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Interview: HPC Thought Leaders Looking Forward to SC19 in Denver

In this special guest feature, SC19 General Chair Michela Taufer catches up with Sunita and Jack Dongarra to discuss the way forward for the November conference in Denver. “By augmenting our models and our ability to do simulation, HPC enables us to understand and do things so much faster than we could in the past – and it will only get better in the future.”

Penguin Computing builds Caviness Cluster for Machine Learning at the University of Delaware

Penguin Computing has deployed a new HPC cluster at the University of Delaware. The Caviness cluster is named in honor of Jane Caviness, former director of Academic Computing Services at the University. “It is great to have our new cluster be named after Jane Caviness, who has played a very important role in establishing high performance computing at University of Delaware.”

NVIDIA and Pure Storage Power Ai for Oncology with PAIGE

The battle against cancer is now being fought at the data level. A new Ai Startup called PAIGE hopes to revolutionize clinical diagnosis and treatment in pathology and oncology through the use of artificial intelligence. “Through its partnership with Igneous, PAIGE will be able to securely and efficiently manage 8 petabytes of unstructured data, including anonymized tumor scan images and clinical notes, as part of an integrated machine learning-based healthcare AI workflow anchored by an industry-leading Pure Storage FlashBlade and NVIDIA GPU compute cluster.”

NVIDIA T4 GPUs Come to Google Cloud for High Speed Machine Learning

Today the Google Cloud announced Public Beta availability of NVIDIA T4 GPUs for Machine Learning workloads. Starting today, NVIDIA T4 GPU instances are available in the U.S. and Europe as well as several other regions across the globe, including Brazil, India, Japan and Singapore. “The T4 is the best GPU in our product portfolio for running inference workloads. Its high-performance characteristics for FP16, INT8, and INT4 allow you to run high-scale inference with flexible accuracy/performance tradeoffs that are not available on any other accelerator.”

Quobyte Partners with EUROstor to Deliver Scale-Out NAS Solutions

Today Quobyte announced a partnership with EUROstor to expand the reach of its next-generation file system throughout the German, Austrian and Swiss marketplace to customers seeking scale-out NAS solutions for enterprise application workloads. “With scale-out NAS solutions becoming increasingly important within our market, Quobyte is an exciting expansion of our storage product portfolio,” said Wolfgang Bauer, technical director of EUROstor. “With Quobyte’s flexibility, scalability and high performance, we can easily deliver storage solutions that are purpose-built to satisfy our customers’ needs. We trust there are a lot more interesting projects to come.”

Looking Back at SC18 and the Road Ahead to Exascale

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Robert Roe reports on new technology and 30 years of the US supercomputing conference at SC18 in Dallas. “From our volunteers to our exhibitors to our students and attendees – SC18 was inspirational,” said SC18 general chair Ralph McEldowney. “Whether it was in technical sessions or on the exhibit floor, SC18 inspired people with the best in research, technology, and information sharing.”

Industry Leaders prepare for Rice University Oil and Gas Conference in March

The upcoming Rice University Oil and Gas HPC Conference will focus on the computational challenges and needs in the Energy industry. The event takes place March 4-6, 2019 in Houston. “High-end computing and information technology continues to stand out across the industry as a critical business enabler and differentiator with a relatively well understood return on investment. However, challenges such as constantly changing technology landscape, increasing focus on software and software innovation, and escalating concerns around workforce development still remain. The agenda for the conference includes invited keynote and plenary speakers, parallel sessions made up of at least four presentations each and a student poster session.”

Researchers Gear Up for Exascale at ECP Meeting in Houston

Scientists and Engineers at Berkeley Lab are busy preparing for Exascale supercomputing this week at the ECP Annual Meeting in Houston. With a full agenda running five days, LBL researchers will contribute Two Plenaries, Five Tutorials, 15 Breakouts and 20 Posters. “Sponsored by the Exascale Computing Project, the ECP Annual Meeting centers around the many technical accomplishments of our talented research teams, while providing a collaborative working forum that includes featured speakers, workshops, tutorials, and numerous planning and co-design meetings in support of integrated project understanding, team building and continued progress.”

An Introduction to High Performance Computing

In this video, Bill Jenkins from Intel presents and introduction to High Performance Computing. “This online training will provide a high-level introduction to high performance computing, the problem it solves and the vertical markets it solves it in. Rather than focusing on the step by step, this training will educate into the concepts and resources available to perform the data analytics process and even also discuss where accelerators can be used.”

The Infinite Memory Engine – Unlocking the Potential of NVMe

In this video from DDN booth at SC18, John Bent from DDN presents: IME – Unlocking the Potential of NVMe. “DDN’s Infinite Memory Engine (IME) is a scale-out, software-defined, flash storage platform that streamlines the data path for application I/O. IME interfaces directly to applications and secures I/O via a data path that eliminates file system bottlenecks. With IME, architects can realize true flash-cache economics with a storage architecture that separates capacity from performance.”