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Using Ai to detect Gravitational Waves with the Blue Waters Supercomputer

NASA researchers are using AI technologies to detect gravitational waves. The work is described in a new article in Physics Review D this month. “This article shows that we can automatically detect and group together noise anomalies in data from the LIGO detectors by using artificial intelligence algorithms based on neural networks that were already pre-trained to classify images of real-world objects,” said research scientist, Eliu Huerta.

Developing Faster Algorithms with OpenACC and XcalableACC

In this video from the 2018 GPU Technology Conference, Prof. Taisuke Boku from the University of Tsukuba & JCAHPC and Duncan Poole, President of OpenACC describe how OpenACC is accelerating science. “Dr. Boku and his team are working on OpenACC and XcalableACC for accelerated computing. XcalableACC is an extension of XMP for accelerated clusters using OpenACC. Programmers can develop an application to insert XMP and OpenACC directives into a sequential program.”

The Transformation of HPC: Simulation and Cognitive Methods in the Era of Big Data

Dave Turek from IBM gave this talk at the Swiss HPC Conference. “There is a shift underway where HPC is beginning to be addressed with novel techniques and technologies including cognitive and analytic approaches to HPC problems and the arrival of the first quantum systems. This talk will showcase how IBM is merging cognitive, analytics, and quantum with classic simulation and modeling to create a new path for computational science.”

Intel’s Bill Magro Presents: Software Foundation for High-Performance Fabrics in the Cloud

Bill Magro from Intel gave this talk at the 2018 OpenFabrics Workshop. “Artificial Intelligence and High Performance Data Analytics workloads in the cloud are being fed by a deluge of data emanating from the Internet-connected population or people and things. This talk highlights the broadening role of OpenFabrics, in general, and the Open Fabrics Interface, in particular, to rise to the challenge of meeting the emerging requirements and become the software foundation for high-performance cloud fabrics.”

Video: The Convergence of HPC and Deep Learning

Axel Koehler from NVIDIA gave this talk at the Switzerland HPC Conference. “The technology originally developed for HPC has enabled deep learning, and deep learning is enabling many usages in science. Deep learning is also helping deliver real-time results with models that used to take days or months to simulate. The presentation will give an overview about the latest hard- and software developments for HPC and Deep Learning from NVIDIA and will show some examples that Deep Learning can be combined with traditional large scale simulations.”

Supermicro RSD 2.1 Pools All-Flash NVMe Composable Storage

Today Supermicro announced their new Rack Scale Design (RSD) 2.1 with pooled all-flash NVMe composable storage support for applications like high throughput ingest, HPC, data analytics, video streaming, CDN, and software-defined storage (SDS) environments. “Occupying just 1U of rack space, our all-flash NVMe storage systems support 32 hot-swap 2.5″ NVMe SSDs for a half petabyte of high-performance storage with Supermicro RSD 2.1 that can be shared by 12 hosts simultaneously,” said Charles Liang, president and CEO of Supermicro. “With dynamically composable server nodes, efficient storage utilization, and independently upgradeable compute resources, our RSD 2.1 solutions with advanced NVMe pooled storage are perfect for efficient and flexible hyperscale datacenters. In fact, we have already deployed these 32-drive systems running Hadoop workloads for a major automobile company.”

DK Panda Launches X-ScaleSolutions Startup for HPC Applications

In this video, DK Panda from X-ScaleSolutions describes how the company optimizes and supports open source software for HPC. “At X-ScaleSolutions, we align cutting edge technology into a convergent trajectory so that business analytics with Big Data/Deep Learning can be solved with high-performance and scalability while exploiting the latest HPC and Cloud technologies. The vision of X-ScaleSolutions is to bring innovative and efficient end-to-end solutions, services, support, and training to our customers.”

Call for Submissions: 2018 Perth HPC Conference

The 2018 Perth HPC Conference has announced their Call for Submissions. Hosted by the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, The event takes place August 28-29 in Perth, Australia. “The second annual HPCAIAC Perth Conference will bring industry luminaries and leading subject matter experts together from all over the world to explore major and emerging domains and share in-depth insights on AI, Data Sciences, HPC, Deep/Machine Learning, Visualization and more.”

Iceland’s Verne Global Steps up to run HPC & AI Workloads in the Cloud

In this video from the GPU Technology Conference, Bob Fletcher from Verne Global discusses why more and more HPC & AI workloads are moving to the company’s datacenters in Iceland. “Today’s computational environments are changing rapidly as more companies are looking to utilize HPC and intensive applications across an increasingly wide variety of industries. At Verne Global we have fully optimized our campus to meet the specific requirements of the international HPC community.”

Video: Demystifying Parallel and Distributed Deep Learning

Torsten Hoefler from (ETH) Zürich gave this talk at the 2018 Swiss HPC Conference. “Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) are becoming an important tool in modern computing applications. Accelerating their training is a major challenge and techniques range from distributed algorithms to low-level circuit design. In this talk, we describe the problem from a theoretical perspective, followed by approaches for its parallelization.”