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Brent Gorda from Arm looks back at ISC 2019

In this special guest feature, Brent Gorda from Arm shares his impressions of ISC 2019 in Frankfurt. “From the perspective of Arm in HPC, it was an excellent event with several high-profile announcements that caught everyone’s attention. The Arm ecosystem was well represented with our partners visible on the show floor and around town.”

HPC Goes Green at Goonhilly Earth Station with Submer Immersive Cooling

“As an innovator in hyper-efficient immersion cooling technology, Submer Technologies is partnering with Goonhilly and 2CRSI to provide HPC solutions with higher performance at less than half the energy consumption of traditional datacenters. A SmartPod immersion cooling system installed on-site will be running CPU and GPU-intensive simulations using HPC servers provided by 2CRSI using the latest Nvidia and AMD chipsets to showcase the future of datacenters during a series of special events over the next several months.”

Open Edge and HPC Initiative to Provide Arm-based Systems to Researchers

Today E4 Computer Engineering and the Open Edge and HPC Initiative today announced that Arm-based HPC resources will be provided to researchers and scientists from academia and industry through the codes@OEHI program. To submit a request for access, have a look at the section “How to Apply” in the OEHI website. “The mission of the Open Edge and HPC Initiative is foster the development of an open and feature-rich ecosystem for Arm-based technologies to support the evolving needs of the various industries undergoing digitalization and of all their respective stakeholders.”

NVIDIA Brings CUDA to Arm for HPC

Today NVIDIA announced its support for Arm CPUs, providing the high performance computing industry a new path to build extremely energy-efficient, AI-enabled exascale supercomputers. “NVIDIA is making available to the Arm ecosystem its full stack of AI and HPC software — which accelerates more than 600 HPC applications and all AI frameworks — by year’s end. The stack includes all NVIDIA CUDA-X AI and HPC libraries, GPU-accelerated AI frameworks and software development tools such as PGI compilers with OpenACC support and profilers.”

Video: LUMI Supercomputer at CSC to run on Sustainable Energy

Today CSC in Finland announced that its datacenter in Kajaani will host a pan-European high-performance supercomputer. The machine will be about ten times more powerful than the most powerful supercomputer currently in Europe. “The investment will make CSC’s datacenter one of the world’s largest players in the field of high-performance computing,” said Kimmo Koski, Managing Director, CSC.

EPI delivers first design for high-performance processor

The European Processor Initiative (EPI) has delivered its first architectural design to the European Commission and is welcoming new partners. “Energy efficient high-performance families of EPI processors will include most advanced general-purpose and accelerator cores that will deliver unprecedented processing capabilities, enabling EU researchers from academia and industry to most efficiently address global challenges. The business sustainability of the initiative is supported by carefully balanced target markets, with primary focus on exascale HPC/AI and automotive markets.”

Tachyum Boots Linux on Universal Processor Chip

Today Tachyum announced it has successfully deployed the Linux OS on its Prodigy Universal Processor architecture, a foundation for 64-core, ultra-low power, high-performance processor. “Running an OS directly on the chip, without attaching to another host processor as an accelerator or other workaround, signals to the industry that Tachyum compiler and software is stable, mature, and approaching production-quality.”

Epic HPC Road Trip Continues to NREL

In this special guest feature, Dan Olds from OrionX continues his Epic HPC Road Trip series with a stop at NREL in Golden, Colorado. “When it comes to energy efficient computing, NREL has to be one of the most advanced facilities in the world. It’s the first data center I’ve seen where their current PUE is shown on a LCD panel outside the door. When I was visiting, the PUE of the Day was 1.027 – which is incredibly low.”

Call for Workshops: HiPEAC 2020 in Bologna

The HiPEAC 2020 conference has issued its Call for Workshops. The event takes place January 20-22, 2020 in Bologna, Italy. “The HiPEAC conference is the meeting place for computing systems researchers in Europe. Put your research on the map with a paper presentation and get your paper published in the open access journal ACM TACO: Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization.”

Catalyst UK Program Fosters Arm-based HPC Systems

“Clearly Arm will fit in as part of a broader HPC ecosystem, as we move towards systems that involve multiple chip architectures. In terms of scientific research, it may mean we run one stage of a simulation workflow on an Arm processor, while another stage is best carried out on another processor. By building a common fabric with multiple architectures on it, we can allow users to use the most appropriate hardware for each stage of their particular research problem.”