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Podcast: Dell Panels on NSCI and the Convergence of Big Data Coming to SC15


In this podcast, Stephen Sofhauser from Dell describes what’s coming up at the company’s exhibit at SC15 in Austin. With a 50×50 exhibit and two booth theaters, Dell will showcase how customers are using their technology to solve their toughest computational problems. “Our own Rich Brueckner from insideHPC will host a pair of panel discussions in the Dell booth #1009 on Wednesday, Nov. 18.”

Nimbix Speeds Cloud HPC with New JARVICE Platform


Today Nimbix announced the release of its JARVICE 2.0 cloud platform. As Nimbix’s Platform-as-a-Service for big data and HPC applications, JARVICE simplifies compute-intensive engineering/simulation, rendering and analytics by reducing complex configuration and tedious data movement.

Slidecast: Micron Persistent Memory & NVDIMM


“Micron is delivering on the promise of persistent memory with a solution that gives system architects a new approach for designing systems with better performance, reduced energy usage and improved total cost of ownership,” said Tom Eby, vice president for Micron’s compute and networking business unit. “With NVDIMM, we have a powerful solution that is available today. We’re also leading the way on future persistent memory development by spearheading R&D efforts on promising new technologies such as 3D XPoint memory, which will be available in 2016 and beyond.”

Nvidia Releases Machine Learning Products for Hyperscale Datacenters


“The artificial intelligence race is on,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “Machine learning is unquestionably one of the most important developments in computing today, on the scale of the PC, the internet and cloud computing. Industries ranging from consumer cloud services, automotive and health care are being revolutionized as we speak. Machine learning is the grand computational challenge of our generation. We created the Tesla Hyperscale Accelerator line to give machine learning a 10X boost. The time and cost savings to data centers will be significant.”

Google Open Sources TensorFlow for Machine Learning


In a surprise move, Google has open-sourced TensorFlow artificial intelligence software. The powerful machine learning engine is one of Google’s successful experiments and helps the search giant in automated search and analysis.

Video: HPC Matters at PayPal

Ryan Quick, PayPal

In this video from the SC15 HPC Matters series, Ryan Quick, Principal Architect for Advance Technologies at Paypal, talks about how HPC transforms online payment transactions. “IDC estimates that PayPal has saved more than $700 million by moving up to HPC in a very innovative way for real-time and predictive fraud analysis,” said Earl Joseph of IDC. “High performance data analysis – big data using HPC – is the fastest growing part of the HPC market and is attracting many commercial users. “

Video: How the SPARC M7 Builds Security into Silicon


“The SPARC M7 incorporates silicon-embedded advancements primarily in two areas: security and performance. First, the SPARC M7 accelerates data encryption through “cryptographic units” integrated in each of its 32 cores. And by incorporating very high-performance encryption in the chip, Fowler says, the M7 is able to not only secure data quickly but also devote substantial processor resources to additional projects, resources that otherwise would be occupied encrypting data at the software layer.”

Interview: Baidu Speeds Deep Learning with GPU Clusters

Chris Fougner, Baidu Research

“Deep neural networks are increasingly important for powering AI-based applications like speech recognition. Baidu’s research shows that adding GPUs to the data center makes deploying big deep neural networks practical at scale. Deep learning based technologies benefit from batching user requests in the data center, which requires a different software architecture than traditional web applications.”

Rogue Wave Software CodeDynamics Expands the Reach of Multithreaded Debugging


Today Rogue Wave Software announced CodeDynamics, the next generation of dynamic analysis for data-intensive commercial applications. CodeDynamics expands the reach of multithreaded debugging from high performance computing environment into the commercial market.

World’s Largest Two-Phase Immersion Cooling Project to Use 3M Novec Fluid


Today 3M announced that the world’s most powerful two-phase immersion cooling project will be deployed in a 40+ MW data center in the Republic of Georgia. Designed and built by the Hong Kong-based engineering company, Allied Control, the 2PIC project will use 3M Novec 7100 Engineered Fluid, an immersion coolant with a low global warming potential. Allied Control is a pioneer in 2PIC, a field showing great promise in boosting data center efficiency.