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Primeur weekly 2019-11-04

Focus

European Processor Initiative to develop Common Platform for general purpose microprocessor and accelerators for exascale machines and automotive industry ...

Video registration of the presentation "The UK Exascale Project" by Mark Parsons at the HPC User Forum in Edinburgh ...

Exascale supercomputing

Cray introduces ClusterStor E1000 storage to fuel converged workloads of the Exascale Era ...

Quantum computing

ColdQuanta Awarded $2.8M from the U.S. Government to Advance its Quantum Core Technology ...

Focus on Europe

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing supports German student team in the SC19 Student Cluster Competition ...

Joris van Eijnatten appointed director of Netherlands eScience Center ...

Eni announces plans for a new supercomputer at the Green Data Center ...

European Processor Initiative to present its first year of activities ...

Hardware

Powerful new supercomputer supports campus research in physical sciences ...

BittWare and Achronix Announce Strategic Collaboration and Introduction of Enterprise-class PCIe Accelerator Product Featuring 7nm Speedster7t FPGA ...

Pavilion Achieves VMware Ready Status for Its Hyperparallel Flash Array ...

Mellanox delivers record revenue for the third quarter of 2019 ...

Supermicro delivers performance boost to high-density, entry-level, and embedded servers with the new Intel Xeon E-2200 processors ...

Atos enhances scientific research at the University of the Balearic Islands with its BullSequana X supercomputer ...

Applications

Barcelona Supercomputing Center to collaborate in an ESA project for the provision of Generative Artificial Intelligence in space domain ...

Supercomputer analyzes web traffic across entire internet ...

Energy Department announces $4 million for High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation  ...

Marvell joins Green Computing Consortium ...

Predictive Science Inc. researchers use SDSC's Comet supercomputer for flu forecasting models ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center to collaborate in an ESA project for the provision of Generative Artificial Intelligence in space domain


31 Oct 2019 Barcelona - The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) will investigate the use of Generative Artificial Intelligence for generating and augmenting synthetic datasets for remote sensing applications in space domain. BSC together with its Italian partners AIKO S.r.l and the National Research Council - Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate are the members of the consortium of the DeepLIM project, funded by the European Space Agency (ESA)

The Computer Architecture and Operating System (CAOS) group is in charge of this project at BSC and will provide the centre's emerging technologies and HPC infrastructure including POWER9 processors and NVIDIA V100 GPUs for conducting the activities of this project.

Training deep learning models, due to the nature of the problem, is very computation-intensive. As a consequence, deep learning workloads have been shown to be an excellent fit for accelerators such as GPUs included in the MareNostrum P9 Cluster of Emerging Technologies.

BSC will help with the performance optimizations of deep learning libraries which will result in a faster and more energy-efficient training and inference. By performing a thorough analysis of the main deep learning libraries, BSC researchers will identify the performance bottlenecks and most time-consuming functions and by optimizing them for specific architectures - e.g., GPU or CPU, both training and inference processes can be done in a more efficient way.

Deep learning approaches are the primary solution in many domains and recently, they are being used in critical domains such as space.

DeepLIM project has two main objectives. First, understanding, developing and exploiting the use of Generative Artificial Intelligence to improve and augment datasets acquired via observation campaigns, or generated by computationally-intensive models. Second, improving the state-of-the-art models that are in use to perform Inversion Modelling with the use of Deep Learning algorithms. In particular, an improvement in data acquisition campaign for simulation and algorithm development and cost reduction due to the lower amount of real data required for inversion models training is expected.
Source: Barcelona Supercomputing Center - BSC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-11-04

Focus

European Processor Initiative to develop Common Platform for general purpose microprocessor and accelerators for exascale machines and automotive industry ...

Video registration of the presentation "The UK Exascale Project" by Mark Parsons at the HPC User Forum in Edinburgh ...

Exascale supercomputing

Cray introduces ClusterStor E1000 storage to fuel converged workloads of the Exascale Era ...

Quantum computing

ColdQuanta Awarded $2.8M from the U.S. Government to Advance its Quantum Core Technology ...

Focus on Europe

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing supports German student team in the SC19 Student Cluster Competition ...

Joris van Eijnatten appointed director of Netherlands eScience Center ...

Eni announces plans for a new supercomputer at the Green Data Center ...

European Processor Initiative to present its first year of activities ...

Hardware

Powerful new supercomputer supports campus research in physical sciences ...

BittWare and Achronix Announce Strategic Collaboration and Introduction of Enterprise-class PCIe Accelerator Product Featuring 7nm Speedster7t FPGA ...

Pavilion Achieves VMware Ready Status for Its Hyperparallel Flash Array ...

Mellanox delivers record revenue for the third quarter of 2019 ...

Supermicro delivers performance boost to high-density, entry-level, and embedded servers with the new Intel Xeon E-2200 processors ...

Atos enhances scientific research at the University of the Balearic Islands with its BullSequana X supercomputer ...

Applications

Barcelona Supercomputing Center to collaborate in an ESA project for the provision of Generative Artificial Intelligence in space domain ...

Supercomputer analyzes web traffic across entire internet ...

Energy Department announces $4 million for High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation  ...

Marvell joins Green Computing Consortium ...

Predictive Science Inc. researchers use SDSC's Comet supercomputer for flu forecasting models ...