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IBM Research Alliance Paves the way for 5nm Technology

Today IBM announced it has developed an industry-first process with its research partners to build silicon nanosheet transistors that will enable 5 nanometer chips. The details of the process will be presented at the 2017 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits conference in Kyoto, Japan.

Radio Free HPC Tours the 100 Megawatt SuperNAP Datacenter

In this Radio Free HPC podcast, Rich gives us the lowdown on his recent tour of the SuperNAP datacenter in Las Vegas. Run by Switch, the campus has over up to 2.4 million sqft of Tier IV Gold data center space with 315 Megawatts of datacenter capacity.

Accelerating Innovation with HPC and AI at HPE Discover

In this special guest feature, Bill Mannel from Hewlett Packard Enterprise writes that this week’s HPE Discover meeting in Las Vegas will bring together leaders from across the HPC community to collaborate, share, and investigate the impact of IT modernization, big data analytics, and AI. “Organizations across all industries must adopt solutions that allow them to anticipate and pursue future innovation. HPE is striving to be your best strategic digital transformation partner.”

Podcast: Sumit Gupta on IBM’s New PowerAI Software for Data Scientists

In this podcast, Sumit Gupta from IBM describes the company’s new PowerAI deep learning software distribution on Power Systems. PowerAI attacks the major challenges facing data scientists and developers by simplifying the development experience with tools and data preparation while also dramatically reducing the time required for AI system training from weeks to hours.

Hyperion Research to hold Annual HPC Market Update Meeting at ISC 2017

Hyperion Research, the new name for the former IDC HPC group, today announced that it will hold its Annual HPC Market Update Meeting at ISC 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany. The session will take 4pm to 5pm, Monday, June 19 in the Panorama 1 room, at the Messe Frankfurt.

Overview of Panasas Storage for HPC & Big Data

Dale Brantley presented this talk at the PBS Works User Group meeting. “Panasas storage solutions drive industry and research innovation by accelerating workflows and simplifying data management. Our ActiveStor appliances leverage the patented PanFS storage operating system and DirectFlow protocol to deliver performance and reliability at scale from an appliance that is as easy to manage as it is fast to deploy. Panasas storage is optimized for the most demanding workloads in life sciences, manufacturing, media and entertainment, energy, government as well as education environments, and has been deployed in more than 50 countries worldwide.”

Seagate Self-Encrypting Drives now available through Carahsoft

Today Seagate Government Solutions announced that Carahsoft has become an approved distributer of the company’s Secure Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDs). Designed to help Protect Data At Rest (DAR), Seagate SEDs are used to mitigate security risks associated with today’s mobile workforce. “Seagate SEDs are used to protect Data at Rest and reduce IT drive retirement costs—two key goals of every government agency,” said Craig P. Abod, Carahsoft president. “With Seagate in our portfolio, we are now able to offer our government customers and reseller partners the widest selection of FIPS 140-2 certified SEDs to prevent the loss and theft of sensitive data and achieve regulatory compliance.”

Armughan Ahmad on how Dell EMC is Driving High Performance Computing

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community meeting, Armughan Ahmad describes how the company is delivering world-class HPC solutions together with its partners and customers. “I lead a global team at Dell EMC that is focused on helping our customers and partners navigate and succeed in the rapidly-evolving world of digital transformation. We want to help our customers deliver industry specific outcomes that are enabled through ON / OFF premise workload focused solutions that lower cost of traditional IT allowing them to invest in a new digital ready business models.”

Call for Presentations: MVAPICH User Group Meeting (MUG)

The MVAPICH User Group Meeting (MUG) has issued its Call for Presentations. As the annual gathering of MVAPICH2 users, researchers, developers, and system administrators, the MUG event includes Keynote Talks, Invited Tutorials, Invited Talks, Contributed Presentations, Open MIC session, and hands-on sessions. The event takes place August 14-16, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio.

Vendor Panel: The Changing Landscape of HPC

In this video from the PBS Works User Group 2017, Rich Brueckner from insideHPC moderates a vendor panel on The Changing Landscape of HPC. “When it comes down to it, the HPC community depends on a healthy ecosystem. In this panel discussion, we will explore emerging technology trends that are reshaping the way high performance computing is delivered to the end user.”