ISC 2020 Keynote: Hope for the Future, Praise for Fugaku and HPC’s Pandemic Response

In stark contrast to past years Thomas Sterling’s ISC20 keynote today struck a more somber note with the COVID-19 pandemic as the central character in Sterling’s annual review of worldwide tr

By John Russell

Hoefler’s Whirlwind ISC20 Virtual Tour of ML Trends in 9 Slides

The ISC20 experience this year via livestreaming and pre-recordings is interesting and perhaps a bit odd. That said presenters’ efforts to condense their comments makes for economic use of your

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Intel Launches Stratix 10 NX FPGAs Targeting AI Workloads

Intel today introduced its first AI-optimized FPGA – the Stratix 10 NX – which features expanded AI Tensor blocks (30 multipliers and 30 accumulators), integrated HBM memory, and high bandwid

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HPC in Life Sciences 2020 Part 2: Setting the Stage for AI’s Opening Act

The rise of AI – machine and deep learning – in life sciences has stirred the same excitement and same ‘fits-and-starts’ reality as elsewhere. Today, AI is mostly used in two areas: 1) em

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HPC in Life Sciences 2020 Part 1: Rise of AMD, Data Management’s Wild West, More 

May 20, 2020

Given the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the massive enlistment of major HPC resources to fight the pandemic, it is especially appropriate to re Read more…

By John Russell

Exascale: Cleaner-burning Gasoline Engines, Cities Powered by Wind, Nuclear Reactors That Fit on a Tabletop

May 18, 2020

When the US Department of Energy (DOE) boots up the world’s first generation of exascale supercomputers next year, researchers hope to find some of the most e Read more…

By Matt Lakin, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Intel, UPenn Launch Massive Multi-center AI Effort to Refine Brain Cancer Models

May 11, 2020

Intel and the University of Pennsylvania today announced a collaboration involving 29 international medical centers to train models to recognize brain tumors. The project is part of the Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and will use ‘federated learning architecture’ to mine relevant data while maintaining... Read more…

By John Russell

ML and Good Luck Take Swipe at COVID-19

April 30, 2020

Not surprisingly the scramble to find treatments for COVID-19 is making productive use of AI. This week Fernanda Foertter, formerly of Nvidia and now a consult Read more…

By John Russell

IBM Quantum Celebrates Milestone with a Contest to Pump Up Momentum

April 29, 2020

Four years ago IBM made the first quantum computer available via the cloud. It was the start of what remains a rather astounding initiative that has only gotten stronger. Today IBM’s quantum network has around 250,000 users, a fleet of 18 cloud-based quantum systems, more than 100 clients for its IBM Q Network, and IBM has begun a legitimate... Read more…

By John Russell

Quantum Bits: Intel Turns up the Heat; NSF, IBM, AWS, M’soft Collaborate; Q-CTRL Takes in Cash

April 15, 2020

Intel today reported (Nature) successful control a ‘silicon spin’ qubit at 100 degrees Kelvin – that’s a relatively balmy departure from the frigid mill Read more…

By John Russell

ECP Milestone Report Details Progress and Directions

April 1, 2020

The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) milestone report issued last week presents a good snapshot of progress in preparing applications for exascale computing. Th Read more…

By John Russell

Q&A Part Two: ORNL’s Pooser on Progress in Quantum Communication

March 30, 2020

Quantum computing seems to get more than its fair share of attention compared to quantum communication. That’s despite the fact that quantum networking may be Read more…

By John Russell

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Terabytes: Image Generators in Life Sciences

Next-generation imaging technologies are producing a wealth of rich data to advance Life Sciences research. Artificial intelligence and machine learning can help researchers quickly derive insights from such data. However, many organizations do not have the infrastructures to handle the combination of enormous imaging data volumes and demanding analysis compute requirements.

What’s needed is an infrastructure that supports mixed genomic analysis and image analysis workloads. This paper discusses the new compute and storage demands for Cryogenic Electron Microscopy (CryoEM) and Lattice Light Sheet Microscopy (LLS) image analysis pipelines and the need for an easy to manage data storage foundation that delivers high performance in a reliable, scalable, and adaptable way.

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The Convergence of HPC and AI

In this webinar, Martijn de Vries, CTO at Bright Computing and Robert Stober, Director of Product Management at Bright Computing, discuss the convergence of HPC and AI in the context of current industry trends and practices being used by organizations. They will discuss and demonstrate the convergence of HPC and AI on a shared infrastructure using Bright auto-scaler to enable efficient use of compute resources based on workload demand and policies, and also cover how to extend HPC/A.I. infrastructure to edge locations. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable insight into innovative ways HPC and AI are being used together today.

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Popular AI Use Cases

In this SpotlightON we take a look at the fast-expanding world of AI use cases. In some sense it’s harder to identify what won’t be a potential use case for AI. Today, finance, internet commerce, healthcare, energy discovery and management, and IoT applications are all hot beds of AI development and deployment. Many more will follow. Learn how your work day and business may benefit from these experiences.

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