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An Introduction to High Performance Computing

In this video, Bill Jenkins from Intel presents and introduction to High Performance Computing. “This online training will provide a high-level introduction to high performance computing, the problem it solves and the vertical markets it solves it in. Rather than focusing on the step by step, this training will educate into the concepts and resources available to perform the data analytics process and even also discuss where accelerators can be used.”

Podcast: Improving Parallel Applications with the TAU tool

In the podcast, Mike Bernhardt from ECP catches up with Sameer Shende to learn how the Performance Research Lab at the University of Oregon is helping to pave the way to Exascale. “Developers of parallel computing applications can well appreciate the Tuning and Analysis Utilities (TAU) performance evaluation tool—it helps them optimize their efforts. Sameer has worked with the TAU software for nearly two and a half decades and has released more than 200 versions of it. Whatever your application looks like, there’s a good chance that TAU can support it and help you improve your performance.”

Why you can save money by being left behind

In this special guest feature, Dr Rosemary Francis from Ellexus writes that Data Storage needs to be integral to your plans when moving HPC workloads to the Cloud. We can all admit to being pressured into investing in a new solution as soon as it becomes available. We want to be the fastest, the best-informed, […]

Case Study: Deep Learning For Fluid Flow Prediction In The Cloud

In this special guest feature, Wolfgang Gentzsch from the UberCloud writes that a new case study shows how Ai can aid CAE. “Solving computational fluid dynamics (CFD) problems is demanding both in terms of computing power and simulation time, and requires deep expertise in CFD. In this UberCloud project #211, an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) has been applied to predicting the fluid flow given only the shape of the object that is to be simulated.”

Why InfiniBand rules the roost in the TOP500

In this special guest feature, Bill Lee from the InfiniBand Trade Association writes that the new TOP500 list has a lot to say about how interconnects matter for the world’s most powerful supercomputers. “Once again, the List highlights that InfiniBand is the top choice for the most powerful and advanced supercomputers in the world, including the reigning #1 system – Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Summit. The TOP500 List results not only report that InfiniBand accelerates the top three supercomputers in the world but is also the most used high-speed interconnect for the TOP500 systems.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at Santa’s Big Data Challenges

In this podcast video, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the monumental IT challenges that Santa faces each Holiday Season. “With nearly 2 billion children to serve, Santa’s operations are an IT challenge on the grandest scale. If the world’s population keeps growing by 83 million people per year, Santa may need to build a hybrid cloud just to keep up. With billions of simultaneous queries, the Big Data analytics required will certainly require an 8-socket numa machines with 4 terabytes of central memory.”

Book Review: The Model Thinker – A new way to look at Data Analysis

In this special guest feature, Carol Wells reviews the new book by Scott E. Page entitled The Model Thinker. “A hands-on reference for the working data scientist, ‘The Model Thinker’ challenges us to consider that the historical methods we have used for data analysis are no longer adequate given the complexity of today’s world. The book opens by making the case for a new way of using mathematical models to solve problems, offers a close look at a number of the models, then closes with a pair of demonstrations of the method.”

Video: HPC Market Update

In this video from DDN booth at SC18, Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research presents an HPCMarket Update. “Intersect360 Research’s deep knowledge of HPC, coupled with strong marketing and consulting expertise, results in accurate intelligence for the HPC industry – insights and advice that allow customers to make decisions that are measurably positive to their business. The company’s end-user-focused research is inclusive from both a technology perspective and a usage standpoint, allowing Intersect360 Research to provide its clients with total market models that include both traditional and emerging HPC applications.”

Latest Intel Tools Make Code Modernization Possible

Code modernization means ensuring that an application makes full use of the performance potential of the underlying processors. And that means implementing vectorization, threading, memory caching, and fast algorithms wherever possible. But where do you begin? How do you take your complex, industrial-strength application code to the next performance level?

Supercomputing the Future of Cycling

Today’s competitive cyclist benefits from more lightweight, aerodynamic and rigid bike models – and, in a similar way, the prototyping process for manufacturers has become less of a heavy load – in terms of both time and cost – thanks to technological advances in simulation software. “Wind tunnel analyses are very important, but they can be expensive, time consuming and you need to have the athlete available. So, although they are extremely important for the validation of the model, a combination of wind analysis and CFD simulation might be extremely useful.”