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Radio Free HPC: Digital D-Day – SolarWinds Hack

Our main topic for this episode is the SolarWinds hack. This is the worst digital hacking incident to date and will have repercussions for many years. As many as 18,000 SolarWinds’ customers may have downloaded the hacked update and opened themselves up to digital mayhem and thievery. This includes many government accounts, some of the […]

The Dell Technologies HPC Community Interviews: BioTeam’s Ari Berman Talks HPC-Driven Life Sciences Research

Both Dr. Ari Berman and the consulting company of which he is CEO, BioTeam, stand at the crossroads of scientific research and HPC. As the company says of itself: “BioTeam is primarily a group of scientists who were forced to learn IT, software development and high performance computing to get their research done.” Why “forced”? […]

Update from the Frontier of Exascale Software Development

In advance of the scheduled shipment this year of the U.S.’s first exascale supercomputer, Frontier, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, an international team of software developers led by a University of Delaware professor is working on a plasma physics application. An article published yesterday in the university’s UDaily by Tracey Bryant details the work underway […]

Radio Free HPC: High Performance Christmas Episode

After a late fall hiatus, Radio Free HPC is back, baby. This is our holiday episode and we start by pledging to be 29 percent more scintillating in the new year, which is a significant bonus for listeners if we can hit that mark. The theme of the show is HPC:  High Performance Christmas. We […]

‘Let’s Talk Exascale’: How Supercomputing Is Shaking Up Earthquake Science

Supercomputing is bringing seismic change to earthquake science. A field that historically has predicted by looking back now is moving forward with HPC and physics-based models to comprehensively simulate the earthquake process, end to end. In this episode of the “Let’s Talk Exascale” podcast series from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP), David McCallen, leader of ECP’s Earthquake Sim (EQSIM) subproject, discusses his team’s work to help improve the design of more quake-resilient buildings and bridges.

Holiday Week Update: HPC Community Funds Rich Brueckner Scholarship Awards to Goal – and Beyond

Last week, we issued an update on a fund drive in memory of one of the HPC community’s most beloved figures, the late Rich Brueckner. We’re happy to report that many generous souls – many of them friends of Rich’s, no doubt – were spurred to drive the fund past its initial goal of $5,000. […]

The Dell Technologies HPC Community Interviews: 2 Dell Distinguished Engineers Talk Compute Optimization and Extreme Scaling Challenges

In this interview, we speak with Garima Kochbar and Michael Pittaro, distinguished engineers at the Dell EMC HPC & AI Innovation Lab, which designs solutions at the leading edge of emerging technologies. Both of them are active with the Dell Technologies HPC Community, both share the latest advances from the lab with community participants and […]

Atos GPU-Accelerated Quantum System to the Irish Centre for High-End Computing

Dublin and Paris – 17 December 2020 – Atos today announces it will deliver its first GPU-accelerated Atos Quantum Learning Machine Enhanced (Atos QLM E), the world’s highest-performing commercially available quantum simulator, to the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC). The Atos QLM E will be integrated with the Irish national supercomputer ‘Kay’ and equipped with […]

An Update from Women in HPC – Expanding Membership and Mission

In this interview, we hear from two leaders of Women in HPC, the worldwide organization that encourages, mentors and supports women and addresses gender issues in the high performance computing industry. Speaking for the organization are Lorna Rivera, research scientist in program evaluation at the Georgia Tech Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing […]

PRACE: Call for Proposals for HPC Compute Resources from DECI-17 and EUDAT

The PRACE DECI programme provides cross-national access to European Tier-1 HPC resources (national systems). Access will be awarded for a period of 12 months, beginning 1 June 2021. More information is available here. For this call additional resources and services are available from EUDAT for data management. Details: Opening date: 16 December 2020, 12:00 UTC […]