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Mellanox NVMe SNAP Technology to Simplify Composable Storage

Today Mellanox announced NVMe SNAP (Software-defined, Network Accelerated Processing), a storage virtualization solution for public cloud, private cloud and enterprise computing. This new SNAP technology allows customers to compose remote server-attached NVMe Flash storage and access it as if it were local, to achieve all the efficiency and management benefits of remote storage, with the simplicity of local storage.

Radio Free HPC Looks at NVIDIA’s acquisition of Mellanox

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at NVIDIA’s acquisition of Mellanox. “This called for an emergency session of our crack panel. While it will be several months before the full impact of this merger is felt, the RFHPC team believes this will change both the HPC and the Datacenter markets. It also signals Nvidia’s journey towards becoming more of a systems company and gives them a better shot at the enterprise AI market.”

Quobyte to showcase software defined storage for Machine Learning at GTC

Today Quobyte announced announced plans to showcase distributed storage technology at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference in Silicon Valley next week. Quobyte software defined storage turns commodity servers into a reliable and highly automated data center file system. “As machine learning increasingly becomes an indispensable tool for organizations looking to make critical decisions derived from their cumulative data, there is an increasing need for unified storage infrastructure that enables faster results and the ability to fully leverage GPUs,” said Bjoern Kolbeck, Quobyte co-founder and CEO. “We are excited to have the opportunity to present to attendees of NVIDIA’s GTC how they can quickly and easily speed up their ML workloads by overcoming data challenges associated with scale, throughput and access to all data throughout the organization.”

NVIDIA to Purchase Mellanox for $6.9 Billion

Today NVIDIA announced plans to acquire Mellanox for approximately $6.9 billion. The acquisition will unite two of the world’s leading companies in HPC. Together, NVIDIA’s computing platform and Mellanox’s interconnects power over 250 of the world’s TOP500 supercomputers and have as customers every major cloud service provider and computer maker.

Agenda Posted: OFA Workshop in Austin March 19-21

Today the OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) posted the OFA Workshop 2019 Agenda & Abstracts for their upcoming OFA Workshop. With sessions on ranging from interoperability and remote persistent memory to deployment of fabric technologies, the meeting takes place March 19-21 in Austin, Texas. “Over the three-day event, attendees will be treated to a brand-new Workshop activity that further underscores the OFA’s commitment to fostering collaboration and adoption within the advanced fabrics community.”

Video: Submer Technology for HPC Immersion Cooling

In this video, Diarmoid Daltun from Submer and Daniele Rispoli from ClusterVision describe how Immersion Cooling applies to a HPC installation, including the benefits, challenges, economics, practicality, and more. “We are a cleantech company that designs, builds and installs Liquid Immersion cooling solutions for HPC, hyperscaler, datacenters, Edge, AI, deep learning and blockchain applications. Set apart by its modular design, our technology is the most practical, resilient, eco-friendly and highly efficient Immersion Cooling solution.”

Nvidia Certifies Colovore As DGX-Ready Data Center Partner

NVIDIA has gained traction in datacenter Machine Learning with their DGX platforms. Now Bay Area provider Colovore has signed up as a colocation partner supporting NVIDIA DGX deployments. “NVIDIA’s DGX-1 and DGX-2 platforms are leading the way in solving complex AI challenges and we are proud to partner with NVIDIA and their customers to provide the most cost-effective, flexible, and scalable data center home for these servers. With close to 1,000 DGX platforms already deployed and operating at Colovore, we have tremendous experience providing the optimal footprint for DGX and HPC infrastructure success.”

Scalable Machine Learning: The Role of Stratified Data Sharding

Srinivasan Parthasarathy from Ohio State University gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “With the increasing popularity of structured data stores, social networks and Web 2.0 and 3.0 applications, complex data formats, such as trees and graphs, are becoming ubiquitous. I will discuss a critical element at the heart of this challenge relates to the sharding, placement, storage and access of such tera- and peta- scale data.”

Announcing Google’s New TPU Dev Board for Machine Learning on the Edge

Google just launched Coral, a Beta platform for building intelligent devices with local AI. To enable this initiative, Google is making an edge version of its TensorFlow Processing Unit available for sale for the first time. “Our first hardware components feature the new Edge TPU, a small ASIC designed by Google that provides high-performance ML inferencing for low-power devices. For example, it can execute state-of-the-art mobile vision models such as MobileNet V2 at 100+ fps, in a power efficient manner.”

Agenda Posted for Dell EMC Community Event in Austin

The Dell EMC Community Meeting has published their preliminary speaker agenda. The event takes place March 25-27 in Austin, Texas. The Dell HPC Community is a worldwide technical forum that facilitates the exchange of ideas among researchers, computer scientists, executives, developers, and engineers and promotes the advancement of innovative, powerful HPC solutions. The vision of the […]