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Podcast: Reducing Complexity with Cluster Management from Bright Computing

In this Conversations in the Cloud podcast, Lee Carter from Bright Computing offers comprehensive software for deploying, managing, and monitoring clustered infrastructure, in the data center or the cloud. “Looking forward, Lee speculates that the future of AI will see new technologies like autonomous cars using complex simulation and modeling in small scale systems, continuing the legacy of HPC.”

Aitken Supercomputer from HPE to Support NASA Moon Missions

A new HPE supercomputer at NASA’s Ames Research Center will run modeling and simulation workloads for lunar landings. The 3.69 Petaflop “Aitken” system is a custom-designed supercomputer that will support modeling and simulations of entry, descent, and landing (EDL) for the agency’s missions and Artemis program, a mission to land the next humans on the lunar South Pole region by 2024.

Video: Xilinx Unveils World’s Largest FPGA

Today Xilinx announced the expansion of its 16 nanometer (nm) Virtex UltraScale+ family to now include the world’s largest FPGA — the Virtex UltraScale+ VU19P. With 35 billion transistors, the VU19P provides the highest logic density and I/O count on a single device ever built, enabling emulation and prototyping of tomorrow’s most advanced ASIC and SoC technologies, as well as test, measurement, compute, networking, aerospace and defense-related applications.

Exascale CANDLE Project to Fight Against Cancer

The CANcer Distributed Learning Environment, or CANDLE, is a cross-cutting initiative of the Joint Design of Advanced Computing Solutions for Cancer collaboration and is supported by DOE’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP). CANDLE is building a scalable deep learning environment to run on DOE’s most powerful supercomputers. The goal is to have an easy-to-use environment that can take advantage of the full power of these systems to find the optimal deep-learning models for making predictions in cancer.

OpenHPC: Community Building Blocks for HPC Systems

Karl Schultz from the Oden Institute gave this talk at HPCKP’19. “Formed initially in November 2015 and formalized as a Linux Foundation project in June 2016, OpenHPC has been adding new software components and now supports multiple OSes and architectures. This presentation will present an overview of the project, currently available software, and highlight more recent changes along with general project updates and future plans.”

Cerebras Systems Unveils the Industry’s First Trillion Transistor Chip for AI

Today AI startup Cerebras Systems unveiled the largest chip ever built. “The Cerebras Wafer-Scale Engine (WSE) is the largest chip ever built. 56x larger than any other chip, the WSE delivers more compute, more memory, and more communication bandwidth. This enables AI research at previously-impossible speeds and scale.”

Simulating Shock Turbulence Interactions on Stampede II

In this special guest feature, Jorge Salazar from TACC writes that Researchers are using XSEDE supercomputers to better understand shock turbulence interactions. “We proposed that, instead of treating the shock as a discontinuity, one needs to account for its finite thickness as in real life which may be involved as a governing parameter in, for example, amplification factors,” Donzis said.

Video: Big Data is Dead, Long Live Its Replacement

Tom Fisher gave this talk at the Samsung Forum. “Big Data is experiencing a second revolution. This talk will address what’s happened, how it happened and what big data is bridging too. Enterprise companies have to make business critical decisions in the coming years and the marketplace is not clear. The recent changes in the Big Data market will be reviewed as well as the effects on the related ecosystem. The goal of this presentation is to provide insights to engineers, data engineers and data scientists to better navigate a rapidly moving landscape.”

Video: Cray Steps up with 2nd Generation AMD EPYC Processors for HPC

In this video, from Forrest Norrod from AMD welcomes Peter Ungaro from Cray to discuss how 2nd Generation AMD EPYC processors with drive new levels of performance for HPC. The AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processors are the first x86 server processors featuring 7nm hybrid-multi-die design and PCIe Gen4. With up to 64 high performance cores per SOC, 2nd Gen AMD EPYC Processors deliver world-record performance on industry benchmarks. They are available in the Cray CS500 cluster and Shasta supercomputers.”

Video: NVIDIA Accelerates Conversational AI

In this video, NVIDIA’s Bryan Catanzaro explains how recent breakthroughs in natural language understanding bring us one step closer to conversational AI. “Today NVIDIA announced breakthroughs in language understanding that allow businesses to engage more naturally with customers using real-time conversational AI. “NVIDIA’s groundbreaking work accelerating these models allows organizations to create new, state-of-the-art services that can assist and delight their customers in ways never before imagined.”