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There’s still Time to register for HPC User Forum in Detroit – Agenda targets AI, Autonomous Cars, & Sensor Networks

There’s still Time to register for HPC User Forum in Detroit. The meeting takes place September 4-6 in Dearborn, Michigan. Key topics include AI and other advanced analytics, automated driving systems a.k.a. self-driving vehicles, additive manufacturing and HPC in clouds (and outer space!). “If AI is in your crosshairs, you won’t want to miss the next HPC User Forum in Dearborn, Michigan. Aside from tackling leadership computing initiatives in the U.S. and around the world, the meeting will zero in on artificial intelligence use cases on prem and in the cloud, especially self-driving vehicle development and urban sensor networks.”

September HPC User Forum to focus on Exascale, AI, Smart Manufacturing, and Clouds

Registration is now open for the next HPC User Forum. The meeting takes place September 4-6 in Dearborn, Michigan. Key topics include AI and other advanced analytics, automated driving systems a.k.a. self-driving vehicles, additive manufacturing and HPC in clouds (and outer space!). “Don’t miss the featured presentation by leading auto industry market research firm J.D. Power and Associates and the Miller Canfield law firm on their recent report on legal issues surrounding self-driving vehicles in the U.S. and around the world – or the talks on an important new HPC use: supporting massive urban sensor networks.”

Jean Sorensen Joins Hyperion Research

Today Hyperion Research announced that Jean Sorensen has joined the company in the newly created position of full-time business manager. “Jean Sorensen’s expertise and organizational skills made her an integral part of Hyperion Research’s initial success as an independent company,” said Dr. Earl Joseph, the company’s CEO. “Going forward, she will oversee our global business operations, working closely with me and with Steve Conway, our COO. Jean will handle our accounting and finance, human resources, and other company logistics. She will continue to be a key element in ensuring that the company runs smoothly.”

Video Highlights from ISC 2018

In this video, Steve Conway from Hyperion Research provides a summary of the ISC High Performance Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. “The ISC High Performance conference attracted 3,505 attendees from over 60 countries, as well as 162 companies and research organizations to unveil their latest technologies and services at the event. With this feat, ISC High Performance has officially reached a new milestone in its 33-year conference history.”

Radio Free HPC Previews ISC Student Cluster Competition & Ancillary Events

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team previews the ISC 2018 Student Cluster Competition. “Now in its seventh year, the Student Cluster Competition enables international STEM teams to take part in a real-time contest focused on advancing STEM disciplines and HPC skills development at ISC 2018 from June 25-27.”

Case Study: Supercomputing Natural Gas Turbine Generators for Huge Boosts in Efficiency

Hyperion Research has published a new case study on how General Electric engineers were able to nearly double the efficiency of gas turbines with the help of supercomputing simulation. “With these advanced modeling and simulation capabilities, GE was able to replicate previously observed combustion instabilities. Following that validation, GE Power engineers then used the tools to design improvements in the latest generation of heavy-duty gas turbine generators to be delivered to utilities in 2017. These turbine generators, when combined with a steam cycle, provided the ability to convert an amazing 64% of the energy value of the fuel into electricity, far superior to the traditional 33% to 44%.”

Understanding Behaviors in the Extreme Environment of Natural Gas Turbine Generators

“With these advanced modeling and simulation capabilities, GE was able to replicate previously observed combustion instabilities. Following that validation, GE Power engineers then used the tools to design improvements in the latest generation of heavy-duty gas turbine generators to be delivered to utilities in 2017. These turbine generators, when combined with a steam cycle, provided the ability to convert an amazing 64% of the energy value of the fuel into electricity, far superior to the traditional 33% to 44%.”

Hyperion Research to host Annual HPC Market Update Breakfast at ISC18

Hyperion Research will host their Annual HPC Market Update Breakfast at ISC18. “We look forward to seeing you at our annual HPC Market Update Breakfast Briefing at the ISC conference. If you plan to attend, we encourage you to register soon because this event tends to fill quickly.  In addition to presenting our updated market numbers and forecast, this year I and my fellow Hyperion Research analysts Steve Conway, Bob Sorensen and Alex Norton will discuss our latest research in HPDA-AI, quantum computing, cloud computing and the global exascale race.”

The Effects of Flash Storage on Storage Infrastructure

Flash storage has attained significant market growth over the years, with enterprise SSD revenues nearly quadrupling between 2012 and 2017.  In this guest article, HPE explores how flash storage is changing the landscape of storage infrastructure. “One example is WekaIO, a flash-optimized parallel file system, created for use with high speed networks and architected to provide high IOPS and low latency performance.”

The Need for Deep Learning Transparency

Steve Conway from Hyperion Research gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “We humans don’t fully understand how humans think. When it comes to deep learning, humans also don’t understand yet how computers think. That’s a big problem when we’re entrusting our lives to self-driving vehicles or to computers that diagnose serious diseases, or to computers installed to protect national security. We need to find a way to make these “black box” computers transparent.”