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Video: Supermicro Showcases HPC Solutions at ISC 2017

In this video, Peter Maas from Supermicro gives us a tour of the company’s exhibit at ISC 2017. “Supermicro offers the industry’s broadest selection of HPC Solutions in the industry, including 1U, 2U, 3U, 4U SuperServers, FatTwin, SuperWorkstations and SuperBlade platforms. Now, the HPC community can build even higher density compute clusters to deliver maximum parallel computing performance per watt, per dollar, and per square foot. Look to Supermicro HPC Servers and Solutions to deliver the performance, scalability and reliability needed to solve the most complex computing challenges of our time.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at Big News in Graph Computing

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at why the Alan Turing Institute is focusing on Graph Computing with their acquisition of a Cray Urika-GX supercomputer. After that, they cover a series of IT developments that go to Infinity and Beyond.

Panel Discussion: Beyond Moore’s Law

“Shrinking the feature sizes of wires and transistors has been the driver for Moore’s Law for the past 5 decades, but what might lie beyond the end of current lithographic roadmaps and how will it affect computing as we know it? Moore’s Law is an economic theory after all, and any option that can make future computing more capable each new generation (by some measure) could continue Moore’s economic theory well into the future.” The goal of this panel session is to communicate the options for extending computing beyond the end of our current silicon lithography roadmaps.

Interview: John Gustafson on the Evolution of Supercomputing

In this MacObserver podcast, John Martellaro discusses the evolution of HPC with John Gustafson, Visiting Professor at NUS in Singapore. “Known by many as the father of Gustafson’s Law, Dr. John Gustafson is a professor of computer science, now at The National University of Singapore. Listen in as John describes his career arc and offers some great advice for young scientists just getting started.”

Asetek Announces Regional OEM HPC installation

Today Asetek announced an order from a new European OEM customer to service demand for an HPC (High Performance Computing) installation. “The order is for Asetek’s RackCDU D2C (Direct-to-Chip) liquid cooling solution and is valued at $32,000 USD with delivery scheduled for Q3 2017.”

Open Science with OpenPMD

“We present the open meta data format openPMD for data format agnostic markup of particle-mesh data. Based on a minimal kernel of meta information and enriched with domain-specific extensions, we develop an open ecosystem of interoperable simulations and data processing frameworks from the domains of laser-plasma interaction, X-ray photon sciences, astrophysics up to systems biology. This poster presents our efforts to enable & establish workflows suitable to frictionless transposition between those domains, using highly scalable I/O methods (e.g. ADIOS BP or HDF5), a truly self-describing data markup and peer reviewed participation.”

Call for Papers: HPC Systems Professionals Workshop

“The Second Annual HPC Systems Professionals Workshop will bring together systems administrators, systems architects, and systems analysts in order to share best practices, discuss cutting­-edge technologies, and advance the state­ of ­the ­practice for HPC systems. Submissions are encouraged that discuss all aspects of HPC systems design, implementation, maintenance, and security.”

How PBS Works Makes HPC Easy to Use

In this video from ISC 2017, Bill Nitzberg from Altair demonstrates how easy it is to launch jobs with PBS Pro. “Altair’s PBS Works workload management suite is used by thousands of organizations worldwide to simplify the administration and use of HPC clusters, clouds and supercomputing environments.”

Panel Looks at Improving Diversity in HPC

In this video from ISC 2017, Lara Kisielewska moderates a panel discussion on Diversity in HPC. “Through collaboration and networking, the Women in HPC community strives to bring together women in HPC and technical computing while encouraging women to engage in outreach activities and improve the visibility of inspirational role models.”

Interview: Dr. Christoph Schär on Escaping the Data Avalanche for Climate Modeling

“There are large efforts towards refining the horizontal resolution of climate models to O(1 km) with the intent to represent convective clouds explicitly rather than using semi-empirical parameterizations. This refinement would move the governing equations closer to first principles and is expected to reduce the uncertainties of climate models. However, the output volume of climate simulations would dramatically grow, and storing it for later analysis would likely become impractical, due to limited I/O bandwidth and mass-storage capacity. In this presentation we discuss possible solutions to this challenge.”