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Why Developers are Turning to Ultra-powerful Workstations for More Creative Freedom at Less Cost

This white paper, “Why Developers are Turning to Ultra-powerful Workstations for More Creative Freedom at Less Cost,” from Dell Technologies discusses why developers are turning to ultra-powerful workstations for more creative freedom at less cost. Research shows that large and small companies alike are using  powerful workstations with even more powerful graphic processing units (GPUs) as integral parts of their artificial intelligence infrastructure.

insideHPC Guide to HPC/AI for Energy – Part 4

In this technology guide sponsored by our friends over at Dell Technologies, we take a deep dive into how the team of Dell Technologies and AMD is working to provide solutions for a wide array of needs for more strategic cultivation of oil and gas energy reserves. We’ll explore how the dynamic confluence of HPC and AI is now considered essential to any organization involved in energy exploration and the process of bringing the resulting energy resources to market.

insideHPC Guide to QCT Platform-on-Demand Designed for Converged Workloads

In this insideHPC technology guide, “insideHPC Guide to QCT Platform-on-Demand Designed for Converged Workloads,”as we’ll see, by relying on open source software and the latest high performance/low cost system architectures, it is possible to build scalable hybrid on-premises solutions that satisfy the needs of converged HPC/AI workloads while being robust and easily manageable.

Where to Go and What to Do at Virtual SC20: These HPC Experts Give Guidance

As you plan for next week’s Virtual SC20, we thought it would be helpful to ask four HPC industry experts for guidance regarding the sessions, trends, news and other highlights worthy of your attention coming out of what one of our panelists, Dr. Thomas Sterling of the University of Indiana (and of Beowulf cluster pioneering fame), described as “a diverse and rich” program agenda.

insideHPC Guide to AI and HPC in Media & Entertainment – Part 2

In this white paper sponsored by our friends over at Dell Technologies, we take a look at AI and HPC in Media & Entertainment where an increasing demand for digital media content creates need for faster rendering options. The ongoing increase in the use of visual effects (VFX) and computer-generated imagery (CGI) and animation in digital content media creation for television, movies, and streaming services has accelerated the amount of material that requires rendering, from a workstation to a data center render farm environment.

insideHPC Special Report: HPC and AI for the Era of Genomics – Part 3

This special report sponsored by Dell Technologies, takes a deep dive into HPC and AI for life sciences in the era of genomics. The report also highlights a lineup of Ready Solutions created by Dell Technologies which are highly optimized and tuned hardware and software stacks for a variety of industries. The Ready Solutions for HPC Life Sciences have been designed to speed time to production, improve performance with purpose-built solutions, and scale easier with modular building blocks for capacity and performance.

San Diego Supercomputer Center Leverages Bright Cluster Manager in New Expanse Supercomputer

Bright Computing, a global leader in Linux Cluster automation and management software for HPC and machine learning, announced that the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego will be using Bright Cluster Manager to manage the facility’s newest supercomputer, called ‘Expanse’. The Bright Cluster Manager software platform will enable Expanse to balance and manage resource diversity across virtually all domains of their science and engineering users, maximizing resource utilization and increasing workload efficiency for research scientists across the country and beyond.

Video: Evolving Cyberinfrastructure, Democratizing Data, and Scaling AI to Catalyze Research Breakthroughs

Nick Nystrom from the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “The Artificial Intelligence and Big Data group at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center converges Artificial Intelligence and high performance computing capabilities, empowering research to grow beyond prevailing constraints. The Bridges supercomputer is a uniquely capable resource for empowering research by bringing together HPC, AI and Big Data.”

AMD Wins Slot in Latest NVIDIA A100 Machine Learning System

Today AMD demonstrated continued momentum in HPC with NVIDIA’s announcement that 2nd Generation AMD EPYC 7742 processors will power their new DGX A100 dedicated AI and Machine Learning system. AMD has an impressive set of HPC wins in the past year, and has been chosen by the DOE to power two pending exascale-class supercomputers, Frontier and El Capitan. “2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors are the first and only current x86-architecture server processor supporting PCIe 4.0, providing up to 128 lanes of I/O, per processor for high performance computing and connections to other devices like GPUs.”

New NVIDIA DGX A100 Packs Record 5 Petaflops of AI Performance for Training, Inference, and Data Analytics

Today NVIDIA unveiled the NVIDIA DGX A100 AI system, delivering 5 petaflops of AI performance and consolidating the power and capabilities of an entire data center into a single flexible platform. “DGX A100 systems integrate eight of the new NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs, providing 320GB of memory for training the largest AI datasets, and the latest high-speed NVIDIA Mellanox HDR 200Gbps interconnects.”