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AMD Delivers Best-in-Class HPC Performance at SC19

Today at SC19, AMD announced a set of new customer wins and new platforms supporting AMD EPYC processors and Radeon Instinct accelerators, as well as the release of ROCm 3.0 development environment. “HPC organizations are continuing to adopt the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor and Radeon Instinct accelerators for more powerful and efficient supercomputing systems. The 2nd Gen EPYC processors provide twice the manufacturing application performance and up to 60% faster Life Sciences simulations than competing solutions, while the Radeon Instinct GPU accelerator provides up to 6.6 peak theoretical TFLOPS Double Precision performance for HPC workloads.”

Dell Technologies Introduces New Solutions to Advance HPC and AI Innovation

At SC19 this week, Dell Technologies is introducing several new solutions, reference architectures and portfolio advancements all designed to simplify and accelerate customers’ HPC and AI efforts. “There’s a lot of value in the data that organizations collect, and HPC and AI are helping organizations get the most out of this data,” said Thierry Pellegrino, vice president of HPC at Dell Technologies. “We’re committed to building solutions that simplify the use and deployment of these technologies for organizations of all sizes and at all stages of deployment.”

TMGcore Unveils Immersion-cooled OTTO Data Center Platform at SC19

Today TMG unveiled OTTO, a completely automated, self-contained, two-phase liquid immersion-cooled data center platform that features a closed loop system, uses zero water and is a tenth of the size of a traditional data center. By using OTTO, clients can cut operational costs by 80 percent while receiving ten times more processing power per square foot. “Data center hardware manufacturers today are tasked with building technology capable of handling increasingly vast amounts of data processing while addressing challenges including uptime, environmental impact and operating costs associated with building and operating a large data center – namely space and power constraints,” said John-David Enright, CEO of TMGcore. “We designed OTTO to address these major issues facing the industry. OTTO provides companies with a solution that is scalable, quick to market, secure and extremely energy efficient while remaining cost effective.”

Video: NVIDIA Magnum IO Moves Big Data Faster than Previously Possible

Today NVIDIA introduced NVIDIA Magnum IO, a suite of software to help data scientists and AI and high performance computing researchers process massive amounts of data in minutes, rather than hours. “Optimized to eliminate storage and input/output bottlenecks, Magnum IO delivers up to 20x faster data processing for multi-server, multi-GPU computing nodes when working with massive datasets to carry out complex financial analysis, climate modeling and other HPC workloads.”

Cloud Adoption for HPC: Trends and Opportunities

This whitepaper is an insideHPC Special Research Report sponsored by Univa. “Today many organizations solve their most difficult computational challenges by creating their own on-premises, compute-intensive, high performance data center. The latest hardware and software innovations have removed barriers that prevented many organizations from embracing HPC solutions. With more enterprises extending their own on-premises clusters into the cloud with hybrid configurations, finding the right tools for managing and scheduling workflows and automatically controlling cost remains a critical challenge.”

Radio Free HPC Breaks Down the TOP500

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC teams looks at the newly released TOP500 list. “We talk about the changes in this version of the list (100 new systems, but none in the top 24), how the major countries stack up against each other, and vendor system share. We also discuss why this list is so, well, kind of not as exciting as we’ve got used to, and what we expect to see on future lists. There are some big things coming, but, like your birthday, they’re not here yet.”

Lenovo and Intel to Bring High-End HPC Capabilities to more users with Project Everyscale

In this video, Trish Damkroger from Intel and Scott Tease from Lenovo describe their collaboration on Project Everyscale. “With Project Everyscale, our goal is to democratize exascale technologies and bring leading Xeon scalable processors, accelerators, storage, fabrics, software and more to HPC customers of every scale or any workload.”

Bright Cluster Manager now Free for Clusters up to 8 Nodes

Today Bright Computing announced the launch of “Easy8” – a program designed to put their award-winning Bright Cluster Manager software in the hands of every organization working with high-performance Linux clusters. Easy8 offers the full-featured Bright Cluster Manager software for up to 8 nodes at no charge and is available immediately from the Bright Computing website. Bright also announced the launch of its new “BEACON” user community, which is designed to provide Bright customers and Easy8 users with a free forum where they can access technical content, share experiences, ask/answer questions, exchange ideas, and suggest product enhancements.

Prototype of Fugaku Supercomputer reaches Number One on Green500

Today Fujitsu announced that a prototype of the Fugaku supercomputer being jointly developed by the two parties took No.1 in the Green500, a global ranking based on the energy efficiency of supercomputers. With Fugaku, we succeeded in developing a general-purpose Arm CPU with the world’s highest energy efficiency, far exceeding our targets through Co-design,” said Satoshi Matsuoka, Director, Riken-Center for Computational Science (R-CCS).

Aspen Systems to boost performance of NASA NCCS Discover Supercomputer

Today Aspen Systems announced that NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD has increased the computational power to their primary computing platform the Discover supercomputer by over an incredible 30%. The project Scalable Unit 15 (SCU15) was awarded to, built by and installed by Aspen Systems, Inc., in order to add a 25,600-core scalable compute unit onto the system for increased data analysis on our climate through visualized data modeling.