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Video: Kathy Yelick from LBNL Testifies at House Hearing on Big Data Challenges and Advanced Computing

In this video, Kathy Yelick from LBNL describes why the US needs to accelerate its efforts to stay ahead in AI and Big Data Analytics. “Data-driven scientific discovery is poised to deliver breakthroughs across many disciplines, and the U.S. Department of Energy, through its national laboratories, is well positioned to play a leadership role in this revolution. Driven by DOE innovations in instrumentation and computing, however, the scientific data sets being created are becoming increasingly challenging to sift through and manage.”

Podcast: Evolving MPI for Exascale Applications

In this episode of Let’s Talk Exascale, Pavan Balaji and Ken Raffenetti describe their efforts to help MPI, the de facto programming model for parallel computing, run as efficiently as possible on exascale systems. “We need to look at a lot of key technical challenges, like performance and scalability, when we go up to this scale of machines. Performance is one of the biggest things that people look at. Aspects with respect to heterogeneity become important.”

HPE Data Management Framework – Tiering, Organizing and Protecting your Data

In this video from ISC 2018, Mark Seamans from HPC describes how the HPE Data Management Framework optimizes data accessibility and storage resource utilization by enabling a hierarchical, tiered storage management architecture. “With HPE DMF, Data is allocated to tiers based on service level requirements defined by the administrator. For example, frequently accessed data can be placed on a flash, high-performance tier, less frequently accessed data on hard drives in a capacity tier, and archive data can be sent off to tape storage.”

Preliminary Agenda Posted for October HPC User Forum in Stuttgart

The October HPC User Forum at HLRS Will Showcase HPC Europe. The event takes place Oct. 1-2, 2018 in Stuttgart, Germany. “Key topics will be HPC in Germany, HPC in Europe, automated driving systems and urban AI uses, plus an update on quantum computing and other emerging technologies.”

PASC18 Conference Grows in Attendance and Scope

Over at CSCS, Simone Ulmer writes that more than 400 scientists from all over the world met in Basel in early July for PASC18. With more than 200 talks centered around the conference theme of “Fast and Big Data, Fast and Big Computation” 400 attendees enjoyed the exchange of knowledge in the area of Scientific Computing and Computational Science.

HPE Teams with WekaIO for HPC and Machine Learning

In this video from the HPE booth at ISC 2018, Barbara Murphy from WekaIO describes how the company’s fast parallel file system for NVMe devices speeds HPC and Machine Learning workloads. “You invested in the best infrastructure to run your AI and data intensive applications, so don’t let data accessibility be the bottleneck to your productivity gains. To maximize your investments and resolve the GPU and CPU starvation problem, you need a shared file system that ensures data is available to the applications. WekaIO delivers all the bandwidth you need, so your applications never have to wait for data.”

Radio Free HPC Trip Report from ISC 2018

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team offers up a Trip Report from ISC 2018 in Frankfurt. It was a whirlwind week for news with a new USA machine on the TOP500, but the other big news centered around the convergence of HPC & AI. This common theme was all over the show floor, with use cases on display in dozens of exhibits. 

One Stop Systems Showcases Composable Infrastructure for GPU Workloads at ISC 2018

In this video from ISC 2018, Jaan Mannik from One Stop Systems describes the company’s HPC systems and new composable infrastructure solutions. OneStop also showcased a wide array of its high-density NVIDIA GPU-based appliances, as well as showcase a live remote connection to one of its machine learning and HPC platforms. “OSS leads the market in external systems that increase a server’s performance in HPC applications, reducing cost and impact on data center infrastructure. These technology-hungry applications include AI (artificial intelligence), deep learning, seismic exploration, financial modeling, media and entertainment, security and defense.”

September HPC User Forum to focus on Exascale, AI, Smart Manufacturing, and Clouds

Registration is now open for the next HPC User Forum. The meeting takes place September 4-6 in Dearborn, Michigan. Key topics include AI and other advanced analytics, automated driving systems a.k.a. self-driving vehicles, additive manufacturing and HPC in clouds (and outer space!). “Don’t miss the featured presentation by leading auto industry market research firm J.D. Power and Associates and the Miller Canfield law firm on their recent report on legal issues surrounding self-driving vehicles in the U.S. and around the world – or the talks on an important new HPC use: supporting massive urban sensor networks.”

Video Highlights from ISC 2018

In this video, Steve Conway from Hyperion Research provides a summary of the ISC High Performance Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. “The ISC High Performance conference attracted 3,505 attendees from over 60 countries, as well as 162 companies and research organizations to unveil their latest technologies and services at the event. With this feat, ISC High Performance has officially reached a new milestone in its 33-year conference history.”