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Intel Wins IO500 10-node Challenge with DAOS

In this video from SC19, Kelsey Prantis from Intel describes how the DAOS parallel file system won the IO500 10-node Challenge with Intel Optane DC persistent memory. As an all-new parallel file system, DAOS will be a key component of the the upcoming Aurora supercomputer coming to Argonne National Laboratory in 2021.

French Space Agency CNES Data Center reaches world ranking on IO500

A newly upgraded data center at the French Space Agency CNES took 15th place in the world ranking in the IO500 list unveiled this month. IO500 is an international benchmark standard managed by the Virtual Institute for I/O that measures bandwidth and input/output operations per second (IOPS) using typical workloads observed on real systems. “Besides the ranking, we are glad to be able to offer a better service to our partners and users. In particular, we are boosting our ability to develop artificial intelligence techniques and build them into space systems and mine the data they acquire.”

Penguin Computing to Deploy Magma Supercomputer with Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 Processors at LLNL

At SC19, Penguin Computing announced a powerful new supercomputer coming to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Called Magma, the system was procured through the Commodity Technology Systems (CTS-1) contract with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and is one of the first deployments of Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 series processors with support from CoolIT Systems complete direct liquid cooling and the Intel Omni-Path interconnect.

Advantech Showcases Server Solutions from HPC to AI at SC19

In this video from SC19, Matthew Arnold from Advantech describes the company’s wide array of server products for HPC, AI, and the Edge. “From security frameworks, energy, natural resource management to healthcare, artificial intelligence and machine learning are rapidly changing our world. At SC19, Advantech showcased the latest GPU and FPGA servers for AI applications.”

DDN Steps up with High Performance Storage at SC19

In this video from SC19, James Coomer from DDN describes the company’s latest storage solutions for high performance computing. “At the conference, DDN announced new infrastructure and multicloud solutions as well as new data management features in its EXAScaler “EXA5” file solution, which will be generally available over the next two calendar quarters. These solutions and features reinforce DDN’s position as the data platform of choice for performance at scale by further helping customers effectively deploy, manage and accelerate next generation AI and analytics workloads.”

Hyperion Research HPC Market Briefing Breakfast at SC19

In this video from SC19, Earl Joseph hosts the Hyperion Research HPC Market Briefing Breakfast at SC19. “Our industry experts are the former IDC high performance computing (HPC) analyst team, which remains intact and continues all of its global activities. The group is comprised of the world’s most respected HPC industry analysts who have worked together for more than 25 years.”

Ayar Labs Joins DARPA PIPES Project as Intel Optical IO Provider

Optical startup Ayar Labs has been selected as Intel’s optical I/O solution partner for their recently awarded DARPA PIPES research project. “The goal of PIPES (Photonics in Package for Extreme Scalability) is to develop integrated optical I/O solutions co-packaged with next generation FPGA/CPU/GPU and accelerators in Multi-Chip Packages (MCP) to provide extreme data rates (input/output) at ultra-low power over much longer distances than supported by current technology. In the first phase of the project, the Ayar Labs TeraPHY chiplet will be co-packaged with an Intel FPGA using the AIB (Advanced Interconnect Bus) interface and Intel’s EMIB silicon-bridge packaging.”

How Deep Learning is Driving New Science

In this special guest feature, Robert Roe from Scientific Computing World looks at the development of deep learning and its impact on scientific applications. “In general, it depends on the use case but you can think of two cases where AI is useful. The first case is to solve problems that are hard to solve in a rule-based way, which is a similar domain as you may have outside science for speech recognition or image recognition.”

Mellanox Rocks the TOP500 with HDR InfiniBand at SC19

In this video, Gilad Shainer from Mellanox describes the company’s dominating  results on the TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. “At SC19, Mellanox announced that 200 gigabit per second HDR InfiniBand accelerates 31% of the new 2019 InfiniBand systems on November’s TOP500 supercomputing list, demonstrating market demand for faster data speeds and smart interconnect technologies. Moreover, HDR InfiniBand connects the fastest TOP500 supercomputer built in 2019.”

Intel and AWS Team for HPC Performance in the Cloud

In this video from SC19, Trish Damkroger from Intel and Ian Colle from AWS describe how the two companies collaborate to deliver the best possible application performance in the Cloud. “HPC on AWS, powered by Intel Xeon Scalable processors, offers the most elastic, scalable cloud infrastructure to run HPC applications, and the range of services makes it easier than ever to get started quickly, securely, and cost-effectively.”