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Women in HPC Workshop Returns to ISC 2017

ISC 2017 and WHPC will once again host the Women in HPC Workshop on June 22 in Frankfurt, Germany. “Entitled Diversifying the HPC Community, this workshop aims to provide leaders, managers, and individual contributors in the HPC community with methods to improve diversity while providing early career women an opportunity to develop their professional skills.”

Discover a New Compute Experience at HP-CAST 28

To help customers discover a new compute experience marked by enhanced agility, security, and control, HPE will host its High Performance Consortium for Advanced Scientific and Technical (HP-CAST) computing users group event in Frankfurt, Germany from June 16th-17th. HPE’s Bill Mannel covers highlights from the upcoming conference.

How Par-Tec Software will Power the 5 Petaflop Dell EMC Booster Supercomputer coming to Jülich

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community meeting, Hugo Falter from Par-Tec describes the company’s software contribution to the 5 Petaflop booster Dell EMC supercomputer coming the Julich Supercomputing Center. “ParaStation MPI software from ParTec will be used to keep the new Booster system running efficiently. The resiliency-related extensions of ParaStation MPI support fine-grained recovery of parallel application tasks.”

Joseph George on Datacenter Trends that are Reshaping HPC

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community meeting, Joseph George describes the latest trends in the datacenter that are reshaping high performance computing. “Joseph George is the former Vice President of Solutions at SUSE responsible for building and driving the new solutions organization at SUSE, specifically focused on tackling specific customer challenges with engineered solutions by leveraging OpenStack, Ceph, Linux, and more.”

Call for Applications: FoMICS Prize for PhD Students

Today the Swiss Graduate Program “Foundations in Mathematics and Informatics for Computer Simulations in Science and Engineering” (FoMICS) issued its Call for Applications. “Led by the Institute of Computational Science (ICS) at the Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano, FoMICS aims to create an education-driven cooperation network between Swiss Universities in order to train PhD students in the fields of modern mathematics and informatics.”

X-ISS Powers Cloud HPC with Dell EMC

In this video, Deepak Khosala describes how X-ISS delivers Cloud HPC with the help of Dell EMC. “Our role in working with customers is to integrate, manage, and maintain HPC cluster systems, as well as monitor, report, and deliver analytics that are important to HPC users. We are a business-driven HPC consulting company that provides exceptional technical computing solutions through management and analytics software.”

Call for Participation: ISAV 2017 Workshop at SC17 in Denver

The ISAV 2017 Workshop has issued their Call for Participation. Held in conjunction with SC17, the In Situ Infrastructures for Enabling Extreme-scale Analysis and Visualization Workshop takes place, Sunday, November 12 in Denver.

Video: Storage Aware Job Scheduling

“In any HPC environment, storage is an integral and often unaccounted performance component of the infrastructure alongside compute. The health and performance of the overall infrastructure can be highly dependent on storage. Storage related performance issues can lead to adverse effects on overall job throughput, often resulting in business impact. In a reactive manner, the issue is often addressed by throttling the job flow. A more elegant and proactive approach would be to establish a feedback loop between storage and compute with the assistance of a job scheduler. This talk will explore the need for such a feedback loop, its benefits, and potential implementation scenarios for embarrassingly parallel HPC workloads.”

Finding the Right Solutions with Dell EMC HPC Innovation Lab

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community meeting, Onur Celebioglu describes the Dell EMC HPC Innovation Lab, where his team does all of the integration testing and benchmarking for high performance computing systems. “Every HPC workload and associated data set has specific server, storage, networking and software configuration and tuning requirements to achieve optimal performance. The Dell EMC HPC Innovation Lab has been established to provide customers best practices for configuring and tuning systems and their applications for optimal performance and efficiency through blogs, whitepapers and other resources.”

Micron Foundation Supports PEARC17 Student Program with STEM-Trek

Today the STEM-Trek nonprofit announced that donation from Micron Foundation will make it possible for more scholars to participate in the PEARC17 conference and student program. The Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing conference will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 9-13, 2017.

“We’re delighted to support STEM-Trek and the PEARC17 Student Program,” said Dee Mooney, Micron Foundation Executive Director. “It’s a great opportunity for students to learn in a professional engineering conference environment and engage with industry icons. As they prepare to fill the STEM pipeline, professional development and networking experiences will strengthen their success in the microelectronics industry and beyond,” she added.