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Multicore Performance Challenges for Game Developers

Game developers face a unique challenge – how to make their graphics-heavy applications perform well across a very wide spectrum of hardware devices, not just high-end systems. So while an early version of a game might have been developed on some high-end system with 10 teraflops of CPU potential in a discrete graphics card, how do you scale it down to smaller consumer devices where optimization options are more limited?

Microway GPU Systems for HPC & Deep Learning at GTC 2017

In this video from the 2017 GPU Technology Conference, Eliot Eshelman from Microway describes the company’s GPU expertise and wide range of accelerated HPC products. “Since 1982, Microway has delivered high performance computing solutions. We have in-depth experience with demanding Linux-based scientific/engineering applications. Leveraging NVIDIA’s latest Tesla GPUs, our team will design a solution for your specific applications. Our experts ensure your system is delivered fully tested and ready to run!”

Ohio Supercomputer Center runs Biggest Calculation Ever

Today the Ohio Supercomputer Center announced that is has run the single-largest scale calculation in the Center’s history. Scientel IT Corp used 16,800 cores of the Owens Cluster on May 24 to test database software optimized to run on supercomputer systems. The seamless run created 1.25 Terabytes of synthetic data.

How InfiniBand is Powering new capabilities for Machine Learning with RDMA

In this video from GTC 2017, Scot Schultz from Mellanox describes how high performance InfiniBand is powering new capabilities for Machine Learning with RDMA. “Mellanox Solutions accelerate many of the world’s leading artificial intelligence and machine learning platforms. Mellanox solutions enable companies and organizations such as Baidu, Facebook, JD.com, NVIDIA, PayPal, Tencent, Yahoo and many more to leverage machine learning platforms to enhance their competitive advantage.”

Intel to Develop New Machine Learning and AI Platform for DARPA

Today Intel announced that it has been selected by DARPA to collaborate on the development of a powerful new data-handling and computing platform that will leverage machine learning and other artificial intelligence (AI) techniques. “By mid-2021, the goal of HIVE is to provide a 16-node demonstration platform showcasing 1,000x performance-per-watt improvement over today’s best-in-class hardware and software for graph analytics workloads,” said Dhiraj Mallick, vice president of the Data Center Group and general manager of the Innovation Pathfinding and Architecture Group at Intel. “Intel’s interest and focus in the area may lead to earlier commercial products featuring components of this pathfinding technology much sooner.”

Nvidia Partners with Hyperscale Vendors for HGX-1 AI Reference Platform

Last week at the Computex conference, Nvidia launched a partner program with hyperscale vendors Foxconn, Inventec, Quanta and Wistron to more rapidly meet the demands for AI cloud computing. Through the program, NVIDIA is providing each partner with early access to the NVIDIA HGX reference architecture, NVIDIA GPU computing technologies, and design guidelines. HGX is the same […]

Radio Free HPC Tours the 100 Megawatt SuperNAP Datacenter

In this Radio Free HPC podcast, Rich gives us the lowdown on his recent tour of the SuperNAP datacenter in Las Vegas. Run by Switch, the campus has over up to 2.4 million sqft of Tier IV Gold data center space with 315 Megawatts of datacenter capacity.

Accelerating Innovation with HPC and AI at HPE Discover

In this special guest feature, Bill Mannel from Hewlett Packard Enterprise writes that this week’s HPE Discover meeting in Las Vegas will bring together leaders from across the HPC community to collaborate, share, and investigate the impact of IT modernization, big data analytics, and AI. “Organizations across all industries must adopt solutions that allow them to anticipate and pursue future innovation. HPE is striving to be your best strategic digital transformation partner.”

Podcast: Sumit Gupta on IBM’s New PowerAI Software for Data Scientists

In this podcast, Sumit Gupta from IBM describes the company’s new PowerAI deep learning software distribution on Power Systems. PowerAI attacks the major challenges facing data scientists and developers by simplifying the development experience with tools and data preparation while also dramatically reducing the time required for AI system training from weeks to hours.

Hyperion Research to hold Annual HPC Market Update Meeting at ISC 2017

Hyperion Research, the new name for the former IDC HPC group, today announced that it will hold its Annual HPC Market Update Meeting at ISC 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany. The session will take 4pm to 5pm, Monday, June 19 in the Panorama 1 room, at the Messe Frankfurt.