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Registration Opens for SC20 Housing

Registration is now open for the SC20 conference. The event is scheduled to take place Nov. 15-20 in Atlanta. “SC20 has room blocks reserved at hotels in the vicinity of the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. A range of prices and hotel types are available. Hotel reservations can be made online using onPeak’s Compass reservation system. Established in 1988, the annual SC conference continues to grow steadily in size and impact each year. Approximately 5,000 people participate in the technical program, with about 11,000 people overall.”

LUMI: the EuroHPC pre-exascale system of the North

The LUMI pre–exascale supercomputer will be the one of the most powerful and advanced computing systems on the planet at the time of its installation. The vast consortium of countries with an established tradition in scientific computing and strong national computing centers will be a key asset for the successful infrastructure. In this talk we will discuss the LUMI infrastructure and its great value and potential for the research community.”

Video: Preparing to program Aurora at Exascale – Early experiences and future directions

Hal Finkel from Argonne gave this talk at IWOCL / SYCLcon 2020. “Argonne National Laboratory’s Leadership Computing Facility will be home to Aurora, our first exascale supercomputer. This presentation will summarize the experiences of our team as we prepare for Aurora, exploring how to port applications to Aurora’s architecture and programming models, and distilling the challenges and best practices we’ve developed to date.”

Call for Papers: Hot Interconnects Conference

The Hot Interconnects Conference has issued its Call for Papers. The event takes place Aug. 19-20 in San Jose, California. “Hot Interconnects is the premier international forum for researchers and developers of state-of-the-art hardware and software architectures and implementations for interconnection networks of all scales, ranging from multi-core on-chip interconnects to those within systems, clusters, data centers, and clouds. This yearly conference is attended by leaders in industry and academia. The atmosphere provides for a wealth of opportunities to interact with individuals at the forefront of this field.”

Surprising Mechanical Lessons About Predicting Innovation Success

Thomas Thurston from WR Hambrecht Ventures gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “For a century, corporate innovators, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists have had to rely on their instincts when deciding which strategies to pursue, and where to invest for growth. Now data science is turning human instinct on its head with powerful decision technologies that are giving rise to counter-intuitive discoveries about market behavior and predicting innovation success. Learn how venture capital firm WR Hambrecht is using big data and machine learning to better identify growth opportunities, predict new business success and rewrite the rules of innovation.”

Agile HPC with VMware Cloud Foundation & UberCloud

Thomas Francis from the UberCloud and Mohan Potheri from VMware gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “In this solution we combine the capabilities of the VMware platform, with the solution provided by UberCloud which leverages the automation capabilities of Terraform with the unique packaging and distributing capabilities of docker-based HPC containers to dynamically deploy HPC applications on the vSphere platform.”

GTC 2020 Keynote with CEO Jensen Huang Set for May 14

NVIDIA will post its GTC 2020 keynote address by CEO Jensen Huang on YouTube on May 14, at 6 a.m. Pacific time. “Huang will highlight the company’s latest innovations in AI, high performance computing, data science, autonomous machines, healthcare and graphics during the recorded keynote. Participants will be able to view the keynote on demand at Get amped for the latest platform breakthroughs in AI, deep learning, autonomous vehicles, robotics and professional graphics.”

High Schoolers from Michigan Step Up to High Performance Computing at Stanford

In this video from the Stanford HPC Conference, Surya Sanjay and Tanay Bhangale from Troy High School in Michigan describe how their proposal on combatting prion-based disease resulted in their first experiences with HPC at the Stanford High Performance Computing Center. “Using a model of the infectious murine prion and many mutagenized variants of the benign murine prion as PrPX, created with Rosetta’s ab initio software, we plan to perform molecular dynamics (MD) simulations with GROMACS 2020 to determine the success of models based on the described criteria.”

Update on the HPC AI Advisory Council

Setting the stage for the Stanford HPC Conference this week, Gilad Shainer describes how the HPC AI Advisory Council fosters innovation in the high performance computing community. “The HPC-AI Advisory Council’s mission is to bridge the gap between high-performance computing and Artificial Intelligence use and its potential, bring the beneficial capabilities of HPC and AI to new users for better research, education, innovation and product manufacturing, bring users the expertise needed to operate HPC and AI systems, provide application designers with the tools needed to enable parallel computing, and to strengthen the qualification and integration of HPC and AI system products.”

PASC20 Conference postponed to 2021

The PASC20 conference in Geneva has been postponed to 2021. The new dates for the conference – PASC21 – are July 5-7, 2021, at the same location – the University of Geneva in Switzerland. “We hope that you will be able to join us next year for an engaging in-person event. We are pleased to announce that our plenary speakers have confirmed their availability for PASC21. Contributors whose submissions have been accepted for presentation at PASC20 will be given the opportunity to provide updated abstracts. Presenters and minisymposia organizers will be contacted separately to confirm their participation and the content of their presentations. Additionally, we foresee a call for new contributions in late 2020.”