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Application Readiness Projects for the Summit Supercomputer Architecture

Dr. Tjerk P. Straatsma from ORNL gave this talk at SC17. “The Center for Accelerated Application Readiness (CAAR) projects are using an Early Access Power8+/Pascal system named SummitDev to prepare for the Power9/Volta system Summit. This presentation highlights achievements on this system, and the experience of the teams that will be a valuable resource for other development teams.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at the Cryptocurrency Crash

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the recent cryptocurrency crash and why prices for these coins is so volatile. After that, we do our Catch of the Week, where the IBM Cloud is leading the company back to profitability.

Red Hat steps up to POWER9 for HPC

In this video from SC17 in Denver, Dan McGuan from Red Hat describes the company’s Multi-Architecture HPC capabilities with the Power9 architecture. “Red Hat and IBM have a long history of collaborating on Linux, going back more than 18 years. We laid the groundwork for supporting POWER9 processors several years ago and continue to collaborate with IBM to enable broader architecture support for IBM Power Systems across Red Hat’s portfolio.”

NOAA Looks to Dell for Massive Supercomputing Upgrade

Today NOAA announced to plans for a major upgrade to its supercomputing capabilities. The upgrade adds 2.8 petaflops of computational power, enabling NOAA’s National Weather Service to implement the next generation Global Forecast System, known as the “American Model,” next year. “Having more computing speed and capacity positions us to collect and process even more data from our newest satellites — GOES-East, NOAA-20 and GOES-S — to meet the growing information and decision-support needs of our emergency management partners, the weather industry and the public.”

Red Hat steps up with Multi-Architecture Solutions for HPC

In this video from SC17, Dan McGuan and Jon Masters from Red Hat describe the company’s Multi-Architecture HPC capabilities. “At SC17, you will have an opportunity to see the power and flexibility of Red Hat Enterprise Linux across multiple architectures, including Arm v8-A, x86_64 and IBM POWER Little Endian.”

Time-Lapse Video of Summit Supercomputer Installation

In this time-lapse video, engineers install the first racks of the Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Lab. “Summit is the next leap in leadership-class computing systems for open science. With Summit we will be able to address, with greater complexity and higher fidelity, questions concerning who we are, our place on earth, and in our universe.”

Video: Deep Learning for the Enterprise with POWER9

Sumit Gupta from IBM gave this talk at H2O World. “From chat bots, to recommendation engines, to Google Voice and Apple Siri, AI has begun to permeate our lives. We will demystify what AI is, present the difference between machine learning and deep learning, why the huge interest now, show some fun use cases and demos, and then discuss use cases of how deep learning based AI methods can be used to garner insights from data for enterprises. We will also talk about what IBM is doing to make deep learning and machine learning more accessible and useful to a broader set of data scientists, and how to build out the right hardware infrastructure.”

Radio Free HPC Says Goodbye to Net Neutrality

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the FCC’s move to abolish Net Neutrality regulations put in place during the Obama administration. Dan thinks this is a good move to remove unnecessary regulations, but rest of the crew is worried about where this will lead the future of the Internet.

Fortune 500 Firms Join IBM Q Network for Quantum Computing Research

Today IBM announced the first clients to tap into its IBM Q early-access commercial quantum computing systems to explore practical applications important to business and science. In all, twelve initial organizations joined to foster a growing quantum computing ecosystem based on IBM’s open source quantum software and developer tools.

A Closer Look at the D.A.V.I.D.E. Supercomputer at CINECA in Italy

In this video, researchers from CINECA in Italy describe how their new D.A.V.I.D.E. supercomputer powers science and engineering. “Developed by E4 Engineering, D.A.V.I.D.E. (Development for an Added Value Infrastructure Designed in Europe) is an Energy Aware Petaflops Class High Performance Cluster based on Power Architecture and coupled with NVIDIA Tesla Pascal GPUs with NVLink.”