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NASA Perspectives on Deep Learning

Nikunj Oza from NASA Ames gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “This talk will give a broad overview of work at NASA in the space of data sciences, data mining, machine learning, and related areas at NASA. This will include work within the Data Sciences Group at NASA Ames, together with other groups at NASA and university and industry partners. We will delineate our thoughts on the roles of NASA, academia, and industry in advancing machine learning to help with NASA problems.”

Northrop Grumman to Acquire Orbital ATK for $9.2 Billion

Today Northrop Grumman Corporation announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Orbital ATK for approximately $7.8 billion in cash, plus the assumption of $1.4 billion in net debt. “Through our combination, customers will benefit from expanded capabilities, accelerated innovation and greater competition in critical global security domains. Our complementary portfolios and technology-focused cultures will yield significant value creation through revenue synergies associated with new opportunities, cost savings, operational synergies, and enhanced growth.”

Development Trends of Next-Generation Supercomputers

Bob Sorensen from Hyperion Research describes an ongoing study on the Development Trends of Next-Generation Supercomputers. The project will gather information on pre-exascale and exascale systems today and through 2028 and build a database of technical information on the research and development efforts on these next-generation machines.

Pursuit of Sustainable Healthcare through Personalized Medicine with HPC

Graham Anthony from BioVista gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “We apply our systematic discovery platform to develop our pipeline of repositioned drug candidates in neurodegenerative diseases, epilepsy, oncology and orphan diseases. We use this insight to find new uses for existing drugs or drug combinations, assess their risk profile and advance them to PoC and Clinical Phase IIa/b sooner, cheaper and with a higher probability of success than has been possible to date.”

SC17 Invited Talk to Look at Computing with Physics

SC17 continues their series of Session Previews with discussion with Dr. Catherine Graves from HP Labs about her upcoming Invited Talk. “I will present our work implementing a prototype hardware accelerator dot product engine (DPE) for vector-matrix multiplication (VMM). VMM is a bottleneck for many applications, particularly in neural networks, and can be performed in the analog domain using Ohm’s law for multiplication and Kirchoff’s current law for summation.”

Video: The Future of High Performance Interconnects

Ashrut Ambastha from Mellanox gave this talk at the HPC Advisory Council Australia conference. “Ashrut will review Co-Design collaborations with leaders in industry, academia, and manufacturing – and how they’re taking a holistic system-level approach to fundamental performance improvements expanding the capabilities of network as a new “co-processor” for handling and accelerating application workloads, dramatically improving application performance.”

Panel Looks at ARM’s Advance towards HPC

In this video from the ARM Research Summit, industry thought leaders discuss the challenges, opportunities, and technical hurdles for the ARM architecture to thrive in the HPC market. “The panel will focus on Arm in HPC, Software & Hardware differentiation and direction for exascale and beyond, thoughts on accelerators, and more!”

Job of the Week: Visualization Specialist at Pawsey Centre in Australia

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Australia is seeking a Visualization Specialist in our Job of the Week. “As a member of the Data and Visualization team at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, the Visualization Specialist will support services related to visualization including providing guidance, expert advice and helping users in designing and implementing analysis and visualization workflows.”

SC17 Invited Talk to Explore the History of the TOP500

SC17 continues their series of session previews with a look at an invited talk entitled “The TOP500 List – Past, Present and Future.” Published twice a year, the TOP500 list is a compilation of the world’s 500 largest installations and some of their main characteristics. Systems are ranked according to their performance on the Linpack […]

Machine & Deep Learning: Practical Deployments and Best Practices for the Next Two Years

Arno Kolster from Providentia Worldwide gave this talk at the HPC User Forum in Milwaukee. “Providentia Worldwide is a new venture in technology and solutions consulting which bridges the gap between High Performance Computing and Enterprise Hyperscale computing. We take the best practices from the most demanding compute environments in the world and apply those techniques and design patterns to your business.”