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Lenovo Accelerates AI to Solve Humanity’s Greatest Challenges

Today at SC17, Lenovo announced new initiatives designed to empower customers to embrace Artificial Intelligence and make it a true reality for their organizations to achieve augmented intelligence capabilities for increased productivity and transformative results. “Artificial intelligence is already having a profound impact on traditional business strategies and scientific research, and most senior leaders consider it a priority for the year ahead. To truly benefit from the vast amount of data available to organizations today, our customers must embrace AI as the vehicle to help them achieve success in today’s competitive business landscape,” said Kirk Skaugen, president, Lenovo Data Center Group. “With our newly opened, global AI innovation centers and a comprehensive product and service portfolio we are committed to helping bring their AI deployments to life.”

Intel Select Solutions for HPC Debut at SC17

Intel Select Solutions HPC provide a fast path for purchasing and deploying a cluster for simulation and modeling workloads with a pre-validated selection of components designed to meet the demands of HPC applications and workflows. These systems provide the capabilities and agility needed to support a range of different workloads and reduce or eliminate the need for multiple single-purpose systems. In addition, the performance of key system characteristics are verified for Intel Select Solutions for Simulation and Modeling at both the node and cluster level.

Bright Computing Offers Fast Onramp to Deep Learning

Today Bright Computing announced Bright Cluster Manager for Data Science, an all-in-one product for data scientists. The new product brings together all of the tools needed to build, manage, and operate an enterprise-class data science cluster.

Ray Tracing on Intel Xeon Phi with Embree

In computer graphics, ray tracing is a rendering technique for generating an image by tracing the path of light as pixels in an image plane and simulating the effects of its encounters with virtual objects. “Experienced computer graphics developers that understand how ray tracing works, in conjunction with a deep knowledge of the Intel Xeon Phi processor hardware have created a set of ray tracing kernels that take advantage of the underlying instruction sets and the available number of computing cores.”

Lenovo Steps up with Intel Select Solutions for HPC

In this video, Trish Damkroger from Intel and Madhu Matta from Lenovo describe how Intel Select Solutions for HPC make it easy to scale application performance. “Intel Select Solutions HPC provide a fast path for purchasing and deploying a cluster for simulation and modeling workloads with a pre-validated selection of components designed to meet the demands of HPC applications and workflows.”

Cray to Power AI Innovation at Samsung

Today Cray announced that Samsung has purchased a Cray CS-Storm accelerated cluster supercomputer. The Samsung Strategy & Innovation Center (SSIC) procured the system for use in its research into Artificial Intelligence and deep learning workloads, including systems for connected cars and autonomous technologies.

Bright Computing and SUSE Collaborate at SC17

“The Bright Computing and SUSE partnership was first announced in 2009, enabling customers to deploy, manage, and monitor SUSE Linux Enterprise Server clusters using the Bright interface. Since then, the companies have collaborated many times to provide cutting edge infrastructure management solutions to significant strategic companies around the world, including Boeing in North America and CSIRO in Australia.”

One Stop Systems Rolls Out Composable Infrastructure Solutions at SC17

This week at SC17, One Stop Systems is showcasing all-new “HPC composable infrastructure solutions” designed for data scientists requiring flexible high performance infrastructure across multiple nodes. “By adding NVIDIA GPU and NVMe expansion, customers can add unlimited flexibility to their HPC architecture by decoupling the latest innovations in CPU capabilities, NVIDIA GPU performance, and NVMe storage into a system called “composable HPC infrastructure.”

SC17 Preview: Artificial Intelligence and The Virtuous Cycle of Compute

In this video, Pradeep Dubey from Intel Labs describes his upcoming SC17 Invited Talk on Artificial Intelligence. “Dubey will discuss how the convergence of AI, Big Data, HPC systems, and algorithmic advances are transforming the relationship between computers and humans, disrupting past notions of a partnership where humans made all the “intelligent” decisions.”

Ellexus Releases I/O Profiling Tool Suites Based for Arm Architecture

Today Ellexus released versions of its flagship I/O profiling products Breeze, Healthcheck and Mistral, all based on the Arm v8-A architecture. The move comes as part of the company’s strategy to provide cross-platform support that gives engineers a uniform tooling experience across different hardware platforms. “As the high-performance computing industry targets new compute architectures and cloud infrastructures, it’s never been more important to optimise the way programs access large data sets,” said Dr Rosemary Francis, CEO of Ellexus, on the decision to release versions based on Arm. “Bad I/O patterns can harm shared storage and will limit application performance, wasting millions in lost engineering time. We are extremely excited to announce the integration of our tools with the Arm tool suite. Together we will be able to help more organizations to get the most out of their compute clusters.”