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Video: 5 Petaflop Booster System from Dell EMC coming to Jülich

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community meeting in Austin, Thomas Lippert from the Jülich Supercomputing Centre describes their pending 5 Petaflop Booster system. “This will be the first-ever demonstration in a production environment of the Cluster-Booster concept, pioneered in DEEP and DEEP-ER at prototype-level, and a considerable step towards the implementation of JSC’s modular supercomputing concept,” explains Prof. Thomas Lippert, Director of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre.

The New Nvidia HGX-1: GPU Power for Machine Learning at Hyperscale

Rob Ober from Nvidia describes the company’s new HGX-1 reference platform for GPU computing. “Powered by NVIDIA Tesla GPUs and NVIDIA NVLink high-speed interconnect technology; the HGX-1 comes as AI workloads—from autonomous driving and personalized healthcare to superhuman voice recognition—are taking off in the cloud.”

OpenMP ARB Appoints Duncan Poole and Kathryn O’Brien to its Board

Today the OpenMP ARB announced the appointment of Duncan Poole and Kathryn O’Brien to its Board of Directors. As industry veterans, they bring a wealth of experience to the OpenMP ARB.

The OpenMP API Celebrates 20 Years of Success

OpenMP is a good example of how hardware and software vendors, researchers, and academia, volunteering to work together, can successfully design a standard that benefits the entire developer community. Today, most software vendors track OpenMP advances closely and have implemented the latest API features in their compilers and tools. With OpenMP, application portability is assured across the latest multicore systems, including Intel Xeon Phi processors.

How DDN Technology Speeds Machine Learning at Scale

Today DDN announced that large commercial machine learning programs in manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, medical research and natural-language processing are overcoming production scaling challenges with DDN’s large-scale, high-performance storage solutions. “The high performance and flexible sizing of DDN systems make them ideal for large-scale machine learning architectures,” said Joel Zysman, director of advanced computing at the Center for Computational Science at the University of Miami. “With DDN, we can manage all our different applications from one centrally located storage array, which gives us both the speed we need and the ability to share information effectively. Plus, for our industrial partnership projects that each rely on massive amounts of instrument data in areas like smart cities and autonomous vehicles, DDN enables us to do mass transactions on a scale never before deemed possible. These levels of speed and capacity are capabilities that other providers simply can’t match.”

Exxact Powers HPC & Deep Learning at the GPU Technology Conference

In this video from the 2017 GPU Technology Conference, Jason Chen from Exxact Corporation describes the company’s innovative GPU solutions for HPC & Deep Learning workloads. “Exxact Corporation is a global, value-added supplier of computing products and solutions. We provide services in IT distribution and system integration for HPC, Big Data, Cloud, and AV applications and markets, while servicing many of world’s top national labs, research universities, online retailers, and Fortune 100 & 1000 companies.”

RoCE Initiative Launches Online Product Directory

Today the RoCE Initiative at the InfiniBand Trade Association announced the availability of the RoCE Product Directory. The new online resource is intended to inform CIOs and enterprise data center architects about their options for deploying RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) technology within their Ethernet infrastructure.

Behind the Curtain of Backblaze Hard Drive Stats

In this video from the MSST 2017 Mass Storage Conference, Andrew Klein from Backblaze shares the results from their latest disk drive reliability study. “For the last four years, Backblaze has collected and reported on the failure rates and SMART stats of the hard drives in use in our data centers. Currently we have over 80,000 drives ranging from 3 to 8TB. Let’s take a look at what we learned over the years about hard drives, including failure rates, by model, and the ability to predict drive failure before it happens.”

Supermicro Showcases Powerful GPU Solutions at GTC 2017

In this video from GTC 2017, Rodolfo Campos from Supermicro describes the company’s innovative solutions for GPU-accelerated computing. “Leveraging our extensive portfolio of GPU solutions, customers can massively scale their compute clusters to accelerate their most demanding deep learning, scientific and hyperscale workloads with fastest time-to-results, while achieving maximum performance per watt, per square foot, and per dollar.”

Eric Barton Joins DDN as CTO for Software-Defined Storage

Today DDN appointed Eric Barton as the company’s chief technology officer for software-defined storage. In this role, Barton will lead the company’s strategic roadmap, technology architecture and product design for DDN’s newly created Infinite Memory Engine business unit. Barton brings with him more than 30 years of technology innovation, entrepreneurship and expertise in networking, distributed systems and storage software.