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Cray Sets New Supercomputing Record with HLRS and Ansys

ANSYS, HLRS and Cray have pushed the boundaries of supercomputing by achieving a new supercomputing milestone by scaling ANSYS software to 172,032 cores on the Cray XC40 supercomputer, hosted at HLRS, running at 82 percent efficiency. This is nearly a 5x increase over the record set two years ago when Fluent was scaled to 36,000 cores. “This record-setting scaling of ANSYS software on the Cray XC40 supercomputer at HLRS proves that close collaborations with customers and partners can produce exceptional results for running complex simulations,” said Fred Kohout, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Cray.

New InfiniBand Architecture Specifications Extend Virtualization Support

“As performance demands continue to evolve in both HPC and enterprise cloud applications, the IBTA saw an increasing need for new enhancements to InfiniBand’s network capabilities, support features and overall interoperability,” said Bill Magro, co-chair of the IBTA Technical Working Group. “Our two new InfiniBand Architecture Specification updates satisfy these demands by delivering interoperability and testing upgrades for EDR and FDR, flexible management capabilities for optimal low-latency and low-power functionality and virtualization support for better network scalability.”

How Dell EMC Delivers HPC Cloud with R-Systems

“Learn how you can cost effectively accelerate innovation with a secure private cloud environment, hosted and managed by Dell and R Systems Bare Metal Solution. The HPC infrastructure consists of Dell processing, power, storage and memory capacity. R Systems provides white-glove HPC services with custom solutions in your choice of locations, including their company-owned data centers in Champaign, Illinois located at the University of Illinois’ Research Park. R Systems offers complete Dell hardware-based systems, as well as custom engagements/configurations based on specific business needs.”

CoolIT Systems and STULZ Debut High Density Chip-to-Atmosphere Data Center Liquid Cooling

In this video, CoolIT Systems CEO & CTO, Geoff Lyon, and STULZ ATS President, Joerg Desler, discuss high density Chip-to-Atmosphere™ data center liquid cooling solutions for organizations big or small. When integrated, CoolIT Systems’ DCLC™ solutions can capture 85% and more of the servers’ heat directly into liquid. Complimenting DCLC™, STULZ precision air cooling products capture the balance of the lower density heat. A considerable benefit forms when the total heat energy from both systems is consolidated, transported outside and then dissipated or recaptured for reuse, to heat nearby buildings, for example.

Sugon Moves HPC as a Service to Europe with Arctur-2 Supercomputer

As announced at SC16, Chinese HPC vendor Sugon has built a new datacenter in Slovenia based around the Arctur-2 system, Sugon’s first installation in continental Europe and a major milestone in the company’s globalization strategy. “Arctur-2 is Sugon’s flagship hyperconverged HPC & Cloud computing infrastructure. According to Sugon, the system was designed and built to fit various and diverse usage scenarios, from general use Cloud Computing to HPC computing as well as Big Data analytics. By converging different types of servers into single entity we achieved high performance, energy efficiency and seamless management, Sugon is able to provide an HPC on demand to its customers.”

Rescale Adds HPC and AI Capabilities via the IBM Cloud

“Most of the IT innovation that is happening today is with a cloud-first model,” said Joris Poort, co-founder and CEO of Rescale. “We’re building a platform that can satisfy and accelerate the ideas of the world’s top scientists and thinkers. From automotive design to drug discovery and even actual rocket science, we’re empowering our customers as leaders in their respective fields, to accomplish more and innovation faster.”

Dell EMC & Cycle Computing to offer Cloud Software and Services for HPC

Today Cycle Computing announced that Dell EMC will offer its software and services as an option with Dell EMC HPC Systems.

At Dell EMC, we are constantly looking for the best ways to serve our customers, and Cycle Computing is a valuable addition to our HPC offerings,” said Jim Ganthier, senior vice president, Validated Solutions, and HPC organization, Dell EMC. “With Cycle, Dell EMC will be the first to offer ‘crate to cloud’ for HPC in a matter of hours and will help our customers accelerate time to results while reducing cost and complexity.”

Tencent Cloud Breaks World Record for Data Sorting with IBM & Mellanox

“Real-time-analytics and Big Data environments are extremely demanding and the network is critical in linking together the extra high performance IBM POWER based servers and Tencent Cloud’s massive amounts of data,”said Amir Prescher, Sr. Vice President, Business Development, at Mellanox Technologies. “Tencent Cloud developed an optimized hardware/software platform to achieve new computing records, showing that Mellanox’s 100Gb/s Ethernet technology can deliver total infrastructure efficiency and improves application performance, making them ideal for Big Data applications.”

Cray Joins iEnergy Oil & Gas Community

“By joining iEnergy, Cray can offer Landmark processing customers access to its high-performance hardware platform to help software users maximize their benefits from the SeisSpace processing system,” said Steve Angelovich, SeisSpace product manager, at Halliburton Landmark. iEnergy members have this opportunity because this online technical community enables its members to work, learn, contribute, and collaborate together. Rekha Patel, ecosystem evangelist at Halliburton Landmark, said, “We welcome Cray as a new iEnergy member and look forward to the synergy between SeisSpace and Cray’s cluster systems.”

ExaFLOW Funds CFD Research for Exascale

The ExaFLOW project has announced 3.3 Million Euros of funding for a group of eight organizations to take Europe’s CFD community one step closer to performing simulations in exascale environments.