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Ubercloud Posts 2018 Compendium of HPC Cloud Case Studies

Our friends at the UberCloud have published their 2018 Compendium of HPC Cloud Case Studies. “The Annual UberCloud Compendium of Case Studies is out! This is the 5th edition of this set of case studies relating to the world of Technical Computing. This year’s collection features case studies based on 13 select UberCloud Experiments, and the whole project is sponsored once again by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Intel.”

Toronto Startup Launches HPCBOX – An Elastic HPC Cloud Platform

Today Toronto startup Drizti announced the availability of HPCBOX, a desktop-centric, intelligent workflow cloud HPC platform for automating and executing application pipelines. “HPCBOX introduces an innovative method of plugging in cloud infrastructure into application pipelines and provides a rich desktop experience, including hardware accelerated remote graphics technology for authoring workflows with its workflow editor. Users from multiple industry verticals, like Manufacturing, Packaging, Automotive, Renewable Energy, Aerospace etc., who use Simulation Engineering, AI, or Machine Learning technologies and require HPC can cut costs can immensely benefit from this turn-key HPC cloud platform.”

There’s still Time to register for HPC User Forum in Detroit – Agenda targets AI, Autonomous Cars, & Sensor Networks

There’s still Time to register for HPC User Forum in Detroit. The meeting takes place September 4-6 in Dearborn, Michigan. Key topics include AI and other advanced analytics, automated driving systems a.k.a. self-driving vehicles, additive manufacturing and HPC in clouds (and outer space!). “If AI is in your crosshairs, you won’t want to miss the next HPC User Forum in Dearborn, Michigan. Aside from tackling leadership computing initiatives in the U.S. and around the world, the meeting will zero in on artificial intelligence use cases on prem and in the cloud, especially self-driving vehicle development and urban sensor networks.”

Get into HPC with the Altair Global Startup Program

Today Altair announced the immediate availability of its simulation-driven innovation software to qualified startup companies through its newly formed Altair Startup Program. Tailored specifically to the unique needs of the startup community, the global program offers preferential pricing for its simulation-driven design, computer-aided engineering, cloud computing and Internet of Things software solutions. The program also provides no-cost expert consulting to quickly ramp-up startup organizations with the industry’s leading multi-physics optimization platform, Altair HyperWorks, used by thousands of manufacturers worldwide.

Optimizing Performance with the Dell EMC AI & HPC Innovation Lab

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community meeting, Onur Celebioglu describes his work at the Dell EMC AI & HPC Innovation Lab. “Bringing together HPC operational excellence and expertise, it is staffed by a dedicated group of computer scientists, engineers and Ph.D. subject matter experts who actively partner and collaborate with customers and other members of the HPC community. The team gets early access to new technologies, integrates and tunes high‐performance compute clusters, benchmarks applications, develops best practices, and publishes white papers.”

Altair Orchestrates HPC Workloads with PBS Pro at ISC 2018

In this video from ISC 2018, Sam Mahalingam from Altair provides an update on the company’s latest software innovations for managing HPC Workloads. “This year, with the announcement of the new PBS Works 2018, Altair is once again furthering its commitment to support the needs of the entire HPC community. This new release includes significant PBS Professional updates, a brand new intuitive user interface, and several advanced admin features. It also introduces a new HPC cloud management platform that allows seamless cloud bursting and puts cloud infrastructures under your control.”

How Dell EMC Powers HPC in the Cloud with R Systems

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting, Brian Kucic from R Systems describes how Dell EMC powers the company’s HPC Cloud solutions. “R Systems NA, Inc. provides High Performance Computer Cluster resources and technical expertise to commercial and institutional research clients through the R Systems brand and the Dell HPC Cloud Services Partnership. In addition to our industry standard solutions, R Systems Engineers assist clients in selecting the components of their optimal cluster configuration.”

Low-Mach Simulation of Flow and Heat Transfer in an Internal Combustion Engine

In this video from PASC18, Saumil Patel from Argonne describes his poster on engine combustion simulation. “This work marks a milestone achievement in using Nek5000, a highly-scalable computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver, to capture turbulent flow and thermal fields inside realistic engine geometries. In the context of an arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) framework, several algorithms have been developed and integrated into Nek5000 in order overcome the computational challenges associated with moving boundaries (i.e. valves and pistons).”

Job of the Week: HPC Software Developer at ANSYS

ANSYS is seeking an HPC Software Developer in our Job of the Week. “The Software Developer II is responsible for assisting in the design, development and maintenance of the next generation, multi-physics coupling engine. This developer can expect to be engaged in all stages of code and capability planning, creation and evolution, and to work closely with other groups as they adopt the coupling infrastructure. Emphasis is on planning and executing work at the iteration (approximately monthly) time scale.”

Bringing Big Compute to FEA

In this special guest feature, Gemma Church from Scientific Computing World discusses advances to FEA software as it is now used to simulate a wide range of physical phenomena. “With 40 years” experience in developing FEA technologies, the most significant challenges are not in the internal technical work. In fact, the major challenge might be termed institutional inertia. Many companies are hardwired with the thought that product design requires extensive physical prototyping.”