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Hyperion Research Announces New HPC Innovation Awards for Data Centers

Hyperion Research, the new name for the former IDC HPC group, today announced it is adding two new categories to its global awards program for high performance computing innovation. Both new categories are for innovations benefiting HPC use in data centers—either dedicated HPC data centers or the growing number of enterprise data centers that are exploiting HPC server and storage systems for advanced analytics.

HPE Introduces the World’s Largest Single-memory Computer

Hewlett Packard Enterprise today introduced the world’s largest single-memory computer, the latest milestone in The Machine research project. “The prototype unveiled today contains 160 terabytes (TB) of memory, capable of simultaneously working with the data held in every book in the Library of Congress five times over—or approximately 160 million books. It has never been possible to hold and manipulate whole data sets of this size in a single-memory system, and this is just a glimpse of the immense potential of Memory-Driven Computing.”

Cray and Markley Group to Offer Supercomputing as a Service

Today Cray and the Markley Group announced a partnership to provide supercomputing as a service solutions. “The need for supercomputers has never been greater,” said Patrick W. Gilmore, chief technology officer at Markley. “For the life sciences industry especially, speed to market is critical. By making supercomputing and big data analytics available in a hosted model, Markley and Cray are providing organizations with the opportunity to reap significant benefits, both economically and operationally.”

Fujitsu and 1QBit Collaborate on Quantum-Inspired AI Cloud Service

Today Fujitsu and 1QB Information Technologies Inc. announced that they are collaborating on quantum-inspired technology in the field of artificial intelligence, focusing on the areas of combinatorial optimization and machine learning. The companies will work together in both the Japanese and global markets to develop applications which address industry problems using AI developed for use with quantum computers.

Intel Omni-Path Architecture: What’s a Supercomputer App Want?

The Intel Omni-Path Architecture is the next-generation fabric for high-performance computing. In this feature, we will focus on what it takes for for supercomputer application to scale well by taking full advantage of processor features. “To keep these apps working at their peak means not letting them starve for the next bit or byte or calculated result—for whatever reason.”

Lorena Barba Presents: Data Science for All

“In this new world, every citizen needs data science literacy. UC Berkeley is leading the way on broad curricular immersion with data science, and other universities will soon follow suit. The definitive data science curriculum has not been written, but the guiding principles are computational thinking, statistical inference, and making decisions based on data. “Bootcamp” courses don’t take this approach, focusing mostly on technical skills (programming, visualization, using packages). At many computer science departments, on the other hand, machine-learning courses with multiple pre-requisites are only accessible to majors. The key of Berkeley’s model is that it truly aims to be “Data Science for All.”

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.

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.”

OpenHPC: A Comprehensive System Software Stack

Bob Wisniewski from Intel presents: OpenHPC: A Cohesive and Comprehensive System Software Stack. “OpenHPC is a collaborative, community effort that initiated from a desire to aggregate a number of common ingredients required to deploy and manage High Performance Computing (HPC) Linux clusters including provisioning tools, resource management, I/O clients, development tools, and a variety of scientific libraries.

Leaping Forward in Energy Efficiency with the DOME 64-bit μDataCenter

In this slidecast, Ronald P. Luijten from IBM Research in Zurich presents: DOME 64-bit μDataCenter. “I like to call it a data­cen­ter in a shoe­box. With the com­bi­na­tion of power and ener­gy ef­fi­cien­cy, we be­lieve the mi­cro­serv­er will be of in­te­rest be­yond the DOME pro­ject, par­tic­u­lar­ly for cloud data centers and Big Data ana­ly­tics ap­pli­ca­tions.”