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IBM Unveils AI OpenScale to Accelerate Ai Adoption

Today IBM introduced AI OpenScale, a new technology platform that addresses key challenges of Artificial Intelligence adoption, such as concerns over how AI applications make decisions, the global shortage of AI skills, and the complexities of working with disparate AI tools from multiple vendors.

To accelerate AI adoption, businesses need one place to run all their AI,” said David Kenny, SVP of IBM Cognitive Solutions. “We are committed to enabling our clients to use the AI of their choice, regardless of vendor – and use IBM AI OpenScale to make it transparent and easy to manage. Only through enabling businesses to trust and scale their AI will we enable the AI economy.”

IBM Multicloud Manager to Create Harmonized Systems

IBM’s Multicloud Manager provides an operations console for companies as they increasingly incorporate public and private cloud capabilities with existing on-premises business systems. “With its open source approach to managing data and apps across multiple clouds, the IBM Multicloud Manager will position companies to scale their many cloud investments and unleash the full business value of the cloud,” said Arvind Krishna, Senior Vice President, IBM Hybrid Cloud.”

The Rising AI Tide in HPC – Are You Ready?

This guest article from Dr. Bhushan Desam, Lenovo’s Director, Global Artificial Intelligence Business covers how new HPC tools like Lenovo’s LiCO (Lenovo Intelligent Computing Orchestration) are working to address the growing popularity of AI in HPC and to simplify the convergence of HPC and AI. 

DownUnder GeoSolutions Moves to Skybox Datacenters for Oil & Gas Exploration

Today Australia-based DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) announced a move to Skybox Datacenters in Houston for its global expansion of a revolutionary oil and gas exploration technology. “This was an exhaustive world-wide search for a data center location,” said Dr. Matthew Lamont, co-founder of DUG. “Houston was a natural choice given the low cost of power and the fact that Skybox had the available infrastructure ready to go. This facility will allow us to install the fastest supercomputer in the world at this time to meet the ever-increasing demand for energy. We are excited to expand our presence in Houston and expect to be operational by February 2019.”

Job of the Week: HPC System Administrators at D.E. Shaw Research

D.E. Shaw Research has multiple positions open for HPC System Administrators in our Job of the Week. “Ideal candidates should have strong fundamental knowledge of Linux concepts such as file systems, networking, and processes in addition to practical experience administering Linux systems. Relevant areas of expertise might include large-installation systems administration experience and strong programming and scripting ability, but specific knowledge of and level of experience in any of these areas is less critical than exceptional intellectual ability.”

Hurry! Register Now for SC18 to Enjoy Early-Bird Rates

Are you coming to SC18 in Dallas next month? Now is your last chance to enjoy Early-Bird registration discount rates. “Are you an ACM, IEEE, or SIGHPC member? If not, it is something that you should consider. With a membership in any of these societies you will receive a substantial discount on your SC conference registration. For example, members can save up to $400 over non-members by registering on or before October 14, 2018 for the Technical Program.”

Atos Launches Open Edge and HPC Initiative for the coming 5G World

Today Atos announced a joint effort with E4, the Jülich Supecomputing Centre, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Huawei, Mellanox, and SUSE to help shorten time-to-market for HPC and Edge deployments. “Collaborative and grassroots initiatives focused on solving real world problems are the hallmark of a vibrant ecosystem,” said Jean-Marc Denis, Head of Strategy, BigData and Security at Atos. “Addressing the challenge of supporting one trillion connected devices requires today’s infrastructure to evolve. Only the Arm ecosystem has the flexibility, scalability, and technical breadth to bring best-in-class solutions to market in areas as diverse as edge and high-performance compute.”

Ampere Augments ARM Servers with New Developer Platform

Today ARM server vendor Ampere introduced a new developer platform and program to facilitate the open development of next-generation cloud applications. Available through Lenovo, the new server platform with Ampere’s eMAG processors is available now for purchase and developers can order by visiting Ampere’s new developer web site. “By providing access to a development environment with open standards and full open documentation, we can expand the ecosystem and optimize the developer experience to innovate on cloud applications not yet imagined.”

NVIDIA HGX-2 Ai Supercomputer Comes to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Today Oracle announced support for the NVIDIA HGX-2 platform on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Designed to meet the needs of the next generation of analytics, machine learning, and AI, Oracle is offering GPU-accelerated deep learning and HPC containers from the NVIDIA GPU Cloud container registry. “Whether you are an engineer, data scientist, researcher or developer, we are bringing the power of compute and cloud to your fingertips.

Open Source RAPIDS GPU Platform to Accelerate Predictive Data Analytics

Today NVIDIA announced a GPU-acceleration platform for data science and machine learning, with broad adoption from industry leaders, that enables even the largest companies to analyze massive amounts of data and make accurate business predictions at unprecedented speed. “It integrates seamlessly into the world’s most popular data science libraries and workflows to speed up machine learning. We are turbocharging machine learning like we have done with deep learning,” he said.