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DDN Rolls Out GRIDScalar GS14K High-Performance NAS

Today DDN introduced the “industry’s fastest and most flexible” scale-out network attached storage (NAS) solution. As the newest product in the DDN GRIDScaler product family, the GS14K, delivers the speed and scale that data intensive environments need to accelerate analytics, increase reliability and integrate into modern workflows such as Hadoop, OpenStack and scale-out NAS environments. The GS14K is offered as an All Flash Array or Hybrid Storage platform, delivering the advantages of NAS data access with the high performance benefits of parallel files systems to support today’s modern, big data demands in an economical, easy to manage appliance.

FlyElephant Platform Adds Private Repositories

flyelephantToday the FlyElephant announced a number of upgrades that allow users to work with private repositories with an improved system security and good task functionality. “FlyElephant is a platform for scientists, providing a computing infrastructure for calculations, helping to find partners for the collaboration on projects, and managing all data from one place. FlyElephant automates routine tasks and helps to focus on core research issues.”

A3Cube Announces Exa-Converged Parallel Systems

Today Italy’s A3Cube announced the F-730 Family of EXA-Converged parallel systems built on Dell servers and achieving sub-microsecond latency through bare metal data access. “A3Cube’s EXA-Converged infrastructure represents the next step in the evolution of converged systems”, said Emilio Billi, A3Cube’s CTO, “while keeping and improving on the scalability and resilience of Hyper-Converged infrastructure. It is engineered to converge all system resources and provide parallel data access and inter node communication at the bare metal level, eliminating the need for, and the limits of, traditional Hyper-converged systems. The system can efficiently use all the fastest storage devices currently on the market or planned to come to market, and puts all existing solutions in the rear view mirror.”

Podcast: Speeding Through Big Data with the Wrangler Supercomputer

In this TACC Podcast, Jorge Salazar reports that scientists and engineers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center have created Wrangler, a new kind of supercomputer to handle Big Data.

Podcast: Through the Looking Glass at Quantum Computing

“As a research area, quantum computing is highly competitive, but if you want to buy a quantum computer then D-Wave Systems, founded in 1999, is the only game in town. Quantum computing is as promising as it is unproven. Quantum computing goes beyond Moore’s law since every quantum bit (qubit) doubles the computational power, similar to the famous wheat and chessboard problem. So the payoff is huge, even though it is expensive, unproven, and difficult to program.”

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Announces Haven OnDemand Machine Learning-as-a-Service

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced HPE Haven OnDemand, an innovative cloud platform that provides advanced machine learning APIs and services that enable developers, startups and enterprises to build data-rich mobile and enterprise applications. Delivered as a service on Microsoft Azure, HPE Haven OnDemand provides more than 60 APIs and services that deliver deep learning analytics on a wide range of data, including text, audio, image, social, web and video.

IBM Watson CTO Rob High to Keynote GPU Technology Conference

Today Nvidia announced that Rob High, IBM Fellow, VP and chief technology officer for Watson, will deliver a keynote at our GPU Technology Conference on April 6. High will describe the key role GPUs will play in creating systems that understand data in human-like ways. “Late last year, IBM announced that its Watson cognitive computing platform has added NVIDIA Tesla K80 GPU accelerators. As part of the platform, GPUs enhance Watson’s natural language processing capabilities and other key applications.”

IBM Opens First Cloud Datacenter in South Africa

Today IBM that it is opening a new Cloud Data Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new cloud center is the result of a close collaboration with Gijima and Vodacom and is designed to support cloud adoption and customer demand across the continent. IBM will provide clients with a complete portfolio of cloud services for running enterprise and as a service workloads.

Trio of SGI Systems to Drive Innovation at SKODA AUTO

Today SGI announced that ŠKODA AUTO has deployed an SGI UV and two SGI ICE high performance computing systems to further enhance its computer-aided engineering capabilities. “Customer satisfaction and the highest standard of production are at the very core of our brand and is the driving force behind our innovation processes,” said Petr Rešl, head of IT Services, ŠKODA AUTO. “This latest installation enables us to conduct complex product performance and safety analysis that will in turn help us to further our commitment to our customer’s welfare and ownership experience. It helps us develop more innovative vehicles at an excellent value-to-price ratio.”

Accelerating Deep Learning with HPC

In this video from the 2016 Stanford HPC Conference, Sumit Sanyal from Minds.ai presents: Deep Learning: Convergence of HPC & Hyperscale. “Minds.ai an early stage startup building software and hardware infrastructure to deploy, manage and accelerate Deep Learning Networks. minds.ai (maɪndz-aɪ) is developing a deep neural network training platform with disruptive acceleration performance. minds.ai’s platform makes the power of High Performance Computing available to the deep learning community and equips a new generation of developers with the tools needed to quickly refine and deploy neural networks into their businesses.”