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2019 Demand for Rescale-managed Cloud HPC Exceeds All Previous Years Combined

Today Rescale announced  that Cloud High Performance Computing (HPC) has reached a major inflection point, with more server hours consumed this year on the Rescale platform than in all prior years combined in the company’s history. Every major cloud provider now offers integrations with the Rescale platform, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM–as well as new offerings from Google and Oracle announced this week. New FedRAMP security and compliance milestones enhance the signal that mainstream companies can adopt cloud HPC.  

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.”

GigaIO Optimizes FabreX Architecture with GPU Sharing and Composition Technology

Today GigaIO announced the FabreX implementation of GPU Direct RDMA (GDR) technology, accelerating communication for GPU storage devices with the industry’s highest throughput and lowest latency. “It is imperative for the supercomputing community to have a system architecture that can handle the compute-intensive workloads being deployed today,” says Alan Benjamin, CEO of GigaIO. “Our team has created that solution with FabreX, which offers unparalleled composability and the lowest hardware latency on the market. Moreover, incorporating GDR technology only enhances the fabric’s cutting-edge capabilities – delivering accelerated performance and increased scalability for truly effortless composing. Combining our new GDR support with our previously announced NVMe-oF capabilities, we are excited to bring real composition without compromise to our customers.”

Intel and AWS Team for HPC Performance in the Cloud

In this video from SC19, Trish Damkroger from Intel and Ian Colle from AWS describe how the two companies collaborate to deliver the best possible application performance in the Cloud. “HPC on AWS, powered by Intel Xeon Scalable processors, offers the most elastic, scalable cloud infrastructure to run HPC applications, and the range of services makes it easier than ever to get started quickly, securely, and cost-effectively.”

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.

Bright Cluster Manager 9.0 Extends On-premise Clusters to the Public Cloud and Edge

Today Bright Computing announced the latest version of their Bright Cluster Manager software for HPC, OpenStack, and Data Science. “Our development team has been hard at work implementing a host of features designed to better extend on-premise clusters to the public cloud and edge, improve ease of use, lower administrative costs, and increase standardization across the enterprise. The platform enhancements included in this latest update further our mission in offering a cluster management platform that reduces complexity and decreases the effort and risk when building and maintaining Linux clusters.”

AMD Delivers Best-in-Class HPC Performance at SC19

Today at SC19, AMD announced a set of new customer wins and new platforms supporting AMD EPYC processors and Radeon Instinct accelerators, as well as the release of ROCm 3.0 development environment. “HPC organizations are continuing to adopt the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor and Radeon Instinct accelerators for more powerful and efficient supercomputing systems. The 2nd Gen EPYC processors provide twice the manufacturing application performance and up to 60% faster Life Sciences simulations than competing solutions, while the Radeon Instinct GPU accelerator provides up to 6.6 peak theoretical TFLOPS Double Precision performance for HPC workloads.”

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.”

Cloud Adoption for HPC: Trends and Opportunities

This whitepaper is an insideHPC Special Research Report sponsored by Univa. “Today many organizations solve their most difficult computational challenges by creating their own on-premises, compute-intensive, high performance data center. The latest hardware and software innovations have removed barriers that prevented many organizations from embracing HPC solutions. With more enterprises extending their own on-premises clusters into the cloud with hybrid configurations, finding the right tools for managing and scheduling workflows and automatically controlling cost remains a critical challenge.”