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Dell EMC HPC and AI Innovation Lab Moves to Liquid Cooling with CoolIT Systems

Today CoolIT Systems announced the deployment of a new liquid cooled HPC system at Dell EMC HPC and AI Innovation Lab in Round Rock, Texas. “By providing the opportunity to witness liquid cooling in action, Dell EMC allows customers to assess configuration options and performance capabilities before taking the next step to implementation,” said Patrick McGinn, VP Product Marketing & Business Development at CoolIT Systems. “CoolIT is proud to enable PowerEdge servers with liquid cooling to support higher wattage processors for increased performance, energy efficiency and rack-level density in today’s modern data centers.”

Atos and Dell EMC Centre of Excellence coming to Supercomputing Wales

Today Atos announced a new contract with Supercomputing Wales, the national supercomputing research facility for Wales that will result in a world-first Atos and Dell EMC supercomputing Centre of Excellence. This partnership will provide high performance computing facilities and big data research capabilities to a consortium of universities in Wales including Cardiff, Swansea, Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities. “We are thrilled to be part of such an important partnership to help continue the great work already being carried out by universities across Wales,” said Richard Rawcliffe, Vice President, UK Public Sector, Dell EMC.

Asetek Liquid Cooling comes to Latest Intel Compute Modules at ISC18

Today Asetek announced plans to showcase its latest liquid cooling technology integrated in Intel Compute Modules at ISC 2018 in Frankfurt. “Asetek is excited with this next step in the ongoing collaboration with Intel,” said John Hamill, Asetek Chief Operating Officer. “The integration of Asetek liquid cooling technology in Intel Compute Modules HNS2600BPBLC and HNS7200APRL serves as further validation of low pressure distributed liquid cooling for HPC and Data Center sites.”

FlyElephant and Squadex team up for expansion in AI and HPC services

FlyElephant has announced its partnership with Squadex, a Cloud Transformation Consultancy, to extend AI & Big Data consulting services and reinforce teams. “Our cooperation will enable FlyElephant customers to get top-notch consulting services and support in deployment and customization of our platform, HPC or Big Data cluster in an AWS Cloud, development and optimization of machine learning models.”, said Dmitry Spodarets, Founder at FlyElephant and AI/ML & HPC Lead at Squadex. “FlyElephant will augment Squadex’ capabilities in HPC and AI areas, enabling synergies to create new types of services in these areas.”

ThinkparQ Teams with QCT to Demonstrate BeeGFS

Today ThinkParQ announced that the company is working with Quanta Cloud Technology on a prototype HPC system to demonstrate the power of their combined technologies. Using the BeeGFS parallel file system, the demo cluster will be built around the Intel Rack Scale Design. “Utilizing BeeGFS with its ease of use, maximum scalability and flexibility such as BeeGFS on demand (BeeOND), buddy mirroring or the newly introduced storage pool concept, this demo environment provides a maximum flexibility for various customers cases to prove the value of a combined QCT and ThinkParQ solution,” said Frank Herold, CEO of ThinkParQ.

Pawsey teams with PRACE to promote Supercomputing

Australia’s Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and PRACE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote the use of supercomputers to the progress of scientific and technological outcomes, and to stimulate the industry sector both in Australia and Europe. “PRACE and Pawsey share the complexity and international nature of the science areas that each organization supports, the need to provide services to researchers who are spread across different time zones and the requirement of on-demand access to compute power for a scientific instrument.”

TCS and Intel to Establish Center for Advanced Computing for HPC in India

Today Tata Consultancy Services announced plans for a new Center for Advanced Computing to develop advanced solutions in the areas of HPC, High Performance Data Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence. The new Center at TCS’ Super Computing facility in Pune, India will be enabled by integrating the latest Intel Xeon Scalable processors with Intel Omni-Path Fabric, Intel Optane technology, BigDL and additional Intel technologies in the future. 

Quantum Corp Joins iRODS Consortium

Today Quantum Corp. announced the company has joined the iRODS Consortium, the foundation that leads development and support of the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS). “Quantum is a leader in scale-out storage and they will offer great insight into their customers’ data management needs,” said Mark Pastor, archive solution marketing director, Quantum. “This is essential for software that is driven by the requirements of the user community. The addition of Xcellis Scale-out NAS to the body of product offerings that have been tested with iRODS shows great promise for the iRODS user community.”

Coming to ISC 2018: Post 2020 Vision for HPC Workshop

ETP4HPC is organizing a workshop at ISC 2018 to prepare the post Horizon 2020 HPC vision and technology roadmap. The event takes place Sunday, June 24 in Frankfurt, Germany. “What will be next? What will be the role of High-Performance Computing and related technologies in the post Horizon 2020 era? What should be the main priorities of the EC Framework Programme 9 in that area? What will be the key assumptions for the next Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) of ETP4HPC, for the HiPEAC vision and other similar documents in the area of HPC, Big Data and AI?”

Opin Kerfi and UberCloud team up for Engineering Software as a Service

Today Opin Kerfi in Iceland announced a partnership with The Ubercloud to enable customers to gain instant access to world-leading engineering simulation capabilities through Software as a Service. “This partnership and portfolio expansion is not only valuable to current customers but also appeals to a much wider spectrum of prospects as a subscription-based and managed approach is commonly preferred by both small and large businesses. Customers can use this extra capacity to research, design, experiment and simulate as fast as they need, when they need it.”