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HPE teams with Qumulo for On-Prem and Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Today Qumulo announced that it has expanded its strategic partnership with HPE to encompass both on-prem and hybrid cloud-based storage solutions. “No matter where an organization is in its journey to the cloud, HPE and Qumulo can help users to manage their file-based applications and workloads seamlessly across both data center and cloud environments,” said Molly Presley, Director of Product Marketing, Qumulo. “With today’s extended partnership, Qumulo’s cloud-native file system offers HPE customers the ability to move their data to the public cloud without the need for modifications or costly re-writes.”

Optics for the Cloud – A New Approach to Data Centre Technology

Scarlet Schwiderski-Grosche from Microsoft gave this talk at PASC19 in Zurich. “At Microsoft Research Cambridge, we are exploring optical technologies across the three primary resources, networking, storage, and compute. In this talk, we will outline the future challenges in the data center and discuss the limitations of current technology. We will take a holistic end-to-end view of the needs of the cloud and present our work on optical networking and storage.”

Video: Qumulo Steps Up with High Performance Distributed File System

In this slidecast, Molly Presley from Qumulo describes how the company’s distributed file system delivers real time performance for a host of HPC and AI applications. “Qumulo’s solutions are available on its own branded storage servers, on third-party hardware from companies like HPE and Dell and natively on AWS in the public cloud. Its solutions are designed from the ground up to meet today’s requirements for scale, offering the highest-performance file storage system for data centers and the public cloud.”

NVIDIA Brings CUDA to Arm for HPC

Today NVIDIA announced its support for Arm CPUs, providing the high performance computing industry a new path to build extremely energy-efficient, AI-enabled exascale supercomputers. “NVIDIA is making available to the Arm ecosystem its full stack of AI and HPC software — which accelerates more than 600 HPC applications and all AI frameworks — by year’s end. The stack includes all NVIDIA CUDA-X AI and HPC libraries, GPU-accelerated AI frameworks and software development tools such as PGI compilers with OpenACC support and profilers.”

Why Hardware Acceleration Is The Next Battleground In Processor Design

In this special guest feature, Theodore Omtzigt from Stillwater Supercomputing writes that as workloads specialize due to scale, hardware accelerated solutions will continue to be cheaper than approaches that utilize general purpose components. “If you’re a CIO who manages integrations of third-party hardware and software, be aware of new hardware acceleration technologies that can reduce the cost of service delivery by orders of magnitude.”

CoolIT Systems to Showcase Liquid Cooling Solutions at ISC 2019

CoolIT Systems is returning to Frankfurt for ISC 2019 next week with its latest Rack DLC solutions for HPC, Cloud and AI data centers and servers. “As the leading liquid cooling integration partner for OEM server manufacturers, CoolIT will showcase liquid-enabled servers from Intel, Dell EMC, Cray, Gigabyte and HPE. Combined with the broadest range of Coolant Distribution Units, CoolIT and their OEM partners are delivering the most complete and robust liquid cooling solutions to the HPC market.”

European HPC Datacenters step up with Asperitas Immersive Cooling at ISC 2019

Immersed Computing solution provider Asperitas is partnering with HPC datacenters in Europe to provide liquid-cooled, high-density compute solutions. “The Immersed Computing technology developed by Asperitas offers benefits throughout the full datacenter value chain, from massive floorspace reduction, construction simplicity, practical no overhead energy up to high heat reuse potential. Asperitas is aiming to make use of the full potential of the technology with the HPC datacenter provider partnerships.”

Supermicro steps up with NVIDIA EGX for AI on the Edge

Today Supermicro announced support for the NVIDIA EGX platform, allowing customers to rapidly develop AI applications in their Edge networks. “Enhancing our GPU servers and advanced platforms optimized for AI at the Edge technology with NVIDIA EGX and NGC provides a wide selection of optimized and efficient solutions for the intelligent Edge and for seamless integration from the Edge to the cloud.”

Report: Machine Learning Workloads Bolstering HPC Market

Intersect360 Research has completed its market sizing and new five-year forecast for the High Performance Computing industry. “AI workloads are sweeping through all types of enterprises and research, which is affecting both the HPC and Hyperscale markets. In HPC, we’re seeing not only a measurable affect on top-line budget expectations, but also different technology choices being made to accommodate machine learning workloads.”

Podcast: Achieving Low Latency with the SPDK Storage Performance Development Kit

In this Intel Chip Chat podcast, Dr. Felipe Franciosi from Nutanix and Nate Marushak from Intel describe how the open source reference library called SPDK (Storage Performance Development Kit) brings higher performance to the data center. “A decade ago, when slow hard disk drives were the heart of a data center, efficiency was improved by designing software to avoid accessing physical media. Innovations in persistent memory and in networking technology have already brought vast improvements. For systems that are latency-sensitive, applying SPDK can address software bottlenecks and open the way to even higher performance.”