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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.”

Intel and the Coming AI Revolution

In this video from the Intel HPC Developer Conference, Gadi Singer from Intel describes how the company is moving forward with Artificial Intelligence. “We are deeply committed to unlocking the promise of AI: conducting research on neuromorphic computing, exploring new architectures and learning paradigms.”

Video: Applying AI to Science

In this video from the Intel HPC Developer Conference, Prabhat from NERSC describes how AI applies to science. “Looking ahead, Prabhat sees broad applications for deep learning in scientific research beyond climate science—especially in astronomy, cosmology, neuroscience, material science, and physics.”

D-Wave Announces Upgrades to D-Wave 2000Q Quantum Computer

Today D-Wave Systems announced major upgrades coming to the D-Wave 2000Q quantum computer in the first quarter of 2018. Two of the most powerful new capabilities are reverse annealing and virtual graphs. These features enable significant performance improvements over the current D-Wave 2000Q system by giving users increased control of the quantum processing unit (QPU). “The new capabilities will greatly benefit our customers by giving them new ways to exploit the power of the D-Wave 2000Q quantum computer,” said Jeremy Hilton, SVP Systems, D-Wave. “We continue to deliver rapid advances in quantum hardware, software, and other system components that our growing user base can leverage for application development.”

SC17 Video Replay: Jensen Huang from NVIDIA on the AI Revolution in HPC

We are excited to bring our readers this special livestream from NVIDIA at SC17 in Denver. Tune in right here for a live presentation from NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang entitled, “Accelerated Computing: The Path Forward.” It all starts at Monday at 3:00pm Mountain time.

Live! Radio Free HPC does the Latest TOP500 List

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the latest TOP500 list in front of a live audience in Denver at SC17. “The fiftieth TOP500 list of the fastest supercomputers in the world has China overtaking the US in the total number of ranked systems by a margin of 202 to 144. It is the largest number of supercomputers China has ever claimed on the TOP500 ranking, with the US presence shrinking to its lowest level since the list’s inception 25 years ago.”

Moonshot Research Teams with Providentia Worldwide for HPC and Big Data Services for Industry

Today Moonshot Research and Providentia Worldwide announced an agreement to jointly offer business and technical services and consulting in the areas of high-performance computing and big data services. The Moonshot/Providentia team brings expertise in driving ROI in enterprise computing by focusing on best practices in HPC, cloud and enterprise IT. “I am absolutely delighted to work with the world’s experts in using HPC to achieve real-time analytics. Speed has become the ultimate competitive advantage in the world of technology-enabled products and services,” said Merle Giles, CEO of Moonshot Research.

SC17 Preview: Lessons on Utilizing 10 Million Cores of Sunway TaihuLight

SC17 will continue its HPC Matters Plenary session series this year with a talk on The Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer, which is currently #1 on the TOP500. “This talk will first introduce and discuss design philosophy about the approach to integrate these 10 million cores at both the processor and the system level. Based on such a system design, we will then talk about the efforts and the challenges as we see in the process of utilizing the 10 million cores to push forward the frontiers of science in domains such as climate, seismology, material, bioinformatics, and big data analytics.”

SC17 Preview: Molecular Simulation at the Mesoscale

SC17 will continue its HPC Matters Plenary session series this year a talk on Molecular Simulation at the Mesoscale. “We are developing new capabilities for multi-scale dynamic simulations that cross spatial scales from the molecular (angstrom) to cellular ultrastructure (near micron), and temporal scales from the picoseconds of macromolecular dynamics to the physiologically important time scales of organelles and cells (milliseconds to seconds).”

Quantum Computing Ecosystem moves forward with IBM Q Systems

“Over the next year, IBM Q scientists will continue to work to improve its devices including the quality of qubits, circuit connectivity, and error rates of operations. For example, within six months, the IBM team was able to extend the coherence times for the 20 qubit processor to be twice that of the publically available 5 and 16 qubit systems on the IBM Q experience.”