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Radio Free HPC Reviews Highlights from the CHPC Conference in South Africa

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks back at the highlights of the 2018 CHPC Conference in South Africa. With over 500 attendees, the event featured a set of keynotes on high performance computing as well as a Student Cluster Challenge and a Cyber Security Competition.

nCorium Startup joins LANL’s Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium for Ultra-scale Efficiency

The San Jose-based startup company nCorium has joined Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium (EMC3) in the quest for efficient, ultra-scale computing. “We are excited to be working with nCorium to explore moving data multiple times faster than current approaches while adding value to the data as it moves,” said Gary Grider, HPC Division Leader at Los Alamos. “The prospect of using far less data movement/storage nodes in our environment while providing more in-flight data manipulation is an important step towards the higher efficiencies that the EMC3 seeks.”

UberCloud Now Available in Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Today the UberCloud announced the availability of UberCloud consulting services in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Microsoft Azure. UberCloud customers can now take advantage of the scalability, high availability, and security of Azure, with streamlined deployment and management. “UberCloud’s HPC software containers provide engineers with seamless and immediate access to the cloud,” said Wolfgang Gentzsch, President of TheUberCloud Inc.

UH Data Science Institute Receives $10 Million Boost from HPE

The University of Houston has announced a new collaboration with HPE today, including a $10 million gift from HPE to the University. The gift from HPE will benefit the University’s Data Science Institute and include funding for a scholarship endowment, as well as both funding and equipment to enhance data science research activities.

IBM To Acquire Red Hat

Today IBM announced that the company plans to acquire all outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190.00 per share in cash, representing a total enterprise value of approximately $34 billion. “One of the biggest enterprise technology companies on the planet has agreed to partner with us to scale and accelerate our efforts, bringing open source innovation to an even greater swath of the enterprise.”

TechWomen from Africa Experience Supercomputing Up Close

A pair of emerging technology leaders from the African Continent are spending five weeks in the USA as part of the TechWomen program. “In addition to the tours, Mugehu said she’s been surprised by how open people are about their work and generous in sharing their knowledge. Back home, researchers carefully guard their work, fearing someone may try to take it as their own, she said.”

PRACE Joins Women in HPC Affiliates Program

The European PRACE initiative has just become one of the first WHPC affiliates as part of Women in HPC’s ever-growing pilot expansion program. “We anticipate that the new WHPC affiliates will provide amplification of the WHPC mission to diversify the International HPC community, encourage the gathering of statistics of where women are in the community, what roles they fill and also helping us to identify why women leave and what we can do about it.”

Asperitas and 2CRSI Announce Immersed Computing Partnership

Dutch cleantech company Asperitas and French IT specialists 2CRSI have announced a partnership on Immersed Computing during the GITEX international technology week in Dubai. “With the combination of 2CRSI and Asperitas’ Immersed Computing, we will be able to deliver sustainable integrated high performance solutions for our customers at a whole new level.”

Red Hat Powers NVIDIA DGX-1 for Ai Workloads

Today Red Hat announced it is collaborating with NVIDIA to bring a new wave of open innovation around emerging workloads like artificial intelligence, deep learning and data science to enterprise datacenters around the world. “Red Hat Enterprise Linux’s enablement of NVIDIA GPUs on our Sierra supercomputer provides commonality across our systems, greatly facilitating our users’ ability to exploit the world’s third fastest computer,” said Bronis Supinski, CTO of Livermore Computing.

OpenVDNA Project Learns Visual DNA

Fans of open source Machine Learning got a boost today with the launch of an Exascale Visual AI initiative to sequence Visual DNA from images using Volume Learning to enable new applications. “A global backbone of supercomputers will learn, record and serve visual DNA to innumerable connected applications, providing basic visual AI services for industrial inspection, inventory, commerce and daily life. Volume learning and visual DNA will become ubiquitous, popular, simple and free.”