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Slidecast: Intel Omni-Path Architecture – A World Class High Performance Interconnect

In this slidecast, Scott Misage from Intel is our guest on the Rich Report. As the General Manager of the Intel Omni-Path Business Unit, Scott has a lot to say about scalability, performance, and market momentum for this powerful interconnect technology. He also provides a preview of ISC 2017, where Intel Omni-Path will be in the spotlight as a rising star on the TOP500.

Using Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services with PBS Professional

Bruce Burns from Oracle presented this talk at the PBS Works User Group. “In this session you learn how to use PBS Professional with Oracle BMCS for common customer use case scenarios to dynamically scale out, on demand and leverage the price / performance advantages that Oracle BMCS uniquely provides with PBS Works.”

Discover a New Compute Experience at HP-CAST 28

To help customers discover a new compute experience marked by enhanced agility, security, and control, HPE will host its High Performance Consortium for Advanced Scientific and Technical (HP-CAST) computing users group event in Frankfurt, Germany from June 16th-17th. HPE’s Bill Mannel covers highlights from the upcoming conference.

How Par-Tec Software will Power the 5 Petaflop Dell EMC Booster Supercomputer coming to Jülich

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community meeting, Hugo Falter from Par-Tec describes the company’s software contribution to the 5 Petaflop booster Dell EMC supercomputer coming the Julich Supercomputing Center. “ParaStation MPI software from ParTec will be used to keep the new Booster system running efficiently. The resiliency-related extensions of ParaStation MPI support fine-grained recovery of parallel application tasks.”

Joseph George on Datacenter Trends that are Reshaping HPC

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community meeting, Joseph George describes the latest trends in the datacenter that are reshaping high performance computing. “Joseph George is the former Vice President of Solutions at SUSE responsible for building and driving the new solutions organization at SUSE, specifically focused on tackling specific customer challenges with engineered solutions by leveraging OpenStack, Ceph, Linux, and more.”

Christopher Irving Named Manager of HPC Systems at SDSC

Today the San Diego Supercomputer Center announced that Christopher Irving will be the new manager of the Center’s High-Performance Computing systems, effective June 1, 2017. “Christopher has been involved in the many facets of deploying and supporting both our Gordon and Comet supercomputers, so this appointment is a natural fit for all of us,” said Amit Majumdar, director of SDSC’s Data Enabled Scientific Computing division. “He also has been coordinating closely with our User Services Group in his previous role, so he’ll now officially oversee SDSC’s high level of providing HPC and data resources for our broad user community.”

Supercomputing Cancer Data for Treatment Clues

In this video, researchers use TACC supercomputers in war against cancer. “Next-generation sequencing technology allows us to observe genomes and their activity in unprecedented detail,” he said. “It’s also making a lot of biomedical research increasingly computational, so it’s great to have a resource like TACC available to us.”

X-ISS Powers Cloud HPC with Dell EMC

In this video, Deepak Khosala describes how X-ISS delivers Cloud HPC with the help of Dell EMC. “Our role in working with customers is to integrate, manage, and maintain HPC cluster systems, as well as monitor, report, and deliver analytics that are important to HPC users. We are a business-driven HPC consulting company that provides exceptional technical computing solutions through management and analytics software.”

Video: Storage Aware Job Scheduling

“In any HPC environment, storage is an integral and often unaccounted performance component of the infrastructure alongside compute. The health and performance of the overall infrastructure can be highly dependent on storage. Storage related performance issues can lead to adverse effects on overall job throughput, often resulting in business impact. In a reactive manner, the issue is often addressed by throttling the job flow. A more elegant and proactive approach would be to establish a feedback loop between storage and compute with the assistance of a job scheduler. This talk will explore the need for such a feedback loop, its benefits, and potential implementation scenarios for embarrassingly parallel HPC workloads.”

OCF Becomes Elite Partner with NVIDIA

Today OCF in the UK announced it has achieved Elite Partner status with NVIDIA for Accelerated Computing, becoming only the second business partner in Northern Europe to achieve this level. “For customers using GPUs, or potential customers, earning this specialty ‘underwrites’ our service and gives them extra confidence that we possess the skills and knowledge to deliver the processing power to support their businesses,” says Steve Reynolds, Sales Director at OCF. “This award complements OCF’s portfolio of partner accreditations and demonstrates our commitment to the vendor.”