Intel® HPC Developer Conference 2018

Sessions

Computing for the Endless Frontier

Learn about Frontera, a supercomputer at Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), which is powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors. It is the first major high-performance computing (HPC) system to deploy the Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory technology for a range of HPC and AI uses. Anticipated early projects on Frontera include analyses of particle collisions from the Large Hadron Collider, global climate modeling, improved hurricane forecasting, and multi-messenger astronomy.

Dan Stanzione, executive director, TACC at The University of Texas at Austin


The Quest for the Highest Performance—Supporting Science with SuperMUC-NG

The next generation of supercomputing has arrived at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) with SuperMUC-NG. Learn how LRZ scientists and researchers are using a supercomputer driven by Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and optimizing the system for power and storage.

Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre


Performance and Productivity in the Big Data Era

At the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), HPC and AI converge and advance with Intel® technologies. Explore how technologies, trends, and performance optimizations are applied to applications such as CosmoFlow using TensorFlow* to help us better understand the universe.

Prabhat, director, Big Data Center at NERSC


Fast Simulation with Generative Adversarial Networks

This talk presents an approach based on generative adversarial networks (GANs) to train them over multiple nodes using TensorFlow* deep learning framework with Uber Engineering Horovod communication library. Preliminary results on scaling of training time demonstrate how HPC centers could be used to globally optimize AI-based models to meet a growing community need.

Dr. Sofia Vallecorsa, openlab staff, CERN


Our Journey…Accelerating

This talk highlights the innovations needed at the infrastructure, compute, and programming level to realize the “fourth paradigm.” See how Intel’s unmatched data-centric compute platform, as well as innovations in memory and storage technologies, enable the capabilities needed to meet current and future demands in the convergence of HPC and AI. Uncover performance results across a range of HPC and AI benchmarks and real applications on the recently announced Cascade Lake advanced performance processor including the design win at North-German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN).

Dr. Rajeeb Hazra, corporate vice president and general manager, Enterprise & Government Group, Intel Corporation