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ASTRA: A Large Scale ARM64 HPC Deployment

Michael Aguilar from Sandia National Laboratories gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “This talk will discuss the Sandia National Laboratories Astra HPC system as mechanism for developing and evaluating large-scale deployments of alternative and advanced computational architectures. As part of the Vanguard program, the new Arm-based system will be used by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to run advanced modeling and simulation workloads for addressing areas such as national security, energy and science.”

UberCloud Recognized with three HPC Industry Awards

Today the UberCloud announced that it has been recognized in three leading HPC industry awards for two of its innovative engineering projects in the cloud. “We are proud and humbled for the two prestigious Hyperion Innovation Excellence Awards and the HPCwire Editors’ Choice Award,” said Wolfgang Gentzsch, President of UberCloud, “Our innovative projects on UberCloud’s Cloud Simulation Platform showcase engineers, how they can benefit from the cloud to accelerate their simulations and innovate.”

Advancement in AI & Machine Learning Calls For New HPC Solutions

High performance computing has gone through numerous shifts in the past few years. The new HPC, inclusive of analytics and AI, and with its wide range of technology components and choices, presents significant challenges to a commercial enterprise. A new report from Lenovo explores the intersection of HPC and AI, as well tips on how to choose the right HPC provider for your enterprise. 

Video: In-Memory Computing Using Photonic Memory Devices

In this video, IBM researchers describe an all-optical approach to developing direct in-memory multiplication on an integrated photonic device based on non-volatile multilevel phase-change memories. Using integrated photonic technology will potentially offer attractive solutions for using light to carry out computational tasks on a chip in future.

The New HPC

Addison Snell gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “Intersect360 Research returns with an annual deep dive into the trends, technologies and usage models that will be propelling the HPC community through 2017 and beyond. Emerging areas of focus and opportunities to expand will be explored along with insightful observations needed to support measurably positive decision making within your operations.”

PASC19 to feature talk on Scalable High Performance Architectures with Embedded Photonics

The PASC19 conference will feature a Public Lecture by Keren Bergman on Flexibly Scalable High Performance Architectures with Embedded Photonics. The event takes place June 12-14 in Zurich, Switzerland the week before ISC 2019. “Integrated silicon photonics with deeply embedded optical connectivity is on the cusp of enabling revolutionary data movement and extreme performance capabilities.”

Singularity: Container Workflows for Compute

Greg Kurtzer from Sylabs gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “Singularity is a widely adopted container technology specifically designed for compute-based workflows making application and environment reproducibility, portability and security a reality for HPC and AI researchers and resources. Here we will describe a high-level overview of Singularity and demonstrate how to integrate Singularity containers into existing application and resource workflows as well as describe some new trending models that we have been seeing.”

Call for Submissions: Arm Research Summit in Austin

The Arm Research Summit, has issued its Call for Submissions. The event takes place September 15-18 in Austin, Texas. As a one-of-a-kind forum for topics that are shaping our world, the Summit focuses on presentations and discussions, and welcomes research at all stages of development and/or publication. The committee encourages submissions of early-stage, high-impact ideas seeking feedback, new […]

Hyperion Research Launches Cloud Application Assessment Tool

Today Hyperion Research launched a new Cloud Application Assessment Tool. Available free of charge to the public, this tool is an interactive grading system to assess the characteristics of HPC applications to help understand whether they fit better on an on-premise HPC system or are they well suited for running in a public cloud. “By using this tool, end users will be able to see which characteristics of their applications drive or restrict the ability to run them in clouds, and what future improvements in public clouds may make their application fit better in the cloud. It also shows the characteristics that drive certain applications to stay on-premise.”

HPC + Ai: Machine Learning Models in Scientific Computing

Steve Oberlin from NVIDIA gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “Clearly, AI has benefited greatly from HPC. Now, AI methods and tools are starting to be applied to HPC applications to great effect. This talk will describe an emerging workflow that uses traditional numeric simulation codes to generate synthetic data sets to train machine learning algorithms, then employs the resulting AI models to predict the computed results, often with dramatic gains in efficiency, performance, and even accuracy.”