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Swiss Conference & HPCXXL User Group Events Return to Lugano

The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre will host the 11th annual Swiss Conference and bi-annual HPCXXL Winter Meeting April 6-9 in Lugano, Switzerland. “Explore the domains and disciplines driving change and progress at an unprecedented pace and join us at the Swiss HPC Conference. Gather with fellow colleagues, a recognizable lineup of industry giants, startups, technology innovators and renowned subject matter experts to share insights on the tools, techniques and technologies that are bringing private and public research communities and interests together and inspiring entirely new possibilities.”

HPC User Forum to Explore AI-HPDA Use In Banking and Investment Firms

Today Hyperion Research announced high-profile speakers from major banking and investment firms will highlight the agenda at the next HPC User Forum. Thomas Thurston, CTO of WR Hambrecht Ventures, and Brad Spiers, executive director at JP Morgan Chase will deliver keynote talks at the event, which takes place March 30-April 1 in Princeton, New Jersey. “The HPC User Forum meeting will also feature talks by U.S. and international experts on exascale computing and architectures, massive-scale analytics, AI for cyber operations, cancer research, fusion energy, seismology, HPC for small businesses, cloud computing, and quantum computing, along with technical updates from HPC vendors.”

Podcast: Tracking the Coronavirus with HPC

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at how supercomputing can help predict and track the progress of the Covid-19 virus. “Shahin also wonders about the economic effect on the tech business as inventories dry up while producers are sidelined by the virus.”

New Servers from Dell Technologies analyze data wherever it resides

Today Dell Technologies announced new solutions to help customers analyze data at the edge, outside of a traditional data center. With a host of new offerings—including new edge server designs, smaller modular data centers, enhanced telemetry management and a streaming analytics engine—customers are better positioned to realize the value of their data wherever it resides. “As we enter the next Data Decade, the challenge moves from keeping pace with volumes of data to gaining valuable insights from the many types of data and touchpoints across various edge locations to core data centers and public clouds,” said Jeff Boudreau, president, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell Technologies. “We offer a portfolio that’s engineered to help customers address the constraints of edge operations and deliver analytics for greater business insights wherever their edge may be.”

Purdue University to open Scalable Open Laboratory for Cyber Experimentation

Purdue University’s CERIAS Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security has announced the addition of a new laboratory facility that dramatically increases Purdue’s cyber-physical research, emulation, and analysis capabilities. “This new laboratory is a mirror of the facilities already within Sandia National Labs that have served as the platform for joint CERIAS and DOE research since 2017,” said Theresa Mayer, executive vice president for research and partnerships at Purdue University. “The opening of SOL4CE at Purdue allows us to increase both the speed and impact of our national security research collaboration with Sandia National Labs.”

IRIS and XSEDE to investigate the impact of research supercomputing

A partnership XSEDE and the Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) will examine how access to advanced research computing resources and services available via XSEDE affect the collaboration networks and scientific productivity of participating researchers. “IRIS will link the IRIS UMETRICS dataset containing transaction-level administrative data on sponsored research projects from dozens of the nation’s leading higher educational institutions to data from XSEDE allocations. This will result in a new way to examine how access to supercomputers influences the way researchers collaborate with colleagues and the productivity of individuals and research teams.”

How HPC is Powering the Age of Genomic Big Data

In this special guest feature, Jeff Reser from SUSE describes how Linux and HPC are key enabling technologies behind the research and breakthroughs in Genomics. “The Human Genome Project is an excellent example of large-scale international cooperation. It took a closely-coordinated and collaborative team effort to complete. Once the human genome had been successfully sequenced and decoded, it was immediately made publicly available. Since then, new information has been regularly published and made freely available. Here at SUSE, we’re totally committed to this community-driven “open source” ideal. It permeates everything we do.”

Microway powers Shared Research Computing Storage Project in Massachusetts

Powered by storage technology supplied by Microway, the Northeast Storage Exchange (NESE) is changing the way Boston-area universities approach research data storage. “Born out of a groundbreaking regional high-performance computing project, NESE aims to break further ground—to create a long-term, growing, self-sustaining data storage facility serving both regional researchers and national and international-scale science and engineering projects.”

University of Florida Accelerates BioTech Research with Qumulo

The University of Florida has chosen Qumulo’s distributed file system for its scalable capacity, real-time data analytics, and industry-recognized commitment to customer care. “We wanted a storage solution that would not only work for UF’s faculty but work for our research computing staff as well,” said Erik Deumens, scientist and director, UF Information Technology – Research Computing. “Selecting Qumulo takes the guesswork out of our storage management and makes us more efficient when scheduling diagnostic operations. We find the Qumulo system to be rich in features and easy to work with. It is a very cost-effective solution so that we are making the best use of university funds.”

PASC20 talk to explore Data Landscapes to Rescue Species from Extinction

Today PASC20 announced that this year’s Public Lecture will be presented by Dalia Conde, Professor at the University of Southern Denmark and Director of Science at Species360. The lecture will focus on her team’s efforts in fighting one of the greatest current concerns of our global community: biodiversity loss. “In this keynote talk, we will unveil the results of a global initiative aiming to map, quantify and disseminate species open information to conservation policymakers globally. By developing partnerships to map information and generate development platforms, workflows and storage between open biodiversity repositories, we will outline how computational methods can be applied to novel scientific domains.”