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NVIDIA to host Full-Day HPC Summit at GPU Technology Conference

NVIDIA will host a full day HPC Summit this year at the GPU Technology Conference 2020. With a full day of plenary sessions and a developer track on high performance computing, the HPC Summit takes place Thursday, March 26 in San Jose, California. “The HPC Summit at GTC brings together HPC leaders, IT professionals, researchers, and developers to advance the state of the art of HPC. Explore content from different HPC communities, engage with experts, and learn about new trends and innovations.”

Theta and the Future of Accelerator Programming at Argonne

Scott Parker from Argonne gave this talk at ATPESC 2019. “Designed in collaboration with Intel and Cray, Theta is a 6.92-petaflops (Linpack) supercomputer based on the second-generation Intel Xeon Phi processor and Cray’s high-performance computing software stack. Capable of nearly 10 quadrillion calculations per second, Theta enables researchers to break new ground in scientific investigations that range from modeling the inner workings of the brain to developing new materials for renewable energy applications.”

Cloud Compute in 2019: Workloads and Options

In this video, Oracle Sr Director Leo Leung cloud computing options by workload in 2019. “Of course there’s variance when it comes to clock speeds, when it comes to the amount of memory versus storage is on board. But generally they fall in these families: CPU based instances that have storage onboard, CPU instances that require network storage, and GPU instances that require network storage.”

SC19 Invited Talk: OpenSpace – Visualizing the Universe

Anders Ynnerman from Linköping University gave this invited talk at SC19. “This talk will present and demonstrate the NASA funded open source initiative, OpenSpace, which is a tool for space and astronomy research and communication, as well as a platform for technical visualization research. OpenSpace is a scalable software platform that paves the path for the next generation of public outreach in immersive environments such as dome theaters and planetariums.”

Penguin Computing Upgrades Corona Cluster with 7nm AMD GPU Technology

Penguin Computing has upgraded the Corona supercomputer at LLNL with the newest AMD Radeon Instinct MI60 accelerators. Based on the Vega 7nm architecture, this upgrade is the latest example of Penguin Computing and LLNL’s ongoing collaboration aimed at providing additional capabilities to the LLNL user community. “With the MI60 upgrade, the cluster increases its potential PFLOPS peak performance to 9.45 petaFLOPS of FP32 peak performance. This brings significantly greater performance and AI capabilities to the research communities.”

The Coming Age of Extreme Heterogeneity in HPC

Jeffrey Vetter from ORNL gave this talk at ATPESC 2019. “In this talk, I’m going to cover some of the high-level trends guiding our industry. Moore’s Law as we know it is definitely ending for either economic or technical reasons by 2025. Our community must aggressively explore emerging technologies now!”

NVIDIA Provides Transportation Industry Access to its DNNs for Autonomous Vehicles

Today NVIDIA announced that it will provide the transportation industry with access to its NVIDIA DRIVE deep neural networks (DNNs) for autonomous vehicle development. “NVIDIA DRIVE has become a de facto standard for AV development, used broadly by automakers, truck manufacturers, robotaxi companies, software companies and universities. Now, NVIDIA is providing access of its pre-trained AI models and training code to AV developers. Using a suite of NVIDIA AI tools, the ecosystem can freely extend and customize the models to increase the robustness and capabilities of their self-driving systems.”

NVIDIA Unveils Advanced, Software-Defined Platform for Autonomous Machines

Today NVIDIA introduced NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Orin, a highly advanced software-defined platform for autonomous vehicles and robots. “The platform is powered by a new system-on-a-chip (SoC) called Orin, which consists of 17 billion transistors and is the result of billions of dollars in R&D investment over a four-year period. The Orin SoC integrates NVIDIA’s next-generation GPU architecture and Arm Hercules CPU cores, as well as new deep learning and computer vision accelerators that, in aggregate, deliver 200 trillion operations per second—nearly 7x the performance of NVIDIA’s previous generation Xavier SoC.”

Intel HPC Devcon Keynote: Exascale for Everyone

The convergence of HPC and AI is driving a paradigm shift in computing. Learn about Intel’s software-first strategy to further accelerate this convergence and extend the boundaries of HPC as we know it today. oneAPI will ease application development and accelerate innovation in the xPU era. Intel delivers a diverse mix of scalar, vector, spatial, and matrix architectures deployed in a range of silicon platforms (such as CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs), and specialized accelerators—each being unified by an open, industry-standard programming model. The talk concludes with innovations in a new graphics architecture and the capabilities it will bring to the Argonne exascale system in 2021.

Radio Free HPC Recaps SC19

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks back the “State Fair for Nerds” that was SC19. “At this year’s conference, we not only learned the latest discoveries in our evolving field – but also celebrated the countless ways in which HPC is improving our lives … our communities … our world. So many people worked together to make SC19 possible – more than: 780 volunteers, 370 exhibitors, 1,150 presenters, and a record 13,950 attendees.”