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Interview: Mark Papermaster, CTO and EVP, Technology and Engineering, AMD

In this interview, Mark Papermaster, CTO and EVP, Technology and Engineering from AMD describes the company’s presence in the HPC space along with new trends in the industry. At a higher level, Mark also offers his views of the semiconductor industry in general as well as areas of innovation that AMD plans to cultivate. The discussion then turns to the exascale era of computing.

HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand: The Key to Success for Supercomputers Around the World

HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand delivers the interconnect industry’s highest data throughput, extremely low latency and world-leading performance to HPC systems across the globe. With a foundation based on HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand, high-performance systems are changing the way we understand the world we live in through scientific discoveries, environmental research, advanced medical research and realizing the potential for innovation in countless areas of business that are sure to drive change within the social and global landscape of tomorrow.

insideHPC Special Report: HPC and AI for the Era of Genomics – Part 2

This special report sponsored by Dell Technologies, takes a deep dive into HPC and AI for life sciences in the era of genomics. The report also highlights a lineup of Ready Solutions created by Dell Technologies which are highly optimized and tuned hardware and software stacks for a variety of industries. The Ready Solutions for HPC Life Sciences have been designed to speed time to production, improve performance with purpose-built solutions, and scale easier with modular building blocks for capacity and performance.

Maintaining Business Continuity with the Spectra Logic Remote Installation Program

Spectra Logic launched a new Remote Installation Program to support customers during the global coronavirus outbreak. Through this program, customers will realize the benefits of their purchased Spectra solutions much sooner than would otherwise be possible where onsite assistance is not permitted. “Our new Remote Installation Program is really an extension of the outstanding onsite service and support we already provide to our customers, except that we will walk our customers through the entire installation, configuration and setup processes using remote activation, monitoring, testing and videoconferencing.”

Inspur Launches 5 New AI Servers with NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs

Inspur released five new AI servers that fully support the new NVIDIA Ampere architecture. The new servers support up to 8 or 16 NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs, with remarkable AI computing performance of up to 40 PetaOPS, as well as delivering tremendous non-blocking GPU-to-GPU P2P bandwidth to reach maximum 600 GB/s. “With this upgrade, Inspur offers the most comprehensive AI server portfolio in the industry, better tackling the computing challenges created by data surges and complex modeling. We expect that the upgrade will significantly boost AI technology innovation and applications.”

NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX-6 Lx SmartNIC Accelerates Cloud and Enterprise Workloads

Today NVIDIA launched the NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX-6 Lx SmartNIC — a highly secure and efficient 25/50 gigabit per second (Gb/s) Ethernet smart network interface controller (SmartNIC) — to meet surging growth in enterprise and cloud scale-out workloads. “ConnectX-6 Lx, the 11th generation product in the ConnectX family, is designed to meet the needs of modern data centers, where 25Gb/s connections are becoming standard for handling demanding workflows, such as enterprise applications, AI and real-time analytics.”

Paperspace Joins NVIDIA DGX-Ready Software Program

AI cloud computing Paperspace announced Paperspace Gradient is certified under the new NVIDIA DGX-Ready Software program. The program offers proven solutions that complement NVIDIA DGX systems, including the new NVIDIA DGX A100, with certified software that supports the full lifecycle of AI model development. “We developed our NVIDIA DGX-Ready Software program to accelerate AI development in the enterprise,” said John Barco, senior director of DGX software product management at NVIDIA. “Paperspace has developed a unique CI/CD approach to building machine learning models that simplifies the process and takes advantage of the power of NVIDIA DGX systems.”

Increasing HPC Cluster Productivity Through System Resource Tracking

This white paper from Bright Computing, “Increasing HPC Cluster Productivity Through System Resource Tracking” addresses the necessary steps to give administrators, managers, and users the information they need to use HPC system resources effectively, to maximize system productivity, to enable effective resource sharing, to identify waste and to provide charge-back capability.

Liqid, Dell, and AMD power Industry’s Fastest Single-socket Storage Server

Today Liqid announced that it has worked with industry leaders AMD and Dell Technologies to deliver one of the fastest one-socket storage rack servers on the market. “Liqid’s composable Gen-4 PCI-Express (PCIe) fabric technology, the LQD4500, is coupled with the AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processors, and enclosed in Dell Technologies’ industry-leading Dell EMC PowerEdge R7515 Rack Server to deliver an architecture designed for the most demanding next-generation, AI-driven HPC application environments.”

Video: Nimbus Data Unveils Next-Generation Storage OS and All-Flash Array

Today Nimbus Data announced an all-new solid state storage operating system (Nimbus Data AFX), all-new enterprise support program (Tectonic), and new all-flash array (ExaFlash One). “With its versatility, federated architecture, and multi-tenant management capabilities, Nimbus Data AFX is a well-conceived solid state storage platform for dense enterprise workload consolidation,” said Eric Burgener, research vice president in the Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group at IDC.