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NVIDIA and Baidu Partner Up to Accelerate AI

Today NVIDIA and Baidu today announced a broad partnership to bring the world’s leading artificial intelligence technology to cloud computing, self-driving vehicles and AI home assistants. “We believe AI is the most powerful technology force of our time, with the potential to revolutionize every industry. Our collaboration aligns our exceptional technical resources to create AI computing platforms for all developers – from academic research, startups creating breakthrough AI applications, and autonomous vehicles.”

Intel’s Raj Hazra on how new technologies are Clouding our Future

In this video from ISC 2017, Raj Hazra, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Enterprise and Government Group at Intel, discusses key trends impacting the future growth of High Performance Computing. He focuses on the opportunities of enabling HPC in the cloud, and how this drives the need for a consistent platform that bridges the worlds of dedicated supercomputers and hyperscale cloud service providers.

Fujitsu Powers KNL Remote Access Program with Intel HPC Orchestrator

In this video from ISC 2017, Tom Krueger from Intel and John Wagner from Fujitsu describe the new KNL Remote Access Program. Now, with the power of Intel HPC Orchestrator, Fujitsu customers can gain access to a small cluster of Intel Xeon Phi processors to test and tune their codes. The freely available cluster environment enables users to participate in activities such as benchmarking, code development, as well as code optimization and validation either using the pre-installed applications or those brought by the user.”

Univa Powers Formula 1 Racing and more at ISC 2017

In this video from ISC 2017, Bill Bryce from Univa describes how the company’s software powers simulation for everything from Formula 1 racing to manufacturing and life sciences. “Univa is the leading innovator in workload management and containerization solutions. Univa’s suite includes the world’s most trusted workload optimization solution enabling organizations to manage and optimize distributed applications, containers, data center services, legacy applications, and Big Data frameworks in a single, dynamically shared set of resources.”

HPC Innovation Excellence Awards announced by Hyperion Research

At ISC 2017, Hyperion Research announced the newest recipients of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award. The program’s main objectives are to showcase return on investment (ROI) and success stories involving HPC; to help other users better understand the benefits of adopting HPC; and to help justify HPC investments, including for small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs). “There are three awards categories, including the HPC User Innovation Award, the HPC Data Center Innovation Award; and the HPC Vendor Innovation Award. The judgement process for these awards is fair and clear.”

Bring your workloads to Iceland: Verne Global adds powerDIRECT+

Today Iceland-based co-hosting provider Verne Global announced powerDIRECT+, a reduced-cost compute environment engineered specifically for the next generation of power intensive computing. With the addition of powerDIRECT+, Verne Global has expanded its compute environments to equip CIOs with streamlined and cost-effective data center options, breaking the decades-old model of one-size-fits-all data center design.

Hyperion Research Recognizes Bright Computing for their Integration with Azure

Today Bright Computing announced that it has been selected by Hyperion Research for a 2017 HPC Innovation Award for its ability to provision and manage virtual servers in Microsoft Azure. “Helping organizations easily create hybrid clouds is a critical scenario for many customers, especially those using HPC in the cloud for the first time. We are pleased that Bright Computing is already receiving industry recognition for its work with Microsoft Azure, and look forward to more to come from this collaboration.”

Bright Computing Steps up with Cloud Bursting to Azure at ISC 2017

In this video from ISC 2017, Bill Wagner from Bright Computing describes the company’s new capabilities for Cloud Bursting to Microsoft Azure. “Cloud bursting from an on-premises cluster to Microsoft Azure offers companies an efficient, cost-effective, secure and flexible way to add additional resources to their HPC infrastructure. Bright’s integration with Azure also gives our clients the ability to build an entire off-premises cluster for compute-intensive workloads in the Azure cloud platform.”

Andrew Jones wraps up ISC 2017

In this special guest feature, Andrew Jones from NAG offers his perspective on ISC 2017. How he came to know such things is a mystery as Mr. Jones did not attend the show this year. One thing is for sure; from now on I’m going to assume his agents are everywhere.

Intel’s Trish Damkroger on why HPC Matters at ISC 2017

In this video from ISC 2017, Trish Damkroger from Intel describes the company’s vision for HPC as more and more workloads move to the Cloud. She then goes on to preview the full week of Intel’s ISC activities. “Intel is transforming the future of high-performance computing with new tools for innovation and discovery.