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Seagate & Supermicro Optimize SQL Databases

This week Seagate and Supermicro announced a preconfigured SQL server reference architecture for data warehouse deployments, as part of Microsoft’s SQL Server 2014 Fast Track program.

DDN Dominates TOP500 Storage

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Today DDN announced continued growth in the HPC market. For the sixth consecutive year, DataDirect Networks has landed more than two-thirds of identifiable sites among the world’s 500 fastest computers.

Video: Deep Learning on GPU Clusters

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“Deep neural networks have recently emerged as an important tool for difficult AI problems, and have found success in many fields ranging from computer vision to speech recognition. Training deep neural networks is computationally intensive, and so practical application of these networks requires careful attention to parallelism. GPUs have been instrumental in the success of deep neural networks, because they significantly reduce the cost of network training, which then has allowed many researchers to train better networks. In this talk, I will discuss how we were able to duplicate results from a 1000 node cluster using only 3 nodes, each with 4 GPUs.”

City University Powers Research with Big Memory SGI UV 300

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This week SGI announced that the City University of New York (CUNY) has selected an SGI UV 300 supercomputer to support the university’s interdisciplinary research and educational activities through SGI’s platinum partner Comnetco, Inc.

Machine Learning: What Computational Researchers Need to Know

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Nvidia GPUs are powering a revolution in machine learning. With the rise of deep learning algorithms, in particular deep convolutional neural networks, computers are learning to see, hear, and understand the world around us in ways never before possible.

Quanta Showcases Monster 6 Terabyte Memory Server for Big Data at SC14

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In this video from SC14, Alan Chang from Quanta describes the company’s new QuantaGrid Q71L-4U four-socket system with 96 DIMM sockets for a capacity of 6 Terabytes of memory. The big-memory system is tallor-made for large analytic and HPC workloads.

Introducing the SGI UV 300 Big Memory Supercomputer

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“SGI has been delivering scaleable shared memory systems for over 2 decades. The 7th generation SGI NUMAlink7 technology is being delivered in the SGI UV 300, launched at SC14. A single UV 300 chassis (5U) provides 4 Xeon E7 processors, up to 96 DIMMs, and 12 PCIe slots. Connecting 8 of these units together in a single rack, using NUMAlink7 interconnect, then creates a huge pool of resources, up to 480 cores, 24TB DRAM, which can be extended with additional PCIe devices for highest performance FLASH in the industry, as well as compute acceleration with Intel Xeon Phi and visualization capabilities – all in a single system!”

Radio Free HPC Does the SC14 Wrapup Show

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In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team wraps up the SC14 conference. It was a big week for all of us, so in the interest of time we each picked one big thing to talk about.

Video: Micron Showcases Automata Processor for Big Data

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“By providing a fundamentally new and powerful technology, plus the tools to operate and program it, Micron is providing developers and customers an entirely new way to power their innovation,” said Paul Dlugosch from Micron. “The Automata Processor and SDK will provide a new alternative for implementing very high levels of hardware parallelism without the complexities associated with von Neumann-style architectures.”