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Video: The Cambridge Research Computing Service

Paul Calleja from the University of Cambridge gave this talk at the UK HPC Conference. “With unprecedented access to increasing volumes of data, our research ranges from the underlying fundamentals in mathematics and computer science, to data science applications across all six University Schools of Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Technology.”

Codeplay SYCL 1.2.1 Solution offers an Open Alternative to CUDA

Today Codeplay announced the world’s first fully-conformant SYCL 1.2.1 Solution. “As a non-proprietary alternative to the incumbent CUDA, SYCL is an open standard developed by the Khronos Group that enables developers to write code for heterogeneous systems using standard C++. Developers are looking at how they can accelerate their applications without having to write optimized processor specific code. SYCL is the industry standard for C++ acceleration, giving developers a platform to write high-performance code in standard C++, unlocking the performance of accelerators and specialized processors from companies such as AMD, Intel, Renesas and Arm.”

SC19 Session Preview: Whither Advanced Scientific Computing After Exascale Is Achieved?

“The goal of this BoF is to discuss the landscape for advanced scientific computing after the United States achieves the exascale milestone. What are possible future breakthroughs? What are promising computing and mathematics research directions? How do we organize people and resources to move forward? How do we sustain and broaden the impact of exascale technology? These questions will be introduced by members of a task force that is studying beyond the Exascale Computing Project.”

Designing Scalable HPC, Deep Learning, Big Data, and Cloud Middleware for Exascale Systems

DK Panda from Ohio State University gave this talk at the UK HPC Conference. “This talk will focus on challenges in designing HPC, Deep Learning, Big Data and HPC Cloud middleware for Exascale systems with millions of processors and accelerators. For the HPC domain, we will discuss about the challenges in designing runtime environments for MPI+X (PGAS – OpenSHMEM/UPC/CAF/UPC++, OpenMP, and CUDA) programming models by taking into account support for multi-core systems (Xeon, ARM and OpenPower), high-performance networks, and GPGPUs (including GPUDirect RDMA).”

Energy Exascale Earth System Model to Accelerate Climate Research

As one of the Grand Challenges of our time, climate modeling typically requires long run times and huge computational resources. Sandia National Laboratories has awarded Kelsey DiPietro a Jill Hruby Fellowship to tackle this issue. As an applied mathematician, DiPietro has proposed a way to make computer models more efficient — improving accuracy without increasing time or resources to run them.

Nominations Open for James Corones Award Recognizing Science Leadership

Nominations are now open for the James Corones Award, honoring a scientist or engineer who demonstrates integrity and engagement in their field. “The James Corones Award in Leadership, Community Building and Communication recognizes mid-career science professionals who influence their fields and research in general. The recipient will be someone who encourages and mentors young people to participate in the science community, to communicate their work effectively and to make a difference in their discipline.”

Cortical.io Demonstrates Natural Language Understanding Inspired by Neuroscience

In this video, Cortical.io CEO Francisco Webber demonstrates how the company’s software running on Xilinx FPGAs breaks new ground in the field of natural language understanding (NLU). “Cortical.io delivers AI-based Natural Language Understanding solutions which are quicker and easier to implement and more capable than current approaches. The company’s patented approach enables enterprises to more effectively search, extract, annotate and analyze key information from any kind of unstructured text.”

Agenda Posted for Intel HPC Developer Conference at SC19

Intel has posted the preliminary agenda for the Intel HPC Developer Conference. The event takes place Nov. 17-18 in conjunction with SC19 in Denver. “The keynote for this year’s event will be given by Raja Koduri, SVP, Chief Architect and GM of Architecture, Graphics, and Software. Raja will share Intel’s vision, strategy, and upcoming technology roadmap across hardware and software to further accelerate the convergence of HPC and AI and push the boundaries of HPC as we know it today.”

Advancing Progress in Life Sciences

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Christian Marcazzo, VP and general manager at IDBS highlights trends in life sciences research and development. “As can be seen across most industries, organizations are increasingly moving systems and services to the cloud. For R&D firms, cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms that integrate all systems are the most effective way of overcoming legacy.”

Ciena 800G Technology to Power Research at Internet2

Today the Internet2 advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions, has selected the latest photonic and coherent optical innovations from Ciena to transform its network to a more scalable, programmable and adaptive architecture. “Together with superior coherent modems and a proven support system, the openness, flexibility and greener profile of this network will play a key role in our ability to accelerate discoveries in the research and education community. We are delighted to have Ciena as a partner in tackling the great research and education challenges of the next decade.”