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UberCloud Publishes Compendium of Cloud HPC Case Studies

Our friends at the UberCloud have published the 2018 edition of their Compendium of Cloud HPC Case Studies. “The goal of the UberCloud Experiment is to perform engineering simulation experiments in the HPC cloud with real engineering applications in order to understand the roadblocks to success and how to overcome them. The Compendium is a way of sharing these results with the broader HPC community.”

Intel Stratix FPGAs Power Innovation for the Dell HPC Community

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting, Chris Branch from Intel describes how FPGAs deliver speed and efficiency for technical computing. The two companies are working together to bring new FPGA solutions to market. “With ​ever-changing ​​workloads​ ​and​ ​evolving​ ​standards,​ ​how ​do​ ​you​ ​maximize performance ​while ​​minimizing​ ​power​ ​consumption in your data center? Intel platforms are qualified, validated, and deployed through Dell EMC.”

Improving Deep Learning scalability on HPE servers with NovuMind: GPU RDMA made easy

Bruno Monnet from HPE gave this talk at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference. “Deep Learning demands massive amounts of computational power. Those computation power usually involve heterogeneous computation resources, e.g., GPUs and InfiniBand as installed on HPE Apollo. NovuForce deep learning softwares within the docker image has been optimized for the latest technology like NVIDIA Pascal GPU and infiniband GPUDirect RDMA. This flexibility of the software, combined with the broad GPU servers in HPE portfolio, makes one of the most efficient and scalable solutions.”

Working with the Dell EMC AI & HPC Innovation Lab

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community meeting in Austin, Garima Kochhar from Dell describes how the company works with customers at the Dell EMC AI & HPC Innovation Lab. “The HPC Innovation Lab gives our customers access to cutting-edge technology, like the latest-generation Dell EMC products, Scalable System Framework from Intel, InfiniBand gear from Mellanox, NVIDIA GPUs, Bright Computing software, and more. Customers can bring us their workloads, and we can help them tune a solution before the technology is readily available.”

NEC and Quobyte team up for HPC Storage

Today Quobyte and NEC Deutschland GmbH announced a partnership to develop a complete HPC storage solution stack based on NEC HPC hardware and Quobyte’s Data Center File System software. “Quobyte’s full stack Data Center File System combined with their HPC hardware system results in a much needed storage solution that will help to eliminate the bottlenecks and pricing traps of legacy hardware-based storage while providing the performance, security, and ease of operation of modern hyperscale architectures.”

Energy Efficiency and Water-Cool-Technology Innovations at Lenovo

Karsten Kutzer from Lenovo gave this talk at the 2018 Swiss HPC Conference. “This session will discuss why water cooling is becoming more and more important for HPC data centers, Lenovo’s series of innovations in the area of direct water-cooled systems, and ways to re-use “waste heat” created by HPC systems.”

Minsky at Murex: GPUs for Risk Management

Pierre Spatz from Murex gave this talk at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference. “Murex has been an early adopters of GPU for pricing and risk management of complex financial options. GPU adoption has generated performance boost of its software while reducing its usage cost. Each new generation of GPU has also shown the importance of the necessary reshaping of the architecture of the software using its GPU accelerated analytics. Minsky featuring far better GPU memory bandwidth and GPU-CPU interconnect rase the bar even further. Murex will show how it has handled this new challenge for its business.”

ScyllaDB Announces Support for IBM Power Systems for Real Time Big Data

Today real-time database company ScyllaDB announced a new Scylla Enterprise release with optimizations for IBM Power System Servers with the IBM POWER9 multi-core architecture. By combining Scylla’s highly performant, close-to-the-hardware design with next-generation IBM Power System Servers, organizations can reach new levels of performance while also reducing the footprint, cost and complexity of their systems. “ScyllaDB has designed a powerful distributed database that extends the performance advantages we’ve introduced with our multi-core POWER9 processors,” said Tim Vincent, IBM Fellow and Vice President of IBM Cognitive Systems. “The combination of the Scylla NoSQL database and our Power System Servers enables our shared customers to scale up their systems rather than continually scaling out, creating new opportunities for data center consolidation and price performance.”

TCS and Intel to Establish Center for Advanced Computing for HPC in India

Today Tata Consultancy Services announced plans for a new Center for Advanced Computing to develop advanced solutions in the areas of HPC, High Performance Data Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence. The new Center at TCS’ Super Computing facility in Pune, India will be enabled by integrating the latest Intel Xeon Scalable processors with Intel Omni-Path Fabric, Intel Optane technology, BigDL and additional Intel technologies in the future. 

Cray Partners with UK’s Digital Catapult for AI Innovation

Today Cray announced that it has partnered with Digital Catapult and its Machine Intelligence Garage to help organizations of all sizes speed the development of machine intelligence systems. This partnership enables the Machine Intelligence Garage to offer companies the supercomputing power and expertise required to develop and build machine learning and AI solutions. “Our partnership with Cray opens a new door for UK machine intelligence businesses,” said Anat Elhalal, Head of Technology and AI/ML Lead Tech at Digital Catapult. “Cray’s expertise in high-performance computing will give startups much-needed resources to continue the amazing work already underway in the UK for AI and machine learning solutions.”