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How DMTF and Redfish Ease System Administration

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community meeting, Alan Sill from Texas Tech University describes how DMTF and the Redfish project will ease system administration for HPC clusters. “DMTF’s Redfish is a standard API designed to deliver simple and secure management for converged, hybrid IT and the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). An open industry standard specification and schema, Redfish specifies a RESTful interface and utilizes defined JSON payloads – usable by existing client applications and browser-based GUI.”

Why the World is Starting to look like a Giant HPC Cluster

“AI, machine learning, is not a (traditional) HPC workload. However, it takes an HPC machine to do it. If you look at HPC, generally, you take a model or things like that, you turn it into an extraordinarily large amount of data, and then you go find some information for that data. Machine learning, on the other hand, takes an extraordinarily large amount of information and collapses it into an idea or a model.”

Where Ready Nodes are the Optimal Choice

The perennial question for IT asset acquisition is whether to build or consume, and there is no ‘one size fits all’ answer to the question. Individual components provide the maximum flexibility, but also require the maximum of self support. Reference architectures provide the recipe and guidance, but the customer still has the responsibility for making the system work.

Network Switch Configuration with Dell EMC Ready Nodes

Storage networks are constantly evolving. From traditional Fibre Channel to IP-based storage networks, each technology has its place in the data center. IP-based storage solutions have two main network topologies to choose from based on the technology and administration requirements. Dedicated storage network topology, shared leaf-spine network, software defined storage, and iSCSI SAN are all supported. Hybrid network architectures are common, but add to the complexity.

Determining Where & How to Adopt Machine Learning Technology

The is the final entry in a five-part insideHPC series that takes an in-depth look at how machine learning, deep learning and AI are being used in the energy industry. Read on for help determining where and how to adopt machine learning technology in your business. 

How Microsoft is Moving Forward with HPC in the Cloud

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting, Tim Carroll from Microsoft describes how the company is working with Dell EMC to move AI and HPC workloads to the Cloud. “The Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack is a hybrid cloud platform for delivering infrastructure and platform as a service (IaaS and PaaS) with a consistent Azure experience on-premises and in the public cloud. Organizations can access, create, and share application services securely across Azure and Azure Stack for both HPC & AI applications.”

Networking Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes

Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes are built on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, which provide the storage density and compute power to maximize the benefits of Storage Spaces Direct. “They leverage the advanced feature sets in Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition to deploy a scalable hyper-converged infrastructure solution with Hyper-V and Storage Spaces Direct. And for Microsoft server environments, S2D scales to 16 nodes in a cluster, and is a kernel-loadable module, (with no RDMA iWarp or RoCE needed) which is a low risk approach to implementing an S2D cluster.”

Computing Environments Options for Energy Exploration and Monitoring

This is the fourth entry in a five-part insideHPC series that takes an in-depth look at how machine learning, deep learning and AI are being used in the energy industry. Read on to learn more about computing environments options for energy exploration and monitoring. 

Dell EMC HPC and AI Innovation Lab Moves to Liquid Cooling with CoolIT Systems

Today CoolIT Systems announced the deployment of a new liquid cooled HPC system at Dell EMC HPC and AI Innovation Lab in Round Rock, Texas. “By providing the opportunity to witness liquid cooling in action, Dell EMC allows customers to assess configuration options and performance capabilities before taking the next step to implementation,” said Patrick McGinn, VP Product Marketing & Business Development at CoolIT Systems. “CoolIT is proud to enable PowerEdge servers with liquid cooling to support higher wattage processors for increased performance, energy efficiency and rack-level density in today’s modern data centers.”

Atos and Dell EMC Centre of Excellence coming to Supercomputing Wales

Today Atos announced a new contract with Supercomputing Wales, the national supercomputing research facility for Wales that will result in a world-first Atos and Dell EMC supercomputing Centre of Excellence. This partnership will provide high performance computing facilities and big data research capabilities to a consortium of universities in Wales including Cardiff, Swansea, Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities. “We are thrilled to be part of such an important partnership to help continue the great work already being carried out by universities across Wales,” said Richard Rawcliffe, Vice President, UK Public Sector, Dell EMC.