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Primeur weekly 2019-07-22

Focus

EuroHPC Research and Innovation calls open July 25 with a total budget of 95 million euro ...

Quantum computing

Limitation exposed in promising quantum computing material ...

Bristol awarded GBP 8,4 million to strengthen quantum research programmes ...

Researchers build transistor-like gate for quantum information processing - with qudits ...

Fujitsu harnesses Quantum-inspired Digital Annealer technology to optimize output efficiency in power generation for renewable energy devices ...

Quantum photonics by serendipity ...

Focus on Europe

Hungary joins Italian pre-exascale EuroHPC consortium ...

Middleware

SUSE joins the iRODS Consortium ...

Hardware

NSF awards $10 million to SDSC to deploy 'Expanse' supercomputer ...

GRC announces licensing agreement with Nihon Form Services to tailor GRC's data centre immersion cooling technology for the Japanese market ...

High Performance Computing (HPC) arrives at the Edge of Space ...

Arm Flexible Access gives chip designers the freedom to experiment and test before they invest ...

Supermicro brings unprecedented performance and configurability to the intelligent edge for new security, 5G, and AI solutions ...

SwiftStack joins NVIDIA Partner Network ...

Intel and SAP broaden their technology partnership to power enterprises' digital transformation ...

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center to host Bridges-2 supercomputers at Next Tier Connect ...

Applications

HPC4Energy Innovation Programme announces first awards for public/private partnerships ...

Atos orchestrates AURAGEN's genomic sequencing calculation solution ...

Who's using Argonne's user facilities? ...

Predicting material properties with quantum Monte Carlo ...

NERSC hosts first 'GPUs for Science' Workshop ...

First Corones Award goes to NERSC computer scientist ...

HPC4Manufacturing project aims at improving thin-film processes used in LED lights ...

Dirty bomb simulator prepares responders ...

LHC experiments present new results on rare Higgs phenomena at 2019 EPS-HEP conference ...

RIT professor honoured with Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers ...

A graphene superconductor that plays more than one tune ...

The Cloud

Atos becomes a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP) ...

NERSC hosts first 'GPUs for Science' Workshop


Day 1 featured more than 20 presentations on programming models, performance portability, data analytics, and a variety of application/use cases, including the superfacility model, bioinformatics, and machine learning.
12 Jul 2019 Berkeley - More than 300 people from multiple national laboratories, academia, and industry attended the inaugural "GPUs for Science" workshop at Berkeley Lab, held July 2-3, 2019.

When Perlmutter, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center's (NERSC) next supercomputer, arrives in 2020, researchers computing at NERSC will need to be prepared to use GPUs for their simulation, data processing, and machine learning workloads. Toward this end, this event - which was the idea of, and conducted by, a group of NERSC postdoctoral fellows - was designed to facilitate the transition to GPU systems by giving attendees the motivation, tools, and expertise needed to make this change.

"This event was really the brainchild of the NERSC postdocs", stated Jack Deslippe, acting lead for NERSC's Application Performance Group. "A lot of the excitement around GPUs for science is coming from some of the staff who are newest at NERSC. They are really driving this."

Day 1 featured more than 20 presentations on programming models, performance portability, data analytics, and a variety of application/use cases, including the superfacility model, bioinformatics, and machine learning.

"The general feedback we got was that the workshop was very helpful", stated Yunsong Wang, a postdoc in NERSC's NESAP for Data group who helped organize the event, along with fellow NESAP postdocs Laurie Stephey and Rahul Gayatri and former NESAP postdoc Jonathan Madsen, who is now an application performance specialist at NERSC. "Most of the attendees were domain scientists new to GPUs, so the Day 1 presentations were really useful to them."

Day 2 continued with lightning talks on Python, ptychography, AMReX, WarpX, and BerkeleyGW; several tutorials, including a hands-on tutorial by NVIDIA engineer Max Katz on GPU profiling; and a hacking competition using the GPUs on NERSC's Cori system.

"At present, there are 18 nodes integrated into Cori that each have 8 GPUs, so we have a total of 144 GPUs", Jack Deslippe stated. "This is a resource that NERSC is using to work with application teams in preparation for the upcoming Perlmutter system."

Toward this end, NERSC plans to hold a number of GPU training events, hackathons, and competitions over the next few years, he added. "One of the big motivations is to begin to energize our community around GPU science and the upcoming system.”

Indeed, energy was abundant throughout the recent workshop. “It was exciting to see the enthusiasm of the attendees,” Stephey said. “Hackathon participants stayed late and were competing right up to the very end to win the contest."

Slides for many of the presentations from the workshop can be found on the GPUs for Science web page.
Source: National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center - NERSC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-07-22

Focus

EuroHPC Research and Innovation calls open July 25 with a total budget of 95 million euro ...

Quantum computing

Limitation exposed in promising quantum computing material ...

Bristol awarded GBP 8,4 million to strengthen quantum research programmes ...

Researchers build transistor-like gate for quantum information processing - with qudits ...

Fujitsu harnesses Quantum-inspired Digital Annealer technology to optimize output efficiency in power generation for renewable energy devices ...

Quantum photonics by serendipity ...

Focus on Europe

Hungary joins Italian pre-exascale EuroHPC consortium ...

Middleware

SUSE joins the iRODS Consortium ...

Hardware

NSF awards $10 million to SDSC to deploy 'Expanse' supercomputer ...

GRC announces licensing agreement with Nihon Form Services to tailor GRC's data centre immersion cooling technology for the Japanese market ...

High Performance Computing (HPC) arrives at the Edge of Space ...

Arm Flexible Access gives chip designers the freedom to experiment and test before they invest ...

Supermicro brings unprecedented performance and configurability to the intelligent edge for new security, 5G, and AI solutions ...

SwiftStack joins NVIDIA Partner Network ...

Intel and SAP broaden their technology partnership to power enterprises' digital transformation ...

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center to host Bridges-2 supercomputers at Next Tier Connect ...

Applications

HPC4Energy Innovation Programme announces first awards for public/private partnerships ...

Atos orchestrates AURAGEN's genomic sequencing calculation solution ...

Who's using Argonne's user facilities? ...

Predicting material properties with quantum Monte Carlo ...

NERSC hosts first 'GPUs for Science' Workshop ...

First Corones Award goes to NERSC computer scientist ...

HPC4Manufacturing project aims at improving thin-film processes used in LED lights ...

Dirty bomb simulator prepares responders ...

LHC experiments present new results on rare Higgs phenomena at 2019 EPS-HEP conference ...

RIT professor honoured with Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers ...

A graphene superconductor that plays more than one tune ...

The Cloud

Atos becomes a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP) ...