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Podcast: Marc Hamilton on how Volta GPUs will Power Next-Generation HPC and AI

In this podcast, Marc Hamilton from Nvidia describes how the new Volta GPUs will power the next generation of systems for HPC and AI. According to Nvidia, the Tesla V100 accelerator is the world’s highest performing parallel processor, designed to power the most computationally intensive HPC, AI, and graphics workloads.

Liqid Delivers Composable Infrastructure Solution for Dynamic GPU Resource Allocation

Liqid Inc. has fully integrated GPU support into the Liqid Composable Infrastructure (CI) Platform. “Liqid’s CI Platform is the first solution to support GPUs as a dynamic, assignable, bare-metal resource. With the addition of graphics processing, the Liqid CI Platform delivers the industry’s most fully realized approach to composable infrastructure architecture.”

Memory Driven Computing in the Spotlight at MSST Conference Next Week

The MSST Mass Storage Conference in Silicon Valley is just a few days away, and the agenda is packed with High Performance Computing topics. In one of the invited talks, Kimberly Keeton from Hewlett Packard Enterprise speak on Memory Driven Computing. We caught up Kimberly to learn more.

Nvidia Unveils GPUs with Volta Architecture

This week at the GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang Wednesday launched Volta, a new GPU architecture that delivers 5x the performance of its predecessor. “Over the course of two hours, Huang introduced a lineup of new Volta-based AI supercomputers including a powerful new version of our DGX-1 deep learning appliance; announced the Isaac robot-training simulator; unveiled the NVIDIA GPU Cloud platform, giving developers access to the latest, optimized deep learning frameworks; and unveiled a partnership with Toyota to help build a new generation of autonomous vehicles.”

Bright Cluster Manager 8.0 Release Sets New Standard for Automation

Today Bright Computing announced the release of Bright Cluster Manager 8.0 and Bright OpenStack 8.0 with advanced, integrated solutions to improve ease-of use and management of HPC and Big Data clusters as well as private and public cloud environments. “In our latest software release, we incorporated many new features that our users have requested,” said Martijn de Vries, Chief Technology Officer of Bright Computing. De Vries continues, “We’ve made significant improvements that provide greater ease-of-use for systems administrators as well as end-users when creating and managing their cluster and cloud environments. Our goal is to increase productivity to decrease the time to results.”

One Stop Systems Showcases High-Density GPU Appliances at GTC 2017

One Stop Systems announced plans to exhibit a wide array of its high-density GPU appliances at the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose. “One Stop Systems offers a wide variety of GPU appliances with different power density solutions to support a range of customer needs,” said Steve Cooper, OSS CEO. “Customers can choose a solution that fits their rack space and budget while still ensuring they get the compute power they need for their application. OSS GPU Appliances allow for tremendous performance gains in many applications like deep learning, oil and gas exploration, financial calculations, and medical devices. As GPU technology continues to improve, OSS products are immediately able to accommodate the newest and most powerful GPUs.”

MapD Open Sources High-Speed GPU-Powered Database

Today MapD Technologies released the MapD Core database to the open source community under the Apache 2 license, seeding a new generation of data applications. “Open source is sparking innovation for data science and analytics developers,” said Greg Papadopoulos, venture partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA). “An open-source GPU-powered SQL database will make entirely new applications possible, especially in machine learning where GPUs have had such an enormous impact. We’re incredibly proud to partner with the MapD team as they take this pivotal step.”

IBM Supports New Faster Protocols for NVMe Flash Storage

Today IBM announced its development of Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) solutions to provide clients the ability to significantly lower latencies in an effort to speed data to and from storage solutions and systems. “IBM’s developers are re-tooling the end-to-end storage stack to support this new, faster interconnect protocol to boost the experience of everyone consuming the massive amounts of data now being perpetuated across cloud services, retail, banking, travel and other industries.”

Video: IBM Datacentric Servers & OpenPOWER

“Big data analytics, machine learning and deep learning are among the most rapidly growing workloads in the data center. These workloads have the compute performance requirements of traditional technical computing or high performance computing, coupled with a much larger volume and velocity of data. Conventional data center architectures have not kept up with the needs for these workloads. To address these new client needs, IBM has adopted an innovative, open business model through its OpenPOWER initiative.”

Interview: Peter Braam on How Campaign Storage Bridges the Small & Big, Fast & Slow

Peter Braam is well-known in the HPC Community for his early work with Lustre and other projects like the SKA telescope Science Data Processor. As one of the featured speakers at the upcoming MSST Mass Storage Conference, Braam will describe how his Campaign Storage Startup provides tools for massive parallel data movement between the new low cost, industry standard campaign storage tiers with premium storage for performance or availability.