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Radio Free HPC Talks to Brent Gorda on the Future of ARM HPC

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team catches up with Brent Gorda to discuss the future of ARM in HPC. “Brent Gorda leads the HPC business for Arm. Prior to this recent role, he spent a year consulting (HPC/Quantum/AI) and advising startup CEO’s in Silicon Valley. Earlier in his career, he founded Whamcloud, which he sold to Intel and served as the General Manager for Intel’s High Performance Data Division. Brent has also served on many advisory boards (SCxy, Cray Research, Westera) and founded the Student Cluster Competition.”

Microsoft Previews Avere vFXT for Azure

Over at the Microsoft Blog, Rebecca Thompson writes that Avere vFXT software for Azure delivers new possibilities for running HPC workloads in the cloud. “With this new software solution, you can now easily connect on-premises infrastructure to Azure compute or “lift and shift” file-based workloads in Azure to run between Azure blob in the same manner.”

Imagine HPC with the Power of the Cloud

Running HPC in the cloud enables organizations to select and deploy an optimal set of services for their unique applications, and to pay only for what they use. This sponsored post from AWS explores how the cloud HPC market is growing at a significant rate and accelerating HPC innovation. “With HPC in the cloud, computational scientists and commercial HPC users can gain rapid access to resources they need without a burdensome procurement process.”

Video: Cloud-based-HPC Optimization of Manufacturing Processes

In this video, the Fortissimo Project describes their success with Cloud-based-HPC optimization of manufacturing processes. “Fortissimo is a collaborative project that enables European SMEs to be more competitive globally through the use of simulation services running on a High Performance Computing cloud infrastructure.”

Agenda Posted: HPC User Forum in Stuttgart

Hyperion Research has posted the speaker agenda for their upcoming HPC User Forum in Stuttgart. The two-day event takes place October 1-2, 2018 (midday to midday) at the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS). “The agenda will focus on HPC developments in Europe, including updates on quantum technologies, the European Processor Initiative and the Fortissimo Project for SMEs, along with perspectives from the Gauss Center for Supercomputing and the directors of Germany’s national supercomputing centers.”

Job of the Week: HPC Systems Engineer at R-Systems

R-Systems is seeking an HPC Systems Engineer in our Job of the Week. “R Systems is a service provider of high performance computing resources. The company empowers research by providing leading edge technology with an accessible and knowledgeable tech team, delivering the best performing result in a user friendly environment. Offerings include lease-time for bursting as well as for short-term and long-term projects, available at industry-leading prices.”

Video: HPC Market Update from Hyperion Research

In this video from the HPC User Forum in Detroit, Earl Joseph from Hyperion Research presents an HPC Market Update. The company helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. “Our industry experts are the former IDC high performance computing (HPC) analyst team, which remains intact and continues all of its global activities. The group is comprised of the world’s most respected HPC industry analysts who have worked together for more than 25 years.”

Interview: Brent Gorda on his New Role as Head of ARM HPC

Former Whamcloud CEO Brent Gorda has a new role as Senior Director for the HPC business at Arm. We caught up with Brent to learn more about the company’s plans to grow their business in the Datacenter, HPC space, and on to Exascale. “Arm partners ship over 20 billion cores a year(!) and our company is well-known for being the core IP in many designs at the edge. The trend toward the datacenter with Arm is clear, it’s an opportunity for the HPC market to take advantage of the considerable boost in performance via SVE and the Arm roadmap.”

A Guide to High Performance Computing in the AWS Cloud

A new ebook from Intel and AWS explores how AWS cloud can mitigate some of today’s top HPC challenges and enable engineers and researchers to innovate without constraints. “Most HPC processing is still conducted using on-premises systems. But for those companies unwilling to invest in new hardware to handle peak demands, moving HPC workloads to the cloud may be the answer.”

Rigetti Rolls Out Quantum Cloud Services

Over at the Rigetti Blog, Chad Rigetti writes that the company just rolled out Quantum Cloud Services (QCS), the “only quantum-first cloud computing platform.” With QCS, for the first time, quantum processors are tightly integrated with classical computing infrastructure to deliver the application-level performance needed to achieve quantum advantage. Users access these integrated systems through their dedicated Quantum Machine Image.