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Women in IT Networking team to help build SCinet at SC19

Over at the SC19 blog, Christine Baissac-Hayden writes that seven candidates have been chosen for the Women in IT Networking at SC program. “Since 2015, the Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program has supported talented early-to-mid career women who help build the ephemeral high-speed network that powers the annual SC Conference.”

NSF Funds $10 Million for ‘Expanse’ Supercomputer at SDSC

SDSC has been awarded a five-year grant from the NSF valued at $10 million to deploy Expanse, a new supercomputer designed to advance research that is increasingly dependent upon heterogeneous and distributed resources. “As a standalone system, Expanse represents a substantial increase in the performance and throughput compared to our highly successful, NSF-funded Comet supercomputer. But with innovations in cloud integration and composable systems, as well as continued support for science gateways and distributed computing via the Open Science Grid, Expanse will allow researchers to push the boundaries of computing and answer questions previously not possible.”

Call for Papers: ISAV 2019 In Situ Infrastructures for Enabling Extreme-Scale Analysis and Visualization

The ISAV 2019 Workshop has issued its Call for Papers. Held in conjunction with with SC19, the In Situ Infrastructures for Enabling Extreme-Scale Analysis and Visualization Workshop takes place Nov. 18, 2019 in Denver. “The workshop brings together researchers, developers and practitioners from industry, academia, and government laboratories developing, applying, and deploying in situ methods in extreme-scale, high performance computing. The goal is to present research findings, lessons learned, and insights related to developing and applying in situ methods and infrastructure across a range of science and engineering applications in HPC environments.”

Call for Submissions: Deep Learning on Supercomputers Workshop at SC19

The Deep Learning (DL) on Supercomputers workshop has issued its Call for Submissions. Now in its third year, the workshop will be held with the SC19 conference in Denver on Nov 17. “This third workshop in the Deep Learning on Supercomputers series provides a forum for practitioners working on any and all aspects of DL for scientific research in the High Performance Computing (HPC) context to present their latest research results. The general theme of this workshop series is the intersection of DL and HPC. Its scope encompasses application development in scientific scenarios using HPC platforms; DL methods applied to numerical simulation; fundamental algorithms, enhanced procedures, and software development methods to enable scalable training and inference; hardware changes with impact on future supercomputer design; and machine deployment, performance evaluation, and reproducibility practices for DL applications, with an emphasis on scientific usage.”

Announcing the Student Cluster Competition Leadership List

The HPC-AI Advisory Council Dan Olds have just posted the first-ever Student Cluster Competition Leadership List. “The list is a ranking of every institution that has ever competed in a cluster competition. The teams are ranked by the number of times they’ve participated and the awards they’ve earned throughout the years. It covers every cluster competition including the ISC competition in Europe, the SC competition in the US, and the Asian competition in China.”

Video: Dr. Michela Taufer sets the stage for SC19 with ‘HPC is Now’

In this video, Dr. Michela Taufer from the University of Tennessee recaps PASC19 and looks ahead to SC19. “SC is still a place to share new and futuristic ideas, but our plenary sessions, panels, papers and conversations, aren’t just about the future anymore. They’re about what’s happening in the world of HPC today. Because … HPC is Now. That’s the theme of SC19 in Denver next November, and I believe it perfectly captures the state of this exciting field.”

Panel Discussion: Exascale and Beyond – Challenges in Productive and Sustainable Software

In this video from PASC 2019, Lois Curfman McInnes from Argonne and Rich Brueckner from insideHPC moderate a panel discussion on the challenges of software development for exascale supercomputers. “Software—the key crosscutting technology by which teams collaborate toward predictive science—is dramatically increasing in complexity due to disruptive architectural changes, multiphysics and multiscale modeling, the coupling of simulations and data analytics, and the demand for greater reproducibility and sustainability.”

Teams from Across the Globe to face off in the SC19 Student Cluster Competition

SC19 has published the roster for their upcoming Student Cluster Competition. In this non-stop, 48-hour showdown, student teams race to complete real scientific application workloads on small clusters they have designed and built. “This year’s competitors for the Student Cluster Competition showcase a mix of new and returning talent. From of a pool of 30 applicants, 13 teams were selected to compete.”

Supercomputing Takes on the Opioid Crisis

In this special guest feature from the SC19 Blog, Dan Jacobson and Wayne Joubert from ORNL describes how the Summit supercomputer is helping untangle how genetic variants, gleaned from vast datasets, can impact whether an individual is susceptible (or not) to disease, including chronic pain and opioid addiction.

SC19 Posts Workshop Schedule

“These topical workshops are bringing together hardware and software trends spanning various subjects including data analysis, visualization, machine learning for HPC, deep learning, performance benchmarking, parallel computing, correctness, computational reproducibility along with education for HPC. This broader set of topics is just another testimony of how SC19 is reaching out and including new communities.”