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Supercomputing Galactic Winds with Cholla

Using the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a team of astrophysicists created a set of galactic wind simulations of the highest resolution ever performed. The simulations will allow researchers to gather and interpret more accurate, detailed data that elucidates how galactic winds affect the formation and evolution of galaxies.

Job of the Week: Senior HPC Specialist at New York University

New York University is seeking a Senior HPC Specialist in our Job of the Week. “In this role, you will provide technical leadership in design, development, installation and maintenance of hardware and software for the central High-Performance Computing systems and/or research computing services at New York University. Plan, design, and install Linux operating system’s hardware, cluster management software, scientific computing software and/or network services.”

GRC Launches Immersion Cooled Micro-Modular Data Center Solution

Today GRC announced the launch of a new micro-modular data center solution, the ICEraQ Micro, a rapidly deployable self-contained 24U server rack that can support up to 50kW of critical IT load and is nearly half the cost of other micro-modular solutions. “ICEraQ Micro gives IT professionals the freedom to easily add high-density computing, virtually anywhere.”

Altair PBS Works to Optimize Gadi Supercomputer at NCI

Supercomputing in Australia is slated to get a major boost this November with the deployment of the Fujitsu-made “Gadi” supercomputer, estimated to be 10 times faster than its predecessor. NCI will use Altair’s PBS Works software suite — including Altair Control, Altair Access, Altair Monitor, and Altair PBS Professional — to optimize job scheduling, manage workloads, and perform detailed analysis on the new Gadi system. “This new machine will keep Australian research and the 5,000 researchers who use it, at the cutting edge. It will help us get smarter with our big data. It will add even more brawn to the considerable brains already tapping into NCI.”

Video: Cray Steps up with 2nd Generation AMD EPYC Processors for HPC

In this video, from Forrest Norrod from AMD welcomes Peter Ungaro from Cray to discuss how 2nd Generation AMD EPYC processors with drive new levels of performance for HPC. The AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processors are the first x86 server processors featuring 7nm hybrid-multi-die design and PCIe Gen4. With up to 64 high performance cores per SOC, 2nd Gen AMD EPYC Processors deliver world-record performance on industry benchmarks. They are available in the Cray CS500 cluster and Shasta supercomputers.”

Nimbix Launches HyperHub Catalog of Cloud-enabled Applications

Today HPC cloud provider Nimbix announced the launch of HyperHub, a point-and-click catalog of HPC and accelerated applications. With the new self-service marketplace, engineers and scientists can select from a growing ecosystem of prebuilt apps and workflows and run them on any device, cloud, or on-premises infrastructure, anywhere in the world. “By providing access to a growing catalog of consumable, run-anywhere apps, HyperHub enables engineers and scientists to shorten their time-to-value when tackling complex, compute-intensive tasks like simulation and AI. HyperHub’s open marketplace structure also encourages ISVs and partners to continue building and publishing additional high-quality HPC apps for these professionals to use.”

Podcast: Memory-Driven Computing

In this podcast, HPE Distinguished Technologist Kim Keeton describes the concept of Memory-Driven Computing and how it relates to traditional high performance computing. In terms of application areas, Kim also explains her perspective on blockchain and self-driving cars. “Memory-Driven Computing sets itself apart by giving every processor in a system access to a giant shared pool of memory – a sharp departure from today’s systems where relatively small amounts of memory are tethered to each processor. The resulting inefficiencies limit performance.”

Penguin Computing Expands Altus Product Family with AMD EPYC 7002

Penguin Computing just announced the availability of AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processors for Penguin Computing’s Altus server platform. AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processors are expected to deliver up to 2X the performance-per-socket and up to 4X peak FLOPS per-socket over AMD EPYC 7001 Series Processors. These advantages enable customers to transform their infrastructure with the right resources to drive performance and reduce bottlenecks. “We’ve been waiting for this processor, which enables us to deliver breakthrough performance in solutions designed for AI and HPC workloads. In particular, we expect the EPYC 7002 to utilize PCIe Gen 4 to bolster workloads that had been bottlenecked by the bandwidth of PCIe Gen 3.”

Podcast: ExaStar Project Seeks Answers in Cosmos

In this podcast, Daniel Kasen from LBNL and Bronson Messer of ORNL discuss advancing cosmology through EXASTAR, part of the Exascale Computing Project. “We want to figure out how space and time get warped by gravitational waves, how neutrinos and other subatomic particles were produced in these explosions, and how they sort of lead us down to a chain of events that finally produced us.”

IBM Deploys Triton AI Supercomputer at University of Miami

Today the University of Miami (UM) announced that their new Triton supercomputer is installed and helping their researchers explore new frontiers of science. The new supercomputer will be UM’s first GPU-accelerated HPC system, representing a completely new approach to computational and data science for the university’s campuses. Built using IBM Power Systems AC922 servers, the new HPC system was designed to maximize data movement between the IBM POWER9 CPU and attached accelerators like GPUs.