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GigaIO Wins Most Innovative New Product Award for Big Data

Today GigaIO announced that the company’s FabreX technology has been selected as the winner of Connect’s Most Innovative New Product Award for Big Data. The Most Innovative New Product Awards is an annual competition that recognizes San Diego industry leaders for their groundbreaking contributions to technology and life sciences sectors. “FabreX is a cutting-edge network architecture that drives the performance of data centers and high-performance computing environments. Featuring a unified, software-driven composable infrastructure, the fabric dynamically assigns resources to facilitate streamlined application deployment, meeting today’s growing demands of data-intensive programs such as Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. FabreX adheres to industry standard PCI Express (PCIe) technology and integrates computing, storage and input/output (IO) communication into a single-system cluster fabric for flawless server-to-server communication. Optimized with GPU Direct RDMA (GDR) and NVMe-oF, FabreX facilitates direct memory access by a server to the system memories of all other servers in the cluster, enabling native host-to- host communication to create the industry’s first in-memory network.”

Verne Global brings hpcDIRECT to Bonseyes AI Marketplace

Today Verne Global announced that is has partnered with the Bonseyes secure marketplace and collaborative platform for building and trading AI applications. The move will provide Bonseyes users with access to Verne Global’s hpcDIRECT optimized bare-metal infrastructure. “By collaborating with Verne Global, the Bonseyes marketplace users will be able to turn their competitive AI concepts into reality, knowing it is supported by a first-class, HPC-optimized data center and a skilled team of engineers and advisors.”

Data Scientist Thomas Thurston to speak at HPC User Forum in New Jersey

Venture Capitalist and Data Scientist Thomas Thurston is slated to speak at the upcoming HPC User Forum in Princeton, New Jersey. Thurston will give a talk titled, “Using HPC-enabled AI to Guide Investment Strategies for Finding and Funding Startups.” Thurston will describe how his fund is using technology to gain unique insights into early startups that otherwise disclose little or no public data. His discussion highlights counter-intuitive insights about what is, and what isn’t, predictive of new business success, along with a discussion of current challenges of analyzing potential startup investments and how companies are grappling with the promises and perils of executive decision making in a world of increasingly advanced computing.

Intel Powers HPE Apollo 20 for HPC Workloads

In this video from SC19, Larry Keller from HPE and Taha Mughi from HPE describe how the two companies collaborated on the innovative new Apollo 20 server for HPC workloads. “Are you searching for greater performance and more memory bandwidth? The HPE Apollo 20 System is built on the 2nd Generation Intel Xeon 9200 family of processors which offer unmatched 2- socket performance leadership across popular workloads. Built to support both liquid-cooled and air-cooled options, the HPE Apollo 20 System takes advantage of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise experience in HPC cooling technologies as workloads continue to push power and density.”

Schneider Electric Launches Industry’s First Integrated Rack with Immersed, Liquid-Cooled IT for Data Centers

Today Schneider Electric and Iceotope announced the industry’s first commercially-available integrated rack with chassis-based, immersive liquid cooling. Optimized for compute-intensive applications, the solution combines a high-powered GPU server with Iceotope’s liquid cooling technology to increase energy efficiency. Avnet integrates the liquid-cooled server with Schneider Electric’s NetShelter liquid-cooled enclosure system for simple deployment into data centers or edge computing environments. 

GIGABYTE Steps up with a Broad Array of Server Offerings for AI & HPC

In this video from SC19, Peter Hanley from GIGABYTE describes how the company delivers a full range of server solutions for HPC, AI, and the Edge. “GIGABYTE is an industry leader in HPC, delivering systems with the highest GPU density combined with excellent cooling performance, power efficiency and superior networking flexibility. These systems can provide massive parallel computing capabilities to power your next AI breakthrough.”

AMD Readies EPYC for Exascale with ROCm at SC19

In this video from SC19, Derek Bouius from AMD describes how the company’s new EPYC processors and Radeon GPUs can speed HPC and Ai applications. With its EPYC processors, Radeon Instinct accelerators, Infinity Fabric technologies, and ROCm open software, AMD is building an Exascale ecosystem for heterogeneous compute. “Community support for the pre-exascale software ecosystem continues to grow. This ecosystem is built on ROCm, the foundational open source components for GPU compute provided by AMD.”

Microway Deploys NVIDIA DGX-1 and NumberSmasher GPU Server to Vyasa Analytics

Today Microway the deployment of an NVIDIA DGX-1 supercomputer and Microway NumberSmasher Tesla GPU Server to deep-learning leader Vyasa Analytics. The new hardware enables Vyasa Analytics’ next phase of growth. “These systems have enabled us to branch out into a number of R&D areas that were really critical for us to be able to innovate and build out new types of deep learning approaches,” says Dr. Christopher Bouton, founder and CEO of Vyasa Analytics. “As a company working in the deep learning space, we see Microway and NVIDIA® as key partners in our ability to build innovative novel deep learning algorithms for a wide range of content types.”

IDC: DDN is Fastest Growing Supplier of All-Flash Arrays

Today DDN announced that it has leaped into the rankings of major all-flash array vendors as tracked by IDC over the first half of 2019. Through organic growth, investment in recent acquisitions and the closing of the transaction with Western Digital for the IntelliFlash business unit, DDN built an all-flash array portfolio which grew at a much larger percentage (78.7%) than rivals such as Dell Technologies, NetApp, Pure Storage and IBM. “It is increasingly critical for organizations to connect the right data to the right compute over the right interface at the right time. Our products and services are engineered to excel across all platforms and all providers, simultaneously. No one else in the marketplace delivers such a degree of data management freedom, flexibility and scalability.”

Full Roundup: SC19 Booth Tour Videos from insideHPC

Now that SC19 is behind us, it’s time to gather our booth tour videos in one place. Throughout the course of the show, insideHPC talked to dozens of HPC innovators showcasing the very latest in hardware, software, and cooling technologies.