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Metal or Plastic Liquid Cooling Connectors? What You Should Consider

With recent advances, high-performance thermoplastic now offers performance that rivals, and in some cases, surpasses their metal counterparts. Design engineers have to take several factors into consideration when trying to choose between metal or plastic quick disconnects. This guest article from CPC takes a look at the differences between metal and plastic liquid cooling connectors, and the benefits and challenges to each.

NVIDIA T4 GPUs Come to Google Cloud for High Speed Machine Learning

Today the Google Cloud announced Public Beta availability of NVIDIA T4 GPUs for Machine Learning workloads. Starting today, NVIDIA T4 GPU instances are available in the U.S. and Europe as well as several other regions across the globe, including Brazil, India, Japan and Singapore. “The T4 is the best GPU in our product portfolio for running inference workloads. Its high-performance characteristics for FP16, INT8, and INT4 allow you to run high-scale inference with flexible accuracy/performance tradeoffs that are not available on any other accelerator.”

Dan Reed Panel on Energy Efficient Computing at SC18

In this video from SC18, Dr. Daniel Reed moderates a panel discussion entitled: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it” — Software Improvements from Power/Energy Measurement Capabilities.” “We have made major gains in improving the energy efficiency of the facility as well as computing hardware, but there are still large gains to be had with software- particularly application software. Just tuning code for performance isn’t enough; the same time to solution can have very different power profiles.”

Quobyte Partners with EUROstor to Deliver Scale-Out NAS Solutions

Today Quobyte announced a partnership with EUROstor to expand the reach of its next-generation file system throughout the German, Austrian and Swiss marketplace to customers seeking scale-out NAS solutions for enterprise application workloads. “With scale-out NAS solutions becoming increasingly important within our market, Quobyte is an exciting expansion of our storage product portfolio,” said Wolfgang Bauer, technical director of EUROstor. “With Quobyte’s flexibility, scalability and high performance, we can easily deliver storage solutions that are purpose-built to satisfy our customers’ needs. We trust there are a lot more interesting projects to come.”

Video: Five Things to Know About SUSE Linux Enterprise for HPC

In this video, Jay Kruemcke from SUSE talks presents: Five Things to Know About SLE HPC. “SUSE Linux Enterprise for High Performance Computing provides a parallel computing platform for high performance data analytics workloads such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. Fueled by the need for more compute power and scale, businesses around the world today are recognizing that a high performance computing infrastructure is vital to supporting the analytics applications of tomorrow.”

An Introduction to High Performance Computing

In this video, Bill Jenkins from Intel presents and introduction to High Performance Computing. “This online training will provide a high-level introduction to high performance computing, the problem it solves and the vertical markets it solves it in. Rather than focusing on the step by step, this training will educate into the concepts and resources available to perform the data analytics process and even also discuss where accelerators can be used.”

The Infinite Memory Engine – Unlocking the Potential of NVMe

In this video from DDN booth at SC18, John Bent from DDN presents: IME – Unlocking the Potential of NVMe. “DDN’s Infinite Memory Engine (IME) is a scale-out, software-defined, flash storage platform that streamlines the data path for application I/O. IME interfaces directly to applications and secures I/O via a data path that eliminates file system bottlenecks. With IME, architects can realize true flash-cache economics with a storage architecture that separates capacity from performance.”

IBM rolls out Quantum Computer for Commercial Use

Today IBM unveiled IBM Q System One, the world’s first integrated universal approximate quantum computing system designed for scientific and commercial use. “The IBM Q System One is a major step forward in the commercialization of quantum computing,” said Arvind Krishna, senior vice president of Hybrid Cloud and director of IBM Research. “This new system is critical in expanding quantum computing beyond the walls of the research lab as we work to develop practical quantum applications for business and science.”

Why you can save money by being left behind

In this special guest feature, Dr Rosemary Francis from Ellexus writes that Data Storage needs to be integral to your plans when moving HPC workloads to the Cloud. We can all admit to being pressured into investing in a new solution as soon as it becomes available. We want to be the fastest, the best-informed, […]

Michael Feldman Joins The Next Platform as Senior Editor

Veteran HPC journalist Michael Feldman has departed TOP500.org to join The Next Platform as Senior Editor. Led by co-founders Nicole Hemsoth and Timothy Prickett Morgan, offers in-depth coverage of high-end computing at large enterprises, supercomputing centers, hyperscale data centers, and public clouds. “My new role also reunites me with some old friends, who just happen to be some of the best writers in the business,” says Feldman. “Not surprisingly, my focus will be on HPC and all things related. These days, that covers a lot of territory since in many ways HPC has provided a useful model for other subject matter that is under the purview of The Next Platform, namely hyperscale, cloud, and high-end enterprise computing.”