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Video: Revolution in Computer and Data-enabled Science and Engineering

Ed Seidel from the University of Illinois gave this talk at the 2017 Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing. The theme of his talk centers around the need for interdisciplinary research. “Interdisciplinary research (IDR) is a mode of research by teams or individuals that integrates information, data, techniques, tools, perspectives, concepts, and/or theories from two or more disciplines or bodies of specialized knowledge to advance fundamental understanding or to solve problems whose solutions are beyond the scope of a single discipline or area of research practice.”

Future HPC Leaders Gather at Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing

Over at ALCF, Andrea Manning writes that the recent Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing brought together HPC practitioners from around the world. “You can’t get this material out of a textbook,” said Eric Nielsen, a research scientist at NASA’s Langley Research Center. Added Johann Dahm of IBM Research, “I haven’t had this material presented to me in this sort of way ever.”

Radio Free HPC Previews the SC17 Plenary on Smart Cities

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at Smart Cities. As the featured topic this year at the SC17 Plenary, the Smart Cities initiative looks to improve the quality of life for residents using urban informatics and other technologies to improve the efficiency of services.

Video: Argonne’s Theta Supercomputer Architecture

Scott Parker gave this talk at the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing. “Designed in collaboration with Intel and Cray, Theta is a 9.65-petaflops system based on the second-generation Intel Xeon Phi processor and Cray’s high-performance computing software stack. Capable of nearly 10 quadrillion calculations per second, Theta will enable researchers to break new ground in scientific investigations that range from modeling the inner workings of the brain to developing new materials for renewable energy applications.”

COMSOL Conference Showcases Next-Gen Multiphysics

Attendees of the COMSOL Conference in Boston this week were treated to a sneak preview future developments of the popular multiphysics software from Svante Littmarck, President and CEO of COMSOL. The conference featured a robust technical program with approximately 300 attendees. “Our customers are at the forefront of innovation behind the products that will shape our future,” says Littmarck. “We work tirelessly to support their efforts by increasing the modeling power of the COMSOL software and by making collaboration among simulation experts and their colleagues the core of everything we do. This annual event is our opportunity to connect and exchange knowledge within the COMSOL community on multiphysics modeling.”

Mapping of the Opportunities for Government, Academia, and Industry Engagement in HPC

Mark Sims (DoD) and Bob Sorensen from Hyperion Research gave this talk at the HPC User Forum in Milwaukee. Here, they demonstrate an exciting new tool that aims to map HPC centers across the USA.

New Book: OpenACC for Programmers

Sunita Chandrasekaran and Guido Juckeland have published a new book on Programming with OpenACC. “Scientists and technical professionals can use OpenACC to leverage the immense power of modern GPUs without the complexity traditionally associated with programming them. OpenACC for Programmers integrates contributions from 19 leading parallel-programming experts from academia, public research organizations, and industry.”

Dr. Marius Stan Presents: Uncertainty of Thermodynamic Data – Humans and Machines

Marius Stan from Argonne gave this talk at the 2017 Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing. Famous for his part-time acting role on the Breaking Bad TV show, Marius Stan is a physicist and a chemist interested in non-equilibrium thermodynamics, heterogeneity, and multi-scale computational science for energy applications. The goal of his research is to discover or design materials, structures, and device architectures for nuclear energy and energy storage.

Internet2 Technology Exchange Meeting Comes to San Francisco Oct. 15-18

Internet2 will host its annual technical meeting, the Technology Exchange, for the research and education community from October 15-18 in San Francisco. The event will convene over 650 attendees from more than 250 institutions, 17 countries, and 46 states including network engineers, technologists, architects, scientists, operators, and administrators in the fields of advanced networking, trust and identity, information security, applications for research, and web-scale computing.

Call For Research Papers: ISC 2018

ISC 2018 has issued their Call for Research Papers. “Submissions are now open for the ISC 2018 conference research paper sessions, which aim to provide first-class opportunities for engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government to present and discuss issues, trends, and results that will shape the future of high performance computing. Submissions will be accepted through Dec. 22, 2017. The research paper sessions will be held from Monday, June 25, through Wednesday, June 27, 2018.”