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Video: The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, SKA, and HPC in Australia

Mark Stickells from the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is one of two, Tier-1, High Performance Computing facilities in Australia, whose primary function is to accelerate scientific research for the benefit of the nation. Our service and expertise in supercomputing, data, cloud services and visualisation, enables research across a spread of domains including astronomy, life sciences, medicine, energy, resources and artificial intelligence.”

The Eco-System of AI and How to Use It

Glyn Bowden from HPE gave this talk at the UK HPC Conference. “This presentation walks through HPE’s current view on AI applications, where it is driving outcomes and innovation, and where the challenges lay. We look at the eco-system that sits around an AI project and look at ways this can impact the success of the endeavor.”

Altair Acquires PollEx Electronic Design Automation Software

Today Altair announced the acquisition of Polliwog Co. Ltd., a high-tech software company based near Seoul, providing EDA software to the rapidly growing electronics industry. “Polliwog’s powerful PCB modeler and design verification tools allow EDA engineers at small and enterprise customers to collaborate at never-seen-before levels and greatly expands our HyperWorks solution portfolio.”

Q-CTRL Software to power Bleximo Quantum Accelerators for Business Computing

Today quantum startup Q-CTRL announced a global partnership to power superconducting ‘quantum accelerators’ from Bleximo, a full-stack quantum computing startup based in Berkeley, Calif. With the agreement, Q-CTRL will deliver software tools to the Bleximo team and serve as the preferred provider of ‘quantum firmware’ for quantum computing systems that Bleximo brings to market. “Our combined solutions will help speed the development and usefulness of quantum computing for a variety of industrial applications.”

Video: Arm as a Viable Architecture for HPC & AI

Dr. Oliver Perks from Arm gave this talk at the UK HPC Conference. “The ARM architecture has grown in availability and usability for the HPC community in just the past few years. This is demonstrated by several ARM-based projects around the world, including the Japanese Post-K, European Mont-Blanc, U.S. DOE/NNSA Vanguard, the UK’s GW4/EPSRC efforts. Furthermore, the commercial availability of ARM nodes from HPC vendors such as Cray, Gigabyte, HPE, and Ingrasys also demonstrate the viability of ARM architectures.”

Parallel Computing in Python: Current State and Recent Advances

Pierre Glaser from INRIA gave this talk at EuroPython 2019. “Modern hardware is multi-core. It is crucial for Python to provide high-performance parallelism. This talk will expose to both data-scientists and library developers the current state of affairs and the recent advances for parallel computing with Python. The goal is to help practitioners and developers to make better decisions on this matter.”

Visualizing and Simulating Atomic Structures with CUDA

In this video, John Stone from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign discusses the role of CUDA and GPUs in processing large datasets to visualize and simulate high-resolution atomic structures. CUDA does this by allowing researchers to describe hundreds of thousands to millions of independent, data-parallel work units and write software that executes on those work units, all while achieving peak hardware performance.

Video: What Can HPC on AWS Do?

Ian Colle from Amazon gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “AWS provides the most elastic and scalable cloud infrastructure to run your HPC applications. With virtually unlimited capacity, engineers, researchers, and HPC system owners can innovate beyond the limitations of on-premises HPC infrastructure. AWS delivers an integrated suite of services that provides everything needed to quickly and easily build and manage HPC clusters in the cloud to run the most compute intensive workloads across various industry verticals.”

Recent Research on using Public Clouds for HPC Workloads

Alex Norton from Hyperion Research gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “Hyperion Research provides data-driven research, analysis and recommendations for technologies, applications, and markets in high performance computing and emerging technology areas to help organizations worldwide make effective decisions and seize growth opportunities. Research includes market sizing and forecasting, share tracking, segmentation, technology and related trend analysis, and both user & vendor analysis for multi-user technical server technology used for HPC and HPDA (high performance data analysis).”

Supercomputing Earth’s Geomagnetism with Blue Waters

Researchers are using the Blue Waters supercomputer at NCSA to better understand geomagnetic variations and their underlying mechanisms, so that better forecasting models can be developed. “Without Blue Waters (or any comparable computing facilities), we would have to scale back our ensemble size in order to complete all simulations within a reasonable time frame. This will certainly limit our ability to achieve meaningful research and application goals.”