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June 2018

SDSC Technology Forum Breakfast: A Distributed, National-Scale Data Caching Platform for Big Data

June 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
SDSC at UC San Diego E-B143, 10100 Hopkins Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
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Download PRESENTATION (large file) Join Professor of Physics and SDSC Distributed High Throughput Computing Lead, Dr. Frank Würthwein, as he discusses a global data federation platform developed for the high energy physics community comprising about 150 petabytes of data worldwide.  This state-of-the-art technology supports moving very large data sets in proximity to high performance computing resources around the world to provide for data analysis using optimal resources.  In an age where big data analytics and cloud computing are being adopted across many industry…

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August 2018

SDSC Summer Institute: HPC and Data Science

August 6, 2018 - August 10, 2018
San Diego Supercomputer Center, Auditorium, 10100 Hopkins Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
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The SDSC Summer Institute is a week-long workshop providing attendees a broad spectrum of introductory-to-intermediate topics in High Performance Computing and Data Science to accelerate their learning process through highly interactive classes with hands-on tutorials on the Comet supercomputer.  The program is aimed at researchers in academia and industry, especially in domains not traditionally engaged in supercomputing, who have problems that cannot typically be solved using local computing resources.  See website for full details.

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September 2018

SDSC Technology Forum Breakfast: The New Era of Data Science

September 27, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
SDSC at UC San Diego E-B143, 10100 Hopkins Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
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Download PRESENTATION (large file) Ilkay Altintas, Chief Data Science Officer, SDSC, Founding Faculty, Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI) at  UC San Diego Our lives as well as any field of science, engineering, business and society are continuously transformed by our ability to collect meaningful data in a systematic fashion and turn that into value.  These needs not only push for new and innovative capabilities in composable data management and analytical methods that can scale in an anytime anywhere fashion, but also require methods to…

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October 2018

SDSC Technology Forum Breakfast: High Performance Data Center Network for Deep Learning and HPC Workloads, GigaIO

October 25, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
SDSC at UC San Diego E-B143, 10100 Hopkins Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
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Download PRESENTATION Join us for a hot cup of coffee and a little breakfast with Alan Benjamin, President and CEO of GigaIO Networks shares how high-performance computing users today are facing a massive increase in the amount of data that is being collected, analyzed and stored. This new reality is driving a splintering of computing into CPUs, GPUs, application specific FPGAs and other specific compute nodes as general-purpose CPUs can no longer handle the load. This splintering is creating new…

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December 2018

SDSC’s Annual Data West Forum: A Forum on Data Discovery and Industry Application

December 5, 2018 - December 6, 2018
La Jolla, CA

In its third year, Data West has developed a reputation for gathering diverse thought leaders, technologists, data scientists and senior general management to address some of industry’s most complex problems. The conference is designed to provoke, further and improve decisions taken in the real world. The hosts for Data West are SDSC’s Center for Large Scale Data Systems (CLDS) and Data Science Hub Business Exchange (DSH BX).

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January 2019

SDSC Technology Forum Breakfast: Blockchain Applications in Research and Industry

January 31, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
SDSC at UC San Diego E-B143, 10100 Hopkins Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
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As a leader in blockchain research SDSC discusses the recently launched BlockLAB and Open Science Chain.  Join us for breakfast to learn more about blockchain and distributed ledger technologies for research and industrial applications beyond cryptocurrencies. Subhashini Sivagnanam, SDSC Researcher & Principal Investigator of the Open Science Chain The National Science Foundation funded Open Science Chain project is developing a cyberinfrastructure solution utilizing distributed ledger technology (consortium blockchain) to address issues related to data integrity and reproducibility in scientific research.…

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February 2019

Technology Forum Breakfast: Emerging File System Technologies for AI and HPC

February 21, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
SDSC at UC San Diego E-B143, 10100 Hopkins Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
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Join us for Breakfast as Dave Hiatt from WekaIO, an SDSC industrial partner, describes the various forms of Flash-based data storage, the challenges of modern workloads including AI, autonomous vehicles, life sciences research, modeling & simulation, and others, and how WekaIO’s flash-based parallel file system technology is attacking the CPU/GPU data starvation problem in these applications. Register now to join us for breakfast, networking, and valuable insights into the evolution of parallel file system and Flash based storage technologies.  There…

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February 2020

SDSC Technology Forum Breakfast: Accelerating AI and Machine Learning Applications with NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA AI Platform

February 27 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
SDSC at UC San Diego E-B143, 10100 Hopkins Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
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PRESENTATION Download 1: SDSC TF Feb2020_ NEC_SX_Aurora_Intro(1) PRESENTATION Download 2: SDSC TF Feb2020_NEC_SX_Aurora_AIML(2) Building on its long history of developing world-class vector supercomputer technology, NEC Corporation has released its SX-Aurora TSUBASA Vector Engine (VE) as a PCIe card for desktop towers, standard & high-density servers and supercomputer racks targeting High Bytes/Flops and efficiency or affordable supercomputing for all applications and users. Join us for breakfast and hear NEC representatives discuss the SX-Aurora technology and how it can accelerate statistical machine…

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May 2020

SDSC Technology Forum: Spinning up a Virtual, World-Class Supercomputer using Cloud Computing

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Webinar (PDT)

PRESENTATION download: HERE  In November 2019, SDSC researchers Frank Wuerthwein and Igor Sfiligoi marshaled the resources of multiple commercial cloud computing providers to assemble a massive virtual supercomputer to solve a real world, multi-messenger astronomy computing problem. The computing run over a weekend utilized almost 52,000 graphics computing units (GPUs) to achieve computational scale rivaling the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Bring your own coffee (BYOC) and join us to hear about this achievement and what it portends for the…

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June 2020

SDSC Technology Forum: Reconfigurable Dataflow Systems for Accelerating Machine Learning and HPC

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Webinar (PDT)

Webinar with SambaNova Systems In many applications, traditional software development is being replaced by machine learning generated models resulting in accuracy improvements and deployment advantages. This fundamental shift in how we develop software, referred to as Software 2.0, has provided dramatic improvements in application quality and ease of deployment. Additionally, these developments are enabling a new architectural approach where the applications “program” the hardware to provide optimal data flow, efficiency and performance. This talk will describe a full-stack design approach…

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