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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.

Video: Tesla Model S Goes Driverless with Software Update

In this video, Tesla does a field test of a software update that will bring powerful auto-steering functionality to its Model S fleet.

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.”

QCT to Develop First x86 Servers with Nvidia’s NVLink Interconnet

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Today Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) announced plans to build the first x86 CPU-based servers with Nvidia’s NVLink high-speed GPU interconnect technology. “NVLink unlocks the full potential of GPU accelerators by enabling CPUs and GPUs to transfer data at unprecedented speeds,” said Sumit Gupta, general manager of the Accelerated Computing business at NVIDIA. “QCT extends the benefits of NVLink to the x86 ecosystem and gives our customers an easy path to higher levels of enterprise and HPC application performance.”

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.”

Allinea Extends Performance Tools to CUDA

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Today Allinea announced CUDA 7 support for its DDT debugger. The news will be welcomed by HPC developers using the company’s Allinea Forge unified programming environment, which includes DDT and the Allinea MAP profiler.

Cavium Adds GPU Support to 64-bit ARMv8-A ThunderX Processor Family

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Today Cavium announced support for Nvidia Teslas GPUs in its ThunderX ARM processor family.

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.”

Earthquake Researchers at SDSC Win Nvidia Global Impact Award

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Today Nvidia announced that researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center have won the inaugural Global Impact Award and its $150,000 prize. The researchers were honored for their work using high performance computing to understand how earthquakes occur and their impact on the earth’s behavior.