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Video: Hewlett Packard Labs teams with Mentor for LightSuite Photonic Compiler

“Mentor’s LightSuite Photonic Compiler represents a quantum leap in automating what has up to now been a highly manual, full-custom process that required deep knowledge of photonics as well as electronics,” said Joe Sawicki, vice president and general manager of the Design-to-Silicon Division at Mentor, a Siemens business. “With the new LightSuite Photonic Compiler, Mentor is enabling more companies to push the envelope in creating integrated photonic designs.”

Architectural Considerations for AI Workloads in Technical Computing

New workloads in machine learning and analytics have placed significant burdens on traditional HPC systems. This guest post explores how HPE, Intel and WekaIO are working together to solve potential I/O bottlenecks in machine learning and AI workloads. 

Student Teams Step up to 2018 APAC HPC-AI Student Competition

Today the HPC-AI Advisory Council announced the winning teams of the first Asia-Pacific HPC-AI Competition during a live award ceremony in Singapore. The award ceremony recognized the top three winners and meritorious performers from amongst 18 teams representing prestigious universities throughout Asia-Pacific.

Radio Free HPC Looks at Hot Chips for 2018

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the latest developments in processor technology coming out of the recent Hot Chips conference. “The HOT CHIPS conference typically attracts more than 500 attendees from all over the world. It provides an opportunity for chip designers, computer architects, system engineers, press and analysts, as well as attendees from national laboratories and academia to mix, mingle and see presentations on the latest technologies and products.”

Slidecast: Technology Trends Driving HPC

In this slidecast, Trish Damkroger from Intel presents: Technology Trends Driving HPC. “HPC is now critical for more use cases, complex workloads, and data-intensive computing than ever before. From AI and visualization to simulation and modeling, Intel provides the advantage of one platform for any workload by integrating world-class compute with powerful fabric, memory, storage, and acceleration. You can move your research and innovation forward faster to solve the world’s most complex challenges.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at NREL’s new Eagle Supercomputer

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the new Eagle supercomputing under construction at NREL. “The new machine from HPE will run more detailed models that simulate complex processes, systems, and phenomena to advance early research and development on energy technologies across fields including vehicle, wind power, and data sciences.”

OFA Expands Mission to Boost Development of Advanced Network and Fabric Technologies

Today the OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) unveiled an expanded mission to accelerate the development and adoption of advanced fabric technologies. This is a significant expansion of its original mission from 2004, which was to facilitate the rapid adoption of an emerging network technology, known as the InfiniBand Architecture. The new mission expands its scope to include software for the entirety of the advanced networks landscape, including the InfiniBand Architecture. ”
The 15th Annual OFA Workshop, is returning to Austin, Texas – March 19-21, 2019 at the University of Texas at Austin.”

Intel to Host IXPUG eXtreme Performance User Group Sept. 25-28 in Oregon

Intel will host the Intel eXtreme Performance User Group (IXPUG) event Sept. 25-28 in Hillsboro, Oregon. “This IXPUG conference is focused on all aspects of employing and adopting many-core processing technologies and techniques for optimal application execution, including topics that cover system hardware beyond the processor (memory, interconnect, etc.), software tools, programming models, new workloads (visualization, data analytics, machine learning, etc.) and more. The conference will provide an interactive experience focused on key topics associated with high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, data analytics, cloud computing, and more.”

OSS Brings ATTO 32 Gb Fibre Channel to Ion Accelerator Flash Storage Array

Today One Stop Systems introduced an ATTO Technology 32 Gb (gigabit) Fibre Channel option for its Ion Accelerator 5.0 Flash Storage Array product line. “ATTO designs some of the best, most reliable and fastest Fibre Channel host bus adapters on the market today,” said Steve Cooper, CEO of OSS. “In partnership with ATTO, we’re excited to offer Ion Accelerator customers the most advanced interconnect technology for accelerating their HPC applications.”

Mellanox Rolls Out World’s Fastest Ethernet Storage Fabric Controller

Today Mellanox rolled out new BlueField-based storage controllers, offering “ultra-high performance” for Ethernet Storage Fabrics. “These BlueField storage controllers tightly-integrate flash connectivity, networking, and Arm processors to maximize performance and efficiency, while eliminating the need for a separate CPU in storage and hyperconverged appliances. This makes them perfect for connecting and virtualizing the fastest non-volatile storage.”