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Podcast: Spell startup looks to bring AI to the people

In this AI Podcast, Serkan Piantino from Spell describes how his company is making machine learning easier. “We want to empower and transform the global workforce by making deep learning and artificial intelligence accessible to everyone. We believe that as organizations and individuals can harness the power of machine learning, our world will change quickly. Our mission is to make sure the technology driving this change is not mysterious and locked away but open and available for everyone.”

OpenStack Adds Native Upstream Support for HDR InfiniBand

Today Mellanox announced that OpenStack software now includes native and upstream support for virtualization over HDR 200 gigabit InfiniBand network, enabling customers to build high-performance OpenStack-based cloud services over the most enhanced interconnect infrastructure, taking advantage of InfiniBand’s extremely low latency, high data-throughput, In-Network Computing and more.

Registration Opens for HPC User Forum in Princeton, NJ

Hyperion Research has posted their preliminary agenda for the upcoming HPC User Forum. The event takes place March 30 – April 1 in Princeton, New Jersey. “The HPC User Forum was established in 1999 to promote the health of the global HPC industry and address issues of common concern to users (www.hpcuserforum.com). The organization has grown to 150 members.”

Los Alamos National Laboratory joins IBM Q Network for quantum computing

Today Los Alamos National Laboratory announced that it is joining the cloud-based IBM Q Network as part of the Laboratory’s research initiative into quantum computing, including developing quantum computing algorithms, conducting research in quantum simulations, and developing education tools. “Joining the IBM Q Network will greatly help our research efforts in several directions, including developing and testing near-term quantum algorithms and formulating strategies for mitigating errors on quantum computers,” said Irene Qualters, associate laboratory director for Simulation and Computation at Los Alamos.

Hyperion Research Expands Analyst Team

Today Hyperion Research announced that the company is staffing up with two new analysts for continuing growth and new business opportunities. The analyst firm provides thought leadership and practical guidance for users, vendors, and other members of the HPC community by focusing on key market and technology trends across government, industry, commerce, and academia.

GIGABYTE Brings AI and Cloud Solutions to CES 2020

GIGABYTE is showcasing AI, Cloud, and Smart Applications this week at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. “GIGABYTE is renowned for its craftsmanship and dedication to innovating new technologies that are current with the time and helping humanity leap forward for more than 30 years. GIGABYTE’s accomplishments in motherboards and graphics cards have set the standard for the industry to follow, and the quality and performance of its products have been the excellence that competitors look up to. GIGABYTE has leveraged the experience and know-how to establish a trusted reputation in data center expertise, and is responsible in supplying the hardware and support to some of the biggest companies involved in HPC and cloud & web hosting services, enabling their successes in the respective fields.”

Joe Landman on How the Cloud is Changing HPC

In this special guest feature, Joe Landman from Scalability.org writes that the move to cloud-based HPC is having some unexpected effects on the industry. “When you purchase a cloud HPC product, you can achieve productivity in time scales measurable in hours to days, where previously weeks to months was common. It cannot be overstated how important this is.”

Analytics, Multicloud, and the Future of the Datasphere

James Coomer gave this talk at the DDN User Group at SC19. James Coomer from DDN presents: Analytics, Multicloud, and the Future of the Datasphere. “We are adding serious data management, collaboration and security capabilities to the most scalable file solution in the world. EXA5 gives you mission critical availability whilst consistently performing at scale” said James Coomer, senior vice president of product, DDN. “Our 20 years’ experience in delivering the most powerful at-scale data platforms is all baked into EXA5. We outperform everything on the market and now we do so with unmatched capability.”

Cloud Compute in 2019: Workloads and Options

In this video, Oracle Sr Director Leo Leung cloud computing options by workload in 2019. “Of course there’s variance when it comes to clock speeds, when it comes to the amount of memory versus storage is on board. But generally they fall in these families: CPU based instances that have storage onboard, CPU instances that require network storage, and GPU instances that require network storage.”

Adaptive Computing Releases NODUS Cloud OS 4.0

Adaptive Computing has released NODUS Cloud OS 4.0 to help organizations simplify the deployment of cloud-hosted resources and gain access to the virtually unlimited capacity of High-Performance Computing in the cloud. In addition to offering enhanced cloud bursting configurations and capabilities, NODUS Cloud OS 4.0 is breaking down the barriers to entry into the world of advanced computing for corporations and organizations of any size.