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PASC18 Conference Grows in Attendance and Scope

Over at CSCS, Simone Ulmer writes that more than 400 scientists from all over the world met in Basel in early July for PASC18. With more than 200 talks centered around the conference theme of “Fast and Big Data, Fast and Big Computation” 400 attendees enjoyed the exchange of knowledge in the area of Scientific Computing and Computational Science.

Verne Global Steps up to G-10 Framework for Scientific Computing in the UK

Today HPC Cloud provider Verne Global announced that it has been approved by the Crown Commercial Service as a UK government supplier under the G-Cloud 10 (G10) framework. “From advances in AI and machine learning right through to breakthroughs in engineering, genetics and life sciences, HPC is critical to driving innovation and gathering intelligence,” said Spencer Lamb, Director of Research, at Verne Global. “The G-Cloud 10 certification of our hpcDIRECT platform provides the UK’s world-class science, technology, weather and medical research institutions with a technically excellent, highly scalable and environmentally sound alternative to running their applications in-house.”

Jean Sorensen Joins Hyperion Research

Today Hyperion Research announced that Jean Sorensen has joined the company in the newly created position of full-time business manager. “Jean Sorensen’s expertise and organizational skills made her an integral part of Hyperion Research’s initial success as an independent company,” said Dr. Earl Joseph, the company’s CEO. “Going forward, she will oversee our global business operations, working closely with me and with Steve Conway, our COO. Jean will handle our accounting and finance, human resources, and other company logistics. She will continue to be a key element in ensuring that the company runs smoothly.”

Accelerate Your Applications: CesgaHack returns to Spain in September

The Galicia Supercomputing Center (CESGA) and Appentra Solutions will host the third edition of the hackathon at the Galicia Supercomputing Center, in Santiago de Compostela, from 24th to 28th September 2018. “CESGAHack 3 will help scientists and application developers to answer more scientific question by speeding up their application runtime and also reducing how long they spend coding the improved runtime. Participants get access to the Finis Terrae II supercomputer at CESGA and a team of mentors that are experts in the optimization, parallelization and execution of HPC applications.”

Video Highlights from ISC 2018

In this video, Steve Conway from Hyperion Research provides a summary of the ISC High Performance Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. “The ISC High Performance conference attracted 3,505 attendees from over 60 countries, as well as 162 companies and research organizations to unveil their latest technologies and services at the event. With this feat, ISC High Performance has officially reached a new milestone in its 33-year conference history.”

TIGER Supercomputer Spins Up at Princeton

Princeton’s new flagship TIGER supercomputer is now up and running at their High-Performance Computing Research Center (HPCRC). As a hybrid system, TIGER is built from a combination of Intel Skylake chips and NVIDIA Pascal P100 GPUs, adding up to a peak performance of 2.67 Petaflops peak performance. “Computation has become an indispensable tool in accomplishing that mission,” Dominick said. “With the newest addition to our High-Performance Computing suite, Princeton continues to equip its faculty with the most advanced computational tools available. The TIGER cluster, and the remarkable staff that support it, are symbolic of the University’s commitment to sustained excellence.”

New Rocket Supercomputer Powers HPC at Newcastle University

Researchers at Newcastle University are benefitting from a new HPC machine, called Rocket. “Workloads are driving an ever-growing set of data intensive challenges that can only be met with accelerated infrastructure,” said Werner Hofer, Dean of Research & Innovation at Newcastle University. ”Rocket provides the significant memory and fast processing we need for bulky, complex numerical computation. My post-doctoral researcher was able to process half a million CPU hours’ worth of calculations which was not at all possible with our previous processing power.”

IIT Bombay deploys Cray XC50 Supercomputer

“IIT Bombay selected Cray as a partner in extending support in quality education and research programs because of the compelling price/performance and capability that Cray systems deliver,” said John Howarth, vice president of storage at Cray. “The combination of the Cray XC supercomputer and the Cray ClusterStor storage solution enables IIT Bombay to pursue the advanced research that is critical to their strategic discoveries.”

Atos Announces New Quantum Simulator with 41 Qubits

Today Atos announced the latest version of its Atos Quantum Learning Machine, the “first commercially available and ready-to-use quantum system,” capable of simulating up to 41 quantum bits (Qubits). “It also incorporates world-firsts in terms of simulating ‘quantum noise’ in order to make the simulation even more realistic. These advances – combined with our work to develop a quantum accelerator within five years – place Atos and its customers in an ideal position to take advantage of future digital revolutions.”

Determining Where & How to Adopt Machine Learning Technology

The is the final entry in a five-part insideHPC series that takes an in-depth look at how machine learning, deep learning and AI are being used in the energy industry. Read on for help determining where and how to adopt machine learning technology in your business.