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Video: In-Memory Computing Using Photonic Memory Devices

In this video, IBM researchers describe an all-optical approach to developing direct in-memory multiplication on an integrated photonic device based on non-volatile multilevel phase-change memories. Using integrated photonic technology will potentially offer attractive solutions for using light to carry out computational tasks on a chip in future.

Sven Breuner Joins Excelero as Field CTO

Today Excelero announced that it has appointed HPC pioneer Sven Breuner as Field Chief Technical Officer (CTO.) With over a decade of leadership in the HPC industry, Sven will help expand the innovative capabilities in Excelero’s award-winning NVMesh solution by anticipating customers’ future requirements while bringing deep technical and product knowledge to the field teams.

Video: Introduction to Intel Optane Data Center Persistent Memory

In this video from the 2019 Stanford HPC Conference, Usha Upadhyayula & Tom Krueger from Intel present: Introduction to Intel Optane Data Center Persistent Memory. For decades, developers had to balance data in memory for performance with data in storage for persistence. The emergence of data-intensive applications in various market segments is stretching the existing […]

Moving Mountains of Data at NERSC

Researchers at NERSC face the daunting task of moving 43 years worth of archival data across the network to new tape libraries, a whopping 120 Petabytes! “Even with all of this in place, it will still take about two years to move 43 years’ worth of NERSC data. Several factors contribute to this lengthy copy operation, including the extreme amount of data to be moved and the need to balance user access to the archive.”

Supermicro Early Shipments Available: Intel Xeon Servers with Optane DC Persistent Memory

Today Supermicro launched its Early Shipment Program for servers and storage systems that customers can validate using next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors which are expected to be officially released later this year. “Supermicro’s entire X11 portfolio is optimized to fully leverage the next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and future innovations including Intel Optane DC persistent memory and Intel Deep Learning Boost technology to enable more efficient AI (artificial intelligence) acceleration.”

BGFS File System Shows Momentum in Asia with Pacific Teck

Today ThinkParQ announced its Platinum Partnership with Pacific Teck in APAC. Founded in 2013, Pacific Teck brings cutting edge technology products from around the world to the APAC region and since 2017, Pacific Teck has been paramount in the success and growth of BeeGFS in the deployments in APAC.

WekaIO Beats Big Systems on the IO-500 10 Node Challenge

Today WekaIO announced record performance on the IO-500 10 Node Challenge benchmark. The Virtual Institute for I/O has placed WekaIO Matrix in first place on the IO-500 10 Node Challenge list, beating out massive supercomputer installations. VI4IO republished the 10 Node Challenge list with the new rankings indicating Matrix as number one—31 percent faster than IBM Spectrum Scale and 85 percent faster than DDN Lustre.

RAID Inc. Becomes Preferred Lustre Reseller for DDN Whamcloud

Today DDN announced that RAID Inc. has been named a preferred reseller of DDN’s distribution of Lustre. “As the primary developer, maintainer and technical support provider for Lustre software, DDN implements solutions for extreme, data-intensive environments,” said Paul Bloch, president and co-founder, DDN. “Having RAID Inc. so closely aligned with us provides a real advantage in delivering the most powerful solutions to customers.”

Podcast: China Tianhe-3 Exascale machine is coming

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team takes a second look at China’s plans for the Tianhe-3 exascale supercomputer. “According to news articles, Tianhe-3 will be 200 times faster than Tianhe-1, with 100x more storage. What we don’t know is if these comparisons are relative to Tianhe-1 or Tianhe 1A. The later machine weighs in at 2.256 PFlop/s which means that Tianhe-3 might be as fast as 450 PFlop/s when complete. We also made a reference to a past episode, which we know you remember vividly, where we discussed China’s three-pronged strategy for exascale.”

Video: Computing for the Endless Frontier at TACC

In this talk from the Intel User Forum at SC18, Dan Stanzione from TACC presents: Computing for the Endless Frontier. “Coming to TACC in 2019, the Frontera supercomputer will be powered by Intel Xeon Scalable processors. It will be the first major HPC system to deploy the Intel Optane DC persistent memory technology for a range of HPC and AI uses. Anticipated early projects on Frontera include analyses of particle collisions from the Large Hadron Collider, global climate modeling, improved hurricane forecasting, and multi-messenger astronomy.”