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HPC Veteran Charlie Wuischpard Joins Optical Startup Ayar Labs

Today Ayar Labs announced that Charlie Wuischpard, former vice president and general manager at Intel, has joined Ayar Labs as CEO and a member of the board of directors. “With his track record of driving growth in both small and large companies, forming deep trusted relationships with high performance computing industry participants, and delivering value to stakeholders, we know he will lead Ayar Labs to growth in the advanced computing and data center markets.”

Slidecast: BigDL Open Source Machine Learning Framework for Apache Spark

In this video, Beenish Zia from Intel presents: BigDL Open Source Machine Learning Framework for Apache Spark. “BigDL is a distributed deep learning library for Apache Spark*. Using BigDL, you can write deep learning applications as Scala or Python* programs and take advantage of the power of scalable Spark clusters. This article introduces BigDL, shows you how to build the library on a variety of platforms, and provides examples of BigDL in action.”

Podcast: Announcing the New CryptoSuper500 List

Today OrionX Research today announced that Bitcoin and BTC.com top the first release of the CryptoSuper500 list. The list recognizes cryptocurrency mining as a new form of supercomputing and tracks the top mining pools. “The growth of the cryptocurrency market has put the spotlight on emerging decentralized applications, the new ways in which they are funded, and the software stack on which they are built.” Cryptocurrency technologies include blockchain, consensus algorithms, digital wallets, and utility and security tokens.

TYAN to showcases x86 HPC Solutions at SC18

Today TYAN announced plans to showcase a full line of HPC, storage, and cloud computing server platforms at SC18 next week in Dallas. “Customers in the datacenter to the enterprise are facing the challenge to get more value out of enormous amounts of data. The demand is pushing to move data faster, store data more and analyze data accurately,” said Danny Hsu, Vice President of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation’s TYAN Business Unit. “TYAN’s leading portfolio of HPC, storage and cloud server platforms are based on the Intel Xeon Scalable processors and are designed to help our customers move, store and process massive amounts of data efficiently.”

Rescale Delivers Secure HPC in the Cloud for the Public Sector

Today Rescale announced that the company is now delivering secure HPC in the Cloud to the public sector. “In our platform development we have taken several steps towards protecting customers through the security of our platform which is why we are proud to be the first HPC platform solution in the industry to be ITAR and EAR compliant. Additionally, we are the only HPC platform today that is both independently SOC 2 Type 2 attested and HIPAA compliant.”

CPC to Showcase New QD Connectors for HPC Liquid Cooling at SC18

Today CPC (Colder Products Company) introduced its new PLQ2 high-performance thermoplastic connector. “PLQ Series QDs are among the highest-performing engineered polymer connectors for liquid cooling applications available. They vastly reduce concerns around plastic QD durability and performance,” said Elizabeth Langer, senior design engineer, thermal management. “HPC and data center specifiers and operators can use these plastic QDs with confidence.”

Asetek to Showcase Liquid Cooling Technology for AI and HPC at SC18

Today Asetek announced plans to showcase its latest liquid cooling technologies at SC18 in Dallas next week. Also on display will be Intel Compute Modules that include Asetek direct-to-chip (D2C) liquid cooling technology, validated and factory installed by Intel. “Now enterprises and hyperscalers have a choice of exploiting the plug & play convenience of our high-performance liquid assisted air cooling solution – InRackLAAC – or the extreme performance, quality and reliability of our full-blown liquid cooling solution – InRackCDU.”

Spectra Logic Unveils World’s Largest Data Storage Machine with 2 Exabytes Capacity

Today Spectra Logic announced the industry’s most advanced tape technology, the IBM TS1160, for use in Spectra’s enterprise-class tape libraries. Spectra’s TFinity ExaScale, T950, T950v and T380 Tape Libraries will support the new tape drive and media. When fully populated with the TS1160 tape drives and media, a TFinity ExaScale will store and allow access to more than 2 exabytes (2,000 petabytes) of data, making Spectra’s TFinity ExaScale Tape Library the largest single data storage machine in the world.

UberCloud Now Available in Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Today the UberCloud announced the availability of UberCloud consulting services in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Microsoft Azure. UberCloud customers can now take advantage of the scalability, high availability, and security of Azure, with streamlined deployment and management. “UberCloud’s HPC software containers provide engineers with seamless and immediate access to the cloud,” said Wolfgang Gentzsch, President of TheUberCloud Inc.

Bright Cluster Manager Prepares for Exascale at SC18


Bright’s exascale-capable version of Bright Cluster Manager is designed to support 100,000+ nodes. The company began delivering enhancements towards exascale in 2016 with features such as dedicated provisioning nodes, and a new monitoring subsystem designed for extreme scale. Current development work includes dedicated monitoring nodes, hierarchical object rendering in the Bright UI, optimized API communication patterns, and exascale simulation testing.”