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Asetek Announces Ongoing Collaboration with Intel on Liquid Cooling for Servers and Datacenters

In anticipation of forthcoming product announcements, Asetek today announced an ongoing collaboration with Intel to provide hot water liquid cooling for servers and datacenters. This collaboration, which includes Asetek’s ServerLSL and RackCDU D2C technologies, is focused on the liquid cooling of density-optimized Intel Compute Modules supporting high-performance Intel Xeon Scalable processors.

Bill Magro from Intel to Keynote OpenFabrics Workshop

Bill Magro of Intel Corporation will kick off the OpenFabrics Workshop with a keynote speech, “Software Foundation for High-Performance Fabrics in the Cloud.” The event takes place April 9-13 in Boulder, Colorado. “This talk will highlight 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.”

NVIDIA Releases PGI 2018 Compilers and Tools

Today NVIDIA announced the availability of PGI 2018. “PGI is the default compiler on many of the world’s fastest computers including the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. PGI production-quality compilers are for scientists and engineers using computing systems ranging from workstations to the fastest GPU-powered supercomputers.”

Univa Open Sources Project Tortuga for moving HPC Workloads to the Cloud

Today Univa announced the contribution of its Navops Launch product to the open source community as Project Tortuga under an Apache 2.0 license. The free and open code is designed to help proliferate the transition of enterprise HPC workloads to the cloud. “Having access to more software that applies to a broad set of applications like high performance computing is key to making the transition to the cloud successful,” said William Fellows, Co-Founder and VP of Research, 451 Research. “Univa’s contribution of Navops Launch to the open source community will help with this process, and hopefully be an opportunity for cloud providers to contribute and use Tortuga as the on-ramp for HPC workloads.”

FPGA Programming Made Easy

In the past, it was necessary to understand a complex programming language such as Verilog or VHDL, that was designed for a specific FPGA. “Using a familiar language such as OpenCL, developers can become more productive, sooner when deciding to use an FPGA for a specific purpose. OpenCL is portable and is designed to be used with almost any type of accelerator.”

Whurley Keynotes SXSW: The Endless Impossibilities of Quantum Computing

William Hurley from Strangeworks gave this talk at SXSW 2018. “Quantum computing isn’t just a possibility, it’s an inevitable next step. During his Keynote, whurley discusses how it will forever change the computing landscape and potentially the balance of international power. Countries around the world are investing billions to become the first quantum superpower. When we say an emerging technology represents a “paradigm shift,” it’s often hyperbole. In the case of quantum computing, it’s an understatement.”

Cray to Build 4 Petaflop Supercomputer for Fusion Research at QST in Japan

Today Cray announced that the National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST) selected a Cray XC50 supercomputer to be its new flagship supercomputing system. “The new system is expected to deliver peak performance of over 4 petaflops, an increase of more than 2 times the system it is replacing.The speed and integrated software environment of the Cray XC50 will enhance QST’s infrastructure and allow researchers to speed time to discovery.”

Panasas Donates 500 TB ActiveStore Solution to CMI Center for Microbiome Innovation

Today the UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation (CMI) announced that Panasas has joined CMI’s Corporate Member Board and has donated a 500TB Panasas ActiveStor high-performance storage solution to support the acceleration of microbiome research. ActiveStor drives productivity and accelerates time to results with ultrafast streaming performance, true linear scalability, enterprise-grade reliability and unparalleled ease of management. “We are grateful for the support of Panasas,” said Center Faculty Director Rob Knight. “The advanced ActiveStor data storage solution we now have at our disposal will greatly enhance the activities of the Center.”

Video: Europe’s Future in HPC

In this video, European officials and research scientists discuss why high performance computing is a vital component of the technologies that touch our daily lives. “I’m very pleased to see that Europe has realized that high performance computing is a cornerstone to science,” said Ben Bennet from HPE. “The days of hypothesis, conjecture, experiment are long gone, as there are things you can’t experiment with.”

Porting Scientific Research Codes to GPUs with CUDA Fortran

Josh Romero from NVIDIA gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “In this session, we intend to provide guidance and techniques for porting scientific research codes to NVIDIA GPUs using CUDA Fortran. The GPU porting effort of an incompressible fluid dynamics solver using the immersed boundary method will be described. Several examples from this program will be used to illustrate available features in CUDA Fortran, from simple directive-based programming using CUF kernels to lower level programming using CUDA kernels.”