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Identifying Opportunities to Improve Efficiency in HPC Clusters

Jordi Blasco from HPC Now! gave this talk at HPCKP’19. “Jordi Blasco has developed a new open source monitoring tool which allows the HPC user support teams to identify new opportunities to improve the efficiency of the codes being executed on HPC resources. Earlier adopters of this new tool, and through the continuous monitoring of jobs efficiency, have been able to improve the scalability and performance of several codes and workflows.”

Experiences developing and running numerical simulations on HPC platforms: BSIT and GeNESiS

Claudia Rosas from BSC gave this talk at the HPCKP’19. “In this talk, we present the general benefits of using the frameworks in current HPC platforms and describe both of them when applied to develop and deploy wave propagation simulations which are highly valuable for the Oil & Gas industry. The knowledge obtained from work with BSIT has motivated the concepts and methodology behind GeNESiS to consolidate years of experience in one robust, flexible and modern tool for numerical simulations.”

Chapel Comes of Age: a Language for Productivity, Parallelism, and Performance

Brad Chamberlain from Cray gave this talk at the HPCKP’19 conference. “Though Chapel has been under development for some time now, its performance and feature  set have only recently reached the point where it can seriously be considered by users with HPC-scale scientific, data analytic, and artificial intelligence workloads. In this talk, I will introduce Chapel for those who are new to the language, and cover recent advances, milestones, and performance results for those who are already familiar with it.”

Cooling Challenges for Ultra-high Density Compute Clusters

Miguel Terol from Lenovo gave this talk at HPCKP’19. “Technology players are refining their chip and platform designs to enable much denser systems. The trade-off of this trend is chips are getting more and more power hungry, and cooling those components becomes a challenge in terms of sustainability, either for the environment or the economy. In this talk we will present the high density technology landscape and different approaches to address the cooling challenges.”

Containerized Convergence of Big Data and Big Compute

Christian Kniep gave this talk at HPCKP’19. “This talk will dissect the convergence by refreshing the audiences’ memory on what containerization is about, segueing into why AI/ML workloads are leading to fully fledged HPC applications eventually and how this will inform the way forward. In conclusion Christian will discuss the three main challenges `Hardware Access`, `Data Access` and `Distributed Computing` in container technology and how they can be tackled by the power of open source, while focusing on the first.”

OpenHPC: Community Building Blocks for HPC Systems

Karl Schultz from the Oden Institute gave this talk at HPCKP’19. “Formed initially in November 2015 and formalized as a Linux Foundation project in June 2016, OpenHPC has been adding new software components and now supports multiple OSes and architectures. This presentation will present an overview of the project, currently available software, and highlight more recent changes along with general project updates and future plans.”