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Cloud Adoption for HPC: Trends and Opportunities

This whitepaper is an insideHPC Special Research Report sponsored by Univa. “Today many organizations solve their most difficult computational challenges by creating their own on-premises, compute-intensive, high performance data center. The latest hardware and software innovations have removed barriers that prevented many organizations from embracing HPC solutions. With more enterprises extending their own on-premises clusters into the cloud with hybrid configurations, finding the right tools for managing and scheduling workflows and automatically controlling cost remains a critical challenge.”

Are You Ready for the Exascale Era? Find Out at SC19

As we head into the biggest supercomputing event of the year, all eyes are on exascale. The frontrunners in the race to exascale, including our friends over at Altair, will convene at SC19 in Denver this November to share updates, address challenges, and help paint the picture of an exascale-fueled future for HPC.

The Use of High-Performance Polymers in HPC and Data Center Applications

“Polymer components in liquid cooling systems are attractive for several reasons: they are lightweight, typically less expensive than metal counterparts, and are impervious to corrosion that can render parts inoperable or introduce debris into flow paths. The challenges with many polymers used to date, however, are their abilities to handle high temperatures and physical stressors without deforming, cracking or creeping. These shortcomings become significant when leaks occur, leading to downtime or damage to equipment.”

Optimizing in a Heterogeneous World is (Algorithms x Devices)

In this guest article, our friends at Intel discuss how CPUs prove better for some important Deep Learning. Here’s why, and keep your GPUs handy! Heterogeneous computing ushers in a world where we must consider permutations of algorithms and devices to find the best platform solution. No single device will win all the time, so we need to constantly assess our choices and assumptions.

Podcast: Full Rundown of SC19 Events in Denver

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the full list of events leading up to SC19 in Denver. “There’s a lot that happens before the exhibit floor opens on Monday night. Our old pal Rich Brueckner from insideHPC joins us to give us the full rundown. We even have a few parties to tell you about.”

Data Center Transformation: Why a Workload-Driven and Scalable Architecture Matters

The QCT Platform on Demand (QCT POD) combines advanced technology with a unique user experience to help enterprises reach better performance and gain more insights. “With flexibility and scalability, QCT POD enables enterprises to address a broader range of HPC, Deep Learning, and Data Analytic demands that fulfill various applications.”

Building Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with Bare-Metal

In this video, Taylor Newill from Oracle describes how the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure delivers high performance for HPC applications. “From the beginning, Oracle built their bare-metal cloud with a simple goal in mind: deliver the same performance in the cloud that clients are seeing on-prem.”

A Liquid Cooling Petascale Supercomputing Site and GROMACS Workload Optimization Benchmark

Accelerated computing have been viewed as revolutionary breakthrough technologies for AI and HPC workloads. Significant accelerated computing power from GPUs paired with CPUs is the major contributor. Our friends over at Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) provide QuantaGrid D52G-4U 8 NVLink GPUs servers with a liquid cooling platform successfully adopted by the National Center of High-performance Computing (NCHC) in Taiwan) for their Taiwania-II project. Rank 23rd on the Top500 as of June 2019.

Video: Large scale industrial simulations using HPC at Rolls-Royce

Leigh Lapworth from Rolls-Royce gave this talk at m Computing Systems Week Edinburgh 2019. “Simulation and modeling, enabled by high performance computing, have transformed the way Rolls-Royce designs and engineers its products. Every advance in computing power unlocks the power to do more with simulation and modeling whether this is larger models to give higher fidelity; or, higher throughput of models to explore a larger part of the design space.”

D-Wave Announces First European Leap Quantum Cloud Site at Jülich

Today D-Wave Systems announced that it will house its first European Leap quantum cloud-based system outside of North America at the Jülich Supercomputing Center in Germany. The system marks the cornerstone of the new Jülich UNified Infrastructure for Quantum computing (JUNIQ) lab designed to offer practically usable quantum computers to researchers in Germany and throughout Europe.