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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.”

Video: Beyond the Trolley Problem – Ethics in AI

In this video from Intel AI DevCon 2018, Genevieve Bell from Intel examines the nature of ethics, how and why they might apply in a world of Artificial Intelligence technologies and emergent cyber-physical systems.

Radio Free HPC Rationalizes GPDR Regulations

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at ramifications for the European GPDR laws, which went into effect May 25, 2018. “The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years – we’re here to make sure you’re prepared​.”

Video: Andrew Ng on Deploying Machine Learning in the Enterprise

Andrew Ng from and gave this talk at Intel AI DevCon. “Artificial intelligence already powers many of our interactions today. When you ask Siri for directions, peruse Netflix’s recommendations or get a fraud alert from your bank, these interactions are led by computer systems using large amounts of data to predict your needs. The market is only going to grow. By 2020, the research firm IDC predicts that AI will help drive worldwide revenues to over $47 billion, up from $8 billion in 2016.”

Podcast: Terri Quinn on Hardware and Integration at the Exacale Computing Project

In this podcast, Terri Quinn from LLNL provides an update on Hardware and Integration (HI) at the Exascale Computing Project. “The US Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories will acquire, install, and operate the nation’s first exascale-class systems. ECP is responsible for assisting with applications and software and accelerating the research and development of critical commercial exascale system hardware. ECP’s Hardware and Integration research focus area (HI), was created to help the laboratories and the ECP teams achieve success through mutually beneficial collaborations.”

Radio Free HPC Reviews the Results from the ASC 2018 Student Cluster Competition

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the results of the ASC 2018 Student Cluster Competition.

“The ASC 2018 Student Supercomputer Challenge finalist were announced on March 20, 2018. The 20 finalists will design and build supercomputers up to 3,000 Watts, solve exceptionally difficult problems in AI reading comprehension, perform RELION optimization as a core application of the Nobel winning cryo-electron microscopy, and utilize CFL3D, HPL, and HPCG.”

Video: Doug Kothe Looks Ahead at The Exascale Computing Project

In this video, Doug Kothe from ORNl provides an update on the Exascale Computing Project. “With respect to progress, marrying high-risk exploratory and high-return R&D with formal project management is a formidable challenge. In January, through what is called DOE’s Independent Project Review, or IPR, process, we learned that we can indeed meet that challenge in a way that allows us to drive hard with a sense of urgency and still deliver on the essential products and solutions. In short, we passed the review with flying colors—and what’s especially encouraging is that the feedback we received tells us what we can do to improve.”