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Video: Intel to Power Fastest Supercomputer in Academia at TACC

In this video, Dan Stanzione from TACC describes how Intel technologies from Intel will power the World’s Fastest Supercomputer in Academia at the Texas Advanced Computing Center. “If completed today, Frontera would be the fifth most powerful system in the world, the third fastest in the U.S. and the largest at any university. For comparison, Frontera will be about twice as powerful as Stampede2.”

NVIDIA Powers New Performance Records on TOP500 List

Today NVIDIA showcased its HPC leadership in the TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. The closely watched list shows a 48 percent jump in one year in the number of systems using NVIDIA GPU accelerators. The total climbed to 127 from 86 a year ago, and is three times greater than five years ago. “With the end of Moore’s Law, a new HPC market has emerged, fueled by new AI and machine learning workloads. These rely as never before on our high performance, highly efficient GPU platform to provide the power required to address the most challenging problems in science and society.”

Video Replay: HPC Inspires Plenary from SC18

We are pleased to offer our readers a Livestream of the HPC Inspires Plenary from SC18 in Dallas. “Simulation and modeling along with AI are being applied to some of our most challenging global threats and humanitarian crises. The SC18 plenary session will explore the capacity of HPC to help mitigate human suffering and advance our capacity to protect the most vulnerable, identify methods to produce enough food globally and ensure the safety of our planet and natural resources.”

Women in HPC Events on deck for SC18

The Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) organization will be be leading the conversation on diversity and inclusion this week at SC18 in Dallas. “The movement is growing. More and more allies are joining in efforts to support diversity and encourage inclusion. Women in HPC members’ efforts are increasing and we are organizing at the grassroots level. We are now a force that is fostering positive change in the community,” says Dr. Toni Collis, Chair and Co-Founder of WHPC and Chief Business Development Officer at Appentra Solutions.”

Call For Participation: OpenFabrics Workshop

Today OFA issued their Call for Sessions for the annual OpenFabrics Alliance Workshop 2019. The event takes place March 19-21 in Austin, Texas. “The Workshop places a high value on collaboration and communication among participants. In keeping with the theme of collaboration, proposals for Birds of a Feather sessions and Panels are particularly encouraged.”

Lenovo 2018 AI Challenge brings best and brightest to SC18

We are pleased to report that the Lenovo AI Challenge has chosen outstanding researchers in the Machine Learning arena to receive an all-expenses-paid trip to SC18. “The winning researchers will have the opportunity to share their work with the world through a presentation in the Lenovo SC18 booth and videos of their presentations that will live forever.”

Asetek to Showcase Liquid Cooling Technology for AI and HPC at SC18

Today Asetek announced plans to showcase its latest liquid cooling technologies at SC18 in Dallas next week. Also on display will be Intel Compute Modules that include Asetek direct-to-chip (D2C) liquid cooling technology, validated and factory installed by Intel. “Now enterprises and hyperscalers have a choice of exploiting the plug & play convenience of our high-performance liquid assisted air cooling solution – InRackLAAC – or the extreme performance, quality and reliability of our full-blown liquid cooling solution – InRackCDU.”

Beowulf Bash Returns to Dallas for SC18 with Live Cluster Build

The Beowulf community will be featured prominently in the SC 30th Anniversary Exhibit at SC18 in Dallas next week. Beowulf is a methodology that uses open software to connect a local cluster of commodity-grade hardware into a single processing element. What began as a disruptive idea in 1993 has fundamentally changed the trajectory of supercomputing, and its influence has filtered down into nearly every aspect of High Performance Computing today.

R Systems Powers Parallel Works in the Cloud at NAFEMS Engineering Event

Today HPC Cloud provider R Systems announced plans to showcase its flexible High Performance Computing solutions at the annual NAFEMS (for engineering analysis & simulation in the automotive industry) conference Nov. 8, 2018 in Troy, Mich. Attendees can learn more about how automotive organizations are using new methods to access HPC resources such as cloud computing (public, private and hybrid) as well as dedicated and managed HPC resources and services by visiting the R Systems booth or by attending the IndyCar case study NAFEMS session.

Bright Cluster Manager Prepares for Exascale at SC18


Bright’s exascale-capable version of Bright Cluster Manager is designed to support 100,000+ nodes. The company began delivering enhancements towards exascale in 2016 with features such as dedicated provisioning nodes, and a new monitoring subsystem designed for extreme scale. Current development work includes dedicated monitoring nodes, hierarchical object rendering in the Bright UI, optimized API communication patterns, and exascale simulation testing.”