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A Guide to High Performance Computing in the AWS Cloud

A new ebook from Intel and AWS explores how AWS cloud can mitigate some of today’s top HPC challenges and enable engineers and researchers to innovate without constraints. “Most HPC processing is still conducted using on-premises systems. But for those companies unwilling to invest in new hardware to handle peak demands, moving HPC workloads to the cloud may be the answer.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at IDC Server Market Numbers Reflecting Remarkable Growth from Cloud

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at the latest server watch numbers from IDC. The takeaway? The Server industry up 43 percent year over year. Component prices have gone up, so there may be multiple contributing factors implying richer configurations are being deployed. Dan thinks IDC might be adjusting their model, but we can’t be sure from here. He doesn’t see how a company like Inspur can jack their business by 112 percent in a single year. This is simply unprecedented growth. Welcome to the Server Business in the Age of Cloud.

Scale Your HPC Environment for AI Workloads

In this guest post, Intel Data Center Group’s Trish Damkroger covers how to scale your HPC environment for AI workloads. “Intel’s HPC interoperable framework assists developers with tools to modernize applications for advanced workloads and support for development languages like Python, C++, and Fortran.”

New Modular Lenovo ThinkSystem Accelerates Ai Performance

Over at the Lenovo Blog, the company has unveiled a new ThinkSystem based on a modular infrastructure targeted at Ai workloads. “By developing the ThinkSystem SR670 platform with integrated modularity, Lenovo has recognized that technologies around the CPU are evolving rapidly and driving massive performance gains for many types of workloads. System designs need to evolve to provide the capability and flexibility for customers to add more revolutionary technologies to the system faster. Customers shouldn’t be gated by a system that can’t change and grow with them as they build their intelligence platforms of the future.”

HPC Cloud Drives Innovation & Accelerates Time to Results

HPC applications and workloads have been constrained by limited on-premises infrastructure capacity, high capital expenditures and the constant need for technology refreshes. But there may be an answer: running your HPC workloads in the cloud. “According to the report, hundreds of companies in life sciences, financial services, manufacturing, energy and geo sciences, media and entertainment are solving complex challenges and speeding up time to results using HPC on AWS.”

RAID Inc. Announces High Density EBOD with 106 slots in 4U

Today RAID Inc announced additions to its JBOD series of its enterprise storage solutions with the availability of the 4U 106-Bay JBOD with 12Gbs SAS drives that holds up to an unprecedented 1.2PBl storage capacity. “HPC challenges are increasingly demanding and RAID Inc. is able to meet these demands by offering the highest-performing and most efficient data storage solutions that solve key challenges,” said Marc DiZoglio, president of RAID Inc. “Building on 25+ years of storage design experience, RAID Inc. is committed to delivering true big data storage solutions with best-in-class performance, features, and unprecedented customer service.”

DDN Acquires Tintri for High-Speed Virtualization

Today DDN announced that it has completed the acquisition of Tintri for $60 million. “Tintri offers the best analytics with predictive, efficient and intuitive insight for virtualized environments and databases. Combining these capabilities with DDN’s market-winning performance, efficiency and integration at scale for AI, technical computing and the enterprise is incredibly enabling for customers.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at the Frightening NotPetya Cyber Attack

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at one of the most massive hacks ever, the Notpetya cyber attack on shipping company Maersk and their partners. “This story, featured in Wired magazine, should send chills down the spines of anyone out there who isn’t religiously updating their machines.”

NVIDIA GPU Cloud comes to Microsoft Azure

Over at the NVIDIA Blog, Chris Kawalek writes that Microsoft Azure is now a supported NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC) platform. “This means that data scientists, researchers and developers that use NVIDIA GPU instances on Microsoft Azure will be able to jumpstart their AI and HPC projects with a wide range of GPU-optimized software available at no additional charge through NGC. Thousands more developers, data scientists and researchers can now jumpstart their GPU computing projects, following today’s announcement.”

How Dell EMC Powers HPC at Paypal

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting, Venkatesh Ramanathan from Paypal describes how HPC innovation is helping the company invent new ways to make money safe and accessible for all. “Venkatesh is a senior data scientist at PayPal where he is working on building state-of-the-art tools for payment fraud detection.”