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Scientific Machine Learning and HPC-AI Technology Convergence

Though AI has been widely demystified, its full materialization in real field implementation entails diversified challenges. The article by Dr Cédric Bourrasset (Atos) gives perspective on the hiccups and recommendations on the way to realize “Scientific Machine Learning and HPC-AI technology convergence”

10 Questions to Ask When Starting With AI – Part 4

In this insideHPC Guide, “10 Questions to Ask When Starting With AI,” our friends over at WEKA offer 10 important questions to ask when starting with AI, specifically planning for success beyond the initial stages of a project. Reasons given for these failures include not having a plan ahead of time, not getting executive or business leadership buy-in, or failing to find the proper team to execute the project. Chasing the hot technology trend without having a proper strategy often leads companies down the path of failure.

Hyperion HPC User-Buyer Study: Demand for Sim-Analytics Systems, a Throughput Boom, FPGAs and AMD GPUs on the Move and Other Findings

Industry analyst firm Hyperion Research has completed its latest study of high performance computing buyers and users, it’s first since 2017, and the report reveals a quickly evolving and innovating industry in which, among other findings, end users are figuring out how to leverage the variety of compute architectures while also calling for HPC systems […]

GIGABYTE Releases 2U Server: G262-ZR0 with NVIDIA HGX A100 4-GPU

Taipei, Taiwan, February 19th 2020 – GIGABYTE Technology, (TWSE: 2376), maker of high-performance servers and workstations, today announced the G262-ZR0 for HPC, AI, and data analytics. Designed to support high-level of performance in GPU computing, the G262-ZR0 incorporates fast PCIe 4.0 throughput in addition to NVIDIA HGX technologies and NVIDIA® NVLink® to provide industry leading […]

Google, Microsoft and Qualcomm Protest Nvidia-Arm Acquisition

On the heels of an announcement by Arm Holdings yesterday that its silicon partners in the third quarter of 2020 shipped 6.7 billion Arm-based chips, news stories from CNBC and Bloomberg report that Google, Microsoft and Qualcomm are filing complains to U.S. antitrust regulators about Nvidia’s intended acquisition of Arm from Softbank for $40 billion, […]

Things to Know When Assessing, Piloting, and Deploying GPUs – Part 3

In this insideHPC Guide, our friends over at WEKA suggest that when organizations decide to move existing applications or new applications to a GPU-influenced system there are many items to consider, such as assessing the new environment’s required components, implementing a pilot program to learn about the system’s future performance, and considering eventual scaling to production levels.

Things to Know When Assessing, Piloting, and Deploying GPUs – Part 2

In this insideHPC Guide, our friends over at WEKA suggest that when organizations decide to move existing applications or new applications to a GPU-influenced system there are many items to consider, such as assessing the new environment’s required components, implementing a pilot program to learn about the system’s future performance, and considering eventual scaling to production levels.

HPE to Build $35M+ NCAR Supercomputer for Extreme Weather Research

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) this morning said it has won a $35+ million contract to build a supercomputer for the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), a federal geoscience R&D center for meteorology, climate change and solar activity. HPE said the CPU/GPU-powered system, funded by the National Science Foundation, is expected to deliver 3.5x the […]

OEMs Join Nvidia-Certified Program – Systems Pre-tested for AI Workloads

Dell Technologies, GIGABYTE, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Inspur and Supermicro are among 11 systems makers engaged in an Nvidia certification program, announced this morning, designed to test hardware across a range of AI and data analytics workloads, including jobs that require multiple compute nodes and tasks that only need part of the power of one GPU. […]

Reading the Intel Tea Leaves: Pat Gelsinger’s HPC Paradox

As he takes charge of Intel, CEO Pat Gelsinger faces a paradox: his new company is both troubled and a revenue geyser; if Intel is to continue its historical growth rates, he’ll need the skills of a corporate turnaround artist. These contradictions surely apply to Intel’s position in HPC/AI/data center server processors, where the company […]