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Progress and Challenges for the Use of Deep Learning to Improve Weather Forecasts

Peter Dueben from ECMWF gave this talk at the UK HPC Conference. “I will present recent studies that use deep learning to learn the equations of motion of the atmosphere, to emulate model components of weather forecast models and to enhance usability of weather forecasts. I will then talk about the main challenges for the application of deep learning in cutting-edge weather forecasts and suggest approaches to improve usability in the future.”

Quantum Computing: The Why and How

Jonathan Baker from the University of Chicago gave this talk at the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing. “Jonathan is studying quantum architectures, specifically how to map quantum algorithms more efficiently to near term devices. Additionally, he is interested in multivalued logic and taking advantage of quantum computing’s natural access to higher order states and using these states to make computation more efficient.”

New Cray ClusterStor E1000 to Power Exascale Workloads

Today Cray unveiled its Cray ClusterStor E1000 system, an entirely new parallel storage platform for the Exascale Era. “As the external high performance storage system for the first three U.S. exascale systems, Cray ClusterStor E1000 will total over 1.3 exabytes of storage for all three systems combined. ClusterStor E1000 systems can deliver up to 1.6 terabytes per second and up to 50 million I/O operations per second per rack – more than double compared to other parallel storage systems in the market today.”

Video: Large scale industrial simulations using HPC at Rolls-Royce

Leigh Lapworth from Rolls-Royce gave this talk at m Computing Systems Week Edinburgh 2019. “Simulation and modeling, enabled by high performance computing, have transformed the way Rolls-Royce designs and engineers its products. Every advance in computing power unlocks the power to do more with simulation and modeling whether this is larger models to give higher fidelity; or, higher throughput of models to explore a larger part of the design space.”

HPE Unveils AI-driven Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Today HPE announced advancements to HPE SimpliVity, the company’s flagship hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platform, ushering in a new generation of HCI powered with artificial intelligence to simplify virtual machine (VM) management and free IT staff to focus on innovation. “The future of HCI is AI-driven, and HPE has the most advanced intelligence” said McLeod Glass, VP & General Manager, SimpliVity and Composable Software, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Convergence for Scientific Method: HPC, AI, Simulation and Experiment

Alan Real from Durham University gave this talk at the UK HPC Conference. “This talk will discuss how advances in instrumentation have caused many new areas to embrace HPC and AI in order to successfully conduct and understand their experiments.”

Micron Unveils World’s Fastest Datacenter SSD

Today Micron Technology announced a breakthrough in nonvolatile memory technology with the introduction of the world’s fastest SSD, the Micron X100 SSD. “Micron’s innovative X100 product brings the disruptive potential of 3D XPoint technology to the data center, driving breakthrough performance improvements for applications and enabling entirely new use cases,” said Micron Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer Sumit Sadana.

Supercomputing the Future Path of Wlldfires

In this KPBS video, firefighters in the field tap an SDSC supercomputer to battle wild fires. Fire officials started using the supercomputer’s WIFIRE tool in September. WIFIRE is a sophisticated fire modeling software that uses real-time data to run rapid simulations of a fire’s progress. It helps to see where the fire is likely going to go,” said Raymond De Callafon, a UCSD engineer who worked on the project. “So, a fire department can use this for planning purposes with their limited resources. It can also be used to plan, maybe their aircraft that will go over. Where to put the fire out.”

How Data and Computing Can Change Medicine in the Exascale Era

In this video, Gina Tourassi from ORNL explains how data and computing is changing medicine. “Exascale computing infrastructure such as Frontier will be the paradigm shift because we can bring all of the data together and analyze it in a time efficient way,” said Tourassi.

Liquid Cooling: Unlock Greater Potential in HPC

Werner Scholz from XENON Systems gave this talk at the Perth HPC Conference. “Today, Intel’s highest performing CPUs (e.g. Intel Cascade Lake-AP 9282 processor) have a thermal design envelope of 400 watts. There really is no end in sight, and accommodating more power is critical to advancing performance. The ability to dissipate the resulting heat is the hard ceiling that systems face in terms of performance – giving greater importance to liquid cooling breakthroughs. With liquid cooling, less energy is expended to cool systems – a significant savings in HPC deployments with arrays of servers drawing energy and generating heat.”