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Making Storage Bigger on the Inside

This sponsored post from HPE delves into how tools like HPE Data Management Framework are working to make HPC storage “bigger on the inside” and streamline data workflows. “DMF seamlessly moves data between tiers, whether they’re “hot” tiers based on flash storage, “warm” tiers based on hard drives or “cold tiers based on tape.”

The Rising AI Tide in HPC – Are You Ready?

This guest article from Dr. Bhushan Desam, Lenovo’s Director, Global Artificial Intelligence Business covers how new HPC tools like Lenovo’s LiCO (Lenovo Intelligent Computing Orchestration) are working to address the growing popularity of AI in HPC and to simplify the convergence of HPC and AI. 

Cloud and Enterprise Adopting HPC-proven CPU-based Interactive, Photorealistic Rendering

The TACC Frontera supercomputer, which will become the fastest academic supercomputer in the United States when it becomes operational in 2019, will rely on CPUs for visualization. “The ability to run and visualize anywhere with SDVis solutions, regardless of the scale of the visualization task and without requiring specialized hardware for interactive response, is the reason HPC centers no longer need to procure GPUs for visualization clusters.”

Intel Performance Libraries Accelerate Python Performance for HPC and Data Science

Python is now the most popular programming language, according to IEEE Spectrum’s fifth annual interactive ranking of programming languages, ahead of C++ and C. Recent Intel Distributions for Python show that real HPC performance can be achieved with compilers and library packages optimized for the latest Intel architectures. Moreover, the library packages targeted for big data analysis and numerical computation included in this distribution now support scaling for multi-core and many-core processors as well as distributed cluster and cloud infrastructures.

The Right Terminations for Reliable Liquid Cooling in HPC

Liquid cooling for HPCs is increasingly common. With expensive electronics at stake, understanding the components in liquid cooling systems is critical. This article details what to look for when seeking the optimal termination for connectors—a way to help ensure leak-free performance.

How AI is Changing the Media & Entertainment Industry

This insideHPC guide series explores how artificial intelligence is revolutionizing and evolving the media and entertainment industries. To get things started, this post offers up an overview of how AI is impacting the entertainment industry and the future of these sectors. 

Architectural Considerations for AI Workloads in Technical Computing

New workloads in machine learning and analytics have placed significant burdens on traditional HPC systems. This guest post explores how HPE, Intel and WekaIO are working together to solve potential I/O bottlenecks in machine learning and AI workloads. 

Scale Your HPC Environment for AI Workloads

In this guest post, Intel Data Center Group’s Trish Damkroger covers how to scale your HPC environment for AI workloads. “Intel’s HPC interoperable framework assists developers with tools to modernize applications for advanced workloads and support for development languages like Python, C++, and Fortran.”

NVMe SSDs and DRAM for High Performing Mixed Workloads

This guest article from Kingston Technology covers how NVMe SSDs and DRAM are being used for high performing mixed workloads. 

Virtualization Adds Value, Benefits to HPC Environments

VMware explores the concepts of virtual throughput clusters and CPU overcommitment with VMware vSphere to create multitenant and agile virtual HPC computing environments.