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Accelerating High-Resolution Weather Models with Deep-Learning Hardware

Sam Hatfield from the University of Oxford gave this talk at the PASC19 conference. “In this paper, we investigate the use of mixed-precision hardware that supports floating-point operations at double-, single- and half-precision. In particular, we investigate the potential use of the NVIDIA Tensor Core, a mixed-precision matrix-matrix multiplier mainly developed for use in deep learning, to accelerate the calculation of the Legendre transforms in the Integrated Forecasting System (IFS), one of the leading global weather forecast models.”

Job of the Week: Research Computing Administrator at University of Oxford

Would you like to manage and develop a state-of-the-art HPC facility to help enable cutting-edge biomedical research? We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Computing Administrator to join us at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology (KIR). The KIR is a world-class research centre that is situated between the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics and the Big Data Institute at the University of Oxford.

Job of the Week: HPC System Administrator at University of Oxford

“Would you like to help manage and develop a state-of-the-art High Performance Compute (HPC) facility to enable cutting-edge biomedical research? This is an exciting opportunity to gain skills and experience as part of a friendly team supporting research staff and students at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology (KIR). The KIR is a world-class research centre located in new premises next to the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at the University of Oxford.”

University of Oxford Develops Logic Gate for Quantum Computing

Researchers at the University of Oxford have achieved a quantum logic gate with record-breaking 99.9% precision, reaching the benchmark required theoretically to build a quantum computer. “An analogy from conventional computing hardware would be that we have finally worked out how to build a transistor with good enough performance to make logic circuits, but the technology for wiring thousands of those transistors together to build an electronic computer is still in its infancy.”