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Energy Efficiency and Water-Cool-Technology Innovations at Lenovo

Karsten Kutzer from Lenovo gave this talk at the 2018 Swiss HPC Conference. “This session will discuss why water cooling is becoming more and more important for HPC data centers, Lenovo’s series of innovations in the area of direct water-cooled systems, and ways to re-use “waste heat” created by HPC systems.”

ScyllaDB Announces Support for IBM Power Systems for Real Time Big Data

Today real-time database company ScyllaDB announced a new Scylla Enterprise release with optimizations for IBM Power System Servers with the IBM POWER9 multi-core architecture. By combining Scylla’s highly performant, close-to-the-hardware design with next-generation IBM Power System Servers, organizations can reach new levels of performance while also reducing the footprint, cost and complexity of their systems. “ScyllaDB has designed a powerful distributed database that extends the performance advantages we’ve introduced with our multi-core POWER9 processors,” said Tim Vincent, IBM Fellow and Vice President of IBM Cognitive Systems. “The combination of the Scylla NoSQL database and our Power System Servers enables our shared customers to scale up their systems rather than continually scaling out, creating new opportunities for data center consolidation and price performance.”

Cybersecurity: Why We Need IT Management Professionals More Than Ever

As we spend more time and share more information online than ever before, cybercrime is also on the rise. This guest article from Keypath Education explores the important role of IT management professionals in ensuring cybersecurity in an era when cybercrime is becoming more and more prevalent. “When it comes to customer and business data, cyber security is too important to go unmanaged. If you don’t have the IT and data protection expertise required to stay safe in a rapidly changing digital world, reach out to those who do.”

Opportunities Abound: HPC and Machine Learning for Energy Exploration

The is the first entry in a five-part insideHPC series that takes an in-depth look at how machine learning, deep learning and AI are being used in the energy industry. Read on to find out how machine learning is driving energy exploration. “Any tool that reduces the time needed to understand where the deposits are located can save a company millions of dollars.”

Radio Free Looks at the HGX-2 Reference Platform for HPC & AI

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the new NVIDIA HGX-2 Reference Platform for HPC & AI. “The HGX-2 cloud server platform supports multi-precision computing, supporting high-precision calculations using FP64 and FP32 for scientific computing and simulations, while also enabling FP16 and Int8 for AI training and inference. This unprecedented versatility meets the requirements of the growing number of applications that combine HPC with AI.”

Inside the Volta GPU Architecture and CUDA 9

“This presentation will give an overview about the new NVIDIA Volta GPU architecture and the latest CUDA 9 release. The NVIDIA Volta architecture powers the worlds most advanced data center GPU for AI, HPC, and Graphics. Volta features a new Streaming Multiprocessor (SM) architecture and includes enhanced features like NVLINK2 and the Multi-Process Service (MPS) that delivers major improvements in performance, energy efficiency, and ease of programmability. You”ll learn about new programming model enhancements and performance improvements in the latest CUDA9 release.”

Video: NVMe Takes It All, SCSI Has To Fall

Alexander Ruebensaal from ABC Systems AG gave this talk at the Swiss HPC Conference in Lugano. “NVMe has beome the main focus of storage developments when it comes to latency, bandwidth, IOPS. There is already a broad range of standard products available – server or network based.”

AMD EPYC Coming to Cisco UCS Rack Servers

Over at the AMD Blog, Scot Aylor writes that the company’s EPYC processors are coming to Cisco’s popular UCS server platform. “The new, density-optimized Cisco UCS C4200 Series Rack Server Chassis and the Cisco UCS C125 M5 Rack Server Node will be powered by AMD EPYC 7000 series processors. By integrating AMD EPYC processors, Cisco joins a growing list of server providers taking advantage of the high-performance EPYC processor’s strong balance of core density, memory, I/O bandwidth and unprecedented security features to deliver revolutionary technology for customers.”

Supermicro Unveils 2 Petaflop SuperServer Based on New NVIDIA HGX-2

Today Supermicro announced the company is among the first to adopt the NVIDIA HGX-2 cloud server platform to develop the world’s most powerful systems for artificial intelligence and high-performance computing. “To help address the rapidly expanding size of AI models that sometimes require weeks to train, Supermicro is developing cloud servers based on the HGX-2 platform that will deliver more than double the performance,” said Charles Liang, president and CEO of Supermicro. “The HGX-2 system will enable efficient training of complex models. It combines 16 Tesla V100 32GB SXM3 GPUs connected via NVLink and NVSwitch to work as a unified 2 PetaFlop accelerator with half a terabyte of aggregate memory to deliver unmatched compute power.”

A New Building Block for HPC & AI: NVIDIA HGX-2 Cloud Reference Platform

Today NVIDIA introduced the NVIDIA HGX-2, a powerful cloud-server reference platform, the HGX-2 provides companies with unprecedented versatility to meet the requirements of applications that combine HPC with AI. “The HGX-2 cloud server platform supports multi-precision computing, supporting high-precision calculations using FP64 and FP32 for scientific computing and simulations, while also enabling FP16 and Int8 for AI training and inference. This unprecedented versatility meets the requirements of the growing number of applications that combine HPC with AI.”