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Primeur weekly 2018-04-03

Quantum computing

Putting quantum scientists in the driver's seat ...

Focus on Europe

Tuesday and Wednesday keynotes announced for ISC 2018 ...

PRACE SHAPE 7th Call for Applications opens from 3 April to 1 June 2018 ...

Cray commissioned to deliver FPGA-accelerated supercomputer to Paderborn University ...

Developing the technology for future smart cities and autonomous cars ...

Philips Research-led big data consortium receives EU funding to improve healthcare outcomes ...

Middleware

Bright partners with Bechtle to offer infrastructure management solutions to French customer base ...

The Linux Foundation and open source community members launch LF Deep Learning to drive open source growth in AI ...

Hardware

NVIDIA boosts world's leading deep learning computing platform, bringing 10x performance gain in six months ...

NVIDIA expands its deep learning inference capabilities for hyperscale data centres ...

DDN Storage announces groundbreaking 33GB/s performance to NVIDIA DGX servers to accelerate machine learning and AI initiatives ...

DDN and SQream partner to deliver the world's fastest Big Data analytics and enterprise business intelligence acceleration at massive scale ...

DDN Storage helps Standard Cognition revolutionize the consumer shopping experience with fully autonomous check-out ...

Supermicro's new scale-up artificial intelligence and machine learning systems with 8 NVIDIA Tesla V100 with NVLink GPUs deliver superior performance and system density ...

NVIDIA reinvents the workstation with real-time ray tracing ...

Penguin Computing receives Americas 2017 NVIDIA Partner Network High Performance Computing Partner of the Year Award ...

Molecular basis of neural memory - reviewing 'neuro-mimetic' technologies ...

Asperitas and Boston announce Immersed Computing partnership ...

NVIDIA and Arm partner to bring deep learning to billions of IoT devices ...

Applications

ANSYS to acquire optical simulation leader OPTIS ...

NCSA's Donna Cox wins 2018 Innovation Transfer Award ...

The future of photonics using quantum dots ...

Chemical synthesis with artificial intelligence: Researchers develop new computer method ...

Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Australian partners jointly launch impactful research on blockchain technologies ...

New Cray artificial intelligence offerings designed to accelerate customers' AI from pilot to production ...

Overcoming a battery's fatal flaw ...

The Cloud

DDN named Data Centre Platform partner of the year at Intel Technology Partner Awards, recognizing its market leadership at scale ...

Oracle redefines the Cloud database category with world's first autonomous database ...

The Linux Foundation announces expanded industry commitment to Akraino Edge Stack ...

OpenContrail is now "Tungsten Fabric" and completes move to The Linux Foundation ...

Tuesday and Wednesday keynotes announced for ISC 2018


27 Mar 2018 Frankfurt - The ISC High Performance organizers have announced this year's Tuesday and Wednesday conference keynotes. The Tuesday address on June 26 will be presented by Dr. Keren Bergman, Charles Batchelor Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University, who will talk about some of the latest developments in silicon photonics. The Wednesday keynote will be delivered by Prof. Dr. Thomas Sterling, Professor of Informatics & Computing, School of Informatics & Computing and Director, Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies (CREST) at Indiana University, who will provide his perspective on recent developments in HPC.

Dr. Keren Bergman's keynote on June 26, titled " Empowering Flexible and Scalable High Performance Architectures with Embedded Photonics ", will address recent advances in integrated silicon photonics, one of the most fascinating new technologies in the field of computing. The development of silicon photonics promises to be especially relevant to applications like data-driven simulations, advanced analytics, and deep learning, which today are bottlenecked by off-chip communications. Dr. Keren Bergman will talk about out how silicon photonics will not only vastly improve bandwidth and lower energy consumption, but also enable disaggregated architectures, where system components connected by an optical fabric are deployed in a modular fashion. She will also discuss how the implementation of such designs will allow customized systems to be developed for specific applications.

Dr. Bergman's deep level of expertise in this area is reflected by her current position as the director of Columbia University's Lightwave Research Laboratory, where she leads a number of research programmes on optical networks for advanced computing systems, optical packet-switched routers, and nanophotonic networks-on-chip. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Bucknell University in 1988, followed by a Master's degree and PhD from MIT, all in electrical engineering.

On the following day, June 27, Thomas Sterling will deliver his annual retrospective in high performance computing, under the banner " HPC Achievements and Impact - 2018 ". Some of his topics of interest this year include the impending end of Moore's Law, the rapid emergence of machine learning and data analytics, and of course, the race to exascale. He will also offer his thoughts on quantum and neuromorphic computing, two non-von Neumann technologies that have made some remarkable progress over the last 12 months. This presentation will mark Thomas Sterling's 15th iteration of his HPC retrospective keynote. As in years past, it will be delivered immediately prior to the conference's closing presentation.

Thomas Sterling is professor at the Indiana University's School of Informatics and Computing and serves as chief scientist and associate director at the Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies (CREST). He is perhaps best known as the father of Beowulf, a designation related to his pioneering work in commodity cluster computing. In 1997, he and his collaborators were awarded the Gordon Bell Prize for this work. He is currently engaged in research associated with the innovative ParalleX execution model for extreme-scale computing.
Source: ISC Group

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Primeur weekly 2018-04-03

Quantum computing

Putting quantum scientists in the driver's seat ...

Focus on Europe

Tuesday and Wednesday keynotes announced for ISC 2018 ...

PRACE SHAPE 7th Call for Applications opens from 3 April to 1 June 2018 ...

Cray commissioned to deliver FPGA-accelerated supercomputer to Paderborn University ...

Developing the technology for future smart cities and autonomous cars ...

Philips Research-led big data consortium receives EU funding to improve healthcare outcomes ...

Middleware

Bright partners with Bechtle to offer infrastructure management solutions to French customer base ...

The Linux Foundation and open source community members launch LF Deep Learning to drive open source growth in AI ...

Hardware

NVIDIA boosts world's leading deep learning computing platform, bringing 10x performance gain in six months ...

NVIDIA expands its deep learning inference capabilities for hyperscale data centres ...

DDN Storage announces groundbreaking 33GB/s performance to NVIDIA DGX servers to accelerate machine learning and AI initiatives ...

DDN and SQream partner to deliver the world's fastest Big Data analytics and enterprise business intelligence acceleration at massive scale ...

DDN Storage helps Standard Cognition revolutionize the consumer shopping experience with fully autonomous check-out ...

Supermicro's new scale-up artificial intelligence and machine learning systems with 8 NVIDIA Tesla V100 with NVLink GPUs deliver superior performance and system density ...

NVIDIA reinvents the workstation with real-time ray tracing ...

Penguin Computing receives Americas 2017 NVIDIA Partner Network High Performance Computing Partner of the Year Award ...

Molecular basis of neural memory - reviewing 'neuro-mimetic' technologies ...

Asperitas and Boston announce Immersed Computing partnership ...

NVIDIA and Arm partner to bring deep learning to billions of IoT devices ...

Applications

ANSYS to acquire optical simulation leader OPTIS ...

NCSA's Donna Cox wins 2018 Innovation Transfer Award ...

The future of photonics using quantum dots ...

Chemical synthesis with artificial intelligence: Researchers develop new computer method ...

Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Australian partners jointly launch impactful research on blockchain technologies ...

New Cray artificial intelligence offerings designed to accelerate customers' AI from pilot to production ...

Overcoming a battery's fatal flaw ...

The Cloud

DDN named Data Centre Platform partner of the year at Intel Technology Partner Awards, recognizing its market leadership at scale ...

Oracle redefines the Cloud database category with world's first autonomous database ...

The Linux Foundation announces expanded industry commitment to Akraino Edge Stack ...

OpenContrail is now "Tungsten Fabric" and completes move to The Linux Foundation ...