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One Stop Systems HDCA Sports 16 Firepro GPUs


Today One Stop Systems announced its High Density Compute Accelerator (HDCA) with AMD’s newly released S9170 GPUs. The 3U High Density Compute Accelerator (CA16003) provides up to 84 Tflops of peak single precision (SP), 42 Tflops of peak dual precision (DP) and 512GB of GPU memory using AMD FIREPRO S9170 GPU accelerators.

Penguin Computing Announces Extreme Density 1U GPU Server


Today Penguin Computing announced the Relion 1904GT server, which packs four GPU accelerators in a 1U form factor. As the company’s densest 1U GPU server, Relion is an exceptional platform for running scientific and engineering applications that support GPU technology.

IBM and NVIDIA Launch Centers of Excellence at ORNL and LLNL


Today IBM along with Nvidia and two U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories today announced a pair of Centers of Excellence for supercomputing – one at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the other at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The collaborations are in support of IBM’s supercomputing contract with the U.S. Department of Energy. They will enable advanced, large-scale scientific and engineering applications both for supporting DOE missions, and for the Summit and Sierra supercomputer systems to be delivered respectively to Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore in 2017 and to be operational in 2018.

OpenACC Toolkit is now Free for Academia


Over at the Nvidia Blog, Paresh Kharya writes that the company is releasing its OpenACC Toolkit as a free download for Academia.

E4 Computer Engineering Accelerates ARM with GPUs


Today E4 Computer Engineering announced their first orders for Cavium ThunderX-based ARKA servers.

Radio Free HPC Looks at Supercomputing Global Flood Maps


In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at how the KatRisk startup is using GPUs on the Titan supercomputer to calculate global flood maps. “KatRisk develops event-based probabilistic models to quantify portfolio aggregate losses and exceeding probability curves. Their goal is to develop models that fully correlate all sources of flood loss including explicit consideration of tropical cyclone rainfall and storm surge.”

Nvidia K80 GPUs Available on IBM Cloud


Today IBM announced that the company is now offering Nvidia Tesla K80 GPU accelerators on bare metal cloud servers. With the new offering, IBM Cloud is bringing high-speed performance to the SoftLayer cloud infrastructure, enabling companies to build supercomputing clusters without having to expand their existing technology infrastructure.

New AMD FirePro S9170 GPU Sports 32GB Memory for HPC


“The AMD FirePro S9170 server GPU can accelerate complex workloads in scientific computing, data analytics, or seismic processing, wielding an industry-leading 32GB of memory. We designed the new offering for supercomputers to achieve massive compute performance while maximizing available power budgets.”

Nvidia Speeds Up Deep Learning Software

DIGITS 2 Preview performance vs. previous version on
GeForce GTX TITAN X GPUs in an NVIDIA DIGITS DevBox system

Today Nvidia updated its GPU-accelerated deep learning software to accelerate deep learning training performance. With new releases of DIGITS and cuDNN, the new software provides significant performance enhancements to help data scientists create more accurate neural networks through faster model training and more sophisticated model design.

Podcast: Supercomputing Flood Maps Using the Titan Supercomputer


In this NPR podcast, Dag Lohmann describes how his startup company called KatRisk is using the Titan supercomputer at ORNL to create detailed flood maps for use by insurance companies.