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Altair PBS Works Steps Up to Exascale and the Cloud

In this video from SC19, Sam Mahalingam from Altair describes how the company is enhancing PBS Works software to ease the migration of HPC workloads to the Cloud. “Argonne National Laboratory has teamed with Altair to implement a new scheduling system that will be employed on the Aurora supercomputer, slated for delivery in 2021. PBS Works runs big — 50,000 nodes in one cluster, 10,000,000 jobs in a queue, and 1,000 concurrent active users.”

Predictive Data Science for Physical Systems: From Model Reduction to Scientific Machine Learning

Karen Willcox from the University of Texas gave this Invited Talk at SC19. “This talk highlights how physics-based models and data together unlock predictive modeling approaches through two examples: first, building a Digital Twin for structural health monitoring of an unmanned aerial vehicle, and second, learning low-dimensional models to speed up computational simulations for design of next-generation rocket engines.”

Analytics, Multicloud, and the Future of the Datasphere

James Coomer gave this talk at the DDN User Group at SC19. James Coomer from DDN presents: Analytics, Multicloud, and the Future of the Datasphere. “We are adding serious data management, collaboration and security capabilities to the most scalable file solution in the world. EXA5 gives you mission critical availability whilst consistently performing at scale” said James Coomer, senior vice president of product, DDN. “Our 20 years’ experience in delivering the most powerful at-scale data platforms is all baked into EXA5. We outperform everything on the market and now we do so with unmatched capability.”

Dell Technologies Democratizes HPC at SC19

In this video from SC19, Thierry Pellegrino from Dell Technologies describes how the company’s HPC solutions are designed to simplify and accelerate customers’ HPC and AI efforts. “There’s a lot of value in the data that organizations collect, and HPC and AI are helping organizations get the most out of this data,” said Thierry Pellegrino, vice president of HPC at Dell Technologies. “We’re committed to building solutions that simplify the use and deployment of these technologies for organizations of all sizes and at all stages of deployment.”

Reimagining HPC Compute and Storage Architecture with Intel Optane Technology

Andrey Kudryavtsev from Intel gave this talk at the DDN User Group in Denver. “Intel Optane DC SSDs are proven technologies that have helped data centers remove storage bottlenecks and accelerate application performance for the past two years. Now, the launch of Intel Optane persistent memory and the integrated support of 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors is further shrinking the gap between storage and DRAM. Together, Intel Optane DC persistent memory and Intel Optane SSDs deliver value across four crucial vectors.”

SC19 Invited Talk: OpenSpace – Visualizing the Universe

Anders Ynnerman from Linköping University gave this invited talk at SC19. “This talk will present and demonstrate the NASA funded open source initiative, OpenSpace, which is a tool for space and astronomy research and communication, as well as a platform for technical visualization research. OpenSpace is a scalable software platform that paves the path for the next generation of public outreach in immersive environments such as dome theaters and planetariums.”

SC19 Invited Talk: HPC Solutions for Geoscience Application on the Sunway Supercomputer

Lin Gan from Tsinghua University gave this invited talk at SC19. “In recent years, many complex and challenging numerical problems, in areas such as climate modeling and earthquake simulation, have been efficiently resolved on Sunway TaihuLight, and have been successfully scaled to over 10 million cores with inspiringly good performance. To carefully deal with different issues such as computing efficiency, data locality, and data movement, novel optimizing techniques from different levels are proposed, including some specific ones that fit well with the unique architectural futures of the system and significantly improve the performance.”

Video: Optimizing Flash at Scale at CEA

In this video from the DDN User Group at SC19, Gael Delbray from CEA presents: Optimizing Flash at Scale. “The major challenges that the HPC will face in the coming years are manifold, such as the development of hardware and software architectures able to deliver very high computing power, modelling methods combining different scales and physical models and the management of huge volumes of numerical data.”

Video: SC19 BoF session on TOP500 supercomputers

“This years BoF will follow this traditional format and present detailed analyses of the TOP500 and discuss the changes in the HPC marketplace during the past years. Results from the Green500 and the HPCG benchmark will also be discussed. The BoF is meant as an open forum for discussion and feedback between the TOP500 authors and the user community.”

Argonne-led team wins SCinet Technology Challenge at SC19

An extensive collaboration led by Argonne won the Inaugural SCinet Technology Challenge at the SC19 conference by demonstrating real-time analysis of light source data from Argonne’s APS to the ALCF. “Accelerator-based light sources — large-scale instruments used to investigate the fundamental properties of matter — generate large amounts of data that require computational analysis. The Argonne team won by designing an innovative method to support such investigations.”