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Gidel Launches Acceleration Boards Based on Intel Stratix 10 FPGAs

Today Gidel launched their Proc10S family of high performance, scalable compute acceleration boards. The devices are based on the Stratix 10 FPGA, which was released by Intel in late 2016. “Gidel’s newest acceleration board was designed with high density Big Data and HPC applications in mind. “The Proc10S is a heavy-duty FPGA and thus opens new markets in HPC for Gidel, such as Deep Learning and Big Data analytics,” says Ofer Pravda, VP Marketing and Sales at Gidel. “Gidel’s long history in algorithm acceleration utilizing FPGA technology has resulted in an enormous wealth of product knowledge that provides us with an advantage in certain HPC and Vision arenas.”

Rescale & X-ISS offer Professional Services for HPC Cloud Migration

Today Rescale announced a partnership with X-ISS to offer professional services to enterprises migrating HPC workloads to the cloud. “At X-ISS, we are very excited to partner with Rescale to eliminate the compute ceilings and queuing wait times that our customers sometimes deal with. Together, X-ISS and Rescale will provide a comprehensive HPC solution and services that will delight our joint customers,” said Deepak Khosla at X-ISS.

HPE brings SGI in-memory Technology to Superdome Flex System

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced the HPE Superdome Flex, “the world’s most scalable and modular in-memory computing platform.” The platform enables enterprises of any size to process and analyze massive amounts of data and turn it into real-time business insights. “HPE’s latest mission critical in-memory computing platform combines the reliability of HPE Integrity Superdome X with the scalable technology for high performance data analytics that HPE gained with its acquisition of SGI.”

Mellanox Announces Innova-2 FPGA-Based Programmable Adapters

Today Mellanox announced the Innova-2 product family of FPGA-based smart network adapters. Innova-2 is the industry leading programmable adapter designed for a wide range of applications, including security, cloud, Big Data, deep learning, NFV and high performance computing. “Xilinx is pleased that our All Programmable UltraScale FPGAs are accelerating Mellanox’s Innova network adaptors,” said Manish Muthal, vice president of Data Center Business at Xilinx. “Our combined technology enables the rapid deployment of customized acceleration for emerging data center and high performance computing workloads.”

Radio Free HPC Talks Optimization with RedLine Performance Solutions

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC teams discusses performance optimization with Carolyn Pasti and Don Avart from Red Line Performance Solutions. The company is partnering with Radio Free HPC on Project Cyclops, an effort to build the world’s fastest single node on the HPCG benchmark. Listen in as Don and Carolyn share their methodology for workload performance optimization and what it takes to make clusters really perform up their potential in the real world.

“The Ultimate Trading Machine” from Penguin Computing sets Record for Low Latency

The world of High Frequency Trading is all about reducing latency to make money. At the recent STAC Summit in Chicago, a Penguin Computing device called The Ultimate Trading Machine achieved a record-low 98 nanosecond tick-to-trade latency, some 18% faster than the previous world record. “Facing tremendous pressures to optimize the transaction lifecycle, the financial services industry helps drive innovations in many core technologies. At Penguin Computing, we empower our customers with with open technology solutions that achieve performance requirements while keeping costs low and avoiding vendor lock-in. We are proud to join with our partners to deliver this Ultimate Trading Machine.”

Supermicro Showcases Volta GPU Systems at GTC Washington DC

This week at GTC DC, Supermicro is showcasing GPU server platforms that support NVIDIA Tesla V100 PCI-E and V100 SXM2 GPUs. “Our high performance computing solutions enable deep learning, engineering and scientific fields to scale out their compute clusters to accelerate their most demanding workloads and achieve fastest time-to-results with maximum performance per watt, per square foot and per dollar.”

Agenda Posted for DDN User Group at SC17

The DDN User Group has posted their agenda for their meetup at SC17. The meeting takes place 2:30pm – 6:30pm on Nov. 13 at the Embassy Suites in Denver. “The DDN User Group brings the HPC community together with DDN executive and technical leadership to share how leading global organizations are leveraging innovative new approaches, best practices, and technologies to raise the bar on HPC discoveries. This year, we are hosting the user group at the Embassy Suites, which is a three minute-walk across the street from the Colorado Convention Center.”

RAID Inc. Unveils Xanadu 500 Storage Appliances

Today RAID Incorporated announced “its most advanced storage series yet.” The Xanadu 500 series is designed to simplify and deliver high performance computing storage at an optimized price/performance ratio. With companies and organizations increasing their IT infrastructure to accommodate Big Data and Analytics at record magnitudes, it is imperative that their storage systems are appropriately […]

Industry Analysis: AI and Deep Learning – the Voice of the Market

In this video, Dan Olds from OrionX presents insights from their Q2-Q3 2017 Survey on Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Deep Learning – one of the industry’s most comprehensive AI/ML/DL surveys to date with more than 144 data points. “Dan Olds talks the audience through the demographics and questions, respondents’ understanding of AI/ML/DL, current projects, who is driving AI in organizations, project attributes and more.”