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Video: Accelerated Any-Scale Ai Solutions from DDN

In this video from the DDN User Group at ISC 2018, James Coomer from DDN presents: A3I – Accelerated Any-Scale Solutions from DDN. “Engineered from the ground up for the AI-enabled data center, DDN’s A3I solutions are fully optimized to handle the spectrum of AI and DL activities concurrently: data ingest and preparation, training, validation, and inference. The DDN A3I platform is easy to deploy and manage, highly scalable in both performance and capacity, and represents a highly efficient and resilient solution for all of your current and future AI requirements.”

Why the Choice of DRAM in the Data Center is so Critical

By working with a manufacturer of DRAM products that deliver a diversity of components, data center operators can be assured that they will not have a patchwork of suppliers to work with. This guest post from Kingston Technology explores different storage structures and why DRAM performance is so crucial to data center success. 

Intel to Host IXPUG eXtreme Performance User Group Sept. 25-28 in Oregon

Intel will host the Intel eXtreme Performance User Group (IXPUG) event Sept. 25-28 in Hillsboro, Oregon. “This IXPUG conference is focused on all aspects of employing and adopting many-core processing technologies and techniques for optimal application execution, including topics that cover system hardware beyond the processor (memory, interconnect, etc.), software tools, programming models, new workloads (visualization, data analytics, machine learning, etc.) and more. The conference will provide an interactive experience focused on key topics associated with high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, data analytics, cloud computing, and more.”

DDN Building New Flash Enterprise Virtualization and Analytics Division

Today DDN announced it is rapidly hiring engineers, support and sales team members for its newly-created Server Virtualization, Analytics, VDI, Container and DevOps division. The new division will focus on helping enterprises get the most value out of their flash, virtualized and containerized hybrid cloud environments. The company is targeting to complete this round of hiring by the end of September. “We are well on our way to achieving a critical team size of 100 people for our development, support and delivery of leading flash-based enterprise virtualization, analytics, and containerized storage solutions,” said Alex Bouzari, DDN CEO and co-founder.

Podcast: Enabling Developers for the Persistent Memory Revolution

In this Chip Chat podcast, Jennifer Huffstetler speaks to the key benefits that Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory will deliver to end users and how Intel is working to support the development community to enable best use of this groundbreaking technology. Resources for Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory now have reached more than 100,000 developers and see more than 10,000 developer users each month. Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory will be available for first access by the end of 2018.

OSS Brings ATTO 32 Gb Fibre Channel to Ion Accelerator Flash Storage Array

Today One Stop Systems introduced an ATTO Technology 32 Gb (gigabit) Fibre Channel option for its Ion Accelerator 5.0 Flash Storage Array product line. “ATTO designs some of the best, most reliable and fastest Fibre Channel host bus adapters on the market today,” said Steve Cooper, CEO of OSS. “In partnership with ATTO, we’re excited to offer Ion Accelerator customers the most advanced interconnect technology for accelerating their HPC applications.”

Mellanox Rolls Out World’s Fastest Ethernet Storage Fabric Controller

Today Mellanox rolled out new BlueField-based storage controllers, offering “ultra-high performance” for Ethernet Storage Fabrics. “These BlueField storage controllers tightly-integrate flash connectivity, networking, and Arm processors to maximize performance and efficiency, while eliminating the need for a separate CPU in storage and hyperconverged appliances. This makes them perfect for connecting and virtualizing the fastest non-volatile storage.”

Radio Free HPC Discusses the IO500 Benchmark Suite with John Bent

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team talks to John Bent from the IO500 committee about why he and a team of I/O professionals created the IO500 benchmark suite. The second IO500 list was revealed at ISC 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany. “The current list includes results from BeeGFS, DataWarp, IME, Lustre, and Spectrum Scale. We hope that the next list has even more.”

NVMe Flash: A New Level of High-Performance Data Consistency for the World’s Most Demanding Workloads

The pace of today’s data growth is staggering, and it’s keeping IT specialists on their toes. This guest post from Kingston Technology explores how innovation in storage like NVMe are working to keep up with today’s most demanding data work loads. 

DARPA Selects Research Projects for Next-Gen Processing Technology

DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has announced the academic and industry research groups selected to develop new computing technologies to drive computing performance post Moore’s Law. “These projects hope to overcome one of the fundamental performance bottlenecks facing HPC users the ‘memory bottleneck’. By setting researchers the task of investigating vertical, rather than flat or planar integration of microsystem components—as well as new materials, components, and algorithms capable of closing the gap between memory and logic functions—the program managers leading the 3DSoC and FRANC programs hope to create new means of computing vast amounts of information.”