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Job of the Week: Senior Linux System Administrator at Yale

Yale University is seeking a Sr. Linux System Administrator in our Job of the Week. “In this role, you will work as a Linux senior administrator in ITS Systems Administration. Provide leadership in Linux server administration, for mission-critical services in a dynamic, 24/7 production data center environment.”

NVIDIA P100 GPUs come to Google Cloud Platform

Today the good folks at the Google Compute Platform announced the availability of NVIDIA GPUs in the Cloud for multiple geographies. Cloud GPUs can accelerate workloads such as machine learning training and inference, geophysical data processing, simulation, seismic analysis, molecular modeling, genomics and many more high performance compute use cases. “Today, we’re happy to make some massively parallel announcements for Cloud GPUs. First, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) gets another performance boost with the public launch of NVIDIA P100 GPUs in beta.

GigaSpaces Simplifies Artificial Intelligence Development with Intel BigDL

“BigDL’s efficient large-scale distributed deep learning framework, built on Apache Spark, expands the accessibility of deep learning to a broader range of big data users and data scientists,” said Michael Greene, Vice President, Software and Services Group, General Manager, System Technologies and Optimization, Intel Corporation. “The integration with GigaSpaces’ in-memory insight platform, InsightEdge, unifies fast-data analytics, artificial intelligence, and real-time applications in one simplified, affordable, and efficient analytics stack.”

Slidecast: How Optalysis Accelerates FFTs with Optical Processing

In this RichReport slidecast, Dr. Nick New from Optalysis describes how the company’s optical processing technology delivers accelerated performance for FFTs and Bioinformatics. “Our prototype is on track to achieve game-changing improvements to process times over current methods whilst providing high levels of accuracy that are associated with the best software processes.”

New HPC for Materials Program to Help American Industry

Earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced a new high-performance computing initiative that will help U.S. industry accelerate the development of new or improved materials for use in severe environments. “The High Performance Computing for Materials Program will provide opportunities for our industry partners to access the high-performance computing capabilities and expertise of DOE’s national labs as they work to create and improve technologies that combat extreme conditions,” said Secretary Perry.

Intel Parallel Studio XE 2018 For Demanding HPC Applications

“For those that develop HPC applications, there are usually two main areas that must be considered. The first is the translation of the algorithm, whether simulation based, physics based or pure research into the code that a modern computer system can run. A second challenge is how to move from the implementation of an algorithm to the performance that takes advantage of modern CPUs and accelerators.”

Yokohama City University Installs Cray XC50-AC Supercomputer for Life Sciences

Today Cray announced that the Yokohama City University in Japan has put a Cray XC50-AC supercomputer into production. Located in the University’s Advanced Medical Research Center, the new Cray supercomputer will power computational drug-discovery research used in the design of new medicines. The University will also use its Cray system to conduct atomic-level molecular simulations of proteins, nucleic acids, and other complexes.

Freshly Funded Optalysys Optical Processing to Speed Genomics

Optalysys, a start-up pioneering the development of light-speed optical coprocessors, today announced the company raised 3.95 million U.S. dollars from angel investors. Optalysys will use the funds to manufacture the first commercially available high-performance computing processor based on its patented optical processing technology.

HPE to Bundle Altair PBS Pro Workload Manager

Today Altair announced a multi-year original equipment manufacturing (OEM) agreement with HPE. This agreement represents an expansion of the long-term partnership between HPE and SGI (whom HPE recently acquired). HPE will now be able to include Altair’s PBS Professional workload manager and job scheduler on all of HPE’s high performance computing (HPC) systems, ensuring scalability of price and performance as system sizes and CPU-core counts continue to increase.

Preferred Networks in Japan Deploys 4.7 Petaflop Supercomputer for Deep Learning

Today Preferred Networks announced the launch of a private supercomputer designed to facilitate research and development of deep learning, including autonomous driving and cancer diagnosis. The new 4.7 Petaflop machine is one of the most powerful to be developed by the private sector in Japan and is equipped with NTT Com and NTTPC’s GPU platform, and contains 1,024 NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPUs.

DeepL Deployes 5 Petaflop Supercomputer at Verne Global in Iceland

Today Verne Global announced that DeepL has deployed its 5.1 petaFLOPS supercomputer in its campus in Iceland. Designed to support DeepL’s artificial intelligence driven, neural network translation service, this supercomputer is viewed by many as the world’s most accurate and natural-sounding machine translation service. “We are seeing growing interest from companies using AI tools, such as deep neural network (DNN) applications, to revolutionize how they move their businesses forward, create change, and elevate how we work, live and communicate.”