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  • High-Performance Computing 101: HPC and How Engineers Can Use It

    In the world of engineering and design, high-performance computing (HPC) has been used to accomplish complex tasks with ease. This has led to its popularity, but many still struggle with figuring out the proper configurations, how, and when it should be deployed. This struggle is partly due to confusing HPC with traditional supercomputers and the…

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  • How the University of Liverpool Balances HPC and the Cloud

    To support various workloads required in academic research, the University of Liverpool runs an on-premise HPC cluster, designed by Dell EMC and Alces Flight, which offers on-demand public cloud access to Nvidia graphics processing units (GPUs) running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Dell PowerEdge-based HPC cluster is being used by researchers at the university to help them…

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  • Scaling for 5G: From Data Centers to the Edge

    It’s tempting to think of fifth-generation wireless (5G) as just an incremental improvement. 5G is the number that comes after 4G/LTE after all, but the impacts promise to be epic. 5G networks will reach speeds as high 20 Gbits per second, support 1 million devices per square kilometer, and provide 1 msec latency, unleashing the…

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  • What’s New in HPC Research: Tsunamis, Gravitational Lenses, Brain Recognition & More

    In this bimonthly feature, HPCwire highlights newly published research in the high-performance computing community and related domains. From parallel programming to exascale to quantum computing, the details are here. Developing high-performance function as a service for science Modern scientific computing requires a myriad of approaches with various advantages – triggers, accelerators, mobility – suited to specific uses….

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  • Podcast: HPC & AI Convergence Enables AI Workload Innovation

    In this Conversations in the Cloud podcast, Esther Baldwin from Intel describes how the convergence of HPC and AI is driving innovation. On the topic of HPC & AI converged clusters, there’s a perception that if you want to do AI, you must stand up a separate cluster, which Esther notes is not true. Existing HPC…

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  • Sylabs Delivers Singularity Enterprise

    Sylabs this week made generally available Singularity Enterprise, which combines a set of DevOps and security services with an open source Singularity container engine optimized for high-performance applications involving large amounts of data. Company CEO Gregory Kurtzer says Singularity Enterprise makes it easier to keep track of the provenance of all the data within a containerized…

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