Gartner: The 12 Principles of Organizational Change That Every Leader (March 2nd)
IT - HPC

In the first episode of 2023, Shahin and Doug discuss the recent chip announcements and their implications for HPC. Also covered are industry predictions for the year to come that were featured in the InsideHPC article, An AI-Flavored Set of HPC Predictions for 2023, AI for public use, and a promise to invite Prof. Matsuoka to discuss his recent paper on common myths in HPC.

In the first episode of 2023, Shahin and Doug discuss the recent chip announcements and their implications for HPC. Also covered are industry predictions for the year to come that were featured in the InsideHPC article, An AI-Flavored Set of HPC Predictions for 2023, AI for public use, and a promise to invite Prof. Matsuoka to discuss his recent paper on common myths in HPC.

Because of the increasing number of cyberattacks, security has become an integral element of SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle). Secure software development is a requirement to protect software from cybercriminals and hackers, minimize any vulnerabilities, and maintain users' privacy.

In this post, we'll provide a checklist of the top secure development practices. The leading concepts are that the best developer security practices make security everybody's responsibility and provide a software development environment that's secure from the application's inception to release.

More CPU Cores Isn't Always Better, Especially In HPC
The Next Platform, January 19th, 2023
If a few cores are good, then a lot of cores ought to be better. But when it comes to HPC this isn't always the case, despite what the Top500 ranking - which is stacked with 64-core Epycs - would lead you to believe.

Speaking with executives at Atos and Lenovo's HPC division, it becomes clear that while more cores are nice, it's memory bandwidth, faster I/O, and higher clock speeds that customers are really after.

Yet AMD and Intel have been undeterred in their quest to push core counts ever higher with each subsequent generation. AMD's 'Genoa' Epyc 9004 boasts up to 96 cores and its upcoming 'Bergamo' chips will boost the count to 128. Meanwhile, Intel's 'Sapphire Rapids' Xeon SPs top out at 60.


During the pandemic, artificial intelligence (AI), powered by high-performance computing (HPC), was behind many of the crucial breakthroughs in the battle against COVID-19, from rapidly sequencing the genomes of new virus strains to designing drugs and vaccines.

This combination of HPC and AI is also increasingly driving cutting-edge research, from uncovering treatments for cancer to predicting extreme weather and increasing crop yields in our warming world. When it comes to the big questions facing humanity, HPC computing nodes are powering many new breakthroughs in AI and machine learning (ML). These technologies are already helping to produce real-world results which can save lives.

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