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Asperitas and 2CRSI Announce Immersed Computing Partnership

Dutch cleantech company Asperitas and French IT specialists 2CRSI have announced a partnership on Immersed Computing during the GITEX international technology week in Dubai. “With the combination of 2CRSI and Asperitas’ Immersed Computing, we will be able to deliver sustainable integrated high performance solutions for our customers at a whole new level.”

Red Hat Powers NVIDIA DGX-1 for Ai Workloads

Today Red Hat announced it is collaborating with NVIDIA to bring a new wave of open innovation around emerging workloads like artificial intelligence, deep learning and data science to enterprise datacenters around the world. “Red Hat Enterprise Linux’s enablement of NVIDIA GPUs on our Sierra supercomputer provides commonality across our systems, greatly facilitating our users’ ability to exploit the world’s third fastest computer,” said Bronis Supinski, CTO of Livermore Computing.

OpenVDNA Project Learns Visual DNA

Fans of open source Machine Learning got a boost today with the launch of an Exascale Visual AI initiative to sequence Visual DNA from images using Volume Learning to enable new applications. “A global backbone of supercomputers will learn, record and serve visual DNA to innumerable connected applications, providing basic visual AI services for industrial inspection, inventory, commerce and daily life. Volume learning and visual DNA will become ubiquitous, popular, simple and free.”

Atos Launches Open Edge and HPC Initiative for the coming 5G World

Today Atos announced a joint effort with E4, the Jülich Supecomputing Centre, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Huawei, Mellanox, and SUSE to help shorten time-to-market for HPC and Edge deployments. “Collaborative and grassroots initiatives focused on solving real world problems are the hallmark of a vibrant ecosystem,” said Jean-Marc Denis, Head of Strategy, BigData and Security at Atos. “Addressing the challenge of supporting one trillion connected devices requires today’s infrastructure to evolve. Only the Arm ecosystem has the flexibility, scalability, and technical breadth to bring best-in-class solutions to market in areas as diverse as edge and high-performance compute.”

CoolIT Systems Teams with STULZ for Liquid Cooling Down Under

Today CoolIT Systems announced it has appointed STULZ ANZ as its master distributor for Rack DCLC products in the Australasian region. “As a business who prides itself on our innovations and future gazing approach, partnering with CoolIT ensures we can provide the latest liquid cooling technology to our portfolio of solutions, and ensure we remain at the forefront of our industry as it rapidly changes year by year.”

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.”