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Video: Accelerating Ai Outcomes with the NVIDIA DGX Reference Architecture

In this video from DDN booth at SC18, Jacques Bessoudo from NVIDIA presents: Accelerating Ai Outcomes with the NVIDIA DGX Reference Architecture. “DDN is focused on solutions that enable customers to radically accelerate their AI and Machine Learning initiatives to gain competitive advantage sooner and to scale flexibly,” said James Coomer, vice president of product management at DDN. “We have taken a holistic approach to this solution, ensuring that the DGX platform is maximally utilized and that customers can extract deeper insights more quickly.”

Video: Overview of DDN’s Accelerated, Any-Scale AI

In this video from DDN booth at SC18, Kurt Kuckein from DataDirect Networks presents an overview of DDN A3i: (Accelerated, Any-Scale AI). “Engineered from the ground up for the AI-enabled data center, DDN A³I solutions are fully-optimized to accelerate AI applications and streamline DL workflows for greatest productivity. DDN A³I solutions make AI-powered innovation easy, with faster performance, effortless scale, and simplified operations—all backed by the data at scale experts.”

Video: Will Persistent Memory solve your Performance Problems?

In this video, Thomas Wilhelm shows software developers how they can optimize their application in order to identify if they can benefit from Persistent memory. “Persistent memory is adding a completely novel memory tier to the memory hierarchy that fits between DRAM and SSDs. In this video, we will show software developers how they can analyze their application in order to identify if they will benefit from persistent memory.”

Video: A Glimpse into the Future of I/O

In this video from the DDN User Group at SC18, Sven Oehme from DDN presents: A Glimpse into the Future of I/O. “IME is DDN’s scale-out flash cache that is designed to accelerate applications beyond the capabilities of today’s file systems. IME manages I/O in an innovate way to avoid the bottlenecks and latencies of traditional I/O management and delivers the complete potential of flash all the way to connected applications. IME also features advanced data protection, flexible erasure coding and adaptive I/O routing, which together provide new levels of resilience and performance consistency.”

Video: HPC Market Update

In this video from DDN booth at SC18, Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research presents an HPCMarket Update. “Intersect360 Research’s deep knowledge of HPC, coupled with strong marketing and consulting expertise, results in accurate intelligence for the HPC industry – insights and advice that allow customers to make decisions that are measurably positive to their business. The company’s end-user-focused research is inclusive from both a technology perspective and a usage standpoint, allowing Intersect360 Research to provide its clients with total market models that include both traditional and emerging HPC applications.”

Call for Participation: ISC 2019 in Frankfurt

The complete ISC 2019 contributed program is now open for submissions. The event takes place June 16–20, 2019, in Frankfurt, Germany. “We encourage engineers, scientists, young researchers, students and active members of the global HPC community to participate in next year’s conference. Submissions are welcome in the following sessions: Research Papers, Research Posters, Project Posters, BoFs, PhD Forum, Tutorials and Workshops.”

Video: Advania Simplifies Moving HPC to the Cloud

In this video, Gísli Kr. from Advania describes how the company enables customer to migrate HPC workloads to the company’s sustainable datacenters in Iceland. “When leveraging Advania´s HPCaaS you have the flexibility to address any workload increase as needed and only pay for the added resources used. By committing resources to our HPC-as-a-Service, Advania offers extremely competitive prices for CPU resources, a price that is unprecedented in the HPC on demand or cloud (IaaS) industry. Additionally Advania is able to reserve resources to accommodate both temporary and permanent requirements for added resources.

IBM’s Plan to bring Machine Learning Capabilities to Data Scientists Everywhere

Over at the IBM Blog, IBM Fellow Hillary Hunter writes that the company anticipates that the world’s volume of digital data will exceed 44 zettabytes, an astounding number. “IBM has worked to build the industry’s most complete data science platform. Integrated with NVIDIA GPUs and software designed specifically for AI and the most data-intensive workloads, IBM has infused AI into offerings that clients can access regardless of their deployment model. Today, we take the next step in that journey in announcing the next evolution of our collaboration with NVIDIA. We plan to leverage their new data science toolkit, RAPIDS, across our portfolio so that our clients can enhance the performance of machine learning and data analytics.”

Violin Systems Acquires X-IO Storage on Road to Recovery

Today Violin Systems announced the appointment of a new CEO and the acquisition of X-IO Storage. “This has been a year of rebirth, of growth and of tremendous success for Violin,” said CEO Mark Lewis. “That success has been fueled by advancing the already robust feature set of our flagship product, the addition of a product line that complements our existing portfolio of solutions and a team of individuals committed to ensuring customers around the world have the opportunity to add our consistent extreme performance storage to their data centers. With the tremendous success we achieved this past year, Violin is well positioned to dominate the marketplace in 2019 and beyond.”

Video: How DDN Powers HPC & Ai Applications

In this video from SC18 in Dallas, James Coomer from DDN describes how the company powers HPC and Machine Learning applications. “Organizations around the world are leveraging DDN’s people, technology, performance and innovation to achieve their greatest visions and make revolutionary insights and discoveries! Designed, optimized and right-sized for Commercial HPC, Higher Education and Exascale Computing, our full range of DDN products and solutions are changing the landscape of HPC and delivering the most value with the greatest operational efficiency. Meet with our team of technologists to see how DDN is delivering the most optimized and efficient storage solutions for HPC, AI, and Hybrid Cloud.”