Supercomputing 2018: AI-enabled HPC

By | 2 minute read | November 1, 2018

IBM Mainframe

It’s that time of year: Supercomputing 2018 is upon us! Thousands of attendees will flock to the beautiful city of Dallas, Texas, home to good food and southern charm. They say everything is bigger in Texas, and this year IBM’s presence is big and AI’s role in HPC is even bigger. The IBM booth will focus on the convergence of HPC and AI, and there is a lot to show. Because you can easily get caught up in the dozens of sessions we’re participating in, booth demos, Expo floor presentations and all of the surrounding activity at SC18, we are boiling the massive agenda into the five things you can’t afford to miss!

Register for a seminar in our briefing center

Join IBM and partner experts for a wide selection of customized single client briefings, thought-provoking client seminars and engaging user groups to experience the next leap forward in HPC and AI technologies. Learn about how the lines between HPC and AI are blurring. See the agenda and register here.

See how easy it is to port and optimize GPU-accelerated applications on IBM Power Systems

Kick off your SC18 experience with a tutorial on the IBM POWER CPU architecture that is already being used by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for GPU-accelerated workloads. Join us Monday, November 12 between 8:30AM and 5PM CST in room C145.

Experience the world’s most powerful supercomputer

Last year we had the infinity mirror, but this year we have our very own replica Summit rack! Stop by IBM Booth 3433 and get up and close with IBM Summit, the supercomputer powering Oak Ridge National Labs. Speak with experts in our booth to learn about how Summit will help solve some of the world’s toughest problems and learn about how the technology in Summit can be made available to enterprises.

Don’t forget to look at the IBM Power System AC922–the accelerated POWER9-based system that is at the heart of this AI-enabled supercomputer.

Discover deep learning with IBM PowerAI

While you’re at the IBM booth, learn about how IBM is making deep learning more accessible and the benefits of AI more obtainable for your business. Check out a demo of PowerAI Enterprise and PowerAI Vision enterprise-grade solutions designed to support a range of AI needs.

Get a fast ride in a supercar

Stop by the IBM booth for your ticket to a super-fast ride. See how organizations can get to insights faster and unleash performance with IBM Power Systems by smashing PCIe Gen 3 bottlenecks with more I/O and lower latency. Now experience FAST for yourself in a supercar, and don’t forget to get a picture!

Be sure to stop by IBM Booth #3433 on the Expo floor to learn about other great activities and share your conference experience with us by tagging #IBMSC18 on social media. See you in Dallas!