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Primeur weekly 2017-06-26

Focus

China's effort on HPC in the next 5 years - from exascale prototypes to exascale system ...

Crowd computing

BOINC Monitor 9.70 released ...

Focus on Europe

Eight Irish Supercomputer List: Irish HPC capacity more than doubles again ...

Memorandum of Understanding signed between CHPC and PRACE ...

GENCI to boost France scientific competitiveness and industrial innovation with new petascale supercomputer ...

Huawei inaugurates the HPC Global Center of Excellence ...

Hardware

Universal ultra high-dense and 'hot water' cooled RSC Tornado solution: ready to support Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family, world's first Intel Omni-Path fabric based and 100% 'hot water' liquid cooled switches, improved RSC BasIS functionality ...

NVMe Revision 1.3 expands reach of fast storage for Enterprise, Client, and Cloud power users ...

DDN Storage named to elite $1 billion+ valuation "Storage Unicorn" list ...

Verne Global sets strategic roadmap to manage advanced computing requirements ...

Cisco and NetApp advance digital transformation with software-defined converged infrastructure solution for the next generation data centre ...

Cisco unveils network of the future that can learn, adapt and evolve ...

New Supermicro X11 SuperBlade boosts I/O performance featuring Intel Omni-Path fabric ...

Supermicro announces full portfolio of A+ server solutions optimized for new high-performance AMD EPYC processors ...

Mellanox interconnect solutions scale deep learning platforms to world-leading performance ...

Mellanox Ethernet and InfiniBand chosen by AMD as the preferred interconnect solutions to accelerate new EPYC data centre platforms ...

Applications

Shape and size of DNA lesions caused by toxic agents affects repair of DNA ...

SDSC's Comet is a key resource in new global dark matter experiment ...

New computing system takes its cues from human brain ...

Blue Brain team discovers a multi-dimensional universe in brain networks ...

Machine learning and high performance computing for industrial applications ...

Modelling the brain with Lego bricks ...

How pythons regenerate their organs and other secrets of the snake genome ...

The Cloud

European Commission to set up new High Level Expert Group 2017-18 for the European Open Science Cloud ...

Huawei releases HPC Cloud solution 2.0 ...

Machine learning and high performance computing for industrial applications


A new brochure from Fraunhofer SCAI.
13 Jun 2017 Sankt Augustin - High Performance Computing (HPC) is an enabler of the recent developments and tremendous success in the field of machine learning and Big Data. It connects research from mathematics, computer science, including hardware and software, and application fields such as engineering, natural sciences, economics, and many more.

As an own research field, HPC develops scalable and reliable algorithms, efficient software systems, and new hardware solutions. It thereby covers the whole range of computer architectures, from huge clusters of interconnected computers to various kinds of specialized computing facilities. The latter includes accelerators like many-core processors, graphics processing units (GPUs), microcontrollers, or field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for use in machine embedded computing. The goal is always to gain optimal performance out of the given hardware, e.g. efficiency in terms of reaction time or power consumption. Furthermore, the reliability of algorithms and computed results is an essential issue.

Machine Learning (ML) stands for a revolutionary new paradigm in science and engineering. In ML, data is recognized as a driving force which leads to new knowledge and changes the way of thinking in computational sciences. For realistically-sized problems, ML and its applications require a systematic use of HPC technologies. To govern the complexity of these applications, algorithms, software and hardware have to be carefully adjusted.

Fraunhofer SCAI, based on its expertise in numerical simulation and algorithms, combines HPC and ML for breakthroughs in industrial practice. SCAI's work is focused on the development of new and intelligent algorithms and on the adaptation of data analysis methods to the specific needs of application projects. Data is not only taken from measurements or sensors, but combined with and enriched by results from physical modelling or numerical simulations and general application knowledge. Such an approach is often called agray box. In particular, in engineering and natural sciences applications, this approach offers more reliability in predictive analyses and enriches the potential of ML technology. It differs from ablack boxapproach which takes data as it is and treats it with generic data analysis methods, thereby neglecting available specific domain knowledge and structure.

SCAI offers its broad experience in computational science and engineering as well as its deep knowledge of HPC systems and programming for algorithmic developments and machine learning applications.

The new brochure from Fraunhofer SCAI gives an overview on activities in HPC and ML, presenting applications as well as algorithmic approaches.

Source: Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing - SCAI

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-06-26

Focus

China's effort on HPC in the next 5 years - from exascale prototypes to exascale system ...

Crowd computing

BOINC Monitor 9.70 released ...

Focus on Europe

Eight Irish Supercomputer List: Irish HPC capacity more than doubles again ...

Memorandum of Understanding signed between CHPC and PRACE ...

GENCI to boost France scientific competitiveness and industrial innovation with new petascale supercomputer ...

Huawei inaugurates the HPC Global Center of Excellence ...

Hardware

Universal ultra high-dense and 'hot water' cooled RSC Tornado solution: ready to support Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family, world's first Intel Omni-Path fabric based and 100% 'hot water' liquid cooled switches, improved RSC BasIS functionality ...

NVMe Revision 1.3 expands reach of fast storage for Enterprise, Client, and Cloud power users ...

DDN Storage named to elite $1 billion+ valuation "Storage Unicorn" list ...

Verne Global sets strategic roadmap to manage advanced computing requirements ...

Cisco and NetApp advance digital transformation with software-defined converged infrastructure solution for the next generation data centre ...

Cisco unveils network of the future that can learn, adapt and evolve ...

New Supermicro X11 SuperBlade boosts I/O performance featuring Intel Omni-Path fabric ...

Supermicro announces full portfolio of A+ server solutions optimized for new high-performance AMD EPYC processors ...

Mellanox interconnect solutions scale deep learning platforms to world-leading performance ...

Mellanox Ethernet and InfiniBand chosen by AMD as the preferred interconnect solutions to accelerate new EPYC data centre platforms ...

Applications

Shape and size of DNA lesions caused by toxic agents affects repair of DNA ...

SDSC's Comet is a key resource in new global dark matter experiment ...

New computing system takes its cues from human brain ...

Blue Brain team discovers a multi-dimensional universe in brain networks ...

Machine learning and high performance computing for industrial applications ...

Modelling the brain with Lego bricks ...

How pythons regenerate their organs and other secrets of the snake genome ...

The Cloud

European Commission to set up new High Level Expert Group 2017-18 for the European Open Science Cloud ...

Huawei releases HPC Cloud solution 2.0 ...