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The 3 Types of Cloud Computing for HPC Systems Management

Three types of clouds have been developed: public clouds, private clouds and hybrid clouds. We continue our insideHPC series of features exploring new resource management solutions for workload convergence, such as Bright Cluster Manager by Bright Computing. This article explores the three types of cloud computing, as well as how cloud computing can work to reduce CAPEX. 

Red Hat steps up to POWER9 for HPC

In this video from SC17 in Denver, Dan McGuan from Red Hat describes the company’s Multi-Architecture HPC capabilities with the Power9 architecture. “Red Hat and IBM have a long history of collaborating on Linux, going back more than 18 years. We laid the groundwork for supporting POWER9 processors several years ago and continue to collaborate with IBM to enable broader architecture support for IBM Power Systems across Red Hat’s portfolio.”

Steve Oberlin from NVIDIA Presents: HPC Exascale & AI

Steve Oberlin from NVIDIA gave this talk at SC17 in Denver. “HPC is a fundamental pillar of modern science. From predicting weather to discovering drugs to finding new energy sources, researchers use large computing systems to simulate and predict our world. AI extends traditional HPC by letting researchers analyze massive amounts of data faster and more effectively. It’s a transformational new tool for gaining insights where simulation alone cannot fully predict the real world.”

Dr. Pradeep Dubey on AI & The Virtuous Cycle of Compute

“Deep Learning was recently scaled to obtain 15PF performance on the Cori supercomputer at NERSC. Cori Phase II features over 9600 KNL processors. It can significantly impact how we do computing and what computing can do for us. In this podcast, I will discuss some of the application-level opportunities and system-level challenges that lie at the heart of this intersection of traditional high performance computing with emerging data-intensive computing.”

Lessons on Integrating and Utilizing 10 Million Cores: Experience of Sunway TaihuLight

Haohuan Fu gave this Invited Talk at SC17 in Denver. “The Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer is the world’s first system with a peak performance greater than 100 PFlops and a parallel scale of over 10 million cores. Different from other existing heterogeneous supercomputers, the system adopts its unique design strategies in both the architecture of its 260-core Shenwei CPU and its way of integrating 40,960 such CPUs as 40 powerful cabinets. This talk will first introduce and discuss design philosophy about the approach to integrate these 10 million cores, at both the processor and the system level.”

Radio Free HPC Recaps SC17 in Denver

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team describes the highlights of SC17 in Denver. Highlights includes the debut of ARM hardware for HPC, a Rasberry Pie Cluster, and pervasive liquid cooling.

Composable Infrastructure: Composing Greater HPC Breakthroughs

Composable infrastructure allows any number of CPU nodes to dynamically map the optimum number of GPU and NVMe storage resources to each node required to complete a specific task.  In this sponsored post, Katie Rivera of One Stop Systems, explores the power of GPUs and the potential benefits of composable infrastructure for HPC. 

The Inflection Point of Wattage in HPC, Deep Learning and AI

Magnified in 2017 by machine learning and AI, there is a heightened concern in the HPC community over wattage trends in CPUs, GPUs and emerging neural chips required to meet accelerating computational demands in HPC clusters. In this sponsored post from Asetek, the company examines how high wattage trends in HPC, deep learning and AI might be reaching an inflection point.

Beowulf Bash Returns to Denver for SC17

The Beowulf Bash is returning to Denver for SC17. The event takes place at the Lucky Strike bowling alley on Monday, Nov. 13 from 9pm to 12 midnight. “Got an urge to try something new? Lucky Strike Denver has you covered. With a tantalizing menu of chef driven cuisine, hand-crafted cocktails, and live local DJs, Lucky Strike Denver breathes new life into the typical bowling experience with chic modern decor and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere.”

HPC Software Stacks: Making High Performance Computing More Accessible

More than 200 researchers at the University of Pisa use high performance computing (HPC) systems in their quantum chemistry, nanophysics, genome sequencing, engineering simulations and areas such as big data analysis. The University’s IT Center has moved to a pre-integrated HPC software stack designed to simplify software installation and maintenance. This sponsored post from Intel shows how a  pre-integrated, validated and supported HPC software stack allows the University of Pisa to focus on research.