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ISC 2019 Opens Today with Keynote and Release of TOP500 List

ISC 2019 opens today in Frankfurt. A total of over 3,500 attendees are expected at this year’s show, now in its 34th year. “Running through Thursday this week, the conference kicks off at 9:00 am on Monday, June 17 with a keynote and the announcement of the 53rd TOP500. Project co-founder Erich Strohmaier will present the highlights of the new rankings and discuss the latest trends.”

Video: Jack Wells from ORNL on his new role as VP of OpenACC.org

Today OpenACC.org announced a newly elected vice president reflecting increased user influence within the organization. Additionally, the organization announced its 2019 Annual Meeting will be hosted by RIKEN Center for Computational Science (RIKEN R-CCS) in Japan, as well as the schedule of upcoming hackathons and bootcamps around the world.

Top 10 Things to Look Forward to at ISC 2019

In this special guest feature, Kim McMahon from Cloud Native Computing Foundation lists her favorite things coming up this week at ISC 2019 in Frankfurt. “For the third year, I am the chair of the Inclusivity Committee for the conference. This year we are expanding the message and focus. Inclusivity is more than numbers. It’s about everyone feeling welcome, without regard to gender, nationality, or sexual orientation.”

Six Nines to Showcase AWS-Powered HPC at ISC 2019

AWS HPC partner Six Nines is showcasing its HPC solutions for AWS this week at ISC 2019 in Frankfurt. Based in Oakland, Six Nines offers a full range of expert-level cloud consulting services and solutions to accelerate cloud adoption and reduce risk, including a cloud adoption framework, migration assessments, cost & billing optimization and HPC solutions.

Video: Portable Programming Models Highlighted at PASC19

In this video from PASC19 in Zurich, Technical Papers co-chair Sunita Chandrasekaran provides some highlights from the conference. After that, Sunita previews the upcoming Workshop on Performance Portable Programming Models for Accelerators (P3MA) at ISC 2019. “This workshop will provide a forum to bring together researchers and developers to discuss community’s proposals and solutions to performance.”

Job of the Week: Virtualization Infrastructure Engineer at PSC

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is seeking a Virtualization Infrastructure Engineer in our Job of the Week. “In this role, you will primarily be responsible for developing and maintaining the infrastructure to deploy and maintain fleets of hosts (physical and virtual), containers and services for the variety of project-based resources PSC operates and have a hand in planning new directions.”

Why Hardware Acceleration Is The Next Battleground In Processor Design

In this special guest feature, Theodore Omtzigt from Stillwater Supercomputing writes that as workloads specialize due to scale, hardware accelerated solutions will continue to be cheaper than approaches that utilize general purpose components. “If you’re a CIO who manages integrations of third-party hardware and software, be aware of new hardware acceleration technologies that can reduce the cost of service delivery by orders of magnitude.”

European Leadership in HPC, Big Data, and AI in Weather and Climate Prediction

Dr. Peter Bauer from ECMWF gave this talk at the HiPEAC’s Computing Systems Week in Edinburgh. “Meeting the future requirements for forecast reliability and timeliness needs 100-1000 times bigger high-performance computing and data management resources than today – towards what’s generally called ‘exascale’. To meet these needs, the weather and climate prediction community is undergoing one of its biggest revolutions since its foundation in the early 20th century.”

Fujitsu to Showcase Fugaku Supercomputer and Human Centric AI at ISC 2019

Fujitsu will showcase their pending Fugaku Supercomputer and “the future of Artificial Intelligence” at ISC 2019 in Frankfurt next week. “Fugaku is the successor to the K supercomputer, jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu. Named after Mount Fuji, Fugaku is designed to achieve top-level or peak application performance to solve a wide variety of social and scientific challenges.”

Video: Simulating Planet-Wide Bioenergy and Human Health on the Summit Supercomputer

In this video from PASC19 in Zurich, Dan Jacobson from ORNL describes how researchers are using the #1 Summit supercomputer to tackle the challenges facing an ever-growing human population. These planet-wide simulations could not even have been attempted before the advent of pre-exascale systems like Summit.”We are using CoMet to investigate the genetic architectures underlying complex traits in applications from bioenergy to human clinical genomics.”