Sign up for our newsletter and get the latest HPC news and analysis.
Send me information from insideHPC:


Supercomputing Galactic Winds with Cholla

Using the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a team of astrophysicists created a set of galactic wind simulations of the highest resolution ever performed. The simulations will allow researchers to gather and interpret more accurate, detailed data that elucidates how galactic winds affect the formation and evolution of galaxies.

HPC Innovation Excellence Award Showcases Physics-based Scientific Discovery

A collaboration that includes researchers from NERSC was recently honored with an HPC Innovation Excellence Award for their work on “Physics-Based Unsupervised Discovery of Coherent Structures in Spatiotemporal Systems.” The award was presented in June by Hyperion Research during the ISC19 meeting in Frankfurt, Germany.

Video: Big Data is Dead, Long Live Its Replacement

Tom Fisher gave this talk at the Samsung Forum. “Big Data is experiencing a second revolution. This talk will address what’s happened, how it happened and what big data is bridging too. Enterprise companies have to make business critical decisions in the coming years and the marketplace is not clear. The recent changes in the Big Data market will be reviewed as well as the effects on the related ecosystem. The goal of this presentation is to provide insights to engineers, data engineers and data scientists to better navigate a rapidly moving landscape.”

Video: Cray Steps up with 2nd Generation AMD EPYC Processors for HPC

In this video, from Forrest Norrod from AMD welcomes Peter Ungaro from Cray to discuss how 2nd Generation AMD EPYC processors with drive new levels of performance for HPC. The AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processors are the first x86 server processors featuring 7nm hybrid-multi-die design and PCIe Gen4. With up to 64 high performance cores per SOC, 2nd Gen AMD EPYC Processors deliver world-record performance on industry benchmarks. They are available in the Cray CS500 cluster and Shasta supercomputers.”

Video: NVIDIA Accelerates Conversational AI

In this video, NVIDIA’s Bryan Catanzaro explains how recent breakthroughs in natural language understanding bring us one step closer to conversational AI. “Today NVIDIA announced breakthroughs in language understanding that allow businesses to engage more naturally with customers using real-time conversational AI. “NVIDIA’s groundbreaking work accelerating these models allows organizations to create new, state-of-the-art services that can assist and delight their customers in ways never before imagined.”

Video: Providing a National Software Repository for Interactive HPC

Lance Wilson from Monash University gave this talk at the Singularity User Group. “The repository for the build files is public and is run in the same way as a software development project. In addition to the build files being public, the repository is linked to singularity hub, such that the containers are easily available to anyone in the characterisation research community.”

OSS Steps Up with AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processor for ‘AI on the Fly’

One Stop Systems just unveiled its comprehensive portfolio of PCIe Gen 4 expansion building blocks supporting servers based on the new AMD EPYC 7002 processor. “We are pleased to work with AMD to lead the market transition to PCIe Gen 4 by delivering flexible and scalable expansion platforms complementary to AMD EPYC 7002 based servers.”

Video: High-Performance Computing with Python – Reducing Bottlenecks

This course addresses scientists with a working knowledge of NumPy who wish to explore the productivity gains made possible by Python for HPC. “We will show how Python can be used on parallel architectures and how to optimize critical parts of the kernel using various tools. The following topics will be covered: – Interactive parallel programming with IPython – Profiling and optimization – High-performance NumPy – Just-in-time compilation with Numba – Distributed-memory parallel programming with Python and MPI – Bindings to other programming languages and HPC libraries – Interfaces to GPUs.”

OSS Awarded $36 Million Contract to Provide Flash Storage Arrays for Military Radar Application

Today One Stop Systems announced a five-year sole source agreement valued at $36 million to provide flash storage arrays to a prime contractor for the U.S. Navy. The systems will be used within state-of-the-art Navy surveillance aircraft deployed worldwide. “Under the agreement, OSS will supply full mil-spec flash storage systems that include removable canisters, allowing collected data to be removed from the aircraft and transferred to ground stations. The systems store real-time data collected from advanced airborne sensors (AAS), including radar and other sensors. The contract includes airborne and ground systems, spare canisters and support services.”

Lenovo Launches Single Socket Servers with AMD EPYC 7002 Series

Today Lenovo introduced the Lenovo ThinkSystem SR635 and SR655 server platforms, two of the industry’s most powerful single-socket servers. “Based on next-generation AMD EPYC 7002 Series processors, Lenovo’s new ThinkSystem SR635 and SR655 server platforms not only allow customers to run more workloads on fewer servers, but also offer up to 73 percent savings on potential software licensing, empowering users to accelerate emerging workloads more efficiently.”