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TYAN adds 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

Today TYAN announced support for the extended 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors lineup (Cascade Lake-SP Refresh). TYAN’s full line of HPC, cloud computing and storage server platforms continue to offer advanced performance and hardware-enhanced security to enterprises, cloud and hyperscale data centers. “Customers from the data center to the enterprise are facing the challenge of getting more value from enormous amounts of data. The demand requires IT infrastructure migration to faster I/O throughput, shorter data process period, and higher storage capacity,” said Danny Hsu, Vice President of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation’s TYAN Business Unit. “Thanks to Intel’s improvements in CPU clocks, cores and cache, the 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors let our customers enjoy performance jumps while running cloud computing, HPC and storage applications”.

Panasas ActiveStor Solution: Architectural Overview

Panasas has released this timely new white paper “Panasas ActiveStor Solution: Architectural Overview.” The Panasas ActiveStor architecture running the PanFS storage operating system breaks through the performance constraints of other parallel file systems. The comprehensive and tightly integrated solution enables high-performance direct parallel access to petabytes of data while avoiding the stability problems inherent in legacy NAS systems as they grow.

Job of the Week: HPC Architect at NVIDIA

NVIDIA is seeking an HPC Architect in our Job of the Week. “NVIDIA is developing processor and system architectures for accelerated high performance computing, machine learning, AI, datacenter and automotive computing. We are looking for an experienced performance architect to join our HPC performance analysis effort. This position offers you the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in a fast-moving, technology focused company.”

Bright Computing adds more than 100 new customers In 2019

Commercial enterprises, research universities and government agencies are turning to Bright Cluster Manager to reduce complexity and increase flexibility of their high-performance clusters. Along these lines, the company just announced the addition of more than 100 organizations to its client list in 2019, including AMD, Caterpillar, GlaxoSmithKline, Saab, Northrop Grumman, Trek Bicycles, Samsung, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin and BAE, as well as 19 government agencies and 28 leading universities.

Big Compute Fireside Chat with Sam Altman from OpenAI

In this video from the Big Compute 2020 event, Sam Altman from the OpenAI research laboratory discusses artificial intelligence  Shawn Hansen, COO of Rescale. “I think of the most exciting developments in the field in the last few years has been how good AI for natural language is getting. I think we are going to see an explosion in the next few years of systems that can really process, understand, and interact with general language. It will, I think, be the first way that people really feel powerful AI. Because you’ll be able to interact with the systems like you do by talking to somebody else. You’ll be able to have dialogue that actually makes sense. And computers will be able to process huge volumes of text that are sort of very unstructured.”

oneAPI: Single Programming Model to Deliver Cross-Architecture Performance

Bill Savage from Intel gave this talk at the Intel HPC Developer Conference. “Learn about oneAPI, the new Intel-led industry initiative to deliver a high-performance unified programming model specification spanning CPU, GPU, FPGA, and other specialized architectures. It includes the Data Parallel C++ cross-architecture language, a set of libraries, and a low-level hardware interface. Intel oneAPI Beta products are also available for developers who want to try out the programming model and influence its evolution.”

Podcast: Preparing for HPC & AI Convergence in the Enterprise

In this interview, Dr. Meyer discusses AMAX’s focus on appliances for storage, cloud, and hyper-scale integration. Dr. Meyer goes into more depth about why training in AI is now moving to deploying models at the edge, and why 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors can be a good fit for such tasks given their advancements in machine learning and security technologies.

HPC User Forum to Explore AI-HPDA Use In Banking and Investment Firms

Today Hyperion Research announced high-profile speakers from major banking and investment firms will highlight the agenda at the next HPC User Forum. Thomas Thurston, CTO of WR Hambrecht Ventures, and Brad Spiers, executive director at JP Morgan Chase will deliver keynote talks at the event, which takes place March 30-April 1 in Princeton, New Jersey. “The HPC User Forum meeting will also feature talks by U.S. and international experts on exascale computing and architectures, massive-scale analytics, AI for cyber operations, cancer research, fusion energy, seismology, HPC for small businesses, cloud computing, and quantum computing, along with technical updates from HPC vendors.”

AMD EPYC Cloud Adoption Grows with Google Cloud

Today Google Cloud announced the beta availability of N2D VMs on Google Compute Engine powered by 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors. The N2D family of VMs is a great option for customers running general purpose and high-performance workloads requiring a balance of compute and memory. “AMD and Google have worked together closely on these initial VMs to help ensure Google Cloud customers have a high-performance and cost-effective experience across a variety of workloads, and we will continue to work together to provide that experience this year and beyond.”

New Servers from Dell Technologies analyze data wherever it resides

Today Dell Technologies announced new solutions to help customers analyze data at the edge, outside of a traditional data center. With a host of new offerings—including new edge server designs, smaller modular data centers, enhanced telemetry management and a streaming analytics engine—customers are better positioned to realize the value of their data wherever it resides. “As we enter the next Data Decade, the challenge moves from keeping pace with volumes of data to gaining valuable insights from the many types of data and touchpoints across various edge locations to core data centers and public clouds,” said Jeff Boudreau, president, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell Technologies. “We offer a portfolio that’s engineered to help customers address the constraints of edge operations and deliver analytics for greater business insights wherever their edge may be.”