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Materials Science Modeling with VASP

In today’s world where science and engineering depend on the simulation of new materials and their behavior is of critical importance. New materials are constantly being designed and brought into product design in order to create products that can withstand many environmental conditions and still perform for their intended use. HPC is critical for the simulation of these materials and applications which perform at the fastest speed available on a given hardware platform can lead to earlier introduction of products that contain these materials.

How to Become a Dynamic Technology Leader

The difference between a digitally dynamic business, and one who can’t keep up, is the inclusion of a capable technology leader. As the role has evolved, so too have the demands on Chief Information Officers. “Awareness of digital systems is now a key contribution to developing business strategy in several areas, including operations, expansion and marketing. Uncover the skills for success today.”

Deep Learning Open Source Framework Optimized on Apache Spark*

Intel recently released BigDL. It’s an open source, highly optimized, distributed, deep learning framework for Apache Spark*. It makes Hadoop/Spark into a unified platform for data storage, data processing and mining, feature engineering, traditional machine learning, and deep learning workloads, resulting in better economy of scale, higher resource utilization, ease of use/development, and better TCO.

Managed Implementation of Liquid Cooling

The need for high reliability cooling without reducing the rack density to handle high wattage nodes is no easy task. “Asetek’s direct-to-chip liquid cooling provides a distributed cooling architecture to address the full range of heat rejection scenarios. It is based on low pressure, redundant pumps and sealed liquid path cooling within each server node.”

See How the Convergence of HPC and AI is Changing Supercomputing at ISC 2018

It’s a fascinating time for High Performance Computing. The convergence of AI, analytics, and simulation and modeling is transforming systems and users. “So, there’s a lot to talk about it at ISC 2018, including announcements from Intel on next-generation Intel® Omni-Path Architecture and Intel® Select Solutions for Professional Visualization, to Machine Learning Day with Pradeep Dubey, and demos, presentations, and panel discussions in Intel’s Collaboration Hub.”

Implementing PCIe Gen 4 Expansion

After a long run for PCI Express (PCIe) Gen 3, Gen 4 is fast becoming the latest de facto standard for general purpose I/O of the modern computer system. “The ability to run PCIe over cable at full performance with complete software transparency has opened up a range of new application possibilities over the past decade for CPU to I/O system re-partitioning with expansion systems uniquely situated to take advantage of the new PCIe Gen 4 bandwidth soon available on servers.”

Video: Speed Your Code with Intel Parallel Studio XE

“Modern processors perform their best with parallel code that’s both vectorized and threaded, which can run more than 100 times faster more than serial code. So how can you accomplish this more easily through parallel programming? Enter Parallel Studio XE, a suite of tools that simplifies and speeds the design, building, tuning, and scaling of applications with the latest code modernization methods.”

Maximizing Performance of HiFUN* CFD Solver on Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor With Intel MPI Library

The HiFUN CFD solver shows that the latest-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor enhances single-node performance due to the availability of large cache, higher core density per CPU, higher memory speed, and larger memory bandwidth. The higher core density improves intra-node parallel performance that permits users to build more compact clusters for a given number of processor cores. This permits the HiFUN solver to exploit better cache utilization that contributes to super-linear performance gained through the combination of a high-performance interconnect between nodes and the highly-optimized Intel® MPI Library.

New eGuide: Practical Considerations for Embracing AI in Your HPC Environment

The advent of AI is creating new possibilities to tackle increasingly complex research beyond the traditional HPC analytics, modeling, and simulation workloads. This guest post from Intel highlights key points from its new eGuide that focuses on embracing AI in your HPC environment. “Thanks to the efforts of HPC experts and those they support, we face a bright and exciting future of scientific understanding and innovation to benefit humanity.”

Cybersecurity: Why We Need IT Management Professionals More Than Ever

As we spend more time and share more information online than ever before, cybercrime is also on the rise. This guest article from Keypath Education explores the important role of IT management professionals in ensuring cybersecurity in an era when cybercrime is becoming more and more prevalent. “When it comes to customer and business data, cyber security is too important to go unmanaged. If you don’t have the IT and data protection expertise required to stay safe in a rapidly changing digital world, reach out to those who do.”