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New Tachyum Prodigy Chip has “More than 10x the Performance of Conventional Processors per Watt”

Today Silicon Valley startup Tachyum Inc. unveiled its new processor family – codenamed “Prodigy” – that combines the advantages of CPUs with GP-GPUs, and specialized AI chips in a single universal processor platform. According to Tachyum, the new chip has “ten times the processing power per watt” and is capable of running the world’s most complex compute tasks. “With its disruptive architecture, Prodigy will enable a super-computational system for real-time full capacity human brain neural network simulation by 2020.”

Satoshi Matsuoka to receive High Performance Parallel Distributed Computation Achievement Award

Today ACM announced that that Dr. Satoshi Matsuoka will receive the annual HPDC Achievement Award for his pioneering research in the design, implementation, and application of high performance systems and software tools for parallel and distributed systems. “ACM HPDC is one of the top international conferences in the field of Computer Science / High Performance Calculation, and among them, I am delighted to have won the Society Career Award for the first time as a Japanese.”

Quantum Storage Solutions Power Self-driving Cars for AutonomouStuff

Today Quantum Corporation named AutonomouStuff LLC as its primary partner for storage distribution in the automotive market, enabling them to deliver Quantum’s comprehensive end-to-end storage solutions for both in-vehicle and data center environments. “Autonomous research generates an enormous volume of data which is vital to achieving the goal of a safe autonomous vehicle,” said Bobby Hambrick, founder and CEO of AutonomouStuff. “Quantum multitier data storage kits powered by StorNext offer a highly scalable and economical solution to the data dilemma researchers face.”

iRODS Consortium adds Members and Joins OpenSFS

iRODS is taking an active role in Lustre community. The iRODS Consortium recently signed on to the Open Scalable File Systems, Inc (OpenSFS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the success of the Lustre file system, an open source parallel distributed file system used for computing on large-scale high performance computing clusters.

Equus Compute Solutions Named Intel 2018 Cloud and HPC Data Center Specialist

Today Equus Compute Solutions announced that Intel has identified Equus as an Intel Platinum 2018 Technology Provider. Furthermore, Intel has distinguished Equus as both a Cloud Data Center Specialist and an HPC Data Center Specialist. These distinctions were earned based on Equus application specific platforms, solutions, and staff training in these areas. “We are honored to be a 2018 Intel Platinum Technology Partner. “said Costa Hasapopoulos, Equus President. “We are proud to offer our customers industry-leading data center solutions across a wide of range of industries and applications. In all of these applications, Equus customizes Intel-based white box servers and storage offerings to enable flexible software-defined infrastructures.”

ReFrame: A Regression Testing Framework Enabling Continuous Integration of Large HPC Systems

“Scientifico ReFrame is a new framework for writing regression tests for HPC systems. The goal of the framework is to abstract away the complexity of the interactions with the system, separating the logic of a regression test from the low-level details, which pertain to the system configuration and setup. This allows users to write easily portable regression tests, focusing only on the functionality. The purpose of the tutorial will be to do a live demo of ReFrame and a hands-on session demonstrating how to configure it and how to use it.”

Asetek Receives Order For New HPC Cluster From Fujitsu

Today Asetek announced an order from Fujitsu, an established global data center OEM, for a new High Performance Computing system at a currently undisclosed location in Japan. This major installation will be implemented using Asetek’s RackCDU liquid cooling solution throughout the cluster which includes 1300 Direct-to-Chip (D2C) coolers for the cluster’s compute nodes. “We are pleased to see the continuing success of Fujitsu using Asetek’s technology in large HPC clusters around the world,” said André Sloth Eriksen, CEO and founder of Asetek.

Pawsey Centre adds NVIDIA Volta GPUs to its HPC Cloud

One year after launching its cloud service, Nimbus, the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre has now expanded with NVIDIA GPU nodes. The GPUs are currently being installed, so the Pawsey cloud team have begun a Call for Early Adopters. “Launched in mid-2017 as a free cloud service for researchers who require flexible access to high-performance computing resources, Nimbus consists of AMD Opteron CPUs making up 3000 cores and 288 terabytes of storage. Now, Pawsey will be expanding its cloud infrastructure from purely a CPU based system to include GPUs; providing a new set of functionalities for researchers.”

Red Hat’s AI Strategy

“The impact of AI will be visible in the software industry much sooner than the analog world, deeply affecting open source in general, as well as Red Hat, its ecosystem, and its userbase. This shift provides a huge opportunity for Red Hat to offer unique value to our customers. In this session, we’ll provide Red Hat’s general perspective on AI and how we are helping our customers benefit from AI.”

Celebrating 20 Years of the OpenMP API

“The first version of the OpenMP application programming interface (API) was published in October 1997. In the 20 years since then, the OpenMP API and the slightly older MPI have become the two stable programming models that high-performance parallel codes rely on. MPI handles the message passing aspects and allows code to scale out to significant numbers of nodes, while the OpenMP API allows programmers to write portable code to exploit the multiple cores and accelerators in modern machines.”