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Primeur weekly 2016-11-21

Exascale supercomputing

Brookhaven Lab to lead and partner on DOE exascale computing projects ...

Quantum computing

World's fastest quantum simulator operating at the atomic level ...

Tracking the flow of quantum information ...

Tyndall technology lights the way for quantum computing ...

New attacks on location-based quantum cryptography ...

Focus on Europe

Fall 2016 edition of the e-IRG newsletter available ...

Fujitsu in joint intercontinental data centre coordination field trial using cold data storage ...

Asetek announces first installation using InRackCDU technology ...

Middleware

Altair PBS Cloud is Altair's latest technology to further HPC appliance solutions ...

Intel HPC Orchestrator to include PBS Pro for workload management ...

Altair expands the availability of PBS Professional ...

Adaptive Computing launches new Reporting & Analytics solution ...

Adaptive Computing opens up platform of products ...

Adaptive Computing improves ease-of-use & cost efficiency in Moab HPC Suite 9.1 release ...

Hardware

PGI accelerator compilers for POWER architecture enable easy on-ramp to GPU acceleration with POWER8 and NIVIDA NVLink ...

Liquid silicon: Computer chips could bridge the gap between computation and storage ...

Cray expands customer base for Cray Urika-GX system and previews upcoming software release ...

Fujitsu develops analysis technology to improve communication performance of virtual networks ...

Applications

NVIDIA teams with National Cancer Institute, U.S. Department of Energy to create AI platform for accelerating cancer research ...

Supercomputer simulations help develop new approach to fight antibiotic resistance ...

Earlham Institute receives supercomputing award for wheat research ...

Chinese research team that employs high performance computing to understand weather patterns wins 2016 ACM Gordon Bell Prize ...

Cray systems power deep learning in supercomputing at scale ...

IBM and Topcoder bring Watson to more than one million developers ...

IBM Watson Health and Broad Institute launch major research initiative to study why cancers become drug resistant ...

Julia for Astronomy: Parallel computing with Julia on NERSC supercomputer increases speed of image analysis 225x ...

Julia Computing and IBM present Julia for Deep Learning at SC16 ...

TOP500

Jefferson Lab's newest cluster makes TOP500 list of fastest supercomputers ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise/SGI Cheyenne and Pleiades systems named on TOP500 list ...

The Cloud

Fujitsu and SUSE expand strategic alliance to develop and support open source products ...

IBM closes acquisition of Sanovi Technologies ...

Tencent Cloud joins IBM and Mellanox to break data sorting world records ...

PGI accelerator compilers for POWER architecture enable easy on-ramp to GPU acceleration with POWER8 and NIVIDA NVLink


14 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City - NVIDIA has made available the PGI Accelerator Fortran, C and C++ compiler suite, including support for OpenACC directives-based parallel programming, for computer systems based on POWER CPUs, including IBM OpenPOWER LC servers that combine POWER8 CPUs with NVIDIA NVLink interconnect technology with NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators.

With this latest release, PGI users can easily build and maintain large production HPC applications using the same source code, compiler options and build scripts on either multicore Linux/x86 or Linux/POWER CPUs, with or without GPU accelerators. This allows HPC developers to more effectively take advantage of and use multiple system architectures with support from optimizing compilers designed to deliver performance portability of applications across systems and an easy on-ramp to GPU programming.

"This release marks a milestone in our efforts to provide HPC developers with a means to port applications across all major CPU and accelerator platforms with uniformly high performance using a common source code base", stated Douglas Miles, director of PGI Compilers and Tools at NVIDIA. "This capability is critical now that heterogeneous parallel computing platforms have become the norm, and as accelerated HPC system architectures continue to evolve complex memory hierarchies that in many cases must be managed either by the programmer or by a compiler."

In addition to Fortran 2003, C11 and C++14 language features, the new PGI compilers for OpenPOWER include PGI's CPU and accelerator technologies and optimizations, including OpenMP 3.1, OpenACC 2.5 and CUDA Fortran. PGI Accelerator for POWER also includes the PGPROF CPU+GPU performance profiler, a key component that enables performance analysis and optimization of accelerator-enabled applications. The PGI Accelerator compilers and tools for POWER are included with all PGI products for Linux systems, including the new no-cost PGI Community Edition.

"Easier programming methodologies like OpenMP and OpenACC are critical for the widespread adoption of GPU-accelerated systems", stated Sumit Gupta, vice president of High Performance Computing and Data Analytics at IBM. "The new PGI compilers take advantage of the high-speed NVIDIA NVLink connection between the POWER8 CPU and the Pascal-based Tesla P100 GPU accelerators, along with the page migration engine, to make it much easier to accelerate and enhance performance of high performance computing and data analytics workloads."

Key benefits of PGI compilers for OpenPOWER include:

  • Performance portability across CPU and CPU+GPU architectures 

  • Use a single source code base across x86 and OpenPOWER processor-based systems 

  • Support for OpenACC and CUDA Fortran on NVIDIA Tesla GPUs 

  • Support for new POWER8 CPU-based systems with NVIDIA NVLink and NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPUs

The PGI compiler suite for OpenPOWER is among the available tools Oak Ridge National Laboratory will use to build and run large HPC applications on x86 CPUs, OpenPOWER CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs using the same source code base.

"Porting HPC applications from one platform to another is a significant and challenging effort in the adoption of new hardware technologies", stated Tjerk Straatsma, Scientific Computing Group Leader at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. "Architectural and performance portability like this is critical to our application developers and users as we move from existing CPU-only and GPU-enabled applications on machines like Titan to DOE's upcoming major systems including the Summit system we’re installing at ORNL."

Source: NVIDIA

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Primeur weekly 2016-11-21

Exascale supercomputing

Brookhaven Lab to lead and partner on DOE exascale computing projects ...

Quantum computing

World's fastest quantum simulator operating at the atomic level ...

Tracking the flow of quantum information ...

Tyndall technology lights the way for quantum computing ...

New attacks on location-based quantum cryptography ...

Focus on Europe

Fall 2016 edition of the e-IRG newsletter available ...

Fujitsu in joint intercontinental data centre coordination field trial using cold data storage ...

Asetek announces first installation using InRackCDU technology ...

Middleware

Altair PBS Cloud is Altair's latest technology to further HPC appliance solutions ...

Intel HPC Orchestrator to include PBS Pro for workload management ...

Altair expands the availability of PBS Professional ...

Adaptive Computing launches new Reporting & Analytics solution ...

Adaptive Computing opens up platform of products ...

Adaptive Computing improves ease-of-use & cost efficiency in Moab HPC Suite 9.1 release ...

Hardware

PGI accelerator compilers for POWER architecture enable easy on-ramp to GPU acceleration with POWER8 and NIVIDA NVLink ...

Liquid silicon: Computer chips could bridge the gap between computation and storage ...

Cray expands customer base for Cray Urika-GX system and previews upcoming software release ...

Fujitsu develops analysis technology to improve communication performance of virtual networks ...

Applications

NVIDIA teams with National Cancer Institute, U.S. Department of Energy to create AI platform for accelerating cancer research ...

Supercomputer simulations help develop new approach to fight antibiotic resistance ...

Earlham Institute receives supercomputing award for wheat research ...

Chinese research team that employs high performance computing to understand weather patterns wins 2016 ACM Gordon Bell Prize ...

Cray systems power deep learning in supercomputing at scale ...

IBM and Topcoder bring Watson to more than one million developers ...

IBM Watson Health and Broad Institute launch major research initiative to study why cancers become drug resistant ...

Julia for Astronomy: Parallel computing with Julia on NERSC supercomputer increases speed of image analysis 225x ...

Julia Computing and IBM present Julia for Deep Learning at SC16 ...

TOP500

Jefferson Lab's newest cluster makes TOP500 list of fastest supercomputers ...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise/SGI Cheyenne and Pleiades systems named on TOP500 list ...

The Cloud

Fujitsu and SUSE expand strategic alliance to develop and support open source products ...

IBM closes acquisition of Sanovi Technologies ...

Tencent Cloud joins IBM and Mellanox to break data sorting world records ...