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insideHPC Special Report: HPC and AI for the Era of Genomics – Part 2

This special report sponsored by Dell Technologies, takes a deep dive into HPC and AI for life sciences in the era of genomics. The report also highlights a lineup of Ready Solutions created by Dell Technologies which are highly optimized and tuned hardware and software stacks for a variety of industries. The Ready Solutions for HPC Life Sciences have been designed to speed time to production, improve performance with purpose-built solutions, and scale easier with modular building blocks for capacity and performance.

ExaAM Project Aims to Transform Additive Manufacturing through Exascale Simulation

In the latest episode of the Let’s Talk Exascale podcast, we are joined by John Turner of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is principal investigator of the ExaAM project within the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Exascale Computing Project (ECP). ExaAM plans to transform AM through exascale computer simulations.

ISC 2020 Goes Digital Offering an Exciting Program for the HPC Community

ISC 2020 Digital will showcase the latest advancements in HPC, encompassing all the key developments happening in system design, applications, programming models, machine learning, and emerging technologies through a consolidated online event. This event is free from registration fee, and as the largest online HPC event this year, the organizers anticipate registration numbers to match the live Frankfurt conference [&] exhibition, which is approximately 3,700 attendees.

Infinidat De-risks Storage Infrastructure with New Offerings and Support for NVMe over Fabrics

Infinidat, a leading provider of multi-petabyte data storage solutions, announced new offerings that reduce storage infrastructure costs, mitigate the risks of technology failures and deficits, and add an extensible NVMe over Fabrics option. These offerings and functional enhancements will provide new and existing customers more flexibility in managing their high-end storage infrastructure while lowering the cost and risk associated with meeting enterprise service level objectives.

From Forty Days to Sixty-five Minutes without Blowing Your Budget Thanks to Gigaio Fabrex

In this sponsored post, Alan Benjamin, President and CEO of GigaIO, discusses how the ability to attach a group of resources to one server, run the job(s), and reallocate the same resources to other servers is the obvious solution to a growing problem: the incredible rate of change of AI and HPC applications is accelerating, triggering the need for ever faster GPUs and FPGAs to take advantage of the new software updates and new applications being developed.

Maintaining Business Continuity with the Spectra Logic Remote Installation Program

Spectra Logic launched a new Remote Installation Program to support customers during the global coronavirus outbreak. Through this program, customers will realize the benefits of their purchased Spectra solutions much sooner than would otherwise be possible where onsite assistance is not permitted. “Our new Remote Installation Program is really an extension of the outstanding onsite service and support we already provide to our customers, except that we will walk our customers through the entire installation, configuration and setup processes using remote activation, monitoring, testing and videoconferencing.”

Inspur Launches 5 New AI Servers with NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs

Inspur released five new AI servers that fully support the new NVIDIA Ampere architecture. The new servers support up to 8 or 16 NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs, with remarkable AI computing performance of up to 40 PetaOPS, as well as delivering tremendous non-blocking GPU-to-GPU P2P bandwidth to reach maximum 600 GB/s. “With this upgrade, Inspur offers the most comprehensive AI server portfolio in the industry, better tackling the computing challenges created by data surges and complex modeling. We expect that the upgrade will significantly boost AI technology innovation and applications.”

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.