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Advanced Computing: HPC and RDS at University of Bristol

Simon Burbidge from the University of Bristol gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “Our research focuses on the application of heterogeneous and many-core computing to solve large-scale scientific problems. Related research problems we are addressing include: performance portability across many-core devices; automatic optimization of many-core codes; communication-avoiding algorithms for massive scale systems; and fault tolerance software techniques for resiliency at scale.”

Wave Computing Acquires MIPS for AI on the Edge

AI startup Wave Computing announced this week that it has acquired MIPS. “The acquisition of MIPS allows us to combine technologies to create products that will deliver a single ‘Datacenter-to-Edge’ platform ideal for AI and deep learning. We’ve already received very strong and enthusiastic support from leading suppliers and strategic partners, as they affirm the value of data scientists being able to experiment, develop, test and deploy their neural networks on a common platform spanning to the Edge of Cloud.”

Intel to Showcase AI and HPC Demos at ISC 2018

Today Intel released a sneak peek at their plans for ISC 2018 in Frankfurt. The company will showcase how it’s helping AI developers, data scientists and HPC programmers transform industries by tapping into HPC to power the AI solutions. “ISC brings together academic and commercial disciplines to share knowledge in the field of high performance computing. Intel’s presence at the event will include keynotes, sessions, and booth demos that will be focused on the future of HPC technology, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and visualization.”

Job of the Week: Software Solutions Engineer at Mathworks

Mathworks in Massachusetts is seeking a Software Solutions Engineer in our Job of the Week. “We are a team of product proficient engineers with application and software industry experience. Alongside MATLAB Application Deployment developers, we work directly with our customers to resolve their software integration issues and challenges in multiple language interoperability. We are looking for a multi-faceted software engineer with strong foundation in programming, and in-depth troubleshooting knowledge of various software integration methods. You will have a chance to develop your skills and work in multiple disciplines – C++, Java, C#, and Python; multi-threading, and multi-processing across Windows, Linux and OS X.”

Atos Quantum Learning Machine Comes to SURFsara in the Netherlands

Dutch researchers have a new opportunity to experiment with Quantum Computing with the new Atos Quantum Learning Machine at SURFsara. The Atos Quantum Learning Machine is a complete on-premise quantum simulation environment designed for quantum software developers to generate quantum algorithms. It is dedicated to the development of quantum software, training and experimentation. The Atos Quantum Learning Machine allows researchers, engineers and students to develop and experiment with quantum software.

UberCloud Publishes Compendium of Cloud HPC Case Studies

Our friends at the UberCloud have published the 2018 edition of their Compendium of Cloud HPC Case Studies. “The goal of the UberCloud Experiment is to perform engineering simulation experiments in the HPC cloud with real engineering applications in order to understand the roadblocks to success and how to overcome them. The Compendium is a way of sharing these results with the broader HPC community.”

Agenda Posted: Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting at ISC 2018

The Dell EMC HPC Community has published their Speaker Agenda for meeting at ISC 2018. The half-day event takes place June 24 in Frankfurt, Germany. “The Dell EMC HPC Community event will feature keynote presentations by HPC experts and a networking event to discuss best practices in the use of Dell EMC HPC Systems. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to receive updates on HPC strategy, product and solution plans from Dell executives and technical staff and technology partners.”

Video: Calligo Technologies Demonstrates Posit Computing Implementation

Anantha Kinnal from Calligo Technologies gave this talk at the ConGA conference for Next Generation Arithmetic. “CalligoTech, based in Bangalore – India, built and demonstrated World’s First Posit-enabled System at the CoNGA track at Supercomputing Asia’18, Singapore. Our primary objective was to build a System capable of performing basic arithmetic operations using Posit Number System and capable of running existing C programs.”

Video: AMD HPC Update

Jay Owen from AMD gave this talk at the HPC User Forum in Tucson. “With the introduction of new EPYC processor based servers with Radeon Instinct GPU accelerators, combined with our ROCm open software platform, AMD is ushering in a new era of heterogeneous compute for HPC and Deep Learning. Truly accelerating the pace of deep learning and addressing the broad needs of the datacenter requires a combination of high performance compute and GPU acceleration optimized for handling massive amounts of data with lots of floating point computation that can be spread across many cores.”

NEC starts HPC sales operations in the UK

Today NEC announced that NEC Deutschland GmbH is starting High Performance Computing sales operations in the United Kingdom. This business expansion in the UK, one of Europe’s most important high-tech regions, is in addition to NEC’s existing sales operations throughout Europe, including Germany, France, Belgium, Italy and others. “NEC Deutschland has named Matthew Prew as Senior Sales Manager of HPC in the UK, where he will be responsible for driving the expansion of new business. Mr. Prew brings more than 25 years of experience in the IT Industry. Starting in the early 1990s, he joined a European IT manufacturer focusing predominantly on the UNIX platform.”