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UberCloud Publishes Compendium of Cloud HPC Case Studies

Our friends at the UberCloud have published the 2018 edition of their Compendium of Cloud HPC Case Studies. “The goal of the UberCloud Experiment is to perform engineering simulation experiments in the HPC cloud with real engineering applications in order to understand the roadblocks to success and how to overcome them. The Compendium is a way of sharing these results with the broader HPC community.”

GE’s Flow Simulator Software Now Available Exclusively from Altair

Today Altair announced that the company has added GE’s Flow Simulator software to the Altair Partner Alliance (APA) and offer direct licenses to Altair customers. Flow Simulator is an integrated flow, heat transfer, and combustion design software that enables mixed fidelity simulations to optimize machine and systems design. “GE’s Flow Simulator will benefit our customers by providing thermal fluid system mixed fidelity simulation capabilities relevant to multiple industries. It expands our strong multiphysics system modeling portfolio, and we are very positive about working with GE to carry their great development work forward to a broader set of customers and applications,” said Brett Chouinard, Altair’s President and COO.

Working with the Dell EMC AI & HPC Innovation Lab

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community meeting in Austin, Garima Kochhar from Dell describes how the company works with customers at the Dell EMC AI & HPC Innovation Lab. “The HPC Innovation Lab gives our customers access to cutting-edge technology, like the latest-generation Dell EMC products, Scalable System Framework from Intel, InfiniBand gear from Mellanox, NVIDIA GPUs, Bright Computing software, and more. Customers can bring us their workloads, and we can help them tune a solution before the technology is readily available.”

Job of the Week: Senior Engineer for HPC at Merck

Merck in New Jersey is seeking a Senior Engineer for HPC in our Job of the Week. As a Senior Engineer in an Operations role of High Performance Computing your primary role is that of “Senior Linux Systems Administrator and Scientific Workstation Specialist”. You will be using your scripting, architectural, systems engineering, Linux system administration, troubleshooting and communication skills to deliver and support research and statistical applications used to make key decisions in our organization’s business. The Senior Engineer is a crucial role in the High Performance Computing team that requires a deep understanding of the technology stack, an understanding of the scientific domain, and the ability to work directly with scientists to understand their problems, devise and communicate solutions.”

Video: Dell EMC Innovation for the Oil & Gas industry

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting in Austin, David Holmes from Dell EMC describes how the company is bringing technical innovation to the Oil & Gas industry. “We partner strongly with Intel and Nvidia and we take advantage of Intel Xeon scalable processes, Intel Xeon Phi processors, and Nvidia GPUs. And depending on the workloads, different computational requirements will run best on these different platforms. And we’re now able to help companies build this new breed of composable systems, which provide a broad set of resources that can be dynamically assigned to the different workloads that companies want to run.”

Case Study: Supercomputing Natural Gas Turbine Generators for Huge Boosts in Efficiency

Hyperion Research has published a new case study on how General Electric engineers were able to nearly double the efficiency of gas turbines with the help of supercomputing simulation. “With these advanced modeling and simulation capabilities, GE was able to replicate previously observed combustion instabilities. Following that validation, GE Power engineers then used the tools to design improvements in the latest generation of heavy-duty gas turbine generators to be delivered to utilities in 2017. These turbine generators, when combined with a steam cycle, provided the ability to convert an amazing 64% of the energy value of the fuel into electricity, far superior to the traditional 33% to 44%.”

Podcast: Bill Magro on Intel Select Solutions for Simulation & Modeling

In this Chip Chat Podcast, Dr. Bill Magro describes Intel Select Solutions for Simulation & Modeling. “In this interview, Dr. Magro discusses the evolution of HPC and how HPC’s scope has grown to incorporate workloads like AI and advanced analytics. Dr. Magro then focuses on Intel Select Solutions for Simulation & Modeling and how they are lowering costs and enabling more customers to take advantage of HPC.”

Job of the Week: Research Engineer – Systems Architecture Lab at HPE

HPE is seeking a Research Engineer for their Systems Architecture Lab in our Job of the Week. “The System Architecture Laboratory at Hewlett Packard Labs has an immediate opening for a Research Scientist position with a background in high-speed mixed-signal CMOS design and silicon photonics. The critical tasks is the design of high-speed mixed signals circuits including modulator drivers, transimpedance amplifier, ADC/DAC, SERDES, and PLL using advanced CMOS nodes to enable high-performance computing systems.  Successful candidates will have hands-on experience in the CMOS design, design verification, and lab testing of mixed-signal CMOS circuits to interface with photonics.”

Opin Kerfi and UberCloud team up for Engineering Software as a Service

Today Opin Kerfi in Iceland announced a partnership with The Ubercloud to enable customers to gain instant access to world-leading engineering simulation capabilities through Software as a Service. “This partnership and portfolio expansion is not only valuable to current customers but also appeals to a much wider spectrum of prospects as a subscription-based and managed approach is commonly preferred by both small and large businesses. Customers can use this extra capacity to research, design, experiment and simulate as fast as they need, when they need it.”

Canada’s CDRD to use AI for Drug Discovery

Today Canada’s National Centre for Drug Research and Development announced a collaboration with Schrödinger Inc to use artificial intelligence to help facilitate the development of new therapeutic antibodies. “We’re excited to work with CDRD to aggressively translate scientific discoveries into innovative therapeutic products,” said Dr. Ramy Farid, Schrödinger’s President and CEO. “This partnership is an important step forward in our efforts to extend the successes we’ve had in small molecule drug discovery to the development of novel biologics.”