• Accelerate Your Development of GPU Based Innovative Applications

    In this sponsored post by our friends over at AMD, we take a deep into how GPUs have become an essential component of innovative organizations that require the highest performing clusters, whether one server or thousands of servers. Many High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Machine Learning (ML) applications have demonstrated tremendous performance gains by using one or more GPUs in conjunction with powerful CPUs. Over 25% of the Top500 list of the most powerful supercomputers on this planet use accelerators, specifically GPUs, to achieve teraflop and petaflop speeds. [READ MORE…]

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  • insideHPC Special Report Optimize Your WRF Applications – Part 2

    A popular application that simulates climate change is the Weather and Research Forecasting (WRF) model. This white paper discusses how QCT can work with leading research and commercial organizations to lower the Total Cost of Ownership by supplying highly tuned applications that are optimized to work on leading-edge infrastructure. [READ MORE…]

  • Altair Acquires HPC I/O Diagnostics Specialist Ellexus

    Altair has announced its second acquisition in two days. The company today announced the acquisition of Ellexus, an input/output (I/O) analysis tool designed to help customers address issues quickly, improving speed accuracy and cloud readiness. Ellexus software products, Mistral and Breeze, are used for I/O diagnostics, optimization, and dependency detection by HPC administrators of large enterprises. Altair plans to integrate them into the “storage aware” scheduling functionality of Altair PBS Works. [READ MORE…]

  • Pure Storage to Acquire Container Platform Portworx

    Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the multi-cloud storage as-a-service vendor, has agreed to acquire ​Portworx​, a Kubernetes data services platform, for approximately $370 million. Portworx is used for persistent storage, high availability, data protection, data security and cloud mobility for containers deployed in hybrid cloud architectures. By combining Portworx container data services with Pure’s data platforms and Pure Service Orchestrator software, “Pure will provide a comprehensive suite of data services that [READ MORE…]

  • Supermicro Contributes to the MN-3 Supercomputer Earning #1 on Green500 List

    Supermicro and Preferred Networks (PFN) collaborated to develop the most efficient supercomputer anywhere on earth, earning the #1 position on the Green500 list. This supercomputer, the MN-3, is comprised of Intel® Xeon® CPUs and MN-Core™ boards developed by Preferred Networks. In this white paper, read more about this collaboration and how a record-setting supercomputer was developed. [READ MORE…]

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In-Network Computing and Next Generation HDR 200G InfiniBand

With the exponential growth of data that needs to be analyzed and the data resulting from ever-more complex workflows, the need for faster data movement has never been more challenging and critical to the worlds of High Performance Computing (HPC) and machine learning. Mellanox Technologies is once again moving the bar forward with the introduction of and end-to-end HDR 200G InfiniBand product portfolio. Download the new white paper, courtesy of Mellanox, that explores in-network computing and the benefits of the switch from 100G to 200G Infiniband. 

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  • Exascale Exasperation: Why DOE Gave Intel a 2nd Chance; Can Nvidia GPUs Ride to Aurora’s Rescue?

    The most talked-about topic in HPC these days – another Intel chip delay and therefore delay of the U.S.’s flagship Aurora exascale system – is something no one directly involved wants to talk about. Not Argonne National Laboratory, where Intel was to install Aurora in 2021; not the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project, guiding development of a “capable exascale ecosystem”; and not DOE itself. As for Intel, a spokesperson earlier this week promised to “circle back shortly,” but hadn’t as of press time. In lieu of information (other than rote answers from public relations Q&A sheets issued three weeks [READ MORE…]

  • 2020 OpenFabrics Alliance Workshop – Video Gallery

    Welcome to the 2020 OpenFabrics Workshop video gallery. The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) is focused on accelerating development of high performance fabrics. The annual OFA Workshop, held in virtual format this year, is a premier means of fostering collaboration among those who develop fabrics, deploy fabrics, and create applications that rely on fabrics. It is the only event of its kind where fabric developers and users can discuss emerging fabric technologies, collaborate on future industry requirements, and address problems that exist today. An FPGA Platform for Reconfigurable Heterogeneous HPC and Cloud Computing, Bernard Metzler, IBM Research Zurich * VIDEO Dr. Bernard [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. [READ MORE…]

  • Perlmutter supercomputer to include more than 6000 NVIDIA A100 processors

    NERSC is among the early adopters of the new NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU processor announced by NVIDIA this week. More than 6,000 of the A100 chips will be included in NERSC’s next-generation Perlmutter system, which is based on an HPE Cray Shasta supercomputer that will be deployed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory later this year. “Nearly half of the workload running at NERSC is poised to take advantage of GPU acceleration, and NERSC, HPE, and NVIDIA have been working together over the last two years to help the scientific community prepare to leverage GPUs for a broad range of research workloads.” [READ MORE…]

  • Video: NVIDIA Launches Ampere Data Center GPU

    In this video, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang announces the first GPU based on the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, the NVIDIA A100. Their fastest GPU ever is in now in full production and shipping to customers worldwide. “NVIDIA A100 GPU is a 20X AI performance leap and an end-to-end machine learning accelerator – from data analytics to training to inference. For the first time, scale-up and scale-out workloads can be accelerated on one platform. NVIDIA A100 will simultaneously boost throughput and drive down the cost of data centers.” [READ MORE…]

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