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Google and NASA Achieve Quantum Supremacy

Today Google officially announced that it has achieved a major computing milestone. In partnership with NASA and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the company has demonstrated the ability to compute in seconds what would take even the largest and most advanced supercomputers thousands of years, achieving a milestone known as quantum supremacy. “Achieving quantum supremacy means we’ve been able to do one thing faster, not everything faster,” said Eleanor Rieffel, co-author on the paper on this result, published today in Nature, and the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Lead at Ames. “And even though that one thing isn’t terribly useful, that it has been done at all is groundbreaking.”

Check out the ClusterVisor HPC Management Tool at SC19

Advanced Clustering Technologies will unveil ClusterVisor, the company’s new HPC cluster management tool, at SC19. ClusterVisor enables you to easily deploy your HPC cluster and manage everything from the hardware and operating system to software and networking using a single GUI. “ClusterVisor is highly customizable to ensure you can manage your cluster and organize your data in a way that makes the most sense for you. This powerful cluster management tool enables you to provision hardware, configure the nodes, update the operating system and analyze all of the statistics.”

New SC Theater at SC19 to Showcase Data-Driven Scientific Applications

SC19 will feature a new SC Theater on the exhibit floor this year. The SC Theater will showcase live presentations that advance modern data-driven scientific applications. “The SC Theater, with seating for 20 and standing room as well, is located next to SCinet on the exhibit floor. It will showcase presentations by students and technologists from the HPC community who are focused on data-driven scientific applications.”

Video: InfiniBand In-Network Computing Technology and Roadmap

Rich Graham from Mellanox gave this talk at the UK HPC Conference. “In-Network Computing transforms the data center interconnect to become a “distributed CPU”, and “distributed memory”, enables to overcome performance barriers and to enable faster and more scalable data analysis. HDR 200G InfiniBand In-Network Computing technology includes several elements – Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation and Reduction Protocol (SHARP), smart Tag Matching and rendezvoused protocol, and more. This session will discuss the InfiniBand In-Network Computing technology and performance results, as well as view to future roadmap.”

NVIDIA Jarvis AI SDK Fuses Vision, Speech, and other Sensors into One System

“The NVIDIA Jarvis SDK offers a complete workflow to build, train and deploy GPU-accelerated AI systems that can use visual cues such as gestures and gaze along with speech in context. For example lip movement can be fused with speech input to identify the active speaker. Gaze can be used to understand if the speaker is engaging the AI agent or other people in the scene. Such multi-modal fusion enables simultaneous multi-user, multi-context conversations with the AI agent that need deeper understanding of the context.”

ARCHER2 to be first Cray Shasta System in Europe

“The new ARCHER2 supercomputer will be the first Shasta system announced in EMEA and the second system worldwide used for academic research. ARCHER2 will be the UK’s most powerful supercomputer and will be equipped with the revolutionary Slingshot interconnect, Cray ClusterStor high-performance storage, the Cray Shasta Software platform, and 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors.”

Video: Research on Blue Waters

Dr. Brett Bode from NCSA gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “Blue Waters is one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world and is one of the fastest supercomputers on a university campus. Scientists and engineers across the country use the computing and data power of Blue Waters to tackle a wide range of challenging problems, from predicting the behavior of complex biological systems to simulating the evolution of the cosmos.”

Fujitsu installs Quantum-Inspired Computing Digital Annealer in Singapore

Today Fujitsu launched of the Digital Platform Experimentation Project in Singapore. In cooperation with A*STAR and SMU, the Project marks the world’s 1st on-premises installation of the Fujitsu Quantum-Inspired Computing Digital Annealer. “The Digital Annealer will play an important role in this initiative by allowing the partners to explore novel problem-solving approaches and methodologies for a wide variety of potential real-world applications. Use cases to date include portfolio optimization, drug discovery, factory optimization, inventory management, and digital marketing.”

A64fx: A Game Changing, HPC / AI Optimized Arm CPU for Exascale

Satoshi Matsuoka from Riken gave this talk at Linaro Connect 2019. “Fugaku is the flagship next generation national supercomputer being developed by Riken R-CCS and Fujitsu in collaboration. Fugaku will have hyperscale datacenter class resource in a single exascale machine, with more than 150,000 nodes of sever-class Fujitsu A64fx many-core Arm CPUs with the new SVE (Scalable Vector Extension) with low precision math for the first time in the world, accelerating both HPC and AI workloads, augmented with HBM2 memory paired with each CPU, exhibiting nearly a Terabyte/s memory bandwidth for both HPC and AI rapid data movements.”

Podcast: Simulation & Visualization Drive New Discoveries and Insights

In this podcast, Katrina Feliciano-Stoddard joins Intel’s Conversations in the Cloud. “Katrina talks about simulation and visualization, its role in innovation, and how the technology is being used across industries such as manufacturing, oil & gas, aerospace and defense, media and entertainment, and health and life sciences. Scientists search for new discoveries, engineers are looking at new ways to do things, to design and develop new products – but everyone is looking to do achieve innovations in less time and at reduced costs.”