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Eurolab4HPC Call for Participation: Short Term Collaborations and Business Prototyping Projects

Today Eurolab4HPC issued a pair of Calls for Participation for Business Prototyping Projects and Short Term Collaboration Grants. “Eurolab4HPC gives grants to PhD students, early career researchers, senior researchers, academics, and industrial technical leaders to participate on a 2-day business-to-innovation workshop in Gothenburg and/or to work on a common project in different layers of the compute stack. As grantees in Business Prototyping Projects are mentored using the business model canvas, grantees in Short Term Collaborations conduct independent small studies and benchmarking activities to capture requirements, metrics and opportunities to improve the platforms and technologies.”

Job of the Week: Software Developer/SLURM System Administrator at Adaptive Computing

Adaptive Computing is seeking a Software Developer/SLURM System Administrator in our Job of the Week. The position is located in the Naples, Florida. “This is an excellent opportunity to be part of the core team in a rapidly growing company. The company enjoys a rock-solidindustry reputation in HPC Workload Scheduling and Cloud Management Solutions.Adaptive Computing works with some of the largest commercial enterprises,government agencies, and academic institutions in the world.”

Baidu to Speed Services with Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory

Today Intel announced Baidu is architecting the in-memory database of its Feed Stream services to harness the high-capacity and high-performance capabilities of Intel Optane DC persistent memory. Paired with 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, building a new memory platform based on Intel Optane DC persistent memory allows Baidu to lower its total cost of ownership (TCO) while delivering more personalized search results to users. Intel and Baidu disclosed details of this deployment and other joint collaborations on Thursday at the 2019 Baidu ABC Summit in Beijing.

Simplifying NVIDIA GPU Driver Deployment on Red Hat Linux

Over at the NVIDIA blog, Pramod Ramarao writes that NVIDIA and Red Hat have worked closely to improve the user experience when installing and updating NVIDIA software on RHEL, including GPU drivers and CUDA. “The NVIDIA / Red Hat partnership continues to grow and there are many integration efforts across Red Hat’s and NVIDIA’s product portfolios on projects as diverse as video drivers, heterogeneous memory management (HMM), KVM support for virtual GPUs, and Kubernetes.”

Cornell Investigates Multi-cloud Cost Management with RightScale

The Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) is collaborating with RightScale, recently acquired by Flexera, to understand how to best manage and optimize costs in a multi-cloud world. “Universities and research facilities are beginning to recognize that cloud management platforms (CMPs) are a useful tool for monitoring and controlling research expenditures, particularly as scientists seek different clouds for different capabilities,” said David A. Lifka, vice president for information technologies and CIO at Cornell. “By working with the Optima team, we’re adding to our current CMP experience and gaining knowledge on how to effectively address the unique needs of research computing and education users.”

IBM Q Network Expands to Drive Educational Opportunities in Quantum Computing

Today IBM announced the expansion of the IBM Q Network to include a number of global universities. The expanding academic network is designed to accelerate joint research in quantum computing, and develop curricula to help prepare students for careers that will be influenced by this next era of computing, across science and business. “Today, IBM is announcing Florida State University, the University of Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Stony Brook University, and the University of Tokyo will have direct access to IBM Q’s most-advanced commercially available quantum computing systems for teaching, and faculty and student research projects that advance quantum information science and explore early applications, as academic partners.”

ThinkParQ Brings BeeGFS to E8 Storage

Today E8 Storage announced a technology partnership with ThinkParQ to enable the integration of BeeGFS with E8 Storage’s NVMe-oF solution. The combined solution will offer customers new levels of improved performance and scalability for data intensive workloads. “With the combination of E8 Storage’s RAID functionality and ThinkParQ’s BeeGFS file system, customers can scale out by adding as many nodes as needed to meet or exceed capacity requirements.”

Video: ATOM Consortium to Accelerate AI in Drug Discovery with NVIDIA

The Public-private consortium ATOM has announced today that it is collaborating with NVIDIA to scale ATOM’s AI-driven drug discovery platform. “Scientists at ATOM have created a predictive model development pipeline that calls upon large datasets to build and test predictive machine learning models which consider pharmacokinetics, safety, developability, and efficacy. NVIDIA will provide additional resources that will enable this pipeline to be run at increased scale and speed.”

Atos Opens AI Laboratory in France with the Google Cloud

Today Atos inaugurated a new AI laboratory in France. Set up as part of the global partnership between Atos and Google Cloud, the laboratory will enable clients, businesses and public organizations to identify practical cases, for which AI could provide innovative and effective solutions. “In order for France to continue to play a key role in the information space, it has to invest heavily in artificial intelligence and new technologies,” said Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos. “Beyond economic development, being able to offer technological excellence while protecting European data is a matter of sovereignty. With this joint laboratory between Atos and Google Cloud, we are enabling the adoption of artificial intelligence by our clients by offering them the best technologies and the highest level of security for their data processing, all within a clearly defined European regulatory framework. As such, Atos combines economic and technological development with sovereignty, compliance and security and helps to design a secure and valued European information space.”

LRZ in Germany joins the OpenMP effort

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) in Germany has joined the OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB), a group of leading hardware and software vendors and research organizations creating the standard for the most popular shared-memory parallel programming model in use today. “With the rise of core counts and the expected future deployment of accelerated systems, optimizing node-level performance is getting more and more important. As a member of the OpenMP ARB, we want to contribute to the future of OpenMP to meet the challenges of new architectures“, says Prof. Dieter Kranzlmüller, Chairman of the Board of Directors of LRZ.