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NVIDIA EGX Platform Brings Real-Time AI to the Edge

NVIDIA announced two powerful products for its EGX Edge AI platform — the EGX A100 for larger commercial off-the-shelf servers and the tiny EGX Jetson Xavier NX for micro-edge servers — delivering high-performance, secure AI processing at the edge. “Large industries can now offer intelligent connected products and services like the phone industry has with the smartphone. NVIDIA’s EGX Edge AI platform transforms a standard server into a mini, cloud-native, secure, AI data center. With our AI application frameworks, companies can build AI services ranging from smart retail to robotic factories to automated call centers.”

NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX-6 Lx SmartNIC Accelerates Cloud and Enterprise Workloads

Today NVIDIA launched the NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX-6 Lx SmartNIC — a highly secure and efficient 25/50 gigabit per second (Gb/s) Ethernet smart network interface controller (SmartNIC) — to meet surging growth in enterprise and cloud scale-out workloads. “ConnectX-6 Lx, the 11th generation product in the ConnectX family, is designed to meet the needs of modern data centers, where 25Gb/s connections are becoming standard for handling demanding workflows, such as enterprise applications, AI and real-time analytics.”

Supercomputing Drug Screening for Deadly Heart Arrhythmias

Using XSEDE supercomputers, scientists have developed for the first time a way to screen drugs through their chemical structures for induced arrhythmias. Death from sudden cardiac arrest causes the most deaths by natural causes in the U.S. estimated at 325,000 per year. “Stampede 2 offered a large array of powerful multi-core CPU nodes, which we were able to efficiently use for dozens of molecular dynamics runs we had to do in parallel. Such efficiency and scalability rivaled and even exceeded other resources we used for those simulations including even GPU equipped nodes,” Vorobyov added.

Paperspace Joins NVIDIA DGX-Ready Software Program

AI cloud computing Paperspace announced Paperspace Gradient is certified under the new NVIDIA DGX-Ready Software program. The program offers proven solutions that complement NVIDIA DGX systems, including the new NVIDIA DGX A100, with certified software that supports the full lifecycle of AI model development. “We developed our NVIDIA DGX-Ready Software program to accelerate AI development in the enterprise,” said John Barco, senior director of DGX software product management at NVIDIA. “Paperspace has developed a unique CI/CD approach to building machine learning models that simplifies the process and takes advantage of the power of NVIDIA DGX systems.”

Increasing HPC Cluster Productivity Through System Resource Tracking

This white paper from Bright Computing, “Increasing HPC Cluster Productivity Through System Resource Tracking” addresses the necessary steps to give administrators, managers, and users the information they need to use HPC system resources effectively, to maximize system productivity, to enable effective resource sharing, to identify waste and to provide charge-back capability.

GCS Centres in Germany support COVID-19 research with HPC

Epidemiologists have turned to the power of supercomputers to model and predict how the disease spreads at local and regional levels in hopes of forecasting potential new hot spots and guiding policy makers’ decisions in containing the disease’s spread. GCS is supporting several projects focused on these goals. “”Our workflows are perfectly scalable in the sense that the number of calculations we can perform is directly proportional to the number of cores available.”

Job of the Week: HPC Storage Infrastructure Engineer at NERSC

NERSC is seeking an HPC Storage Infrastructure Engineer for its Storage Systems Group. This group is responsible for architecting, deploying, and supporting the high-performance parallel storage systems relied upon by NERSC’s 7,000 scientific users to conduct basic scientific research across a wide range of disciplines. “The HPC Storage Infrastructure Engineer will work closely with approximately eight other storage systems and software engineers in this group to support and optimize hundreds of petabytes of parallel storage that is served to thousands of clients at terabytes per second.”

AMD Wins Slot in Latest NVIDIA A100 Machine Learning System

Today AMD demonstrated continued momentum in HPC with NVIDIA’s announcement that 2nd Generation AMD EPYC 7742 processors will power their new DGX A100 dedicated AI and Machine Learning system. AMD has an impressive set of HPC wins in the past year, and has been chosen by the DOE to power two pending exascale-class supercomputers, Frontier and El Capitan. “2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors are the first and only current x86-architecture server processor supporting PCIe 4.0, providing up to 128 lanes of I/O, per processor for high performance computing and connections to other devices like GPUs.”

Ingram Micro Artizen Soutions for HPC

In this video from the GPU Technology Conference, Rick Young from Ingram Micro describes the company’s Artizen HPC solutions. “Available now to channel partners in the U.S., the distributor’s new and exclusive line of Artizen High Performance Computing (HPC) offerings include turnkey high performance servers, ultimate workstations, and customizable supercomputing clusters, as well as computing integration and software installation services.”

Managing the GPUs of Your Cluster in a Flexible Way with rCUDA

In this talk, we introduce the rCUDA remote GPU virtualization framework, which has been shown to be the only one that supports the most recent CUDA versions, in addition to leverage the InfiniBand interconnect for the sake of performance. Furthermore, we also present the last developments within this framework, related with the use of low-power processors, enhanced job schedulers, and virtual machine environments.”