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A64fx: A Game Changing, HPC / AI Optimized Arm CPU for Exascale

Satoshi Matsuoka from Riken gave this talk at Linaro Connect 2019. “Fugaku is the flagship next generation national supercomputer being developed by Riken R-CCS and Fujitsu in collaboration. Fugaku will have hyperscale datacenter class resource in a single exascale machine, with more than 150,000 nodes of sever-class Fujitsu A64fx many-core Arm CPUs with the new SVE (Scalable Vector Extension) with low precision math for the first time in the world, accelerating both HPC and AI workloads, augmented with HBM2 memory paired with each CPU, exhibiting nearly a Terabyte/s memory bandwidth for both HPC and AI rapid data movements.”

Podcast: Simulation & Visualization Drive New Discoveries and Insights

In this podcast, Katrina Feliciano-Stoddard joins Intel’s Conversations in the Cloud. “Katrina talks about simulation and visualization, its role in innovation, and how the technology is being used across industries such as manufacturing, oil & gas, aerospace and defense, media and entertainment, and health and life sciences. Scientists search for new discoveries, engineers are looking at new ways to do things, to design and develop new products – but everyone is looking to do achieve innovations in less time and at reduced costs.”

Video: The Cambridge Research Computing Service

Paul Calleja from the University of Cambridge gave this talk at the UK HPC Conference. “With unprecedented access to increasing volumes of data, our research ranges from the underlying fundamentals in mathematics and computer science, to data science applications across all six University Schools of Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Technology.”

Job of the Week: HPC Engineer at Quantlab in Houston

Quantlab in Houston is seeking an HPC Engineer in our Job of the Week. “We seek to fill the role of an HPC Engineer within our research group in Houston, TX. The highly skilled and experienced individual will be responsible for maintaining the daily throughput of Research jobs in the HPC cluster. This includes all processes related to building the software, executing it and monitoring HPC jobs.”

Codeplay SYCL 1.2.1 Solution offers an Open Alternative to CUDA

Today Codeplay announced the world’s first fully-conformant SYCL 1.2.1 Solution. “As a non-proprietary alternative to the incumbent CUDA, SYCL is an open standard developed by the Khronos Group that enables developers to write code for heterogeneous systems using standard C++. Developers are looking at how they can accelerate their applications without having to write optimized processor specific code. SYCL is the industry standard for C++ acceleration, giving developers a platform to write high-performance code in standard C++, unlocking the performance of accelerators and specialized processors from companies such as AMD, Intel, Renesas and Arm.”

SC19 Session Preview: Whither Advanced Scientific Computing After Exascale Is Achieved?

“The goal of this BoF is to discuss the landscape for advanced scientific computing after the United States achieves the exascale milestone. What are possible future breakthroughs? What are promising computing and mathematics research directions? How do we organize people and resources to move forward? How do we sustain and broaden the impact of exascale technology? These questions will be introduced by members of a task force that is studying beyond the Exascale Computing Project.”

Designing Scalable HPC, Deep Learning, Big Data, and Cloud Middleware for Exascale Systems

DK Panda from Ohio State University gave this talk at the UK HPC Conference. “This talk will focus on challenges in designing HPC, Deep Learning, Big Data and HPC Cloud middleware for Exascale systems with millions of processors and accelerators. For the HPC domain, we will discuss about the challenges in designing runtime environments for MPI+X (PGAS – OpenSHMEM/UPC/CAF/UPC++, OpenMP, and CUDA) programming models by taking into account support for multi-core systems (Xeon, ARM and OpenPower), high-performance networks, and GPGPUs (including GPUDirect RDMA).”

Energy Exascale Earth System Model to Accelerate Climate Research

As one of the Grand Challenges of our time, climate modeling typically requires long run times and huge computational resources. Sandia National Laboratories has awarded Kelsey DiPietro a Jill Hruby Fellowship to tackle this issue. As an applied mathematician, DiPietro has proposed a way to make computer models more efficient — improving accuracy without increasing time or resources to run them.

Nominations Open for James Corones Award Recognizing Science Leadership

Nominations are now open for the James Corones Award, honoring a scientist or engineer who demonstrates integrity and engagement in their field. “The James Corones Award in Leadership, Community Building and Communication recognizes mid-career science professionals who influence their fields and research in general. The recipient will be someone who encourages and mentors young people to participate in the science community, to communicate their work effectively and to make a difference in their discipline.”

Cortical.io Demonstrates Natural Language Understanding Inspired by Neuroscience

In this video, Cortical.io CEO Francisco Webber demonstrates how the company’s software running on Xilinx FPGAs breaks new ground in the field of natural language understanding (NLU). “Cortical.io delivers AI-based Natural Language Understanding solutions which are quicker and easier to implement and more capable than current approaches. The company’s patented approach enables enterprises to more effectively search, extract, annotate and analyze key information from any kind of unstructured text.”