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Lenovo HPC Clusters come to the Nimbix Cloud

Today HPC cloud provider Nimbix announced a new strategic partnership with Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG). “Lenovo DCG and Nimbix have teamed up to deliver flexible, powerful solutions based on Lenovo HPC clusters and the Nimbix Cloud. By bringing together Lenovo’s supercomputing expertise with JARVICE, the purpose-built, container-based, bare metal HPC Cloud platform from Nimbix, customers can tailor their hardware and software resources to meet their business requirements, no matter how demanding.”

Microway Receives NVIDIA HPC Partner of the Year Award

Today Microway announced that it has been recognized with the Americas 2018 NVIDIA Partner Network (NPN) HPC Partner of the Year Award. Microway was presented with this award at the NPN Reception and Awards Ceremony held during the 2019 NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC). “Microway lives and breathes high performance computing,” said Craig Weinstein, Vice President of the Americas Partner Organization at NVIDIA. “They’ve been a long-time partner of ours for many years and it has been a pleasure to see them flourish into one of the most well-respected, knowledgeable companies in the industry.”

Video: Jensen Huang Keynote and News Recap from GPU Technology Conference

In this video, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang delivers a sweeping opening keynote at San Jose State University, describing the company’s progress accelerating the sprawling datacenters that power the world’s most dynamic industries. “As a highlight, Mellanox CEO Eyal Waldman joined Huang on stage to describe how the two company’s technologies power more than half the world’s TOP500 fastest supercomputers.”

Video: Intel and Cray to Build First USA Exascale Supercomputer for DOE in 2021

Today Intel announced plans to deliver the first exaflop supercomputer in the United States. The Aurora supercomputer will be used to dramatically advance scientific research and discovery. The contract is valued at more than $500 million and will be delivered to Argonne National Laboratory by Intel and sub-contractor Cray in 2021. “Today is an important day not only for the team of technologists and scientists who have come together to build our first exascale computer – but also for all of us who are committed to American innovation and manufacturing,” said Bob Swan, Intel CEO.”

Video: Solving I/O Slowdown and the “Noisy Neighbor” Problem

John Fragalla from Cray gave this talk at the Rice Oil & Gas Conference. “In Oil and Gas, when using shared storage, mixed workloads can have a big impact on I/O performance causing considerable slowdown when running small I/O alongside large I/O on the same storage system. In this presentation, Cray will share real benchmark results on the impacts of the “Noisy Neighbor” application has on sequential I/O, and with the right storage tuning and flash capacity, how to optimize the storage to meet the demanding workloads of Oil and Gas to accelerate performance for a mixed workload environment.”

Panel session: Meeting compute demand for the energy industry in the next decade

In this video from the Rice Oil & Gas Conference, Andrew Jones from NAG moderates a panel session on the challenges for meeting computing-capacity demand in the energy industry for the next decade. “This panel gives an opportunity for younger people to get valuable career experience and exposure, for the audience to hear from new and diverse ideas, and to stimulate the community discussion of HPC opportunities in O&G from a fresh viewpoint.”

Podcast: How Real is Ai Anyway?

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team discusses AI, bias in AI, and just how real AI actually is. “Ethics in AI, policy, legal framework are all big threads here. The trigger is the rather funny article from The Register: Artificial Intelligence, You Know it isn’t real, yeah?”

Video: LANL Open Sources DeltaFS software for Wrangling Trillions of Files

A new distributed file system for HPC being distributed today via GitHub provides unprecedented performance for creating, updating and managing extreme numbers of files. “We designed DeltaFS to enable the creation of trillions of files,” said Brad Settlemyer, a Los Alamos computer scientist and project leader. “Such a tool aids researchers in solving classical problems in high-performance computing, such as particle trajectory tracking or vortex detection.”

Podcast: ECP EXAALT Program Extends the Reach of Molecular Dynamics

Computationally, EXAALT’s goal is to develop a comprehensive molecular dynamics capability for exascale. “The user should be able to say, ‘I’m interested in this kind of system size, timescale, and accuracy,’ and directly access the regime without being constrained by the usual scaling paths of current codes,” said Danny Perez of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the EXAALT team.

Video: Arm in HPC

Brent Gorda from ARM gave this talk at the Rice Oil & Gas Conference. “With the recent Astra system at Sandia Lab (#203 on the Top500) and HPE Catalyst project in the UK, Arm-based architectures are arriving in HPC environments. Several partners have announced or will soon announce new silicon and projects, each of which offers something different and compelling for our community.  Brent will describe the driving factors and how these solutions are changing the landscape for HPC.”