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UberCloud Publishes Compendium Of CFD Case Studies

If you are considering moving some of your HPC workload to the Cloud, nothing leads the way like a good set of case studies in your scientific domain. To this end, our good friends at the UberCloud have published their Compendium Of Case Studies In Computational Fluid Dynamics. The document includes 36 CFD case studies summarizing HPC Cloud projects that the UberCloud has performed together with the engineering community over the last six years.

ISC 2019 Keynote to focus on Algorithms of Life

Today the ISC 2019 conference announced that their keynote will be delivered by Professor Ivo Sbalzarini, who will speak to an audience of 3500 attendees about the pivotal role high performance computing plays in the field of systems biology. Under the title, The Algorithms of Life – Scientific Computing for Systems Biology, Sbalzarini will discuss how HPC is being used as a tool for scientific investigation and for hypothesis testing, as well as a more fundamental way to think about problems in systems biology.

OSS Introduces World’s First PCIe Gen 4 Backplane at GTC

Today One Stop Systems introduced the world’s first PCIe Gen 4 backplane. “Delivering the high performance required by edge applications necessitates PCIe interconnectivity traveling on the fast data highway between high-speed processors, NVMe storage and compute accelerators using GPUs or application specific FPGAs,” continued Cooper. “‘AI on the Fly’ applications naturally demand this capability, like the government mobile shelter application we announced earlier this year.”

European Commission Funds 10 Centers of Excellence for HPC

The European Commission has approved a multi-million funding program for developing applications in High Performance Computing. The funds will be used to help build HPC Centers of Excellence in 10 member countries. From computing the reduction of noise and fuel for passenger airplanes to assessing the effects of climate change – Applications in High Performance […]

Characteristics of Remote Persistent Memory – Performance, Capacity, or Locality?

Paul Grun from Cray gave this talk at the OpenFabrics Workshop in Austin. “Persistent Memory exhibits several interesting characteristics including persistence, capacity and others. These (sometimes)competing characteristics may require system and server architects to make tradeoffs in system architecture. In this session, we explore some of those tradeoffs and take an early look at the emerging use cases for Remote Persistent Memory and how those may impact network architecture and API design.”

TACC to power HSM Archives with Quantum Corp Tape Libraries

Today Quantum Corp. announced the Texas Advanced Computing Center has selected Quantum StorNext as their archive file system, with a Quantum Scalar i6000 tape library providing dedicated Hierarchical Storage Management. “Our ability to archive data is vital to TACC’s success, and the combination of StorNext as our archive file system managing Quantum hybrid storage, Scalar tape and our DDN primary disk will enable us to meet our commitments to the talented researchers who depend on TACC now and in the future,” said Tommy Minyard, Director of Advanced Computing at TACC.

New Inspur AI Server Supports Eight NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs

Today Inspur announced that their new NF5488M5 high-density AI server supports eight NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs in a 4U form factor. “The rapid development of AI keeps increasing the requirements for computing performance and flexibility of AI infrastructure. The NF5488M5 help users shorten AI model development cycles, and accelerate AI technology innovation and application development.”

Podcast: How Lenovo Intelligent Computing Orchestration is Simplifying HPC & AI

In this Intel on Ai Podcast, Dr. David Ellison from Lenovo describes the Lenovo Intelligent Computing Orchestration (LiCO). “Dr. Ellison explains how LiCO accelerates artificial intelligence training and traditional high performance computing (HPC) deployment by providing a single software solution that simplifies resource management and the use of a cluster environment. He discusses an exciting real-world deployment where data scientists use LiCO to help analyze satellite images of crop fields to drive drought prevention and increase food security.”

Pure Storage Unveils NVIDIA-Powered Ai Solutions

“The all-new hyperscale configuration of AI-Ready Infrastructure (AIRI) from Pure Storage is designed to deliver supercomputing capabilities for enterprises that pioneer real-world AI initiatives and have grown beyond the capabilities of AI-ready solutions available in the market today. Built jointly with the leaders of AI supercomputing, NVIDIA and Mellanox, hyperscale AIRI delivers multiple racks of NVIDIA DGX-1 and DGX-2 systems with both Infiniband and Ethernet fabrics as interconnect options. In addition, Pure Storage announced FlashStackTM for AI, a solution built jointly with Cisco and NVIDIA to bring AI within reach for every enterprise.”

Accelerating TensorFlow with RDMA for High-Performance Deep Learning

Xiaoyi Lu from Ohio State University gave this talk at the 2019 OpenFabrics Workshop in Austin. “Google’s TensorFlow is one of the most popular Deep Learning (DL) frameworks. We propose a unified way of achieving high performance through enhancing the gRPC runtime with Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) technology on InfiniBand and RoCE. Through our proposed RDMAgRPC design, TensorFlow only needs to run over the gRPC channel and gets the optimal performance.”