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Inspur Storage System achieves record performance on SPC Benchmark 1

An Inspur storage system achieved world record performance and top two ranking in a recent SPC Benchmark 1 performance test. The SPC Benchmark 1 results are a valuable reference for the selection of storage systems for businesses critical applications like OLTP systems, databases systems, and server applications. “To achieve these results, the AS5600G2 adopted iTurbo acceleration engine technology from Inspur and used the four core algorithms of intelligent data path acceleration — intelligent multi-core scheduling, intelligent hot and cold data stream separation, and iMASP random to sequential transformation technology.”

Interview: Under Secretary Paul Dabbar on the COVID-19 HPC Consortium

The DOE laboratory complex has many core capabilities that can be applied to addressing the threats posed by COVID-19. “This public-private partnership includes the biggest players in advanced computing from government, industry, and academia. At launch, the consortium includes five DOE laboratories, industry leaders like IBM, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon, and preeminent U.S. universities like MIT, RPI, and UC San Diego. And within a week, we’ve already received more than a dozen requests from other organizations to join the consortium.”

Registration Opens for BeeGFS Virtual Community Meeting

ThinkParQ will host the annual BeeGFS Virtual Community Meeting on World Bee Day, May 20, 2020. BeeGFS is a parallel cluster file system, developed with a strong focus on performance and designed for very easy installation and management. “Following the overwhelming success of our inaugural BeeGFS Virtual Community Meeting that took place last October, the team is excited with the content we are preparing to share with the community, and we are currently finalizing talks with innovative BeeGFS users who will present alongside us in May,” says Frank Herold, CEO, ThinkParQ.

SIAM Announces Class of 2020 Fellows

Today the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) announced the 2020 Class of SIAM Fellows. These distinguished members were nominated for their exemplary research as well as outstanding service to the community. Through their contributions, SIAM Fellows help advance the fields of applied mathematics and computational science. The goals of the SIAM Fellowship program […]

Russian Supercomputer Joins the Fight Against COVID-19

An international research team of scientists – from Russia, Finland, Italy, China, Japan and Canada is using a recently upgraded HPC system at the Joint Supercomputer Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences to develop diagnostics and treatment against COVID-19 coronavirus infection that became the cause of global pandemic. “We aim to use molecular simulation to create a computer model of a medical drug with selective interaction with receptor-binding domain of Spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strain.”

D-Wave Offers Free Quantum Cloud Access for Global Response to COVID-19

Today D-Wave Systems announced the immediate availability of free access to its quantum systems via the Leap quantum cloud service for anyone working on responses to the COVID-19 crisis. “It is promising to accelerate the solution of complex problems in pharmacology and epidemiology, such as those that have arisen in the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, by means of hybrid workflows from quantum-classical computer simulations.”

Registration Opens for Stanford HPC Conference Virtual Event

Registration is now open for the Stanford HPC Conference. The two day ‘condensed’ agenda combines thought leadership and practical insights on HPC, AI, Data Science and much more. The virtual event takes place April 21-22. “The Stanford High Performance Computing Center in collaboration with the HPC-AI Advisory Council invite you to join the annual Stanford Conference as an entirely virtual experience.”

Lifebit Provides Free Cloud, Data Hosting & Analysis Tools to COVID-19 Researchers

Today Lifebit Biotech announced it is providing its premium Lifebit CloudOS license free to all researchers and teams working on COVID-19 efforts, including diagnostics, treatments, and vaccines. As increasing demand for widely accessible reference data and massive data sharing has never been more apparent, this initiative provides researchers with a seamless way to perform their analyses securely, while enabling teams to freely collaborate even when working from home.

NCSA Joins Nationwide Collaboration to Combat COVID-19

NCSA is joining C3.ai, Microsoft Corporation, and research institutions across the country as part of the new C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute (C3.ai DTI). This new institute, a multi-disciplinary effort focused on artificial intelligence and advanced computing, will initially accept proposals related to the abatement of COVID-19, and mitigating risks from future pandemics using AI. “This new institute will greatly expand the use of computing and data to improve the world, starting with bringing together a consortium of leading institutions to address the COVID-19 crisis.”

NPR Podcast: Scientists Use Supercomputers To Search For Drugs To Combat COVID-19

In this segment from the NPR Here and Now program, Joe Palca talks to researchers using ORNL supercomputers to fight COVID-19. “Supercomputers have joined the race to find a drug that might help with COVID-19. Scientists are using computational techniques to see if any drugs already on the shelf might be effective against the disease. The two researchers performed simulations on Summit of more than 8,000 compounds to screen for those that are most likely to bind to the main “spike” protein of the coronavirus, rendering it unable to infect host cells.”