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Dr. Eng Lim Goh on Swarm Learning and Steering HPC Simulation with AI

In this fireside chat from SC19, Dr. Eng Lim Goh from HPE describes how the convergence of HPC and AI is changing the way scientists and engineers do their simulations. He also cites a case study of “Swarm Learning” where hospitals were able to train AI diagnostic models without sharing private patient data. Transcript: insideHPC: […]

Podcast: SC19 Student Cluster Competition Preview

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team catches up with Jessi Lanum, a veteran of the SC19 Student Cluster Competition, for an insider peek on what it’s like to compete for cluster competition glory. “For the few of you who are not already fans of these events, here’s the lowdown: 16 student teams representing universities from around the world have been working their brains out designing, building, and tuning clusters provided by their sponsors. They can use as much hardware as they want, the only limitation is that their systems can’t use more than 3,000 watts during the competition.”

Are You Ready for the Exascale Era? Find Out at SC19

As we head into the biggest supercomputing event of the year, all eyes are on exascale. The frontrunners in the race to exascale, including our friends over at Altair, will convene at SC19 in Denver this November to share updates, address challenges, and help paint the picture of an exascale-fueled future for HPC.

What to expect at SC19

In this special guest feature, Dr. Rosemary Francis gives her perspective on what to look for at SC19 conference next week in Denver. “There are always many questions circling the HPC market in the run up to Supercomputing. In 2019, the focus is even more focused on the cloud in previous years. Here are a few of the topics that could occupy your coffee queue conversations in Denver this year.”

Enabling HPC with Intel on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Services built on Intel technology offers best-in-class services across software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and even lets you put Oracle Cloud in your own data center. “With optimized Intel processors, solid state drives, and other Intel-based technologies such as Intel Resource Director, Oracle Cloud offers solutions that enable enterprises to architect long-term strategies and solutions to meet their unique business requirements. Intel technologies utilized by Oracle Cloud support the broadest set of workloads, including media processing, machine learning, data analytics, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence.”

Epic HPC Road Trip stops at NERSC for a look at Big Network and Storage Challenges

In this special guest feature, Dan Olds from OrionX continues his Epic HPC Road Trip series with a stop at NERSC. “NERSC is unusual in that they receive more data than they send out. Client agencies process their raw data on NERSC systems and then export the results to their own organizations. This puts a lot of pressure on storage and network I/O, making them top priority at NERSC.”

Enabling Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with IBM Spectrum Scale

In this video, Doug O’Flaherty from IBM describes how Spectrum Scale Storage (GPFS) helps Oracle Cloud Infrastructure delivers high performance for HPC applications. “To deliver insights, an organization’s underlying storage must support new-era big data and artificial intelligence workloads along with traditional applications while ensuring security, reliability and high performance. IBM Spectrum Scale meets these challenges as a high-performance solution for managing data at scale with the distinctive ability to perform archive and analytics in place.”

Optimizing in a Heterogeneous World is (Algorithms x Devices)

In this guest article, our friends at Intel discuss how CPUs prove better for some important Deep Learning. Here’s why, and keep your GPUs handy! Heterogeneous computing ushers in a world where we must consider permutations of algorithms and devices to find the best platform solution. No single device will win all the time, so we need to constantly assess our choices and assumptions.

Data Center Transformation: Why a Workload-Driven and Scalable Architecture Matters

The QCT Platform on Demand (QCT POD) combines advanced technology with a unique user experience to help enterprises reach better performance and gain more insights. “With flexibility and scalability, QCT POD enables enterprises to address a broader range of HPC, Deep Learning, and Data Analytic demands that fulfill various applications.”

Interview: Advancing HPC in the UK in the Age of Brexit

In this special guest feature, Robert Roe from Scientific Computing World interviews Mark Parsons on the strategy for HPC in the UK. “We are not part of EuroHPC, so we are not going to have access to the exascale systems that appear in Europe in 2023, they will also have some very large systems in 2021, around 150 to 200 Pflop systems, and we will not have access to that which will have a detrimental effect on our scientific and industrial communities ability to use the largest scale of supercomputing.”