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Inspur Launches 5 New AI Servers with NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs

Inspur released five new AI servers that fully support the new NVIDIA Ampere architecture. The new servers support up to 8 or 16 NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs, with remarkable AI computing performance of up to 40 PetaOPS, as well as delivering tremendous non-blocking GPU-to-GPU P2P bandwidth to reach maximum 600 GB/s. “With this upgrade, Inspur offers the most comprehensive AI server portfolio in the industry, better tackling the computing challenges created by data surges and complex modeling. We expect that the upgrade will significantly boost AI technology innovation and applications.”

NVIDIA EGX Platform Brings Real-Time AI to the Edge

NVIDIA announced two powerful products for its EGX Edge AI platform — the EGX A100 for larger commercial off-the-shelf servers and the tiny EGX Jetson Xavier NX for micro-edge servers — delivering high-performance, secure AI processing at the edge. “Large industries can now offer intelligent connected products and services like the phone industry has with the smartphone. NVIDIA’s EGX Edge AI platform transforms a standard server into a mini, cloud-native, secure, AI data center. With our AI application frameworks, companies can build AI services ranging from smart retail to robotic factories to automated call centers.”

NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX-6 Lx SmartNIC Accelerates Cloud and Enterprise Workloads

Today NVIDIA launched the NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX-6 Lx SmartNIC — a highly secure and efficient 25/50 gigabit per second (Gb/s) Ethernet smart network interface controller (SmartNIC) — to meet surging growth in enterprise and cloud scale-out workloads. “ConnectX-6 Lx, the 11th generation product in the ConnectX family, is designed to meet the needs of modern data centers, where 25Gb/s connections are becoming standard for handling demanding workflows, such as enterprise applications, AI and real-time analytics.”

Supercomputing Drug Screening for Deadly Heart Arrhythmias

Using XSEDE supercomputers, scientists have developed for the first time a way to screen drugs through their chemical structures for induced arrhythmias. Death from sudden cardiac arrest causes the most deaths by natural causes in the U.S. estimated at 325,000 per year. “Stampede 2 offered a large array of powerful multi-core CPU nodes, which we were able to efficiently use for dozens of molecular dynamics runs we had to do in parallel. Such efficiency and scalability rivaled and even exceeded other resources we used for those simulations including even GPU equipped nodes,” Vorobyov added.

Paperspace Joins NVIDIA DGX-Ready Software Program

AI cloud computing Paperspace announced Paperspace Gradient is certified under the new NVIDIA DGX-Ready Software program. The program offers proven solutions that complement NVIDIA DGX systems, including the new NVIDIA DGX A100, with certified software that supports the full lifecycle of AI model development. “We developed our NVIDIA DGX-Ready Software program to accelerate AI development in the enterprise,” said John Barco, senior director of DGX software product management at NVIDIA. “Paperspace has developed a unique CI/CD approach to building machine learning models that simplifies the process and takes advantage of the power of NVIDIA DGX systems.”

Increasing HPC Cluster Productivity Through System Resource Tracking

This white paper from Bright Computing, “Increasing HPC Cluster Productivity Through System Resource Tracking” addresses the necessary steps to give administrators, managers, and users the information they need to use HPC system resources effectively, to maximize system productivity, to enable effective resource sharing, to identify waste and to provide charge-back capability.

Liqid, Dell, and AMD power Industry’s Fastest Single-socket Storage Server

Today Liqid announced that it has worked with industry leaders AMD and Dell Technologies to deliver one of the fastest one-socket storage rack servers on the market. “Liqid’s composable Gen-4 PCI-Express (PCIe) fabric technology, the LQD4500, is coupled with the AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processors, and enclosed in Dell Technologies’ industry-leading Dell EMC PowerEdge R7515 Rack Server to deliver an architecture designed for the most demanding next-generation, AI-driven HPC application environments.”

GCS Centres in Germany support COVID-19 research with HPC

Epidemiologists have turned to the power of supercomputers to model and predict how the disease spreads at local and regional levels in hopes of forecasting potential new hot spots and guiding policy makers’ decisions in containing the disease’s spread. GCS is supporting several projects focused on these goals. “”Our workflows are perfectly scalable in the sense that the number of calculations we can perform is directly proportional to the number of cores available.”

Video: Evolving Cyberinfrastructure, Democratizing Data, and Scaling AI to Catalyze Research Breakthroughs

Nick Nystrom from the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “The Artificial Intelligence and Big Data group at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center converges Artificial Intelligence and high performance computing capabilities, empowering research to grow beyond prevailing constraints. The Bridges supercomputer is a uniquely capable resource for empowering research by bringing together HPC, AI and Big Data.”

Video: Nimbus Data Unveils Next-Generation Storage OS and All-Flash Array

Today Nimbus Data announced an all-new solid state storage operating system (Nimbus Data AFX), all-new enterprise support program (Tectonic), and new all-flash array (ExaFlash One). “With its versatility, federated architecture, and multi-tenant management capabilities, Nimbus Data AFX is a well-conceived solid state storage platform for dense enterprise workload consolidation,” said Eric Burgener, research vice president in the Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group at IDC.