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Xilinx Acquires DeePhi Tech, a Machine Learning Startup based in China

Today FPGA maker Xilinx announced that it has acquired DeePhi Technology, a Beijing-based privately held start-up with industry-leading capabilities in machine learning, specializing in deep compression, pruning, and system-level optimization for neural networks. “Xilinx will continue to invest in DeePhi Tech to advance our shared goal of deploying accelerated machine learning applications in the cloud as well as at the edge.”

NEC Accelerates HPC with Vector Computing at ISC 2018

In this video from ISC 2018, Oliver Tennert from NEC Deutschland GmbH introduces the company’s vector computing technologies for HPC and Machine Learning. “The NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA is the newest in the line of NEC SX Vector Processors with the worlds highest memory bandwidth. The Processor that is implemented in a PCI-e form factor can be configured in many flexible configurations together with a standard x86 cluster.”

Univa Brings Navops to HPC at ISC 2018

In this video, Gary Tyreman from Univa describes how the company is helping HPC users move their workloads to the Cloud with their Navops products. “Univa is the leading innovator in workload management and orchestration solutions. With Navops suite of products, Univa is bringing its expertise to containers. Univa Navops is a suite of products that enable enterprises to easily migrate to the cloud or hybrid cloud, increase efficiencies and run containers at scale.”

Spectra Logic Enhances Tape Library Offerings

Today Spectra Logic announced a set of updates to its enterprise tape libraries. The enhancements benefit customers in government, scientific research, high performance computing, media and entertainment, and public cloud environments who must preserve massive amounts of data long term. “In today’s world, organizations that extract more value from their data gain a competitive edge,” said Nathan Thompson, CEO of Spectra Logic. “Advancements in tape library functionality benefit organizations with large-scale computing platforms, enabling them to use, retain and, in some cases, retrieve enormous amounts of data quickly, securely and affordably for the long term.”

Quantum Corporation Optimizes Data Intensive Workloads at ISC 2018

In this video from ISC 2018, Laura Shepard and Jason Coari from Quantum Corporation describe how the company’s high speed storage solutions power AI & HPC applications. “At ISC, Quantum highlighted end-to-end storage capabilities for large-scale HPC environments. Quantum offerings featured at their exhibit included high-performance Xcellis scale-out storage appliances to support data-intensive processing workflows, and StorNext HSM for automated migration of extremely large data sets to cost-effective storage tiers such as tape, object storage and the cloud.”

SUSE offers Optimized HPC Modules at ISC 2018

In this video from ISC 2018, Jeff Reser from SUSE describes how the company’s software enables High Performance Computing with HPC Modules, lower costs, and support for ARM. “SUSE Linux Enterprise for High Performance Computing provides a parallel computing platform for high performance data analytics workloads such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. Fueled by the need for more compute power and scale, businesses around the world today are recognizing that a high performance computing infrastructure is vital to supporting the analytics applications of tomorrow.”

Moab Cloud for the HPC Suite Adds New Capabilities

Today Adaptive Computing Enterprises announced that it has changed the name of its flagship software product “Moab” to “Moab Cloud for the HPC Suite.” The new name more accurately reflects the product’s additional cloud-bursting capabilities. “Moab Cloud for the HPC Suite adds a new level of benefits for HPC ecosystems by combining the time-tested elements of Moab with advanced cloud-bursting capabilities. The new solution can “burst” additional workloads to an external cloud on-demand. It is easy to use, manage, and configure and integrates with on-premise resources. It offers full stack provisioning, is automated, and is very cost-effective for customers.”

ISC 2018: NVIDIA DGX-2 — The World’s Most Powerful AI System on Display

In this video, Satinder Nijjar from NVIDIA describes the new DGX-2 GPU supercomputer. “Experience new levels of AI speed and scale with NVIDIA DGX-2, the first 2 petaFLOPS system that combines 16 fully interconnected GPUs for 10X the deep learning performance. It’s powered by NVIDIA DGX software and a scalable architecture built on NVIDIA NVSwitch, so you can take on the world’s most complex AI challenges.”

DDN Steps Up to HPC & AI Workloads at ISC 2018

In this video from ISC 2018, James Coomer from DDN describes the company’s latest high performance storage technologies for AI and HPC workloads. “Attendees at ISC 2018 learned how organizations around the world are leveraging DDN’s people, technology, performance and innovation to achieve their greatest visions and make revolutionary insights and discoveries! Designed, optimized and right-sized for Commercial HPC, Higher Education and Exascale Computing, our full range of  DDN products and solutions are changing the landscape of HPC and delivering the most value with the greatest operational efficiency.”

HPE Data Management Framework – Tiering, Organizing and Protecting your Data

In this video from ISC 2018, Mark Seamans from HPC describes how the HPE Data Management Framework optimizes data accessibility and storage resource utilization by enabling a hierarchical, tiered storage management architecture. “With HPE DMF, Data is allocated to tiers based on service level requirements defined by the administrator. For example, frequently accessed data can be placed on a flash, high-performance tier, less frequently accessed data on hard drives in a capacity tier, and archive data can be sent off to tape storage.”