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OSS Steps Up with AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processor for ‘AI on the Fly’

One Stop Systems just unveiled its comprehensive portfolio of PCIe Gen 4 expansion building blocks supporting servers based on the new AMD EPYC 7002 processor. “We are pleased to work with AMD to lead the market transition to PCIe Gen 4 by delivering flexible and scalable expansion platforms complementary to AMD EPYC 7002 based servers.”

Registration Opens for HPC User Forums in Switzerland and Scotland

The HPC User Forum Steering Committee and Hyperion Research invite interested HPC community members to reserve a seat at one or both HPC User Forum meetings that will take place during the same week at CSCS (the Swiss National Supercomputing Center, Lugano) and EPCC/University of Edinburgh in October. The meetings will begin and end at midday, to make same-day travel easier. Registration and food/refreshments are free, but space is strictly limited. Seats will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. We look forward to seeing you in October.

OSS Awarded $36 Million Contract to Provide Flash Storage Arrays for Military Radar Application

Today One Stop Systems announced a five-year sole source agreement valued at $36 million to provide flash storage arrays to a prime contractor for the U.S. Navy. The systems will be used within state-of-the-art Navy surveillance aircraft deployed worldwide. “Under the agreement, OSS will supply full mil-spec flash storage systems that include removable canisters, allowing collected data to be removed from the aircraft and transferred to ground stations. The systems store real-time data collected from advanced airborne sensors (AAS), including radar and other sensors. The contract includes airborne and ground systems, spare canisters and support services.”

Now Shipping: Leadership Performance with new 2nd Generation AMD EPYC Processors

Today AMD rolled out the 2nd Generation AMD EPYC family of processors that deliver performance leadership across a broad number of enterprise, cloud and HPC workloads. 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors feature up to 64 “Zen 2” cores in leading-edge 7nm process technology to deliver record-setting performance while helping reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by up to 50% across numerous workloads.

ISC High Performance: Fueling Innovation & Fostering Family for 33 Years

In this special guest feature, Elizabeth Leake from the STEM-Trek Nonprofit reflects on inclusivity at the recent ISC 2019 conference in Frankfurt. “A favorable experience means that attendees are more likely to return. And they do; this year, 164 exhibitors and 3,573 attendees from all domains and 64 countries were there. Attendance has doubled since 2009 and grows at a comfortable pace each year.”

Professor Michela Taufer to Receive 2019 IBM Faculty Award

Professor Michela Taufer from the University of Tennessee has been selected to receive a 2019 IBM Faculty Award for $20,000 USD. This award is highly competitive and recognizes her leadership in High Performance Computing and its importance to the computing industry. “Dr. Taufer will lead work with IBM to bring the IBM Onsite Deep Learning Workshop on campus. As Deep learning and AI gain traction in scientific discovery, training EECS students in these disciplines will open tremendous opportunities for them in Tennessee and outside the state.”

Interactive Supercomputing with Jupyter and DASK

Anderson Banihirwe from NCAR gave this talk at SciPy 2019. “This talk demonstrates how to use Dask and Jupyter on large high-performance computing (HPC) systems to scale and accelerate large interactive data analysis tasks — effectively turning HPC systems into interactive big-data platforms. We will introduce dask-jobqueue which allows users to seamlessly deploy and scale dask on HPC clusters that use a variety of job queuing systems such as PBS, Slurm, SGE, and LSF. We will also introduce dask-mpi, a Python package that makes deploying Dask easy from within a distributed MPI environment.”

Designing Future Flash Storage Systems for HPC and Beyond

Glenn Lockwood from NERSC gave this talk at the Samsung Forum. “In this talk, we will compare the storage and I/O requirements of large-scale HPC workloads with those of the cloud and show how HPC’s unique requirements have led NERSC to deploy NVMe in the form of burst buffers and all-flash parallel file systems rather than block- and object-based storage. We will then explore how recent technological advances that target enterprise and cloud I/O workloads may also benefit HPC, and we will highlight a few remaining challenge areas in which innovation is required.”

Deep Learning for Higgs Boson Identification and Searches for New Physics at the Large Hadron Collider

Mark Neubauer from the University of Illinois gave this talk at the Blue Waters Symposium. “In this talk, we present our work using deep learning techniques on the Blue Waters supercomputing to develop and optimize a novel method of identifying the decays of highly-boosted Higgs bosons produced at the LHC a signature of new particles and/or phenomena at the energy frontier of particle physics. We also discuss our ongoing work using Blue Waters to develop scalable cyberinfrastructure for sustainable and reproducible data analysis workflows through the NSF-funded IRIS-HEP Institute and SCAILFIN project.”

The Algorithms of Life – Scientific Computing for Systems Biology

Ivo Sbalzarini from TU Dresden gave this keynote presentation at ISC 2019. In his talk, Sbalzarini mainly discussed the rapidly growing importance and influence in the life sciences for scientific high-performance computing. “The cooperative, interdisciplinary effort to develop and advance our understanding of life using computational approaches not only places high-performance computing center stage, but also provides stimulating impulses for the future development of this field.”