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Asetek Liquid Cooling comes to Latest Intel Compute Modules at ISC18

Today Asetek announced plans to showcase its latest liquid cooling technology integrated in Intel Compute Modules at ISC 2018 in Frankfurt. “Asetek is excited with this next step in the ongoing collaboration with Intel,” said John Hamill, Asetek Chief Operating Officer. “The integration of Asetek liquid cooling technology in Intel Compute Modules HNS2600BPBLC and HNS7200APRL serves as further validation of low pressure distributed liquid cooling for HPC and Data Center sites.”

Supermicro, Red Hat, and Solarflare Set World Record STAC Performance

Today Supermicro announced a new world record for lowest latency on the well-known STAC-N1 benchmark. “This benchmark was performed on a pair of Supermicro SYS-1029UX-LL1-S16 servers, each with dual 8-core Intel Xeon Scalable 6144 (Gold) processors overclocked at 4.18GHz. The servers were also loaded with Red Hat’s Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 operating system and Solarflare X2522 Adapters. Compared to all prior publicly released STAC-N1 results, the bare metal system demonstrated the lowest mean latency of 2.3 microseconds at both the base rate (100k messages per second) and the highest rate tested (1 million mps).”

New HPE Pointnext Capabilities to Accelerate Memory-Driven Computing

Today HPE announced the launch of an incubation practice with specialized skills for solving big data problems through Memory-Driven Computing. ” Our vision for Memory-Driven Computing is to enable customers to capture, keep and refine every last bit of their data, up to 10,000 times faster than yesterday’s solutions,” said Beena Ammanath, global vice president, Artificial Intelligence, Data and Innovation, HPE. “The introduction of HPE Pointnext capabilities for Memory-Driven Computing will accelerate our ability to bring Memory-Driven Computing technologies to our customers and help them solve some of their most complex problems and more quickly than ever before.”

Technology Predictions for ISC 2018

In this special guest post, Dr. Rosemary Francis looks forward to the ISC 2018 conference, which starts next week in Frankfurt, Germany. “We recently saw the launch of Summit, the first 200 petaflop system – who will unveil the next giant machine? The race for exascale will certainly to continue to be a topic at ISC and we will be asking the vendors how their plans are progressing.”

CoolIT Systems to Showcase Liquid Cooling Technology at ISC 2018

Today CoolIT Systems announced plans to showcase the company’s energy efficient liquid cooling solutions at ISC 2018. “As new advancements in HPC and AI continue to push computational boundaries, data center operators are realizing liquid cooling is, in many cases, the only answer,” said Geoff Lyon, CEO and CTO at CoolIT Systems. “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.”

BOXX Special Edition Workstation Breaks 5.0GHz Clock Speed Barrier

BOXX Technologies has announced “the world’s fastest workstation” featuring a professionally overclocked Intel Core i7-8086K Limited Edition processor capable of reaching 5.0GHz across all six of its cores. In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Intel 8086 (the processor that launched x86 architecture), Intel provided BOXX with a limited number of the exclusive, high performance CPUs ideal for CAD, 3D modeling, and animation workflows. “The APEXX SE workstation extends far beyond the celebration of the 8086 anniversary,” said Shoaib Mohammad, BOXX VP of Marketing and Business Development. “By integrating this special technology, we’re providing our customers with a unique opportunity to accelerate their workflows with historic Intel processing power they can’t get from the multinational, commodity PC manufacturers.”

Optimized HPC-AI cloud with OpenStack acceleration service and composable hardware

Shuquan Huang from 99Cloud gave this talk at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver. “In this session, we will introduce OpenStack Acceleration Service – Cyborg, which provides a management framework for accelerator devices (e.g. FPGA, GPU, NVMe SSD). We will also discuss Rack Scale Design (RSD) technology and explain how physical hardware resources can be dynamically aggregated to meet the AI/HPC requirements.”

Video: Speed Your Code with Intel Parallel Studio XE

“Modern processors perform their best with parallel code that’s both vectorized and threaded, which can run more than 100 times faster more than serial code. So how can you accomplish this more easily through parallel programming? Enter Parallel Studio XE, a suite of tools that simplifies and speeds the design, building, tuning, and scaling of applications with the latest code modernization methods.”

Lenovo Moves Liquid Cooling Forward with Neptune

Today Lenovo released details its pending Neptune liquid-cooling systems, which will enable data centers to run “up to 50 percent more efficiently, with uncompromising performance while maintaining a dense footprint.”  “In Roman mythology, Neptune used his three-pronged trident to tame the sea. This inspired Lenovo’s liquid cooling “trident” of cooling technologies: Direct to Node (DTN) warm water cooling, rear door heat exchanger, and hybrid solutions that combine both air and liquid cooling.”

Let’s Talk Exascale: Optimizing I/O at the ADIOS Project

In this episode of Let’s Talk Exascale, researchers from the ADIOS project describe how they are optimizing I/O on exascale architectures and making the code easily maintainable, sustainable, and extensible, while ensuring its performance and scalability. “The Adaptable I/O System (ADIOS) project in the ECP supports exascale applications by addressing their data management and in situ analysis needs.”