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As Liquid Cooling Gets Hot, CoolIT Systems Secures Round of Funding

Last week, Canadian liquid cooling vendor CoolIT Systems announced that the company has partnered with Vistara Capital Partners as the company expands production capacity to service new and existing global data center customers. “With our order backlog expanding by 400% in the last year, access to additional capital is critical for continued success,” said CoolIT Systems CFO, Peter Calverley. “With the creative financing package provided by Vistara the financial foundation is in place for 2019 to be another year of significant growth in data center liquid cooling sales for CoolIT.”

Apply Now for the ISC 2019 Travel Grant

Students and Young Researchers are encouraged to apply for the ISC Travel Grant program. It’s a great way for HPC folks to get to the ISC High Performance conference, which takes place June 16-20 in Frankfurt, Germany. “As an added bonus, Dr. Julian Kunkel, of University of Reading, will mentor the selected grant recipients helping them get the most out of the conference by suggesting relevant program sessions and introducing them to experts in their research field.”

Oracle Expands Cloud Business with Next-Gen Data Center in Canada

Oracle just announced the opening of a Toronto data center to support in regional customer demand for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “Oracle’s next-generation cloud infrastructure offers the most flexibility in the public cloud, allowing companies to run traditional and cloud-native workloads on the same platform. With Oracle’s modern cloud regions, only Oracle can deliver the industry’s broadest, deepest, and fastest growing suite of cloud applications, Oracle Autonomous Database, and new services in security, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, all running on its enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure.”

HiPEAC Vision 2019 Looks to the Future of Computing

“Today, the possibilities of an interconnected, heterogeneous and intelligent world are only just beginning to make themselves known. This stunning advancement in digital technology was made possible by ever-increasing performance at ever lower costs. However, physical limits mean we won’t be able to keep shrinking computing components while increasing performance for much longer. So where do we go from here? What are the main challenges and conditions for future developments, and where? The HiPEAC Vision 2019 explores all these questions, and more.”

Video: HPC Containers – Democratizing HPC

In this video from SC18 in Dallas, CJ Newburn from NVIDIA describes how developers can quickly containerize their applications and how users can benefit from running their workloads with containers from the NVIDIA GPU Cloud. “A container essentially creates a self contained environment. Your application lives in that container along with everything the application depends on, so the whole bundle is self contained.”

Bright Computing Powers HPC at Groupe Logiciel

Today, Bright Computing announced that Bechtle France has won a contract to be the sole distributor of Bright Computing’s products and solutions to Groupe Logiciel’s academic and research institutions across France. “I’m excited that, together with our valued partner, Bechtle France, Bright Computing has signed an agreement to deliver our industry- leading HPC, Cloud and Data Science technologies to Groupe Logiciel,” said Lee Carter, VP Alliances at Bright Computing. “Our goal at Bright Computing is to offer the best cluster management solutions on the planet. With a strong and loyal customer base that stretches across all geographies and industry sectors, our software empowers organizations to push the boundaries of HPC, Cloud, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence.”

A Future for R: Parallel and Distributed Processing in R for Everyone

In this video from the European R Users Meeting, Henrik Bengtsson from the University of California San Francisco presents: A Future for R: Parallel and Distributed Processing in R for Everyone. “The future package is a powerful and elegant cross-platform framework for orchestrating asynchronous computations in R. It’s ideal for working with computations that take a long time to complete; that would benefit from using distributed, parallel frameworks to make them complete faster; and that you’d rather not have locking up your interactive R session.”

Job of the Week: System Administrator at D.E. Shaw Research

D.E. Shaw Research is seeking an HPC System Administrator in our Job of the Week. “Exceptional sysadmins sought to manage systems, storage, and network infrastructure for a New York–based interdisciplinary research group. Successful hires will be responsible for our servers and cluster environments. Our research effort is aimed at achieving major scientific advances in the field of biochemistry and fundamentally transforming the process of drug discovery.”

DOE to Provide $45 Million for Materials Research in Quantum Information Science

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced plans to provide $45 million for new research in chemical and materials sciences aimed at advancing the important emerging field of Quantum Information Science (QIS). “QIS will play a major role in shaping the future of computing and a range of other vitally important technologies,” said DOE Under Secretary of Science Paul Dabbar. This initiative ensures that America will remain on the cutting edge of the chemical and materials science breakthroughs that will form the basis for future QIS systems.”

Interview: HPC Thought Leaders Looking Forward to SC19 in Denver

In this special guest feature, SC19 General Chair Michela Taufer catches up with Sunita and Jack Dongarra to discuss the way forward for the November conference in Denver. “By augmenting our models and our ability to do simulation, HPC enables us to understand and do things so much faster than we could in the past – and it will only get better in the future.”