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Primeur weekly 2019-05-06

Exascale supercomputing

Towards flexible Exascale computing - Installation of the first DEEP-EST module by MEGWARE ...

Quantum computing

HKUST physicist contributes to new record of quantum memory efficiency ...

Researchers discover quantum effect in hard disk drive material ...

Focus on Europe

bluechip partners with E4 Computer Engineering, an HPC specialist ...

Hans Meuer Award finalists selected ...

Middleware

Red Hat drives operational simplicity and modern system support with latest version of Red Hat Virtualization ...

Hardware

Supermicro announces expansion of Silicon Valley Corporate Headquarters and groundbreaking for new 800,000-square foot building in Taiwan ...

New Pittsburgh University computer to launch into Space ...

Parallel Distributed Systems Facility had a storied history in serving high-energy physics and nuclear physics experiments ...

Violin doubles capacity of XVS 8 storage platform with performance-tuned standard NVMe SSDs ...

Arm announces appointment of Inder Singh as Chief Financial Officer ...

Promising material could lead to faster, cheaper computer memory ...

Applications

NCSA contributes to LIGO and Virgo neutron star collision detection ...

Collaborative efforts produce clinical workflows for fast, translational genetic analysis ...

Novel software to balance data processing load in supercomputers to be presented ...

Unhackable: New chip stops attacks before they start ...

Grant to provide computational modeling support for hypersonic vehicles ...

Transforming waste heat into clean energy ...

Liqid enables industry-first unified multi-fabric support for composable infrastructure ...

Simulations identify importance of lattice distortions in ion-conducting fuel cell materials ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory' Summit to perform cosmological and reactor simulations ...

The Cloud

SDSC's Sherlock Cloud expands hybrid Cloud offerings ...

Cornell investigating multi-cloud cost management with RightScale ...

Red Hat helps Public Health England use open source to pursue hybrid Cloud operations ...

Red Hat Upgrades the business developer's toolbox for a Cloud-native world with latest release of Red Hat Process Automation ...

Hans Meuer Award finalists selected


26 Apr 2019 Frankfurt - Two papers have been chosen as finalists for this year's Hans Meuer Award, which honours the most outstanding research paper submitted to the ISC High Performance Conference. The award was introduced in 2015 in memory of the late Dr. Hans Meuer, general chair of the ISC Conference from 1986 through 2014, and co-founder of the TOP500 project.

This year, the Research Papers Committee selected 17 research papers to be presented at the conference. For the Hans Meuer Award, the committee narrowed that list down to two candidates:

  • Global Task Data Dependencies in PGAS Applications, authored by Joseph Schuchart and José Gracia.
  • GPUMixer: Performance-Driven Floating-Point Tuning for GPU Scientific Applications, authored by Ignacio Laguna, Paul C. Wood, Ranvijay Singh and Saurabh Bagchi.

The work by Joseph Schuchart and José Gracia presents an approach to manage global task data dependencies in partitioned global address space (PGAS) applications. To do this, they overcame the lack of fine-grained synchronization communication in the PGAS model with fine-grained task synchronization across process boundaries. In the paper, they present how global data dependencies are used to describe the data flow between tasks and how interactions between distributed scheduler instances are used to manage those dependencies. The authors demonstrate the feasibility and scalability of this approach.

For the second paper, Ignacio Laguna, Paul C. Wood, Ranvijay Singh, and Saurabh Bagchi describe GPUMixer, a tool they developed to perform GPU-based mixed-precision floating-point tuning for scientific applications. While precision tuning techniques are available, they are mainly designed for serial programmes and are accuracy-driven. The GPUmixer, by contrast, uses a performance-based approach and employs multiple threads. The paper describes how this was accomplished and what kinds of performance gains they were able to achieve compared to state-of-the-art methods.

The authors of the both papers will be given the opportunity to present their work at the Research Paper Award Session on June 17, at which point the Research Papers Committee will decide which one is the best overall paper. The winner will be announced on June 18, during the Hans Meuer Award Ceremony.

The awarded authors will share a cash prize of 5000 euro and be given the opportunity to present a keynote talk on their work in one of the research paper sessions at the conference.

Sponsored by the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing, this year's winner of the GCS Award will be announced during the conference opening session by the ISC 2019 Research Papers chair, Dr.-Ing. Carsten Trinitis, and awarded on June 17, at the Research Papers Award Session by Professor Michael M. Resch, chairman of the GCS Award Committee.

This year's GCS Award winning research paper is titled End-to-end Resilience for HPC Applications, and is authored by Arash Rezaei, Harsh Khetawat, Onkar Patil, Frank Mueller, Paul Hargrove and Eric Roman.

The ISC 2019 early bird registration will be ending on May 8, 2019.
Source: ISC Group

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-05-06

Exascale supercomputing

Towards flexible Exascale computing - Installation of the first DEEP-EST module by MEGWARE ...

Quantum computing

HKUST physicist contributes to new record of quantum memory efficiency ...

Researchers discover quantum effect in hard disk drive material ...

Focus on Europe

bluechip partners with E4 Computer Engineering, an HPC specialist ...

Hans Meuer Award finalists selected ...

Middleware

Red Hat drives operational simplicity and modern system support with latest version of Red Hat Virtualization ...

Hardware

Supermicro announces expansion of Silicon Valley Corporate Headquarters and groundbreaking for new 800,000-square foot building in Taiwan ...

New Pittsburgh University computer to launch into Space ...

Parallel Distributed Systems Facility had a storied history in serving high-energy physics and nuclear physics experiments ...

Violin doubles capacity of XVS 8 storage platform with performance-tuned standard NVMe SSDs ...

Arm announces appointment of Inder Singh as Chief Financial Officer ...

Promising material could lead to faster, cheaper computer memory ...

Applications

NCSA contributes to LIGO and Virgo neutron star collision detection ...

Collaborative efforts produce clinical workflows for fast, translational genetic analysis ...

Novel software to balance data processing load in supercomputers to be presented ...

Unhackable: New chip stops attacks before they start ...

Grant to provide computational modeling support for hypersonic vehicles ...

Transforming waste heat into clean energy ...

Liqid enables industry-first unified multi-fabric support for composable infrastructure ...

Simulations identify importance of lattice distortions in ion-conducting fuel cell materials ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory' Summit to perform cosmological and reactor simulations ...

The Cloud

SDSC's Sherlock Cloud expands hybrid Cloud offerings ...

Cornell investigating multi-cloud cost management with RightScale ...

Red Hat helps Public Health England use open source to pursue hybrid Cloud operations ...

Red Hat Upgrades the business developer's toolbox for a Cloud-native world with latest release of Red Hat Process Automation ...