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Video: Illustris Simulation Depicts the Birth of the Universe

In this video, the “Illustris” scientific simulation begins just 12 million years after the Big Bang and illustrates the formation of stars, heavy elements, galaxies, exploding super novae and dark matter over 14 billion years. “We hope that the Illustris simulation will be of interest to scientists of all disciplines as well as to the broader non-scientific community.”

Supercomputing the Future of Cycling

Today’s competitive cyclist benefits from more lightweight, aerodynamic and rigid bike models – and, in a similar way, the prototyping process for manufacturers has become less of a heavy load – in terms of both time and cost – thanks to technological advances in simulation software. “Wind tunnel analyses are very important, but they can be expensive, time consuming and you need to have the athlete available. So, although they are extremely important for the validation of the model, a combination of wind analysis and CFD simulation might be extremely useful.”

Video: Optimizing Wind Power with the ExaWind Project at NREL

In this video, Scott Gibson discusses the ExaWind project for windmill simulation with Michael Sprague from NREL. ExaWind is part of the ECP, which is building applications that will scale to tomorrow’s Exascale machines. “Sprague also explains why the simulation is important because it demonstrates that the physics models of the ExaWind team will perform well on large computers and paves the way for the team to improve the models and direct simulation capability toward the exascale platform when it’s ready. He added that, ultimately, the team plans to simulate tens of large turbines within a large wind farm.”

Video: Two Days of Weather Predicted in Just 20 Minutes

In this video, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang showcases new weather prediction capabilities enabled by GPUs. The demo was initially shown on the big screen at SC18 in Dallas for a crowd of more than 700 conference attendees. “We’re looking at a future prediction of microclimates,” Huang said. “The map is the product of a GPU-accelerated COSMO weather prediction model. It offers resolution down to one square kilometer as well as 80 altitude layers — from the ground to as high as 20 kilometers. The model can predict two days of weather in just 20 minutes running on a single NVIDIA DGX-2 supercomputer. That’s computing muscle equivalent to 75 dual-socket CPU nodes.”

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.