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IBM Publishes Compendium of Ai Research Papers

Today IBM Research released a 2018 retrospective and blog essay by Dr. Dario Gil, COO of IBM Research, that provides a sneak-peek into the future of AI. “We have curated a collection of one hundred IBM Research AI papers we have published this year, authored by talented researchers and scientists from our twelve global Labs. These scientific advancements are core to our mission to invent the next set of fundamental AI technologies that will take us from today’s “narrow” AI to a new era of “broad” AI, where the potential of the technology can be unlocked across AI developers, enterprise adopters and end-users.”

Oracle Offers Bare Metal Instances for HPC in the Cloud

In this video from SC18, Karan Batta from Oracle describes how the company provides high performance computing in the Cloud with Bare Metal speed. “Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services (BMCS) public cloud infrastructure. Oracle BMCS is a new generation of scalable, inexpensive and performant compute, network and storage infrastructure that combines internet cloud scale architecture with enterprise scale-up bare metal capabilities, providing the ideal platform for demanding High Performance Computing workloads.”

XTREME-D IaaS Platform Works to Simplify HPC Cloud Cluster Management

An IaaS platform can help keep HPC cloud cluster users out of the cluster management business. A new white paper from XTREME-D, “Point and Click HPC: The XTREME-Stargate IaaS Platform”, explores how the Stargate platform, that provides a web portal to cluster resources, can increase user efficiency, eliminate cluster administration costs and acts as a “pay-as-you-go” cloud model, simplifying HPC cloud clusters and making them more accessible.

Intel Pushes the Envelope at SC18

Intel has a long history of making important announcements at the annual Supercomputer shows, and this year was no exception. This guest post from Intel covers what new technology was front and center from Intel at SC18, including its Cascade Lake advanced performance processors, Intel Optane Persistent Memory and more. Learn more about these new technologies designed to accelerate the convergence of high-performance computing and AI.

Video: Oracle Steps Up with Bare Metal for HPC Cloud Infrastructure

In this video from SC18 in Dallas, Taylor Newill from Oracle describes the company’s new Bare Metal for HPC Cloud Infrastructure. “Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services (BMCS) public cloud infrastructure. Oracle BMCS is a new generation of scalable, inexpensive and performant compute, network and storage infrastructure that combines internet cloud scale architecture with enterprise scale-up bare metal capabilities, providing the ideal platform for demanding High Performance Computing workloads.”

UberCloud Wins Three Prestigious Awards for HPC in the Cloud

We are please to announce that our friends at the UberCloud won a number of prestigious awards for HPC in the Cloud. “At Hyperion Research’s HPC Market Update Breakfast Briefing, UberCloud and partners received the Innovation Excellence Award for its UberCloud Experiment and case study #200 based on “Computer simulations of non-invasive transcranial electro-stimulation of the human brain in schizophrenia.”

XTREME-D Launches HPC as a Service at SC18

In this video from SC18, Naoki Shibata from XTREME-D describes the company’s new HPC-as-a-Service offering. “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. Our team is a technical startup for focusing HPC cloud technology. Our team has the optimal skill set for HPC architecture, public cloud architecture, rapid development of web applications for HPC, and Data Analytics for developing automated HPC architectural services.”

Amazon AWS develops their own ARM Chip – Are they Smarter than they Look?

Today the AWS cloud rolled Amazon EC2 A1 Instances powered by new Arm-based AWS Graviton Processors. That’s right, that clever fellow Jeff Bezos is making his own ARM chips. “ç processors are a new line of processors that are custom designed by AWS utilizing Amazon’s extensive expertise in building platform solutions for cloud applications running at scale. These processors deliver targeted power, performance, and cost optimizations.”

Video: Accenture Engineering Compute takes HPC to the Enterprise

The Accenture Engineering Compute (AEC) digital platform is a first mover in the industry with a highly differentiated AIML/analytics based Job-resource prediction and orchestration engine to ensure the most efficient placement of HPC workloads on-prem or in the cloud. The solution delivers dramatic gains in capital equipment utilization (~2x) , job throughput (~30%) and business agility with automated cloud bursting for HPC/Grid computing environments.

Moving HPC Workloads to the Cloud with Univa’s Navops Launch 1.0

Today Univa announced the release of Navops Launch 1.0, the latest version of the most powerful hybrid HPC cloud management product and a significant advancement in the migration of HPC workloads to the cloud. Navops Launch meshes public cloud services and on-premise clusters to cost-effectively meet increasing workload demand. “A unique automation engine allows Navops Launch to integrate third-party data sources, including storage fabric, management systems, cluster and cloud environment attributes.”