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


2nd Gen AMD EPYC Processors Power New IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

Today, AMD announced that IBM Cloud is enhancing its global infrastructure with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors to power its latest bare metal servers. Available now, these new bare metal servers are the first 2nd Gen AMD EPYC based offering from IBM Cloud and are focused on the computing power and performance required to accelerate modern workloads like data analytics, electronic design automation, artificial intelligence and virtualized and containerized workloads.

New AI Solutions from Dell Technologies

In this special guest feature, Dave Frattura from Dell Technologies writes that the company is helping customers simplify and drive data science and AI initiatives that can deliver valuable insights, automation and intelligence to fuel innovation across their IT landscape — from edge locations to core data center and public clouds. “Dell has developed new solutions to help data scientists and developers get their AI applications and projects up and running without delay.”

The Role of Middleware in Optimizing Vector Processing

A new whitepaper from NEC X delves into the world of unstructured data and explores how vector processors and their optimization software can help solve the challenges of wrangling the ever-growing volumes of data generated globally. “In short, vector processing with SX-Aurora TSUBASA will play a key role in changing the way big data is handled while stripping away the barriers to achieving even higher performance in the future.”

Video: OSS Showcases AI on Fly at GTC Digital

In this video, Jaan Mannik from One Stop Systems gives a tour of the company’s virtual booth at GTC Digital. “OSS is the leader in specialized high-performance computers for vertical markets requiring the fastest processing and storage on the planet. These technology-hungry applications include AI (artificial intelligence), deep learning, seismic exploration, financial modeling, media and entertainment, security and defense. Watch the video and to learn about how to enter to win an RTX4000 GPU!”

Supermicro Accelerates AI and Deep Learning with NGC-Ready Servers

Today Supermicro announced the industry’s broadest portfolio of validated NGC-Ready systems optimized to accelerate AI and deep learning applications. Supermicro is highlighting many of these systems today at the Supermicro GPU Live Forum in conjunction with NVIDIA GTC Digital. “With support for fast networking and storage, as well as NVIDIA GPUs, our Supermicro NGC-Ready systems are the most scalable and reliable servers to support AI. Customers can run their AI infrastructure with the highest ROI.”

Is Your Storage Infrastructure Ready for the Coming AI Wave?

In this new whitepaper from our friends over at Panasas, we take a look at whether your storage infrastructure is ready for the robust requirements in support of AI workloads. AI promises to not only create entirely new industries, but it will also fundamentally change the way organizations large and small conduct business. IT planners need to start revising their storage infrastructure now to prepare the organization for the coming AI wave.

GTC Digital Kicks off Tuesday with Free Registration

GTC Digital begins this week as virtual event with free registration. While the annual GPU Technology Conference typically packs hundreds of hours of talks, presentations and conversations into a five-day event in San Jose, NVIDIA’s goal with GTC Digital is to bring some of the best aspects of this event to a global audience, and make it accessible for months. “Apart from the instructor-led, hands-on workshops and training sessions, which require a nominal fee, we’re delighted to bring this content to the global community at no cost. And we’ve incorporated new platforms to facilitate interaction and engagement.”

Inspur Ranks in Top Three in 2019 IDC Global Server Market Report

According to IDC, Inspur ranked the top three vendors in global server revenue in 2019. Inspur was the only mainstream manufacturer in the world to maintain a double-digit growth, with an increase of 18.1% in sales and a market share of 7.0%. “Inspur has focused on the development of intelligent computing for many years, leading in the fields of AI, cloud data centers, open computing, and new data storage. With full-stack solution development capabilities in chips, boards, systems and software, Inspur is able to nimbly develop application-optimized custom computing solutions for users, and take advantage of the JDM (Joint Design Manufacturing) model to help Internet companies and large industry players remain competitive.”

GigaIO Brings FabreX to vScaler Cloud Platform

Today GigaIO announced availability of FabreX for vScaler’s management interface. As the industry’s first in-memory network, FabreX will bolster vScaler’s cloud appliances for artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning, biotechnology and big data analytics. “GigaIO entered a strategic partnership with vScaler in November 2019 to bring their excellent user interface and ease of use into the FabreX environment,” says Alan Benjamin, CEO of GigaIO. “FabreX’s integration with vScaler delivers an elegant and straight forward way for customers to improve resource utilization and create highly-composable, unified infrastructures. I am thrilled this optimization has finally come to fruition and is available to the general public.”

Podcast: One Big Debate over OneAPI

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at Intel’s oneAPI project. “The OneAPI project is a highly ambitious initiative; trying to design a single API to handle CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, and other types of processors. In the discussion, we look under the hood and see how this might work. One thing working in Intel’s favor is that they’re using data parallel C++, which is highly compatible with CUDA – and which is probably Intel’s target with this new initiative.”