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Primeur weekly 2019-07-01

Exascale supercomputing

PASC19: Preparing for "Exascale and Beyond" ...

Crowd computing

Science enthusiasts, researchers, and students benefit from volunteer computing using BOINC@TACC ...

Quantum computing

Researchers teleport information within a diamond ...

D-Wave announces quantum hybrid strategy and general availability of D-Wave Hybrid ...

Focus on Europe

The brain as an inspiration for future processors ...

IT4Innovations will host a EuroHPC petascale system ...

Four public-private projects on Big Data and health have been awarded grants ...

Middleware

WekaIO recognized for innovation with 2019 Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough Award ...

Hardware

Carnegie Mellon University among first to pilot new Perlmutter supercomputer ...

Supermicro introduces industry's first server & storage systems supporting EDSFF - First compact open industry standard for All-Flash NVMe optimized storage ...

InAccel releases world's first FPGA orchestrator ...

InAccel releases open-source Logistic Regression IP core for FPGAs ...

Jack Wells to help strengthen OpenACC User Community ...

Titan, a workhorse supercomputer for the scientific community retires August 1, 2019 ...

K computer remains yokozuna of the Graph500 ranking ...

Applications

AVSimulation and ANSYS speed development of safe autonomous driving for automakers ...

Machine learning reveals how strongly interacting electrons behave at atomic level ...

Researchers use machine learning to more quickly analyze key capacitor materials ...

TOP500

InfiniBand accelerates top three supercomputers in the world; HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand makes debut on TOP500 list ...

The Cloud

New Oracle Autonomous Database Dedicated deployment eliminates roadblocks to moving enterprise databases to the Autonomous Cloud ...

Oracle ushers in new era of analytics ...

Atos enhances AMOS Platform to accelerate enterprise modernization from legacy to Open Source platforms ...

Jack Wells to help strengthen OpenACC User Community


Jack Wells, NCCS Director of Science. Image Credit: Jason Richards.
28 Jun 2019 Oak Ridge - On June 16 2019, OpenACC.org announced that Jack Wells of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will serve as its newly elected vice president. Jack Wells is currently the director of science for ORNL's National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS), home of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.

Jack Wells will be the first to occupy the new role, created in an effort to increase user influence within the OpenACC organisation. With the addition of his science expertise and user focus, OpenACC will continue to empower its user community to have a unified and significant voice in the development of the OpenACC specification.

"OpenACC is trying to do an even better job of understanding users' needs for their programming language", Jack Wells stated, "and they appointed me to this position based on my experience understanding users' needs here at the ORNL Leadership Computing Facility, one of the largest GPU-accelerated centres in the world."

OpenACC is a well-established directive-based programming model designed to provide a simple on-ramp to parallel computing on CPUs, GPUs, and other devices. This programming model was created for users by users with usability and best performance in mind. With more than 200 applications having chosen OpenACC, its ever-growing user community enjoys more time available for science and less spent on programming.

"The goal is to produce science, and it's the users who do the science", Jack Wells stated. "So as a user facility, we have to be user focused. OpenACC wants to focus on the features that are most frequently used. Everyone's time is precious, and they want to work on the things that are going to be used. It's a way of focusing the work and focusing the effort."

As vice president, Jack Wells will have significant influence over organizational development and help expand OpenACC adoption within the scientific community.

"I'm excited about the opportunity to continue to make this community more effective", Jack Wells stated. "We're trying to broaden the base of support for this community and the number of people who are actively involved. One goal that I have in joining is to broaden the base of the community that's participating in leadership activities."

Additionally, the organisation announced an OpenACC Annual Meeting hosted by Riken, Japan, as well as upcoming hackathons and bootcamps around the world.

OpenACC.org is a non-profit organisation founded to help scientists and researchers do more science and less programming by providing a high-level directives-based programming model for high-performance computing. The charter of OpenACC.org is to develop and deliver the OpenACC specification and to help educate and support scientists and researchers using or considering using OpenACC directives. The organisation is run by academic and industry members in collaboration with the OpenACC User Community.
Source: Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility - OLCF

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Primeur weekly 2019-07-01

Exascale supercomputing

PASC19: Preparing for "Exascale and Beyond" ...

Crowd computing

Science enthusiasts, researchers, and students benefit from volunteer computing using BOINC@TACC ...

Quantum computing

Researchers teleport information within a diamond ...

D-Wave announces quantum hybrid strategy and general availability of D-Wave Hybrid ...

Focus on Europe

The brain as an inspiration for future processors ...

IT4Innovations will host a EuroHPC petascale system ...

Four public-private projects on Big Data and health have been awarded grants ...

Middleware

WekaIO recognized for innovation with 2019 Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough Award ...

Hardware

Carnegie Mellon University among first to pilot new Perlmutter supercomputer ...

Supermicro introduces industry's first server & storage systems supporting EDSFF - First compact open industry standard for All-Flash NVMe optimized storage ...

InAccel releases world's first FPGA orchestrator ...

InAccel releases open-source Logistic Regression IP core for FPGAs ...

Jack Wells to help strengthen OpenACC User Community ...

Titan, a workhorse supercomputer for the scientific community retires August 1, 2019 ...

K computer remains yokozuna of the Graph500 ranking ...

Applications

AVSimulation and ANSYS speed development of safe autonomous driving for automakers ...

Machine learning reveals how strongly interacting electrons behave at atomic level ...

Researchers use machine learning to more quickly analyze key capacitor materials ...

TOP500

InfiniBand accelerates top three supercomputers in the world; HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand makes debut on TOP500 list ...

The Cloud

New Oracle Autonomous Database Dedicated deployment eliminates roadblocks to moving enterprise databases to the Autonomous Cloud ...

Oracle ushers in new era of analytics ...

Atos enhances AMOS Platform to accelerate enterprise modernization from legacy to Open Source platforms ...