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Kingston and Madison Cloud Showcase Private MultiCloud Storage for HPC at SC19

Kingston is demonstrating its latest DRAM and NVMe PCIe Flash solutions for HPC at SC19 this week. The company will showcase the consistent data performance and reliability of its forthcoming DC1000M U.2 NVMe SSD, purpose-built for data-intensive enterprise workloads and HPC architectures at the forefront of new AI and machine learning applications. “We are proud to share how Kingston’s solutions are an integral part of the stack behind the next breakthroughs in computing, providing the performance required in the world’s most extreme computing environments and applications.”

Formulus Black Showcases High-Performance Memory-Based Storage and Virtualization at SC19

Venture-backed startup Formulus Black is showcasing its Forsa solution at SC19. Forsa enables memory to be provisioned and managed as a high-performance, low-latency storage media for the most-demanding workloads. “Formulus Black is disrupting the server market by elevating the role of memory on servers as both a caching layer and a tier 1 low latency storage media for I/O intensive processes” said Jing Xie, Chief Operating Officer at Formulus Black.

Dell Technologies Introduces New Solutions to Advance HPC and AI Innovation

At SC19 this week, Dell Technologies is introducing several new solutions, reference architectures and portfolio advancements all designed to simplify and accelerate customers’ HPC and AI efforts. “There’s a lot of value in the data that organizations collect, and HPC and AI are helping organizations get the most out of this data,” said Thierry Pellegrino, vice president of HPC at Dell Technologies. “We’re committed to building solutions that simplify the use and deployment of these technologies for organizations of all sizes and at all stages of deployment.”

Video: NVIDIA Magnum IO Moves Big Data Faster than Previously Possible

Today NVIDIA introduced NVIDIA Magnum IO, a suite of software to help data scientists and AI and high performance computing researchers process massive amounts of data in minutes, rather than hours. “Optimized to eliminate storage and input/output bottlenecks, Magnum IO delivers up to 20x faster data processing for multi-server, multi-GPU computing nodes when working with massive datasets to carry out complex financial analysis, climate modeling and other HPC workloads.”

DDN Launches New Data Management Capabilities and Platforms for AI and HPC

Today DDN announced new infrastructure and multicloud solutions ahead of its return to SC19 in Denver. “We are adding serious data management, collaboration and security capabilities to the most scalable file solution in the world. EXA5 gives you mission critical availability whilst consistently performing at scale” said James Coomer, senior vice president of product, DDN. “Our 20 years’ experience in delivering the most powerful at-scale data platforms is all baked into EXA5. We outperform everything on the market and now we do so with unmatched capability.”

What to expect at SC19

In this special guest feature, Dr. Rosemary Francis gives her perspective on what to look for at SC19 conference next week in Denver. “There are always many questions circling the HPC market in the run up to Supercomputing. In 2019, the focus is even more focused on the cloud in previous years. Here are a few of the topics that could occupy your coffee queue conversations in Denver this year.”

Panasas to Showcase “Fastest HPC Parallel File System at any Price-Point” at SC19

“The next generation of PanFS on ActiveStor Ultra offers unlimited performance scaling in 4 GB/s building blocks, utilizing multi-tier intelligent data placement to maximize storage performance by placing metadata on low-latency NVMe SSDs, small files on high IOPS SSDs and large files on high-bandwidth HDDs. The system’s balanced node architecture optimizes networking, CPU, memory and storage capacity to prevent hot spots and bottlenecks, ensuring consistently high performance regardless of workload.”

Enabling HPC with Intel on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Cloud Services built on Intel technology offers best-in-class services across software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and even lets you put Oracle Cloud in your own data center. “With optimized Intel processors, solid state drives, and other Intel-based technologies such as Intel Resource Director, Oracle Cloud offers solutions that enable enterprises to architect long-term strategies and solutions to meet their unique business requirements. Intel technologies utilized by Oracle Cloud support the broadest set of workloads, including media processing, machine learning, data analytics, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence.”

Epic HPC Road Trip stops at NERSC for a look at Big Network and Storage Challenges

In this special guest feature, Dan Olds from OrionX continues his Epic HPC Road Trip series with a stop at NERSC. “NERSC is unusual in that they receive more data than they send out. Client agencies process their raw data on NERSC systems and then export the results to their own organizations. This puts a lot of pressure on storage and network I/O, making them top priority at NERSC.”

Enabling Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with IBM Spectrum Scale

In this video, Doug O’Flaherty from IBM describes how Spectrum Scale Storage (GPFS) helps Oracle Cloud Infrastructure delivers high performance for HPC applications. “To deliver insights, an organization’s underlying storage must support new-era big data and artificial intelligence workloads along with traditional applications while ensuring security, reliability and high performance. IBM Spectrum Scale meets these challenges as a high-performance solution for managing data at scale with the distinctive ability to perform archive and analytics in place.”