Thursday, June 22, 2017

The State of Lustre from ISC 2017



In this RichReport podcast from the German Autobahn, Brent Gorda gives us a Lustre update from ISC 2017 in Frankfurt.
On the latest Top500 list, Lustre leads the pack with 9 systems in the Top 10.
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After that, Brent describes his new role at CEO quest, where he will coach startup CEOs across the globe that lead companies involved in Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & High-Performance Computing. Gorda brings 30 years of leadership, entrepreneurship, and expertise in technology to his new role.
I am delighted that Brent is joining our CEO Quest team. He’s widely regarded as a world-class authority in the big data space, and he’s a proven entrepreneur and leader,” said Tom Mohr, founder and CEO of CEO Quest. “He has a stellar track record in building great companies that boast impressive cultures and unsurpassed employee loyalty. That’s precisely the experience we look for in a CEO Quest Managing Director.”
Gorda comes to CEO Quest from Intel Corporation, where he was General Manager for the High-Performance Data Division. Intel acquired Whamcloud, the company Gorda founded and led as CEO, in 2012. Previously, he led advanced technology projects at Lawrence Livermore Labs and led the technical computing community in the transition from vector to parallel computing and then again to massively parallel computing. Gorda is a frequent keynote speaker in big data and high-performance computing circles and has been on the leading edge of developments in this space for the last several decades.

“It’s a real privilege to join the CEO Quest family,” said Gorda. “I know first-hand how challenging it is to create and scale technology companies in a startup world. I am passionate about new technology and diverse business models, and look forward to mentoring CEOs on their journey to build successful, forward-leaning businesses. CEO Quest brings to this endeavor a unique, research-based approach to the startup process.”

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Intel Omni-Path Rocks the TOP500

In this podcast from ISC 2017 in Frankfurt, the Radio Free HPC team sits down with Scott Misage from Intel to learn why Intel Omni-Path has gained momentum on the TOP500.
"Intel Omni-Path Architecture delivers the performance for tomorrow’s high performance computing workloads and the ability to scale to tens of thousands of nodes—and eventually more—at a price competitive with today’s fabrics. The Intel OPA 100 Series product line is an end-to-end solution of PCIe* adapters, silicon, switches, cables, and management software. As the successor to Intel® True Scale Fabric, this optimized HPC fabric is built upon a combination of enhanced IP and Intel technology."

The TOP500 project ranks and details the 500 most powerful non-distributed computer systems in the world. The project was started in 1993 and publishes an updated list of the supercomputers twice a year. The first of these updates always coincides with the International Supercomputing Conference in June, and the second is presented at the ACM/IEEE Supercomputing Conference in November. The project provides a reliable basis for tracking and detecting trends in high-performance computing and bases rankings on HPL, a portable implementation of the high-performance LINPACK benchmark written in Fortran for distributed-memory computers.

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Running Down the TOP500

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the latest TOP500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers. It's Day 1 here at the ISC 2017 conference, and we'll be keeping you posted on all the news as the show goes June 18-22 in Frankfurt, Germany.

 After that, we do our Catch of the Week:
  • Student Cluster Competition Update: The student team from NUDT in China has Visa troubles, so they will not be able to participate this week in Frankfurt. That reduces the field to 11 international teams.
  • What's up with the Aurora supercomputer that was supposed to come to Argonne next year? Rich has the scoop.
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Day-by-Day ISC 2017 Preview Show

In this podcast, Rich gives us a day-by-day preview of the upcoming ISC 2017 conference. The event takes place June 18-22 in Frankfurt, Germany.
"ISC High Performance focuses on HPC technological development and its application in scientific fields, as well as its adoption in commercial environments. In 2017 we offer you 13 fascinating HPC topics grouped under three categories: systems, applications, and emerging topics. All topics will be addressed in different power-packed sessions. The ISC tutorials, workshops and the exhibition will complement these sessions."

Friday, June 16
  • HP-CAST is the high performance user group meeting for HPE customers and partners. Over 300 attendees are expected for the two-day meeting, which you can read about here on insideHPC.
Saturday, June 17
  • The Student Cluster Competition teams begins their system buildout at the Frankfurt Messe. An exhibitor pass is required for entry to the hall.
  • HP-CAST Day 2 has a focus on partner sessions.
Sunday, June 18
Monday, June 19
Tuesday, June 20
  • Exhibits 10-6
  • DDN User Group, 12:30pm - 5:00pm at the Movenpick Hotel
Wednesday, June 21
  • Exhibits 10-6
  • Student Cluster Awards Ceremony
Thursday, June 22
  • Workshops all day at the Marriott
  • Women in HPC Workshop 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Dell HPC Community meeting, 8:00am - 3:00pm. The Dell EMC HPC Community event will feature keynote presentations by HPC experts and a networking breakfast to discuss best practices in the use of Dell EMC HPC Systems.
  • Rich heads out for Motorcycle tour of the Alps
Monday, June 26-28
After that, we do our Catch of the Week:
  • Dan interviews Carolyn Posti from Redline on the topic of HPC Benchmarking
  • Rich buys an Antminer S7 for mining Bitcoins
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Monday, June 5, 2017

A Quick Tour of the SuperNAP Datacenter in Las Vegas

In this Radio Free HPC podcast, Rich gives us the lowdown on his recent tour of the SuperNAP datacenter in Las Vegas. Run by Switch, the campus has over up to 2.4 million sqft of Tier IV Gold data center space with 315 Megawatts of datacenter capacity.

"Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Switch is built on the intelligent and sustainable growth of the Internet. Its Founder and CEO, Rob Roy, developed more than 260 patent and patent-pending claims covering data center designs that manifested into their world-renowned data centers and their technology solution ecosystems."

After that, we do our Catch of the Week.

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