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HPC News with Snark for the Week of Jan. 12, 2015

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The news has started to pile up this post-Holiday Season, so here is the HPC News with Snark for Friday, January 16, 2014. We’ve got podcasts on everything form self-driving cars to Data Breaches resulting from North Korean satire films. There’s even some big financial surprises from Intel.

Video: Deep Learning on GPU Clusters

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“Deep neural networks have recently emerged as an important tool for difficult AI problems, and have found success in many fields ranging from computer vision to speech recognition. Training deep neural networks is computationally intensive, and so practical application of these networks requires careful attention to parallelism. GPUs have been instrumental in the success of deep neural networks, because they significantly reduce the cost of network training, which then has allowed many researchers to train better networks. In this talk, I will discuss how we were able to duplicate results from a 1000 node cluster using only 3 nodes, each with 4 GPUs.”

City University Powers Research with Big Memory SGI UV 300

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This week SGI announced that the City University of New York (CUNY) has selected an SGI UV 300 supercomputer to support the university’s interdisciplinary research and educational activities through SGI’s platinum partner Comnetco, Inc.

Quanta Showcases Monster 6 Terabyte Memory Server for Big Data at SC14

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In this video from SC14, Alan Chang from Quanta describes the company’s new QuantaGrid Q71L-4U four-socket system with 96 DIMM sockets for a capacity of 6 Terabytes of memory. The big-memory system is tallor-made for large analytic and HPC workloads.

Introducing the SGI UV 300 Big Memory Supercomputer

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“SGI has been delivering scaleable shared memory systems for over 2 decades. The 7th generation SGI NUMAlink7 technology is being delivered in the SGI UV 300, launched at SC14. A single UV 300 chassis (5U) provides 4 Xeon E7 processors, up to 96 DIMMs, and 12 PCIe slots. Connecting 8 of these units together in a single rack, using NUMAlink7 interconnect, then creates a huge pool of resources, up to 480 cores, 24TB DRAM, which can be extended with additional PCIe devices for highest performance FLASH in the industry, as well as compute acceleration with Intel Xeon Phi and visualization capabilities – all in a single system!”

Video: Micron Showcases Automata Processor for Big Data

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“By providing a fundamentally new and powerful technology, plus the tools to operate and program it, Micron is providing developers and customers an entirely new way to power their innovation,” said Paul Dlugosch from Micron. “The Automata Processor and SDK will provide a new alternative for implementing very high levels of hardware parallelism without the complexities associated with von Neumann-style architectures.”

Gigamon Enables SCinet Threat Detection at 100Gb Rates During SC14

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Last week at SC14, Gigamon announced that it will support visibility into SCinet, one of the fastest, most powerful and advanced networks in the world for the fastest computers in the world.

General Dynamics Demos Real-time Data Analytics at SC14

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Last week at SC14, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems achieved a 10x performance improvement in the advanced processing of very large and dynamic data sets after customizing Apache Hama from the distributed programming model to the parallel programming model best utilized in HPC systems.