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IDC: DDN is Fastest Growing Supplier of All-Flash Arrays

Today DDN announced that it has leaped into the rankings of major all-flash array vendors as tracked by IDC over the first half of 2019. Through organic growth, investment in recent acquisitions and the closing of the transaction with Western Digital for the IntelliFlash business unit, DDN built an all-flash array portfolio which grew at a much larger percentage (78.7%) than rivals such as Dell Technologies, NetApp, Pure Storage and IBM. “It is increasingly critical for organizations to connect the right data to the right compute over the right interface at the right time. Our products and services are engineered to excel across all platforms and all providers, simultaneously. No one else in the marketplace delivers such a degree of data management freedom, flexibility and scalability.”

Full Roundup: SC19 Booth Tour Videos from insideHPC

Now that SC19 is behind us, it’s time to gather our booth tour videos in one place. Throughout the course of the show, insideHPC talked to dozens of HPC innovators showcasing the very latest in hardware, software, and cooling technologies.

Video: GigaIO Optimizes FabreX Fabric with GPU Sharing and Composition Technology

In this video from SC19, Alan Benjamin from GigaIO describes how the company’s FabreX Architecture integrates computing, storage ans I/O into a single-system cluster PCIe-based fabric for flawless server-to-server communication and true cluster scale networking. “At the show, GigaIO announced the FabreX implementation of GPU Direct RDMA (GDR) technology, accelerating communication for GPU storage devices with the industry’s highest throughput and lowest latency.”

WekaIO Rocks the IO500 at SC19

In this video from SC19, Charla Bunton-Johnson & Mat Gruen from WekaIO describe the company’s high performance shared file system and how they closely with industry-leading technology resellers, distributors, service providers, and integrators to maximize performance and business opportunity. “At the show, Weka announced that it has been awarded the first-place ranking on the IO-500 Challenge, rankings that compare storage systems that work in tandem with the world’s largest supercomputers. The Weka File System (WekaFS) running on AWS set a record on the IO-500 benchmark.

IBM Powers AiMos Supercomputer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The most powerful supercomputer to debut on the November 2019 Top500 ranking of supercomputers will be unveiled today at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Computational Innovations (CCI). Part of a collaboration between IBM, Empire State Development (ESD), and NY CREATES, the eight petaflop IBM POWER9-equipped AI supercomputer is configured to help enable users to explore new AI applications and accelerate economic development from New York’s smallest startups to its largest enterprises.

Video: TMGcore Showcases Immersive Cooling for HPC at SC19

In this video from SC19, Taylor Monnig from TMGcore describes OTTO, a completely automated, self-contained, two-phase liquid immersion-cooled data center platform that features a closed loop system, uses zero water and is a tenth of the size of a traditional data center. By using OTTO, clients can cut operational costs by 80 percent while receiving ten times more processing power per square foot.

Microway Showcases HPC & AI Solutions at SC19

In this video from SC19, Eliot Eshelman from Microway describes the company’s innovative solutions for HPC & AI. As Deep Learning enters the mainstream, NVIDIA DGX solutions from Microway are uniquely positioned to provide the best performance when training neural networks and running production-scale classification workloads. Also new is the new AI – ANYWHERE solution, which provides complete AI-ready infrastructure, within a self-contained, high density, modular DDC data center platform.”

2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors Demonstrate Amazing HPC Performance

In this guest article, our friends at Intel discuss how benchmarks show key workloads average 31% better on Intel Xeon Platinum 9282 than AMD EYPC “Rome” 7742. Intel analysis provides strong evidence that the 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processor (Cascade Lake “CLX”) architecture provides dramatic performance for real-world workloads. An impressive array of benchmarks shows 2S systems built with Intel’s 56 core processors (Intel Xeon Platinum 9282 processor) solidly ahead of systems built with AMD’s 64 core processors (AMD EYPC 7742).

Sawtooth Supercomputer from HPE Comes to Idaho National Lab

A powerful new supercomputer arrived this week at Idaho National Laboratory’s Collaborative Computing Center. The machine has the power to run complex modeling and simulation applications, which are essential to developing next-generation nuclear technologies. “Named after a central Idaho mountain range, Sawtooth arrives in December and will be available to users early next year. The $19.2 million system ranks #37 on the 2019 Top500 fastest supercomputers in the world. That is the highest ranking reached by an INL supercomputer. Of 102 new systems added to the list in the past six months, only three were faster than Sawtooth.”

Verne Global Offers Sustainable HPC in the Cloud

In this video from SC19, Tate Cantrell from Verne Global describes how the company delivers sustainable HPC in the Cloud. “Verne Global delivers true high performance computing solutions in an optimized environment, built upon renewable resources. Our expert team provides full life-cycle support to enable maximum performance and flexibility for customer workloads, whilst offering significant cost savings.”