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Zenuity and HPE to develop next generation autonomous cars

HPE has been selected by Zenuity, a leading developer of software for self-driving and assisted driving cars, to provide the crucial AI and HPC infrastructure it needs in order to develop next generation autonomous driving (AD) systems. “HPE will provide Zenuity with core data processing services that will allow Zenuity to gather, store, organize and analyze the data it generates globally from its network of test vehicles and software development centers. The end-to-end IT infrastructure will be delivered as-a-Service through HPE GreenLake.”

Full Roundup: SC19 Booth Tour Videos from insideHPC

Now that SC19 is behind us, it’s time to gather our booth tour videos in one place. Throughout the course of the show, insideHPC talked to dozens of HPC innovators showcasing the very latest in hardware, software, and cooling technologies.

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.”

Video: Lustre Features and Future

Andreas Dilger from Whamcloud gave this talk at LAD’19 in Paris. “For a number of years, a majority of the world’s 100 fastest supercomputers have relied on Lustre for their storage needs. If you need lots of data fast and reliably, and value the flexibility of using a wide choice of block storage and want to become part of a world-wide open community, then Lustre is a good choice.”

Video: Lustre Community Release Update

In this video from LAD’19 in Paris, Peter Jones from Whamcloud presents: Lustre Community Release Update. “Lustre is a vibrant Open Source project with many organizations working on new features and improvements in parallel. We coordinate those efforts primarily through OpenSFS and EOFS. Meeting development target dates is a difficult task for any software project, but doubly so in a globally distributed Open Source project.”

OpenSFS Announces Lustre 2.13.0 Release

On December 5, OpenSFS announced Lustre 2.13.0 Release has been declared GA and is available for download. The Lustre file system is a open source, parallel file system that supports the requirements of leadership class HPC and Enterprise environments worldwide. Lustre provides a POSIX compliant interface and scales to thousands of clients, petabytes of storage, and has demonstrated over a terabyte per second of sustained I/O bandwidth. “New features include: Persistent Client Cache, Multi-Rail Routing, Overstriping, and self-extending layouts.”

Lustre Trademark Released to User Community

In this video from SC19, Stephen Simms from OpenSFS and Frank Baetke from EOFS announce the release of the Lustre trademark back to the Lustre community. “We are very pleased to have reached such an agreement with Seagate and are exited that from now on the Lustre community represented by EOFS and OpenSFS equally owns all the assets related to the URL lustre.org as well as the word LUSTRE and its design marks.”

What to expect at SC19

In this special guest feature, Dr. Rosemary Francis gives her perspective on what to look for at SC19 conference next week in Denver. “There are always many questions circling the HPC market in the run up to Supercomputing. In 2019, the focus is even more focused on the cloud in previous years. Here are a few of the topics that could occupy your coffee queue conversations in Denver this year.”

Production Trial Shows Global Science Possible with CAE-1 100Gbps link

In early November, A*CRC, ICM, and Zettar conducted a production trial over the newly built Collaboration Asia Europe-1 (CAE-1) 100Gbps link connecting Europe and Singapore. “The project has established a historical first,” said Zettar CEO Chin Fang. “For the first time over the newly built CAE-1 link, with a production setup at ICM end, it has shown that moving data at great speed and scale between Poland (and thus Eastern Europe) and Singapore is a reality. Furthermore, although the project was initiated only in mid-October, all goals have been reached and a few new grounds have also been broken as well. It is also a true international collaboration.”

AMD to Power Cray Shasta Supercomputer coming to AWE in the UK

Today Cray announced that the United Kingdom’s Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) has selected the Cray Shasta supercomputer to support security and defence of the U.K. Called Vulcan, AWE’s new machine powered by AMD EPYC processors will deliver approximately 7 petaflops of performance and play an integral role in maintaining the U.K.’s nuclear deterrent. “Shasta will bring Exascale Era technologies to bear on AWE’s challenging modeling and simulation data-intensive workload and enable the convergence of AI and analytics into this same workload, on a single system.”