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Reduce Costs with Adaptive Computing’s NODUS Cloud Bursting Solution

“HPC organizations that utilize cloud service providers (AWS, Azure, Google, Oracle, etc.) in conjunction with Adaptive Computing’s NODUS Cloud Bursting Solution can significantly reduce their on-premise cluster sizes and costs by as much as 40-50 percent, and burst the rest of their HPC workload to the cloud, by implementing this hybrid approach.”

Video: The Convergence of HPC and Deep Learning

Axel Koehler from NVIDIA gave this talk at the Switzerland HPC Conference. “The technology originally developed for HPC has enabled deep learning, and deep learning is enabling many usages in science. Deep learning is also helping deliver real-time results with models that used to take days or months to simulate. The presentation will give an overview about the latest hard- and software developments for HPC and Deep Learning from NVIDIA and will show some examples that Deep Learning can be combined with traditional large scale simulations.”

Supermicro RSD 2.1 Pools All-Flash NVMe Composable Storage

Today Supermicro announced their new Rack Scale Design (RSD) 2.1 with pooled all-flash NVMe composable storage support for applications like high throughput ingest, HPC, data analytics, video streaming, CDN, and software-defined storage (SDS) environments. “Occupying just 1U of rack space, our all-flash NVMe storage systems support 32 hot-swap 2.5″ NVMe SSDs for a half petabyte of high-performance storage with Supermicro RSD 2.1 that can be shared by 12 hosts simultaneously,” said Charles Liang, president and CEO of Supermicro. “With dynamically composable server nodes, efficient storage utilization, and independently upgradeable compute resources, our RSD 2.1 solutions with advanced NVMe pooled storage are perfect for efficient and flexible hyperscale datacenters. In fact, we have already deployed these 32-drive systems running Hadoop workloads for a major automobile company.”

Accelize Launches App Store for FPGAs

While FPGAs have been renowned for how hard they are to program, help may be on the way. Today Acceliz launched an App Store marketplace called AccelStore for FPGA applications. Currently, the marketplace hosts accelerator functions for data compression, search-and-replace, image encoding and security running on both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and OVH platforms and delivering performance improvements from 10x to more than 1000x compared to traditional pure software implementations. “Our customers are constantly looking for ways to boost their efficiency and improve service quality. FPGAs therefore represent a powerful tool for them,” said Nicolas Savides, VP of Strategic Partnerships at OVH. “AccelStore is an essential part of our plan for making FPGA acceleration a reality for our customers.”

Call for Submissions: 2018 Perth HPC Conference

The 2018 Perth HPC Conference has announced their Call for Submissions. Hosted by the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, The event takes place August 28-29 in Perth, Australia. “The second annual HPCAIAC Perth Conference will bring industry luminaries and leading subject matter experts together from all over the world to explore major and emerging domains and share in-depth insights on AI, Data Sciences, HPC, Deep/Machine Learning, Visualization and more.”

How ZIFF Powers AI with Dell EMC Technologies

In this video from the GPU Technology Conference, David Gonzolez from Ziff describes how Dell EMC powers AI solutions at his company. “ZIFF is unique in its approach to Ai. By focusing on empowering product visionaries and software engineers, ZIFF can help organizations fully unlock the insights and automation trapped within their unstructured data.” To accelerate it’s unstructured database technology, Ziff uses the Dell PowerEdge C4140, which allows them meet the demands of cognitive computing workloads with a dense, accelerator-optimized 1U server supporting 4 GPUs and superior thermal efficiency.

Video: Supermicro Steps up with High Density NVMe Storage Server

In this video from the GPU Technology Conference, Les Lorenzo from Supermicro describes the company’s new High Density NVMe Storage Server. “Supermicro’s latest storage server platform supporting the Next Generation Small Form Factor (NGSFF) media offers a new approach to enterprise all-flash storage applications, by providing all of the benefits of cost optimized M.2 flash drives with an increase in capacity and density and adding the hot-swap capabilities required for enterprise-class applications.”

Video: AI Ready Solutions from Dell EMC

In this video from the GPU Technology Conference, Kash Shaikh from Dell EMC describes the company’s new AI Ready Solutions. “Dell EMC is at the forefront of AI, providing the technology that makes tomorrow possible, today. Dell EMC uniquely provides an extensive portfolio of technologies — spanning workstations, servers, networking, storage, software and services — to create the high-performance computing and data analytics solutions that underpin successful AI, machine and deep learning implementations.”

DDN Named Intel Technology Partner of the Year

We are honored to be recognized by our strategic partner, Intel. This award further validates our position as the world’s leading provider of data-intensive at-scale solutions,” said Alex Bouzari, chief executive officer, chairman and co-founder of DDN. “DDN’s data storage solutions provide our customers worldwide with the value-add flexibility, performance acceleration, advanced intelligent data management capabilities, and workflow simplification that are essential for on premise, hybrid cloud and public cloud requirements.”

Asperitas and Boston Collaborate on Immersed Cooling for Datacenters

Today Dutch cleantech company Asperitas announced it is partnering with Boston Ltd on Immersed Computing technologies. “Our partnership with Asperitas ushers in an exciting new chapter for our business and for our customers delivering radically improved datacenter cooling solutions coupled with intelligent energy recovery and reduced operational costs.”