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Atos to Build Bull Supercomputer for C-DAC in India

Today Atos announced a HPC announced plans to deploy a large-scale supercomputer at C-DAC in India. This contract is part of the NSM (National Supercomputing Mission), a 7-year plan of INR 4500 crores (~650M$) led by the Government of India which aims to create a network of over 70 high-performance supercomputing facilities for various academic and research institutions across India. “We’re delighted to officially become today the technology partner of C-DAC for HPC-related platforms and to participate in India’s prestigious NSM (National Supercomputing Mission) program. We are honored that our BullSequana supercomputers, will be empowering Indian academic and R&D institutions across the country to accelerate their research and at the same time support India’s ambition to be a leader in HPC.”

IBM Publishes Compendium of Ai Research Papers

Today IBM Research released a 2018 retrospective and blog essay by Dr. Dario Gil, COO of IBM Research, that provides a sneak-peek into the future of AI. “We have curated a collection of one hundred IBM Research AI papers we have published this year, authored by talented researchers and scientists from our twelve global Labs. These scientific advancements are core to our mission to invent the next set of fundamental AI technologies that will take us from today’s “narrow” AI to a new era of “broad” AI, where the potential of the technology can be unlocked across AI developers, enterprise adopters and end-users.”

Oracle Offers Bare Metal Instances for HPC in the Cloud

In this video from SC18, Karan Batta from Oracle describes how the company provides high performance computing in the Cloud with Bare Metal speed. “Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services (BMCS) public cloud infrastructure. Oracle BMCS is a new generation of scalable, inexpensive and performant compute, network and storage infrastructure that combines internet cloud scale architecture with enterprise scale-up bare metal capabilities, providing the ideal platform for demanding High Performance Computing workloads.”

NVIDIA Sets Six Records in AI Performance

This week NVIDIA announced that the company has broken a total of six performance records on a broad set of AI benchmarks. As a full suite, the benchmarks cover a variety of workloads and infrastructure scale – ranging from 16 GPUs on one node to up to 640 GPUs across 80 nodes. “Backed by Google, Intel, Baidu, NVIDIA and dozens more technology leaders, the new MLPerf benchmark suite measures a wide range of deep learning workloads. Aiming to serve as the industry’s first objective AI benchmark suite, it covers such areas as computer vision, language translation, personalized recommendations and reinforcement learning tasks.”

Video: How Altair Powers HPC with PBS Works

In this video from SC18 in Dallas, Altair CTO Sam Mahalingam describes how the company’s PBS works software helps manufacturers build better products with design innovation driven by HPC. Now, with advent of Machine Learning and analytics, the company is helping customers move forward to a new age of data-driven design. After that, Chief Scientist . Andrea Casotto from Altair describes how Altairs “obsessively efficient” approach drives EDA automation.

Time-Lapse Video: Building the Pitzer Cluster at the Ohio Supercomputing Center

In this video, Dell EMC specialists and CoolIT technicians build the Ohio Supercomputing Center’s newest, most efficient supercomputer system, the Pitzer Cluster. Named for Russell M. Pitzer, a co-founder of the center and emeritus professor of chemistry at The Ohio State University, the Pitzer Cluster is expected to be at full production status and available to clients in November. The new system will power a wide range of research from understanding the human genome to mapping the global spread of viruses.

How Lenovo is Helping Build Ai Solutions to Solve the World’s Toughest Challenges

In this video from SC18 in Dallas, Madhu Matta from Lenovo describes how the company is driving HPC & Ai technologies for Science, Research, and Enterprises across the globe. “Lenovo cares about solving real-world problems, and working with researchers is one of the best ways to gather insights from those whose daily work involves high-computing data and analytics to do just that.”

Video: Lenovo Leads the TOP500 with Innovative HPC Cooling Technologies

In this video from SC18 in Dallas, Scott Tease from Lenovo describes how the company is leading the TOP500 with innovative HPC cooling technologies. “At #8 on the TOP500, the Lenovo-built, hot-water cooled SuperMUC system at the LRZ in Germany is one of the most power efficient supercomputers on the planet. With more than 241,000 cores and a combined peak performance of the two installation phases of more than 6.8 Petaflops.”

Interview: The Importance of the Message Passing Interface to Supercomputing

In this video, Mike Bernhardt from the Exascale Computing Project catches up with ORNL’s David Bernholdt at SC18. They discuss supercomputing the conference, his career, the evolution and significance of message passing interface (MPI) in parallel computing, and how ECP has influenced his team’s efforts.

NOAA Report: Effects of Persistent Arctic Warming Continue to Mount

NOAA is out with their 2018 Arctic Report Card and the news is not good, folks. Issued annually since 2006, the Arctic Report Card is a timely and peer-reviewed source for clear, reliable and concise environmental information on the current state of different components of the Arctic environmental system relative to historical records. “The Report Card is intended for a wide audience, including scientists, teachers, students, decision-makers and the general public interested in the Arctic environment and science.”