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Exploiting HPC Technologies for Accelerating Big Data Processing and Associated Deep Learning

DK Panda from Ohio State University gave this talk at the Swiss HPC Conference. “This talk will provide an overview of challenges in accelerating Hadoop, Spark, and Memcached on modern HPC clusters. An overview of RDMA-based designs for Hadoop (HDFS, MapReduce, RPC and HBase), Spark, Memcached, Swift, and Kafka using native RDMA support for InfiniBand and RoCE will be presented. Enhanced designs for these components to exploit NVM-based in-memory technology and parallel file systems (such as Lustre) will also be presented.”

Developing Faster Algorithms with OpenACC and XcalableACC

In this video from the 2018 GPU Technology Conference, Prof. Taisuke Boku from the University of Tsukuba & JCAHPC and Duncan Poole, President of OpenACC describe how OpenACC is accelerating science. “Dr. Boku and his team are working on OpenACC and XcalableACC for accelerated computing. XcalableACC is an extension of XMP for accelerated clusters using OpenACC. Programmers can develop an application to insert XMP and OpenACC directives into a sequential program.”

Intel’s Bill Magro Presents: Software Foundation for High-Performance Fabrics in the Cloud

Bill Magro from Intel gave this talk at the 2018 OpenFabrics Workshop. “Artificial Intelligence and High Performance Data Analytics workloads in the cloud are being fed by a deluge of data emanating from the Internet-connected population or people and things. This talk highlights the broadening role of OpenFabrics, in general, and the Open Fabrics Interface, in particular, to rise to the challenge of meeting the emerging requirements and become the software foundation for high-performance cloud fabrics.”

DK Panda Launches X-ScaleSolutions Startup for HPC Applications

In this video, DK Panda from X-ScaleSolutions describes how the company optimizes and supports open source software for HPC. “At X-ScaleSolutions, we align cutting edge technology into a convergent trajectory so that business analytics with Big Data/Deep Learning can be solved with high-performance and scalability while exploiting the latest HPC and Cloud technologies. The vision of X-ScaleSolutions is to bring innovative and efficient end-to-end solutions, services, support, and training to our customers.”

Video: DOE Issues RFP for Exascale Supercomputers

Today Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced the DOE has issued a Request for Proposal for 2-3 Exascale machines. “Called CORAL-2, this RFP is for up to $1.8 billion and is completely separate from the $320 million allocated for the Exascale Computing Project in the FY 2018 budget. Those funds are mostly focused at application development and software technology for an exascale software stack.”

How ZIFF Powers AI with Dell EMC Technologies

In this video from the GPU Technology Conference, David Gonzolez from Ziff describes how Dell EMC powers AI solutions at his company. “ZIFF is unique in its approach to Ai. By focusing on empowering product visionaries and software engineers, ZIFF can help organizations fully unlock the insights and automation trapped within their unstructured data.” To accelerate it’s unstructured database technology, Ziff uses the Dell PowerEdge C4140, which allows them meet the demands of cognitive computing workloads with a dense, accelerator-optimized 1U server supporting 4 GPUs and superior thermal efficiency.

Video: Thomas Sterling on the Current State of HPC

In this video from the Supercomputing Frontiers Europe conference, Prof. Thomas Sterling describes how the National Strategic Computing Initiative will help keep the USA on the forefront of technology. Along the way he answers these questions: “Is there a race between China and the US?” and “What is Exascale and what does it mean for the value of computing?”

Thierry Pellegrino on the Move to AI with HPC at Dell EMC

In this video from the GPU Technology Conference, Thierry Pellegrino describes how Dell EMC customers are applying HPC technologies to AI workloads. “I’ll just mention one of our customers, AeroFarms, who use a lot of our technology in order to bring the value of IoT into an environment where you can do machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence, and automatically grow crops in an environment that you would never think it would be possible.”

How NVIDIA Powers HPC for Energy at Dell EMC

In this video from the GPU Technology Conference, Peter Lilian from NVIDIA describes how the company works with Dell EMC to deliver extreme performance solutions for the Energy sector. “Dell EMC and NVIDIA have expanded their collaboration by signing a new strategic agreement to include joint product development of new products and solutions that address the burgeoning workload and datacenter requirements, with GPU-accelerated solutions for HPC, data analytics, and artificial intelligence.”

Video: AI Ready Solutions from Dell EMC

In this video from the GPU Technology Conference, Kash Shaikh from Dell EMC describes the company’s new AI Ready Solutions. “Dell EMC is at the forefront of AI, providing the technology that makes tomorrow possible, today. Dell EMC uniquely provides an extensive portfolio of technologies — spanning workstations, servers, networking, storage, software and services — to create the high-performance computing and data analytics solutions that underpin successful AI, machine and deep learning implementations.”