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Scaling Deep Learning for Scientific Workloads on the #1 Summit Supercomputer

Jack Wells from ORNL gave this talk at the GPU Technology Conference. “HPC centers have been traditionally configured for simulation workloads, but deep learning has been increasingly applied alongside simulation on scientific datasets. These frameworks do not always fit well with job schedulers, large parallel file systems, and MPI backends. We’ll share benchmarks between native compiled versus containers on Power systems, like Summit, as well as best practices for deploying learning and models on HPC resources on scientific workflows.”

ISC 2019 Announces Lineup for Student Cluster Competition

The ISC 2019 conference has announced the teams that will compete in their Student Cluster Competition. The annual event takes place June 16-20 in Hamburg, Germany. “Now in its eighth year, the ISC HPCAI Advisory Council Student Cluster Competition enables international STEM teams to take part in a real-time contest focused on advancing STEM disciplines and HPC skills development. To take home top honors, twelve teams will have the opportunity to showcase systems of their own design, adhering to strict power constraints and achieve the highest performance across a series of standard HPC benchmarks and applications.”

The Rising AI Tide in HPC – Are You Ready?

This guest article from Dr. Bhushan Desam, Lenovo’s Director, Global Artificial Intelligence Business covers how new HPC tools like Lenovo’s LiCO (Lenovo Intelligent Computing Orchestration) are working to address the growing popularity of AI in HPC and to simplify the convergence of HPC and AI. 

DDN Sets World Record STAC Performance

Today DDN announced record performance on the Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) benchmark. Using the company’s EXAScaler storage solution, DDN set new public records for multiple workload types and sizes, including large and small workloads as well as I/O and compute-intensive workloads.

Cray Brings on Storage Experts from Terascala

Today Cray announced it has strengthened its Lustre and overall storage and data management expertise with the addition of key individuals from Terascala, a Boston-based storage company highly regarded for developing easy-to-use and easy-to-manage storage solutions.

Penguin Computing Boosts Tundra Open Compute Servers with ThunderX Processors

Today Penguin Computing announced the availability of their Open Compute Project (OCP) compliant Tundra server family based on Cavium’s 64-bit ARMv8 ThunderX workload optimized processors.

Video: Computational Challenges in Macroeconomics

“Modern macroeconomic theory has provided many qualitative insights into the functioning of financial and labor markets in our complex modern economies. But determining the quantitative importance of frequently countervailing forces requires much more than the pencil and paper methods used by economic theorists. My talk will describe some new economic ideas brought by economic theory and how efforts to develop computational tools promise to help macroeconomists perform quantitative analyses that can inform policy choices.”

Video: First Galaxies and Quasars in the BlueTides Simulation

“BlueTides has successfully used essentially the entire set of XE6 nodes on the Blue Waters. It follows the evolution of 0.7 trillion particles in a large volume of the universe (600 co-moving Mpc on a side) over the first billion years of the universe’s evolution with a dynamic range of 6 (12) orders of magnitude in space (mass). This makes BlueTides by far the largest cosmological hydrodynamic simulation ever run.”

ISC 2015 Early Bird Rates end June 10

There is still time to enjoy early bird registration rates the 30th annual ISC High Performance conference. Reduced rates end June 10 for the conference, which takes place July 12-16 in Frankfurt, Germany.

LLNL Breaks Ground on New Supercomputing Facility

This week Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory broke ground on a modular and sustainable supercomputing facility that will provide a flexible infrastructure able to accommodate the Laboratory’s growing demand for HPC.