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Radio Free HPC Looks at Quantum Computing and HPC

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at Quantum Computing and HPC and how the two spaces are evolving and cooperating. Their guest is Mike Booth from Quantum Computing, Inc. “Because QC is an accelerator, it fits nicely with how a lot of HPC is being done today.”

DDN Leads HPC Storage Market and IO500 List

Today DDN announced it has captured the number-one spot in the IO500 10-node benchmark, announced today by the Virtual Institute for IO at ISC in Frankfurt, Germany. In addition to the top spot, DDN ranked in three of the top five system results. DDN was also a part of a notable submission working with Google to introduce the first IO500 submission run in public cloud with EXAScaler. Additionally, DDN was recognized this week as the leading storage supplier to HPC in Intersect360’s HPC User Site Census.

Mellanox HDR 200G InfiniBand is powering next-gen supercomputers

Today Mellanox announced that HDR 200G InfiniBand is powering the next generation of supercomputers world-wide, enabling higher levels of research and scientific discovery. HDR 200G InfiniBand solutions include the ConnectX-6 adapters, Mellanox Quantum switches, LinkX cables and transceivers and software packages. With its highest data throughput, extremely low latency, and smart In-Network Computing acceleration engines, HDR InfiniBand provides world leading performance and scalability for the most demanding compute and data applications.

Video: HPC for Instabilities in Aerospace Propulsion Systems

Thierry Poinsot from Toulouse Fluid Mechanics Institute gave this talk at PASC19. “This talk focuses on aerospace propulsion where optimization often leads to the occurrence of instabilities where combustion couples with acoustics, leading to unacceptable oscillations (the most famous example is the Apollo engine which required 1330 full scale tests to reach acceptable oscillation levels). The talk will show how simulation is used to control these problems, in real gas turbine engines and in rocket engines.”

Job of the Week: Director of the Center for Research Computing at the University of Kansas

The University of Kansas is seeking a Director of the Center for Research Computing in our Job of the Week. “This position will have oversight responsibility for the strategic planning, development, and delivery of an enterprise research computing services model for KU, meeting research objectives and their ongoing development/evolutional needs. The Director will also lead overall technology architecture discussions; contribute to tactical projects in regards to the high-performance cluster, research storage programs, and technology driven by researchers needs.”

HPE teams with Qumulo for On-Prem and Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Today Qumulo announced that it has expanded its strategic partnership with HPE to encompass both on-prem and hybrid cloud-based storage solutions. “No matter where an organization is in its journey to the cloud, HPE and Qumulo can help users to manage their file-based applications and workloads seamlessly across both data center and cloud environments,” said Molly Presley, Director of Product Marketing, Qumulo. “With today’s extended partnership, Qumulo’s cloud-native file system offers HPE customers the ability to move their data to the public cloud without the need for modifications or costly re-writes.”

Video: Panasas Delivers Frustration Free HPC Storage at ISC 2019

In this video from ISC 2019 in Frankfurt, Dale Brantley from Panasas describes how the company delivers a frustration-free HPC storage environment. “Panasas delivers HPC data storage solutions that support industry and research innovation around the world. Whether it’s building the next Dreamliner, winning a Formula One race, creating mind-bending visual effects, curing disease, or modeling climate change, the world’s leading companies trust Panasas to support their most innovative HPC projects.”

Mellanox Rocks the TOP500 with Ethernet and InfiniBand

Today Mellanox announced that the company’s InfiniBand solutions accelerate six of the top ten HPC and AI Supercomputers on the June TOP500 list. The six systems Mellanox accelerates include the top three, and four of the top five: The fastest supercomputer in the world at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, #2 at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, #3 at Wuxi Supercomputing Center in China, #5 at Texas Advanced Computing Center, #8 at Japan’s Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and #10 at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. “HDR 200G InfiniBand, the fastest and most advanced interconnect technology, makes its debut on the list, accelerating four supercomputers worldwide, including the fifth top-ranked supercomputer in the world located at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, which also represents the fastest supercomputer built in 2019.”

Using Inference Engines to Power AI Apps Audio, Video and more

With the demand for intelligent solutions like autonomous driving, digital assistants, recommender systems, enterprises of every type are demanding AI powered – applications for surveillance, retail, manufacturing, smart cities and homes, office automation, autonomous driving, and more coming every day. Increasingly, AI applications are powered by smart inference-based inputs. This sponsored post from Intel explores how inference engines can be used to power AI apps, audio, video and highlights the capabilities of Intel’s Distribution of OpenVINO (Open Visual Inference and Neural Network Optimization) toolkit.

Panel Discussion: Exascale and Beyond – Challenges in Productive and Sustainable Software

In this video from PASC 2019, Lois Curfman McInnes from Argonne and Rich Brueckner from insideHPC moderate a panel discussion on the challenges of software development for exascale supercomputers. “Software—the key crosscutting technology by which teams collaborate toward predictive science—is dramatically increasing in complexity due to disruptive architectural changes, multiphysics and multiscale modeling, the coupling of simulations and data analytics, and the demand for greater reproducibility and sustainability.”