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UberCloud Publishes Compendium of Cloud HPC Case Studies

Our friends at the UberCloud have published the 2018 edition of their Compendium of Cloud HPC Case Studies. “The goal of the UberCloud Experiment is to perform engineering simulation experiments in the HPC cloud with real engineering applications in order to understand the roadblocks to success and how to overcome them. The Compendium is a way of sharing these results with the broader HPC community.”

Intel Stratix FPGAs Power Innovation for the Dell HPC Community

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting, Chris Branch from Intel describes how FPGAs deliver speed and efficiency for technical computing. The two companies are working together to bring new FPGA solutions to market. “With ​ever-changing ​​workloads​ ​and​ ​evolving​ ​standards,​ ​how ​do​ ​you​ ​maximize performance ​while ​​minimizing​ ​power​ ​consumption in your data center? Intel platforms are qualified, validated, and deployed through Dell EMC.”

New eGuide: Practical Considerations for Embracing AI in Your HPC Environment

The advent of AI is creating new possibilities to tackle increasingly complex research beyond the traditional HPC analytics, modeling, and simulation workloads. This guest post from Intel highlights key points from its new eGuide that focuses on embracing AI in your HPC environment. “Thanks to the efforts of HPC experts and those they support, we face a bright and exciting future of scientific understanding and innovation to benefit humanity.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at the New Summit Supercomputer at ORNL

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the new 200 Petaflop Summit supercomputer that was unveiled this week at ORNL. “IBM designed a whole new heterogeneous architecture for Summit that integrates the robust data analysis of powerful IBM POWER9 CPUs with the deep learning capabilities of GPUs,” writes Dr. John E. Kelly from IBM. “The result is unparalleled performance on critical new applications. And, IBM is selling this same technology in Summit to enterprises today.”

SC18 Perennials Keep Coming Back

Over at the SC18 Blog, Mike Bernhardt writes that the a small group known as the Perennials have attended the conference from the very beginning. There’s no doubt that they’ll be back this year for the show, which takes place Nov. 11-16 in Dallas.

Cybersecurity: Why We Need IT Management Professionals More Than Ever

As we spend more time and share more information online than ever before, cybercrime is also on the rise. This guest article from Keypath Education explores the important role of IT management professionals in ensuring cybersecurity in an era when cybercrime is becoming more and more prevalent. “When it comes to customer and business data, cyber security is too important to go unmanaged. If you don’t have the IT and data protection expertise required to stay safe in a rapidly changing digital world, reach out to those who do.”

University of Pisa Extends Server Memory with Intel Optane and Dell EMC

In this video from the Dell HPC Community meeting, Maurizio Davini and Antonio Cisternino from the University of Pisa describe the work they are doing to extend server memory with Intel Optane technology. “Intel Optane technology provides an unparalleled combination of high throughput, low latency, high quality of service, and high endurance. This technology is a unique combination of 3D XPoint memory media, Intel Memory and Storage Controllers, Intel Interconnect IP and Intel software.”

Opportunities Abound: HPC and Machine Learning for Energy Exploration

The is the first entry in a five-part insideHPC series that takes an in-depth look at how machine learning, deep learning and AI are being used in the energy industry. Read on to find out how machine learning is driving energy exploration. “Any tool that reduces the time needed to understand where the deposits are located can save a company millions of dollars.”

Radio Free Looks at the HGX-2 Reference Platform for HPC & AI

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the new NVIDIA HGX-2 Reference Platform for HPC & AI. “The HGX-2 cloud server platform supports multi-precision computing, supporting high-precision calculations using FP64 and FP32 for scientific computing and simulations, while also enabling FP16 and Int8 for AI training and inference. This unprecedented versatility meets the requirements of the growing number of applications that combine HPC with AI.”

Collaborating for Innovation in the Dell EMC HPC Community

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting, Adnan Khaleel from Dell EMC describes how the company works with partners to deliver high performance solutions. “It’s really the conversations that we have in the corridors and the in mixers where they learn a lot of how we do our future planning, how we can work together, how we can collaborate not just with Dell EMC, but even amongst themselves.”