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CoolIT Systems Showcases OEM & Enterprise Data Center Liquid Cooling Solutions at SC17

In this video, Geoff Lyon from CoolIT Systems describes the company’s innovative liquid-cooling solutions for HPC. “Liquid cooling in the data center continues to grow in adoption and delivers more compelling ROIs. Our collaboration with OEM partners such as Dell EMC, HPE, Intel and STULZ provides further evidence that the future of the data center is destined for liquid cooling,” said Geoff Lyon, CEO and CTO at CoolIT Systems.

Moving HPC Workloads to the Cloud with Avere Systems at SC17

“Traditional methods of moving data are expensive and very time-consuming. These processes often negate the value-add that the cloud offers. Moving all of your data to the cloud is not necessary in order to use cloud compute for an individual application’s workload. In fact, you don’t need to move large data sets at all. Cloud caching filers can often take on the data required to run each job, putting the data migration portion all onto this caching appliance.”

Video: Share your know-how with “HPC for the Rest of Us”

“Are you operating a small to medium sized HPC Center? Interested in how others are managing their resources with open source tools and low risk/low overhead hardware? Questions about academic service centers and cost recovery models? Or just want to talk shop with other admins and center managers? This the the session for you! Come visit with Steve and Gowtham, they’re in the trenches with you, always on the lookout for innovative and interest ways of managing resources and sharing their experiences along the way. We’re open to discussing anything HPC for the rest of us!”

Video: Nyriad Unveils GPU-accelerated Storage Device for the Square Kilometer Array

At SC17 last week, Nyriad Limited demonstrated their company’s first commercial product, Nsulate, a GPU-accelerated storage solution that enables increased storage resilience while reducing the storage power requirements by over 50 percent. “Using a GPU as a storage controller inserts an enormous amount of general purpose processing power directly into the storage pipeline, enabling modern HPC storage appliances to deliver unprecedented speed, scale, security, storage efficiency and intelligence in real-time.”

Russian RSC Group Joins the Intel Select Solutions for HPC Program

Last week at SC17, Russian HPC vendor RSC Group showcased the next generation of their liquid-cooled RSC Tornado supercomputers based on Intel Xeon Scalable Processors. “RSC is demonstrating a full set of components for modern HPC computing systems of different scale with 100% direct liquid cooling in ‘hot water’ mode, including high-performance RSC Tornado computing nodes based on the top-bin Intel Xeon Platinum and Intel Xeon Gold processors (part of the Intel Xeon Scalable platform), Intel Server Board S2600BP, high-speed NVMe solid state drives in high-dense М.2 format and the latest Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X Series. The RSC Tornado solution is built using 100% direct liquid cooled Intel Omni-Path Edge Switch 100 Series that ensures end-to-end efficiency of the cooling solution with ‘hot water’ and eventually the lowest possible total cost of ownership of the system.”

Intel Xeon Processors and Intel Omni-Path Architecture Offer Breakthroughs for Top500 Systems

Last week, the rhetorical one-two punch of the Intel HPC Developer Conference and Supercomputing 2017 offered global HPC aficionados new insights into the direction of advanced HPC technologies, and how those tools will empower the future of discovery and innovation. In case you missed it, here is a breakdown of all the action.

Video: An Affordable Supercomputing Testbed based on Rasberry Pi

In this video from SC17, Bruce Tulloch from BitScope describes a low-cost Rasberry Pi cluster that LANL can use to simulate large-scale supercomputers. “The BitScope Pi Cluster Modules system creates an affordable, scalable, highly parallel testbed for high-performance-computing system-software developers. The system comprises five rack-mounted BitScope Pi Cluster Modules consisting of 3,000 cores using Raspberry Pi ARM processor boards, fully integrated with network switching infrastructure.”

Video: Atos and ParTec to deploy 12 Petaflop Supercomputer at Jülich

In this video, Hugo Falter from Par-Tec describes the new 12 Petaflop supercomputer coming to the Jülich Supercomputing Centre in Germany. “Modular supercomputing, an idea conceived by Dr. Lippert almost 20 years ago, was realised by JSC and ParTec in the EU-funded research projects DEEP and DEEP-ER together with many partners from research and industry. Since 2010, our experts have been developing the software, which will in future create the union of several modules into a single system.”

Xtreme Design Showcases Innovative Solutions for Deploying and Managing HPC Clouds

In this video from SC17, Naoki Shibata from Xtreme Design describes the company’s innovative solutions for deploying and managing HPC clouds. “XTREME-D is well-known in Japan for architecting technical computing in the cloud. The company develops and sells XTREME DNA, a cloud-based, virtual, supercomputing-on-demand service that provides unattended services ranging from the construction of a high-speed analysis system on the cloud to optimal operation monitoring, and eliminates the systems after use.”

Video: ZFS Improvements for Lustre

In this video from LAD’17 in Paris, Adreas Dilger from Intel presents: ZFS Improvements for Lustre. “Lustre is the Parallel file system of choice for High Performance Computing and large file applications. To meet the capacity and throughput requirements of HPC workloads, Lustre has traditionally required adoption of custom proprietary storage products leading to vendor lock-in and reduced innovation. The evolution of software defined high availability platforms like ZFS running on Linux now make it possible to meet the performance requirements of HPC on open industry standard x86 platforms.”