Supercomputing Conference (SC18)

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EDGE is part of the poster presentation Tensor-Optimized Hardware Accelerates Fused Discontinuous Galerkin Simulations at this year’s Supercomputing Conference (SC18) in Dallas, Texas. The poster reception is on Tuesday (11/13/18) from 5:15PM - 7:00PM. Electronic versions of the poster and extended abstract are available from EDGE’s resources.

SC18 poster abstract on EDGE

2018 SCEC Annual Meeting

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September is the month of the SCEC Annual Meeting. Location of the meeting is the middle of the desert: Palm Springs, CA. The meeting is preceded by a day of workshops, where the SCEC Open-Source Software and Data Access Workshop is of particular interest to modeling and simulation. EDGE is part of the poster “Fused Earthquake Simulations on Deep Learning Hardware” (#289), available electronically from

EDGE wins ISC Research Poster Award

Illustration of the Knights Landing and Knights Mill architectures Illustration of Intel Xeon Phi Vector Processing Units (VPUs). Shown is a comparison of the Knights Landing and Knights Mill processors: a symmetric, single-pumped combo VPU is replaced by an asymmetric (single precision biased) VPU which is double-pumped for high efficiencies on the two-issue wide Xeon Phi frontend.

The poster “Deep Learning Hardware Accelerates Fused Discontinuous Galerkin Simulations” won the ISC Research Poster Award in the category “Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning”. With seismic wave propagation in EDGE as the use-case, the work shows that high performance computing should exploit two important aspects of hardware developments in the years to come: a) new hardware features are biased towards improving single and lower precision performance, and b) computational capabilities increase faster than the processors’ memory performance. The award comes with a 300 Euro cash prize and a certificate. Details on the conference’s awards are available from An electronic version of the award-winning poster is available from EDGE’s assets repository.

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