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Agenda Posted: Forum Teratec in France

The Forum Teratec in France has posted their speaker agenda. With over 1300 attendees, the event takes place June 11-12 in Palaiseau. “The Forum Teratec is the premier international meeting for all players in HPC, Simulation, Big Data and Machine Learning (AI). It is a unique place of exchange and sharing for professionals in the sector. Come and discover the innovations that will revolutionize practices in industry and in many other fields of activity.”

Video: LANL Creates first Billion-atom Biomolecular Simulation

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have created the largest simulation to date of an entire gene of DNA, a feat that required one billion atoms to model and will help researchers to better understand and develop cures for diseases like cancer. “It is important to understand DNA at this level of detail because we want to understand precisely how genes turn on and off,” said Karissa Sanbonmatsu, a structural biologist at Los Alamos. “Knowing how this happens could unlock the secrets to how many diseases occur.”

Supercomputing Bioelectric Fields in the Fight Against Cancer

Researchers from of the University of California at Santa Barbara are using TACC supercomputers to study bioelectric effects of cells to develop new anti-cancer strategies. “For us, this research would not have been possible without XSEDE because such simulations require over 2,000 cores for 24 hours and terabytes of data to reach time scales and length scales where the collective interactions between cells manifest themselves as a pattern,” Gibou said. “It helped us observe a surprising structure for the behavior of the aggregate out of the inherent randomness.”

40 Powers of 10 – Simulating the Universe with the DiRAC HPC Facility

Mark Wilkinson from DiRAC gave this talk at the Swiss HPC Conference. “DiRAC is the integrated supercomputing facility for theoretical modeling and HPC-based research in particle physics, and astrophysics, cosmology, and nuclear physics, all areas in which the UK is world-leading. DiRAC provides a variety of compute resources, matching machine architecture to the algorithm design and requirements of the research problems to be solved.”

GPUs for Oil and Gas Firms: Deriving Insights from Petabytes of Data

Adoption of GPU-accelerated computing can offer oil and gas firms significant ROI today and pave the way to gain additional advantage from future technical developments. To stay competitive, these companies need to be able to derive insights from petabytes of sensor, geolocation, weather, drilling, and seismic data in milliseconds. A new white paper from Penguin Computing explores how GPUs are spurring innovation and changing how hydrocarbon businesses address data processing needs.

Taurus Europe Acquires ClusterVision

The Taurus Group in the Netherlands has acquired European HPC specialist ClusterVision. “The ability to bring ClusterVision into the portfolio is very important for our HPC strategy and future growth, “says “We have a long history in the distribution of storage, networks and compute. We believe that the integration of closely linked corporate vertical will ultimately bring significant scale, synergy and a thriving circular economy to the entire group.”

Video: High Performance Computing on the Google Cloud Platform

“High performance computing is all about scale and speed. And when you’re backed by Google Cloud’s powerful and flexible infrastructure, you can solve problems faster, reduce queue times for large batch workloads, and relieve compute resource limitations. In this session, we’ll discuss why GCP is a great platform to run high-performance computing workloads. We’ll present best practices, architectural patterns, and how PSO can help your journey. We’ll conclude by demo’ing the deployment of an autoscaling batch system in GCP.”

Video: Why Not all NAS Architectures can keep up with HPC

In this video, Curtis Anderson from Panasas describes how different NAS architectures optimize data flow to bring competitive advantage to your business. “You have a vision: to use high performance computing applications to help people, revolutionize your industry, or change the world. You don’t want to worry if your storage system is up to the task. As the only plug-and-play parallel storage file system in the market, Panasas helps you move beyond storage so you can focus on your big ideas and supercharge innovation.”

Job of the Week: HPC System Administrator at D.E. Shaw Research

D.E. Shaw Research is seeking and HPC System Administrator in our Job of the Week. “Exceptional sysadmins sought to manage systems, storage, and network infrastructure for a New York–based interdisciplinary research group. 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. Relevant areas of expertise might include large-installation systems administration experience and strong programming and scripting ability, but specific knowledge of and level of experience in any of these areas is less critical than exceptional intellectual ability.”

Call for Papers: Hot Interconnects Conference in Silicon Valley

The Hot Interconnects conference has issued its Call for Papers. The event takes place August 14-16 in Silicon Valley. “Hot Interconnects is the premier international forum for researchers and developers of state-of-the-art hardware and software architectures and implementations for interconnection networks of all scales, ranging from multi-core on-chip interconnects to those within systems, clusters, datacenters and Clouds. This yearly conference is attended by leaders in industry and academia. The atmosphere provides for a wealth of opportunities to interact with individuals at the forefront of this field.”