• 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…]

Featured Stories

  • Cray to Deliver First Exabyte HPC Storage System for Frontier Supercomputer

    At ISC 2019, Cray announced plans to deliver the worlds first Exabyte HPC storage system. As part of the Frontier CORAL-2 contract DOE and ORNL, the next generation Cray ClusterStor storage file system will be integrated as part of ORNL’s Frontier exascale supercomputer, built on Cray’s Shasta architecture. “By delivering a new hybrid storage solution that is directly connected to the Slingshot network, users will be able to drive data of any size, access pattern or scale to feed their converged modeling, simulation and AI workflows.” [READ MORE…]

  • Hyperion Research Announces Winners of HPC Innovation Excellence Awards

    At ISC 2019, Hyperion Research announced the newest recipients of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award at ISC 2019 in Frankfurt. “The program’s main goals are to help other users understand the benefits of adopting HPC and justify HPC investments, especially for small and medium-size businesses, to demonstrate the value of HPC to funding bodies, to expand public support for increase HPC investments, and to showcase return on investment and scientific success stories involving HPC.” [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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  • Using Inference Engines to Power AI Apps Audio, Video and more

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    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…]

  • Panel Discussion: Exascale and Beyond – Challenges in Productive and Sustainable Software

    In this video from PASC 2019, Lois Curfman McInnes from Argonne and Rich Brueckner from insideHPC moderate a panel discussion on the challenges of software development for exascale supercomputers. “Software—the key crosscutting technology by which teams collaborate toward predictive science—is dramatically increasing in complexity due to disruptive architectural changes, multiphysics and multiscale modeling, the coupling of simulations and data analytics, and the demand for greater reproducibility and sustainability.” [READ MORE…]

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  • International Women’s Engineering Day
    Today is International Women’s Engineering Day 2019, and with women making up just 16% of engineering professionals, it's important to highlight amazing women in the field, and encourage more young women to consider a career in engineering, specifically data science and data engineering in the process.

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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