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Radio Free HPC Reviews Highlights from the CHPC Conference in South Africa

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks back at the highlights of the 2018 CHPC Conference in South Africa. With over 500 attendees, the event featured a set of keynotes on high performance computing as well as a Student Cluster Challenge and a Cyber Security Competition.

Time-Lapse Video: Building the Pitzer Cluster at the Ohio Supercomputing Center

In this video, Dell EMC specialists and CoolIT technicians build the Ohio Supercomputing Center’s newest, most efficient supercomputer system, the Pitzer Cluster. Named for Russell M. Pitzer, a co-founder of the center and emeritus professor of chemistry at The Ohio State University, the Pitzer Cluster is expected to be at full production status and available to clients in November. The new system will power a wide range of research from understanding the human genome to mapping the global spread of viruses.

OSC to Deploy Pitzer Cluster built by Dell EMC

Today the Ohio Supercomputer Center announced plans to deploy the center’s newest, most efficient supercomputer system, the liquid-cooled, Dell EMC-built Pitzer Cluster. “Ohio continues to make significant investments in the Ohio Supercomputer Center to benefit higher education institutions and industry throughout the state by making additional high performance computing (HPC) services available,” said John Carey, chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education. “This newest supercomputer system gives researchers yet another powerful tool to accelerate innovation.”

Agenda Posted for Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting at SC18 in Dallas

The Meeting Agenda has now been posted for the Dell EMC Community Meeting at SC18. The event takes place Nov. 12 in Dallas. “The Dell EMC HPC Community is a worldwide technical forum that fosters the exchange of ideas among researchers, computer scientists, technologists, and engineers and promotes the advancement of innovative, powerful HPC solutions. Dell EMC customers, staff, and partners are invited to become members and to attend this exclusive workshop featuring insightful keynote presentations by HPC experts, as well as valuable technical sessions and discussions.”

Podcast: Countdown to SC18 with Radio Free HPC

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks ahead to preview SC18 in Dallas. The conference takes place Nov. 11 – 16. “SC18 in Dallas is world’s largest gathering of HPC professionals, and the smart money is on the organizations that leverage the show for their own gatherings, meetups, special booth sessions, and user groups. Here is a roundup of special events not to miss.”

How AI is Changing the Media & Entertainment Industry

This insideHPC guide series explores how artificial intelligence is revolutionizing and evolving the media and entertainment industries. To get things started, this post offers up an overview of how AI is impacting the entertainment industry and the future of these sectors. 

Revolutionizing the Media and Entertainment Industry through Artificial Intelligence

From the creative process behind the scenes, to content delivery and audience engagement, artificial intelligence is having a profound effect on the media and entertainment industry. Download the new insideHPC guide, brought to you by Dell EMC and Nvidia, to learn more about how AI is revolutionizing this sector.

New Frontera supercomputer at TACC to push the frontiers of science

Today the National Science Foundation announced a $60 million award to TACC for the deployment of Frontera, a new machine that will be one of the fastest supercomputers ever available to academia. “The new Frontera systems represents the next phase in the long-term relationship between TACC and Dell EMC, focused on applying the latest technical innovation to truly enable human potential,” said Thierry Pellegrino, vice president of Dell EMC High Performance Computing. “The substantial power and scale of this new system will help researchers from Austin and across the U.S. harness the power of technology to spawn new discoveries and advances in science and technology for years to come.”

Dell EMC Does Supercomputing Genomics Down Under

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research has selected Dell EMC to deliver an HPC system for Garvan’s Data Intensive Computer Engineering (DICE) group, designed to push scientific boundaries and transform the way genomic research is currently performed in Australia. “Genomics, the study of information encoded in an individual’s DNA, allows researchers to study how genes impact health and disease. When the first human genome was sequenced, the project took over 10 years and cost almost US$3 billion. In recent years, extraordinary advancements in DNA sequencing have made the analysis of whole human genomes viable, and today, Garvan can sequence up to 50 genomes a day at a base price of around US$1,000.”

How Dell EMC Powers HPC for the Oil & Gas industry

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting, Robert Dildy from Dell EMC describes how the company powers HPC for the Oil & Gas industry. “The Dell EMC HPC Community is a worldwide technical forum that fosters the exchange of ideas among researchers, computer scientists, technologists, and engineers and promotes the advancement of innovative, powerful HPC solutions.”