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How AI is Changing the Media & Entertainment Industry

This insideHPC guide series explores how artificial intelligence is revolutionizing and evolving the media and entertainment industries. To get things started, this post offers up an overview of how AI is impacting the entertainment industry and the future of these sectors. 

One Stop Systems Introduces World’s First Gen 4 PCIe Cable Adapter

Today One Stop Systems introduced the world’s first PCIe Gen 4 cable adapter, the HIB68-x16. “OSS has consistently been the first-to-market with each generation of PCIe cable adapters and Gen 4 is no exception,” said Steve Cooper, CEO of OSS. “OSS cable adapters form the core of our high-performance computing products, and this new Gen 4 adapter offers double the IO performance for our customers in the HPC, military, media and entertainment markets. They can now take advantage of the additional bandwidth available in Gen 4-equipped servers and be ready when Gen 4 IO cards hit the market.”

Agenda Posted: ARM Research Summit Sept. 17-19

The ARM Research Summit has posted their Speaker List and Meeting Agenda. Livestreaming from event in U.K. will start on Sept. 17, 2018. “At the Arm Research Summit, academics, researchers and industry experts meet to discuss the latest developments in computing research and practical computing challenges. This year, we invite you to explore issues around creating a truly connected world, including the social, cultural and economic impact of a reality where over one trillion devices are seamlessly linked.”

Video: 1 Year Later, the HPE Spaceborne Supercomputer Keeps on Trucking

Mark Fernandez from HPE gave this talk at the HPC User Forum in Detroit. “It’s been almost 12 months since HPE and NASA sent the first ever commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) computer system — the Spaceborne Computer — to the International Space Station (ISS). As part of an experiment to operate seamlessly in the harsh conditions of space for one year – about the amount of time it will take to travel to Mars — Spaceborne is literally going faster and further than any other COTS supercomputer has been before.”

Video: Hewlett Packard Labs teams with Mentor for LightSuite Photonic Compiler

“Mentor’s LightSuite Photonic Compiler represents a quantum leap in automating what has up to now been a highly manual, full-custom process that required deep knowledge of photonics as well as electronics,” said Joe Sawicki, vice president and general manager of the Design-to-Silicon Division at Mentor, a Siemens business. “With the new LightSuite Photonic Compiler, Mentor is enabling more companies to push the envelope in creating integrated photonic designs.”

Job of the Week: HPC Systems Engineer at R-Systems

R-Systems is seeking an HPC Systems Engineer in our Job of the Week. “R Systems is a service provider of high performance computing resources. The company empowers research by providing leading edge technology with an accessible and knowledgeable tech team, delivering the best performing result in a user friendly environment. Offerings include lease-time for bursting as well as for short-term and long-term projects, available at industry-leading prices.”

Video: HPC Market Update from Hyperion Research

In this video from the HPC User Forum in Detroit, Earl Joseph from Hyperion Research presents an HPC Market Update. The company helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. “Our industry experts are the former IDC high performance computing (HPC) analyst team, which remains intact and continues all of its global activities. The group is comprised of the world’s most respected HPC industry analysts who have worked together for more than 25 years.”

Erik Brynjolfsson from MIT to Keynote SC18

Today the SC18 conference announced that Erik Brynjolfsson from MIT will deliver the keynote address on Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Dallas. “We set out to inspire our attendees with the most compelling thought leaders,” said SC18 General Chair Ralph McEldowney. “Erik’s insights and perspectives will make a weighty centerpiece for the SC18 experience. We are thrilled to welcome such an agile thinker and astute articulator of complex landscapes to our keynote stage,” McEldowney said.

Learn to Code for Parallel HPC with Appentra Parallelware Trainer 1.0

Today Appentra Solutions released their newest HPC training assistance tool, Parallelware Trainer 1.0, an interactive learning environment where users can learn how to parallelize while interacting with real code. For educators, the tool provides the ability to enhance traditional lecture-based training by allowing learners to apply their knowledge in real-time. “Appentra’s goal has always been to minimize and eventually remove the parallel software development barrier, democratizing access to HPC and making parallel computing easier for everyone. With the release of Parallelware Trainer 1.0 we bring this one step closer.”

NSF Awards Instrumentation Grant for Research Data Archiving at University of Oklahoma

Today the NSF announced that a University of Oklahoma team led by Henry Neeman is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant. The $967,755 award will be used for a new academic research data storage instrument—a massive tape archive known as the OU and Regional Research Store, which will serve as a national model for affordable, large-scale, multi-institutional storage.