December 2017

 

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  Supercomputing Speeds Up Deep Learning Training

Two-dimensional embedding of images from the ImageNet database, extracted by a convolutional neural network using Caffe. [Credit: Andrej Karpathy]

 
 

Supercomputing Speeds Up Deep Learning Training

Researchers from TACC, UC Berkeley and UC Davis used Stampede2 to complete a 100-epoch ImageNet deep neural network training in 11 minutes — the fastest time recorded to date — proving the effectiveness of advanced computing for deep learning. Given TACC's large user base, this capability will have a major impact across all fields of science in years to come.

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  TACC Key Partner in Dell Medical School's Data Science Initiative for Women's Health

Kelly Gaither, TACC's Director of Visualization and Associate Professor at the Dell Medical School

 

TACC Key Partner in Dell Medical School's Data Science Initiative for Women's Health

TACC announced a new partnership with the Dell Medical School's Women's Health research team to be spearheaded by TACC Visualization Director Kelly Gaither. Gaither, who joins the medical school as an associate professor, will help develop an innovative, data-driven infrastructure for the medical school that will include data collections, data mining, machine learning, and computational and statistical modeling.

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  TACC Tech Shines at SC17

Robert McLay presents a talk in the TACC booth on XALT, a tool that allows supercomputer support staff to collect information about the libraries and executables that end-users access.

 

TACC Tech Shines at SC17

At the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC17) in Denver, TACC showcased its world-class systems, services and staff. The recently-upgraded Stampede2 was named the #12 fastest supercomputer in the world (and the fastest at any U.S. university), and TACC took home an HPCwire Reader's Choice Award for Best Use of HPC in Energy. TACC also led the Advanced Computing for Social Change Institute for diverse Colorado college students and steered the Texas Longcats team to a solid performance in the Student Cluster Competition. Check out some of the highlights from the conference on our Facebook gallery.

 
 
     
 
 
  Star-Spangled Industry Successes

Check out a list of accomplishments from 10 years of the STAR program.

 

Star-Spangled Industry Successes

TACC's Science & Technology Affiliates for Research (STAR) program began over a decade ago and has grown to 25 partners from a wide range of industries, including energy, engineering, computing and aerospace. Hear how STAR members learn from TACC staff and explore some of the program's successes.

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  TACC Presents at United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization

TACC's Maria Esteva (right) at the recent UNESCO regional workshop in Bogota, Colombia.

 

TACC Presents at UNESCO Workshop

TACC Digital Archivist Maria Esteva attended the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) regional workshop in Bogota, Colombia, to discuss recommendations to advance digital preservation in Latin America and the Caribbean. She presented work done at TACC in data curation, preservation and cyberinfrastructure and served as a signatory on the Acta de Bogota, which provides UNESCO member states and officers with a vast array of strategies to advance digital preservation in government, academia, and institutions.

 
 
     
 
 
  TACC: A Holistic Approach to Making Cyberinfrastructure Accessible

TACC's E&O Group: (left to right) Dawn Hunter, Rosalia Gomez, Joon-Yee Chuah

TACC: A Holistic Approach to Making Cyberinfrastructure Accessible

TACC's Education and Outreach (E&O) group focuses on broadening participation and accessibility in advanced computing through a holistic and relationship-centered approach, which includes searching for students who are historically underrepresented in STEM. Recruitment and engagement strategies for summer programs, conference workshops, classroom activities and community events are driven by considerations that look at the student as a whole person.

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  TACC Welcomes Julia Looney and Matthew Edeker

Julia Looney and Matthew Edeker, recent TACC hires.

TACC Welcomes Julia Looney and Matthew Edeker

Julia Looney (BS, Computer Science) joins TACC's Advanced Computing Interfaces Group from UT main campus. Julia will be working on various Python cloud services including our web security and Jupyter offerings. Matthew Edeker (BA, English) also joins TACC's Technology Infrastructure Group from a software company in Iowa where he worked at the helpdesk for a company that developed software for drug studies. Matthew will be working to maintain more than 15 systems in the data center while also helping TACC's more than 150 staff members with their IT needs.

  #WeAreHPC

TACC shows its support for Women in HPC.

#WeAreHPC

To ensure the high-performance computing sector is inclusive and welcoming to all communities, Women in HPC launched an online campaign in November asking organizations to flood social media with the many faces of HPC and our supportive allies. TACC was excited to support the effort and show off our diverse staff.

 
 
     
 
 
 

 

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