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Supercomputing HIV-1 Replication at TACC

Researchers are using TACC supercomputers in the fight against HIV. In a new study published in Nature, a team led by Cornell researcher found the naturally-occurring compound IP6 promotes both assembly and maturation of HIV-1. “We discovered, in collaboration with other researchers, that HIV uses this small molecule to complete its function,” said Juan R. Perilla, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware. “This is a molecule that’s extremely available in human cells and in other mammalian cells. HIV has evolved to make use of these small molecules present in our cells to essentially be infectious.”

Dell EMC Powers High Performance Computing at HPC Wales

In this video from ISC 2018, Biagio Lucini from Swansea University describes how Dell EMC is working with Supercomputing Wales on advanced computing projects including the Bloodhound Supersonic car. “Bloodhound is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1,000mph World Land Speed Record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”

Red Hat’s Relentless Focus on Open Source Software Challenges Status Quo in Supercomputing

In this guest article, Red Hat Chief Technology Officer Chris Wright explores how his company’s focus on open source software is challenging the status quo in HPC and supercomputing. “In collaboration with our partners, Red Hat is enabling new hardware architectures, supporting various acceleration technologies and cache-coherent interconnects, and driving open innovation and standardization in high-performance computing.”

PLDA and HPE to Develop Gen-Z semiconductor IP

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise and PLDA announced a joint collaboration to meet the challenges of next-generation connectivity for advanced workloads. Gen-Z is a new open interconnect protocol and connector developed by the Gen-Z Consortium to solve the challenges associated with processing and analyzing huge amounts of data in real time. HPE and PLDA are working together to develop Gen-Z semiconductor IP designed to the Gen-Z Core Specification 1.0. “PLDA is proud to collaborate with HPE to provide comprehensive design IP to silicon providers to enable volume production of Gen-Z compatible components and to enable system vendors to utilize the Gen-Z silicon components to build network, storage and compute systems and solutions,” said Arnaud Schleich, CEO, at PLDA. “This will enable an open ecosystem of Gen-Z building blocks for a variety of solutions from the intelligent edge to the cloud.”

How NVIDIA Powers Dell EMC Systems for HPC & AI

In this video from ISC 2018, Marc Hamilton from NVIDIA describes how the company is working with Dell EMC to accelerate AI and HPC workloads. “Dell EMC Deep Learning Ready Bundle customers include the new Dell EMC PowerEdge C4140 server, supporting latest generation NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPU accelerators with PCIe and NVLink high-speed interconnect technology.”

Intel and Micron to Disband 3D XPoint Memory Partnership

Micron and Intel have announced that their partnership to develop 3D XPoint memory will be disbanded over the next 12 months. “The partnership will be disbanded once the second generation of the technology has been completed next year. Technology development beyond the second generation of 3D XPoint technology will be pursued independently by the two companies.”

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.”