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Video: How Altair Powers HPC with PBS Works

In this video from SC18 in Dallas, Altair CTO Sam Mahalingam describes how the company’s PBS works software helps manufacturers build better products with design innovation driven by HPC. Now, with advent of Machine Learning and analytics, the company is helping customers move forward to a new age of data-driven design. After that, Chief Scientist . Andrea Casotto from Altair describes how Altairs “obsessively efficient” approach drives EDA automation.

HPE Powers VENTURI Formula E Team

Monaco-based VENTURI Formula E Team recently announced that HPE is now the team’s Official Technology Partner. Through the partnership, HPE is dedicating a number of world-class technical specialists to the VENTURI Formula E Team and developing a technological innovation strategy for the Monaco-based team, incorporating next-generation platforms and world-first artificial intelligence (AI) solutions set to elevate both efficiency and performance. “I’m delighted to welcome Hewlett Packard Enterprise on board. There is no doubt that this partnership will allow VENTURI Formula E Team to grow. Due to their great expertise, I’m convinced that HPE will fast-track the development of the team and enhance the corporate structure. Given that Formula E is a very dynamic and fast-paced environment, I know that HPE will enjoy this unique and hopefully rewarding journey we are embarking on together.”

Job of the Week: Operations Research Simulation Engineer at Raytheon in Tucson

Raytheon in Tucson is seeking an Operations Research Simulation Engineer in our Job of the Week. “Our Modeling, Simulation and Analysis Center (MSA) headquarters in sunny Tucson, AZ, needs strong Simulation Developer and Analysts, who are ready to support Raytheon’s ongoing mission to support our war fighters and allies. Within the Systems Design & Performance directorate, MSA has the responsibility to provide, develop, and maintain performance and Operations Research simulations for all Raytheon Missiles Systems products, support new business initiatives and development and execution of technology roadmaps.”

Singularity Containers Power NVIDIA Full Galaxy Simulation

In this video from the NVIDIA Showcase event at SC18, Jensen Huang hosts a demo of Singularity containers running a full galaxy simulation. “This has to be the best Container demo ever,” said Huang. “As part of that effort, Huang announced new multi-node HPC and visualization containers for the NGC container registry, which allow supercomputing users to run GPU-accelerated applications on large-scale clusters. NVIDIA also announced a new NGC-Ready program, including workstations and servers from top vendors.”

Dr. David E. Shaw to Receive 2018 Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award

Today IEEE announced that Dr. David E. Shaw, chief scientist of D. E. Shaw Research and a senior research fellow at the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at Columbia University, has been named recipient of the 2018 IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award. “Dr. Shaw is being recognized “for the design of special-purpose supercomputers for biomolecular simulations.”

Supercomputing Turbine Energy with the ExaWind Project

ECP’s ExaWind project aims to advance the fundamental comprehension of whole wind plant performance by examining wake formation, the impacts of complex terrain, and the effects of turbine-turbine wake interactions. When validated by targeted experiments, the predictive physics-based high-fidelity computational models at the center of the ExaWind project, and the new knowledge derived from their solutions, provide an effective path to optimizing wind plants.

DOE Call for Proposals: HPC for Manufacturing and Materials

The DOE High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Initiative plans to issue its first joint solicitation in November for manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) and materials (HPC4Mtls) research. “The programs are intended to spur the use of national lab supercomputing resources and expertise to advance innovation in energy-efficient manufacturing and in new materials that enable advanced energy technologies. Selected industry partners will be granted access to HPC facilities and experts at the national laboratories. Projects will be awarded up to $300,000 to support compute cycles and work performed by the national lab partners.”

Video: Powered by GPUs, Altair and Oracle Accelerate CFD in the Cloud

Today Altair and Oracle announced a joint HPC Cloud solution that leverages GPU technology for exceptional CFD simulation performance. Now part of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, the technology effectively accelerates external aerodynamics and other complex flow simulations at scale and at reasonable cost. “The integration with Oracle’s cloud platform addresses this challenge, and provides customers the ability to use GPU-based solvers in the cloud for accelerated performance without the need to purchase expensive hardware.”

Video: Supercomputing the Secrets of Giant Stars

In this video, supercomputing power and algorithms help astrophysicists untangle giant stars’ brightness, temperature, and chemical variations. “As a star becomes redder (and cooler), it becomes more variable. That’s a pretty firm prediction from what we’ve found, and that’s going to be what’s exciting to test in detail.”

Job of the Week: Software Developer for the FATES Project at LBNL

LBNL is seeking a Software Developer for the FATES Project in our Job of the Week. “The engineer will work with the FATES model, which is a size and age structured dynamic vegetation model that represents plant physiology and ecosystem assembly processes for use within Earth system models. This position will be principally funded by the NGEE-Tropics project, which is a long-term, DOE-supported effort to bring together observational and theoretical approaches to build, inform, and test the representation of tropical forests within Earth system models.”