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Video: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for HPC

In this video, Vinay Kumar from Oracle describes how the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure delivers high performance for HPC applications. “Oracle offers on-demand HPC infrastructure, suitable for any HPC workload, based on the most advanced compute, storage, networking, and software technologies—at a fraction of the cost of building it yourself.”

New SC Theater at SC19 to Showcase Data-Driven Scientific Applications

SC19 will feature a new SC Theater on the exhibit floor this year. The SC Theater will showcase live presentations that advance modern data-driven scientific applications. “The SC Theater, with seating for 20 and standing room as well, is located next to SCinet on the exhibit floor. It will showcase presentations by students and technologists from the HPC community who are focused on data-driven scientific applications.”

Video: InfiniBand In-Network Computing Technology and Roadmap

Rich Graham from Mellanox gave this talk at the UK HPC Conference. “In-Network Computing transforms the data center interconnect to become a “distributed CPU”, and “distributed memory”, enables to overcome performance barriers and to enable faster and more scalable data analysis. HDR 200G InfiniBand In-Network Computing technology includes several elements – Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation and Reduction Protocol (SHARP), smart Tag Matching and rendezvoused protocol, and more. This session will discuss the InfiniBand In-Network Computing technology and performance results, as well as view to future roadmap.”

Ian Foster named DOE Distinguished Scientist Fellow

In this video, Ian Foster from Argonne accepts his award naming him as one of the DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientists Fellows. “Foster was honored “for trailblazing work in distributed and high performance computing with fundamental and long-lasting impacts on both computer science as a discipline and the practice of computing across the Office of Science.”

Ciena 800G Technology to Power Research at Internet2

Today the Internet2 advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions, has selected the latest photonic and coherent optical innovations from Ciena to transform its network to a more scalable, programmable and adaptive architecture. “Together with superior coherent modems and a proven support system, the openness, flexibility and greener profile of this network will play a key role in our ability to accelerate discoveries in the research and education community. We are delighted to have Ciena as a partner in tackling the great research and education challenges of the next decade.”

Mellanox Accelerates NVMe/TCP and RoCE Fabrics to 200Gb/s

Today Mellanox announced acceleration of NVMe/TCP at speeds up to 200Gb/s. The entire portfolio of shipping ConnectX adapters supports NVMe-oF over both TCP and RoCE, and the newly-introduced ConnectX-6 Dx and BlueField-2 products also secure NVMe-oF connections over IPsec and TLS using hardware-accelerated encryption and decryption. These Mellanox solutions empower cloud, telco and enterprise data […]

GigaIO Nominated for Connect’s Most Innovative New Product Awards

Today the San Diego Venture Group (SDVG) announced that GigaIO is a finalist Connect’s Most Innovative New Product Awards. The winning companies will be announced at the Innovation Awards, an event held annually, honoring the titans of innovation along with groundbreaking new products. “Today the San Diego Venture Group (SDVG) announced that GigaIO is a finalist Connect’s Most Innovative New Product Awards. The winning companies will be announced at the Innovation Awards, an event held annually, honoring the titans of innovation along with groundbreaking new products.”

Harvard Names New Lenovo HPC Cluster after Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon

Harvard has deployed a liquid-cooled supercomputer from Lenovo at it’s FASRC computing center. The system, named “Cannon” in honor of astronomer Annie Jump Cannon, is a large-scale HPC cluster supporting scientific modeling and simulation for thousands of Harvard researchers. “This new cluster will have 30,000 cores of Intel 8268 “Cascade Lake” processors. Each node will have 48 cores and 192 GB of RAM.”

Report: Mellanox ConnectX Ethernet NICs Outperforming Competition

Today Mellanox announced that laboratory tests by The Tolly Group prove its ConnectX 25GE Ethernet adapter significantly outperforms the Broadcom NetXtreme E series adapter in terms of performance, scalability and efficiency. “Our testing shows that with RoCE, storage traffic, and DPDK, the Mellanox NIC outperformed the Broadcom NIC in throughput and efficient CPU utilization. ConnectX-5 also used ‘Zero-Touch RoCE’ to deliver high throughput even with partial and no congestion control, two scenarios where Broadcom declined to be tested.”

GigaIO Optimizes Scalability of Xilinx Alveo FPGAs

Today GigaIO introduced FabreX support for Xilinx Alveo Accelerators, in addition to an exclusive offering that provides Xilinx FPGA developers with remote cloud access to the FabreX platform. In conjunction with the Xilinx Alveo family of adaptable accelerator cards, Xilinx developers will use FabreX to enhance proof of concept, software testing, and scale-out deployments in applications like artificial intelligence, deep learning inference, and high-performance computing.