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Video: DDN Service Strategy and Satisfaction Results

In this video from the DDN User Group at SC14, Mark Canepa presents: DDN Service Strategy and Satisfaction Results.

Video: Optimizing Lustre and GPFS Solutions with DDN

In this video from the DDN User Group at SC14, Robert Triendl presents: Optimizing Lustre and GPFS Solutions with DDN.

Video: Data Focused Reorganization GRIDScaler

In this video from the DDN User Group at SC14, Joel Zysman from Center for Computational Science at the University of Miami presents: Data Focused Reorganization GRIDScaler. “DDN’s GRIDScaler parallel file system is a leading massively scalable parallel file system and NAS solution.”

Video: Nvidia’s Path to Exascale

“The end of Dennard scaling has made all computing power limited, so that performance is determined by energy efficiency. With improvements in process technology offering little increase in efficiency innovations in architecture and circuits are required to maintain the expected performance scaling. The large scale parallelism and deep storage hierarchy of future machines poses programming challenges. Future programming systems must allow the programmer to express their code in a high-level, target-independent manner and optimize the target-dependent decisions of mapping available parallelism in time and space. This talk will discuss these challenges in more detail and introduce some of the technologies being developed to address them.”

How CoDesign Helps Shape Successful Hardware and Software Development

“In working to improve future hardware and software for its simulation requirements, Sandia National Laboratories are engaging in co-design efforts with major hardware vendors. In this talk recent improvements influenced by the collaboration with NVIDIA will be discussed. The presentation will in particular focus on newly available experimental C++11 support in CUDA and how this facilitates both more rapid porting of applications to GPUs as well as better exploitation of GPU architecture characteristics. Furthermore, initial performance studies on NVIDIA’s next generation Tesla product line will be presented as well as first impressions of an IBM POWER-8 based GPU cluster.”

Video: Scalable Informatics Steps Up IO at SC14

“By working with ThinkParQ, we have been able to leverage one of the best and highest performance storage systems for scale-out deployment,” said Dr. Joseph Landman, CEO of Scalable Informatics. “When testing a write-dominated workload using fio, IOR, and io-bm,a single rack of FastPath Unison with BeeGFS running on spinning disks sustained in excess of 40GB/s for multi-terabyte sized writes,far outside of cache. This level of performance comes from the combination of FastPath Unison hardware design, the Scalable Informatics Operating System (SIOS), and the excellent BeeGFS filesystem.”

Video: Bull Atos Announces Exascale Program at SC14

“With one of the largest teams dedicated to High-Performance Computing – now able to leverage the international strength of Atos, with its 86,000 employees worldwide – Bull is experiencing a paradigm shift that will give it the critical mass to address vertical market sectors across the entire world. Exascale will increase the competitiveness and innovation capabilities of industries and address the industrial, scientific and societal challenges of the 2020s, from nanoscience and genomics to climatology, aeronautics and energy.”

Niall Gaffney on Why #HPC Matters

In this video from SC14, Niall Gaffney from TACC shares his thoughts on why HPC matters. Gaffney is Director of Data Intensive Computing at the Texas Advanced Computing Center.

Machine Learning: What Computational Researchers Need to Know

Nvidia GPUs are powering a revolution in machine learning. With the rise of deep learning algorithms, in particular deep convolutional neural networks, computers are learning to see, hear, and understand the world around us in ways never before possible.

Video: Accelerating ORNL’s Applications to the Exascale

In this video from the Nvidia booth theater at SC14, Buddy Bland from Oak Ridge National Laboratory presents: Accelerating ORNL’s Applications to the Exascale. “The Titan computer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is delivering exceptional results for our scientific users in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, Applied Energy programs, academia, and industry. Mr. Bland will describe the Titan system, how this system fits within the roadmap to exascale machines, and describe successes we have had with our applications using GPU accelerators.”