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At SC20: Nvidia Announces A100 80GB GPU

Nvidia today unveiled the A100 80GB GPU for the Nvidia HGXTM AI supercomputing platform with twice the memory of its predecessor. The new chip with HBM2e doubles the A100 40GB GPU’s high-bandwidth memory to 80GB and delivers more than 2TB/sec of memory bandwidth, according to Nvidia. The A100 80GB GPU is available in Nvidia DGX […]

Projects Picked for Gauss Centre’s Hawk and JUWELS HPC Systems in the 24th Large-Scale Call

Berlin – The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) Scientific Steering Committee just approved 16 new scientifically demanding simulation projects during its 24th call for large-scale projects. Representing scientific disciplines ranging from fluid mechanics to elementary particle physics, the projects all leverage Germany’s leading highperformance computing (HPC) resources to help solve some of humanity’s most challenging […]

ISC 2021 Calls for HPC Research Papers by Dec. 10, 2020

Submissions are now open for the ISC High Performance (ISC 2021) Research Paper Sessions. These sessions offer engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government the opportunity to share their latest research in the fields of HPC, networking, storage, machine learning and data analytics with the ISC audience. Submissions will be accepted through December 10, […]

Video: The Impact of the Cray Acquisition on HPC Storage

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Extreme Computing for Extreme Adaptive Optics: The Key to Finding Life Outside our Solar System

Hatem Ltaief from KAUST gave this talk at PASC18. “The real-time correction of telescopic images in the search for exoplanets is highly sensitive to atmospheric aberrations. The pseudo-inverse algorithm is an efficient mathematical method to filter out these turbulences. We introduce a new partial singular value decomposition (SVD) algorithm based on QR-based Diagonally Weighted Halley (QDWH) iteration for the pseudo-inverse method of adaptive optics. The pseudo-inverse simulation code will be deployed on-sky for the Subaru telescope during observation nights scheduled early 2018.”

Buying for Tomorrow: HPC Systems Procurement Matters

Ingrid Barcena from KU Leuven gave this talk at the HPC Knowledge Portal meeting in San Sebastián, Spain. “One of the biggest challenges when procuring High Performance Computing systems is to ensure that not only a faster machine than the previous one is bought but that the new system is well suited for the organization needs, fit within a limited budget and prove value for money. However, this is not a simple task and failing on buying the right HPC system can have tremendous consequences for an organization.”

Video: Arm on the Path to Exascale

In this video from SC17, Mike Vildibill from Hewlett Packard Enterprise describes the company’s experiences engaging large HPC customers with prototype systems and highlight the value and benefit of running SUSE on the Apollo 70 platform. “Coming soon, the HPE Apollo70: is a powerful HPC platform. It offers a disruptive ARM HPC processor technology with maximum memory bandwidth, familiar management and performance tools, and the density and scalability required for large HPC cluster deployments.”

Interview: Hot Interconnects Conference to Focus on Next-Generation Networks

The Hot Interconnects Conference is coming up Aug. 28-30 in Santa Clara. To learn more, we caught up with Program Chairs Ryan Grant and Jitu (Jitendra) Padhye. “Hot Interconnects brings together members of the industrial, academic and broader research community to unveil the very latest advances in network technologies as well as to discuss ideas for future generation interconnects. Unlike other conferences, Hot Interconnects is focused on only the latest most topical subjects and concentrates on technologies that will be available for deployment in the near future.”

Bright Computing Steps up with Cloud Bursting to Azure at ISC 2017

In this video from ISC 2017, Bill Wagner from Bright Computing describes the company’s new capabilities for Cloud Bursting to Microsoft Azure. “Cloud bursting from an on-premises cluster to Microsoft Azure offers companies an efficient, cost-effective, secure and flexible way to add additional resources to their HPC infrastructure. Bright’s integration with Azure also gives our clients the ability to build an entire off-premises cluster for compute-intensive workloads in the Azure cloud platform.”

How Zettar Transferred 1 Petabyte of Data in Just 34 Hours Using AIC Servers

In the world of HPC, moving data is a sin. That may be changing. “Just a few weeks ago, AIC announced the successful completion of a landmark, 1-petabyte transfer of data in 34 hours, during a recent test by Zettar that relied on the company’s SB122A-PH, 1U 10-bay NVMe storage server. The milestone was reached using a unique 5000-mile 100Gbps loop which is a SDN layer over a shared, production 100G network operated by the US DOE’s ESNet.”