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Making Storage Bigger on the Inside

This sponsored post from HPE delves into how tools like HPE Data Management Framework are working to make HPC storage “bigger on the inside” and streamline data workflows. “DMF seamlessly moves data between tiers, whether they’re “hot” tiers based on flash storage, “warm” tiers based on hard drives or “cold tiers based on tape.”

Cray Powers Haas Formula 1 Team

For the third year in a row, the American Haas F1 Team will use the computational capacity of a Cray Cray CS500 cluster supercomputer powered by AMD EPYC 7000 processors to handle its large CFD simulations for the 2019 season. “The double precision computing power of our new system will help solve our most demanding CFD and data challenges.”

Great Lakes Supercomputer from Dell EMC Coming to University of Michigan

Today the University of Michigan announced their new $4.8 million Great Lakes computing cluster. A Dell EMC system, the new supercomputer will serve researchers across campus. “Great Lakes will also be the first cluster in the world to use the Mellanox HDR 200 gigabit per second InfiniBand networking solution, enabling faster data transfer speeds and increased application performance.”

Nyriad to Power Blockchain-Enabled, AI-Ready Storage at Datacom

Today Hyperscale Storage Processing vendor Nyriad announced an exclusive agreement with Datacom to develop and deploy a next-generation computational storage solution for secure, collaborative processing of data in the Australian market. “Our next-generation data fabric harnesses the power of the GPU to deliver breakthrough storage performance. And that’s where things start to get interesting. The massive processing capacity of the GPU allows us to run artificial intelligence and machine learning models directly on the storage, as well as advanced cryptographic encryption with a blockchain audit ledger in real-time,” said Todd Papaioannou of Nyriad.

Hyperion Research Breakfast Briefing Coming to Dallas for SC18

Hyperion Research will host their annual Breakfast Briefing at SC18 in Dallas. The event takes place at the Adolphus Hotel at 7:15 am – 9:00 am on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Breakfast will be served at 6:45 am. “We will be presenting an update on HPC market results, key technology issues & trends, results of new research studies in AI & Big data, new ROI results, and the mapping of HPC centers across the US.”

Data Science Program at Argonne Looks to Machine Learning for New Breakthroughs

Over at Argonne, Nils Heinonen writes that four new projects for the ALCF Data Science Program that will utilize machine learning, deep learning, and other artificial intelligence methods to enable data-driven discoveries across scientific disciplines. “Each project intends to implement novel machine learning techniques; some will integrate these methods with simulations and experiments, while others will pioneer uncertainty quantification and visualization to aid in the interpretation of deep neural networks.”

Job of the Week: HPC System Administrator at AUS

The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is seeking an HPC System Administrator in our Job of the Week. “American University of Sharjah (AUS) invites applications for an HPC System Administrator position commencing in the Spring 2019 semester at the latest. AUS is seeking a highly motivated individual with proven experience in managing software and hardware HPC installations for research applications, with emphasis on utilizing open source tools and platform.

OARnet in Ohio to Help Researchers Accelerate Big Data Sharing

OARnet recently joined several other regional and federal network organizations on a three-year, $3.5 million grant to help scientists more efficiently work with massive datasets that have become essential to modern scientific discovery. “Throughout Ohio, and across the nation, we are seeing researchers transmitting an ever-increasing volume of larger and larger datasets over our networks,” said Paul Schopis, executive director of OARnet. “These vast stores of information are laying the foundations for improvements in health and prosperity. As research and education networks serving these educators, scientists and engineers, we have to develop the techniques, infrastructure and policies that will fully support their information-sharing needs.”

Why SC18 is a Key Event for Tackling our Planet’s Toughest Challenges

In this special guest feature, SC18 Conference Chair Ralph A. McEldowney writes that HPC is now more crucial than ever to empower science for the benefit of humanity. “From hurricane and earthquake predictions to solving global hunger challenges – the importance of HPC has never been greater. Join us in Dallas, Texas for the 30th Anniversary of the SC Conference Series, Nov 11-16, 2018, and be inspired to make a difference.”

Big Data over Big Distance: Zettar Moves a Petabyte over 5000 Miles in 29 Hours

Today AIC announced a world-record in data transfer: one petabyte in 29 hours encrypted data transfer, with data integrity checksum unconditionally enabled, over a distance of 5000 miles. The average transfer rate is 75Gbps, or 94% utilization of the available bandwidth of 80Gbps. “Even with massive amounts of data, this test confirmed once more that it’s completely feasible to carry out long distance, fully encrypted and checksum-ed data transfer at nearly the line-rate, over a shared and production network.”