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NVIDIA InfiniBand Adaptive Routing Technology

In this white paper, we’ll look at how adaptive routing from NVIDIA plays such an important role, eliminating congestion and increasing data center performance. InfiniBand adaptive routing technology reroutes data to eliminate congestion, and therefore, increases data center performance. As presented, both HPC applications and AI applications utilizing adaptive routing achieve higher performance. Adaptive routing is an important network element that drives your HPC systems toward new levels of utilization that increase return on investment.

It’s Time to Resolve the Root Cause of Congestion

Today, every high-performance computing (HPC) workload running globally faces the same crippling issue: Congestion in the network.

Congestion can delay workload completion times for crucial scientific and enterprise workloads, making HPC systems unpredictable and leaving high-cost cluster resources waiting for delayed data to arrive. Despite various brute-force attempts to resolve the congestion issue, the problem has persisted. Until now.

In this paper, Matthew Williams, CTO at Rockport Networks, explains how recent innovations in networking technologies have led to a new network architecture that targets the root causes of HPC network congestion, specifically:

– Why today’s network architectures are not a sustainable approach to HPC workloads
– How HPC workload congestion and latency issues are directly tied to the network architecture
– Why a direct interconnect network architecture minimizes congestion and tail latency

Six Smarter Scheduling Techniques For Optimizing EDA Productivity

Workload management plays a crucial role in helping design teams share limited resources, boost simulation throughput, and maximize productivity. In this paper, Altair discusses six valuable techniques to help improve design center productivity. By adopting these techniques and products in the Altair® Accelerator™ portfolio, organizations can realize higher levels of efficiency and performance and dramatically improve productivity with smarter workload scheduling.

Azure HBv3 VMs and Excelero NVMesh Performance Results

Azure offers Virtual Machines (VMs) with local NVMe drives that deliver a tremendous amount of performance. These local NVMe drives are ephemeral, so if the VM fails or is deallocated, the data on the drives will no longer be available. Excelero NVMesh provides a means of protecting and sharing data on these drives, making their performance readily available, without risking data longevity. This eBook from Microsoft Azure and AMD in coordination with Excelero provides in-depth technical information about the performance and scalability of volumes generated on Azure HBv3 VMs with this software-defined-storage layer.

High Performance Computing for R&D

In this eBook, sponsored by Rescale, Microsoft Azure and AMD, we take a look at HPC deployments in support of R&D efforts. In many ways, the HPC solution in the cloud offered by Rescale on Azure delivers an unprecedented amount of power while solving for many crucial and common challenges faced by R&D and design teams across  many industries.

insideHPC Guide to NVIDIA EGX Platform: One Architecture for Every Workload

This technology guide sponsored by PNY describes how the NVIDIA® EGX™ Platform provides a single architecture to meet every data center workload need. PNY aids in GPU selection and testing allowing partners to equip customers with the  best NVIDIA EGX Platform solution based on their needs.

Intersect360 Research White Paper: Microsoft Azure Delivers HPC now into the Future with AMD

Highlighted in this white paper by Intersect360 Research, the fastest growing provider of HPC cloud solutions has been Microsoft Azure. Azure’s momentum is based on completeness of services and solutions for HPC, and this is reflected in the loyalty of Azure users. Microsoft Azure has a greater proportion of its HPC users likely to increase their usage in the future. Meanwhile, in recent years, HPC has seen a new surge in compute from Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD). As both AMD and Azure have surged in HPC, Microsoft is combining both with its HBv3 instances, featuring AMD EPYC 7003 processors.

Harnessing Data In Motion

This whitepaper from Cloudera and sponsored by Carahsoft describes how Cloudera DataFlow supports government data movement and processing. A simple, flexible, open-ended solution is required to streamline access to both structured and unstructured data from sources from the edge and across the enterprise so agencies can use their legacy and modernized systems to take advantage of the new insights available.

Chip Geopolitics: If China Invades, Make Taiwan ‘Unwantable’ by Destroying TSMC, Military Paper Suggests

US military planners are taking notice of a suggestion by two military scholars calling for the destruction of semiconductor foundry company Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), whose fabs produce advanced microprocessors used in HPC and AI, in the event China invades the island nation A news story in today’ edition of Data Center Times cites […]

New Supercomputer Enables Rugged, Real-Time AI at the Edge

Program managers face hard tradeoffs bringing artificial intelligence to in-the-field use cases. This whitepaper describes a new AI server from One Stop Systems that shows what capabilities they should look for in portable, rugged AI deployments.