce the uncertainties of climate models. However, the output volume of climate simulations would dramatically grow, and storing it for later analysis would likely become impractical, due to limited I/O bandwidth and mass-storage capacity. In this presentation we discuss possible solutions to this challenge.”