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Can we use Machine Learning to Learn about Machines?

In this special guest feature, Ellexus CEO Rosemary Francis writes that the convergence of HPC and Ai is already changing the landscape in the world of supercomputing. “It is only as machines get faster that they are able to get cleverer. This means that more and more industries are becoming interested in making supercomputers even more powerful and investment in the exascale goal will increase.”

Versity Open Sources Next Generation Archiving Filesystem

Today Versity Software announced that it has open sourced ScoutFS, a new scale out archiving filesystem. “ScoutFS is the first GPL archiving file system ever released, creating an inherently safer and more user-friendly option for storing archival data where accessibility over very large time scales and the removal of vendor-specific risk is a key consideration.”

Survey Foretells Explosive Growth in Machine Learning Projects Over Next Two Years

Over at the Univa Blog, Gary Tyreman writes that the company sponsored an industry-wide survey to better understand what key challenges our HPC users are currently facing that are preventing them from moving their machine learning (ML) projects into production. “Our goal is to use this data to help guide our customers and recommend the right set of tools and migration options needed to accelerate value in machine learning.”

Supermicro HGX-2 Cloud Server to Sport 2 Petaflops of Ai Horsepower

Today Supermicro announced that the company’s upcoming NVIDIA HGX-2 cloud server platform will be the world’s most powerful system for artificial intelligence and HPC capable of performing at 2 PetaFLOPS. “Our new HGX-2 system will enable efficient training of complex models. It combines sixteen Tesla V100 32GB SXM3 GPUs connected via NVLink and NVSwitch to work as a unified 2 PetaFlop accelerator with half a terabyte of aggregate GPU memory to deliver unmatched compute power.”

One Stop Systems Introduces World’s First Gen 4 PCIe Cable Adapter

Today One Stop Systems introduced the world’s first PCIe Gen 4 cable adapter, the HIB68-x16. “OSS has consistently been the first-to-market with each generation of PCIe cable adapters and Gen 4 is no exception,” said Steve Cooper, CEO of OSS. “OSS cable adapters form the core of our high-performance computing products, and this new Gen 4 adapter offers double the IO performance for our customers in the HPC, military, media and entertainment markets. They can now take advantage of the additional bandwidth available in Gen 4-equipped servers and be ready when Gen 4 IO cards hit the market.”

Agenda Posted: ARM Research Summit Sept. 17-19

The ARM Research Summit has posted their Speaker List and Meeting Agenda. Livestreaming from event in U.K. will start on Sept. 17, 2018. “At the Arm Research Summit, academics, researchers and industry experts meet to discuss the latest developments in computing research and practical computing challenges. This year, we invite you to explore issues around creating a truly connected world, including the social, cultural and economic impact of a reality where over one trillion devices are seamlessly linked.”

Video: Hewlett Packard Labs teams with Mentor for LightSuite Photonic Compiler

“Mentor’s LightSuite Photonic Compiler represents a quantum leap in automating what has up to now been a highly manual, full-custom process that required deep knowledge of photonics as well as electronics,” said Joe Sawicki, vice president and general manager of the Design-to-Silicon Division at Mentor, a Siemens business. “With the new LightSuite Photonic Compiler, Mentor is enabling more companies to push the envelope in creating integrated photonic designs.”

Job of the Week: HPC Systems Engineer at R-Systems

R-Systems is seeking an HPC Systems Engineer in our Job of the Week. “R Systems is a service provider of high performance computing resources. The company empowers research by providing leading edge technology with an accessible and knowledgeable tech team, delivering the best performing result in a user friendly environment. Offerings include lease-time for bursting as well as for short-term and long-term projects, available at industry-leading prices.”

Video: NVIDIA Rolls out TensorRT Hyperscale Platform and New T4 GPU for Ai Datacenters

This morning at GTC Japan, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang announced a set new products centered around Ai and accelerated computing. Targeting Hyperscale datacenters looking to run Ai workloads, NVIDIA continues to innovate Machine Learning technologies at an unprecedented pace. “There is no question that deep learning-powered AI is being deployed around the world, and we’re seeing incredible growth here,” Huang told an audience of more than 4,000 press, partners, academics and technologists gathered on the latest stop in a GTC world tour.

Intel® Compilers Overview: Scalable Performance for Intel® Processors

Intel Compilers for C/C++ and Fortran empower developers to derive the greatest performance from applications and hardware. In this video, Igor Vorobtsov discusses nuances of Intel compiler features which enable high-level optimization, auto-parallelization, auto-vectorization, dynamic profile guided optimization, detailed optimization reports, inter-procedural optimization (IPO), and much more.