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Cray to build Big Red 200 Supercomputer for Indiana University

Today Cray announced that Indiana University has selected a Cray Shasta supercomputing system to advance the use of AI across diverse research fields at the university. ” We’ve entered an age where AI is poised to transform the future of many industries–from healthcare to cybersecurity–and we’re confident the latest technology from Cray will meet our needs for a computing infrastructure that will build on the promise of AI in Indiana.”

The Convergence of HPC & AI: Why it’s Great for Supercomputing and the Enterprise

By the end of 2019, worldwide AI spend is expected to reach $35 billion and more than double by 2022, according to IDC. While AI market projections may be speculative, there’s a general consensus the investment will be significant and the impact will be transformative. Lenovo explores innovation at the convergence of HPC and AI, including early detection of prostate cancer, mitigating the impact of deforestation, preventing visual impairment and more. 

Microway Deploys NVIDIA DGX-2 Supercomputer at Clemson University

Today Microway announced the company has shipped a NVIDIA DGX-2 supercomputer to Clemson University. “The NVIDIA DGX-2 delivers industry-leading 2 petaFLOPS of AI deep learning performance. The system harnesses the power of 16 NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs, fully interconnected with the enhanced-bandwidth NVIDIA NVLink interface to boost the speed of deep learning training.”

Welcome to ISC High Performance 2019

In this special guest feature, Martin Meuer and Thomas Meuer set the stage for the ISC High Performance conference, which takes place June 16-20 in Frankfurt. “The opening keynote also reflects our devotion to raising the level scientific research that is presented at the conference. Our commitment to this goal and the academic program, in general, has helped make ISC High Performance a showcase for some of the best HPC-backed research in the world.”

Supermicro teams with WekaIO for Deep Learning Performance Density

The BigTwin Server featuring WekaFS offering is a milestone in our relationship with Supermicro,” said Barbara Murphy, Vice President of Marketing at WekaIO. “The solution is already in use by many customers with deep learning applications and exceeding expectations for performance and value. By offering this preconfigured solution with Supermicro, we’ll be able to simplify the customers’ acquisition experience.”

Storage Advances for HPC and AI

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Robert Roe looks at storage technologies being developed to suit both AI and HPC workloads. “While AI may steal the headlines, HPC is still generating advances in storage technology. Cloud environments have made significant progress over the last five to ten years, going from what was seen as fringe or niche technology to a much more ubiquitous platform, particularly with the advances made by cloud giants such as Google and Amazon.”

Converging Workflows Pushing Converged Software onto HPC Platforms

Are we witnessing the convergence of HPC, big data analytics, and AI? Once, these were separate domains, each with its own system architecture and software stack, but the data deluge is driving their convergence. Traditional big science HPC is looking more like big data analytics and AI, while analytics and AI are taking on the flavor of HPC.

NVIDIA EGX Accelerates AI on TYAN Edge Server

Today TYAN announced that it is teaming with NVIDIA to integrate the NVIDIA EGX platform with its Thunder SX TN76-B7102 edge server, completing TYAN’s GPU server product line. “NVIDIA EGX provides the missing link for low-latency AI computing at the edge with an advanced, light-compute platform, reducing the amount of data that needs to be pushed to the cloud.”

HPC Powers Evolution of Defects for Superconductors

Researchers are using supercomputers to introduce and assess the impact of different configurations of defects on the performance of a superconductor. “When people think of targeted evolution, they might think of people who breed dogs or horses,” said Argonne materials scientist Andreas Glatz, the corresponding author of the study. ​“Ours is an example of materials by design, where the computer learns from prior generations the best possible arrangement of defects.”

Forum Teratec to Spotlight HPC, AI, and Digital Transformation in Europe

Registration is now open for the Forum Teratec in France. The event takes place June 11-12 in Palaiseau. “The Forum Teratec is the premier international meeting for all players in HPC, Simulation, Big Data and Machine Learning (AI). It is a unique place of exchange and sharing for professionals in the sector. Come and discover the innovations that will revolutionize practices in industry and in many other fields of activity.”