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SC18 Exhibits Selling Out

Today SC18 announced record exhibit sales for the conference, which takes place Nov. 11-16 in Dallas. “We are thrilled that so many new companies will be exhibiting at SC18,” says Christy Adkinson, SC18 Exhibits Chair from Cray. “Both attendees and exhibitors recognize that SC is the place to be if you are involved in the HPC community.”

ISC 2019 Seeking Research Paper Submissions

Submissions are now open for ISC 2019 Research Paper Sessions. These sessions aim to provide first-class opportunities for engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government to present their work in the area of high performance computing, networking, storage and AI/machine learning. Submissions will be accepted through December 12.

SIGHPC Group to Host Students for Computing4Change Competition at SC18

Today the well-meaning SIGHPC group from ACM announced that their Computing4Change competition has received an unprecedented number of applications. As an effort to bring Bright Young Minds into the HPC community, the competition is targeted at students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds who want to learn to apply data analysis and computational thinking to a social challenges. And stuff.

SC18 Preview: “A Quantum Future of Computation” by Microsoft’s Matthias Troyer

SC18 is continuing its series of session previews this week with a look at an Invited Talk on Quantum Computing by Matthias Troyer from Microsoft Research. “Attempting to bring clarity to the fast growing field of quantum computing, I will describe the hardware and software architecture of quantum computers and discuss how they differ from conventional classical high performance computers. Based on this, I will attempt to dispel myths and hype surrounding the field and present a realistic assessment of the potential of these devices, and the specific application areas on which they are expected to have a large impact.”

Lustre User Group coming to China and Japan in October

The Lustre User Group is coming to China and Japan in October. Sponsored by DDN and OpenSFS, the events offer a valuable opportunity for contributors and users to meet together and exchange information and get the latest information from the worldwide Lustre community.

Towards Exascale Engine Simulations with NEK5000

In this video from the HPC User Forum in Detroit, Muhsin Ameen from Argonne National Laboratory presents: Towards Exascale Engine Simulations with NEK5000. “High-order methods have the potential to overcome the current limitations of standard CFD solvers. For this reason, we have been developing and improving the spectral element code NEK5000 for more than 30 years now.”

Video: End to End Needs for Autonomous Vehicles

Norm Marks from NVIDIA gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “Fueled by advances in artificial intelligence, cars are getting smart enough to begin to drive themselves. But autonomous vehicles will do more than change how we get around. They have the potential to dramatically reduce the number of car crashes, shrink carbon emissions, and provide mobility to people who can’t drive.”

Video: Use of HPC for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at Ford

Bryan Goodman from Ford gave this talk at the HPC User Forum in Detroit. “The Ford GDI&A – situated in greater Detroit, Palo Alto, Chennai and Shanghai – is a growing team committed to enable Ford to see our business, know our customers, and act in a meaningful way. We enable evidence based decision making by providing timely, actionable, and forward-looking insights to our Ford business partners. Together our team works to understand our changing world, identify new opportunities, and take action to design and innovate for the future of mobility – Ford’s vehicles and surrounding experiences.”

Video: Tackling Energy Storage Challenges at America’s National Labs

In this video, researchers use NERSC supercomputers to discover new battery materials. “The DOE’s InnovationXLab Energy Storage Summit took place September 18-19, 2018 at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Silicon Valley. Energy storage is one of the biggest challenges to unlocking the potential from the next generation of transportation and electricity grid technologies. The Summit will showcase the broad array of technical resources available from across DOE’s National Lab complex that can be leveraged by industry to address these challenges.”

Data Science meets CFD: FieldView Analytics in Engineering

Steve Legensky from Intelligent Light gave this talk at the HPC User Forum in Detroit. “CFD may be complex, but Intelligent Light’s goal is simple: our customers’ success. Intelligent Light solutions unlock the power and value of a highly productive CFD workflow for engineering and research organizations in variety of industries around the world.”