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13:55 Supercomputer Astronomy: The Next Generation

The supercomputer Cray XC50, nicknamed NS-05 "ATERUI II" started operation on June 1, 2018. With a theoretical peak performance of 3.087 petaflops, ATERUI II is the world's fastest supercomputer for astrophysical simulations. ATERUI Ⅱsimulates a wide range of astronomical phenomena inaccessible to observational astronomy, allowing us to boldly go where no one has gone before, from the birth of the universe itself to the interior of a dying star.

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07:48 CS A faster hafnian formula for complex matrices and its benchmarking on the Titan supercomputer. (arXiv:1805.12498v1 [cs.DS])

We introduce new and simple algorithms for the calculation of the number of perfect matchings of complex weighted, undirected graphs with and without loops. Our compact formulas for the hafnian and loop hafnian of $n \times n $ complex matrices run in $O(n^3 2^{n/2})$ time, are embarrassingly parallelizable and, to the best of our knowledge, are the fastest exact algorithms to compute these quantities. Despite our highly optimized algorithm, numerical benchmarks on the Titan supercomputer with matrices up to size $56 \times 56$ indicate that one would require the 288,000 CPUs of this machine for about a month and a half to compute the hafnian of a $100 \times 100$ matrix.

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11:34 Supercomputers Provide New Window Into the Life and Death of a Neutron

Berkeley Lab-led research team simulates sliver of the universe to tackle subatomic-scale physics problem. Experiments that measure the

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21:43 Supercomputers provide new window into the life and death of a neutron

Scientists have enlisted powerful supercomputers to calculate a quantity known as the 'nucleon axial coupling' -- which is central to our understanding of a neutron's lifetime -- with an unprecedented precision. Their method offers a clear path to further improvements that may help to resolve the experimental discrepancy.

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14:06 CNBC technology The chief of IBM’s supercomputer unit likes Elon Musk but ‘hates’ A.I. scaremongering

IBM's David Kenny suggested that artificial intelligence doomsday warnings from the likes of Tesla CEO Elon Musk were overblown.

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13:55 CNBC top news The chief of IBM’s supercomputer unit likes Elon Musk but ‘hates’ A.I. scaremongering

IBM's David Kenny suggested that artificial intelligence doomsday warnings from the likes of Tesla CEO Elon Musk were overblown.

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18:19 Supercomputers and space-based laser to help predict extreme weather events

From droughts and forest fires to floods and big freezes, extreme weather events are on the rise. But to what extent are these linked to climate change? Just months before the world's first wind monitoring satellite enters orbit, scientists have finalised a climate model with exceptional resolution, and the new tools will help identify how climate change impacts weather-related natural disasters like storm surges, hurricanes and heatwaves.

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17:08 Researchers Have Discovered a New Material Perfect for Supercomputers

Even if the general public doesn’t always realize it, teams of experts are consistently researching ways to make

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11:50 CS Use Cases of Computational Reproducibility for Scientific Workflows at Exascale. (arXiv:1805.00967v1 [cs.DC])

We propose an approach for improved reproducibility that includes capturing and relating provenance characteristics and performance metrics, in a hybrid queriable system, the ProvEn server. The system capabilities are illustrated on two use cases: scientific reproducibility of results in the ACME climate simulations and performance reproducibility in molecular dynamics workflows on HPC computing platforms.

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05:33 CS SAGE: Percipient Storage for Exascale Data Centric Computing. (arXiv:1805.00556v1 [cs.DC])

We aim to implement a Big Data/Extreme Computing (BDEC) capable system infrastructure as we head towards the era of Exascale computing - termed SAGE (Percipient StorAGe for Exascale Data Centric Computing). The SAGE system will be capable of storing and processing immense volumes of data at the Exascale regime, and provide the capability for Exascale class applications to use such a storage infrastructure. SAGE addresses the increasing overlaps between Big Data Analysis and HPC in an era of next-generation data centric computing that has developed due to the proliferation of massive data sources, such as large, dispersed scientific instruments and sensors, whose data needs to be processed, analyzed and integrated into simulations to derive scientific and innovative insights. Indeed, Exascale I/O, as a problem that has not been sufficiently dealt with for simulation codes, is appropriately addressed by the SAGE platform. The objective of this paper is to discuss the software

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09:25 Supercomputer Simulations Reveal New “Achilles heel” in Dengue Virus

By stretching the amount of time proteins can be simulated in their natural state of wiggling and gyrating,

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08:15 CS Challenges Towards Deploying Data Intensive Scientific Applications on Extreme Heterogeneity Supercomputers. (arXiv:1804.09738v1 [cs.DC])

Shrinking transistors, which powered the advancement of computing in the past half century, has stalled due to power wall; now extreme heterogeneity is promised to be the next driving force to feed the needs of ever-increasingly diverse scientific domains. To unlock the potentials of such supercomputers, we identify eight potential challenges in three categories: First, one needs fast data movement since extreme heterogeneity will inevitably complicate the communication circuits -- thus hampering the data movement. Second, we need to intelligently schedule suitable hardware for corresponding applications/stages. Third, we have to lower the programming complexity in order to encourage the adoption of heterogeneous computing.

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08:20 New exascale system for earth simulation

A new earth modeling system unveiled today will have weather-scale resolution and use advanced computers to simulate aspects

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09:11 Supercomputers yield sharper view of Yellowstone’s magma

UO researchers, using the power of supercomputer modeling, have delivered focus to fuzzy views of previously published seismic

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17:24 Cray and AMD EPYC join forces for new supercomputer product line

AMD EPYC 7000 processors get a home inside Cray's new CS500 cluster systems.

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17:13 ​Supercomputing: This project plans one of the world's largest Arm-based supercomputer deployments

A new installation across three UK-based clusters will run a total of 12,000 Arm cores.

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10:59 ​CSIRO to establish government supercomputer panel

While the Digital Transformation Agency looks to overhaul the Australian government's panel procurement process, the CSIRO is moving to establish a panel of vendors to offer scientific compute, data hardware, and related services.

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17:45 Satellites, supercomputers, and machine learning provide real-time crop type data

Corn and soybean fields look similar from space -- at least they used to. But now, scientists have proven a new technique for distinguishing the two crops using satellite data and the processing power of supercomputers.

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21:57 Satellites, supercomputers, and machine learning provide real-time crop type data

Corn and soybean fields look similar from space - at least they used to. But now, scientists have proven a new technique for distinguishing the two crops using satellite data and the processing power of supercomputers.

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16:11 Supercomputer simulations shed light on the heliospheric interface

"Three-dimensional Features of the Outer Heliosphere Due to Coupling between the Interstellar and Heliospheric Magnetic Field. V. The Bow Wave, Heliospheric Boundary Layer, Instabilities, and Magnetic Reconnection" originally appeared this past August in the Astrophysical Journal, a publication of the American Astronomical Society. But the paper, whose co-authors include two researchers at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), has recently received renewed attention thanks to its unique insights into physical phenomena occurring at the heliospheric interface.

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10:49 CNBC top news How IBM's game show winning supercomputer is solving problems before they occur

Advances in technology are transforming the way businesses operate.

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23:44 Researchers use supercomputers to estimate radiation risks for low Earth orbits

Alongside the well-known hazards of space—freezing temperatures, crushing pressures, isolation—astronauts also face risks from radiation, which can cause illness or injure organs.

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20:07 Forbes Nvidia's Project Clara Medical Imaging Supercomputer Will Speed Up Detection Of Deadly Diseases

Will be used to help reduce radiation exposure, improve image quality and produce images in real time.

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22:29 Medical imaging at the 'speed of light': Nvidia's Clara supercomputer

Nvidia CEO and founder Jensen Huang said science needs super-charged computers, so that's why his company is building them.

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16:14 Supercomputer simulation opens prospects for obtaining ultra-dense electron-positron plasmas

Physicists from the Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology and computer scientists from Lobachevsky University have developed a new software tool called PICADOR for numerical modeling of laser plasmas on modern supercomputers.

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00:00 A Game Changer: Metagenomic Clustering Powered by Supercomputers

Did you know that the tools used for analyzing relationships between social network users or ranking web pages

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21:33 A game changer: Metagenomic clustering powered by supercomputers

Researchers took one of the most popular clustering approaches in modern biology -- Markov Clustering algorithm -- and modified it to run efficiently and at scale on supercomputers. Their algorithm achieved a previously impossible feat: clustering a 70 million node and 68 billion edge biological network in hours.

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06:31 Gizmag Google's new quantum processor could soon outperform classic supercomputers

With the quantum computing race heating up between Google, IBM and Intel, it feels like we're hurtling towards quantum supremacy, that milestone when a quantum computer outperforms a classical one for the first time. Bringing us ever closer, Google has now unveiled Bristlecone, a new quantum computer chip with the record-setting power of 72 quantum bits (qubits). .. Continue Reading Google's new quantum processor could soon outperform classic supercomputers Category: Computers Tags: Computers Data Google Processor Quantum Computing Qubit Related Articles: Homegrown Chinese supercomputer claims world number one ranking HP unleashes "The Machine" memory-centric supercomputer prototype Qualcomm tightens focus with new SnapDragon Wear 1100 processor IBM

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16:08 Google's ​quantum computing breakthrough: Our new chip might soon outperform a supercomputer

New Bristlecone processor could deliver 'quantum supremacy' over traditional computing, researchers hope.

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04:55 News-Medical.Net Scientists find algorithm for brain simulations on exascale systems

An international group of researchers has made a decisive step towards creating the technology to achieve simulations of brain-scale networks on future supercomputers of the exascale class.

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18:38 Lenovo gives a boost to the Canadian supercomputer Niagara

One of the world's most powerful supercomputers will get more than three petaflops of processing power and 12 petabytes of storage from Lenovo technology.

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15:52 Supercomputer model reveals how sticky tape makes graphene

Scientists at UCL have explained for the first time the mystery of why adhesive tape is so useful for graphene production.

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11:33 Supercomputers aid discovery of new, inexpensive material to make LEDs with high color quality

A team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has used data mining and computational

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19:53 AI Supercomputers Already Run Your Life And Are Highly Likely To Destroy Humans

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11:31 Russian Nuclear Center engineers arrested for using supercomputers to mine cryptocurrency

The temptation to cash in on cryptocurrency may have been too much to resist.

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23:30 Russia arrests several scientists working at a top-secret nuclear warhead facility for 'using its supercomputers to mine bitcoins'

Russian security services have arrested several engineers at a top-secret nuclear warhead facility for using its supercomputers to mine bitcoins. The suspects were busted using computers at The Federal Nuclear Centre in Sarov, western Russia, to mine crypto-currencies, local media reports.

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12:42 GM revs up diesel combustion modeling on Titan supercomputer

Running more detailed chemistry models on GPUs, researchers improve predictions for nitrogen oxides Most car owners in the

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23:02 Russian nuclear weapons engineers caught ­­­­minting blockchange with supercomputer

Russia's Interfax News Agency reports that engineers at the All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics (RFNC-VNIIEF)—the Russian Federation Nuclear Center facility where scientists designed the Soviet Union's first nuclear bomb—have been arrested for mining cryptocurrency with "office computing resources," according to a spokesperson for the Institute. "There has been an unsanctioned attempt to use computer facilities for private purposes including so-called mining," said Tatyana Zalesskaya, head of the Institute's press service. Zalesskaya did not say how many people were detained, and the Federal Security Service (FSB) has not issued a statement on the arrests or criminal charges pending. But reports indicate that the group was caught trying to harness the lab's supercomputer to mine cryptocurrency.

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19:26 SingularityHub.Com What Global Challenges Will We Solve With Exascale Supercomputers?

Though nearly seventy percent of Earth’s surface is comprised of water, only three percent is considered fresh and drinkable—and most of that striking minority is trapped in glaciers or polar ice caps. Juxtapose the dearth of natural drinking water with the disquieting realization that nearly a billion people still lack unfettered access to clean water, […]

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23:39 Racing to match China s growing computer power, U.S. outlines design for exascale computer

Almost completed Summit supercomputer will put U.S. back on top—for now

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09:52 The universe out of the supercomputer

Astrophysicists from Heidelberg, Garching, and the USA present the thus far largest and most detailed calculations of the

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03:28 Defence purchases AU$3.9m pilot supercomputer from HPE

The pilot high-performance computer is the first step in further investment, a department spokesperson told ZDNet.

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22:31 Brain-Like Micro Chip the Size of Fingernail Could Replace Supercomputers

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09:42 CS Mistral Supercomputer Job History Analysis. (arXiv:1801.07624v1 [cs.DC])

In this technical report, we show insights and results of operational data analysis from petascale supercomputer Mistral, which is ranked as 42nd most powerful in the world as of January 2018. Data sources include hardware monitoring data, job scheduler history, topology, and hardware information. We explore job state sequences, spatial distribution, and electric power patterns.

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15:25 Most powerful Dutch supercomputer boosts new radio telescope

Every day, thousands of enormous explosions go off in the sky: so-called Fast Radio Bursts. To better understand the flashes and the gigantic energies behind them, ASTRON—the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, an NWO institute—recently installed new high-speed cameras on the radio telescope in Westerbork, the Netherlands. These cameras have just received new brains: the most powerful supercomputer in the Netherlands.

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The EU says it is "behind" when it comes to supercomputers, and plans to invest $1.2 billion in at least four of the machines. The move is seen as an effort to play catch-up with countries including China and the US. In a European Commission press release on Thursday, the Commission's Vice President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip said the EU is "lagging behind" when it comes to supercomputers. "We do not have any supercomputers in the world's top ten," he said. To fix that problem, the commission plans to use €1 billion ($1.2 billion) of public funding to invest in at least four supercomputers by 2020. Of that amount, $589 million will come from the EU. A similar amount will come from individual member states and "associated countries" that sign up for the project. "Private members of the initiative would also add in-kind contributions," the release states. Two of the supercomputers will be "world-class pre-exascale supercomputing machines," capable of at least

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17:51 ORNL’s Titan Supercomputer Used to Accelerate Design, Training of Deep Learning Networks

A team of researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has married artificial intelligence and high-performance computing to achieve a peak speed of 20 petaflops in...

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16:11 EU unveils supercomputer plan to rival China

The EU unveiled plans Thursday to raise one billion euros to build superfast computers that catch up with China and others to boost Europe's economy, make medical advances and fight hacking.

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10:57 Buckeye Pi: the most powerful student-built supercomputer made from Raspberry Pis

“We’re geeks, and we’re motivated.” That’s how Amin Amooie, a doctoral student in earth sciences at The Ohio State University, explained

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10:56 Physics Warp-X: a new exascale computing platform for beam-plasma simulations. (arXiv:1801.02568v1 [physics.acc-ph])

Turning the current experimental plasma accelerator state-of-the-art from a promising technology into mainstream scientific tools depends critically on high-performance, high-fidelity modeling of complex processes that develop over a wide range of space and time scales. As part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Project, a team from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in collaboration with teams from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, is developing a new plasma accelerator simulation tool that will harness the power of future exascale supercomputers for high-performance modeling of plasma accelerators. We present the various components of the codes such as the new Particle-In-Cell Scalable Application Resource (PICSAR) and the redesigned adaptive mesh refinement library AMReX, which are combined with redesigned elements of the Warp code, in the new WarpX software. The code structure, status, early examples of

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05:42 News-Medical.Net Supercomputers help scientists to devise cancer models for predicting individual treatment outcomes

Attempts to eradicate cancer are often compared to a "moonshot" -- the successful effort that sent the first astronauts to the moon.

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21:12 Supercomputers help researchers design cancer models and predict treatments outcomes based on patient-specific condition

Attempts to eradicate cancer are often compared to a "moonshot"—the successful effort that sent the first astronauts to the moon.

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19:41 SingularityHub.Com AI Uses Titan Supercomputer to Create Deep Neural Nets in Less Than a Day

You don’t have to dig too deeply into the archive of dystopian science fiction to uncover the horror that intelligent machines might unleash. The Matrix and The Terminator are probably the most well-known examples of self-replicating, intelligent machines attempting to enslave or destroy humanity in the process of building a brave new digital world. The prospect of […]

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08:30 CS The L-CSC cluster: greenest supercomputer in the world in Green500 list of November 2014. (arXiv:1712.09431v1 [cs.PF])

The L-CSC (Lattice Computer for Scientific Computing) is a general purpose compute cluster built of commodity hardware installed at GSI. Its main operational purpose is Lattice QCD (LQCD) calculations for physics simulations. Quantum Chromo Dynamics (QCD) is the physical theory describing the strong force, one of the four known fundamental interactions in the universe. L-CSC leverages a multi-GPU design accommodating the huge demand of LQCD for memory bandwidth. In recent years, heterogeneous clusters with accelerators such as GPUs have become more and more powerful while supercomputers in general have shown enormous increases in power consumption making electricity costs and cooling a significant factor in the total cost of ownership. Using mainly GPUs for processing, L-CSC is very power efficient, and its architecture was optimized to provide the greatest possible power efficiency. This paper presents the cluster design as well as optimizations to improve the power efficiency. It

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08:30 CS Scaling GRPC Tensorflow on 512 nodes of Cori Supercomputer. (arXiv:1712.09388v1 [cs.DC])

We explore scaling of the standard distributed Tensorflow with GRPC primitives on up to 512 Intel Xeon Phi (KNL) nodes of Cori supercomputer with synchronous stochastic gradient descent (SGD), and identify causes of scaling inefficiency at higher node counts. To our knowledge, this is the first exploration of distributed GRPC Tensorflow scalability on a HPC supercomputer at such large scale with synchronous SGD. We studied scaling of two convolution neural networks - ResNet-50, a state-of-the-art deep network for classification with roughly 25.5 million parameters, and HEP-CNN, a shallow topology with less than 1 million parameters for common scientific usages. For ResNet-50, we achieve >80% scaling efficiency on up to 128 workers, using 32 parameter servers (PS tasks) with a steep decline down to 23% for 512 workers using 64 PS tasks. Our analysis of the efficiency drop points to low network bandwidth utilization due to combined effect of three factors. (a) Heterogeneous distributed

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10:15 XSEDE supercomputer allocations on Stampede1 and Comet help sample protein folding in bone regeneration study

Some secrets to repair our skeletons might be found in the silky webs of spiders, according to recent experiments guided by supercomputers. Scientists involved say their results will help understand the details of osteoregeneration, or how bones regenerate.

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07:16 Forbes We Were All Born With A Supercomputer In Our Heads -- Here's How To Fully Utilize It

No matter your age, background, career or level of education, you can still make your brain work faster.

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10:15 NCI scores Raijin replacement and aims for top 25 supercomputer

National Computer Infrastructure at the Australian National University has picked up AU$70 million for an upgraded supercomputer.

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05:52 News-Medical.Net Exascale supercomputers may discover new, cheaper drugs in future

Can you imagine a future where an exascale computer discovers new drugs faster, cheaper and with lower failure rates than today?

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17:57 Forbes How Supercomputers Will Help To Accelerate The Emerging Energy Economy

Humanity is making great progress with cheaper and cleaner renewable technologies. We are about to get a significant boost from supercomputers that can calculate at a quadrillion calls per second and will help us find better molecules for the things we make.

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05:15 Artificial intelligence and supercomputers to help alleviate urban traffic problems

Researchers have developed a tool that uses artificial intelligence to recognize objects in raw traffic camera footage and characterize how those objects move and interact. This information can then be analyzed and queried by traffic engineers and officials to improve the safety and performance of the city's transportation network.

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00:04 Artificial intelligence and supercomputers to help alleviate urban traffic problems

Look above the traffic light at a busy intersection in your city and you will probably see a camera. These devices may have been installed to monitor traffic conditions and provide visuals in the case of a collision. But can they do more? Can they help planners optimize traffic flow or identify sites that are most likely to have accidents? And can they do so without requiring individuals to slog through hours of footage?

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19:55 Google Supercomputer Creates Its Own ‘AI CHILD’

The tech giant’s computer-made system known as NASNet is able to identify objects, such as people and cars, in photos and videos. According to studies, the Google “brain” can pick out these objects with a 82.7% accuracy rate – something the company says is better than any man-made AI system.

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14:14 Physics MILC Code Performance on High End CPU and GPU Supercomputer Clusters. (arXiv:1712.00143v1 [hep-lat])

With recent developments in parallel supercomputing architecture, many core, multi-core, and GPU processors are now commonplace, resulting in more levels of parallelism, memory hierarchy, and programming complexity. It has been necessary to adapt the MILC code to these new processors starting with NVIDIA GPUs, and more recently, the Intel Xeon Phi processors. We report on our efforts to port and optimize our code for the Intel Knights Landing architecture. We consider performance of the MILC code with MPI and OpenMP, and optimizations with QOPQDP and QPhiX. For the latter approach, we concentrate on the staggered conjugate gradient and gauge force. We also consider performance on recent NVIDIA GPUs using the QUDA library.

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14:14 CS Cosmological Simulations in Exascale Era. (arXiv:1712.00252v1 [astro-ph.IM])

The architecture of Exascale computing facilities, which involves millions of heterogeneous processing units, will deeply impact on scientific applications. Future astrophysical HPC applications must be designed to make such computing systems exploitable. The ExaNeSt H2020 EU-funded project aims to design and develop an exascale ready prototype based on low-energy-consumption ARM64 cores and FPGA accelerators. We participate to the design of the platform and to the validation of the prototype with cosmological N-body and hydrodynamical codes suited to perform large-scale, high-resolution numerical simulations of cosmic structures formation and evolution. We discuss our activities on astrophysical applications to take advantage of the underlying architecture.

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18:11 Raspberry Pi supercomputer: Los Alamos to use 10,000 tiny boards to test software

Los Alamos National Lab finds its answer to 'exascale' software development in the tiny Raspberry Pi.

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16:18 Algorithm leverages Titan supercomputer to create high-performing deep neural networks

Deep neural networks—a form of artificial intelligence—have demonstrated mastery of tasks once thought uniquely human. Their triumphs have ranged from identifying animals in images, to recognizing human speech, to winning complex strategy games, among other successes.

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00:39 750 Raspberry Pis Turned Into Supercomputer for Los Alamos National Laboratory

A new project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s High Performance Computing Division seeks to make supercomputers more accessible with a little help from some Raspberry Pi clusters. The post 750 Raspberry Pis Turned Into Supercomputer for Los Alamos National Laboratory appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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20:19 Linguistics team using Ohio Supercomputer Center to translate lesser-known languages

Off the top of your head, how many languages can you name? Ten? Twenty? More?

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09:30 Siting Sierra: Lawrence Livermore’s newest and fastest supercomputer is taking shape

Work is moving fast and furious in the Livermore Computing Complex at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where

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18:53 Nvidia Unveils Major Volta Upgrade to its SaturnV Supercomputer

Nvidia has made a massive upgrade to its own supercomputer, the SaturnV, courtesy of the Volta V100 GPU. The post Nvidia Unveils Major Volta Upgrade to its SaturnV Supercomputer appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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16:35 Supercomputer simulates dynamic magnetic fields of Jupiter, Earth, Sun

As the Juno space probe approached Jupiter in June last year, researchers with the Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics' Dynamo Working Group were starting to run simulations of the giant planet's magnetic field on one of the world's fastest computers. While the timing was coincidental, the supercomputer modeling should help scientists interpret the data from Juno, and vice versa.

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02:40 Popular Science Meet the world's most powerful supercomputers

Technology This is how these machines work, and why they're important. Twice a year, an organization called the TOP500 publishes a list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. Here's what it means.

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00:10 ​Linux totally dominates supercomputers

It finally happened. Today, all 500 of the world's top 500 supercomputers are running Linux.

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19:56 China overtakes US in TOP500 list of world's fastest supercomputers

According to the TOP500 list, China is beating the US in total number of ranked systems and in aggregate performance.

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19:45 Cray ARMs its Supercomputers for War, HPC Workloads

The venerable supercomputer manufacturer announced it's partnering with Cavium to build supercomputers featuring the ThunderX2 CPU. The post Cray ARMs its Supercomputers for War, HPC Workloads appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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18:42 Now China outguns US in top supercomputer showdown

China already had the world's fastest supercomputer, but now it's crowding out the US in the top 500.

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18:13 Intel Kills Knights Hill, Will Launch Xeon Phi Architecture for Exascale Computing

Intel has canceled its upcoming 10nm Knights Hill Xeon Phi solution without announcing a replacement. The post Intel Kills Knights Hill, Will Launch Xeon Phi Architecture for Exascale Computing appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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14:17 China maintains reign over world supercomputer rankings: survey

China now has more high-performance supercomputers than ever before, again besting the United States in global rankings, a supercomputer tracking organisation said.

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11:29 Intel отказывается от планов по выпуску нового поколения ускорителей Xeon Phi в пользу совершенно новой платформы для Exascale computing

Компания Intel опубликовала пресс-релиз, посвящённый её планам касательно сегмента Exascale computing. Этим термином обозначаются суперкомпьютеры с производительностью свыше 1 exaFLOPS. Если верить документу, первая такая система должна появиться в Китае ещё к 2020 году. Затем подобные суперкомпьютеры появится в США и Европе. Для сравнения, на данный момент самым производительным суперкомпьютером является Sunway TaihuLight с показателем «всего» 93 PFLOPS или 0,093 exaFLOPS. Причём он почти втрое опережает своего ближайшего конкурента. Также Intel упомянула, что в рамках инициативы по развитию данного направления компания отказывается от выпуска в будущем ускорителей Xeon Phi поколения Knights Hill. Формально они были представлены ещё в 2014 году, но появиться должны были бы в 2018 или 2019. Это 10-нанометровые решения, которые планировались, как смена

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23:32 Two Different Top500 Supercomputing Benchmarks Show Two Different Top Supercomputers

In the new TOP500 Supercomputer Rankings, who’s number one depends on which benchmark you use

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20:35 Diagnosing supercomputer problems

A team of computer scientists and engineers from Sandia National Laboratories and Boston University recently received a prestigious award at the International Supercomputing conference for their paper on automatically diagnosing problems in supercomputers.

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18:22 IBM shares updates on DOE's Summit supercomputer

With expectations that it will be the world's fastest and most powerful supercomputer, Summit is expected to be completed in early 2018.

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12:44 CS Statistical considerations on limitations of supercomputers. (arXiv:1710.08951v1 [cs.DC])

Supercomputer building is a many sceene, many authors game, comprising a lot of different technologies, manufacturers and ideas. Checking data available in the public database in a systematic way, some general tendencies and limitations can be concluded, both for the past and the future. The feasibility of building exa-scale computers as well as their limitations and utilization are also discussed. The statistical considerations provide a strong support for the conclusions.

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02:25 NCI doubles supercomputer throughput with Power

Australia's national research computing service has reported a doubling of performance since integrating IBM's Power Systems with existing x86 architecture.

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21:14 Supercomputers help scientists improve seismic forecasts for California

Researchers have used the Stampede1 and 2 supercomputers to complete one of the world's largest earthquake simulation models: The Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast (UCERF3). The simulations showed that in the week following a magnitude 7.0 earthquake, the likelihood of another magnitude 7.0 quake in California would be up to 300 times greater than the week before.

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03:50 Azure cloud adds Cray supercomputers for high performance workloads

The world of cloud computing is currently dominated by Amazon Web Services (AWS) which has left Google's Cloud Platform and Microsoft's Azure service playing catch up. In an effort to ...

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17:20 Microsoft Azure customers now can run workloads on Cray supercomputers

Microsoft and Cray are teaming to give Azure customers with data-intentsive HPC, AI workloads access to Cray supercomputers running in select Microsoft datacenters.

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16:13 Using supercomputers to delve into the building blocks of matter

Nuclear physicists are known for their atom-smashing explorations of the building blocks of visible matter. At the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a particle collider at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Europe's CERN laboratory, they steer atomic nuclei into head-on collisions to learn about the subtle interactions of the quarks and gluons within.

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13:10 Supercomputer simulation of chaotic circuits

It's really surprising that many simple electronic circuits built of just a few components behave chaotically, in an extremely complicated, practically unpredictable manner. Physicists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow have discovered, examined and described dozens of new, unusual circuits of this type. What is especially interesting is that one of the circuits generates voltage pulses very similar to those produced by neurons, only it does so a thousand times faster.

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20:08 AlphaGo Zero: Google DeepMind supercomputer learns 3,000 years of human knowlege in 40 days

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20:51 Researchers and supercomputers help interpret the latest LIGO findings

Astrophysicist Chris Fryer was enjoying an evening with friends on August 25, 2017, when he got the news of a gravitational-wave detection by LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory. The event appeared to be a merger of two neutron stars—a specialty for the Los Alamos National Laboratory team of astrophysicists that Fryer leads. As the distant cosmic cataclysm unfolded, fresh observational data was pouring in from the observation—only the fifth published since the observatory began operating almost two years ago.

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14:41 Exascale and the city

Walk around any city neighborhood and chances are it looks nothing like it did 20 years ago. Thanks to growing urbanization, cities globally are rapidly expanding and accounting for more of our world's population, gross domestic product and greenhouse gases.

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11:19 Exascale in motion on earthquake risks

Assessing large magnitude (greater than 6 on the Richter scale) earthquake hazards on a regional (up to 100

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09:51 Assessing Regional Earthquake Risk and Hazards in the Age of Exascale

With emerging exascale supercomputers, researchers will soon be able to accurately simulate the ground motions of regional earthquakes

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08:57 Exploring the Exotic World of Quarks and Gluons at the Dawn of the Exascale

Jefferson Lab leads development of next-generation software to benefit nuclear physics computation As nuclear physicists delve ever deeper

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02:15 Met Office supercomputer would not have missed The Great Storm of 1987

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04:13 Fujitsu to provide AIST with supercomputer for AI applications

Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology will be using its new supercomputer system to accelerate R&D in areas such as artificial intelligence.

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16:17 Nvidia's latest AI supercomputer aims to put self-driving robotaxis on the road

Nvidia has announced a new AI supercomputer with enough processing power for fully autonomous (Level 5) driving, which means it's everything a car maker needs to power a driverless vehicle ...

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15:05 Gizmag Nvidia's latest AI supercomputer aims to put self-driving robotaxis on the road

Nvidia has announced a new AI supercomputer with enough processing power for fully autonomous (Level 5) driving, which means it's everything a car maker needs to power a driverless vehicle all by itself. The Drive PX Pegasus packs in four AI processors in total, yet only takes up a space the size of a licence plate. .. Continue Reading Nvidia's latest AI supercomputer aims to put self-driving robotaxis on the road Category: Computers Tags: Autonomous Autonomy Level-5 NVIDIA Self-Driving Related Articles: Nvidia's Drive PX 2 is the world's first in-car AI supercomputer Delphi and Mobileye target turn-key self-driving system by 2019 Ultrafast camera to improve vision of self-driving cars and drones Jaguar Land Rover readies its Autonomous Urban Drive for public roads

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