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40 Powers of 10 – Simulating the Universe with the DiRAC HPC Facility

Mark Wilkinson from DiRAC gave this talk at the Swiss HPC Conference. “DiRAC is the integrated supercomputing facility for theoretical modeling and HPC-based research in particle physics, and astrophysics, cosmology, and nuclear physics, all areas in which the UK is world-leading. DiRAC provides a variety of compute resources, matching machine architecture to the algorithm design and requirements of the research problems to be solved.”

Swiss HPC Conference to Focus on Intersecting Interests, Industries, and Initiatives

Coming up in April, AI and HPC practitioners share passions for cutting-edge technology and breakthrough R&D in Lugano, Switzerland at the tenth annual Swiss Conference and HPCXXL User Group. The joint sessions take place at Palazzo dei Congressi, April 1-4, bringing leaders together from academia, government and industry to share first-hand insights on innovative research, techniques, tools and technologies that are fueling economies, productivity and progress globally.

Announcing the 2018 HPC-AI Competition in APAC

Today the HPC AI Advisory Council announced the 2018 APAC HPC-AI Competition. Co-sponsored by National Supercomputing Centre in Singapore, the 2018 APAC HPC-AI Competition will start on March 27, 2018 and continue until August 2018. “The APAC HPC-AI competition encourages international teams in the APAC region to showcase their HPC and AI expertise in a friendly yet spirited competition that builds critical skills, professional relationships, competitive spirits and lifelong comraderies. The competition is open to university and technical institute teams from the entire APAC region, and includes both creating missions and addressing challenges around AI development and testing, and high-performance computing workloads.”

High Availability HPC: Microservice Architectures for Supercomputing

Ryan Quick from Providentia Worldwide gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “Microservices power cloud-native applications to scale thousands of times larger than single deployments. We introduce the notion of microservices for traditional HPC workloads. We will describe microservices generally, highlighting some of the more popular and large-scale applications. Then we examine similarities between large-scale cloud configurations and HPC environments. Finally we propose a microservice application for solving a traditional HPC problem, illustrating improved time-to-market and workload resiliency.”