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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.”

HPC Market Update from Hyperion Research

In this video from the HPC User Forum in Tucson, Earl Joseph from Hyperion Research presents an HPC Market Update. “Hyperion Research is the new name for the former IDC high performance computing analyst team. As Hyperion Research, we continue all the worldwide activities that spawned the world’s most respected HPC industry analyst group.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at New USA Supercomputing Map

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the new interactive USA Supercomputing Map from Hyperion Research. “As part of the discussion, Rich recaps Hyperion’s recent HPC User Forum in Tucson. The event featured an extended session on Quantum Computing with presentations by D-Wave Systems, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NIST, and Rigetti Computing.”

Hyperion Research Posts Interactive Map of 765 U.S. HPC Sites

Today Hyperion Research launched an information-rich, interactive map of 765 HPC sites in the United States. “The mapped sites include government, academic and industrial HPC data centers, along with HPC vendors. This powerful tool can be used to identify the economic impact of HPC in a user-defined area (state, Congressional district, et al.) or for the United States as a whole, or to understand where HPC jobs are located, as well as who the Congressional district representatives are.”

Agenda Posted for April HPC User Forum in Tucson

The HPC User Forum has posted their speaker agenda for their upcoming meeting in Tucson. Hosted by Hyperion Research, the event takes place April 16-18 at Loews Ventana Canyon. “The April meeting will explore the status and prospects for quantum computing and HPC use of HPC for environmental research, especially natural disasters such as earthquakes and the recent California wildfires. As always, the meeting will also look at new developments in HPDA-AI, cloud computing and other areas of continuing interest to the HPC community. A special session will look at the growing field of processors and accelerators supporting HPC systems.”