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Tachyum Touts Benefits of Universal Processor at HOT CHIPS

This week at the Hot Chips conference, Tachyum CEO Dr. Radoslav Danilak described how the company’s its Prodigy Universal Processor Chip combines the best attributes of CPU, GPU and TPU architectures to overcome HPC challenges. “I look forward to sharing with attendees at HOT CHIPS how a new approach is needed to overcome the challenges faced by all those in the hyperscale datacenter, HPC and AI markets.”

Training Generative Adversarial Models over Distributed Computing Systems

Gul Rukh Khattak from CERN gave this talk at PASC18. “We use a dataset composed of the energy deposition from electron, photons, charged and neutral hadrons in a fine grained digital calorimeter. The training of these models is quite computing intensive, even with the help of GPGPU, and we propose a method to train them over multiple nodes and GPGPU using a standard message passing interface. We report on the scalings of time-to-solution.”

Fast.AI Achieves Record ImageNet performance with NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs

The NVIDIA blog points us to this story on how Fast.ai just completed a new deep learning benchmark milestone. Using NVIDIA V100 GPUs on AWS with PyTorch, the company now has the ability to train ImageNet to 93% accuracy in just 18 minutes. “DIU and fast.ai will be releasing software to allow anyone to easily train and monitor their own distributed models on AWS, using the best practices developed in this project,” said Jeremy Howard, a founding researcher at fast.ai. “We entered this competition because we wanted to show that you don’t have to have huge resources to be at the cutting edge of AI research, and we were quite successful in doing so.”

Ubercloud Posts 2018 Compendium of HPC Cloud Case Studies

Our friends at the UberCloud have published their 2018 Compendium of HPC Cloud Case Studies. “The Annual UberCloud Compendium of Case Studies is out! This is the 5th edition of this set of case studies relating to the world of Technical Computing. This year’s collection features case studies based on 13 select UberCloud Experiments, and the whole project is sponsored once again by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Intel.”

Toronto Startup Launches HPCBOX – An Elastic HPC Cloud Platform

Today Toronto startup Drizti announced the availability of HPCBOX, a desktop-centric, intelligent workflow cloud HPC platform for automating and executing application pipelines. “HPCBOX introduces an innovative method of plugging in cloud infrastructure into application pipelines and provides a rich desktop experience, including hardware accelerated remote graphics technology for authoring workflows with its workflow editor. Users from multiple industry verticals, like Manufacturing, Packaging, Automotive, Renewable Energy, Aerospace etc., who use Simulation Engineering, AI, or Machine Learning technologies and require HPC can cut costs can immensely benefit from this turn-key HPC cloud platform.”

SkyScale: GPU Cloud Computing with a Difference

In this guest post, Tim Miller, president of SkyScale, covers how GPU cloud computing is on the fast track to crossing the chasm to widespread adoption for HPC applications. “Two good examples of very different markets adopting GPU computing and where cloud usage makes sense are artificial intelligence and high quality rendering.”

vScaler unlocks the benefits of Virtualization for GPU Power Users

vScaler has rolled-out native Virtual GPU (vGPU), empowering customers with the ability to split a single physical GPU up in to a number of smaller virtual GPUs. This approach offers greater cost-efficiency for those that don’t require the full power of a dedicated GPU. “With support for containerized environments such as Docker and Kubernetes, and the recent addition of vGPU support, vScaler speeds-up and simplifies the large scale deployments of GPU-accelerated applications.”

Altair Orchestrates HPC Workloads with PBS Pro at ISC 2018

In this video from ISC 2018, Sam Mahalingam from Altair provides an update on the company’s latest software innovations for managing HPC Workloads. “This year, with the announcement of the new PBS Works 2018, Altair is once again furthering its commitment to support the needs of the entire HPC community. This new release includes significant PBS Professional updates, a brand new intuitive user interface, and several advanced admin features. It also introduces a new HPC cloud management platform that allows seamless cloud bursting and puts cloud infrastructures under your control.”

Xtreme-D Showcases Innovative Solutions for Managing HPC Clouds at ISC 2018

In this video from ISC 2018 in Frankfurt, Naoki Shibata from Xtreme-D describes the company’s the company’s innovative solutions for deploying and managing HPC clouds. “Customers can use our easy-to-deploy turnkey HPC cluster system on public cloud, including setup of HPC middleware (OpenHPC-based packages), configuration of SLURM, OpenMPI, and OSS HPC applications such as OpenFOAM. The user can start the HPC cluster (submitting jobs) within 10 minutes on the public cloud.”

How Dell EMC Powers HPC in the Cloud with R Systems

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting, Brian Kucic from R Systems describes how Dell EMC powers the company’s HPC Cloud solutions. “R Systems NA, Inc. provides High Performance Computer Cluster resources and technical expertise to commercial and institutional research clients through the R Systems brand and the Dell HPC Cloud Services Partnership. In addition to our industry standard solutions, R Systems Engineers assist clients in selecting the components of their optimal cluster configuration.”