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UberCloud Recognized with three HPC Industry Awards

Today the UberCloud announced that it has been recognized in three leading HPC industry awards for two of its innovative engineering projects in the cloud. “We are proud and humbled for the two prestigious Hyperion Innovation Excellence Awards and the HPCwire Editors’ Choice Award,” said Wolfgang Gentzsch, President of UberCloud, “Our innovative projects on UberCloud’s Cloud Simulation Platform showcase engineers, how they can benefit from the cloud to accelerate their simulations and innovate.”

HPC in the Hands of Every Engineer – With Software Containers

In this special guest feature, Wolfgang Gentzsch from The UberCloud writes that we’ve never been so close to ubiquitous computing for researchers and engineers. “High-performance computing continues to progress, but the next big step toward ubiquitous HPC is coming from software container technology based on Docker, facilitating software packaging and porting, ease of access and use, service stack automation and self-service, and simplifying software maintenance and support.”

IBM Research Ai Hardware Center to Drive Next-Generation AI Chips

Today IBM announced an ambitious plan to create a global research hub to develop next-generation AI hardware and expand their joint research efforts in nanotechnology. As part of a $3 billion commitment, the IBM Research AI Hardware Center will be the nucleus of a new ecosystem of research and commercial partners collaborating with IBM researchers to further accelerate the development of AI-optimized hardware innovations.

NEC Steps Up with AMD EPYC Servers for Aerospace and Automotive

In this video, NEC’s Oliver Tennert and AMD’s Dan Bounds describe how the two companies are developing high density computing solutions using AMD EPYC processors and liquid cooling for the aerospace and automotive industries. “More and more datacenters put a lot of efforts into reducing their cooling costs even further by making the leap to direct hot-water cooling. In this concept the water has an inlet temperature of up to 45 degrees Celsius and directly cools CPU, memory and other equipment by elements that are part of a closed water circuit. NEC works together with AMD to enable the best solution for each datacenter.”

Aras Joins the Revolution in Simulation Technology Alliance

Today the Revolution In Simulation announced that the Aras Corporation has joined their technology alliance a new sponsor for 2019. “As a non-profit seeking initiative, our sponsors are critical in fueling the Democratization of Simulation movement,” said RevSim.Org co-founder, Rich McFall. “We are excited to see Aras joining other market leaders who are demonstrating their revolutionary thought leadership by supporting RevSim.Org with their expertise, resources and funding that benefits industrial users of simulation technologies.”

Intel steps up with 28 core Xeon Processor for High-End Workstations

Today Intel announced that their new 28-core Intel Xeon W-3175X processor is now available. “Built for handling heavily threaded applications and tasks, the Intel Xeon W-3175X processor delivers uncompromising single- and all-core world-class performance for the most advanced professional creators and their demanding workloads. With the most cores and threads, CPU PCIe lanes, and memory capacity of any Intel desktop processor, the Intel Xeon W-3175X processor has the features that matter for massive mega-tasking projects such as film editing and 3D rendering.”

NVIDIA Quadro Comes to the Microsoft Azure Cloud

NVIDIA Quadro Virtual Workstations are now available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, enabling virtual workstation performance for more artists, engineers and designers. “Starting today, Microsoft Azure cloud customers in industries like architecture, entertainment, oil and gas, and manufacturing can easily deploy the advanced GPU-accelerated capabilities of Quadro Virtual Workstation (Quadro vWS) whenever, wherever they need it.”

Supercomputing Cleaner Power Plants

Researchers are looking to HPC to help engineer cost-effective carbon capture and storage technologies for tomorrow’s power plants. “By combining new algorithmic approaches and a new software infrastructure, MFiX-Exa will leverage future exascale machines to optimize CLRs. Exascale will provide 50 times more computational science and data analytic application power than is possible with DOE high-performance computing systems such as Titan at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) and Sequoia at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.”

Industry Leaders prepare for Rice University Oil and Gas Conference in March

The upcoming Rice University Oil and Gas HPC Conference will focus on the computational challenges and needs in the Energy industry. The event takes place March 4-6, 2019 in Houston. “High-end computing and information technology continues to stand out across the industry as a critical business enabler and differentiator with a relatively well understood return on investment. However, challenges such as constantly changing technology landscape, increasing focus on software and software innovation, and escalating concerns around workforce development still remain. The agenda for the conference includes invited keynote and plenary speakers, parallel sessions made up of at least four presentations each and a student poster session.”

Want Room-temperature Quantum Memories? DOE Awards Small Business Research and Development Grants

On January 7, the U.S. Department of Energy announced plans to award 189 grants totaling $33 million to 149 small businesses in 32 states. Funded through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, today’s selections are for Phase I research and development. “Small businesses play a major role in spurring innovation and creating jobs in the U.S. economy. The SBIR and STTR programs were created by Congress to leverage small businesses to advance innovation at federal agencies.”