Sign up for our newsletter and get the latest HPC news and analysis.
Send me information from insideHPC:


OSS Introduces World’s First PCIe Gen 4 Backplane at GTC

Today One Stop Systems introduced the world’s first PCIe Gen 4 backplane. “Delivering the high performance required by edge applications necessitates PCIe interconnectivity traveling on the fast data highway between high-speed processors, NVMe storage and compute accelerators using GPUs or application specific FPGAs,” continued Cooper. “‘AI on the Fly’ applications naturally demand this capability, like the government mobile shelter application we announced earlier this year.”

European Commission Funds 10 Centers of Excellence for HPC

The European Commission has approved a multi-million funding program for developing applications in High Performance Computing. The funds will be used to help build HPC Centers of Excellence in 10 member countries. From computing the reduction of noise and fuel for passenger airplanes to assessing the effects of climate change – Applications in High Performance […]

Characteristics of Remote Persistent Memory – Performance, Capacity, or Locality?

Paul Grun from Cray gave this talk at the OpenFabrics Workshop in Austin. “Persistent Memory exhibits several interesting characteristics including persistence, capacity and others. These (sometimes)competing characteristics may require system and server architects to make tradeoffs in system architecture. In this session, we explore some of those tradeoffs and take an early look at the emerging use cases for Remote Persistent Memory and how those may impact network architecture and API design.”

New Inspur AI Server Supports Eight NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs

Today Inspur announced that their new NF5488M5 high-density AI server supports eight NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs in a 4U form factor. “The rapid development of AI keeps increasing the requirements for computing performance and flexibility of AI infrastructure. The NF5488M5 help users shorten AI model development cycles, and accelerate AI technology innovation and application development.”

Podcast: How Lenovo Intelligent Computing Orchestration is Simplifying HPC & AI

In this Intel on Ai Podcast, Dr. David Ellison from Lenovo describes the Lenovo Intelligent Computing Orchestration (LiCO). “Dr. Ellison explains how LiCO accelerates artificial intelligence training and traditional high performance computing (HPC) deployment by providing a single software solution that simplifies resource management and the use of a cluster environment. He discusses an exciting real-world deployment where data scientists use LiCO to help analyze satellite images of crop fields to drive drought prevention and increase food security.”

Pure Storage Unveils NVIDIA-Powered Ai Solutions

“The all-new hyperscale configuration of AI-Ready Infrastructure (AIRI) from Pure Storage is designed to deliver supercomputing capabilities for enterprises that pioneer real-world AI initiatives and have grown beyond the capabilities of AI-ready solutions available in the market today. Built jointly with the leaders of AI supercomputing, NVIDIA and Mellanox, hyperscale AIRI delivers multiple racks of NVIDIA DGX-1 and DGX-2 systems with both Infiniband and Ethernet fabrics as interconnect options. In addition, Pure Storage announced FlashStackTM for AI, a solution built jointly with Cisco and NVIDIA to bring AI within reach for every enterprise.”

Accelerating TensorFlow with RDMA for High-Performance Deep Learning

Xiaoyi Lu from Ohio State University gave this talk at the 2019 OpenFabrics Workshop in Austin. “Google’s TensorFlow is one of the most popular Deep Learning (DL) frameworks. We propose a unified way of achieving high performance through enhancing the gRPC runtime with Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) technology on InfiniBand and RoCE. Through our proposed RDMAgRPC design, TensorFlow only needs to run over the gRPC channel and gets the optimal performance.”

Lenovo HPC Clusters come to the Nimbix Cloud

Today HPC cloud provider Nimbix announced a new strategic partnership with Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG). “Lenovo DCG and Nimbix have teamed up to deliver flexible, powerful solutions based on Lenovo HPC clusters and the Nimbix Cloud. By bringing together Lenovo’s supercomputing expertise with JARVICE, the purpose-built, container-based, bare metal HPC Cloud platform from Nimbix, customers can tailor their hardware and software resources to meet their business requirements, no matter how demanding.”

Microway Receives NVIDIA HPC Partner of the Year Award

Today Microway announced that it has been recognized with the Americas 2018 NVIDIA Partner Network (NPN) HPC Partner of the Year Award. Microway was presented with this award at the NPN Reception and Awards Ceremony held during the 2019 NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC). “Microway lives and breathes high performance computing,” said Craig Weinstein, Vice President of the Americas Partner Organization at NVIDIA. “They’ve been a long-time partner of ours for many years and it has been a pleasure to see them flourish into one of the most well-respected, knowledgeable companies in the industry.”

DDN Accelerates Ai, Analytics, and Deep Learning at GTC

This week at GTC, DDN is showcasing its high speed storage solutions, including its A³I architecture and new customer use cases in autonomous driving, life sciences, healthcare, retail, and financial services. DDN next generation of A³I reference architectures include NVIDIA’s DGX POD, DGX-2, and the DDN’s AI400 parallel storage appliance. “DDN’s commitment to developing highly parallel and scalable architectures matches well with the high performance requirements of compute and AI applications.”