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Atos Launches Open Edge and HPC Initiative for the coming 5G World

Today Atos announced a joint effort with E4, the Jülich Supecomputing Centre, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Huawei, Mellanox, and SUSE to help shorten time-to-market for HPC and Edge deployments. “Collaborative and grassroots initiatives focused on solving real world problems are the hallmark of a vibrant ecosystem,” said Jean-Marc Denis, Head of Strategy, BigData and Security at Atos. “Addressing the challenge of supporting one trillion connected devices requires today’s infrastructure to evolve. Only the Arm ecosystem has the flexibility, scalability, and technical breadth to bring best-in-class solutions to market in areas as diverse as edge and high-performance compute.”

Video: SCinet Prepares World’s Fastest Network for SC18

In this video, the SCinet team prepares the world’s fastest show network for SC18. “With this improved infrastructure in place, SCinet will deliver an anticipated 4.12 terabits per second of network capacity to a million square feet of exhibit space for SC18 in November. When the conference ends, all that SCinet-facilitated fiber will remain in place for future use by Dallas and its millions of visitors.”

Job of the Week: HPC System Administrator at AUS

The American University of Sharjah (AUS) is seeking an HPC System Administrator in our Job of the Week. “American University of Sharjah (AUS) invites applications for an HPC System Administrator position commencing in the Spring 2019 semester at the latest. AUS is seeking a highly motivated individual with proven experience in managing software and hardware HPC installations for research applications, with emphasis on utilizing open source tools and platform.

OARnet in Ohio to Help Researchers Accelerate Big Data Sharing

OARnet recently joined several other regional and federal network organizations on a three-year, $3.5 million grant to help scientists more efficiently work with massive datasets that have become essential to modern scientific discovery. “Throughout Ohio, and across the nation, we are seeing researchers transmitting an ever-increasing volume of larger and larger datasets over our networks,” said Paul Schopis, executive director of OARnet. “These vast stores of information are laying the foundations for improvements in health and prosperity. As research and education networks serving these educators, scientists and engineers, we have to develop the techniques, infrastructure and policies that will fully support their information-sharing needs.”

Why SC18 is a Key Event for Tackling our Planet’s Toughest Challenges

In this special guest feature, SC18 Conference Chair Ralph A. McEldowney writes that HPC is now more crucial than ever to empower science for the benefit of humanity. “From hurricane and earthquake predictions to solving global hunger challenges – the importance of HPC has never been greater. Join us in Dallas, Texas for the 30th Anniversary of the SC Conference Series, Nov 11-16, 2018, and be inspired to make a difference.”

Big Data over Big Distance: Zettar Moves a Petabyte over 5000 Miles in 29 Hours

Today AIC announced a world-record in data transfer: one petabyte in 29 hours encrypted data transfer, with data integrity checksum unconditionally enabled, over a distance of 5000 miles. The average transfer rate is 75Gbps, or 94% utilization of the available bandwidth of 80Gbps. “Even with massive amounts of data, this test confirmed once more that it’s completely feasible to carry out long distance, fully encrypted and checksum-ed data transfer at nearly the line-rate, over a shared and production network.”

GPU-powered SQream DB Boosts Query Performance up to 150% for IBM POWER9

Today SQream announced that its GPU-powered SQream DB software now includes optimized support for the IBM POWER9 multi-core architecture. “GPU-accelerated analytics are an increasingly important part of our industry,” said Sumit Gupta, VP of HPC and AI for IBM Cognitive Systems. “The announcement of SQream on the IBM POWER9 platform takes this concept to another level of performance, as the POWER9 CPU with embedded NVIDIA NVLink interface to NVIDIA’s GPUs allows SQream to enable even faster processing of data on POWER9 servers.”

Mellanox InfiniBand to Power Eagle Supercomputer coming to NREL

Today Mellanox announced that InfiniBand has been chosen to accelerate the new Eagle supercomputer at NREL. The pending 8 Petaflop system will consist of more than 2100 nodes and deliver 3 times the performance compared to NREL’s current supercomputing platform. Eagle will be put into production in January 2019. “The Eagle supercomputer will enable NREL’s researchers to run increasingly detailed models that simulate complex processes and phenomena, to gain new insights and innovations in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies,” said Steve Hammond, NREL’s Computational Science Director at NREL.”

One Stop Systems Introduces World’s First Gen 4 PCIe Cable Adapter

Today One Stop Systems introduced the world’s first PCIe Gen 4 cable adapter, the HIB68-x16. “OSS has consistently been the first-to-market with each generation of PCIe cable adapters and Gen 4 is no exception,” said Steve Cooper, CEO of OSS. “OSS cable adapters form the core of our high-performance computing products, and this new Gen 4 adapter offers double the IO performance for our customers in the HPC, military, media and entertainment markets. They can now take advantage of the additional bandwidth available in Gen 4-equipped servers and be ready when Gen 4 IO cards hit the market.”

Video: Hewlett Packard Labs teams with Mentor for LightSuite Photonic Compiler

“Mentor’s LightSuite Photonic Compiler represents a quantum leap in automating what has up to now been a highly manual, full-custom process that required deep knowledge of photonics as well as electronics,” said Joe Sawicki, vice president and general manager of the Design-to-Silicon Division at Mentor, a Siemens business. “With the new LightSuite Photonic Compiler, Mentor is enabling more companies to push the envelope in creating integrated photonic designs.”