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Video: Singularity adds Plugin Support

The good folks at Sylabs have added plugin support to Singularity, an open source-based container platform designed for scientific and HPC environments. As this post from February 2018 indicates, plugin support in Singularity has been on our minds for some time. After the successful reimplementation of the Singularity core in a combination of the Go […]

Call for Papers: EuroMPI Conference in Zurich

The EuroMPI conference has issued its Call for Papers. The event takes place September 10-13 in Zurich, Switzerland. “The EuroMPI conference is since 1994 the preeminent meeting for users, developers and researchers to interact and discuss new developments and applications of message-passing parallel computing, in particular in and related to the Message Passing Interface (MPI). This includes parallel programming interfaces, libraries and langauges, architectures, networks, algorithms, tools, applications, and High Performance Computing with particular focus on quality, portability, performance and scalability.”

Univa Launches HPC Cloud Migration News Portal

Today Univa launched a HPC Cloud Migration, a new portal for news, events, and resources centered around High Performance Computing. “The high-performance computing industry is at an exciting growth stage, fueled by new application deployment models (such as AI and machine learning) new cloud-service offerings and advances in management software. HPC is all about scale and speed in which users are pushing to accelerate their most complex HPC workloads’ time to completion. As a result, IT organizations are looking to maximize their HPC computing resources for harnessing the cloud.”

Fujitsu to Productize Post-K Supercomputer Technologies

Today Fujitsu announced that it has completed the design of Post-K supercomputer for deployment at RIKEN in Japan. While full-production of the full machine is not scheduled until 2021-2022, Fujitsu disclosed plans to productize the Post-K technologies and begin global sales in the second half of fiscal 2019. “Reaching the production milestone marks a significant achievement for Post-K and we are excited to see the potential for broader deployment of Arm-based Fujitsu technologies in support of HPC and AI applications.”

Job of the Week: Computational Scientist at UT Southwestern Medical Center

The UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas is seeking a Computational Scientist in our Job of the Week. “The Computational Scientist will support faculty and students in adapting computational strategies to the specific features of the HPC infrastructure. The successful candidate will work with a range of systems and technologies such as compute cluster, parallel file systems, high speed interconnects, GPU-based computing and database servers.”

Berkeley Engineers build World’s Fastest Optical Switch Arrays

Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley have built a new photonic switch that can control the direction of light passing through optical fibers faster and more efficiently than ever. This optical “traffic cop” could one day revolutionize how information travels through data centers and high-performance supercomputers that are used for artificial intelligence and other data-intensive applications.

Arm A64fx and Post-K: A Game-Changing CPU & Supercomputer

Satoshi Matsuoka from RIKEN gave this talk at the HPC User Forum in Santa Fe. “Post-K is the flagship next generation national supercomputer being developed by Riken and Fujitsu in collaboration. Post-K will have hyperscale class resource in one exascale machine, with well more than 100,000 nodes of sever-class A64fx many-core Arm CPUs, realized through extensive co-design process involving the entire Japanese HPC community.”

Scaling Deep Learning for Scientific Workloads on the #1 Summit Supercomputer

Jack Wells from ORNL gave this talk at the GPU Technology Conference. “HPC centers have been traditionally configured for simulation workloads, but deep learning has been increasingly applied alongside simulation on scientific datasets. These frameworks do not always fit well with job schedulers, large parallel file systems, and MPI backends. We’ll share benchmarks between native compiled versus containers on Power systems, like Summit, as well as best practices for deploying learning and models on HPC resources on scientific workflows.”

DOE Extending Quantum Networks for Long Distance Entanglement

Scientists from Brookhaven National Laboratory, Stony Brook University, and DOE’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) are collaborating on an experiment that puts U.S. quantum networking research on the international map. Researchers have built a quantum network testbed that connects several buildings on the Brookhaven Lab campus using unique portable quantum entanglement sources and an existing DOE ESnet communications fiber network—a significant step in building a large-scale quantum network that can transmit information over long distances.