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Optimizing Resource Utilization and Maximizing ROI with Composable Infrastructure

In this sponsored post, Silicon Mechanics discusses how today’s IT organizations must maximize their resource utilization to deliver the computing capabilities their organization needs when and where it’s needed. This has resulted in many organizations building multi-purpose clusters, which impacts performance. Composable disaggregated infrastructure (CDI) can hold the key to solving this optimization problem, while also providing bare metal performance.

@HPCpodcast: The GTC Cornucopia

Last week’s rendition of NVIDIA’s bi-annual GTC extravaganza unveiled a raft of new HPC/AI announcements, the latest public performance of a company in its prime led by a leather-clad CEO generally regarded as a master marketer. Ok, roll your eyes at that gushing statement if you like, but it reflects the sentiment of Wall Street, which pushed NVIDIA stock up 10 percent the day CEO Jensen Huang delivered his GTC keynote, and of most (if not all) in the HPC industry analyst community. In this episode of the @HPCpodcast….

Dell Technologies Interview: R Systems and its HPC-on-Demand Partnership with Dell

HPC-as-a-Service is one of the hot growth sectors of the high performance computing industry. R Systems is a significant player in this arena, providing HPC-on-demand resources and technical expertise to commercial and institutional research clients in partnership with Dell HPC Cloud Services. R Systems offers bare-metal clusters and a variety of solutions for client’s HPC needs, including lease time on clusters for bursting, no charges for data ingress and egress, and HPC support and expertise for short-term and long-term projects (more details can be….

Samsung and Western Digital Form Zoned (Block) Storage Collaboration

Samsung Electronics and Western Digital today announced a collaboration around zoned storage, which is a form of block storage, focused on data placement, processing and fabrics (D2PF) technologies. Western Digital has said zone storage is designed for workloads with increasingly voluminous and complex data management needs, creating “block storage devices that have their address space […]

Solving AI Cluster Design Challenges with a Building Block Approach

[SPONSORED POST] When considering a large complex system, such as an AI cluster, supercomputer, or compute cluster, you may think you only have two options—build from scratch from the ground up, or buy a pre-configured, supercomputer-in-a-box from a major technology vendor that everyone else is buying. But there is a third option that takes a best-of-both-worlds approach. This gives you “building blocks” expertly designed around network, storage, and compute configurations that are balanced, but also flexible enough to provide scalability for your specific project needs.

Hyperion Research: 2021 HPC Market Growth Up 13.8% Over Previous Year

HPC industry analyst firm Hyperion Research today announced overall spending for HPC grew from $30.6 billion (USD) in 2020 to $34.8 billion (USD) in 2021, counting both on-premises and cloud spending, an increase of 13.8 percent. Total on-prem HPC server sales for 2021 reached $14.8 billion (USD) reflecting a strong 9.1 percent growth over the […]

Edge. Retail AI. Digital Twinning. Oh My!

[SPONSORED POST] Attending NVIDIA’s GTC? While you’re there, join Lenovo – Diamond sponsor – to connect, learn, and get inspired by some of the world’s brightest minds. It all comes together online March 21-24. You’ll hear about the latest technological advancements and groundbreaking research that are making it possible to take on the world’s greatest challenges.

Why HPC Clusters Require Ultra-Low Latency Network Monitoring

High performance computing (HPC) requires an extremely high-powered network with ultra-low latency to move large files between HPC nodes quickly. IT and network operations (NetOps) teams in industries such as financial service, oil and gas, animation/3D rendering and pharmaceutical research need to monitor their networks in exacting detail to ensure they can support HPC workloads. But monitoring latency and other metrics at HPC-class performance levels creates a new set of challenges, including monitoring packets at 40Gbps and 100Gbps speeds, measuring latency at millisecond and nanosecond intervals, and detecting miniscule “microbursts” of traffic before they cause performance issues.

BullSequana XH3000, Delivering the Full Exascale Solution

In this sponsored post, Jean-Pierre Panziera – High Performance Computing CTO, Atos, discusses how the BullSequana XH3000 which supports a large spectrum of hardware technologies and feature a rich software environment will be the platform of choice to meet the Exascale challenges. The BullSequana XH3000 open architecture will lead Atos, its technology partners, and their users well into the post-Exascale era.

Exascale Computing Project Issues Final Assessment on PathForward Program for U.S. Industry

The PathForward element of Exascale Computing Project, established to prepare the US industry for exascale system procurements and generally improve US competitiveness in the worldwide computing market. The report is available through the US Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information. Here’s a summary of the report: A competitive PathForward RFP (Request for Proposals) was released […]