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Supermicro Steps up to HPC & AI Workloads at ISC 2018

In this video from ISC 2018, Perry Hayes and Martin Galle from Supermicro describe the company’s latest innovations for HPC and AI workloads. “Supermicro delivers the industry’s fastest, most powerful selection of HPC solutions offering even higher density compute clusters to deliver maximum parallel computing performance for any science and engineering, simulation, modeling, or analytics applications,” said Charles Liang, president and CEO of Supermicro.

Job of the Week: System Administrator at DE Shaw Research

DE Shaw Research in New York is seeking a System Administrator in our Job of the Week. Ideal candidates should have strong fundamental knowledge of Linux concepts such as file systems, networking, and processes in addition to practical experience administering Linux systems.

Supermicro Workstation Optimized for Intel’s New Xeon E-2100 Processors

Today Supermicro introduced first-to-market workstation optimized for the new Intel Xeon E-2100 processors. “From professionals to content creators, our customers will benefit from the performance and reliability that these new workstation solutions offer. Furthermore, our new compact IoT system will surely be deployed in a wide range of applications from medical and surveillance appliances to robotic and industrial environments.”

Video: Kathy Yelick from LBNL Testifies at House Hearing on Big Data Challenges and Advanced Computing

In this video, Kathy Yelick from LBNL describes why the US needs to accelerate its efforts to stay ahead in AI and Big Data Analytics. “Data-driven scientific discovery is poised to deliver breakthroughs across many disciplines, and the U.S. Department of Energy, through its national laboratories, is well positioned to play a leadership role in this revolution. Driven by DOE innovations in instrumentation and computing, however, the scientific data sets being created are becoming increasingly challenging to sift through and manage.”

Podcast: Evolving MPI for Exascale Applications

In this episode of Let’s Talk Exascale, Pavan Balaji and Ken Raffenetti describe their efforts to help MPI, the de facto programming model for parallel computing, run as efficiently as possible on exascale systems. “We need to look at a lot of key technical challenges, like performance and scalability, when we go up to this scale of machines. Performance is one of the biggest things that people look at. Aspects with respect to heterogeneity become important.”

Preliminary Agenda Posted for October HPC User Forum in Stuttgart

The October HPC User Forum at HLRS Will Showcase HPC Europe. The event takes place Oct. 1-2, 2018 in Stuttgart, Germany. “Key topics will be HPC in Germany, HPC in Europe, automated driving systems and urban AI uses, plus an update on quantum computing and other emerging technologies.”

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.

Radio Free HPC Trip Report from ISC 2018

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team offers up a Trip Report from ISC 2018 in Frankfurt. It was a whirlwind week for news with a new USA machine on the TOP500, but the other big news centered around the convergence of HPC & AI. This common theme was all over the show floor, with use cases on display in dozens of exhibits. 

Video: Asetek Advances Liquid Cooling at ISC 2018

In this video from ISC 2018, Steve Branton from Asetek describes the company’s wide array of liquid cooling solutions for HPC. “With 11 systems the TOP500 including the 9th fastest HPC installation in the world, Asetek’s RackCDU D2C is used by HPC sites worldwide to maximize sustained throughput, decrease energy use and increase cluster density. Asetek is the world-leading provider of cost-effective energy efficient liquid cooling systems for data centers, HPC clusters and high-performance PCs.”

September HPC User Forum to focus on Exascale, AI, Smart Manufacturing, and Clouds

Registration is now open for the next HPC User Forum. The meeting takes place September 4-6 in Dearborn, Michigan. Key topics include AI and other advanced analytics, automated driving systems a.k.a. self-driving vehicles, additive manufacturing and HPC in clouds (and outer space!). “Don’t miss the featured presentation by leading auto industry market research firm J.D. Power and Associates and the Miller Canfield law firm on their recent report on legal issues surrounding self-driving vehicles in the U.S. and around the world – or the talks on an important new HPC use: supporting massive urban sensor networks.”