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2018 Technology Trends from Mellanox CTO Michael Kagan

In this video, Mellanox CTO Michael Kagan offers his view of technology trends for 2018. “Mellanox is looking forward to continued to Technology and Product Leadership in 2018. As the leader in End-to-End InfiniBand and Ethernet Technologies, Mellanox will introduce new products (Switch Systems/Silicon, Acq. EZchip Technology) to accelerate future growth. The company is also positioned to benefit from market transition from 10Gb to 25/50/100Gb.”

Report: Future Software and Data Ecosystem for Scientific Inquiry

“The tremendous progress that we’re making toward the achievement of exascale systems, both here in the United States and in the European Union and Asia, will be undermined unless we can create a shared distributed computing platform to manage the logistics of massive, multistage data workflows with their sources at the network edge. Backhauling these rivers of data to the supercomputing center or the commercial cloud will not be a viable option for many, if not most applications.”

First Global Survey of Energy and Power Aware Job Scheduling and Resource Management

In this special guest feature, Siddhartha Jana summarizes the key findings of the first-of-its-kind survey on Energy and Power Aware Job Scheduling and Resource Management. “The goal of this year-long survey was to investigate the active investments by HPC centers in enabling energy and power management within their software stack, especially the job schedulers and resource managers.”

EuroExa Project puts Europe on the Road to Exascale

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Robert Roe writes that the EuroExa project has Europe on the road to Exascale computing. “Ultimately, the goals for exascale computing projects are focused on delivering and supporting an exascale-class supercomputer, but the benefits have the potential to drive future developments far beyond the small number of potential exascale systems. Projects such as EuroExa and the Exascale Computing Project in the US could have far-reaching benefits for smaller-scale HPC systems.”

Radio Free HPC Says Goodbye to Net Neutrality

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the FCC’s move to abolish Net Neutrality regulations put in place during the Obama administration. Dan thinks this is a good move to remove unnecessary regulations, but rest of the crew is worried about where this will lead the future of the Internet.

SC17 Invited Talk: Gordon Bell on the Rise of Scalable Systems

Gordon Bell gave this Invited Talk at SC17. “A globally recognized pioneer in the supercomputing world, Bell will be sharing his latest reflections and insights with his fellow scientists, engineers and researchers at SC17 in Denver. Bell will highlight the work of the winners of the ACM Gordon Bell Prize from the past 30 years. Presented by the ACM, the recipients’ achievements have chronicled the important innovations and transitions of high performance computing, including the rise of parallel computing, a computing architecture that breaks down problems into smaller ones that may be solved simultaneously.”

Slidecast: HPC and the Cloud – Announcing the Ellexus Container Checker

In this slidecast, Dr. Rosemary Francis describes the new Ellexus Container Checker, a pioneering cloud-based tool that provides visibility into the inner workings of Docker containers. “Container Checker will help people using cloud platforms to quickly detect problems within their containers before they are let loose on the cloud to potentially waste time and compute spend. Estimates suggest that up to 45% of cloud spend is wasted due in part to unknown application activity and unsuitable storage decisions, which is what we want to help businesses tackle.”

From SC17: Energy Efficiency in the Software Stack — Cross Community Efforts

In this special guest feature, Siddhartha Jana provides an update on cross-community efforts to improve energy efficiency in the software stack. The article covers events at SC17 that focused on energy efficiency and highlights ongoing collaborations across the community to develop advanced software technologies for system energy and power management.

Radio Free HPC Looks at the New Power9, Titan V, and Snapdragon 845

In this podcast, Radio Free HPC Looks at the New Power9, Titan V, and Snapdragon 845 devices for AI and HPC. “Built specifically for compute-intensive AI workloads, the new POWER9 systems are capable of improving the training times of deep learning frameworks by nearly 4x allowing enterprises to build more accurate AI applications, faster.”

Intel Supports open source software for HPC

In this video from SC17, Thomas Krueger describes how Intel supports Open Source High Performance Computing software like OpenHPC and Lustre. “As the Linux initiative demonstrates, a community-based, vendor-catalyzed model like this has major advantages for enabling software to keep pace with requirements for HPC computing and storage hardware systems. In this model, stack development is driven primarily by the open source community and vendors offer supported distributions with additional capabilities for customers that require and are willing to pay for them.”