oneAPI DevSummit at ISC 2022

The Event Website can be found here. OneAPI DevSummit ISC 2022

Join us for this year’s all-remote technical conference to see the growing momentum of oneAPI and learn about how the community is using oneAPI on various platforms such as ARM, NVIDIA, Intel and more for HPC and AI workloads.This year offers a full day of hands-on tutorials, tech talks, and workshops spanning all things high-performance computing and AI: hardware, oneAPI software tools, best-practice techniques, and more to advance and deploy next-generation innovations that scale across platforms.

What you’ll get:

  • Fresh new content from industry-leading experts—SiPearl, Argonne, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Durham University, and more.
  • Topics covering cross-architecture computing, SYCL programming challenges and opportunities, AI analytics, and Exascale.
  • Advance insight about the latest advancements shaping the future of high-performance computing.
  • A deep dive into cross-architecture software development—tech talks, how-to’s, and hands-on training sessions

Date: 27th May 2022

Time: 9am to 6:30pm CET

Register

Compiling GCC 12.1.0 on Rocky Linux 8.5

Step 1: Download the following prerequisites applications libraries from https://gcc.gnu.org/pub/gcc/infrastructure/

  1. gmp-6.2.1
  2. mpfr-4.1.0
  3. mpc-1.2.1

Step 1. Install gmp-6.2.1

% bunzip2 gmp-6.2.1.tar.bz2
% tar -xvf gmp-6.2.1.tar
% cd gmp-6.2.1
% ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/gmp-6.2.1
% make 
% make install

Step 2: Install mpfr-4.1.0 (requires gmp-6.2.1 as prerequisites)

% bunzip2 mpfr-4.1.0.tar.bz
% tar -xvf mpfr-4.1.0.tar
% cd mpfr-4.1.0/
% ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/mpfr-4.1.0 --with-gmp=/usr/local/gmp-6.2.1/
% make
% make install

Step 3: Install mpc-1.2.1 (requires gmp-6.2.1 and mpfr-4.1.0)

% tar -zxvf mpc-1.2.1.tar.gz
% cd mpc-1.2.1/
% ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/mpc-1.2.1 -with-gmp=/usr/local/gmp-6.2.1 --with-mpfr=/usr/local/mpfr-4.1.0
% make
% make install

Step 4: Install isl-0.24 (requires gmp-6.2.1 as prerequisites)

% bunzip2 isl-0.24.tar.bz2
% tar -xvf isl-0.24.tar
% cd isl-0.24
% ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/isl-0.24 --with-gmp-prefix=/usr/local/gmp-6.2.1/
% make
% make install

Configure and Build GCC

% git clone git://gcc.gnu.org/git/gcc.git
% cd gcc
% mkdir build-gcc
% cd build-gcc
% ../configure --prefix=/usr/local/gcc-12.1 --enable-bootstrap --enable-languages=c,c++,fortran,lto --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix --enable-checking=release --enable-multilib --with-system-zlib --enable-__cxa_atexit --disable-libunwind-exceptions --enable-gnu-unique-object --enable-linker-build-id --with-gcc-major-version-only --with-linker-hash-style=gnu --enable-plugin --enable-initfini-array --disable-libmpx --enable-offload-targets=nvptx-none --without-cuda-driver --enable-gnu-indirect-function --enable-cet --with-tune=generic --with-arch_32=x86-64 --build=x86_64-redhat-linux --with-static-standard-libraries --with-gmp=/usr/local/gmp-6.2.1 --with-mpc=/usr/local/mpc-1.2.1 --with-mpfr=/usr/local/mpfr-4.1.0 --with-isl=/usr/local/isl-0.24 --with-isl-lib=/usr/local/isl-0.24/lib --with-isl-include=/usr/local/isl-0.24/include

You may encounter issues like

/usr/local/software/gcc/build-gcc/./gcc/cc1: error while loading shared libraries: libisl.so.23: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

An alternative way is to let GCC do the download for you….. Retracing the steps

% git clone git://gcc.gnu.org/git/gcc.git
% cd gcc
% contrib/download_prerequisites
% mkdir build-gcc
% cd build-gcc
% ../configure --prefix=/usr/local/gcc-12.1 --enable-bootstrap --enable-languages=c,c++,fortran,lto --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix --enable-checking=release --enable-multilib --with-system-zlib --enable-__cxa_atexit --disable-libunwind-exceptions --enable-gnu-unique-object --enable-linker-build-id --with-gcc-major-version-only --with-linker-hash-style=gnu --enable-plugin --enable-initfini-array --disable-libmpx --enable-offload-targets=nvptx-none --without-cuda-driver --enable-gnu-indirect-function --enable-cet --with-tune=generic --with-arch_32=x86-64 --build=x86_64-redhat-linux --with-static-standard-libraries

If you encounter any errors during make such as

/usr/include/gnu/stubs.h:7:11: fatal error: gnu/stubs-32.h: No such file or directory

It is due to missing glibc-devel and glibc-devel.i686. You have to do a dnf install glibc-devel and glibc-devel.i686

% dnf install glibc-devel glibc-devel.i686

References:

https://gcc.gnu.org/wiki/InstallingGCC

How Synthetic Data Supercharges Vision AI Development NVIDIA Webinar

In this meetup you’ll learn how synthetic data is transforming AI development efforts:

  • Learn how to use NVIDIA’s Omniverse Replicator to quickly create synthetic data and how it can integrate with NVIDIA TAO training tools.
  • Hear from Sky Engine AI, an NVIDIA synthetic data partner, sharing how you can leverage 3rd party synthetic data services.
  • Get your questions answered in a live Q&A session with our team of experts.

Register here and select one of the following sessions:

  • Americas, Europe, Middle East: Wednesday May 18 – 8am PT | 4PM CET 
  • Asia-Pacific: Thursday May 19 – 11am SST | 12pm JST/KST | ?8:30am IST

Installing Environment Modules on Rocky Linux 8.5

Step 1: Download the modules packages

You can download the latest version of Modules Environment from http://modules.sourceforge.net/. The current version is 5.1

% dnf install tcl tcl-devel
% tar -zxvf modules-5.1.0.tar.gz
% cd modules-5.1.0
% ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/Modules \
--modulefilesdir=/usr/local/Modules/modulefiles
$ make && make install

By default, /usr/local/Modules/modulefiles will be setup as the default directory containing modulefiles. –modulefilesdir option enables to change this directory location.

References:

  1. Installing Modules on Unix

Future.HPC Virtual Global Event by Altair on 17-18 May 2022

Compute Intelligence for Breakthrough Results

Altair’s flagship high-performance computing event looks at outstanding HPC-driven end results customers have realized in the last year. HPC professionals from across the globe will share how they empower their organizations to turn CPUs and GPUs into groundbreaking medical research, faster planes and automobiles, smaller chips, smarter financial models, and so much more.

Featuring a mix of leadership presentations, panel discussions, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities, attendees can connect with and learn from fellow designers, engineers, IT specialists, and data scientists on the latest technology topics influencing every industry and the world around us.

Many of the presentations will have live audio translations including French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese.  The event will be presented in two time zones – CEST (Europe & APAC) and EDT (AMER).

For more information and agenda, do take a look at Event Website (Future.HPC – Altair Events)

EOL notice for Mellanox ConnectX-5 VPI host channel adapters and Switch-IB 2 based EDR InfiniBand Switches

Nvidia Corporation has announced the EOL Notice #LCR-000906 – MELLANOX

PCN INFORMATION:
PCN Number: LCR-000906 – MELLANOX
PCN Description: EOL notice for Mellanox ConnectX-5 VPI host channel adapters and Switch-IB 2 based EDR InfiniBand Switches
Publish Date: Sun May 08 00:00:00 GMT 2022
Type: FYI

Compiling cmake-3.21.3 on Rocky Linux 8.5

If you are compiling the cmake-3.21.3 on Rocky Linux 8.5, and encounter the issues

-- Could NOT find OpenSSL, try to set the path to OpenSSL root folder in the system variable OPENSSL_ROOT_DIR (missing: OPENSSL_CRYPTO_LIBRARY OPENSSL_INCLUDE_DIR)

The problem is easy to resolve, you just need to install the openssl and openssl-devel libraries

# dnf install openssl openssl-devel

You should be able to bootrap easily.

Alternatively, instead of using ./boostrap, you can use the traditional configure command

#./configure --prefix=/usr/local/cmake-3.21.3
# make
# make install

Sorting ls Output Based on Time and Date

You may want to list the files in a directory based on last modified time and date from the latest to the oldest, you will need to use -t

% ls -lt
drwxr-xr-x  26 root root    4096 Mar 29 13:40 mono
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root      42 Mar 29 13:40 mono-source-libs
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root      22 Dec 21 12:55 libnss_centrifyda.so.0 -> libnss_centrifyda.so.2
drwxr-xr-x.  2 root root      62 Dec 21 12:54 security
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root      22 Dec 21 12:54 libnss_centrifydc.so.0 -> libnss_centrifydc.so.2
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root      28 Dec 21 12:54 libnss_centrify_logonly.so.0 -> libnss_centrify_logonly.so.2
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root root  238560 Nov 17 09:13 libnss_centrifydc.so.2
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root root  140064 Nov 17 09:13 libnss_centrify_logonly.so.2
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root root  159112 Nov  9 02:39 libnss_centrifyda.so.2
drwxr-xr-x   4 root root      40 Jul 25  2021 fastx
drwxr-xr-x.  2 root root     100 Dec 11  2020 modprobe.d
drwxr-xr-x   8 root root     180 Oct 26  2020 rstudio-server
.....
.....

If you want a sorting from the oldest to the latest, you use the -r option

% ls -ltr
.....
.....
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root root  159112 Nov  9 02:39 libnss_centrifyda.so.2
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root root  140064 Nov 17 09:13 libnss_centrify_logonly.so.2
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root root  238560 Nov 17 09:13 libnss_centrifydc.so.2
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root      28 Dec 21 12:54 libnss_centrify_logonly.so.0 -> libnss_centrify_logonly.so.2
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root      22 Dec 21 12:54 libnss_centrifydc.so.0 -> libnss_centrifydc.so.2
drwxr-xr-x.  2 root root      62 Dec 21 12:54 security
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root      22 Dec 21 12:55 libnss_centrifyda.so.0 -> libnss_centrifyda.so.2
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root      42 Mar 29 13:40 mono-source-libs
drwxr-xr-x  26 root root    4096 Mar 29 13:40 mono

Learn to Accelerate TensorFlow on Intel® Architecture with Minimal Code Changes

The OpenVINO™ integration with TensorFlow enables you to speed up the TensorFlow workflow by adding just two lines of code. Enhance performance on Intel platforms while using the familiar TensorFlow APIs. Download this whitepaper to get started.

Do sign up and get the white papers Learn to Accelerate TensorFlow on Intel® Architecture with Minimal Code Changes

Calculate Data Centre Cooling Requirements

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) develops and publishes thermal and humidity guidelines for data centers. The latest edition outlines the temperatures and humidity levels at which you can reliably operate a data center based on the equipment classification.
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In the most recent guidelines, ASHRAE recommends that IT equipment be used with the following:
– Temperatures between 18 and 27 degrees C or 64 and 81 degrees F;
– dew point -9 degrees C to 15 degrees C; and
– relative humidity of 60%

How to calculate data center cooling requirements

General calculation you can start with to get a baseline British thermal unit (BTU) cooling size:
(Room square footage x 20) + (IT equipment watt usage x 3.14) + (Active people in the room x 400)

To Convert BTU/hour in watts, multiply by 0.293
To Convert Watts into BTU/hour, multiply by 3.41
To Convert Tons into watts, multiply by 3530
To convert Watts into Tons, multiply by 0.000283

How to calculate data center cooling requirements

For more information, do take a look at How to calculate data center cooling requirements