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Call For Participation: OpenFabrics Workshop

Today OFA issued their Call for Sessions for the annual OpenFabrics Alliance Workshop 2019. The event takes place March 19-21 in Austin, Texas. “The Workshop places a high value on collaboration and communication among participants. In keeping with the theme of collaboration, proposals for Birds of a Feather sessions and Panels are particularly encouraged.”

Rescale Delivers Secure HPC in the Cloud for the Public Sector

Today Rescale announced that the company is now delivering secure HPC in the Cloud to the public sector. “In our platform development we have taken several steps towards protecting customers through the security of our platform which is why we are proud to be the first HPC platform solution in the industry to be ITAR and EAR compliant. Additionally, we are the only HPC platform today that is both independently SOC 2 Type 2 attested and HIPAA compliant.”

Asetek to Showcase Liquid Cooling Technology for AI and HPC at SC18

Today Asetek announced plans to showcase its latest liquid cooling technologies at SC18 in Dallas next week. Also on display will be Intel Compute Modules that include Asetek direct-to-chip (D2C) liquid cooling technology, validated and factory installed by Intel. “Now enterprises and hyperscalers have a choice of exploiting the plug & play convenience of our high-performance liquid assisted air cooling solution – InRackLAAC – or the extreme performance, quality and reliability of our full-blown liquid cooling solution – InRackCDU.”

Spectra Logic Unveils World’s Largest Data Storage Machine with 2 Exabytes Capacity

Today Spectra Logic announced the industry’s most advanced tape technology, the IBM TS1160, for use in Spectra’s enterprise-class tape libraries. Spectra’s TFinity ExaScale, T950, T950v and T380 Tape Libraries will support the new tape drive and media. When fully populated with the TS1160 tape drives and media, a TFinity ExaScale will store and allow access to more than 2 exabytes (2,000 petabytes) of data, making Spectra’s TFinity ExaScale Tape Library the largest single data storage machine in the world.

ARM Powers Atos Supercomputer for CEA in France

Today Atos announced a deal to deploy a BullSequana X1310 Arm-based supercomputer to CEA in France. The machine will include the new Marvell ThunderX2 64-bit processors. “The availability of this new model is fully in-line with our policy of technological openness and our support for the European exascale supercomputer effort,” said Sophie Proust Houssiaux, Head of Big Data and Security Research and Development at Atos.”

Bright Cluster Manager Prepares for Exascale at SC18


Bright’s exascale-capable version of Bright Cluster Manager is designed to support 100,000+ nodes. The company began delivering enhancements towards exascale in 2016 with features such as dedicated provisioning nodes, and a new monitoring subsystem designed for extreme scale. Current development work includes dedicated monitoring nodes, hierarchical object rendering in the Bright UI, optimized API communication patterns, and exascale simulation testing.”

DOE to Showcase World-Class Computational Science at SC18

Researchers and staff from 15 National Labs will showcase DOE’s latest computing and networking innovations and accomplishments at SC18 in Dallas next week. “Several of the talks and demos will highlight achievements by DOE’s Exascale Computing Program (ECP), a multi-lab, seven-year collaborative effort focused on accelerating the delivery of a capable exascale computing ecosystem by 2021.”

Video: The Separation of Concerns in Code Modernization

In this video, Larry Meadows from Intel describes why modern processors require modern coding techniques. With vectorization and threading for code modernization, you can enjoy the full potential of Intel Scalable Processors. “In many ways, code modernization is inevitable. Even EDGE devices nowadays have multiple physical cores. And even a single-core machine will have hyperthreads. And keeping those cores busy and fed with data with Intel programming tools is the best way to speed up your applications.”

DDN to showcase World’s Fastest Storage and more at SC18

Today DDN announced it will showcase a number of new innovations optimized for HPC, AI and hybrid cloud at SC18 in Dallas. Designed, optimized and right-sized for commercial HPC, AI, deep learning (DL), and exascale computing, DDN’s new products and solutions are fully integrated for any data-at-scale need. “DDN continues to advance powerful new storage solutions, and we’re excited to see its latest offerings at SC18 next week.”

Radio Free HPC Gets an Update on the Spaceborne Supercomputer

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team sits down with Mark Fernandez from HPE to discuss the Spaceborne Supercomputer that it currently orbiting the planet in the International Space Station. “Last week, HPE announced it is opening high-performance computing capabilities to astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) as part of its continued experiments on the Spaceborne Computer project.”