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Cray and Fujitsu to bring Game-Changing Arm A64FX Processor to Global HPC Market

Today Cray and Fujitsu announced a partnership to offer high performance technologies for the exascale era. Under the alliance agreement, Cray is developing the first-ever commercial supercomputer powered by the Fujitsu A64FX Arm-based processor with high-memory bandwidth (HBM) and supported on the proven Cray CS500 supercomputer architecture and programming environment.

Keys to Success for AI in Modeling and Simulation

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Robert Roe interviews Loren Dean from Mathworks on the use of AI in modeling and simulation. “If you just focus on AI algorithms, you generally don’t succeed. It is more than just developing your intelligent algorithms, and it’s more than just adding AI – you really need to look at it in the context of the broader system being built and how to intelligently improve it.”

Optimizing in a Heterogeneous World is (Algorithms x Devices)

In this guest article, our friends at Intel discuss how CPUs prove better for some important Deep Learning. Here’s why, and keep your GPUs handy! Heterogeneous computing ushers in a world where we must consider permutations of algorithms and devices to find the best platform solution. No single device will win all the time, so we need to constantly assess our choices and assumptions.

Video: Deep Learning for resource-constrained systems

Amos Storkey from the University of Edinburgh gave this talk at HiPEAC CSW Edinburgh. “Storkey explores the demands of getting deep learning software to work on embedded devices, with challenges including real-time requirements, memory availabilit and the energy budget. He discusses work undertaken within the context of the European Union-funded Bonseyes project.”

Deep Learning on Summit Supercomputer Powers Insights for Nuclear Waste Remediation

A research collaboration between LBNL, PNNL, Brown University, and NVIDIA has achieved exaflop (half-precision) performance on the Summit supercomputer with a deep learning application used to model subsurface flow in the study of nuclear waste remediation. Their achievement, which will be presented during the “Deep Learning on Supercomputers” workshop at SC19, demonstrates the promise of physics-informed generative adversarial networks (GANs) for analyzing complex, large-scale science problems.

How we built Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for HPC

In this video, Karan Batta from Oracle describes how the company built Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to deliver high performance for HPC applications. “Over the last 12 months, we have invested significantly, in both technology and partnerships, to make Oracle Cloud Infrastructure the best place to run your Big Compute and HPC workloads.”

Podcast: Full Rundown of SC19 Events in Denver

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the full list of events leading up to SC19 in Denver. “There’s a lot that happens before the exhibit floor opens on Monday night. Our old pal Rich Brueckner from insideHPC joins us to give us the full rundown. We even have a few parties to tell you about.”

Building Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with Bare-Metal

In this video, Taylor Newill from Oracle describes how the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure delivers high performance for HPC applications. “From the beginning, Oracle built their bare-metal cloud with a simple goal in mind: deliver the same performance in the cloud that clients are seeing on-prem.”

Hardware & Software Platforms for HPC, AI and ML

Gunter Roeth from NVIDIA gave this talk at the UK HPC Conference. “Today, NVIDIA’s tensor core GPU sits at the core of most AI, ML and HPC applications, and NVIDIA software surrounds every level of such a modern application, from CUDA and libraries like cuDNN and NCCL embedded in every deep learning framework and optimized and delivered via the NVIDIA GPU Cloud to reference architectures designed to streamline the deployment of large scale infrastructures.”

Arm HPC User Group Returns to Denver Nov. 18

The Arm HPC team invites you to our 5th Annual Arm HPC User Group (AHUG) session at SC19. The all-day event takes place on Monday, Nov. 18 at the Curtis Hotel in Denver. “We have a full day agenda of strategic partners and end-users from all regions of the world sharing their experiences, best practices, plans, ecosystem advances, and results on Arm-based platforms for HPC applications. The goal of this event is, as always, to candidly share and network among the growing number of users and sites that are deploying Arm for HPC and to highlight the work of the many leaders in this area.”