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Why Hardware Acceleration Is The Next Battleground In Processor Design

In this special guest feature, Theodore Omtzigt from Stillwater Supercomputing writes that as workloads specialize due to scale, hardware accelerated solutions will continue to be cheaper than approaches that utilize general purpose components. “If you’re a CIO who manages integrations of third-party hardware and software, be aware of new hardware acceleration technologies that can reduce the cost of service delivery by orders of magnitude.”

European Leadership in HPC, Big Data, and AI in Weather and Climate Prediction

Dr. Peter Bauer from ECMWF gave this talk at the HiPEAC’s Computing Systems Week in Edinburgh. “Meeting the future requirements for forecast reliability and timeliness needs 100-1000 times bigger high-performance computing and data management resources than today – towards what’s generally called ‘exascale’. To meet these needs, the weather and climate prediction community is undergoing one of its biggest revolutions since its foundation in the early 20th century.”

Fujitsu to Showcase Fugaku Supercomputer and Human Centric AI at ISC 2019

Fujitsu will showcase their pending Fugaku Supercomputer and “the future of Artificial Intelligence” at ISC 2019 in Frankfurt next week. “Fugaku is the successor to the K supercomputer, jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu. Named after Mount Fuji, Fugaku is designed to achieve top-level or peak application performance to solve a wide variety of social and scientific challenges.”

Video: Simulating Planet-Wide Bioenergy and Human Health on the Summit Supercomputer

In this video from PASC19 in Zurich, Dan Jacobson from ORNL describes how researchers are using the #1 Summit supercomputer to tackle the challenges facing an ever-growing human population. These planet-wide simulations could not even have been attempted before the advent of pre-exascale systems like Summit.”We are using CoMet to investigate the genetic architectures underlying complex traits in applications from bioenergy to human clinical genomics.”

Developing Next Generation Autonomous Vehicles using ‘AI on the Fly’

The quest to remove humans from behind the wheel with truly autonomous vehicles will drive billions of dollars in investment by car manufacturers and transportation service providers to develop and acquire the required technology. In this sponsored post from One Stop Systems, Tim Miller, Vice President of Strategic Development, explores how autonomous vehicles will change the transportation landscape, and the role AI has in this shift. 

CoolIT Systems to Showcase Liquid Cooling Solutions at ISC 2019

CoolIT Systems is returning to Frankfurt for ISC 2019 next week with its latest Rack DLC solutions for HPC, Cloud and AI data centers and servers. “As the leading liquid cooling integration partner for OEM server manufacturers, CoolIT will showcase liquid-enabled servers from Intel, Dell EMC, Cray, Gigabyte and HPE. Combined with the broadest range of Coolant Distribution Units, CoolIT and their OEM partners are delivering the most complete and robust liquid cooling solutions to the HPC market.”

European HPC Datacenters step up with Asperitas Immersive Cooling at ISC 2019

Immersed Computing solution provider Asperitas is partnering with HPC datacenters in Europe to provide liquid-cooled, high-density compute solutions. “The Immersed Computing technology developed by Asperitas offers benefits throughout the full datacenter value chain, from massive floorspace reduction, construction simplicity, practical no overhead energy up to high heat reuse potential. Asperitas is aiming to make use of the full potential of the technology with the HPC datacenter provider partnerships.”

Boston Limited Joins Panasas Channel Partner Program

Today Panasas announced that Boston Limited has signed up to be a key distributor and integrator for the Panasas ActiveStor Ultra product line, providing installation, configuration and support services globally. “Boston has expansive lab facilities and experienced technical personnel across the globe, who will provide support and HPC expertise for our mutual value-add resellers in international markets.”

Agenda Posted: September HPC User Forum at Argonne

Hyperion Research has posted the Speaker Agenda for the HPC User Forum at Argonne. Registration is now open for the event, which takes place September 9-11 in Greater Chicago. “The HPC User Forum was established in 1999 to promote the health of the global HPC industry and address issues of common concern to users. The organization has grown to 150 members. It is directed by a volunteer Steering Committee of users from government, industry and academia, and operated for the users. We hold two full-membership meetings a year in the United States, and also hold two meetings annually in international locations.”

Video: Readying Quantum Chromodynamics for Exascale

In this video, Fermilab scientist Andreas Kronfeld discusses the LatticeQCD project for Quantum Chromodynamics. As part of the Exascale Computing Project, LatticeQCD is increasing the precision of QCD calculations to understand the properties of quarks and gluons in the Standard Model of particle physics, a theory that clarifies the basic building blocks (or fundamental particles) of the universe and how they are related.