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Primeur weekly 2020-05-18

Focus

SiPearl's chip will be a platform open to other start-ups to develop accelerators for - An interview with Philippe Notton from SiPearl ...

Exascale supercomputing

Atos launches first supercomputer equipped with NVIDIA A100 GPU ...

Quantum computing

Start of the Fraunhofer Competence Center "Quantum Computing Baden-Württemberg" ...

ADVA brings post-quantum security to packet networks ...

Atos delivers its Quantum Learning Machine to Japan ...

Machine learning cracks quantum chemistry conundrum ...

Making quantum 'waves' in ultrathin materials ...

Seeqc UK awarded GBP 1,8 million in grants to advance quantum computing initiatives ...

Rising investments in quantum technology to boost market growth ...

Total is exploring quantum algorithms to improve CO2 capture ...

Middleware

Mentor Graphics and the University of Basel join the OpenMP effort ...

Hardware

NVIDIA's new Ampere data centre GPU in full production ...

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology procures new supercomputer ...

DDN announces A3I suppport for NVIDIA DGX A100 ...

Yvonne Walker recognized as one of CRN's 2020 Women of the Channel ...

Supermicro expands portfolio with fully integrated NVIDIA A100 GPU-powered systems delivering 5 Petaflop/s of AI performance in a single 4U server ...

Artificial synapses on design ...

Light, fantastic: the path ahead for faster, smaller computer processors ...

OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) and Gen-Z Consortium announce MoU agreement ...

Tachyum achieves 90 percent of silicon laid for its Prodigy Universal Processor ...

Intel Capital invests $132 million in 11 disruptive technology start-ups ...

Inspur releases five new AI servers powered by NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs ...

Research and Markets issues Global High-Performance Computing as a Service Market Analysis and Industry Forecasts to 2026 ...

Asperitas and maincubes partner to deliver immersion cooling solutions in dedicated colocation suites ...

Delivery of supercomputer Fugaku completed ...

Applications

Supercomputer simulations help advance electrochemical reaction research ...

3D-printed nuclear reactor promises faster, more economical path to nuclear energy ...

GCS centres support research to mitigate impact of COVID-19 pandemic ...

NIST scientists create new recipe for single-atom transistors ...

ACM service awards recognize leaders who strengthen the computing community ...

New research launched on airborne virus transmission in buildings ...

Seeing the universe through new lenses ...

Liqid delivers industry's fastest single-socket server ...

National Science Foundation grant backs funcX: A smart, automated delegator for computational research ...

Educating the next generation of supercomputer users with Blue Waters ...

The Cloud

Innovium introduces TERALYNX 8, world's highest performance programmable switch for data centre networks with 25,6 Tbps throughput and support for 112 Gbps SerDes I/O ...

Wiwynn unveils standalone rack-level liquid cooling solution for OCP ORV3 at 2020 OCP Virtual Summit ...

Crowd Machine Platform is powered by Oracle Cloud and now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace ...

Educating the next generation of supercomputer users with Blue Waters


Dr. Tulin Kaman, University of Arkansas.
15 May 2020 Urbana-Champaign - Groundbreaking research, like everything, requires a careful concoction of resources. First, it requires a researcher with advanced expertise in the given subject-matter. Next, you must have access to the tools and computing systems that are powerful enough to take an idea and turn it into tangible analysis. Beyond that, the ability to use those resources effectively is vital to producing results.

An equally-important but often-overlooked component of groundbreaking research, however, is the building of the educational pipeline - a workforce that is trained in relevant and necessary skills - in order to advance and sustain the research being conducted. This pipeline is crucial to guaranteeing that high-level research will continue to enhance discovery and competitiveness.

Through a Blue Waters internship programme allocation for her student John McGarigal, Dr. Tulin Kaman, an Assistant Professor in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Arkansas, sought to do just that. By participating in the Blue Waters Internship Programme, not only do her students gain experience studying turbulent flows in fusion, but they are also able to incorporate one of the world's most powerful advanced computing systems into their education.

"We do a numerical simulation of realistic applications, which typically occur in Supernova explosions. This occurs in a type of fusion where the confinement is inertial, gravitational and magnetic", stated Dr. Tulin Kaman.

In order to perform these massive simulations, however, a large-scale computing system is necessary.

"The mathematical model and numerical simulations are extremely computationally intensive and Blue Waters was a great resource for us to run these simulations on."

Beyond the computational power of Blue Waters, however, the educational component of the Blue Waters system was perhaps the most exciting aspect to Dr. Tulin Kaman. The Blue Waters Internship Programme provided Dr. Tulin Kaman's student, John McGarigal, and Dr. Tulin Kaman an opportunity where she was able to bring her undergraduate students directly into the supercomputing research ecosystem, allowing them vital hands-on experience in simulating turbulent flows.

"Every year, Blue Waters chose interns, and I had two University of Arkansas undergraduate students that would be a good fit", stated Dr. Tulin Kaman. "My goal was to motivate and train them in high- performance computing, and with the help of Blue Waters, we could actually introduce the use of petascale computing to them, keep them in this field, and give them motivation to succeed."

Via this internship, Dr. Tulin Kaman's student has gained a multitude of skills, all of which are necessary to conduct research at the petascale, but more emphatically, they will carry these skills on with them in their future pursuits.

"Through the programme, our goal was to teach [our interns] parallel programming models like MPI, distributed memory, OpenMP, etc., and to try to create new development codes, which they did", continued Dr. Tulin Kaman. "This year one of them had an internship at Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee, and the other has started an internship in Hewlett-Packard in Texas, where they plan to continue in the direction of high-performance computing."

From the vital experience gained in the Blue Waters Internship Programme, Dr. Tulin Kaman's students were able to gain the skills necessary to flourish in research, development and professional careers in all sectors of society, and are active examples of the importance of establishing an HPC-competent workforce pipeline.

Source: National Center for Supercomputing Applications - NCSA

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Primeur weekly 2020-05-18

Focus

SiPearl's chip will be a platform open to other start-ups to develop accelerators for - An interview with Philippe Notton from SiPearl ...

Exascale supercomputing

Atos launches first supercomputer equipped with NVIDIA A100 GPU ...

Quantum computing

Start of the Fraunhofer Competence Center "Quantum Computing Baden-Württemberg" ...

ADVA brings post-quantum security to packet networks ...

Atos delivers its Quantum Learning Machine to Japan ...

Machine learning cracks quantum chemistry conundrum ...

Making quantum 'waves' in ultrathin materials ...

Seeqc UK awarded GBP 1,8 million in grants to advance quantum computing initiatives ...

Rising investments in quantum technology to boost market growth ...

Total is exploring quantum algorithms to improve CO2 capture ...

Middleware

Mentor Graphics and the University of Basel join the OpenMP effort ...

Hardware

NVIDIA's new Ampere data centre GPU in full production ...

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology procures new supercomputer ...

DDN announces A3I suppport for NVIDIA DGX A100 ...

Yvonne Walker recognized as one of CRN's 2020 Women of the Channel ...

Supermicro expands portfolio with fully integrated NVIDIA A100 GPU-powered systems delivering 5 Petaflop/s of AI performance in a single 4U server ...

Artificial synapses on design ...

Light, fantastic: the path ahead for faster, smaller computer processors ...

OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) and Gen-Z Consortium announce MoU agreement ...

Tachyum achieves 90 percent of silicon laid for its Prodigy Universal Processor ...

Intel Capital invests $132 million in 11 disruptive technology start-ups ...

Inspur releases five new AI servers powered by NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs ...

Research and Markets issues Global High-Performance Computing as a Service Market Analysis and Industry Forecasts to 2026 ...

Asperitas and maincubes partner to deliver immersion cooling solutions in dedicated colocation suites ...

Delivery of supercomputer Fugaku completed ...

Applications

Supercomputer simulations help advance electrochemical reaction research ...

3D-printed nuclear reactor promises faster, more economical path to nuclear energy ...

GCS centres support research to mitigate impact of COVID-19 pandemic ...

NIST scientists create new recipe for single-atom transistors ...

ACM service awards recognize leaders who strengthen the computing community ...

New research launched on airborne virus transmission in buildings ...

Seeing the universe through new lenses ...

Liqid delivers industry's fastest single-socket server ...

National Science Foundation grant backs funcX: A smart, automated delegator for computational research ...

Educating the next generation of supercomputer users with Blue Waters ...

The Cloud

Innovium introduces TERALYNX 8, world's highest performance programmable switch for data centre networks with 25,6 Tbps throughput and support for 112 Gbps SerDes I/O ...

Wiwynn unveils standalone rack-level liquid cooling solution for OCP ORV3 at 2020 OCP Virtual Summit ...

Crowd Machine Platform is powered by Oracle Cloud and now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace ...