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David Kepczynski from GE to Chair ECP Industry Council

Today the Exascale Computing Project appointed David Kepczynski from GE Global Research as the new chair of the ECP Industry Council. “We are thrilled that Dave Kepczynski has agreed to take the leadership reins for the ECP’s Industry Council,” ECP Director Doug Kothe said. “He has been an active member of the Industry Council since day one, and his experience and vision pertaining to the potential impact of exascale on U.S. industries is invaluable to our mission.” Kothe added, “We wish to thank Michael McQuade for his pioneering leadership role with this external advisory group, and we wish him well with his future plans.”

Iceland’s Verne Global Steps up to run HPC & AI Workloads in the Cloud

In this video from the GPU Technology Conference, Bob Fletcher from Verne Global discusses why more and more HPC & AI workloads are moving to the company’s datacenters in Iceland. “Today’s computational environments are changing rapidly as more companies are looking to utilize HPC and intensive applications across an increasingly wide variety of industries. At Verne Global we have fully optimized our campus to meet the specific requirements of the international HPC community.”

New Pointwise Release Adds Mesh Automation and Adaptability for CFD

Pointwise has released Version 18.1, a major update to its computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation software. With its origins in a multiyear development effort funded by the U.S. Air Force for overset grid assembly, this latest Pointwise release includes a suite of tools that provide increased automation and flexibility in mesh topology creation, mesh types and mesh quality assessment. “This release is the culmination and commercial manifestation of a two-year $1.2 million research and development effort funded by the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Arnold Engineering Development Complex,” said Nick Wyman, Pointwise’s director of applied research. “That effort in turn was an extension of a previous, two-year, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II award. While focused on overset grid assembly, the capabilities added to the software are applicable to virtually any type of mesh generation.”

Thierry Pellegrino on the Move to AI with HPC at Dell EMC

In this video from the GPU Technology Conference, Thierry Pellegrino describes how Dell EMC customers are applying HPC technologies to AI workloads. “I’ll just mention one of our customers, AeroFarms, who use a lot of our technology in order to bring the value of IoT into an environment where you can do machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence, and automatically grow crops in an environment that you would never think it would be possible.”

How NVIDIA Powers HPC for Energy at Dell EMC

In this video from the GPU Technology Conference, Peter Lilian from NVIDIA describes how the company works with Dell EMC to deliver extreme performance solutions for the Energy sector. “Dell EMC and NVIDIA have expanded their collaboration by signing a new strategic agreement to include joint product development of new products and solutions that address the burgeoning workload and datacenter requirements, with GPU-accelerated solutions for HPC, data analytics, and artificial intelligence.”

Video: AI Ready Solutions from Dell EMC

In this video from the GPU Technology Conference, Kash Shaikh from Dell EMC describes the company’s new AI Ready Solutions. “Dell EMC is at the forefront of AI, providing the technology that makes tomorrow possible, today. Dell EMC uniquely provides an extensive portfolio of technologies — spanning workstations, servers, networking, storage, software and services — to create the high-performance computing and data analytics solutions that underpin successful AI, machine and deep learning implementations.”

The UberCloud becomes ANSYS Advanced Solution Partner

Wolfgang Gentzsch writes that The UberCloud has just received the highest technology partnership level as an ANSYS Advanced Solution Partner. “Achieving this elevated partnership status has been the natural evolution of UberCloud’s collaboration with ANSYS. Back in 2012 ANSYS and UberCloud started working together with our CAE Cloud experiments. This resulted in over 30 experiments and case studies, which are made freely available to the CAE community in the ANSYS Compendium of Case Studies.”

Video: Piz Daint Supercomputer speeds PRACE simulations in Europe

In this video, the European PRACE HPC initiative describes how the Piz Daint supercomputer at CSCS in Switzerland provides world-class supercomputing power for research. “We are very pleased that Switzerland – one of our long-time partners in high-performance computing – is joining the European effort to develop supercomputers in Europe,” said Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. “This will enhance Europe’s leadership in science and innovation, help grow the economy and build our industrial competitiveness.”

Argonne Helps to Develop all-new Lithium-air Batteries

Scientists at Argonne are helping to develop better batteries for our electronic devices. The goal is to develop beyond-lithium-ion batteries that are even more powerful, cheaper, safer and longer lived. “The energy storage capacity was about three times that of a lithium-ion battery, and five times should be easily possible with continued research. This first demonstration of a true lithium-air battery is an important step toward what we call beyond-lithium-ion batteries.”

MATLAB adds new capabilities with Release R2018a

Today MathWorks rolled out Release 2018a with a range of new capabilities in MATLAB and Simulink. “R2018a includes two new products, Predictive Maintenance Toolbox for designing and testing condition monitoring and predictive maintenance algorithms, and Vehicle Dynamics Blockset for modeling and simulating vehicle dynamics in a virtual 3D environment. In addition to new features in MATLAB and Simulink, and the new products, this release also includes updates and bug fixes to 94 other products.”