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New Arm-based Workstation Opens the Doors for HPC Developers

Today GIGABYTE Technology announced the availability of ThunderXStation: the industry’s first 64-bit Armv8 workstation platform based on Cavium’s flagship ThunderX2 processor. “ThunderXStation is an ideal platform for Arm software developers across networking, embedded, mobile, and IoT verticals. We are delighted to be working closely with GIGABYTE on this, and we look forward to supporting them on a number of innovative new platforms.”

Penguin Computing to share AI Best Practices at GPU Technology Conference

Today Penguin Computing announced that Director of Advanced Solutions, Kevin Tubbs, Ph.D., will be speaking at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) on best practices in artificial intelligence. “On the second day of the conference, Tubbs will lead the “Best Practices in Designing and Deploying End-to-End HPC and AI Solutions” session. The focus of the session will be challenges faced by organizations looking to build AI systems and the design principles and technologies that have proven successful in Penguin Computing AI deployments for customers in the Top 500.”

HPE Launches Vertical AI Solutions

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced new offerings to help customers ramp up, optimize and scale artificial intelligence usage across business functions to drive outcomes such as better demand forecasting, improved operational efficiency and increased sales. “HPE is best positioned to help customers make AI work for their enterprise, regardless of where they are in their AI adoption. While others provide AI components, we provide complete AI solutions from strategic advisory to purpose-built technology, operational support and a strong AI partner ecosystem to tailor the right AI solution for each organization.”

IBM Launches Deep Learning as a Service

“IBM’s goal is to make it easier for you to build your deep learning models. Deep Learning as a Service has unique features, such as Neural Network Modeler, to lower the barrier to entry for all users, not just a few experts. The enhancements live within Watson Studio, our cloud-native, end-to-end environment for data scientists, developers, business analysts and SMEs to build and train AI models that work with structured, semi-structured and unstructured data — while maintaining an organization’s existing policy/access rules around the data.”

Overcoming Roadblocks in Computational Networks

Mariam Kiran is using an early-career research award from DOE’s Office of Science to develop methods combining machine-learning algorithms with parallel computing to optimize such networks. “This type of science and the problems it can address can make a real impact, Kiran says. “That’s what excites me about research – that we can improve or provide solutions to real-world problems.”

Video: IBM Sets Record TensorFlow Performance with new Snap ML Software

In this video, researchers from IBM Research in Zurich describe how the new IBM Snap Machine Learning (Snap ML) software was able to achieve record performance running TesorFlow. “This training time is 46x faster than the best result that has been previously reported, which used TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform to train the same model in 70 minutes.”

Univa partners with UberCloud

Today Univa announced a new global partnership and reseller agreement with UberCloud. Under terms of the agreement, UberCloud, a leading HPC cloud provider, will resell Univa Grid Engine and related Univa products to UberCloud’s growing community of HPC customers. “By deploying packaged HPC applications in containers, and managing them with Univa Grid Engine, users become productive immediately. They can focus on their work rather than spending time troubleshooting complicated HPC software stacks.”

Optalysys Speeds Deep Learning with Optical Processing

“Optalysys has for the first time ever, applied optical processing to the highly complex and computationally demanding area of CNNs with initial accuracy rates of over 70%. Through our uniquely scalable and highly efficient optical approach, we are developing models that will offer whole new levels of capability, not only cloud-based but also opening up the extraordinary potential of CNNs to mobile systems.”

Nimbus Data launches 100 Terabyte SSD

Today Nimbus Data announced the ExaDrive DC100, the largest capacity (100 terabytes) solid state drive (SSD) ever produced. Featuring more than 3x the capacity of the closest competitor, the ExaDrive DC100 also draws 85% less power. “The ExaDrive DC100 meets these challenges for both data center and edge applications, offering unmatched capacity in an ultra-low power design.”

MATLAB adds new capabilities with Release R2018a

Today MathWorks rolled out Release 2018a with a range of new capabilities in MATLAB and Simulink. “R2018a includes two new products, Predictive Maintenance Toolbox for designing and testing condition monitoring and predictive maintenance algorithms, and Vehicle Dynamics Blockset for modeling and simulating vehicle dynamics in a virtual 3D environment. In addition to new features in MATLAB and Simulink, and the new products, this release also includes updates and bug fixes to 94 other products.”