• Ungaro Departs: New HPC Leadership at HPE and Dell as Companies Vie for Server Top Spot

    HPE and Dell, engaged in a neck-and-neck struggle for superiority in HPC servers, also are engaged in a reshuffling of their HPC leadership teams that may reflect similar visions of HPC’s evolving position across IT. Last week, we reported on Dell’s newly installed HPC management group following the departure in early February of Thierry Pellegrino, Dell’s former VP/GM of HPC. Now HPE, in a blog post from CEO Antonio Neri issued late yesterday, has announced the departure of a prominent HPC industry figure Pete Ungaro, who became the company’s SVP/GM, High Performance Computing and Mission Critical Solutions upon HPE’s 2019 [READ MORE…]

Featured Stories

  • 10 Teams Slated for 1st Winter Classic Student Cluster Competition

    Dan Olds, chief research officer at HPC industry analyst firm Intersect360, provides this update on the Winter Classic Invitational Student Cluster Competition that he is organizing. Back up NCAA, check yourself March Madness, a particular brand of collegiate competition has its hold on the HPC community and the world at large. Application slinging, benchmark screaming student cluster competitions are the workforce’s captivation, and this year, there’s a new event to [READ MORE…]

  • Purdue Engineers Developing Switch for Quantum Internet

     Purdue University says engineers there have made progress on a new switch designed to enable a quantum internet supporting quantum computers of the future. The method, demonstrated in a paper published in Optica, could help lay the groundwork for large numbers of quantum computers, quantum sensors and other quantum technology going online and communicating with each other. The team deployed a programmable switch to adjust how much data goes to each [READ MORE…]

  • Getting More Quantitative Analysis Modeling and Backtesting by Fixing Your Storage

    HPC storage is under strain to deliver fast, shared dataset access for backtesting quantitative trading strategies. One solution is Panasas’ ActiveStor Ultra – a scalable, parallel, data storage system for reduced backtest times and higher accuracy modeling.

  • Deloitte Teams with Nvidia on Deloitte Center for AI Computing

    Consulting firm Deloitte today announced the launch of the Deloitte Center for AI Computing, designed to accelerate development of artificial intelligence solutions for Deloitte clients. Built on NVIDIA’s DGX A100 systems , the center “brings together the supercomputing architecture and AI expertise that clients require as they become AI-fueled organizations,” Deloitte said. “The Deloitte Center for AI Computing is a pioneering effort that brings together Deloitte’s deep AI experience with [READ MORE…]

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insideHPC Guide to QCT Platform-on-Demand Designed for Converged Workloads

Not too long ago, building a converged HPC/AI environment – with two domains: High Performance Computing (HPC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) – would require spending a lot of money on proprietary systems and software with the hope that it would scale as business demands changed. In this insideHPC technology guide, as we’ll see, by relying on open source software and the latest high performance/low cost system architectures, it is possible to build scalable hybrid on-premises solutions that satisfy the needs of converged HPC/AI workloads while being robust and easily manageable.

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  • insideHPC Special Report: Citizens Benefit from Public/Private Partnerships – Part 3

    This special report sponsored by Dell Technologies, takes a look at how now more than ever, agencies from all levels of government are teaming with private Information Technology (IT) organizations to leverage AI and HPC to create and implement solutions that not only increase safety for all, but also provide a more streamlined and modern experience for citizens.

  • insideHPC Special Report: Citizens Benefit from Public/Private Partnerships – Part 2

    This special report sponsored by Dell Technologies, takes a look at how now more than ever, agencies from all levels of government are teaming with private Information Technology (IT) organizations to leverage AI and HPC to create and implement solutions that not only increase safety for all, but also provide a more streamlined and modern experience for citizens.

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  • TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for February 2021
    In this continuing regular feature, we give all our valued readers a monthly heads-up for the top 10 most viewed articles appearing on insideBIGDATA. Over the past several months, we’ve heard from many of our followers that this feature will enable them to catch up with important news and features flowing across our many channels.

Editor’s Choice

  • Report: Security Firm Says HPC Clusters under Attack: ‘Level of Sophistication Rarely Seen in Linux Malware’

    This is an updated version of a story first publised on Feb. 1. UK technology industry publication PCR published a story today stating that an international data security firm, ESET, has reported the identification of a malware called Kobalos that targets supercomputing clusters. They also said they have been working with security experts at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research and other organizations on stemming attacks. “Among other targets was a large Asian ISP, a North American endpoint security vendor as well as several privately held servers,” PCR reported.

  • Reading the Intel Tea Leaves: Pat Gelsinger’s HPC Paradox

    As he takes charge of Intel, CEO Pat Gelsinger faces a paradox: his new company is both troubled and a revenue geyser; if Intel is to continue its historical growth rates, he’ll need the skills of a corporate turnaround artist. These contradictions surely apply to Intel’s position in HPC/AI/data center server processors, where the company is both dominant and under siege from innovative, agile competitors cutting into the company’s 90+-percent market share. In HPC, the company is omnipresent, yet its recent failures at the upper reaches of supercomputing have been high-profile embarrassments. At the product level, the company drives innovation [READ MORE…]

  • HPC Predictions 2021: Quantum Beyond Qubits; the Rising Composable and Memory-Centric Tide; Neural Network Explosion; 5G’s Slow March

    Annual technology predictions are like years: some are better than others. Nonetheless, many provide useful insight and serve as the basis for worthwhile discussion. Over the last few months we received a number of HPC and AI predictions for 2021, here are the most interesting and potentially valid. Let’s check in 12 months from now and see how many, along with our wish for a speedy pandemic end, come true. Quantum’s Lack of Clarity “Although it seems counterintuitive, the progress made in quantum hardware development over the next year may lead to more uncertainties within the quantum industry rather than [READ MORE…]

  • Where Have You Gone, IBM?

    The company that built the world’s nos. 2 and 3 most powerful supercomputers is to all appearances backing away from the supercomputer systems business. IBM, whose Summit and Sierra CORAL-1 systems set the global standard for pre-exascale supercomputing, failed to win any of the three exascale contracts, and since then IBM has seemingly withdrawn from the HPC systems field. This has been widely discussed within the HPC community for at least the last 18 months. In fact, an industry analyst told us that as long ago as the annual ISC Conference in Frankfurt four years ago, he was shocked when [READ MORE…]

  • Hats Over Hearts

    It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Rich Brueckner. His passing is an unexpected and enormous blow to both his family and the HPC Community. In his coverage of the HPC market, he was tireless and thorough. What Rich brought to the table was a deep curiosity about computing and science, and the people that made the two happen.

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