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Video: Enabling the Future of Artificial Intelligence

In this video from the Intel HPC Developer Conference, Andres Rodriguez describes his presentation on Enabling the Future of Artificial Intelligence. “Intel has the industry’s most comprehensive suite of hardware and software technologies that deliver broad capabilities and support diverse approaches for AI—including today’s AI applications and more complex AI tasks in the future.”

NVIDIA TITAN V GPU Brings Volta to the Desktop for AI Development

Today NVIDIA introduced their new high end TITAN V GPU for desktop PCs. Powered by the Volta architecture, TITAN V excels at computational processing for scientific simulation. Its 21.1 billion transistors deliver 110 teraflops of raw horsepower, 9x that of its predecessor, and extreme energy efficiency. “With TITAN V, we are putting Volta into the hands of researchers and scientists all over the world. I can’t wait to see their breakthrough discoveries.”

Data Vortex Technologies Teams with Providentia Worldwide for HPC

Data Vortex Technologies has formalized a partnership with Providentia Worldwide, LLC. Providentia is a technologies and solutions consulting venture which bridges the gap between traditional HPC and enterprise computing. The company works with Data Vortex and potential partners to develop novel solutions for Data Vortex technologies and to assist with systems integration into new markets. This partnership will leverage the deep experience in enterprise and hyperscale environments of Providentia Worldwide founders, Ryan Quick and Arno Kolster, and merge the unique performance characteristics of the Data Vortex with traditional systems.

Intel Select Solutions: BigStack 2.0 for Genomics

BIGstack 2.0 incorporates our latest Intel Xeon Scalable processors, Intel 3D NAND SSD, and Intel FPGAs while also leveraging the latest genomic tools from the Broad Institute in GATK 3.8 and GATK 4.0. This new stack provides a 3.34x speed up in whole genome analysis and a 2.2x daily throughput increase. It is able to deliver these performance improvements with a cost of just $5.68 per whole genome analyzed. The result: researchers will be able to analyze more genomes, more quickly and at lower cost, enabling new discoveries, new treatment options, and faster diagnosis of disease.

Cray Joins Big Data Center at NERSC for AI Development

Today Cray announced the Company has joined the Big Data Center at NERSC. The collaboration between the two organizations is representative of Cray’s commitment to leverage its supercomputing expertise, technologies, and best practices to advance the adoption of Artificial Intelligence, deep learning, and data-intensive computing. “We are really excited to have Cray join the Big Data Center,” said Prabhat, Director of the Big Data Center, and Group Lead for Data and Analytics Services at NERSC. “Cray’s deep expertise in systems, software, and scaling is critical in working towards the BDC mission of enabling capability applications for data-intensive science on Cori. Cray and NERSC, working together with Intel and our IPCC academic partners, are well positioned to tackle performance and scaling challenges of Deep Learning.”

BioBurst: Leveraging Burst Buffer Technology for Campus Research Computing

In this video from the DDN User Group at SC17, Ron Hawkins from the San Diego Supercomputer Center presents: BioBurst — Leveraging Burst Buffer Technology for Campus Research Computing. Under an NSF award, SDSC will implement a separately scheduled partition of TSCC with technology designed to address key areas of bioinformatics computing including genomics, transcriptomics, […]

Video: IBM Launches POWER9 Nodes for the World’s Fastest Supercomputers

In this video from SC17, Adel El Hallak from IBM unveils the POWER9 servers that will form the basis of the world’s fastest “Coral” supercomputers coming to ORNL and LLNL. “In addition to arming the world’s most powerful supercomputers, IBM POWER9 Systems is designed to enable enterprises around the world to scale unprecedented insights, driving scientific discovery enabling transformational business outcomes across every industry.”

DDN Simplifies High Performance Storage at SC17

In this video from SC17 in Denver, James Coomer from DDN describes how the company is driving high performance storage for HPC. For more than 15 years, DDN has designed, developed, deployed, and optimized systems, software, and solutions that enable enterprises, service providers, universities, and government agencies to generate more value and accelerate time to insight from their data and information, on premise and in the cloud.

Kingston NVMe Technologies Speed Up HPC at SC17

In this video from SC17 in Denver, Rich Kanadjian from Kingston describes the company’s wide array server memory and NVMe PCIe Flash solutions for HPC. “Today’s supercomputing installations are capable of doing billions of calculations per second and managing data in enormous volume and velocity. Kingston continues to provide top data solutions with reliability and predictable performance for the world’s most powerful HPC and enterprise big data applications, while also laying the groundwork for future innovation in data center efficiency.”

Consumer GPUs come to NVIDIA GPU Cloud for AI Research

Today NVIDIA announced that hundreds of thousands of AI researchers using desktop GPUs can now tap into the power of NVIDIA GPU Cloud. “With GPU-optimized software now available to hundreds of thousands of researchers using NVIDIA desktop GPUs, NGC will be a catalyst for AI breakthroughs and a go-to resource for developers worldwide.”