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GTC Digital Kicks off Tuesday with Free Registration

GTC Digital begins this week as virtual event with free registration. While the annual GPU Technology Conference typically packs hundreds of hours of talks, presentations and conversations into a five-day event in San Jose, NVIDIA’s goal with GTC Digital is to bring some of the best aspects of this event to a global audience, and make it accessible for months. “Apart from the instructor-led, hands-on workshops and training sessions, which require a nominal fee, we’re delighted to bring this content to the global community at no cost. And we’ve incorporated new platforms to facilitate interaction and engagement.”

Efficient AI Computing for the Planet

In this keynote talk from the 2020 HiPEAC conference, Alesssandro Cremonesi from STMicroelectronics describes how artificial intelligence (AI) is the central nervous system of an increasingly connected world. He sets out both the benefits and potential pitfalls of AI, before arguing that AI now has to move beyond performance to efficiency in order to be sustainable. “So far, AI developments have been focused on performances regardless of the computational power needed, reaching in some applications performances better than the human ones. Now it is time to focus on efficient computation.”

Free Registration: Supercomputing Frontiers Europe Virtual Conference this Week

Today the organizers of Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2020 announced that it has waived registration for their virtual conference this week. “Over twenty outstanding keynote and invited speakers at Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2020 will deliver talks on topics spanning various fields of science and technology. Participants will be able to join remotely, ask questions, and learn at a three-day long virtual event.”

Software-defined Microarchitecture: An Arguably Terrible Idea, But Certainly Not The Worst Idea

James Mickens from Harvard University gave this talk at HiPEAC 2020. “In this presentation, I will describe some of the benefits that would emerge from a new kind of processor that aggressively exposes microarchitectural state and allows it to be programmed. Using elaborate hand gestures and cheap pleas for sympathy, I will explain why my proposals are different than prior “open microarchitecture” ideas like transport-triggered designs.”

ISC 2020 Registration is Open with a COVID-19 Advisory

Today the ISC 2020 conference announced that registration will open on March 19 along with a Covid-19 Advisory. The conference takes place June 21-25 in Frankfurt. “In light of the ever-changing situation, we are offering our attendees as much flexibility and planning comfort as possible with our cancellation policy. Up until May 11 (39 days before the conference), you can request a full refund on your conference registration fee.”

Benchmarking CPUs at Shell

Ronald Cogswell from Shell gave this talk at the Rice Oil & Gas Conference. “In this presentation we will compare the benchmarking results from the latest 2 generations of CPU hardware from AMD and Intel. The benchmarks were conducted using proprietary Seismic kernels as well as known open source benchmarks. The study focused on memory bandwidth, flops and overall performance and provides results of real-world production Seismic workloads.”

ICHEC to Bring European Quantum Technologies Conference to Dublin

Over 500 global experts in quantum technologies will descend on Dublin in November this year for the European Quantum Technologies Conference (EQTC). Taking place Nov. 23-27 in Dublin, the event is the flagship event of the European Quantum Initiative a €1 billion initiative launched by the EU in 2018 to bring together research institutions, industry and public funders, to expand European scientific leadership and excellence in Quantum. “EQTC is an important stepping stone in positioning Ireland as an international global hub for quantum technologies and applications,” said Prof. Jean-Christophe (JC) Desplat, Director of ICHEC and Chair of the EQTC 2020 organizing committee.

Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2020 will run as a Global Virtual Conference

You are cordially invited to attend Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2020 conference which this year will take place on March 23-25 in virtual space “everywhere around the globe.” Both the speakers, and the audience will be connected via ClickMeeting virtual conference system. Participants will be able to join remotely, ask questions, and learn at a three-day long virtual event. “Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2020 is the sixth edition of the conference series Supercomputing Frontiers which started in 2015 in Singapore and moved to Poland in 2018. It is organised by Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM), University of Warsaw.”

How Supersonic Commercial Flight is Possible with Big Compute

In this video from Big Compute 2020, Blake Scholl from Boom Supersonic describes how high performance computing in the cloud has opened a new era of high-speed flight. “We’ve done about 66 million core hours of computing, mainly through Rescale since we started the design effort on XB-1. And if you asked yourself what that would look like and wind tunnel testing, it would be financially and timewise just absolutely impractical.”

Job of the Week: Linux System Administrator at UC Riverside

UC Riverside is seeking a Linux System Administrator in our Job of the Week. “UC Riverside’s research computing infrastructure is provided by a central HPC facility. This facility operates Linux clusters with over 6,000 CPU cores, 75TB of total system RAM and several GPU nodes. Big Data storage is handled by a centralized GPFS-based storage cluster with over 4PB of disk space for production and backup storage. The incumbent will be part of a team responsible for the systems administration of this HPC infrastructure, including development of software for parallel computing, network management, data security and user training.”