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Former Dell Technologies HPC Leader Pellegrino Appointed to GRC Board of Directors

AUSTIN, TX – March 17, 2021 – GRC (Green Revolution Cooling), maker of single-phase liquid immersion cooling for data centers, announced today the appointment of Thierry Pellegrino, former VP Workloads and Solutions, and General Manager High Performance Computing at Dell EMC to its board of directors. Pellegrino will bring to GRC his expertise by providing […]

Ungaro Departs: New HPC Leadership at HPE and Dell as Companies Vie for Server Top Spot

HPE and Dell, engaged in a neck-and-neck struggle for superiority in HPC servers, also are engaged in a reshuffling of their HPC leadership teams that may reflect similar visions of HPC’s evolving position across IT. Last week, we reported on Dell’s newly installed HPC management group following the departure in early February of Thierry Pellegrino, […]

TACC, with NSF, Dell and Intel, Expands Frontera for Urgent Computing

This update is from Aaron Dubrow, science and technology writer, TACC. Frontera — the 9th fastest supercomputer in the world, deployed at The University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) — has expanded thanks to a supplemental award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), which funded the system, and a substantial contribution from […]

Dell Names New HPC Leadership Team

Dell Technologies has announced its new HPC and AI leadership, a management group  likely to be unfamiliar to many in the HPC community. But this may say something about the evolution of HPC as well as Dell’s vision of HPC’s broadening role across IT. The leadership group is comprised of Pete Manca, SVP for integrated solutions engineering; Caitlin Gordon, VP of product management, Integrated Solutions; and Ihab Tarazi, SVP CTO Office, Integrated Solutions and Technology Ecosystems.

Thierry Pellegrino, VP/GM of HPC at Dell Technologies, Stepping Down

Dell Technologies HPC senior executive Thierry Pellegrino has announced he is leaving the company. Pellegrino, whose complete title is Vice President Workloads and Solutions Dell EMC and  Vice President / General Manager HPC – Dell EMC at Dell Technologies, has been with the company since the late 1990s. “After an amazing 22 years with Dell […]

The Dell Technologies HPC Community Interviews: From Narrow to General AI – Decoding the Brain to Train Neural Networks

HPC veteran Luke Wilson lives at the forefront AI research. In this interview he talks about research whose goal is to move computer intelligence from “narrow” (one task at a time) to “general” (more than one task simultaneously), a key to which is “context neuron switching.” One research strategy involves brain decoding by reverse mapping brain activity using “functional MRI activation maps,” said Wilson, who is chief data scientist and distinguished engineer at Dell’s HPC & AI Innovation Lab. Of the research conducted with McGill University, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Intel (using Dell’s Intel Xeon-powered Zenith cluster), he said: “What we’re trying to do is take that image of an activated brain and infer, using a neural network, what the patient was being asked to do.”

The Dell Technologies HPC Community Interviews: Flavio Villanustre Talks Open Source Analytics at LexisNexis

Open source champion Flavio Villanustre is vice president of technology and chief information security officer for LexisNexis Risk Solutions, which is a global developer provider of big data and analytics solutions to help manage risk and improve outcomes. As an active participant in the Dell Technologies HPC Community, he contributes an avid open source perspective. His goal: offering and looking for new HPC and advanced analytics insights, techniques and strategies with Dell managers and customers at the organization’s meetings that will help push forward with Flavio’s open source mission begun 10 years ago.

The Dell Technologies HPC Community Interviews: Dell Strategist Jay Boisseau on the Convergence of AI and HPC – Or Is It?

Industry veteran Jay Boisseau – former director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and now AI & HPC technology strategist at Dell, among other career stops – is an HPC enthusiast with an outsized personality, a natural-born tech evangelist. Talk with him for 10 minutes and you want to go build a new high-speed interconnect that puts a dent in the universe. In this interview, he talks about his role at Dell aligning customers’ workload objectives with technology solutions, along with his background in HPC going back to the early 1990s.

The Dell Technologies HPC Community Interviews: BioTeam’s Ari Berman Talks HPC-Driven Life Sciences Research

Both Dr. Ari Berman and the consulting company of which he is CEO, BioTeam, stand at the crossroads of scientific research and HPC. As the company says of itself: “BioTeam is primarily a group of scientists who were forced to learn IT, software development and high performance computing to get their research done.” Why “forced”? […]

Higher Education HPC Harnesses Increasing Data Sets to Unlock New Discoveries

Dell Technologies has long partnered with university-led supercomputing centers, working side-by-side with world-class researchers and scientists to develop, test and tune HPC systems for their workloads. This work often includes incorporating the newest processing technologies from AMD, such as second-generation AMD® EPYC™ processors.