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IBM’s Dave Turek on the First Look at OpenPOWER Hardware for HPC

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This week at the OpenPOWER Summit in San Jose, the OpenPOWER Foundation showed off real hardware for the first time with 13 systems including a a prototype HPC server from IBM and new microprocessor customized for China. Built collaboratively by OpenPOWER members, the new solutions exploit the POWER architecture to provide more choice, customization and performance to customers, including hyperscale data centers.

Radio Free HPC Wraps up the 2015 GPU Technology Conference

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In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team wraps up the GPU Technology Conference. The theme of the show this year was Deep Learning, a topic that is heating up the market for GPUs with challenges like image recognition and self-driving cars. As a sister conference, the OpenPOWER Summit this week in San Jose showcased the first OpenPower hardware, including a prototype HPC server from IBM that will pave the way to the two IBM/Nvidia/Mellanox Coral supercomputers expected in 2017.

Replay: GTC Keynote on Deep Learning at Baidu

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“Deep Learning has transformed many important tasks, including speech and image recognition. Deep Learning systems scale well by absorbing huge amounts of data to create accurate models. The computational resources afforded by GPUs have been instrumental to this scaling. However, as Deep Learning has become more mainstream, it has generated some hype, and has been linked to everything from world peace to evil killer robots. In this talk, Dr. Ng will help separate hype from reality, and discuss potential ways that Deep Learning technologies can benefit society in the short and long term.”

Video: A Taste of OFI OpenFabrics Interfaces

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In this video from the 2015 OFS Developer’s Workshop, Sean Hefty from Intel presents: A Taste of OFI OpenFabrics Interfaces.

OpenPOWER Showcases Real Hardware including Prototype HPC Server

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The OpenPOWER Foundation showed off real hardware for the first time today with 13 systems including a a prototype HPC server from IBM and new microprocessor customized for China.

Replay: GTC Keynote on Deep Learning at Google

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This week insideHPC will be streaming live keynotes from the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose. Today’s keynote will feature Google Senior Fellow Jeff Dean. “Google has built large-scale computer systems for training neural networks, and then applied these systems to a wide variety of problems that have traditionally been very difficult for computers.”

Dr. Jürgen Kohler from Daimler AG to Keynote ISC High Performance in July

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In his Monday address at ISC High Performance on July 13, Dr. Kohler, who is also the Chair of the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee, will introduce the integration of digital prototyping at the business unit, Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.

E4 Rolls Out ARM-based ARKA Servers for HPC and Big Data

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Today E4 Computer Engineering from Italy announced a new series of ThunderX ARMv8-A enabled ARKA dense computing sever product line.

Replay: GTC 2015 Keynote by Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang

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This week insideHPC will be streaming live keynotes from the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose. Today’s opening keynote will feature Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia CEO and Co-Founder and Elon Musk, founder and CEO of the Tesla Motor company.”

Florida Polytechnic University to Host #TECHTalks on Exascale and IoT

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This week Florida Polytechnic University will host online #TECHTalks, their second virtual event in a three-part series.