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Microway Deployes NVIDIA DGX-1 and NumberSmasher GPU Server to Vyasa Analytics

Today Microway the deployment of an NVIDIA DGX-1 supercomputer and Microway NumberSmasher Tesla GPU Server to deep-learning leader Vyasa Analytics. The new hardware enables Vyasa Analytics’ next phase of growth. “These systems have enabled us to branch out into a number of R&D areas that were really critical for us to be able to innovate and build out new types of deep learning approaches,” says Dr. Christopher Bouton, founder and CEO of Vyasa Analytics. “As a company working in the deep learning space, we see Microway and NVIDIA® as key partners in our ability to build innovative novel deep learning algorithms for a wide range of content types.”

Podcast: SCR Scalable Checkpoint/Restart Paves the Way for Exascale

A software product called the Scalable Checkpoint/Restart (SCR) Framework 2.0 recently won an R&D 100 Award. In this episode, Elsa Gonsiorowski and Kathryn Mohror of LLNL discuss what SCR does, the challenges involved in creating it, and the impact it is expected to have in HPC. “SCR enables HPC simulations to take advantage of hierarchical storage systems, without complex code modifications. With SCR, the input/output (I/O) performance of scientific simulations can be improved by orders of magnitude.”

Team RACKLette from ETH Zurich steps up at the SC19 Student Cluster Competition

In this video from SC19, Thor Goebel and Emir Isman from ETH Zurich Team RACKLette describe their system configuration in the Student Cluster Competition. “We are a team of motivated students from ETH Zürich in Switzerland with various fields of interests around HPC. Together we work on optimizing and tuning computations on all the different levels down from the physical hardware up to algorithmic performance optimizations wherever possible.”

Full Roundup: SC19 Booth Tour Videos from insideHPC

Now that SC19 is behind us, it’s time to gather our booth tour videos in one place. Throughout the course of the show, insideHPC talked to dozens of HPC innovators showcasing the very latest in hardware, software, and cooling technologies.

Video: GigaIO Optimizes FabreX Fabric with GPU Sharing and Composition Technology

In this video from SC19, Alan Benjamin from GigaIO describes how the company’s FabreX Architecture integrates computing, storage ans I/O into a single-system cluster PCIe-based fabric for flawless server-to-server communication and true cluster scale networking. “At the show, GigaIO announced the FabreX implementation of GPU Direct RDMA (GDR) technology, accelerating communication for GPU storage devices with the industry’s highest throughput and lowest latency.”

Microway Showcases HPC & AI Solutions at SC19

In this video from SC19, Eliot Eshelman from Microway describes the company’s innovative solutions for HPC & AI. As Deep Learning enters the mainstream, NVIDIA DGX solutions from Microway are uniquely positioned to provide the best performance when training neural networks and running production-scale classification workloads. Also new is the new AI – ANYWHERE solution, which provides complete AI-ready infrastructure, within a self-contained, high density, modular DDC data center platform.”

2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors Demonstrate Amazing HPC Performance

In this guest article, our friends at Intel discuss how benchmarks show key workloads average 31% better on Intel Xeon Platinum 9282 than AMD EYPC “Rome” 7742. Intel analysis provides strong evidence that the 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processor (Cascade Lake “CLX”) architecture provides dramatic performance for real-world workloads. An impressive array of benchmarks shows 2S systems built with Intel’s 56 core processors (Intel Xeon Platinum 9282 processor) solidly ahead of systems built with AMD’s 64 core processors (AMD EYPC 7742).

Fujitsu A64FX Arm Processors come to Cray CS Supercomputers

In this video from SC19, Takeshi Horie from Fujitsu and Steve Scott from Cray describe how the powerful Arm-based A64fx Arm Processor will power the next generation of Cray CS Supercomputers. “We are delivering the development-to-deployment experience customers have come to expect from Cray, including exploratory development to the Cray Programming Environment (CPE) for Arm processors to optimize performance and scalability with additional support for Scalable Vector Extensions and high bandwidth memory.”

GigaIO and 2CRSi to Develop Integrated Rack Using FabreX PCIe Fabric

Today GigaIO announced a partnership with 2CRSi to develop advanced server solutions for today’s data intensive environments. 2CRSi, a leading producer of high-performance computing solutions, will integrate GigaIO’s FabreX technology to enable open standards composability for data center racks and clusters. “PCI Express fabrics are a game changer in the low latency communication,” says François Jeanmougin, chief HPC officer at 2CRSi. “2CRSi is proud to collaborate with GigaIO to provide flexible, high performance interconnect.”

Inspur Showcases HPC & AI Solutions at SC19

In this video from SC19, Vangel Bojaxhi from Inspur describes the company’s innovative solutions for HPC & AI. At the show, the company featured a broad array of HPC & AI servers based on x86 and OpenPOWER as well as a new liquid cooling system. “Through engineering and innovation, Inspur delivers cutting-edge computing hardware design and extensive product offerings to address important technology arenas like open computing, cloud data center, AI and deep learning. Performance-optimized and purpose-built, our world-class solutions empower customers to tackle specific workloads and real-world challenges.”