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Zenuity and HPE to develop next generation autonomous cars

HPE has been selected by Zenuity, a leading developer of software for self-driving and assisted driving cars, to provide the crucial AI and HPC infrastructure it needs in order to develop next generation autonomous driving (AD) systems. “HPE will provide Zenuity with core data processing services that will allow Zenuity to gather, store, organize and analyze the data it generates globally from its network of test vehicles and software development centers. The end-to-end IT infrastructure will be delivered as-a-Service through HPE GreenLake.”

OSS PCI Express 4.0 Expansion System does AI on the Fly with Eight GPUs

Today One Stop Systems (OSS) announced the availability of a new OSS PCIe 4.0 value expansion system incorporating up to eight of the latest NVIDIA V100S Tensor Core GPU. As the newest member of the company’s AI on the Fly product portfolio, the system delivers data center capabilities to HPC and AI edge deployments in the field or for mobile applications. “The 4U value expansion system adds massive compute capability to any Gen 3 or Gen 4 server via two OSS PCIe x16 Gen 4 links. The links can support an unprecedented 512 Gpbs of aggregated bandwidth to the GPU complex.”

NVIDIA and Arm look to accelerate HPC Worldwide

In this video, NVIDIA’s Duncan Poole and Arm’s David Lecomber explain how the two company’s accelerate the world’s fastest supercomputers. “At SC19, NVIDIA introduced a reference design platform that enables companies to quickly build GPU-accelerated Arm-based servers, driving a new era of high performance computing for a growing range of applications in science and industry. The reference design platform — consisting of hardware and software building blocks — responds to growing demand in the HPC community to harness a broader range of CPU architectures.”

AI & Blockchain: Internet of smarter things

Dr. Eng Lim Goh gave this talk at HPE Discover More. He describes inspiring real-world use cases that demonstrate the transformative power of AI and HPC. Hear how the next wave of Machine Intelligence is uncovering value in data like never before to solve some of the world’s most significant challenges.”

Registration Opens for HPC User Forum in Princeton, NJ

Hyperion Research has posted their preliminary agenda for the upcoming HPC User Forum. The event takes place March 30 – April 1 in Princeton, New Jersey. “The HPC User Forum was established in 1999 to promote the health of the global HPC industry and address issues of common concern to users (www.hpcuserforum.com). The organization has grown to 150 members.”

The State of HPC Storage – Requirements & Challenges

Steve Conway from Hyperion Research gave this talk at the Panasas User Group. “Hyperion Research conducted an industry survey to better understand TCO vs. initial costs/other purchase criteria, the benefits of greater simplicity, and buyer/user perceptions of major vendors of HPC storage systems.”

HDR 200GB/sec InfiniBand for HPC & AI

In this video from the DDN booth at SC19, Scot Schultz from Mellanox presents: Connecting Visions: HDR 200GB/sec InfiniBand. “HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand accelerates 31 percent of new InfiniBand-based systems on the current TOP500, including the fastest TOP500 supercomputer built this year. The results also highlight InfiniBand’s continued position in the top three supercomputers in the world and acceleration of six of the top 10 systems. Since the TOP500 List release in June 2019, InfiniBand’s presence has increased by 12 percent, now accelerating 141 supercomputers on the List.”

Groq Hardware Now Available on Nimbix Cloud for AI Workloads

Today Groq announced that the company’s tensor processing hardware is now available on the Nimbix Cloud for select partners. The Groq processor is designed specifically for the performance requirements of computer vision, machine learning and other AI-related workloads, and is the first architecture in the world capable of 1 PetaOp/s performance on a single chip. Nimbix is the leading HPC cloud platform provider and offers purpose-built cloud computing for the world’s most demanding workloads.

Exxact Teams with Panasas for Turnkey HPC Storage Clusters

Today Exxact Corporation announced the company is joining the Panasas Accelerate Channel Partner Program. Exxact will become a key distributor and integrator for the Panasas ActiveStor Ultra product line, providing installation, configuration and support services globally. The move broadens Exxact HPC solutions that can be customized to industry requirements and scaled to multiple sized organizations. “By partnering with Panasas, an industry leader in HPC storage, we are able to offer our customers a top tier, fully integrated and turnkey HPC storage solution, and ActiveStor Ultra with PanFS is a perfect fit for this,” said Jason Chen, Vice President at Exxact Corporation. “ActiveStor Ultra’s focus on HPC performance, while also offering reliability and simplicity in a single package gives our customers an HPC storage solution that’s easy to deploy and manage.”

ScaleMP and AMD Benchmark Best-in-Class Large-System Performance on SPEC CPU 2017

Today ScaleMP announced that it has accomplished best-ever recorded results for the SPEC CPU 2017 benchmark for any system size of four processors and higher. ScaleMP’s results for 32-, 24- and 16-processor systems are now holding the top three positions for best results ever. “We are extremely pleased with these new benchmark results, which show superiority across the board,” said Shai Fultheim, founder and CEO of ScaleMP. “Customers can now scale their systems on demand for more computing or more memory, pay only for what they need, and be sure that they are buying the best and most cost-effective solution available that delivers the best performance.”