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SC17 Preview: BoF Session on IEEE Consortium on HPC

Are you at SC17 in Denver? Please join a special session for the IEEE Computer Society Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing (TCHPC). The meeting takes place (Wednesday Nov 15, 2017) in room 201-203 at the Denver Convention Center. “The annual TCHPC Birds of a Feather session at SC provides a forum to discuss the consortium and its mission, activities and initiatives with members of the community, as well as to get inputs from the community. It give members of the community a chance to interact with the TCHPC volunteers and representatives from its member technical committees and to explore opportunities to get involved.”

New Report Offers insight on OpenMP

Technical Report 6 demonstrates the importance of user feedback to the OpenMP specification,” says Bronis R. de Supinski, the Chair of the OpenMP Language Committee. “Users have indicated that several features are vitally important to them, such as multilevel memory support, deep copy, easy access to unified shared memory and a descriptive loop construct. As a result of that feedback, OpenMP 5.0 will include all of these major additions.”

Cray to Power AI Innovation at Samsung

Today Cray announced that Samsung has purchased a Cray CS-Storm accelerated cluster supercomputer. The Samsung Strategy & Innovation Center (SSIC) procured the system for use in its research into Artificial Intelligence and deep learning workloads, including systems for connected cars and autonomous technologies.

HPE Steps Up with AI Innovation at SC17

Today at SC17, Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced new high-density compute and storage solutions that enable enterprises to harness the power of high performance computing and artificial intelligence applications. “Today, HPE is augmenting its proven supercomputing and large commercial HPC and AI capabilities with new high-density compute and storage solutions to accelerate market adoption by enabling organizations of all sizes to address challenges in HPC, big data, object storage and AI with more choice and flexibility.”

Bright Computing and SUSE Collaborate at SC17

“The Bright Computing and SUSE partnership was first announced in 2009, enabling customers to deploy, manage, and monitor SUSE Linux Enterprise Server clusters using the Bright interface. Since then, the companies have collaborated many times to provide cutting edge infrastructure management solutions to significant strategic companies around the world, including Boeing in North America and CSIRO in Australia.”

Catch Today’s ‘Artificial Intelligence and The Virtuous Cycle of Compute’ Presentation by Intel

At SC17, Intel is reinforcing its ongoing commitment to HPC and AI technologies. If you want to learn more about Intel’s investment in Artificial Intelligence, and the convergence with HPC, then be sure to catch the future-focused presentation on “Artificial Intelligence and The Virtuous Cycle of Compute” by Pradeep Dubey, Intel Fellow, and Director of Parallel Computing Lab.  

SC17 Preview: Artificial Intelligence and The Virtuous Cycle of Compute

In this video, Pradeep Dubey from Intel Labs describes his upcoming SC17 Invited Talk on Artificial Intelligence. “Dubey will discuss how the convergence of AI, Big Data, HPC systems, and algorithmic advances are transforming the relationship between computers and humans, disrupting past notions of a partnership where humans made all the “intelligent” decisions.”

Ellexus Releases I/O Profiling Tool Suites Based for Arm Architecture

Today Ellexus released versions of its flagship I/O profiling products Breeze, Healthcheck and Mistral, all based on the Arm v8-A architecture. The move comes as part of the company’s strategy to provide cross-platform support that gives engineers a uniform tooling experience across different hardware platforms. “As the high-performance computing industry targets new compute architectures and cloud infrastructures, it’s never been more important to optimise the way programs access large data sets,” said Dr Rosemary Francis, CEO of Ellexus, on the decision to release versions based on Arm. “Bad I/O patterns can harm shared storage and will limit application performance, wasting millions in lost engineering time. We are extremely excited to announce the integration of our tools with the Arm tool suite. Together we will be able to help more organizations to get the most out of their compute clusters.”

An Overview of AI in the HPC Landscape

The demand for performant and scalable AI solutions has stimulated a convergence of science, algorithm development, and affordable technologies to create a software ecosystem designed to support the data scientist. “It is very important to understand that time-to-model and the accuracy of the resulting model are really the only performance metrics that matter when training because the goal is to quickly develop a model that represents the training data with high accuracy.”

Video: SC17 Plenary on Smart Cities

We are very pleased to bring you this livestream of the SC17 Plenary session on Smart Cities. It starts right here Nov 13 at 5:30pm Mountain Time. “The Smart Cities initiative looks to improve the quality of life for residents using urban informatics and other technologies to improve the efficiency of services.”