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Convergence for Scientific Method: HPC, AI, Simulation and Experiment

Alan Real from Durham University gave this talk at the UK HPC Conference. “This talk will discuss how advances in instrumentation have caused many new areas to embrace HPC and AI in order to successfully conduct and understand their experiments.”

Geoffrey C. Fox to receive Ken Kennedy Award at SC19

Today ACM/IEEE named Geoffrey C. Fox of Indiana University Bloomington as the recipient of the 2019 ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award. “Fox was cited for foundational contributions to parallel computing methodology, algorithms and software, and data analysis, and their interfaces with broad classes of applications. The award will be presented at SC19 in Denver.”

Call for Submissions: PASC20 in Geneva

The PASC20 conference has issued its Call for Submissions. The event takes place June 29 – July 1, 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland. “PASC20 is an international and interdisciplinary platform for the exchange of competences in scientific computing and computational science, with a strong focus on methods, tools, algorithms, application challenges, and novel techniques and usage of high performance computing.”

Liquid Cooling: Unlock Greater Potential in HPC

Werner Scholz from XENON Systems gave this talk at the Perth HPC Conference. “Today, Intel’s highest performing CPUs (e.g. Intel Cascade Lake-AP 9282 processor) have a thermal design envelope of 400 watts. There really is no end in sight, and accommodating more power is critical to advancing performance. The ability to dissipate the resulting heat is the hard ceiling that systems face in terms of performance – giving greater importance to liquid cooling breakthroughs. With liquid cooling, less energy is expended to cool systems – a significant savings in HPC deployments with arrays of servers drawing energy and generating heat.”

Check out the ClusterVisor HPC Management Tool at SC19

Advanced Clustering Technologies will unveil ClusterVisor, the company’s new HPC cluster management tool, at SC19. ClusterVisor enables you to easily deploy your HPC cluster and manage everything from the hardware and operating system to software and networking using a single GUI. “ClusterVisor is highly customizable to ensure you can manage your cluster and organize your data in a way that makes the most sense for you. This powerful cluster management tool enables you to provision hardware, configure the nodes, update the operating system and analyze all of the statistics.”

New SC Theater at SC19 to Showcase Data-Driven Scientific Applications

SC19 will feature a new SC Theater on the exhibit floor this year. The SC Theater will showcase live presentations that advance modern data-driven scientific applications. “The SC Theater, with seating for 20 and standing room as well, is located next to SCinet on the exhibit floor. It will showcase presentations by students and technologists from the HPC community who are focused on data-driven scientific applications.”

Video: InfiniBand In-Network Computing Technology and Roadmap

Rich Graham from Mellanox gave this talk at the UK HPC Conference. “In-Network Computing transforms the data center interconnect to become a “distributed CPU”, and “distributed memory”, enables to overcome performance barriers and to enable faster and more scalable data analysis. HDR 200G InfiniBand In-Network Computing technology includes several elements – Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation and Reduction Protocol (SHARP), smart Tag Matching and rendezvoused protocol, and more. This session will discuss the InfiniBand In-Network Computing technology and performance results, as well as view to future roadmap.”

Video: NVIDIA EGX Edge Supercomputing Platform Accelerates AI

Today NVIDIA announced the NVIDIA EGX Edge Supercomputing Platform – a high-performance, cloud-native platform that lets organizations harness rapidly streaming data from factory floors, manufacturing inspection lines and city streets to securely deliver next-generation AI, IoT and 5G-based services at scale, with low latency. “We’ve created the NVIDIA EGX Edge Supercomputing Platform for this world, where computing moves beyond personal and beyond the cloud to operate at planetary scale.”

Beowulf Bash returns to Denver Nov. 18 for SC19

The Beowulf Bash is returning to Denver for SC19. With a theme based on the Stranger Things TV show, the annual party takes place 9:00 pm to midnight on Monday Nov. 18 at the Pinnacle Club. “There will be 80s-style entertainment, games, the best 80s tribute band, and as always, a quiet place to sit and reflect on why you keep coming to these vapid affairs. Food, beverages, entertainment, and Eggo Waffles provided thanks to our wonderful sponsors.”

Video: Research on Blue Waters

Dr. Brett Bode from NCSA gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “Blue Waters is one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world and is one of the fastest supercomputers on a university campus. Scientists and engineers across the country use the computing and data power of Blue Waters to tackle a wide range of challenging problems, from predicting the behavior of complex biological systems to simulating the evolution of the cosmos.”