• One Stop Systems Showcases ‘AI on the Fly’ at ISC 2019

    In this video from ISC 2019, Jan Mannik from One Stop Systems describes how the company delivers “AI on the Fly.” “The next killer application for High Performance Computing technology with the range and skill set required to deliver effective solutions that not many technology vendors acquire. The demand for these solutions is expanding rapidly with the ever increasing utility of artificial intelligence applications across a wide set of industries.” [READ MORE…]

Featured Stories

  • MeteoSwiss to Improve Weather Forecasting with Cray CS-Storm Supercomputer

    At ISC 2019, Cray announced that CSCS in Switzerland is adding a third Cray CS-Storm supercomputer to support the development of cutting-edge weather service products at MeteoSwiss. “MeteoSwiss found success with its existing Cray supercomputers and selected this new CS-Storm to provide the additional computational power required to process increasing volumes of weather observations and produce higher fidelity forecasts. The CS-Storm system was also selected for its ability to run numerical weather forecasts within a reduced energy footprint (as compared to competing solutions), and for the reliability the platform provides MeteoSwiss when running critical workloads.” [READ MORE…]

  • IBM Deploys World’s Most Powerful Commercial Supercomputer for Total

    IBM has deployed the world’s most powerful commercial supercomputer at Total, a global energy company. Coming in at number 11 on the TOP500, the new IBM POWER9-based supercomputer will help Total more accurately locate new resources and better assess the potential associated revenue opportunities. “Pangea III’s additional computing power enhances Total’s operational excellence. It enables Total to reduce geological risks in exploration and development, accelerate project maturation and delivery, and increases the value of our assets through optimized field operations, with all this at lower cost.” [READ MORE…]

  • New MLPerf Benchmark Measures Machine Learning Inference Performance

    Today a consortium involving over 40 leading companies and university researchers introduced MLPerf Inference v0.5, the first industry standard machine learning benchmark suite for measuring system performance and power efficiency. “Our goal is to create common and relevant metrics to assess new machine learning software frameworks, hardware accelerators, and cloud and edge computing platforms in real-life situations,” said David Kanter, co-chair of the MLPerf inference working group. “The inference benchmarks will establish a level playing field that even the smallest companies can use to compete.” [READ MORE…]

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Industry Perspectives

  • Epic HPC Road Trip Continues to Sandia National Lab

    In this special guest feature, Dan Olds from OrionX continues his Epic HPC Road Trip series with a stop at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico. “Ken discussed how Sandia is hoping to stimulate more of a system-on-a-chip type of technology where extra CPU real estate might be better utilized for better HPC componentry and customization.” [READ MORE…]

  • Using Inference Engines to Power AI Apps Audio, Video and more

    inference engines

    With the demand for intelligent solutions like autonomous driving, digital assistants, recommender systems, enterprises of every type are demanding AI powered – applications for surveillance, retail, manufacturing, smart cities and homes, office automation, autonomous driving, and more coming every day. Increasingly, AI applications are powered by smart inference-based inputs. This sponsored post from Intel explores how inference engines can be used to power AI apps, audio, video and highlights the capabilities of Intel’s Distribution of OpenVINO (Open Visual Inference and Neural Network Optimization) toolkit. [READ MORE…]

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  • Addressing Demographic Pay Gaps with Data-driven Solutions
    In this special guest feature, Dr. Margrét Vilborg Bjarnadóttir, Assistant Professor of Management Science and Statistics at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business, suggests that despite massive cultural and societal pushes for gender equality, the gender pay gap in the workplace remains as strong as ever. Data analysis and visualization could […]

Editor’s Choice

  • Optics for the Cloud – A New Approach to Data Centre Technology

    Scarlet Schwiderski-Grosche from Microsoft gave this talk at PASC19 in Zurich. “At Microsoft Research Cambridge, we are exploring optical technologies across the three primary resources, networking, storage, and compute. In this talk, we will outline the future challenges in the data center and discuss the limitations of current technology. We will take a holistic end-to-end view of the needs of the cloud and present our work on optical networking and storage.” [READ MORE…]

  • Video: Leadership performance on the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 9200 series

    In this video from ISC 2019, Brian Caslis from Intel describes how the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 9200 series of processors delivers new levels of HPC application performance. “2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Platinum processors are the foundation for secure, agile, hybrid-cloud data centers. With enhanced hardware-based security and exceptional two, four, and eight+ socket processing performance, these processors are built for mission-critical, real-time analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and multi-cloud workloads.” [READ MORE…]

  • Interview: New Intel Innovations for the Convergence of HPC & AI

    In this video from ISC 2019 in Frankfurt, Raj Hazra from Intel shares highlights from his keynote. “Intel’s disclosures at ISC’19 demonstrate how its data-centric portfolio addresses the unique challenges of HPC systems by bringing together HPC data analytics and AI acceleration into a single computing environment, while delivering a new memory and storage paradigm that feeds the compute engine.” [READ MORE…]

  • Video: Lenovo delivers HPC solutions “from Exascale to Everyscale”

    Lenovo is far and away the leading computer system vendor on the latest TOP500 list, with of whopping 173 total systems. With 34.6 percent of TOP500 systems to date, Lenovo leads the list with both Rmax and Rpeak aggregate performance. “The top spot for Lenovo is their SuperMUC-NG machine at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, which came in at 19.5 petaflops on the Linpack benchmark.” [READ MORE…]

  • Video: Qumulo Steps Up with High Performance Distributed File System

    In this slidecast, Molly Presley from Qumulo describes how the company’s distributed file system delivers real time performance for a host of HPC and AI applications. “Qumulo’s solutions are available on its own branded storage servers, on third-party hardware from companies like HPE and Dell and natively on AWS in the public cloud. Its solutions are designed from the ground up to meet today’s requirements for scale, offering the highest-performance file storage system for data centers and the public cloud.” [READ MORE…]

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